Posted in Haiku

By the Wayside

Tiny yellow flowers blooming in an obscure place.

Bringing some joy

To those who have none

In an obscure place


Many of us are in an obscure place right now. Walking unfamiliar paths, trying hard to find hope in the midst of all the new normal, yet, if we look, many times we will see little splashes of joy scattered along our path, tiny seeds planted to encourage us as we navigate through these challenging times.

Take some time to look for them today, usually they are found in unexpected places and just at the time they’re needed the most.



A born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now call it home. I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.

4 thoughts on “By the Wayside

  1. Like this morning while I was talking and praying with my pastor’s wife on the phone. She was babysitting her 3-year-old grandson and he asked to be able to hold the phone himself so he could talk to me. He was making pretend French fries for me. He wanted to know if I wanted vinegar or ketchup, and I said ketchup. He came back, evidently holding the dish up to the phone, and told me he had put “lots” of ketchup on them. You can’t help but smile and be uplifted by that.

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