Preheat the oven of love
-Riken Shrestha (Nepal)
Life is so short
Precious and fragile too
Each day is a gift
That’s been given to you
And I hope that each one is blessed
With love and good times
Smiles and happiness
May family and friends
Fill your world with goodness and peace
And may each morning you wake
May you know what it means
To have a little more time
To laugh and to love
To make a difference in life
May blessings be many,
And may they be yours, my friend
Because I wish you nothing but
A lifetime of happiness
One word can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream;
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald Spring.
One smile can bring a friendship,
One handclasp can lift a soul;
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One cheer can obtain a goal.
One vote can change a Nation,
One sunbeam can lift a room;
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One look can change two lives;
One kiss can make love bloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer;
One hope can raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true;
One life can make a difference,
One life is me and you….
This post is dedicated to my longtime friend Isabelle, whose beloved grandmother had passed away at a respectable age of 105.
Grandchild, please don’t mourn me I’m still here,
though you don’t see.
I’m right by your side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I’m always near,
I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart.
As long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I’ll never wander out of your sight,
I’m the brightest star on a summer night.
I’ll never be beyond your reach,
I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.
I’m the colorful leaves when Autumn’s around,
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
And you’ll see that the face in the moon is mine.
When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,
You can talk to Grandma through the Lord above you.
I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
And you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep,
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.
Just look for me, Grandchild, I’m every place!
~ Author Unknown ~
In fond memory of Monster who said goodbye to us on 02/10/14.
It doesn’t make any difference
their color or size
most dogs are very wise;
They know their limits
how to please
sometimes in fun
they really tease;
They join our lives
fill our hearts
we never ever
want to part;
Their lives are too short
for the joy they give
why do they leave
and we get to live?
– Patricia Walter