Precious Moments

Family by London Scout
Picture By: London Scout

Precious moments

Slip into photographs,

Where you look in amazement

And have to laugh.

Her first day at school –

When you didn’t want to let her go.

When she learned how to swim in the pool,

And you asked: why does she have to grow?

That time when she lost her first tooth,

When she danced on her daddy’s toes,

How could you forget the truth?

She’ll always be your baby girl

In precious moments

That slip into memories.


Under Pressure

Under Pressure by Jacob Walti
Picture Taken By: Jacob Walti

The world’s got us diving

From all the lying.

It’s got us jumping,

And sinking.

As we fall,

We flail:

The world loses shape

And we cannot escape.

We all are going

Under pressure.

Broken Down

Broken Down by Tom Butler
Picture Taken By: Tom Butler Image Courtesy:

Twenty years after the fact, I went back.

It was overgrown and broken down from neglect

And the mud wasn’t brown – but black.

Everything was such a wreck.

But beauty – beauty is in the broken things,

Even in the things we leave behind.

Weekly Tip: Week 1: Cooling Off

ImageWeekly Tip: It is important (in the midst of all this heat) to find a good way to cool off.

I recently traveled to a place that was much hotter than where I usually live, and one thing I found was that it was imperative – during that time – for me to stay cool.  Since, when you’re hot and sweating it can end in unhappiness and a short temper (at least for me).  So find a way to cool yourself off.  Maybe that’s by eating colder things, by drinking lots and lots of water, by going swimming, taking frequent showers or just sitting inside.

To stay cool you can go to a local restaurant and buy something cold, you can go to a local pool or you can just go shopping and walk around in the air conditioned air.  Food Network will also supply you with a list of cold summer recipes

Whatever you do: stay cool.