One of my new followers, Shaun at Looking for reasoning to a complicated world, started this award and nominated me. Thank you, Shaun. I am touched.
It’s hard to choose just ten followers to nominate, but I’ve managed to do so. If you weren’t nominated, it doesn’t mean I don’t love your blog. It just means I ran out of space!
The War in My Brain
Gunsmoke and Knitting
A Way With Words
Joe and Dot
Bucket List Publications
The Ranting Papizilla
Prego and the Loon
Next time you feel like you absolutely have nothing to offer, read this:
Three-legged cat fosters kittens in Texas shelter
And next time you’re tempted to judge a book by its cover:
Missouri thrift store also serves as cat rescue
I was having a pretty amazing day yesterday to begin with, but these stories really made me smile.
Because April is National Poetry Month, I wanted to share some of my favorite poems here. This one is one of my all-time favorites and helped me through a dark time in my life.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
“Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.” – James A. Lovell
This was reassuring to read after one challenging workweek and with another underway.