Friday, January 28, 2011

RE-ENCHANTMENT (c) By Polly Guerin

“Chanter” (French) sing out loud beyond measure
Follow your instincts give everyone pleasure

It’s time to fall in love with the simplicity of life again
Forget routine, the daily grind every itty bitty sin

Be enchanted as you never did before
Daydream and travel to distant shores

See the world let your imagination take flight
Gaze at the multitude of dazzling stars at night

Remember to make a wish upon a star
Answers granted are on their way, not too far

Count your blessing, taste life a little
Soften a disappointed heart that’s brittle

Suspend disbelief say, “Yes” help yourself
To abundant joys waiting on the shelf

Allow a deep sense of beauty to be your plan
Do it now!!! Just because you can

Seize the moment, let your hair down
Go barefoot on the grass wear a fairy crown

Forgive your shortcomings, clear your mind
Laugh until you cry happy, the joyful kind

Create time and space, go there and find joy
Become re-enchanted like a little girl or boy

Discover the secret dreams you let slip away
Thrill to the moment with delight, be gay

There’s no point in wearing a disappointed frown
Live life to the fullest and wear a magical gown

Dare yourself each day to be re-enchanted
Get carried away, a beautiful life is granted.

Inspired by the writing of Father Paul A. Keenan

Friday, January 21, 2011


So you’re not the artsy type

Beware my dear of all the hype

So what…
You can’t write a poem, paint or potter
You’re probably doing something even hotter
Don’t give up cause you’re not a gourmet chef
And think there’s probably nothing left

It isn’t true…

You turn the ordinary into something special
You’ve got brains, imagination and metal

Creativity goes beyond the arts and crafts
You make the day fun and everyone laugh

You don’t have to be artistic to infuse
Your home and career with creative muse

Don’t lock your creativity deep inside
Release apprehension go for a wild ride

Re-invent yourself from the inside out
Let everyone know your creative, shout

“I am creative” and “I have divine ideas”
Let them spring forth freely through the years.

*Art by Gail/Shabby Cottage Studio

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Did you know that you are richer than you think?
Don’t just count up your assets in a wink

Count instead your talents and strengths
Go to your inner value, to all lengths

No matter how poor you feel
That evaluation is not really real
Discover the gift of family and friends
Your talent is abundant never ends
It outnumbers any obstacles in your path
Disappointments, I tell you, do not last
Whatever difficulties exist they are minute
They’re no match for someone creative and astute
No, my friend, intrinsic value is not the case
Nor a fortune, riches, real estate or place
So re-evaluate the cash value of your worth
You’re a unique talent placed on earth.
Image: Illinois Association for Gifted Children