Monday, April 06, 2015

Celebrate ~

Savor the warmth _ bless the sunshine 
Smile upon the falling rain
Grow like a rose _ sprout like a bud 
Gather the strength you must obtain 
Reach for the sky _ welcome the dawn 
Sing out a song of praise each day!
Taste morning dew _ get high on life 
Stand up and bloom without delay 
Spread your fragrance _ show your flowers 
Be a bouquet for all to see!
Embrace the world _ know of its charm 
Live and let live and let it be!

Thank the springtime _ kiss the summer 

Paint all the colors that you see 
Dance with thunder _ waltz with showers!
Sway to the rhythm of the breeze 
Welcome the fall _ autumn's display 
Rejoice in beauty everywhere 
Nurture your love _ harvest your time 
Gather your joy and plant it there!
Relish winter _ enjoy the change 
Relax and take a needed rest 
Laugh and reflect _ stay satisfied 
Look back and know you gave your best!

(Photo is of my beautiful daughter at the tender 

  age of 30 months ... celebrating life to the max ... 
  she now has her lovely daughter Rose 
  who now carries on the tradition of the celebration of life!) 

56 comments:

  1. Dear Margie,

    This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. "Be a bouquet for all to see". I will remember this, and try to always be just that. This photo of your daughter is absolutely gorgeous, and touches my heart, and so does your poetry. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Dear Linda
      Your kind words so touched my heart and I am so grateful ...you are such a dear to compliment me in such a generous way.
      Thank you so much! xoxo

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  2. Oh, the promise of spring and youth. I really love that shot - it's pure joy.

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    1. So glad you loved the shot, many thanks ladyfi (Fiona)

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  3. Beautiful poem, Margie. I can't get over how your daughter looks so much like Rose! They area both so beautiful! I hope to talk soon. Hope all is well with you!

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Yes,Rose does look very much like her mom, my special beauties ...
      Thanks for the lovely comment ...
      We shall talk soon
      Smiles ...

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  4. An inspiring write! The promise of spring is much looked forward to : )

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    1. Many thanks for the visit Id it is ... I appreciate it and thank you for the kind comment ...

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  5. Hi Margie - lovely poem .. and so much happens when Spring and the sun starts to warm us up. Brilliant photo of your daughter, and now she has given you a little granddaughter to follow on - lovely to think about .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      It's always a joy to see you here and I so thank you for the lovely comment.
      This has always been my most favorite photo of my daughter ... and I am so blessed now to have my granddaughter Rose and taking lots of photos of her ...

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  6. such a beautiful poem and i would have thought that was Rose if you hadn't said it was your daughter. I love spring but today and tomorrow - it's feeling like winter all over again - ...rain predicted and snow even in the higher altiltudes. We need it though.

    Just love the poem so much.

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    1. Sandy, it's so nice to hear you love my poem (so much)
      I loved your comment (so much)
      Thank you (so much!)

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  7. This is such a happy poem! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Always a pleasure to share so you are welcome, Bethany.
      Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Hi Margie! And here I wrote about the seasons too, but not with the exuberance that you do. Sing a song of praise every day...yes ma'am! That's the way to live!
    Love the photo of your little one (she'll always be your little one!). They know how to celebrate, don't they???
    Love seeing you again. Blessings always,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil,
      Yes, the little ones truly do how to celebrate life!
      I have always loved this photo of my daughter ...glad you love it too.

      So nice to see you here. you look beautiful in the new profile photo.

      Blessings to you ...

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  9. How lovely! This image is heartwarming. It speaks volumes about how children celebrate life with so much joy in their heart.

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    1. Thanks Martha ... whenever I look at this post of my daughter, I remember that day so well as it was just the most wonderful time we spent together ... time passes so quickly and our children grow up too fast ... I cherish this photo and the memory!

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  10. Hi Margie, your daughter's picture is so beautiful and is perfect for a poem like that.
    Wonderful post :)

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    1. Hi Aunt Mary
      Your kind words are so appreciated ... thank you.

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  11. Thanks, Margie, for a poem full of beautiful, life-affirming and useful ideas. As an old gardener, I am careful about spreading my fragrance but encourage my roses to do so.

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    1. Geo,
      Loved that you found my poem life-affirming ... that is special to me, I thank you, kind sir!
      LOL at "I am careful about spreading my fragrance"
      I imagine your roses are very beautiful ...

