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Follow Your Dream

Follow your dream.

Take one step at a time, don't settle for less,

Just continue to climb.

Follow your dream.

If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of

your goal press to the top.

For only on top can we see the whole view,

Can we see what we've done and what we

can do;

Can we then have the vision to seek something new,

Press on and follow your dream.

Amanda Bradley ©

If I knew you and you knew me

If I knew you and you knew me,

If both of us could clearly see,

And with an inner sight divine,

The meaning of your heart and mine,

I'm sure that we would differ less,

And clasp our hands in friendliness;

Our thoughts would pleasantly agree,

If I knew you and you knew me.

Nixon Waterman ©

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead__ Walk beside me, and just be my friend." ~ Albert Camus ~


You ask me why that I believe

in someone I have never seen.

My friend you just need to look around

It's all through nature His love abounds.

The Bible we have has gone through time.

He tells us His plan so please don't be blind

Can't you feel His presence at a quiet stream

or feel His warmth to watch a baby dream?

He's always with us to comfort our fears..

Don't you call Him when troubles are near?

If you don't believe just who do you call

when your burdens are heavy and worries fall?

How do you think that need was supplied

just in time when you laid there and cried?

He sees and listens even if you don't care.

He's ready to help and your heart to repair.

So call to Him I know that He's near.

He's knocking at your door, can't you hear?

Linda Sue Etling

Every time I Hear a New Born baby Cry_ Or Touch a Leaf or See the Sky_ Then I know Why I Believe. . . . . . . . . . Blessed Lord !

Words of Wisdom

One cannot live another’s life

Choose their interests or make their decisions Carry their problems or determine their outcome.

Each person has the power of choice

Interests of theirs are different to ours. Decisions? They know what’s right for them

We can pick them up and sometimes not

in this rest that God knows our future.

Remember these things sometimes with

your children

They’re on loan to us and make their way

Provide for them a nice environment

And be the best friend you can.

Janet Vargas © June 2012

The Power of Choice

Life is full of Choices and voices

voices to do this and do that

Think for yourself and give them the sack.

I have the power of choice to lift my voice

to have my say along life's way.

I will decide what's Good for me

to make a better reality.

Yes, with my choices I'll be wise

I'll find less often the need to confide.

I will not settle for less

than what life can offer me

more of the best.

I think I will start today.

Janet Vargas © July 2013

Don't let life make you defenseless

but rather, let Courage make you relentless. Follow the direction of your dreams.

Keep your mind Free from worry...

let your Faith be seen. ©

Beating Procrastination

I put things off and I put things off

that's not the way I'll get things done.

I know what I will do__

I will put a timer on

and work till it goes off

and see how much I've done.

I'll see what I've accomplished

and it will stir me to do more.

Yes increasing my expectations

a cause for celebration.

Putting things off causes stress

because I'm not at my best.

I think I will reward myself

and if that does'nt work

I think I'll cry for HELP!

Janet Vargas © June 2012

You're supposed to laugh - a lot of people

can relate with that:)

Words of Comfort

Re People and Life

People are people__ and that is true

They don't always show in their manner

that I like/love you.

Sometimes they're thoughtless but not with intent.

Sometimes they make you discontent

by their words or their actions

but they have no idea__

you were truly offended but sometimes dear.

Take these encouragements friends of mine

people are not considerate all the time.

So if you're feeling poorly

then there is surely

A Friend of friends who stands by you.

His Name is Jesus. . . . . . . 24/7

Janet Vargas © May 2012

Giving is the Key to Living

Every day is a reason for giving

And giving is the key to living....

So let us give ourselves away

Not just today but every day.

And remember, a kind and thoughtful deed

Or a hand outstretched in a time of need

Is the rarest of gifts for it is a part

Not of the purse but a loving heart....

And he who gives of himself will find

True JOY of heart and PEACE of mind.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Happy Monday

Happy Monday, this is a new week

An opportunity of improving on last week

Start this week on a happy note__

It will make a difference to your frame of mind

And the way you go through the rest of the week.

“Include some sunshine in your day”

Janet Vargas © June 2012

Shaking Lethargy on Summer's Day

Don't be lazy, get up and LIVE

Don't LET your DAY go through a sieve

It's true that today won't come again

So live each day not just now and then

VENTURE something Great or Small

It will make you feel 10 FEET TALL!

Janet Vargas © Oct 2012

Live Today

Today is the 1st day of the rest of your life

The past is behind you__

So are mistakes, offenses and failures

They are only present if relived today.

Start a day optimistically

And you will glide through the day

Your focus and state of mind

Will make all the difference!

See how you can apply some of these

things to your day.

Janet Vargas © June 2012

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. Maya Angelou

Recipe for a Nice Day

Including God in my thoughts

Adds substance to my day

I feel different when He is near.

More things are accomplished in a glad

state of mind.

Considering others makes me pleased

I’ve lived today.

Would you like to try my recipe?

Janet Vargas © June 2012

Be Encouraged

Too many people overvalue

what they are not

and undervalue what they are.

Malcolm S. Forbes

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."

Jim Rohn

"If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves"

Thomas A. Edison

Quality in each Day

We have meals 3x a day

How often do we have a laugh

A thought for prayer or praise

Or a moment of composure?

How different each day would be.

Janet Vargas © June 2012


Someone watches over me

Someone sweet, and dear

Sometimes he seems so far away,

And yet, so very near.

When my soul is weary

From the beaten paths I've trod,

He whispers oh, so gently,

"Be still for I am God."

by Vickie Lambdin


I know not by what methods rare,

But this I know, God answers prayer.

