If any little word of ours
Can make one life the brighter;
If any little song of ours
Can make one heart the lighter;
God help us speak that little word,
And take our bit of singing
And drop it in some lonely vale
To set the echoes ringing.
If any little love of ours
Can make one life the sweeter;
If any little care of ours
Can make one step the fleeter;
If any little help may ease
The burden of another;
God give us love and care and strength
To help along each other.
If any little thought of ours
Can make one life the stronger;
If any cheery smile of ours
Can make its brightness longer;
Then let us speak that thought today,
With tender eyes aglowing,
So God may grant some weary one
Shall reap from our glad sowing.
Author Unknown



Zentangle Post card
When I think of Spring I think of flowers
I can't wait for the first bulbs to poke their heads
through the snow.
When I think of Summer I think of flowers
as they gracefully nod their beautiful heads
in the dry summer breeze.
When it warm n hot you can't help but smile
when you see their beauty surrounds you.
When I think of Fall I think of flowers
I see that they are slowly giving way to Winter
They are beautiful their heads are bowing humbly
for they know that Spring is round the corner.
When I think of Winter I think of flowers
For in my window sill my succelent plant
blooms the most beautiful pink flowers that put
a smile on this face.
So yes, when I'm down and discourage
I look toward my Heavenly Father
Asking for his help and just like the flower
one of his beautiful creation
he always puts a smile on my face.
Ranie Patridis



When you feel like saying something
That you know you will regret,
Or keenly feel an insult
Not quite easy to forget,
That's the time to curb resentment
And maintain a mental peace,
For when your mind is tranquil
All your ill-thoughts simply cease.
It is easy to be angry
When defrauded or defied,
To be peeved and disappointed
If your wishes are denied;
But to win a worthwhile battle
Over selfishness and spite,
You must learn to keep strict silence
Though you know you're in the right.
So keep your mental balance
When confronted by a foe,
Be it enemy in ambush,
Or some danger that you know.
If you are poised and tranquil
When all around is strife,
Be assured that you have mastered
The most vital thing in life.
Grenville Kleiser


This Week Challenge

This week challenge over at Zentangle with a Twist we are learning to draw the OPUS/with an AURO from the Zentangle.com newsletter. For the life of me I just could not wrap my head around this pattern. Staying true to my self, the type of art that I draw, I drew my own version of the OPUS pattern plus adding a couple of other patterns to enhance it.

Digital frame added.
Designed and Hand-drawn by Ranie Patridis