Smiles and tears…

Lauch

Build for yourself a strong box
Fashion each part with care
When it’s as strong as your hand can make it
Put all your troubles there.

Hide there all thought of your failures
And each bitter cup that you quaff
Lock all your heartaches within it
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

Tell no one else its contents
Never its secrets tell
When you’ve dropped in your care and worry
Keep them forever there.

Hide them from sight so completely
That the world will never dream half;
Fasten the strong box securely
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

by Bertha Adams Backus

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Enjoy the high moments and hang-on during the down times…

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“The ‘dance of love’ has different themes and moods, just like every relationship has its highs and lows… Enjoy the high moments and hang-on during the down times…”

Olaotan Fawehinmi

The same with the ‘dance of life’:
enjoy the high moments and
hang in there during the down times….


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Have a wonderful weekend

😉

THE END

First World Problems


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I don’t know who to talk to,
And I don’t know where to turn.
My head’s full of first world problems.
Petty worries spit and burn.
They keep me wide awake at night,
As my mind goes to and fro,
Between my first world problems,
And I can’t seem to tell them no.
I lie awake at 3am,
With worries about money,
Or where to store too many clothes,
It isn’t very funny.
I covet those with bigger homes,
And those with faster cars.
I worry how I’ll pay school fees,
And make time spare for spas.
I don’t know what to cook for tea,
When entertaining friends,
Or what shade I should dye my hair,
My problems know no ends.
I’m lucky. Yes, I do know that;
My problem is life’s fine,
And if things were much harder,
The life I’d covet
Would be mine.

By PookyH

THE END

Beautiful people do not just happen…

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”  

 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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From Learning to be gracious in the face of anger

THE END

You see a smile…

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players…

(From Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, 1600)

Teatr
(‘All the world’s a stage’ by Vitaly Vorobiev)

***

You see a smile
And look away.
“She’s not depressed.”
I hear you say.
“She’s smiling, laughing, full of fun.”
Believe me,
I’m not the only one
Who’s sad inside,
But brave of face,
Trying hard not to embrace
The Demons lurking just within,
Stretching, poking at my skin.
They want to make their presence known,
And make me feel quite alone,
With Demons as my company.
That mustn’t happen.
Not to me.
So full of hate, despair and bile,
I’ll wear my mask
And force a smile.

by PookyH

THE END

Then Laugh…

laugh( ‘Laughter’ by Eugeny Kozhevnikov )

Build for yourself a strong box
Fashion each part with care
When its as strong as your hand can make it
Put all your troubles there.

Hide there all thought of your failures
And each bitter cup that you quaff
Lock all your heartaches within it
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

Tell no one else its contents
Never its secrets tell
When you’ve dropped in your care and worry
Keep them forever there.

Hide them from sight so completely
That the world will never dream half;
Fasten the strong box securely
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

by Bertha Adams Backus

THE END