16 October 2010

Magpie Tales-Lessons learned

Crashing into brick walls
Develops character
Loving and losing
Opens the heart for true love
Missed opportunities
Awaken the mind to possibilities
Failures
Drive the potential for future success
Doors closing
Signal a new beginning
Fear, sadness and doubt
Are just moments in a life
Filled with blessings
Count them

C.M. Jackson 2010

Inspiration and more may be found at Magpie Tales.

40 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I can relate to this...

fortune tellers

Brian Miller said...

i like tha alternativ perspectives...sounds like your door is half open, your cup half full....smiles.

Berowne said...

Awfully well written.

willow said...

Love the positive take on each disappointment. Inspiring!

Kristen Haskell said...

Lovely. I like to think of failures as situations necessary for learning.

Tumblewords: said...

Words of wisdom, well written!

Ana said...

I really LOVE this! Really.

Reflections said...

Words of the wise, experience bathed in beauty.

Nicely done.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Very nice piece of writing.

There's nearly always a silver lining, if only we can open ourselves up to seeing it.

Kelstahz said...

Missed opportunities
Awaken the mind to possibilities...

I've been having to remind myself of that a lot lately.

signed...bkm said...

nice c.m....this is one to read daily or have posted on a mirror...we all want prefect days ...what would we be without those brick walls and lost loves I can not imagine...bkm

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

there are always two sides of the same scenario - we decide which one we want to see. Nice magpie!

Jingle said...

there are some words of wisdom here.
lovely tale,

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

the bitter, then the sweet
hope yours is more sweet than bitter

C.M. Jackson said...

gt--I am glad! I am believer in recognizing the bad but always seeing and believing in the good

C.M. Jackson said...

brian--yep half full always no matter what

C.M. Jackson said...

berowne-I am inspired by my fellow bloggers..

C.M. Jackson said...

willow--love the new profile photo-thank for your inspiration

C.M. Jackson said...

kristen--it has taken me a long time to learn that failures and mistakes are opportunities...thanks for your kind words

C.M. Jackson said...

tumblewords--thank you!

C.M. Jackson said...

Ana--like the premise of your blog--good luck!

C.M. Jackson said...

r---thank you!

C.M. Jackson said...

paul--yes!that is the key

C.M. Jackson said...

k--we all need to remind ourselves to focus on the positive

C.M. Jackson said...

bkm--we would be very boring people;-) cheers!

C.M. Jackson said...

oj g-c-exactly!

C.M. Jackson said...

jingle--and some bruises too;-)

C.M. Jackson said...

rene--I wish the same for you!

Amity said...

you scattered flowers on thorny ladders to open doors to virtues.. amazing magpie jackson !

C.M. Jackson said...

amity-you just wrote another poem ;-) thank you for your kind words

Marilyn said...

Lovely poem - Filled with blessings, count them. We must all remember to do this.

kathew said...

YES! Being face forward and positive is a lot easier than the opposite.

Stafford Ray said...

CMJ, your words brought on this:
I am sitting at my computer. There is nothing I would rather be doing.
Then... I am reading in bed. This is sooo nice.
Or I am driving the car listening to the radio. Glad I left early, no rush, enjoying the trip and using the skills.
Where am I going? I do know, but that is for later. Right now I am here feeling how good this is.

Amanda said...

this is stunning. i'm so glad i visited today to read this.
wow!

joanny said...

C.M

Ah how sweet your words -- sending words of wit and wisdom straight to my heart.

Joanny
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

Suz said...

a pot of gold in those words!

Lyn said...

Logical, beautiful, and wise at the same time...

Jannie Funster said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderfful, excellent AND great!

I can so relate to the doors opening truth, as per my 7th letter unclaimed. I felt incomplete and worried about my perfect 7 being broken until those trumpets blared that the 7 friend had yet to be revealed in the fulness of light and time!

Is life, and this post of yours great, or what?!?!

Jingle said...

amazing view...
love your side of the story, sadness, fears, closing doors...
wow.
keep shining.

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