Crescendo Of Silence


How wonderful her life would be

To feel pure love her greatest plea

To feel the warmth, the glow the fire

The welcomed hug we all desire


Watching, waiting, day is long

He listens to the birds sweet song

He wishes he could fly away

And join their freedom on this day


The silence oh crescendo tone

She wants to dance and sing not moan

He wants to walk, to stroll away

Far from this nursing home today


The sad, sad truth we can’t deny

These lonely folks will make us cry

What can I do? Can I be one?

Who won’t forget them;  be their Sun.


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My Sincere Sympathies


Funerals are finite!  The one event that most of us would rather not attend but we must out of compassion and respect for the family of the deceased.

Tomorrow I will be attending the funeral of a lady whom I’ve known since I was a child and she also happens to be my sister’s Mother In Law.

She was a wonderful lady, grandmother, mother and former neighbour.

So many people, who can afford to do so are pre planning their funerals.

Have you done this?

At this time, I have not, but this is something I really need to do.  My older sister has told me that she has already prepaid for her funeral and did so with money left to her.  What a wonderful thing to do with some extra money you happen to receive.

Now I have to admit that there have been several visitations to funeral homes which I have neglected to attend and this is shameful.  I always feel terrible when I do not go but it has happened.

Do you do this too?

The days that I have missed visiting and offering my condolences, I wonder, will my friends and neighbours do the same when I pass away and not bother coming to offer their sympathies to my children?  Many people request that there be no funeral and no visitation.  This happens quite frequently in my town.

Tomorrow I will attend a funeral.  I will offer my sympathies to the family as I should and hope to do better in the future.



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My Sweet Dandelion Tea



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I happen to love a nice hot cup of tea when I want to relax after a busy afternoon.

Do you enjoy a cup of tea?  There are so many types and flavours of teas which makes a person wonder what to buy to try.

There’s White tea, Green tea, Black tea, Oolong tea, Herbal teas and on and on!

I have read that:

All tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The styles of tea are produced by altering the shape and chemistry of the leaf, unromantically called ‘processing’ or ‘manufacture.’ This lesson will look at simple tea production.

Tea processing is five basic steps; some teas don’t utilize all of these steps, while other teas repeat them several times. Basic processing is Plucking, Withering (allowing the leaves to wilt and soften), Rolling (to shape the leaves and wring out the juices), Oxidizing (see below), and Firing (ie: Drying).

Now this is all very interesting but all I want to do is boil the water in my kettle and make my tea!

Recently I have discovered a favourite tea called, Roasted Dandelion Root tea and it is wonderful.  It has a nice taste and the producers of this product state that “gently stimulates the liver and supports healthy digestion.”  If this sweet cup of tea can do this for me then this is a bonus.

So shall we go and enjoy that hot cup of tea?  Now I must have one!  Can I make one for you?



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Moxie Minds For Good Tomorrows


” Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. ” ― Corrie ten BoomClippings from My Notebook


Can we have a childlike view

Of problems, worries, all things new

Can we build a strength within

Keep troubles out,  let calm flow in


Worry robs our souls of peace

Let it go, let it cease

Face tomorrow as it comes

Shed those thoughts,  oh let’s play dumb


Today we can enjoy the hours

Look for beauty in the flowers

Marvel white clouds floating by

Lay your head back, see the sky


Think of friends and loved ones dear

So many blessings through the years

Thankfulness must take first place

In our minds to win the race


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