When you’ve had so many days of joy
Kisses from heaven
Hugs from those you love most
Woken up to sunlight streaming
through your window
The hint of autumn in the air
Cuddles with my littlest friend
More moments of joy
Hangs with precious friends.
Train rides, music and sunsets
Quaint little alleyways.
Happiness bucketfuls of it
To be grateful for.
Because life is for
Grasping with both hands
One day at a time
Taking your sparkle
a crispness in the air
Smelling like autumn
Leaves leaving patterns
like little tree paths
on the ground
Greet me with a
All the cracks
like hidden pathways
Transport me to
times gone by
The smell of wood fires
takes me back
To childhood evenings
in the embers
Watching Dad raking
All the rustling
reminds me of
And autumn walks in the woods
Watching squirrels chase
Each other from branch
Oh the delights of autumn
When the trees put on
their best show
The best symphony
of many colours
ochre reds, auburn
Sometimes encouragement doesn’t need to shout to be heard
It can begin with a small whisper
You are: brave
Knowing that it’s okay to wear your heart on your sleeve..
To live life with open hands
To give and receive
To know that when life is hard
You are not alone
There are many cheering you on
That have your back..
When you often think of others before yourself
Know that there will be days when you will need other people to be that for you.
When really we don’t have everything together all the time.
Sometimes life is tough..
And it’s okay to take one day at a time..
There are brighter days ahead..
And others need your smile, laughter and hope in their lives..as much as you do too.
C.Farish April 2016
Doesn’t always mean being bold
But that quiet voice
Saying ‘you are enough’
‘What you are doing is enough’
To be comfortable in knowing who you are and whose you are.
When people tell you otherwise..
You are enough
You are more than people’s opinions of you
No these things need no longer define you..
But rather spur you on one small step at a time..
And if things don’t go as you’d hoped ..
Well tomorrow is a new day
to be filled with wonder, happiness and joy.
Tears too for there will be days when they will flow
And more new yet untrod steps to be taken
As we walk this amazing path that is life..
Honey : One small little puppy
Who is not so small anymore
It was beautiful to see how
Even an animal so young took pleasure in the small things
I loved it when she would jump up for belly rub.
And be so content.
and lick my feet..
She went to her new home this week.
There does not always need to be a reason
Acts of kindness speak louder than words
In these ways we show our hearts to others
There is something beautiful in spontaneous showers of grace bestowed from one to another
Carole Farish February 2014
It’s ok to have unanswered questions.
But finding beauty in the unknown.
Even in that there is something to learn.
Becoming comfortable in who you are.
Only when alone do we begin to appreciate the notion of self.
That in each of us: is something beautiful we give to the world around us.
Scatterings of hope in what can sometimes be seen as a desolate place.
Small shoots of green amongst a barren landscape.
A bright light in the dark.
That grows into something so majestically wonderful.
– Carole Farish January 2014
A little flicker of hope is all you need
to keep moving forward.
Knowing that you are valued.
You matter very much
Bringing a sparkle to those around you
Whispering thoughts of happiness..
a smile can go a long way
Pleasure in the smallest of things.
A childlike wonder when looking
up at the night sky.
Feeling so small and yet so amazed.
Carole Farish January 2014