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The Road Less Traveled

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost

Friendship ~ Love

Friendship is a quiet walk in the park with the one you trust

Love is when you feel like you are the only two around.

Friendship is when they gaze into your eyes and you know they care.

Love is when they gaze into your eyes and it warms your heart.

Friendship is being close even when you are far apart.

Love is when you can still feel their hand on your heart when they are not near.

Friendship is hoping that they experience the very best.

Love is when you bring them the very best.

Friendship occupies your mind.

Love occupies your soul.

Friendship is knowing that you will always try to be there when in need.

Love is when you will give up everything to be at their side.

Friendship is a warm smile in the winter.

Love is a warming touch that sends a pulse through your heart.

Love is a beautiful smile to which nothing compares:

A tender laugh, which opens your heart,

A single touch that melts away your fears,

A smell that reminds you of the tenderness of heaven,

A voice that reminds you of the innocence of youth.

Friendship can survive without love.

Love cannot live without friendship.

~ Author Unknown .

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Desert Blooms ~

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I’ve been fascinated with the Western skies and the Western deserts for as long as I can remember. The thought of them summon up romantic notions and nostalgic memories in my mind. The sense of God’s hand painting a canvas over the horizon at sunset with the colors of red and orange engulfing the mind gives me a feeling of serenity and hope and peace.

This year on a trip through the Mojave Desert I witnessed, what is being called, a once in a lifetime phenomenon. Looking out the car window as we rode across the desert I began to notice that the Joshua Trees were all in full bloom. Not just one or two as I had seen in the past but most all of them were covered in white clusters of flowers.

We were driving on I-15 North, near  Joshua Tree National Park, on a trip from California to Wyoming.

  The Joshua trees are native to the Mojave Desert and grow exclusively in the Southwestern United States. The name Joshua tree was given by a party of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave desert on their way West in the mid 19th century. It is said that these trees reminded them of a biblical story about Joshua reaching his arms to the sky in prayer and they thus considered this as a spiritual sign of welcome to this land.

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To many the Joshua tree has become a symbol of the pioneering spirit and strength of the people of the American West.

To me, seeing the Joshua trees in bloom reminded me of the many blessings in my life. It reminded me to always remember to say  THANK YOU for all that I am fortunate enough to have received.

~  Life is indeed Good ~

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