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  12. Oh wow...Margie...if ever I read a guide to living life to the full, then this is it!
    Everyone should read this...so many lives would be healed and hearts mended.
    Oh Margie, you truly are an Angel incarnate...:)

    Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Oh, Ygraine , you are such a dear, your comment so touched my heart!
      To be called an Angel incarnate , my goodness, that is just too sweet!
      Thanks so very much special and kind friend ..

      Love & Hugs back xoxoxo

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  13. Oh Margie you have to put your poetry for the world to see it can soothe any pain, it can't change misery into happy, it is magick in its purest most w0nderful form oh angel you must publish your poetry you must, the world should read this it is so incredibly beautiful and my gosh i see what you mean little Beth and little Rose look the same except Rosie is more blond what a beautiful photo but the words angel you must, you must share it with the world, none I've seen has ever been this beautiful all my love always xo xo

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    1. I mean It can change misery into sheer happiness......I feel so grateful that someone like you can write heavenly oh angel

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    2. Dear Lorraine
      How very kind of you to share such a lovely comment!
      You are truly too kind but I loved what you wrote ..
      I love to share my poetry and I am so touched you find it healing and magical ...
      Many, many thanks dear Lorraine , you are dear to me!

      All my love back to you xo xo

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  14. seems my correction won't go through..i meant to say it can change misery into happy it is beyond heavenly ...angel xoxoxo i don't even feel pain

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    1. Lorraine , I see the correction , it went through :)
      It's so wonderful that my poem did that for you !
      Truly wonderful ... xo xo

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  15. Once again, beautiful words. I shall try to take them to heart. Celebrating life to the full. That is a challenge. Hugs

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  16. Margie - my heart soars from your beautiful words and image
    Love Gail
    peace....

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    1. How wonderful, Gail, that your heart soared .. love that!
      Many thanks for the kind words ..

      Peace and love

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  17. What a wonderful, detailed message to your offspring! It's actually a loving mother's guide to celebrating life. Beautifully written, and accompanied by a lovely photo of your little daughter in Nature.

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    1. Duta
      Your lovely comment means so much and I thank you!
      You are too kind!

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  18. What a beautiful and life affirming post, just so lovely the way your words embrace love and hope! Sweet picture of your daughter. I hope you had a wonderful Easter with Rose and your family!

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    1. Lisa,
      Oh, you made me smile ... thanks so much kind lady ..

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  19. This is a gratitude list of magnificent proportions, thank you, I think I shall too....

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    1. Hi Shadow
      Thanks for the visit and comment ..
      Nice to see you ..

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  20. oh my dearest angel, I will read it over and over again and I be will cured such is your power my dear, dear angel xoxoxoxxoxo















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    1. Lorraine,
      I am so happy to know this ... I am so very happy!
      xo xo xo

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  21. Just wanted to say thanks again! Owlie should be on his way to you today. Sorry I wasn't online when you were having troubles with paypal. Ebay only likes paypal, but checks and money orders are fine as far as I'm concerned, I'm glad you worked it out though. You are so sweet!

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    1. Lisa,
      Yes, I worked it out with paypal and I got "Owlie"and love it!

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  22. What beautiful words - an elegant and sweet list of things that bless you each day. You're a wonderful writer!

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    1. Alexandra, your kind words are greatly appreciated ...many thanks!

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  23. Margie,

    Your joyous poem fits well with this season of spring and the newness of hopes and dreams. Blessings seem to be replenished too with the uplifting of our hearts.
    Many happy days ahead,
    Eileen xx

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    1. Eileen, I am happy that you found my poem joyous ...thank you! xx

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  24. Lovely poem and a wonderful photo to go along with it. This is so uplifting--very nice.

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    1. Thanks so much, Daisy .. on the kind words!
      Always so nice to have you visit ..

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  25. what a wonderful poem dear margie and such a lovely photo!

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  26. Many thanks to all of you that dropped by to visit and leave a comment.
    All of you add joy to my days!
    I shall reply to all of you later as I am having a very busy week taking care of my granddaughter and a new dog that my son adopted (the dog was neutered but recovering nicely)

    Bless you all ...

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  27. Awwwwww, big smiles and much love!!! You make me so happy my friend ;o)

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    1. Stacy , so happy I made you feel happy! awwww!
      Thanks dear girl

      Love to you

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker