Monthly Archives: March 2016

Blazing the Trail



Something to think about: There’s a saying, “those shoes are hard to fill.”

Here’s a thought– Why not fill your own shoes? Why not allow your shoes to be the only ones you can fill?

This leads to role-modeling-role modeling is necessary in order to have a source of reference to someone or something when aspiring to accomplish a certain goal or to fulfill a purpose. Its good a goal or mission is accomplished.  But, what about you setting the standard? How do you view yourself? Are you presenting yourself in a manner others can follow? If your footsteps are the one others follow then where are they leading?  What would others encounter on the path you’ve trodden?

Consider this– If your footsteps are not what others consider hard to fill, it’s not too late to get your steps in alignment and blaze a trail of worthy of leaving a legacy behind.


`Yvonne L.

Response to today’s Daily Prompt word challenge.  Today’s word Footsteps



The Enemy is Fear


Children are fearless.

Their innocence is pure.

What is feared by some-

children see no harm.


What is feared by some-

children show reverence.


What is feared by some-

children adore.


What is feared by some-

children do not see as different.


Then, fear leads to the dark path of the unknown …

in the midst of fear hate is born.


Then, we discriminate because of the differences we fear-

we determine the differences are either good or bad.

The differences we fear are the unknowns.


`Yvonne L.




~Some are dreaming of finding a special love.

Some have given up on finding love that’s true.

Some watched love walk away from them.

   Some are waiting for love to return home.

 Some watched their real love turn cold.

For some, love is only a dream.

For some, love is not a dream, and

 love has a place of warmth,

 love is pure and true,

 In hearts opened wide,

 love is safe,

 love is


~Yvonne L

Grandmother’s Ancedotes


Grandchildren say the most eyebrow raising things.  I’m sure if you’re grandparents then your grandchildren do too. 

Chance     age 6
Carlin       age 5

Chance:   Carlin, I “don’t got” anymore cookies to give you.

Mimi:       Chance, do not say you “don’t got” say, you don’t have.

Chance:   Mimi, I’m just a little boy. I have plenty time to
                   get all that right.


Chance:  Mimi, how much does an elephant weigh?

Mimi:      I don’t know Chance.

Chance:  Well, can’t you get on that computer and find out?



Mimi:     Chance, how was your first day at school?

Chance:  It was alright. I just didn’t know it was hard work.

Mimi:      What do you mean hard work?

Chance:  You have to walk down the hall in a straight line.

                  Can’t put your hands on the walls. No talking in line.

Mimi:      Well Chance, I never looked at it that way.

                   Just make sure you continue to do what you’re told.

Chance:  Other than that, it was alright.


Chance:  Mimi, can I have some more pancakes with sprinkles on them.

Mimi:      Yes, but wait a minute Chance. (He goes off

                  and play for about 30 minutes and return)

Chance:  Mimi, can I have some pancakes with sprinkles

Mimi:      Just a minute Chance.

Chance:  Mimi, I’ve already waited a minute.


Carlin:  Mimi, I told my friend how to get to our house.

Mimi:   What did you tell your friend?

Carlin:  I said, go up and up the street, then turn, if you see a brown house,

               go straight up the road.  Our house is brick and have a car in

               the front of the yard.

Mimi:  (Speechless)


~Yvonne L



TLT photo prompt by Liam Desic – click here for full res version


Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, White, and Orange combined represents diversity

Without vibrancy of diversity, values, multiculturalism, and worldviews

Imagine how bland things are if they’re either Blue or White


`Yvonne L


Today’s response to the 100 words (or less) Three Line Tales prompt by Sonya




Photo Source(s): Bing Images


Prayer of Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love,

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Quote credit: Francis of Assisi


That Took A lot of Nerves


Marcus overhears his mother saying, “That took a lot of nerves”

after his mother had finished her sentence. Marcus asked, “what

took a lot of nerves?” His mother answered, “Your dad. I was

just sharing how your dad and I met. I was with a current

boyfriend. Your dad walked over to me and whispered,

one day you will become my wife, the nerve of him!”


~Yvonne L


This is a response to the Daily Prompt Challenge. Today’s word is Nerve



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