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j.g. lewis

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A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

Truth and Reconciliation

truth
comes at a cost

honour
those who have already paid

respect
the process

healing
takes time

forgiveness
takes even longer

 

In Canada, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day honours the Survivors of residential schools, the children who never returned home, and their families and communities.
Orange Shirt Day is an indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter- generational impacts of residential schools and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.

09/30/2022                                                                            j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

Each morning, every morning, there is time to consider plans for the day, for the weeks, months, perhaps years ahead.
   Formulated in quiet thought, these goals might not be concrete, or complete, but they are personal reminders of what can be achieved over time.
   If I write them down they seem real; more than dreams and wishes. Maybe even more than I should ask for, or more than I am allowed?
   Only time will tell.

09/26/2022                                                                           j.g.l.

Enjoy

Comfort food,
as the temperature dips.

Favorites.

Restaurant special,
mom’s recipe or
make it up as you go.

Is there a better day
than today?

Be nourished.

Take the time
to enjoy.

Remember the leftovers.

09/23/2022                                                                    j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

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is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on June 22, 2015 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Longer days, shorter nights,
less time to reflect.
Summer Solstice.
                                  It’s happening.
Mistress Moon is weak, hardly
a whisper.
I no longer
hear her voice, or
                                 less and less
                                 she occupies
my mind.
Somehow it just happens.
My choice.
Less focus on her,
more focus on dreams and desires.
                                They can happen,
                                 they will happen,
without distraction.
Dedication, application, rejuvenation,
                                mentally,
                                spiritually,
                                physically;
that’s how it will happen.
You’ve come
too far,
given up
too much, to not
                                make it happen.
If you want
it to happen.
        Yes, your past may pester you,
        but it will not drag you down.
Remember
what made you feel good about yourself?
You can
                feel better
                be   better
if you want.
                              It can happen
                              if it’s meant to happen,
on your own terms.
                             Make it happen.

                                                           j.g.l.

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