Friday, August 31, 2012

Change Of Direction Today

      I had a blog post subject ready to go this morning, and then I made the mistake of turning on the television news....*sigh*...Another shooting. This time in a Path Mark grocery store in New Jersey....Robin Roberts (of 'Good Morning America'), her mother passed away did some people in Louisiana. Casualties of hurricane Isaac...*sigh*
         I couldn't be all light and airy, funny and wordy, like I planned. I had to change direction this morning...Hurricane Isaac...*sigh*...Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Alabama area are  looking almost exactly like they did seven years ago when hurricane Katrina hit. :-( More torrential rain, wind, tornadoes, deaths, people being rescued from the top of their house roofs, and flooding...

                So, showing you my brand new boutonnieres is all I got today...*sigh... 

        I tried something new with two of these...(These will be in my Wuglyees shop later today, by the way)...I sewed a seed bead right in the center of them...That was labor intensive work, putting that little bead on there!!...But not as labor intensive as having to find somewhere to live, or having to be rescued from your roof!...*sigh*...See what I mean?!...Kinda hard to talk trivialities today...Maybe tomorrow.
      Have a good day, everybody...especially those in the path of Isaac. :-( It's gonna be a tough day to find something to be positive about, but let's do it anyway! 

How Can You Be So Positive

"How can you be so positive
with everything so bad?
When folks are so unkind
and all those doctors make you mad?"

"It's easy!" I assure them.
'Cuz one thing makes it okay.
I wake up every morning,
and I'm breathing every day!

When I can't move a muscle
and can barely lift my head,
I think of all the folks I've known
who now are gone, yes, dead!

No matter what my problem is,
and if I stand or lay,
I'm thankful that my mind still works
and I'm breathing every day!

So how am I so positive,
When things sometimes seem bleak?
It's easy, 'cuz my breathing
keeps on going every week!

Oh yes, I have a choice!
I can be miserable and whine;
Be mean to folks around me,
Be demanding and unkind.

But who would make that choice,
when there's a better way to be?
I mean, who's breathing every day
and writing poems?...ME!     


  1. Your poem is a delight to read with all the dire news of late. The last line brought a big smile to my face.

    Love the handsome boutonnieres you are creating! That little bead in the center adds and extra special touch.

    I hope today brings cheerier news. Do enjoy your holiday weekend!

    1. Hi Julie! :-]...Thank you so much for such a sweet comment...And I'm glad my poem gave you a smile! That makes my poetry worth writing right there!...One day the million bucks for writing them will come, and mean nothing in comparison!! LOL...And thanks for the iput about the little seed bead in the center of the boutonnieres too. I think I'm gonna be doing that from now on. It's more work, but well worth it for the effect I think...Have a good weekend, Julie! :-)

  2. Gosh sometimes it's not a good thing to turn the TV on :( especially when you see & hear about such sad news. It's hard not to get teary some days when the news comes on.

    1. I found that to be true...about it not being good to turn the TV on!! Unfortunately the news is gonna catch up with us one way or the other! I'm just thankful that as a Bible teacher I have some "good news" to talk about too...and it's much better news! ^_^


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