Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunshine

It feels good to give.

I like to choose a single word and build a poem or story around it. Today, I asked my waitress to tell me her favorite word. It was "sunshine." Seeing her light up in saying "sunshine" sparked my creativity.

I wrote:

"Sunshine, nature's smile, peeks through the darkened day, lighting up my world. The sun shines if only for a glorious moment. The gathering clouds may swallow up the welcome rays but, determined, the sunshine reappears and defeats the gloom. Welcome, sunshine!"

I gave the waitress the poem as I got up to pay my bill.

It feels good to give.

--By Ron Cooper

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for following Pretty How Town! I'm now following you back. :)

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  2. Ron - You are truly inspirational and I enjoy reading your posts! :)
    In that light, I have an award for you!
    http://mrsnonoknows.blogspot.com/2010/09/award-time.html
    Congrats! And thanks for having a post worth reading!
    Carla aka Mrs. NoNo
    Mrs. NoNo Knows

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  3. Sunshine brings happiness and hope in any cloudy day...

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  4. Thanks for linking up on my new blog hop on Cheapskate 4 Life! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. already following you but thanks for stopping by my blog

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  6. Happy Fall! Thanks for checking into my blog- I love reading your words.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by! I'm now following you back! Looking forward to reading more from you!

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  8. I love that. to make someone smile warms the heart. We really don't realize sometimes that the small things we do can sometimes effect people profoundly.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Thank you SO much for your follow. I am delighted to follow you back, Ron. What inspires me, you ask? People who see the inspiration in little things and bring them to the attention of strangers. I'm looking forward to your RSS feed!

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  10. This was beautiful. Thank you! I need as much sun as I can get, as I live in Seattle! (:

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  11. I had to comment on this word, sunshine! Sunshine was my stepdaughter's middle name that my husband gave her when she was born. She has since passed away at age 29. leaving a daughter who she named Angel Sunshine! So there is a legacy to that name.

    The other thing is that sunshine is what powers my solar electric homestead! I love sunshine!

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  12. I truly am touched by you sharing about "Sunshine" and "Angel Sunshine." Those names, rightly so, evoke such fond memories and future hopes for you and your family. The best to you and your family!

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  13. There is one thing I can not live without.. Sunshine...
    Thanks for following.. Now I'm following back!

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  14. I am a new follower.
    I'm so glad I found you at the hop.
    Living Out Loud
    http://lgreenss.blogspot.com/

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  15. I am a student, I joined the blog to make friends with the lava away from the liver around the world. I want to learn many things about the country, people, life, culture ... of your country

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  16. Hi Ron! Sunshine is my favorite word too. I'd missed this post before and am happy to find it today. I love the spirit of your poem and that you shared it with her.

    Thanks for visiting us yesterday. I wish you a beautiful autumn to you and yours. :)

    Alison

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