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Through Out The Night

Updated on December 15, 2016

My Thoughts Go Into Action

I am inside nice and warm

Outside is getting colder and colder

Tomorrow with the wind chill factor it will be 20 below

I have lots of time to think

What about the homeless ?

Out of sight

Out of mind

My struggles are more mental than physical

I am so blessed

How can I keep the fire burning ?

I have always been easy to motivate

I continue writing and reach down into my pockets

Each pocket has a rock

I picked up off the ground

To remind me of how hard and strong I have to be

I want results

Maybe I have been looking in the wrong place

I should be looking in my head

I have an abundant of resources

Ready in a flash

I can pump up an old memory

Easier than a tire

I can get off to a faster start

Quicker than any race I have ever run

I have the ability

I have the knowledge

By putting myself in the drivers seat

I can go farther and safer than any car I have ever driven

Over the years I have thumbed through many self help books

To this day there words vibrate in my brain

Causing me to keep moving

Searching not only for more

For the unreachable

Where I am forever grateful

The unfortunate has always been a weak spot

They have experienced so much

I can't even imagine

I know when I succeed

That's where my energy will be directed

They have it rough

Battling substance abuse or physical pain

All I have to do is tap my brain

Putting it to good use

Use it for what it was meant to do

Imagine and dream

Think of better ways to do things

I know I am not alone

If you have found secrets to finding and getting what you want

Please explain

I always love to listen

As I keep applying any new ideas to my present situation

To bring me results I not only expected

Dreamed up to take me away

To change and make today a better day


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      DREAM ON 11 months ago

      Nellieanna There are so many things to be thankful I could non stop till New Years. How wonderful it is hear you talk about homemade gifts. Years ago a close friend who was in her late seventies made me a hat with my name Mike on it. I might look silly at 52 with my name on the front.I put it 0n proudly to this day. Even though my wife thinks I should retire it. It is sentimental and the fact that she thought of me so much and the time she took to make it. She has been gone for over fifteen years now. We use to talk about life and I got a little view what life was like being a lot older before I got there. She was on kinds of medicines for blood pressure and her heart. She still managed to get up and go. We had so much fun. Thank you for reading and sharing. You just never know when one memory sparks another. I say let the sparks fly.

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      Nellieanna Hay 11 months ago from TEXAS

      have done very little of the Christmas shopping in the stores, and most of it online. I’m better off not going to the malls and big shops very much. The parking and crowds are a bit ‘much’. I’ve gotten a few items at shops closer to home, though, as I’m doing my regular shopping for my regular needs. But over the past few years, I’ve gotten quite comfortable with shopping online and it also takes care of the mailing, which is a biggie for me. Since most of my people live far away, it’s nice to avoid the Post Office and UPS this time of year, and single-handedly standing in long line with big boxes! I’m just not up to it any more. Over past years, I’ve been wrapping gifts and packing in several big mailing boxes for various far-off destinations where my people live and getting them to be mailed. With several people at each destination, the boxes have been large, awkward and heavy. So it’s a real blessing to order them online wrapped and mailed with my message to the various people, usually without mailing charges, since I have ‘prime’ membership on The things I’ve gotten this season in local shops are for my small handful of local people, as usual. When we go out for Christmas dinner, we’ll exchange the gifts.

      OH! Today I received the most adorable handmade gifts from two of my great-grandkids in Indiana. What a delight! My granddaughter told me earlier that they were so excited about making them and sending to their Granny Annie (me). It’s the kind of gifts I most love to get!

      Michael, I’m so blessed to get to spend the majority of my time at home quietly while feeling the joy inside touching whatever I am doing, and being blessed with being fully functional so I’m able to fully enjoy and appreciate the privilege! I agree with you about the precious value of that! It’s never tiresome!

      I wish you and your wife the best Christmas ever, with lots of opportunity to sit quietly and just reveling in the happiness and good feelings!

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      DREAM ON 11 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I know it's crazy during the holidays. Sometimes less is more. A wonderful new year coming soon. Thank you for reading and sharing. Spending time with the family is more important than any gift.

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      DREAM ON 11 months ago

      Raine Sky What is your winter like ? It's hard believe after an hour everything everywhere can be covered in white. Thank you for reading and sharing. Wonderful thoughts can create a magical experience.

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      DREAM ON 11 months ago

      Nellieanna The holidays are a busy time of the year. Everyone out Christmas shopping and going out to eat. I have been working hard and it took me awhile to get to my comments. I love them so much it gives me a boost in the morning and tug at night. I am fascinated by the new toys and items scattered around the stores. I know if it wasn't for those people who are creative and dedicated enough to follow their dreams and make it a reality we wouldn't have all these innovations and inventions. What an incredible time to live.Thank you for reading and sharing. At home I sit quietly with my eyes closed feeling the happiness inside of me ready to explode. I think my happiness leaks out little by little and I just never notice it. That is one leak I don't want to fix.

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      DREAM ON 11 months ago

      TheMASK29 Thank you for reading and commenting. Hope your day brings you sweet new joys.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      The holidays are knocking at the door and I wish I could tell them I'm not home. Everything is coming together much to quickly and I am running out of time to do all that needs to be done. I sure hope that opportunity comes knocking on my door come January.

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      T S Sky 11 months ago from Saint Louis, MO.

      Nice. I like it. :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 12 months ago from TEXAS

      Yes, it's all so true and fitting to the Christmas spirit. I agree wholeheartedly.

      How good to measure one's own blessings and one's own abilities and accomplishments. It makes one grateful - and even the abiltity to BE grateful fills one's heart with gratitude! The things that make one 'rich' are not measured by possessions, but by one's ability to appreciate and savor feeling OK and enjoying whatever one has, both spiritually and materially. Whatever one has are blessings to be grateful for!

      Then to see others who have so little touches one's heart. Even here, where it's not nearly as cold as it is there, homeless people struggle with their exposure to the cold, in addition to their other difficulties just staying alive. It's heart-breaking. And there are so many in that predicament.

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      LeciramAlonzoDCDC 12 months ago from Sta.Rosa, Nueva Ecija philippines

      thumbs up...

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      DREAM ON 12 months ago

      Word55 There are many different ways to solve any problem. It is always more fun doing things together than alone. Thank you for reading and sharing.Wishing your family a beautiful Merry Christmas and a great Happy New Year. Life has many opportunities and possibilities. Wouldn't it be fun finding them one by one.

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      Word55 12 months ago

      Very well written. Merry Christmas!