Posted in July 2016, Tanka

Make a Difference

Look around you now.

What’s in your enviroment?

Make a difference!

Look for the flowers not weeds.

If you find none, plant one!


Posted in June 2016, Reverse Etheree

Keep Looking Up

“Everything happens for a reason”

Is what mother used to always say

“Today troubles may visit you”

“But tomorrow’s a new day”

” Always keep looking up”

“God will make a way”

“This too shall pass”

“Don’t dismay”

“Just trust,

N’ pray”

Reverse Etheree

Leona J. Atkinson 2016

Posted in Holiday, June 2013


“Upsy-Daisy” mamma used to say,
When I tripped and fell along the way.
Picking me up, kissing my tears,
She’d urge me on to face my fears.
“Upsy-Daisy” encouraged me to go,
In spite of the path of fear or woe.

Now years later I mimic that phrase,
As I help others along their ways.
“Upsy-Daisy” I say to you today,
Wherever you are, whatever the way.
Should you stumble and fall,
“Upsy-Daisy” and give it your all.
Never give up. Seek your dreams,
No matter how hard your life seems.
Hang onto hope and you’ll go far.
Remember “Upsy-Daisy” wherever you are!

Leona J. Atkinson  06-08-13
June 8th is National Upsy Daisy Day.
This day is a day set aside to encourage you to face the day positively, and to get up ‘gloriously, gratefully and gleefully’ each morning.
“Upsy Daisy” Day was created by Stephanie West Allen in 2003.  

Her desire in creating a National Upsy Daisy Day was to make humor, laughter and a positive attitude part of the Upsy Daisy Day