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Eternal Gratitude

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 13, 2013

Tears flowing in thankfulness

Of all gifts bestowed undeserved

Given like a river in the desert

Quenching my barren heart...

Life brings the wind fiercely

Dissipated dreams broken

Lost in a sea of regret

Lessons learned through pain...

My parched soul longing

Finding strength within this blessing

Eradicating all repentance

Discovering the eternal fountain of life...

The earth shuddered

Shaking to awaken my soul

The swell of tears released

Surrendered to God's love...

... (more)

Tags: gifts, life, grace, storms, joy, gratitude, thirst

Birds of Paradise - chickens rule, OK?

By iancochrane, published on Mar 7, 2013

They sit in the kitchen – Mr and Mrs L – overlooking a backyard of woodpiles, wheelbarrows and tussocks of native grass. It’s early autumn. The pungent scent of the last of a rambling Chinese jasmine wafts across the yard and mingles with the smell of last night’s rain. The weekend menagerie headcount is underway over fruit toast and espresso.

Being Saturday, it’ll be hours before Little L, now 19 years old, emerges to join the human race. Inheriting Mrs L's good looks, he’s prone to late nights and a string of girlfriends.

At the rear of the yard the chickenhouse sits under giant... (more)

Tags: family, life, garden, poultry, chickens, chooks

All at Sea - to where there be dragons.

By iancochrane, published on Mar 4, 2013

A courageous rooster crows in the sleepy village below. I’m on the southern island of Kadavu. Spirals of smoke rise from cooking fires to a lazy sky of Fiji blue. I clamber up concrete stairs by the dining room and along a spur straddling huts of palm frond thatch and sheets of rusted iron. Monster mango trees throw a shroud of welcome shade – cool and dark – over ragamuffin fence posts and loose strands of random wire. Motley chickens scratch along the path.

On the highest knoll I sit by a wind-bent palm, sun on my back, gazing across the Pacific at Nabukulevu; an extinct cloud-topped... (more)

Tags: death, life, sailing, pacific, change, fiji, kadavu island, matana beach

Truth

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 1, 2013

TRUTHI will not hide

from this naked truth

even though it crushes my soul

let me look it straight in the eye

embrace the pain it brings me...

Knowing the umbilical truth

as I amble forward

never looking backwards

like dressing and undressing

my mind looking within...

Finding myself and knowing

what I value and trust

has importance beyond

the narrow thinking you

wish to accuse me of...

Truth always stands firm

no matter how much you may try

to twist it to justify your actions

... (more)

Tags: life, truth, courage, lies, hurt, deceit, justify

Lessons, yes I am still learning...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 21, 2013

...for someone. It does not have to be a huge gesture to carry meaning or be appreciated. There are times though, that we are in the right place, at the right time, being able to help another human being . This is why I always think of going out as a new adventure, because I never know whose life I may touch in a small way. I was disappointed in myself when this happened the other day. I knew almost instantly that I could not walk by and do nothing. When I was walking into the store I saw a young black man standing outside. He had asked me if I could help him with some money for... (more)

Tags: life, pay it forward, lessons, hunger, caring, human beings

Create A Haven

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 14, 2013

...are and loved for this, or in spite of this. Please remember, if you are ever feeling this way, to reaffirm what it means to be created and protected by someone larger than yourself. You are a child of God. Knowing and believing this, gives me the strength I need to face any obstacle that life can throw at me. Go into the silence of your soul. Quiet yourself...look within...listen to hear what is told to you. Yes, there are voices that do speak to us. You may call this whatever you are comfortable with. I personally, know it is a higher power that directs my actions and choices,... (more)

Tags: life, humanity, trust, faith, surrender, higher power, trials

Trying to imagine life without social media

By Shane Joseph, published on Feb 3, 2013

I tried to recall life without social media. Wasn’t it just a few years ago when I walked around without a portable device strapped to my waist, a device willing to announce my every grunt, burp and fart to the external world, if I only let it?

Without social media, my concentration would improve, that much I am sure. I would not be constantly interrupting my daily chores to go check that infernal device for the latest chat or inspirational message. My self esteem would mature for I would not have those “likes” to prop me up but would have to “like” myself instead. I could spend many... (more)

Tags: facebook, life, social media, cities, blackberry, behavior, like, device, politician, twitter., always on, going back, klout

For YOU...

By Rahul, published on Jan 30, 2013

We sailed the rough seas in life, Chasing a dreamwhich seemed within reach, time was cruel nthrew us off boardSwept away by its strong currents.With shattered dreams,we drifted apart.Your friendship eased my pain, Those times we had nLaughs we shared;still stays afreshLike it was yesterday whereIt started with a ‘hello there'

But it seems I remind youof those hard times,you so long to leave behind.All my efforts to comfort you Seems to hurt you moreso I leave you herewith a heavy heart, hopingnew friends and timecan bring back those smile;I still cherishto remember you by.

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Tags: dreams, life, friendship, smile

Listen To The Wind

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Jan 27, 2013

Gathering of twinkling stars

Shining with perfection of love

Do you see it?

Reach up and touch it

With your fingertips

Blink and it shall

Fall caressing your soul...

A flower planted giving forth

Seeds which spring into life

Each petal telling it's own story

The fragrance intoxicating

One by one her petals fall

Sprouting into a new spring

Manifesting a new peace...

Step upon this river

Which is frozen now

Breath deeply inhaling

Conscious realization

You will find me... (more)

Tags: life, truth, birds, sorrow, joy, song, wind, existence, river

Like few THREADS.

By Rahul, published on Jan 26, 2013

Now when I think about how I was when I reached twenty, all my life behind was only a vague picture to me then. It was like numerous threads stretched parallel not touching each other leaving gaps which I couldn't connect. I kept on trying, looking back again and again but nothing was clear to me. There were times when I could spot the threads that carried the precious moments of happiness and the ones which carried the saddest moments but when I try to think about them my face got sad and it felt like they were just threads laid apart so apart from my life.

I was hopeless and totally... (more)

Tags: love, life, memories, personal, thread

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