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Turn It Around

Watercolor painting titled “Happy Accidents” by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
“Happy Accidents” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Turn mistakes into happiness

Let your creativity flow free

Let those mishaps bring joy

Turn errs into success

Then you’ll be happy

With life’s work

When all is

Said and

Done

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What I love about watercolor is that a lot of happy accidents occur.

—Jane Seymour

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Caught Red Handed

Red raspberries on a bush

Red raspberries from grandpa’s garden

Secretly picked, (or so we thought…)

A little bit of sweetness,

A quick pick and fast run,

Tasted extra good,

Covertly eaten,

In a tree.

Childhood

Loot

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Cheesecake and raspberriesAs I was eating a piece of cheesecake topped with fresh red raspberries today, the memory of grandpa’s red raspberries came to mind.

My grandpa lived in the country and always had a big garden. He grew strawberries, potatoes, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, beans, peas, sweet corn and much more. I loved eating all the bounty from his garden but my most favorite was the big red raspberries from the berry bushes along the fence.

And even though we kids were warned to stay out of the garden and berries unless grandpa was with us, we used to sometimes try to sneak in to see if we could pick and run without being seen! 😊

But alas, grandpa would always see us or catch us, (most of the time,) and then we’d get a stern talking to from him. 😊

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Fly Away from Fear

Paper collage bird flying above water
Paper Collage Bird by LeonasDesigns ©️2019

Fly above the waters of doubt

Don’t let them drown and destroy your dreams

Don’t let your fears hold you down

Soar to the brights skies beyond

Keep looking ahead

Gather your strength

Never give

Fear a

Chance

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Posted in Christian, Nonet, October 2019

Memo to Believers from God

Quote from Chuck Swindoll

That guy that walks dogs everyday,

Elderly man with head of gray,

Have you ever asked him

How to get to heaven?

The people on the street,

Each one you meet,

All wanted.

Tell them!

—God

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This poem was inspired by a quote on my daily calendar “The Grace of Encouragement” by Charles R. Swindoll.

I have had this calendar for many years and it has inspired me over and over.

Posted in June 2019, Nonet

Old Glory

USA Flag tattered
Image from Pixabay

I passed by an old friend today

Tattered, torn and weather worn

From years of dedication

He still stood proudly there

Though faded, not jaded

To remind me

Of freedom

My friend

Flag

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Posted in May 2019, Nonet, Reverse Nonet

Can Do

Original photo of my grand-daughter Victoria,in her “Can Do” T-shirt
©️VNM2019

God Created You For A Good Purpose

You Are Special To God

Remember That You Do Matter

Flee Negativity

Believe in Yourself

Never Give Up

Always Try

You Can

Do

You

Can Do

If You Try

Never Give Up

Positivity

Is The Key To Success

Remember That You Do Matter

You Are Special To God

He Created You For A Good Purpose

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