A to Z Challenge – Z is for Zig Ziglar

“A great attitude becomes a great mood, which becomes a great day, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life.”

Zig Ziglar

There is something to be said about a good attitude, a positive outlook, a peaceful state of mind… all can be influential on the rest of your days and the days of all those around you. So if you want to be in a good environment you have to produce a good environment yourself. Happiness can be contagious, pass it on!

Past letters…

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

A to Z Challenge – Y is for YoYo

“I think anybody who goes away finds you appreciate home more when you return.”

YoYo Ma

This is so true… maybe a hint of absence makes the heart goes fonder. It is also related to just being homesick when you are away from home. From small to large, there are so many things that a person can miss about home. From a special coffee cup to start the day out, to the feeling of sleeping in your own bed. After all, home is where the heart is, and absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X

A to Z Challenge – J is for John

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”

John Lennon

Doing something you love is a type of self-care. When you are doing a fun pastime or activity time can get away from you and seem wasted, but taking care to relax and enjoy life is so important. So, go waste some time today!

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A B C D E F G H I

At Home

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Gazing into your brown eyes

I see my future

Lost in the warmth of your smile

I see happiness for us

Held in the embrace of your arms

I feel safe and at home

Every time I am near you

I am lost in a sea of emotions

A visceral feeling so deep is my love

I feel complete when I am with you


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – visceral

What’s Missing

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Of all the things I miss

I really miss a kiss

A quick little cuddle

While the teams take a huddle

We would share in hours

Of love’s simple powers

Sitting side by side

Or taking a car ride

A brush of your loving hand

On my cheek would be grand

But that’s in the past

Our love didn’t last

I am not pining away though

For deep down I know

There will be love again

It is just a matter of when


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cuddle

Left, Right or Ahead

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I stand still
Looking ahead I see
A crossroad waiting for me

I move forward
Just to the deciding place
Where a question I must face

I look left and right
Unsure of my life
Hiding from the strife

I strain to see ahead
Is it good or is it bad
Can’t be worse than what I’ve had

I close my eyes
Focus on my inner desire
Look for solutions taking me higher

I take a deep breath
Turning to the road to the right
The future may now be in sight

I take the first step
Down the road to my potential
My dreams and my happiness essential

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – crossroads

It’s An EMERGENCY

… a little something for the invisible hopeful masses

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Quick

Call the hospital

Hurry

Fast

My heart is erratic

And my head is a mess

I fumble and mumble

I must be in duress

It all happened today

When you had something to say

You spoke to me

And I felt the glee

Of actually being seen

And not by someone mean

So hurry quick

Which doctor do I pick

One to stop my pounding heart

Or one to pick my brain apart

I do not know

Which way to go

What is this feeling

I know I’m reeling

No need to push and shove

I think it may just be love


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – hospital

Broken Chains

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Your birthday is tomorrow

And all I can think is

Can you imbibe in heaven

Has that demon finally

Climbed off of your back

Can you enjoy the freedom

Of not being chained

To unending intoxication

Can you truly feel

Joy again

Laugh out loud

Be at peace

As I continue to miss

The life we once had

I dream for you

A loving embrace

And the happiness

That you lost for years

Will all be within your grasp


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – imbibe

Time

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Now is not the time to be meek

Find my backbone

Become the shark

Do all I can to be strong

I need my strength to face this day

Big plans on the horizon

Freedom is within my grasp

I just need to believe

Although this wont be easy

It Is what needs to be done

My peace of mind

And my basic happiness

Are on the line

No turning back now

The time has come


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – meek

A Moment of Clarity

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He is unaware of my feelings

Oblivious to my sadness

I have breakthrough moments of happiness

But they are becoming fewer and fewer

Under the watchful eyes in my home

Afraid I will do something wrong

Peace is just a distant memory

Joy a thing of the past

Anxiety paralyses my being

Depression haunts my soul

One day something has to change

And any change is better than this


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – oblivious