Category Archives: Life

A Whisper in Her Ear

An infant child grew silent,

At the whispering in her ear.

She felt an angel’s presence,

Oh, so very near.

 

The sound was so melodic,

A song so near her heart.

She felt the subtle murmuring,

And knew her life would start.

 

When a child is born,

They know the words of God.

But all too soon the whispering,

Is lost in a world that’s flawed.

 

If you listen carefully,

With your heart and mind,

You might hear His whispers,

Coming from behind.

 

Live your life with purpose,

With kindness and thought.

And you will find your journey,

Is all that you’ve been taught.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Plan or Not To Plan

This is a Blast from my Past. I still think it holds true even today. I hope you enjoy it. Previously posted on March 11, 2018.

A friend of mine made a comment the other day that I have been pondering ever since I heard it. He said that ‘a bad plan was better than no plan’.  Now he is a military man so perhaps in that context it might be true.   An intelligent person can always modify a plan on the fly. Thereby changing a bad plan into a good plan.  But using the same rationale: couldn’t one create a plan, on the move, to suit the circumstances of the moment?

My first reaction was that I don’t have a plan. Or rather I make things up as I go along. I like spontaneity and the titillation of not knowing what’s coming next. But then isn’t that idea just a very loose plan?  I’ve been talking myself in circles. On one hand having no plan can leave one floundering with no idea, no concept of how to move forward. On the other hand having no plan could mean that you’re open to create the circumstances you wish while not being constrained by any artificial restraints of your ‘plan’.  Are you confused yet? I am.

Some people enjoy the regimentation of everything being planned to the minutia. Others, myself included, love the instability and challenges that can creep up when you’re not too tightly organized. When I was traveling I made sure I had a plan for getting to my destination and I was aware of my options once I was there but I liked to make any decisions when I opened my eyes in the morning. I liked to be able to change my plans at a second’s notice. I liked the challenge of not knowing what’s around the corner and then reacting to it.

Now isn’t that what life is all about? I am sure my parents had plans for me as a child and worked towards my being a competent adult. I think they did their job well. I of course may be biased in that! But I am a thinking adult. I make my own decisions and I’m capable of reacting to the world around me. I enjoy that aspect. Someone once said that everyone should do one thing a day that terrifies them. I like that idea. I might not do it everyday but I do not shy away from that which frightens me. Except for snakes. Oh my good heavens I am so shying away!!!

Whatever kind of person you are, planner, non-planner or a combination of the two, I think we all have the same goal:  to enjoy life, you’ve only got one!

 

The Albatross

 

I was walking down the street,

With nary a thought in mind.

When I spied an Albatross,

Flashing his behind.

 

He raised his head and looked at me,

Perhaps he’s asking who?

So I will do my very best,

And try to think this through.

 

He seemed to be considering,

What I do not know.

So I approached him warily,

My curiosity in tow.

 

He turned around and cocked his eye,

He’s giving me a look.

As if to say:  he’s thinking,

And I am on the hook!

 

He took a step and shook his head,

It seems he’s changed his mind,

Then he takes a running leap,

And I am left behind.

 

With gentle grace he soars above,

High among the clouds,

I am left so far below,

Just one amongst the crowds.

 

Now I think back fondly,

Of the gift that was bestowed.

Of a gentle creature,

Who for a moment slowed.