VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
January 29

Luv You Cuddle Bear

May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane; !
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you


It is so yucky outside today, cold, rainy, windy, and gray. How depressing can that be?


"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it."
- Chinese Proverb -


somewhere within this day I had to stop to think
time to be thankful for the simple blessings in just being
to to be just me with no pretenses, nor prejudices
time to sing and be joyful, time to cry and let my sorrow flow
Somewhere within this day and every day I have to stop to think


Have you ever had something hidden away in a safe place to keep to cherish, and then pull it from it's resting place, and find all the memories it brings surrounding you and suffocating. I did that today with a shirt. the scent that was once there is now gone, and I know I will never smell it again.


back a month or so ago I ran upon the Friday fives, which is a list of 5 questions a person answers in their journal. Well since I'm not always that creative I thought about doing a Tuesday Twofer at least once a month, and since this is the last Tuesday in the month I guess I best get it done today.

The Questions--What brings you joy? and What can I do to bring Joy into my life?

What brings me joy, this should be an easy question to answer but I find it so difficult. I think the thing that brings me the greatest joy is to bring joy to another person. To share the love that God has taught me is mine to share. To bring a smile to someone's face by a simple word, or even a smile is something wonderful and very joyful.

What can I do to bring joy into my life? Although a bit easier to answer still not that easy. I think if I smile often, if I remember to guard my frustrations, with things of unimportance and remember to think of others before myself that I can bring more joy into this world.

and that is it for this months Tuesday Twofer.


In my heart it is right
In my brain it is wrong


the winds of change seem to be blowing
I know there is someone else
I know that the end and the beginning is soon


Does blood make one kin?
Does blood make ones heart?

A Thought to ponder


an emotion
of sadness
an emotion
of joy
an emotion
of doubt
an emotion
of hope

the heart speaks
one does not have a choice
it can not be prevented
it is carried within
given selectively
to only those selected
but not by oneself

an emotion
of peace
an emotion
of tears
an emotion
of want
and emotion
of need

the soul commands
one cannot determine who will receive
or who will give
it shakes us to the core
and leaves us weak
changing our lives
forever more


That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another....
- Charles M. Schulz -