How sweet it is to relish
the radiant side of life only
and to continue to cruise joyously
on the path to my horizon.
Just like the Saints did.

How gratifying it is to savour
the goodness in everything I see
and to continue to relish
the awesomeness of my friends,
family, colleagues, and neighbours.
Just like the wildebeest.

How endearing it is to angelically fly high
to the comfort zone,

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On my mind are those of us folks who were born in the nineteen fifties and sixties: We, thankfully, got an education in the sixties, seventies, and extending into the eighties, the latter period of which was interspersed with moments of leisure. This was followed by a period of stabilization and getting wiser, somewhat. The…Continue Reading “What A Full Life It Has Been For The Baby Boomer Generation”

Great, amazing and wonderful things are hidden in plain sight, right in front of my widely open eyes; God’s blessings which I take for granted and never remember to say, ‘Thank You Papa’;

I look, but don’t see the good friends, family, colleagues and neighbours who’ve always had my back and added days into my life. For these angels, I thank You God.

I see, but don’t appreciate the wonderful nature that surrounds me; the green trees, the beautiful blooming flowers, the singing birds, the blue skies, the dark nights, the glowing stars, the moon, the sun, the lakes, the oceans, the mountains. For these great sceneries, I thank You Daddy.

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When I was a child
uncountable years ago
I asked You to be my shepherd.
Your answer was instant;
You promised to be by my side
every step of the way;
and You have not dissapointed.

I know that You never said
that I would not encounter
difficulties and challenges;
but I believed,
I trusted.

It’s true that
I have been fearful once in a while,
It’s true that
friends looked the other way
and even despised me
when I needed them most.
It’s true that
I have been lonely now and then;
as I journeyed the contours
of this wide world.

But You have kept the promise
to the letter.
You have been there for me
as I endured and overcame
the more than fair share
of the rough, the hardknocks
and the beatings,
that came my way,
sometimes overwhelmingly.

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I have sung the hymnal, “How Great Thou Art” countless times;
but it’s not until now that it is clicking in my mind
how great Thou actually are.

That when I say that I consider
all Your awesome wonder,
I never got to that part where
I could visualize
that it is Your greatness that prevents:
• Schools being cancelled.
• Self-distancing measures being put in place
• Entire sports seasons being cancelled.
• Concerts, tours, festivals and entertainment events being cancelled; and,
• Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings being cancelled.

That when I say that I consider all
the worlds Your hands have made,
I never got to the point where
I could visualize
that it is Your greatness that

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