I know that He has given His word,

Which tells me prayer is always heard,

And will be answered, soon or late;

And so I pray, and calmly wait.

I know not if the blessing sought

Will come in just the way I thought,

But leave my prayers with Him alone.

Whose will is wiser than my own,

Assured that He will grant my quest,

Or send some answer far more blest.

by Eliza M. Hickok


"Walk a little slower, Daddy,"

said a child so small.

"I'm following in your footsteps

and I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,

Sometimes they're hard to see;

So walk a little slower, Daddy,

For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,

You're what I want to be;

Then I will have a little child

Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,

And know that I was true;

So, walk a little slower, Daddy,

For I must follow you."

~ Author Unknown

In Us All

In a world full of wonder

In a sleep full of dreams

In a heart full of laughter

In us all, it would seem In the awe of a rainbow

In the clouds floating by

In soft ocean breezes

In us all, you and I In the song of a sparrow

As it welcomes the sun

In the mist of the morning

In us all, every one In the Earth beneath us

In the heavens above

At the core of our being

In us all, there is love.

Dan Coppersmith ©

The Secret of Life

Make the most of who and what you have

yes celebrate them, let your heart be glad.

When your cup is not empty but it's half full

it makes you at times feel 10 feet tall.

Just to know this secret as you go through life

can minimize worry and lesson strife.

Think of good things each day you wake

you'll have good reflections when it is late.

You can fill your heart with joyful songs

when you learn this secret

be sure to keep it in celebration

your whole life long.

Janet Vargas © Dec 2012

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou


Nothing is impossible

With the Lord in our lives

He causes doors to open

So we can walk inside

To brand new opportunities

We never knew before

To a new exciting level

In our walk with the Lord

With faith in our hearts

And our hand in His hand

We can cross any canyon

And through seas on dry land

For He will make a way

As in faith our walk begins

What seems to us impossible

Is possible with Him

When feeling like it’s all too much

Remember in the past

How God had made a way for you

When you came to Him and asked

And He again will answer you

And show you so much more

As you keep on trusting Him

And walking with the Lord

Michelle S. Lowndes

South Auckland, NZ

"Action is the foundational key to all success."

~ Pablo Picasso ~

"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again." ~ James Cook ~

Someone Said

Control your thoughts and expectations, by allowing no other person to put negative limitations on your dreams. Well Done!

Showers of Blessings

Each day there are showers of

Blessings sent from the Father above,

For God is a great lavish giver,

And there is no end to His Love…

And His grace is more than sufficient,

His mercy is boundless and deep,

And His infinite blessings are countless__

And all this is given to keep

If we but seek God and find Him

And ask for a bounteous measure

Of this wholly immeasurable offering

From God’s inexhaustible treasure…

For no matter how big man’s dreams are,

God’s blessings are infinitely more,

for always God’s giving is greater

Than what man is asking for.

Helen Steiner Rice©


    God can hang the stars on high,

    Can paint the clouds that drift on by,

    Can send the sun across the sky,

    What could He do through you?


    He can send the storm through space,

    And dot with trees the mountain's face,

    If He the sparrows way can trace,

    What could he do through you?


    God can do such little things

    As count our hairs, or birds that sing,

    Control the universe that swings

    What could He do through you?

G. E. Wagoner


I said a prayer for you my friend,

That your struggles would soon end.

That you would feel God’s peace with you,

As you trust Him each day through.

I prayed that you would feel His love,

Rain down on you from up above.

I asked Him to take care of you,

Fill you with joy and laughter too.

I prayed that He would let you know,

That He will never let you go.

That He’d pour blessings down on you,

And make your grey skies turn to blue.

I prayed that God would give you rest,

And that He’d answer your request.

I asked the Lord to touch your soul,

Fill you with hope and make you whole.

My friend I prayed that you would feel,

His gentle touch reach down and heal.

I said a prayer for you my friend,

My best wishes to you I send.

Nancy Burr ~ London, Ontario

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light."

~ Jennie Jerome Churchill ~



The wind's not always at our back,

The sky is not always blue.

Sometimes we crave the things we lack,

And don't know what to do.

Sometimes life's an uphill ride,

With mountains we must climb.

At times the river's deep and wide,

And crossing takes some time.

No one said that life is easy,

There are no guarantees.

So trust the Lord continually,

On calm or stormy seas.

The challenges we face today,

Prepares us for tomorrow.

For faith takes our fears away,

And peace replaces sorrow.

~Author Unknown~

# The Power of Prayer – it solves so many problems.

# Please God – praise Him for your many blessings.

# A healthy soul has courage and hope in times of fear.

# You never have nothing to give! Everyone can give a prayer.

# I'm one of a kind, I'm God's design.

Building New Strengths and

True Riches......

Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True

Often your tasks will be many,

And more than you think you can do.

Often the road will be rugged

And the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember,

The hills ahead

Are never as steep as they seem,

And with Faith in your heart

Start upward

And climb 'til you reach your dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy

Is ever too hard to achieve

If you have the courage to try it,

And you have the faith to believe.

For faith is a force that is greater

Than knowledge or power or skill,

And many defeats turn to triumph

If you trust in God's wisdom and will.

For faith is a mover of mountains,

There's nothing that God cannot do,

So, start out today with faith in your heart,

And climb 'til your dream comes true!

Helen Steiner Rice ©

"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts." ~ Robert Schuller ~

"Those people blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel."

~ Mary Kay Ash ~


Seagulls in Flight Photo Attribution goes to

Dsevilla on Flickr..........many thanks!

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