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I am very proud to announce the release of my first Haiku Poetry book – Haiku Moments available through Barnes & Noble. I appreciate your continued support. Thanks to all who bought The Secret Life of Mandalas.
Affirm life today
Love your life most of all
You are a universe
Life is your instrument
and only you can be the masterpiece
One thought dripped down reluctantly,
into the vast and lonely
sea of forgotten thoughts.
As it sank into oblivion
and fused with notions unconfined,
it believed it would be accepted at last,
but it was not.
It succumbed along with deep thinking,
proposed in silence, stillness and solidarity.
Philosophies never noted nor known
by great thinkers.
One thought that could have been
a contender, comprehended by the
masses of non thinkers,
with open hearts
to a lonely thought of peace.
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-Melba Christie 2015
I now have lived long enough to know the real essentials in life. The reminders flow into my life constantly. All I need to do is look at a photograph of my grandsons or look deeply into the eyes of my husband or children and everything is put into perspective. I find myself researching my roots and trying to remember memorable events about my childhood. I don’t think it’s a baby boomer mentality. A friend told me that baby boomers go through a similar experience.
My journeys continue. My goals remain stronger than ever. My bucket list grows longer by the day. I suppose that is a good strategy to keep yourself in check. I still hope for world peace. I believe in the wonder of Santa Claus. I believe in God above all things. I even believe in myself lately. I ask myself about destiny. I wonder about if there is another side. Although I still ask the why questions about things, I think I figured out some of the mysteries about my soul.
Joseph Addison, an English essayist, once said, “The great essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.”
I think I have most of these covered. However, I believe there is a continuum. You have to shift the focus every so often. You also have to be grateful for everything in your life. Some experiences will be magical, inspirational, and others will bring you done like a roller coaster out of control. But that is what makes up this thing called life. It is what makes us alive. To live is to learn. Your heart will tell you what do each time you are in doubt. Just listen. Don’t let doubts creep up on you and fill you with fears. Be still and you will find the answers you are looking for.
The essentials to happiness are clear to me now. I listen to my feelings and take notes. I try to hug the people I love a few more counts of Mississippi. I take deep breaths to avoid getting upset over nothing. I take longer breaks for me to be me. I pray more. I send out blessings into the universe for anyone who may need them. I visualize only as far as I can see. I locked my ego outside of my heart. I forgive and forget.
The essentials of happiness begin with every new day. This is what I have learned and will live by. I imagine a field of Daisies waving hello and greeting me. That always puts a smile on my face.
We live again
All of us should know
we are but one
We are the bud
we are the seed
we are the triumph
when we learn to love.
Revive the spirit
you were told to hold dear
revive the spirit
forget the fear
Look to the sky,
behold the stars,
the full moon,
the amazing endlessness
of what you see and
as nature sings
For He is Here and
He’s still the king!
and I want
And as I sing, I hear this song
that one time made me feel so strong
I quote the stanza to be free
I hope it does for you
what it did for me
the love we give
is up to us.
“I ‘ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah”
To my dear children
I will sing forever,
To all I love
Sometimes a feeling invades the senses
all at once
overwhelming the heart and soul
tickles you first
to get your attention
sometimes it injects you with energy
so powerful you cannot sleep
sometimes it tiptoes into your dreams
and allows you to slumber
but the feeling lingers for days
and you just can’t remember
why or what it is you should
Sometimes it smacks you across the face
and when you look at yourself in the mirror
you see a hand imprinted in deep red
and sometimes instead
it just walks up to you
and shakes your hand
and you suddenly understand
what you need to do
Your intuition knows how
to make this a better world
to value what matters most
to love life
to be still
and watch patiently
as a flower blooms in spring.
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piece of cake,
a walk in the park,
until we decide to
make it complicated.
And we always do.
So keep it simple.
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