Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Joyfully

Humbly
I can say
I’m not free
Of worry
Of regret
Of pain

But…

Joyfully
I can say
I am free
To praise
To hope
To love

--By Ron Cooper

34 comments:

  1. I love this! I am so inspired by your blog and your creativity! Thanks for sharing. Janine

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  2. @ Janine: Thanks for the pick-me-up comment about my work, and congrats on your Chicken Soup victory...I'm following you now!

    @Witless Fool: You are so kind. My goal is to write in an understated way where the reader is asked to dig a little to get to his or her own unique truth. Please stop by again!

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  3. Too true! The trick to leading a happy life is to live in the second stanza, not in the first.

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  4. Hello Ron - thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your comment. I do like your poem - we should remember to find the joy in the everyday.

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  5. Hi Susan, Melissa and Jacqui,

    Wow, you three are sending some positive vibes my way. After the rough day at work I've had, I needed some good feedback and nice encouragement. I'm glad you liked "Joyfully."
    I will now try to live up to what I write about--and find a little joy in this day!

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  6. Whimsical and Icy BC:

    Thanks for your nice feedback!!

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  7. I love the idea of your blog. People need positive input to counter the relentless negativity of the news media (which we need, however, to stay informed). Good for you for focusing on the good.

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  8. Sara and Molly,

    Thanks for writing...sure is good to hear from you. Yes, I'll keep writing on these kinds of positive themes!

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  9. I'm always joyful to know that I can praised God without fear of persecution. Thank God for a free country.

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  10. Another inspiring post, Ron. Thanks for your words

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  11. Thank you, Willa, for stopping by and commenting.

    @ Barbara, welcome back! Your nice comments mean a great deal. Have a great day!

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  12. Hi Ron! Love your poem and I'm following you back from Friday Follow!

    Cathy ♥ Snow White's Blog Shop!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by Gerber Days! Following you back ;)

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  14. Heather and Shahana,

    Thanks for your visit!!

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  15. Hey Ron! I'm following you back from Friday Follow. Thanks fo stopping by; check back often.

    -Amanda T :)

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  16. Hi Amanda,

    Great to see you here, let's stay in touch!

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  17. So True! Thanks for the reminders!!

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  18. Hi Beth,

    You're welcome...how nice of you to stop by, take good care and have a blessed week!

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  19. Thanks, Daij! Keep coming back, and I'll pay you a visit as well. I like your blog!

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  20. simple words but deep meanings.. love this!

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  21. I love all of your writings...simply breathtaking! Keep 'em coming.

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  22. iNa, Fresh Wind and Tammie,

    Your heartfelt comments are well received on this grey Monday morning, warming me and encouraging me to do more of these. Thank you so much, and have a good week! Please let others know about "Inspire!"

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  23. Beautiful poem Ron, and very nice to meet you!

    Thank you for following me, I added myself as a follower here.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter.

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  24. @ Full-time Mummy and Lisa:

    Thank you both for your great feedback...makes me want to keep at this writing thing! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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