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Haiku: Last Words…

25/11/2012

“We dipped our fingers in the wet cement, and we wrote the truest, simplest things we knew – our names, the date, and these words: We were here.”  Karen Thompson Walker

Haiku: Last Words…

REMEMBER … by elizabeth obih-frank
♥ Remember to always say I love you to your loved ones daily
♥ Remember to always say please and thank you
♥ Remember to follow the promptings of your heart
♥ Remember to honor & love yourself and others
♥ Remember to stop and enjoy the smell of the ocean and of flowers too
♥ Remember to take a chance and go for the big goal
♥ Remember too that to fail is part of the road to finding success

Two names in the sand
Words scrawled… shaking, human hands
We were here, they said…

“Love one another.” George Harrison

Haiku: Last Words…

♥ Remember to enjoy the small things in life; fresh water, a simple meal, a cup of tea
♥ Remember to celebrate the things that matter to you – fearlessly
♥ Remember to listen and learn from others and from life
♥ Remember to smile when you answer the phone … energy travels
♥ Remember to forgive others and above all forgive yourself
♥ Remember to share a meal or a few coins with those in need
♥ Remember to eat your favorite dessert and enjoy each bite

Lovers quarrels known
By angry words, crimson walls
Love one another…

More below! :-)

“May we be forgiven; it’s a prayer, an incantation. May We Be Forgiven.”  A. M. Homes

Haiku: Last Words…

♥ Remember to keep an open mind and observe events before commenting
♥ Remember to try new things and explore new creative ways of being
♥ Remember to breathe deeply and stretch often – both in body and mind
♥ Remember to celebrate when others succeed as yours will be coming
♥ Remember to Press On even when others say you shouldn’t
♥ Remember to thank your Creator and to always ask for Grace…

When dusk ends our dawn
Rejoice, no need for mourning
We are Forgiven…

Have a productive week!
What are your thoughts? What does success mean to you? Do you have advice to offer on success and failure?  Do share! Thank you. :-)

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Last Words. You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it.

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! :-)

Positive Motivation Tip: Live life as if there is no tomorrow… Use up all your good words so your Last Words won’t be filled with regret. Live!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Eternal clock, Frog GIFCafundi, via Wikipedia, via Flickr, or via my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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56 Comments leave one →
  1. 27/11/2012 5:36 pm

    Many wise words, here! :)

  2. 27/11/2012 6:13 pm

    I really enjoyed your reminders, Elizabeth. All so important. :)

    • 04/12/2012 12:18 am

      TY Adin… and I wrote them initially as personal reminders and then decided to share… :-)

  3. 27/11/2012 6:30 pm

    Very wise and empowering, thanks!

    • 04/12/2012 12:19 am

      TY Catherine… you are so kind. Catching up as always and will be by soon. ;-)

  4. 27/11/2012 7:08 pm

    Hah! Only to get here and realize I had already checked our your ramblings! It’s been one of those dreaded Tuesdays. Great post.

    • 27/11/2012 7:09 pm

      “here and realize”… see above comment about Tuesdays.

      • 04/12/2012 12:22 am

        TY and I corrected it… Happens to all of us. I call it the tyranny of typos. :lol:

    • 04/12/2012 12:21 am

      I hope your day improved… dreaded Tuesday? :-(

      • 04/12/2012 7:25 am

        Starting out with a headache… and after working a few hours headed off to the doctors. Yep, it’s another dreaded Tuesday.

      • 04/12/2012 7:34 am

        Sorry to hear that… Perhaps time to change a routine that triggers the Tuesday episode? Hope your day is better! :-)

      • 04/12/2012 7:47 am

        You mean, like actually getting more than 4 hours of sleep on Monday nights? No way that could help. :-P Despite it all, I’m fairly certain today will be a good day, thanks!

