The Crazies

You see them at work day after day

you try to avoid them,

Somehow they get in your way.

A ball of confusion

Don’t be under the illusion

They’ll ever change

Their ego has a wide range.

Making life at work so unbearable

Your relationship is irreparable.

To the point you want out

Because you just want to shout

But the wrong words may get in the way.

It’s a pity right now you’ll have to stay.

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Responsibility holds the key

You’re all bottled up inside.

One day I hope that you can flee

From the crazies that like to bother thee.

Striving for perfection

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Have you ever wondered why you keep making the same mistakes?

No matter how many times you tell yourself it’s a new day, I will change my ways, those old behaviors come back to bite you when you least expect it.

When it shows up you get angry at yourself because you allowed it to creep in once again. It can be emotionally debilitating if you allow it to rule who you are as a person.

We ask others for advice and we still resort to doing the same thing over and over again.

What’s that about?

We strive for perfection when it’s unattainable. Let’s face it, none of us will ever be perfect inwardly or outwardly. So learn to accept yourself with all your warts.

You can’t stop being who you are but improving your behaviors and the choices you make is crucial to living a better life.

The Choices we make

Everyday we live in a world of choices. Whether right or wrong, good or bad, we own it.

Every night I lay awake examining my behaviors and decisions for that day.

I tell myself tomorrow will be better. My goal is always to be a better version of the day before. Do I have relapses? Sure but I never stop trying. That’s what it means to be human.

We are imperfect beings on a trip called life learning and hopefully growing from our mistakes. If those mistakes are repeated, we get another chance to improve day after day, month after month, year after year.

So why do we make the same mistakes?

It sounds tiring but we are like children forever learning, and forever growing in mind, body and soul.

We have a God who forgives and accepts us as we are but nevertheless wants us to improve the quality of our lives everyday according to his words.

We will never be perfect but we can strive to be who we’d like to be. Don’t allow the mistakes of your past rule your day. Tomorrow is always a new day..

A Writer’s Nightmare

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Empty Notebook, pen in hand

Broken thoughts of empty words

No rhyme or reason

Senseless

Streaming thoughts of a mosaic of

endless pictures 

No single thought emerging

Darkness and frustration with 

Mindless words of nothingness

Going nowhere but in the corners of ones

empty mind.

Pat Fagan

 

 

 

Summer Blues

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I think I have the summer blues…

I wish I can say I’m motivated to go hang out on the beach. But clearly, I don’t want to shake and bake in the hot sun. Frankly, I have more than enough color.

This is the first year I literally don’t feel like going on vacation. I love to travel. It’s just one of my passions. But my life has been going through a lot more downs than ups lately.

I recently suffered the loss of my mother. It’s been a huge downer and changes your appetite for a long time.

They say “time heals all wounds.” I hope so because my mom was my best friend and a praying woman. God has taken her home. I know she is at peace. The memories we shared will forever be imprinted in my heart.

So my husband and I have been doing odd  jobs around the house which never gets finished. I guess we watched too much HGTV. I’m so tired and ready to push it aside so I can get some fresh air. I don’t want to see another can of paint any time soon.

Therefore we decided to kick back and go on day trips near home. Our first stop will be a long ride to Rochester, New York to visit my husband’s college buddies. YEAH! Sounds like fun.🤔

When life is pulling you in different directions, going somewhere, anywhere to change the scenery may not be such a bad idea.🤗

We are now approaching the end of July.  Summer will be over in a very short time.

Will I continue to let my mood defeat me?

I might act impulsively and do something else on the spur of the moment.🤗

I am so disappointed I have done absolutely nothing, not even turn on the grill. But it’s not over until it’s over.

Stay tuned as I ponder my next move…

 

 

 

 

Nothing but Words

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I forget sometimes, I love

to write rather than fight.

Peace draws me in to a place in

my mind that explodes.

Life has more meaning when

I’m thinking about nothing but words.

Like an enjoyable cool drink

on a hot summer day

Oh my! What can I say?

I guess I was made that way.

Pat Fagan

Dandelions

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We are like dandelions blowing in the wind

Breaking free, scattered

Drifting but never really knowing our

True purpose in life

We settle wherever the wind blows

To a life of contentment

With fragments of light in the darkness

Which brings hope joy and happiness

Wishing for dreams that will come true

Where the fragments of light will

Overcome the darkness

Grow stronger like the dandelions

Firmly holding on refusing to be swept up

Wherever the wind blows

But rooted with a sense of purpose.

Life’s Shadows

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 Life

Is but a shadow of yesterday’s, today and tomorrow’s

WHEN

You loose someone very dear to

your heart and sadness

engulfs your very soul, remember the

MEMORIES

Cherished for a lifetime

Where laughter and joy once shared

Are not shadows but remains part

Of your existence

Where 

Happy times rules

And life is renewed to pass on new

EXPERIENCES

To a new generation