This is a little song that my sister, Annette, and a young friend named Nicholi came up with during a week at camp last week. I've been meaning to put this up for a while (and I have Annette's permission), so here it is:
Problem, solution, remember those to words,
Problem, solution, they'll get you very far.
If you have a problem, don't panic, cry or pout.
Think of a solution, and figure something out.
Say you have a sunburn, from swimming way too long,
Just stay cool and calm, and think about this song.
Complaining gets you nowhere, it only makes you mad.
Get some shade or sunblock, and then you will be glad!
If you have an obstacle that's getting in your way,
It won't be there forever, remember what we say.
Find your way around it, or over, under, through.
Make your problems better, that's what solutions do!
To my wonderful dad, who I'm always glad That I get to call mine. To my amazing Pop, who no one can top. I promise you, that's no lie. To a valuable teacher, a fearless leader, And a talented guitarist To a brilliant guy who lives his life with noble intent and purpose Today's your birthday, so I'd like to say I wish you happiness galore. Presents and fun, laughter and sun, Kisses, hugs, and more. Today's a big deal, and right now I feel So lucky to have you near. I love you Benny, and you have many Blessings to count this year. ^_^
I had the best time at my weekly writing meeting today! Saturday has turned into one of my favorite days, thanks to all the wonderful, funny and interesting people I meet ever week. ^_^ I smile and laugh so much, and I usually get some surprisingly good writing out of the day!
Today as an exercise, we took a simple sentence and expanded upon it, without using the original words. We were given a long list of prompts for us to choose from (more than a few of them coffee-related. Haha) and everyone came up with beautiful, witty, and attitude-filled responses. Here are the four pieces I shared: A small bird chirping ~ I sat on the soft grass in the shade of a tree, lazily breathing in the meadowy air, eyes closed as I felt the wind careers my face. I heard a cheerful whistle, and I looked up to see a sparrow perched high above me, singing his tiny heart out.Chocolate cake ~ It's so beautiful. So decadent. My mouth is watering, the powerful scent of processed sugar bashing my nostrils. I want a slice of it, but it's such a perfect, exquisite mound of dark heaven that I just can't. I won't ruin this masterpiece. I'll just sit here and smell the sweet scent of this artfully made confection.The greenest eyes ~ We came up for air and laughed. "I made it to the sandbar first," I claimed. "No way," he said, "I beat you by a stroke." "How about we call it a tie?" I said with a smile. He grinned and made a funny face, pretending to think about it. "Nah. I'm the winner." He suddenly scooped me up and held me close to him in the ocean. "Because I've got you." My heart fluttered. I looked up at his face and saw two round pools of deep emerald waters staring back at me, the exact color of the sea we were swimming in. At that moment, I wanted to drown in them.A little gray mouse ~ Snap! Gotcha, I thought as the crack of the trap reached my ears. I came out of my hiding place and poked my head into the kitchen. There he was, small and lifeless. Caught at last, my pesky, uninvited guest. I saw the way his neck was caught in the wire, and my breath caught in my throat. I was unprepared for the face of death. I suddenly felt ashamed of myself. Poor young fellow. That slate-colored rodent was only trying to survive, just like me, just like all of us. I'd ended that. Who was I to end that?! Sadly, I walked over, gingerly picked up the trap, and whispered "I'm sorry," even though I knew the creature could no longer hear me.
Try it yourself and come up with your own interpretations! It's wonderful! Enjoy. ^_~
Sweet is the only word I can think of To describe the person with whom I'm in love.
Sweet as a puppy, sweet as a doll, Sweet as a strawberry picked in the Fall. Sweeter than ice-cream, sweeter than bells, Sweeter than stories the picture books tell. Sweet like honey, sweet like a song, Sweet like a kiss you hope will last long. Sweet hands, sweet skin, sweet eyes, sweet hair, A heart filled with sweetness, love and care. Sweet voice, sweet laugh, sweet smile, sweet soul, You're the sweetest person I've ever known. Sweet is the only word I can think of To describe the person with whom I'm in love.
The air smelled like marshmallows, the crickets chirped and played. You said you had to see me, you couldn't stay away. We sat upon a picnic bench, smiling, holding hands. We shared an indescribable feeling. It was grand.
The air smelled like marshmallows, because of roasted s'mores. Sitting here alone with you was what I'd waited for. Gazing at your soulful eyes, feeling you hold you me close. Sharing this moment with you is what I enjoy the most.
The air smelled like marshmallows, the wind was cool and breezy. Anything I did with you came natural and easy. You opened up your heart to me, with the story of your life. The fact that we'd soon say goodbye cut through me like a knife.
The air smelled like marshmallows, sugary and sweet. The joy get from being with you simply can't be beat. Just know that when I'm not with you, you are sorely missed, And when I'm alone, I think about the next time I'll give you a kiss.