Going Forward

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Usually on most days

Life’s journey moves along

Solving another maze

Each answer never wrong


Hourly reality check

Simple truths always guide

Avoiding any wrecks

Every step filled with pride


Tomorrow will bring change

Certain as each sunrise

Stirring thoughts to exchange

Nothing waits in disguise


Goodness set to deploy

Positive always leads

Going forward brings joy

Lasting happiness freed

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No Longer

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Facing life’s challenges

Decisions needing to be made

Stepping with confidence

No longer feeling afraid


Listening to own heart

Negative thoughts fading away

Taking positive steps

No longer leading astray


Flexing new attitude

Tomorrow inviting fresh start

Letting yesterday go

No longer filling sad heart


Leaving darkness behind

Choices finding healthy outlets

Loving new direction

No longer bringing regrets


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Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes

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No darkness lasts forever.  And even there, there are stars.

If you evade suffering, you also evade the chance of joy.

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author who achieved success in the realm of science fiction as well as fantasy.

Jane Yolen Quotes

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A book is a wonderful present.  Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old.

Touch magic.  Pass it on.

Jane Yolen (born 1939) is an American author of fantasy, science fiction, and children’s books.  During her prolific career, she has written or edited over 400 books.  She enjoys sharing her own writing journey.  Here is her website:  janeyolen.

Always Half Full

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Day’s outlook, full of delight

Never empty, always half full

Another day, taking flight

Tasting life with every spoonful


Journey receives cherished gifts

Each experience overflows

Another sunrise uplifts

Witnessing one more tender rose


Unsung people, work each day

Vivacious, energized with life

Another hour’s sweet ballet

Cooperating, without strife


Marked with every sunset’s wink

Never empty, always half full

Precious life remains in sync

Filling another cup, brimful


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Carole King Quotes

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You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face.

I’m like a plant, I reach for the sun.

Carole King (born 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.  She has received numerous awards, including a Grammy for Song of Year (“You’ve Got a Friend”) and Kennedy Center Honors.

Marie Lu Quotes

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Each day means a anew twenty-four hours.  Each day means everything’s possible again.

Without emotion, what’s the point of being human.

Marie Lu (born 1984) is a Chinese-born author.  Many of her novels appeal to young adult readers.  She has lived in the United States since 1989 when her family left China during the Tiananmen Square Protest.

Looking Ahead

From the words of American-born philosopher, Pema Chadron:  “Be kinder to yourself, then let your kindness flood the world.”

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Waiting in life’s shadows, another year

Thinking conscious thoughts, ready to embrace

Setting aside more time for daydreaming

Leading to tomorrow’s energized space


Allowing positivity to shine

Sowing today’s seeds, filled with future hope

Reaping lasting harvest of inner peace

Looking ahead through New Year’s vivid scope


Finding humor’s lessons in life’s darkness

Focusing on single tasks, without more

Filling each day with heartfelt gifts of joy

Witnessing blessed year, coming ashore


Creating reservoirs of lasting light

Passing each on to others taking flight

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Moving Forward (Haiku Series #210)

Now Ready

Life’s mirror reflects

Past sorrows filled with heartache—

Today writes new page

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Pass to Another


Lights candle in one more soul—

Love and kindness glow

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Hopeful and ready

Discovering more than one—

Life’s next open door

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