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Haiga - Surrounded By Sunshine
Still Spreading Sunshine
Another Sista is "50"...!
At my request, Martie Coetser detailed the technical procedure for formatting a haiga in How to get text on a picture with Microsoft Publisher. I knew I wanted to select the haiga form of poetry to honor Sunshine 625's 50th Birthday!
Martie was kind enough to make this a true Sista Act. We worked on our hubs together and you can see hers as well here...
Welcome to "50", Linda...!! Hope you like this little 'LIST' I whipped up for you too...! Love, MM
PS - Showing us all that '50 is Nifty', Sunshine has written her first book: "Haiku by Sunshine", hitting the press in May, 2015. Loved it and think you would as well...
The Beatles: Good Day, Sunshine
Women are Beautiful....
- Monday feels like a fresh start..
- Be your own foundation. Girdles are not an option.
- Sometimes a hug and silence is all it takes.
- Take time every day to play with a child or a pet for your inner child.
- When you are carded, giggle and consider it a compliment.
- Character and decency are natural beauty enhancers.
- Always travel with a navigator and a sense of humor.
- Self care is not selfish.
- Take time to weed. Weeds cannot hear you.
- A traffic jam is an opportunity to reflect and be peaceful.
Sunny and the Sunglows: Talk To Me (1963)
Women are Funny...
11- Cool how oldies make me feel young...!
12- Dogs are smarter than most people.
13- Play music, not noise...and dance when it moves you.
14- It's better to give someone flowers when they are alive.
15- Laughter is healing.
16- We are more alike than different.
17- Dessert is not a dirty word.
18- Neither is 'no' for that matter!
19- Your body tells you when you need to sleep.
20- You don't have to know it all. Just listen.
Chris Cagle: Maria
Women are Wise...
21- A country love song is the best way to go.
22- Keep your mental agility. Read, write and do puzzles.
23- Look up at the stars. You will find answers.
24- A bubble bath makes it all better!
25- If it hurts now, it will hurt even more later.
26- Sleep on it. Then listen to your calm heart.
27- Do cash over credit, every time.
28- Chocolate will never let you down!
29- Pack a pillow and slippers for that road trip.
30- Always trust your instincts / the hairs on your neck.
Tim McGraw: Just to see you smile
Women are Talented...
31- It never hurts to smile.
32- Be yourself. There is no one else like you.
33- Stop... breathe... stretch your mind and body.
34- The best gift you can give is your time.
35- The eyes do not lie.
36- Most trends come back ...look at Psycho and Bates Motel!
37- Speak up now! You're an elder...!
38- Life is precious, never to be taken for granted.
39- Take a walk to listen to yourself think.
40- Need and want are completely different.
Carrie Underwood: Stand By Your Man
Women are Special...
41- Give the younger generation a chance...Underwood can sing Wynette.
42- Everyone carries some burden. Try to understand.
43- Take frequent breaks. Do something that makes you smile.
44- Sneakers or flip flops are your best bet.
45- When you don't have time, just say so...
46- There is nothing like a cup of tea to calm your nerves.
47- Every day that you wake up is a good day.
48- It never hurts to say 'thank you' and 'I'm sorry'.
49- Your birthday is the first day of your new year!
50- A 'staycation' can be the best getaway of all.
© Maria Jordan (revised January, 2015)
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