The Pressure Cooker

Grace: “So today you are a happier lark.”

“I am.”

“I feel sad for you though.
You’re in a big pressure cooker….
>.< getting squashed flat."

Grace: “Well…hopefully im stewed into something delicious.”


Think with your Heart

Close your eyes
To see with your heart.
Close your ears
To hear with your heart.
Don’t forget your mind
But think with your heart.

For your heart will see
When your eyes fail,
And your heart will hear
When the voices are confused,
Your heart has the answers
When your mind falls short.

Remember your heart
For it is the key to love.
Remember all love
For love is the key to your soul.
Remember your soul
For it is your Foundation.

– Martha White


Hang in There!

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe


God Knows Best

A poem faxed to me by Pappy.

God knows what’s best for us
So why should we complain
We always want the sunshine
But He knows there must be rain
We always want the laughter
And the merriment of cheer
But our hearts will lose their tenderness
If we never shed a tear.

God tests us often
With suffering and with sorrow
He tests us not to punish us
But to help us meet tomorrow
For growing trees are strenghtened
If they withstand the storm
And the sharp cut of the chisel
Gave the marble grace and form

God tests us often
And for every pain He gives to us
Provided we’re patient
Is followed by rich gain
So whenever we are down
And whenever we feel that everything is going wrong
It is just God’s way
To make our spirit strong.


It’s Not that Easy Bein’ Green

It’s not that easy bein’ green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold,
Or something much more colorful like that.

It’s not easy bein’ green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
And people tend to pass you over
‘Cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky.

But green’s the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean,
Or important like a mountain,
Or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why,
But why wonder why? Wonder,
I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful!
And I think it’s what I want to be.

Kermit the frog