VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
May 12

Heart Prints

Whatever our hands touch-
We leave fingerprints!
On walls, on furniture
On doorknobs, dishes, books.
There's no escape.
As we touch we leave our identity.

Oh God, wherever I go today
Help me leave heartprints!
Heartprints of compassion
Of understanding and love.

Heartprints of kindness
And genuine concern.
May my heart touch a lonely neighbor
Or a runaway daughter
Or an anxious mother
Or perhaps an aged grandfather.

Lord, send me out today
To leave heartprints.
And if someone should say,
"I felt your touch,"
May that one sense YOUR LOVE
Touching through ME.

~ author unknown ~

2006

"A government can be compared to our lungs. Our lungs are best when we don't realize they are helping us breathe. It is when we are constantly aware of our lungs that we know they have come down with an illness."
- Lao Tzu -

2005

"Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it.…Success is shy — it won't come out while you're watching."
- Tennessee Williams -

2004

"Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that."
- Harold Kushner -

2003

Sure was Monday *laughing*

2002

Happy mother's Day
purple flowers
dirt and grime
what a day to share with my mommy

2001

Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
- Ivan Pavlov -

2000

Cogito ergo sum. (I think; therefore I am.)
- Rene Descartes -

1999

Sometimes adrift
emotions so conflicting
is it a dance
to test our emotional spirit
our strength
making us better
or weaker?

A Thought to Ponder

1998

Raging Anger
burning inside of me
struggling with the inner fight
for freedom
trying to win a losing battle
battling for room
where I breathe the crisp morning air

1997

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
- George Sewell -