      • 04/12/2012 10:57 am

        Here’s to a phenom Tuesday for you! :-P

  5. 27/11/2012 11:09 pm

    A lovely post, Elizabeth :)

  6. 28/11/2012 6:33 am

    Beautiful Elizabeth! Did you spend a lot of time in Japan? I finally looked up the word “Haiku” as I was curious. I love your musings and poetry! Great way to start the day! :)

    • 04/12/2012 12:26 am

      I think I was Japanese in another lifetime. I’ve traveled there but not enough… I would love to visit again. Glad you enjoy the haiku… I do too. TY! :-)

  7. Bree permalink
    28/11/2012 10:24 am

    This is so creative and full of wisdom. I love your poem and the haiku is profound. You have a natural feel for haiku. keep sharing them. This is a great gift post. Your poem is inspired.
    B

    • 04/12/2012 12:35 am

      TY for your response to the post… I enjoyed this one very much and the ideas came easily… I’m in love with haiku and even though I started writing them this year, I am learning a lot and plan to keep at it. TY! :-)

  8. Bree permalink
    28/11/2012 10:29 am

    I remember when you wrote your first haiku. It was careful and tentative. You have grown with it and as with your blog, it gets richer, fluid, inspired. Sending blessings your way for great success and more.
    B

    • 04/12/2012 12:37 am

      Blessings to you too… I am grateful for the experience… It’s quite the art form and I’m not there yet. TY! :-)

  9. Bree permalink
    28/11/2012 10:34 am

    Oh, and the GIF frog add great humor to your post! Life is serious but find the mirth in it too. :-)
    B

    • 04/12/2012 12:39 am

      I fell in love with that frog once i saw it and had to use it in a post… Adds a dash of humor I hope. :-)

  10. 28/11/2012 12:01 pm

    Wonderful reminders for living…as always!

    • 04/12/2012 12:39 am

      TY for your comment Cee! Glad to see you here and hope you are doing well. :-)

  11. Allyson Mellone permalink
    28/11/2012 8:30 pm

    Very rich indeed as Bree commented. Your rememberings are worth remembering :)

  12. Allyson Mellone permalink
    28/11/2012 8:32 pm

    By the way, that is an amazing clock image.

  13. 29/11/2012 8:35 am

    Following your heart and what you think is right should always be a priority. It’s not so much about success and failure but about getting to do and be who you should do and be. Each and every “Remember” found its place and resounded in my thinking. Thanks for putting so beautiful words into a post.

    Elizabeth, I truly enjoy reading you and having you as a reader so I’ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! Please read here for more details on how to spread it around if you wish to accept it. http://lespetitspasdejuls.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/theres-a-great-reader-in-each-and-everyone-of-us/

    Have a wonderful day!
    Jul’

    • 04/12/2012 12:50 am

      TY for your generous gift and congrats on your award. I’ll stop by your blog to thank you properly… :-)

  14. 29/11/2012 9:16 am

    Great post, Eliz! Love these reminders.

  15. 29/11/2012 4:19 pm

    Such sweet sentiments! Love the frog and the clock! :-D

  16. 29/11/2012 5:33 pm

    Elizabeth, I have nominated you for a “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award” ~ http://travelgardeneat.com/2012/11/29/you-flatter-me-blogger-friends/ (for the “rules” :-)) — however, whether you participate in the awards process or not, thank you for sharing and know you are appreciated! ~ Kat

    • 04/12/2012 1:08 am

      TY so much for your kind award Kat! it has been a pleasure connecting with you and other bloggers… Will stop by to thank you properly on your blog. :-)

  17. 29/11/2012 9:57 pm

    what a lovely post. inspiring. heart warming.
    we just have to remember to those simple things and all will be well :)

    • 04/12/2012 1:10 am

      TY Amira… and I agree as it is so important to keep our connections alive. :-)

  18. 30/11/2012 1:53 am

    When dusk ends our dawn
    Rejoice, no need for mourning
    We are Forgiven…

    So profound and beautiful. :-)

    • 04/12/2012 1:18 am

      TY Cee… I appreciate your feedback on the haiku; especially now that you are the haiku queen. ;-)

  19. 02/12/2012 11:27 pm

    I will always agree that we should not sweat the small stuff. But it is the small things that make me happy. :) Thanks for the reminder.

    • 04/12/2012 1:20 am

      Indeed! Well said… so we keep both in mind; the ones that make us happy and the ones we need to ignore. :-)

  20. 05/12/2012 6:35 pm

    You’re one of the greatest inspiration in my life! Thank you, Eliz!

  21. 06/12/2012 10:33 pm

    I try my best to remember every day!

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