Its the little things

Holding things in life loosely
After all they are only things…
can be replaced…

Living life with
open hands…
things to be given away…
making new journeys.

Its the moments, memories that we hold
dear and treasure.
Friends really do make the world
a brighter place
adding smiles that light up our lives.

Its the little things
that make all the difference…

Carole Farish April 2012

On a boat on lake Windermere..summer 2010.

Looking back..

Its a good day as any to reminisce. I’ve come such a long way. I remember back in the days when I was at school and, I had no self confidence. I was very shy and kept to myself and spent lunch times reading. How things have changed.. :-D. Thinking of how far I’ve come really does make me smile.

Listening to old RPM songs reminds me of how incredible my God is and how he really does come through no matter what. Also about how important it is to be faithful in everything you do. How over the years I’ve had the privilege to be involved in three album recordings…and I know I don’t have the best voice but I just kept showing up and what an hour it was to serve alongside such incredible singers and musicians.

That reminds me of the time when I played RPM’s (now Iam Future) first EP in my registration class at school and my classmates actually liked it. I so thought they’d ask me to turn it off.

I have so much to be thankful for.. I’ve got the most amazing friends and family who are so good at cheering me on and being the best encouragers.

I’ve also got so much better at writing.. I was looking back at some of the poems I wrote in my mid teens and its so good to see how more confident I’ve become at getting things down on paper.

I’ve been on many incredible adventures…to Northern Ireland, The Netherlands, France and Norway…

Its incredible to think that 8 years ago today I made one of the most life changing decisions ever….to follow Jesus..

The journey so far has been full of ups and downs but I wouldn’t change it even if I could because in the hard times I discover more about my character and how persevering really helps to make me stronger. In the times when we most want to give up it’s in these times that I have found courage to keep going.

I’ve grown so much in confidence…I can do public speaking even though I still don’t find it fun..Its still a challenge and I really have to get outside of my comfort zone.

I would have never have thought that eight years later I’d be studying in Devon…….and the journey continues…

It’ amazing how life turns out. 🙂

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” Gila Radner

Fleeting moments

Sorrow comes slowly and
all at the same time
When the air of disappointment
                                                a little too long

Something that was expected
but sad all the same
                                                          of lost opportunities
                           feeling the need to make

When you know you’ve done all
                                                     you can
Knowing you’ve tried and done
                                                   the best you could
even if it didn’t match up.

It’s ok really
                    don’t languish……in that
It’s not the end…….

Carole Farish March 2012

A Day Dawns

Happiness can sometimes seen elusive
Like it will never come to pass
But in the end in the new dawn of
A day humorous moments light up
What seem like dark times

When dreams come to life
Moments to treasure
Sprinkling like fairy dust

In the adventures of life
Showing us who we really are
Getting up early just to see
The sunrise through the trees

Where Love Triumphs

When all the walls are crumbling
And everything fades away
When all that is left is a valley of tears

God sees every moment like this
And holds you in the palm of His hand
He is with you through it all

When something beautiful can come out of the ashes of despair
Where victory triumphs over loss and sadness
Realising that you’re not alone in it all
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An Autumn Road

An autumn road draws ever near
Hath doth the tunes
That whistle in the wind.

The many wanderers pass by
So softly so quiet
Like unspoken words that never were.
But then like fallen leaves
Memories long forgotten come to the fore.

Whispered so sweetly, joyous moments to savour.
Hearing the sweet sound of children laughing is to be treasured.

By Carole Farish August 2010