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Wondrous Spring


The Tulips dance in the morning light

after they have slumbered all  through the night

to help put to rest those winter blues

and bring happy thoughts for me and you

Embracing their short spectacular life

living for just one thing

to bring forth, a Wondrous Spring!!!


Photography taken by G. Parkhurst

Photos taken Skagit Valley, Wa.


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In order to be successful in life, we must teach that win/loose doesn’t matter.  We must start by teaching inner self-validation first, and lead by example.  Don’t focus on the exterior validation from others.  Win graciously.  That’s truly what matters.  Whenever the game of life is played, the question should first be…” Are you happy with how you played?” ….”Are you happy with yourself?”  Then say….” I AM proud of you!!!!!” …” Good Job!!!”   Pat yourself on the back and congratulate you!!!  Start with yourself, spread it among others.  No need to look to others for validation.  More over, look to yourself for reassurance and guidance.  Be happy with yourself and not look for what others have to think or say about you.  Others opinions is not what truly matters.  You can play a great game, become the Coach, player, and cheerleader by just being a better you!  ❤