LET MY WORDS

Let my words be encouraging, loving & caring,
Let my words be reconciling, restoring & revealing,
Let my words be soothing & serving,

Let my words be beneficial to you.

Let my words not pierce but bind,
Let my words not tear but mend,
Let my words bless & not curse,

Let my words be beneficial to you.

Let my words build up & not bring down,
Let my words be well meaning & not self pleasing,
Let my words be pleasing & not teasing,

Let my words be beneficial to you.

Let my words be honest but sensitive,
Let my words be kind & warm,
Let my words be gracious & precious,

Let my words be beneficial to you.

Nyakio

PERSEVERANCE

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”

~ Samuel Johnson

 “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

~ Winston Churchill

 “No great thing is created suddenly.”

~ Epictetus

 “Many of life’s failures are people who did
not 
realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

~ Thomas Edison

 “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it maybe necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

~ Maya Angelou

CONSIDER THIS

I don’t consider myself regular.
I don’t consider myself common.
I don’t consider myself above others.
I consider myself as me.
Nyakio

The Rose

The Rose

Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed.

Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower, and you it’s only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance.

It’s the one who won’t be taken, who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin’ , that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only, for the lucky and the strong,

just remember in the winter, far beneath the winter snows
lies the seed that with the sun’s love, in the spring becomes the rose.

*”The Rose” is song written by

Amanda McBroom and made famous
by Bette Midler and others.

TIPS ON ATTRACTION

For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
― Sam Levenson