Posts Tagged ‘hope’

My Daily Bread

October 11, 2012


by Kerry Ellen


I need to tear off a hunk of quiet

And feed my blistering soul.

Rip off some time to just be

Like breaking a baguette

Eating my pain – pan – just the “I” difference…

So much disappointment

Like waves of nausea

Only settled by meeting basic needs

Bread – my favorite comfort food…

I wish for some of that wonderful orange fennel sea salt bread from Hampton Bakery

Another want ungranted.

Still licking my wounds

And blinking back tears

Filling a hall with my sighs

Not yet really letting go

Just allowing the dreams to drift away

Like ghosts muttering of lies

Lost love, life unrequited.

A snap in the air and I hear the rustling as again

I sweep my hopes to the side

Like colored autumn leaves

Beautiful but fallen

Dry but not quite dead.


Go Now and Live.

February 21, 2011

I’d been having a very bad week – very stressful, from identify theft to a family member’s surgery. But I was on a mission to pick up a breast cancer awareness pink ribbon scarf for a friend. While in the store, I found this poster. I want to share what it said – it was just what I needed to remind myself:
Go now, and live.
Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump.
Enjoy the freefall. Choose exhilaration over comfort.
Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety.
Wake up to the magic of everyday life.
Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut.
Discover the beauty of uncertainty.
Know yourself fully before you make promises to another.
Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need.
Know when to hold on and when to let go.
Love hard and often and without reservation.
Seek knowledge.
Open yourself to possibilities.
Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free.
Embrace your darkness along with your light.
Be wrong every once in awhile and don’t be afraid to admit it.
Awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments.
Tell the truth about yourself no matter what the cost.
Own your reality without apology.
See goodness in the world.
Be bold. Be fierce. Be grateful.
Be wild, crazy and gloriously free.
Be you.
Go now, and live.
© Jeanette LeBlanc

Have a kind Christmas!

November 21, 2008

A holiday gift to you:  

from Kerry’s Collection of Kind Christmas Quotes:

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
– The Dalai Lama

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

“It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
– Kahil Gibran

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. “
– Mother Teresa.

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”
– Mother Teresa

“I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride.”
– William James

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness”
– Seneca

Lao Tzu
Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in feeling creates love.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. 


Charles Kuralt
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.


~Samuel Johnson


When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people. 

 ~Abraham Joshua Heschel

April 13 – Glass Class

April 13, 2008

Chihuly Neon Chandelier  

When I was a kid, I found a piece of broken cobalt blue glass, like from a jar of Vicks Vapo-Rub.  I held the piece of glass up to the sun, and saw a cross in the middle.  Being a pagan Presbyterian, I assumed this was a good omen and maybe it meant I could have a wish granted.  So I wished I could go to Sweden, land of my ancestors, when I was 17.

Well, 17 came and went, and then 27, 37, 47, and it’s not looking like I’ll get to Sweden by 57 either.  But maybe the real magic, the real gift, was to see the beauty of the light shining through that lovely glass.

If you feel like giving up…

March 10, 2008

Maia the Blue Fairy

If you wake with bad dreams,

flush them down the loo.

If you run out of toilet paper,

“shake the dew off the lily”.

If you burn your breakfast toast,

eat Cocoa Puffs instead.

If your blue fairy loses her wings,

loan her your stilts.

If you find a worm in your apple,

go fishing.

If your grapes are too sour,

make a nice vinaigrette.

If you fall in the grass,

say hello to the ladybugs.

If you don’t know the words,

just sing REAL LOUD!

If you break your magic wand,

learn a new spell.

If you feel like giving up,


Just tell your pain,

“You’re not the boss of me!”

Remember what Uncle Oscar (Wilde) said:

“Living well is the best revenge.”

by Kerry Vincent (c) 2008