Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Way It Is...

 Discipline, not desire, determines destiny. Charles Stanley

The way it is, is all we have
And to this we apply
If we are wise, the diligence
Of heart and hand and eye

The way it is requires us
To think before we leap
And discipline desire lest
It slays us in our sleep

The way it is, is oftentimes
The fruit that fills the fist
From habits, either henchmen
Or slothful antagonist

The way it is should exhort us
To give Time all we can
Lest after Life is said and done
We passed this way in vain

© Janet Martin

 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Prov.31:27

My to-do list took a real beating last week…time to make a new one!

Make strawberry jam,
Get sympathy cards ready,
Washing bedding,
Harvest mint leaves and currant leaves for tea
Stop in to see Sandra (recently lost her beloved husband)
Pick potato bugs
Dust cabbage
Transplant head lettuce
Dead-head flower gardens…no watering though!
Stain deck has been on my list since the beginning of spring (we need a few dry days before and after)

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