Daily Challenge Tuesday Apr. 17, 2012

Finding Fulfillment

Name a friend or family member who can help you achieve 1 of your goals.

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    going with a good friend to a yoga and cooking retreat soon, really looking forward to the little reminder towards health

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    April 18, 2012 at 18:56 UTC
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    ♥ Having someone help me achieve my goals ~ this is what I pay my therapist for! hahahaha No, seriously! I am going on a cross-country trip to see my son soon!...and for an agorophobic, this train ride is gonna be a Hoooot!!......to Say the least!! But I have great friends and family that keep saying that I can do this....hope they pick up the phone along the way when I terrorize all the other passangers during my panic attacks! hahahahaha

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    April 18, 2012 at 6:40 UTC
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    I spoke with my brother today and am emailing a friend of mine tonight to meet to review our short and long term goals...

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    April 18, 2012 at 6:22 UTC
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    This challenge today before me is rough
    There's so many people I can't thank enough
    Where to start is the puzzle I see
    I owe so much to all even here at DC

    My choice I will make for the sake of this rhyme
    To choose my dear wife who gives so much of her time
    She reads through my threads and patiently tries
    To understand my rough drafts beneath sunny skies

    Her suggestions I value despite how late I make our night
    Through constant editing and changes I'll soon get it right
    Though description and nouns are not quite her strength
    She makes do as she can to help me with length

    Indeed her input is greatly needed and taken to heart
    Though she claims not art strength though I beg her to start
    Her eyes are deep and warm as she guides me along
    Her arms help me feel like I finally belong

    Sunsets we've shared from shores far and wide
    Despite my past failures she remains at my side
    But now with this new awakening to right in this mode
    She senses some completion within our abode

    Like a journey we're on is finally turning for the better
    To her it's like opening a dear friend's long letter
    In more than 2 decades of weathering each storm
    She finally feels she's found a place to stay warm

    Her love and devotion are not lost to me
    Although there are times when I really don't see
    How my few words to her and to you
    Can mean so much with such a plain view

    Though some days may start and I barely get time
    The one thing she asks for is to end it with rhyme
    Though she won't join DC she loves to see me
    She knows of all your value and loves what she sees

    As I round out my lines at the end of each day
    Her prayers oft join mine as I find words to say
    She treasures you all as dear friends so true
    And hopes that she one day will also meet you

    When I say that I love you it comes deep from my heart
    Words often fail when I read yours at the start
    My time most days is tied up too strong
    If I replied to you all it would take too long

    Know in your hearts your words I do treasure
    From each of you I know I'll never get full measure
    Please know in your hearts I love you all true
    I'll always be grateful for all that you do

    A prayer and a blessing I send each day to you
    May all of your dreams, prayers and wishes come true
    May a smile greet your face wherever you go
    May peace, joy and love be the rewards that you know

    This is now my standard as each night I do go
    My prayers and my blessings I true want you to know
    Sleep with the angels and know a deep rest
    Among my dear friends you are all the best

    Have a truly wonderful and Blessed day dear friends. I love you. :D


    p.s. Beginning today I will be putting in the occasional poem that I am working on for my first book. Please feel free to contact me with any critiques (good or bad). I appreciate any and all comments. Thank you.


    Elizabeth's Journey
    (copyright Chris Timson 2012)

    My wife, daughter and I sat, absorbed in our lunches
    With colours around us, sorted flowers in bunches
    While Liz filled her job apps and posed to us questions
    We remembered our times and offered suggestions

    Quietly she posed her first applicant's queries
    While we in our stead offered comfort and theories
    So proud of her we know we'll one day be
    As we watch her now though she cannot see

    We're mindful of a time, she was but a babe in our arms
    We swore to protect her from all the world's harms
    But now as she grows and maturity she reaches
    We ponder with fear some of what the world teaches

    Smiles are returned as times are renewed
    Of earlier days and how things were then viewed
    Her innocence never lost its appeal to us then
    Somehow it is one thing we wish not to end

    Now as this stage in her life beckons anew
    Some fears of the future she ventures to view
    Sharing her thoughts and her dreams with us now
    Our true sense of pride seems justified somehow

    The lessons she's learned and the friends that she's made
    The people she's helped and the way that she's played
    Shows the respect that she's earned at this early age
    We know soon enough she'll be on the world stage

    All that seems left is our prayers, hopes and fears
    To help her with her dreams as we choke back our tears
    Pride swells deep within as she now meets her call
    To stand on her own and handle each fall

    She knows deep within her we'll always be there
    But independence now beckons and she craves her share
    From earning and income to some day also to soar
    Our hearts are near breaking as we see so much more

    Elizabeth know that always we will love you
    Stand tall in the world in all that you do
    No one could be prouder of how mature you now are
    We'll always be with you whether you're near or far

    "Name a friend or family member who can help you achieve 1 of your goals"

    April 18, 2012 at 3:54 UTC
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    • Peggy M.
      Peggy M. replied April 18, 2012 at 17:11 UTC:

      Beautiful...your writings are a blessing in more ways than you know! xoxo ♥

    • Victoria A.
      Victoria A. replied April 18, 2012 at 19:41 UTC:

      Chris, you did it again. You brought tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful ode to you and your love of family.

      I know it feels like Elizabeth was only two yesterday and now within twenty four hours she has grown into this beautiful, gifted, talented, and loved young lady. ...see more

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    My daughter! She's a good encourager, even though she lives to far away to physically help.

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    April 18, 2012 at 2:01 UTC
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    Good evening, trying to get out of the office and thought I'd drop by DC before I leave. Today's challenge, name a fried or family member who can hel me achieve 1 of my goals--that's easy--my husband. I'm trying to stay in the climb and live a healthier life style, and he's helping me. I needed to find an exercise that I really enjoy, and he bought me a bicycle last weekend! Already I'm loving it, we went to the beach and took out the bikes and just rode along the beach bike path from the Marina to SantaMonica. Plan to go a little further down to Malibu this weekend.

    Hope your day was good...

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    April 18, 2012 at 1:34 UTC
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    • Carol C.
      Carol C. replied April 18, 2012 at 2:58 UTC:

      How wonderful!!! You will have such fun adventures and great exercise together!! So happy for you!!

    • EmmDee W.
      EmmDee W. replied April 18, 2012 at 14:14 UTC:

      Hey Zetta!

      I hope you are off to a great day today (18th April)! You crossed my mind and just wanted to stop in to wish you a beautiful day--plus I get to see whatcha up to-- eh--

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    This is kindof funny (to me, anyway). My goals right now are to finish my Master's degree (I have three weeks of classes left) and to become pregnant in the next few months. So, I guess my husband, Josh, can help me achieve my goals. :)

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    April 18, 2012 at 1:09 UTC
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