To Joey, With Love....WINNER!
6 months ago
The Explorers Creed according to Jana Stanfield is:
I have more than enough of all that I need
To do all I can do, be all I can be.
As I come to appreciate the importance of living at my own pace,
I am less likely to compare my pace, with anyone else's pace.
I am learning exactly what I need to learn,
even when I don't understand the lesson yet.
What I'm learning today is preparing me
for all the good and all the challenge that lies ahead.
I am getting better every day in every way that matters to me.
I can be excellent without being perfect.
I am letting go of perfectionism, which kept me coming up short.
I now find comfort in constant progress.
I don't need to completely understand the big picture
to know that my role is important.
I don't have to know the destination.
to know I'm headed in the right direction.
Though I may not know where I'm going,
I'm not lost, I'm exploring.
A Poem 4 Auntie
Sometimes I know the words to say
Give thanks for all you've done
But then they fly up and away
As quickly as they come
How could I possibly thank you enough
The one who makes me whole
The one to whom I owe my life
The forming of my soul
The one who tucked me in at night
The one who stopped my crying
The one who is an expert
At knowing when I am lying
The one who makes such sacrifices
To always put me first
Who lets me test my broken wings
No matter how much it hurts
Who bought my first phone card
Who endured my boring days
Who always said something funny
That mattered in oh-so-many ways
For accepting me as I changed
Accepting all my flaws
Not loving ‘cause you had to
But loving just because
For never giving up on me
Even when your nerves had reached the end
For always being proud of me
For being my best friend
So thank you Auntie for everything
Thank you for letting me cheat
That's how I always win
Thank you for letting me be spoiled
And most of all thank you for being there
To the very end!