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Haiga - Surrounded By Sunshine

Updated on August 28, 2016

Still Spreading Sunshine

Another Sista is "50"...!

Daisy Mariposa has written the exemplar tutorial of Poetry Forms, first in a growing series, which has been a true inspiration to me.

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....

  1. Monday feels like a fresh start..
  2. Be your own foundation. Girdles are not an option.
  3. Sometimes a hug and silence is all it takes.
  4. Take time every day to play with a child or a pet for your inner child.
  5. When you are carded, giggle and consider it a compliment.
  6. Character and decency are natural beauty enhancers.
  7. Always travel with a navigator and a sense of humor.
  8. Self care is not selfish.
  9. Take time to weed. Weeds cannot hear you.
  10. 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)


Cher: Sunny


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