Points to Ponder


“It’s up to you

If you think you’re a winner you’ll win,

If you dare to step out you’ll succeed,

Believe in your heart, have a purpose to start,

Aim to help someone in their need,

Thoughts of faith must replace every doubt,

Words of courage and you cannot fail,

If you stumble and fall, rise and stand ten feet tall,

You determine the course that you sail.”

– Anonymous

 

brain freeze                                                                 Digital Drawing by Melba Christie (c) 2014

Tree Energy


Someone once told me that hugging trees energizes your spirit. I hug trees everyone so often when no one is looking. I photographed this spectacular tree and although I did not hug it, something about it put me a zen place. I edited the photo and this is the end product.

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The Flower Against the Wall


Against the Wall

                                    Melba Christie (c) 2014

I once saw this flower

resting and growing

on a wall

I could not believe

it would grow to be so tall

but its singular beauty

gave it strength

As everyone who

saw it

only has something

gracious to say.

 

Children grow strong

and confident

in the very same way.

Give them encouragement

and make them feel special

and they will thrive

and surprise you

when they realize their potential.

 

 

 

 

When Laughter is Heard


When laughter is heard,

hang on to its sound.

it resonates well-being.

 

Hearts heal with laughter.

The old feel young again;

burdens and worries disappear

and the mind is rid of thoughts

and free of dreaded fear.

 

Therefore, as breath is life

and we need to breathe every second of the day

make laughter just as indispensable

and find something nonsensical

to make you chuckle with a strong har-de-har

and when laughter is heard

you know it will take you far.

 

Below is my interpretation of laughter:

 

what laughter looks like to me                                                                 Drawing by Melba Christie (c) 2014