Food for Thought #poetry

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

Life is a promise; fulfill it. – Mother Teresa
Generosity begins with our recognition of our debt to others.

A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. Mohammed

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain. – Helen Keller

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.

Kindness is like sugar, It makes life taste a little sweeter.

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.

At first we hope too much, later on, not enough.

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.



Life is a food bowl jumble how do we begin?

kindness and hope might be a good start

like a fragrant flower, a ripe white peach

blessings flow from each

next a piece of belief and gratitude

fits so nice side by side

in the compote dish

sweetness daily we remind

I waver between what comes from the heart

I’ll pour a bowl of goodness

sprinkled with unpretentious love

in the lives of others do not be remiss

look down the road

but never too far

a hand full of willing

children, reach close to the stars

work each days tapestry

as if its your last

give deep down to the needy

never be greedy

there’s much food for thought

today I’ve tasted a little

pass a morsel to another

never be hard like peanut brittle


Today’s prompt at Poet’s United is Food. I am trying to get back on track getting away from the thought of food (the holidays are a bad influence). “Food for thought” seemed like the kind of basket I could reach into and be well nourished.

All the quotes above are from people or proverbs that have been passed down and were shared on the blog: Every Circle .









The Things We Do For Love (Trivia at it’s Best)

I was tagged now so are you!!!

Ok I was tagged by Hope at Roadlesstraveled. Ya know the song “The things we do for love.” ??? I’m doing this cuz: I love you Hope, it’s a longggg weekend,   I love all the people who come here and read my stuff,  and you (Hope) might win something from Thom.

Oh and Thom (of Hawaiians have way too much time on their hands) I  will get you back for getting me into this!!!

So – 8 random questions formulated by someone who probably lives on Saturn (those folks aren’t quite right).

1. Why did you start blogging?

Is this a trick question??? Initially to prove to someone I could but most importantly to create a niche as a writer with adult people (I’m a children’s writer if ya didn’t know.)

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world with no restriction of costs, where would it be and why?

I have been almost everywhere I have wanted to go. Africa is next – you will read about it, first, here on my blog. It will happen!

Um- why Africa? As a kid I read about starving African children, I wanted to become a doctor and save them. (sometimes the place you want to go all your life is the place you reach the last.)

3. Did you have a teacher in school that had a great influence on your life? If so, what?

You bet.  My sixth grade teacher changed my life. Because I struggled with basic Math principles, all my previous teachers had labelled me as stupid (even though I was reading post-high school level by 6th grade.) This teacher took the time (every day after school) to catch me up to my math level. Because of his investment, I kept excelling and graduated with a degree in College (top of my class in Nursing) where I needed strong math skills.

4. If you could spend the day with a famous person, who would it be, and what would you do?

Mother Teresa – feed and clothe the poor children in Calcutta (what else?)

5. Toilet paper – over or under?

Never use the stuff **

6. Name one thing in your life that you would do over if possible.

Everything and nothing – what not an answer?

Fulfilled one major dream and gone to Art School.

7. Tell about your pets – if any.

Numero Uno Pero  – Whitney a Goldie. She is my most loyal fan, she loves my poetry, and is trained to save me if I drown in our pool (at least she has led me to believe all of the above).

Numero Dos Pero- Ginger a Chihuahua mutt. She doesn’t speak Spanish or English just food.

8. Do you live in a small town or a large town.

Hmm –  definition please? I live in a town!!! I believe by todays standards it is large but it still has the small town feel.

I get to pick 8 lucky people to divulge Trivia (please note you are not obligated in any way shape of manner to do this. Could you tell me the answers privately though – pleez?)

Pete Marshall

Adam Dustus

Brian Miller


Emmanuel Ibok

Monkey Man


William Manson

**Either- it works both ways.

…And there you have it folks the most trivial stuff about MDW (moondustwriter). I am going to have to show up those people on Saturn and put together a proper pursuit in blog trivia.