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Quote for the soul


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” —Harriet Tubman

(C) Melba Christie 2021. We change, the world changes.

94 days left – Meanwhile


Meanwhile, I need to stay positive.

Life should not always be an odyssey.

I read and collect quotes that inspire me.

The Universe knows my true destiny.

These are some quotes that I have collected to keep positive:

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“I love those who can smile in trouble.” – Leonardo da Vinci

““If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

drawing by Melba Christie

Photos by Melba Christie (c) 2017

Stay safe in the meantime. Stay positive.

The Pope of Hope


As most people here in the Tri-State area, we have seen the presentations and masses pronounced by Pope Francis of the the Holy Seas and many of us have been deeply touched by his message of Love and Peace. This is my poem to honor his visit. I also tried painting his friendly face with all due respect.

Skies of crystal blue prevailed today
As the Pope of Hope
Like Jesus did walked among us

Even for those who were not too close
deep emotions did not fail
to energize and fill all hearts
with glory and hopeful dreams

As he waved to thousands
On what now will be the Holy urban trail
Worshipers screamed,
called out his name,
and cried sweet tears
for this Pope of the People
had washed away their fears.
For many today
Life will not be the same
History records impatiently
The sounds and sights today
Pope Francis of the Holy Sea
Prays for you and me and
For even the non-believer
All he wants is Peace to be a reality.

Pope Francis 2 by Melba

He asked us all to restore our hope
To resolve our differences with respect
For we must live as one
He asked us all to educate the young.

Future generations
must learn the lessons well;
To build our oneness
and fraternal love,
To restore a Nation of Freedom for all
This is our divine call.

He said to Remember the Golden Rule.
Our faces may be different yes
But our hearts beat all the same
Some filled with passion and compassion
Love can only be our gain.

Thank you Pope Francisco of the Holy Sea
for your humble presence and
your words of inspiration.

With Gratitude and Remembrance
I think we will see clearly now,
And forever more.
No more smog or clouds
to block our vision and sincere affirmations
For deep down in our hearts
We know this to be true
United we stand
and in God We Trust.

God bless America

and Pope Francis,

God bless you too.

I thought this was my life


I thought this was my life
but I was so wrong
the pictures on the wall always tell the truth

but the mirror in my hand never lies
we all know how time flies

I thought this was my life
but I was so wrong
it belonged to others all along

I thought this was my life
but I was wrong
As I begin a new journey
I must be strong

I thought this was my life
but I was wrong
I see another me

A future not foretold
life has just begun
A fulfilled destiny
of new memories have sprung

I feel my life’s a world wind
spinning round and round
hoping to stop
where destinations can be found

I thought this was my life
but I was so wrong
a new lease has been issued
with no expiration date
because I finally learned
to live without the threat of fate.

longlife

 

when you smile


 

when you smile

a heart is bound to leap

even when deception has kept it

sound asleep

 

when you smile

the image is for keeps

when you smile

someone might smile right back

and put you back on track

 

when you smile

you help someone ease their pain

when you smile

the world may smile with you

and keep you sane

 

when you smile

no one can lose

and no one is to blame

 

when you smile

the alternative is to choose

to be happy

and find that all in life

is still worthwhile

so as the song says

just smile.