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Pick Your Battles
by Julie Hebert, © 2012

When I was young I was taught many things,
But there was one I always remember.
If I can't find the words to say something nice,
Than I shouldn't speak to this member.

But there are times though my life I found this hard,
And there were times I've bit my tongue.
Some people feel they can do and say what they want,
And I felt they should have been stung.

It took me many years to discover,
That this rule could sometimes be overruled.
But only for good and never for bad,
It was time these people be schooled!

To this day there are still days,
I have to sit back and let it be.
Some battles aren't worth the fight that would come,
And some people aren't either I see.

Thankful For Unpleasant Things
by Julie Hebert, © 2015

Snow is unpleasant,
When April does hit,
Enough is enough,
The snow has to quit.

But in the fall when,
That first snow has fallen.
There is no part of me,
That wishes for pollen.

The beauty that surrounds,
By all the fresh snow.
Trees lightly covered,
They offer a glow.

Looking for good,
In a pile of bad.
You’ll find the part,
That makes you feel glad.

Poems Are Like Roses
Poet: John McLeod, © 1989

Poems are like roses
Words laid layer on layer
To form and shape the bloom
Give colour, and perchance
A perfume distinct
From every other.

Poems can be small
Unnoticed perhaps
Midst the denser foliage
Of the garden,
Yet, nonetheless, strive
For perfection
Of a meaningful existence.

Whatever the reason for growing,
Poetry fulfils in me
The need for wonder
And enchantment,
The sense of love and warmth
That creating a little loveliness

Thus, from the garden of my words,
I choose these flowers, for you


Daily Quotes

"People tend to lose focus after one failure, however the key is to learn from your mistakes and avoid repeating them the next time."
Krista "KK" Weatherspoon, 50 Things To Know

Be Inspired by These Short Quotes

"Being a parent is a great privilege which sometimes we forget in the rush to live our other dreams."
Manidipa Bhattacharyya, To Know, 50 Things

"Successful people have focus. They don't get easily distracted and they ignore things that are completely unnecessary."
Penelope Holmes

"Don't keep sitting in the audience of your own life. It is time to become the star of your own show."
Rosemary Peck

"There is nothing to worry much about life. God always hears my prayers and sees my tears."
James Jason

"Cheap people don't become rich, frugal people are almost always rich."
Bill Duffy

"No one has ever achieved extreme success without being enthusiastic about taking action."
Noel N

"Whatever you want the people in your life to become, treat them that way - not the way they are."
Rick Warren

"Recognizing and enjoying the positive things in life can help us deal with stress better."
Frank Long

"A generous, thankful, joyful-in-giving spirit is a lifted spirit."
Jan Dargatz

"Self-respect can protect us from society's pressures."
Doborah Norville

"Yes, accept failure but do not treat it as an outcome."
Vinnie Fisher

"Being the best version of yourself is the most important aspect of your life to master."
Zac Dixon

"We are the architect of our own hurdles and we are the makers of our own success."
Charles Duncan

"Endings are easier when you realize that there is no end."
Raven Mardirosian

"Understand that each crisis in life contains an opportunity, and look for it!"
Don McArt

"It is not enough to sing when the sun shines and the road lies level. We must learn to sing most lustily when the light fades and the mountain is steep."
Brad Hanson

"You can't cheat time. You can't put off today what you can do tomorrow without a cost."
Jeremy Lubremeyer

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