Month: August 2018

Eagle Spirit

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Running beyond the meadows,
To the thicket of forest grass,
The sun was shining high,
As the eagle flew pass.

Watching as he soared,
So high above the land,
I knew my life had meaning,
That there was a bigger plan.

Lifted up so gently,
In Great Bears loving care,
The sky opened up to show,
The Great Spirit waiting there.

Wind blowing threw me,
My vision took new flight,
The Great Bear comforts me,
As I finally give up the fight.

Like mini feature films,
The past played in my head,
Great Spirit opened up my eyes,
And my soul it truly bled.

Tear drops from heaven,
Fell from the sky,
The eagle came down,
And I said good bye.

I thanked the Great Bear,
For the teachings she shared,
And gave thanks to Great Spirit,
For meeting me there.


– Annalee Hopkins Somerville


31st August – On This Day In History

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1870 Marie Montessori (educator – spontaneous response)




1997 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (car crash victim in Paris)



On This Day:

1978 Sri Lanka adopts its constitution



Have a good Friday, 31st August

Butterflies Flight

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Peter sat upon the stump,
Watching little things,
All different colors,
All different wings.

One was black and spotted,
How it caught his eyes,
It fluttered its little wings,
It tried and tried to fly.

Up you go, said Peter,
You can fly so high,
All you have to do he said,
Is flap with all your might.

Flap the little butterfly did,
Flapped with all its might,
It raised a little in the air,
Then fell down out of fright.

Feeling a little discouraged,
He wiggled his wings and sighed,
Then he got an idea,
And thought, just one last try.

He spread his wings so far,
Flapped them fast and slow,
When he started to raise,
He gave Peter the go.

As he flapped away,
Peter gave a gentle blow,
And that little butterfly,
Gave quiet the little show.

He flew so very high,
That Peter couldn’t see,
Which butterfly was his?
I guess he’s truly free.


– Annalee Hopkins Somerville


30th August – On This day In History

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1930 Warren Buffett (businessman and second wealthiest man in the world)




2013 Seamus Heaney (poet, playwright & Nobel Prize Winner for Literature)



On This Day:

1918 Czechoslovakia forms and becomes an independent republic



Have a good Thursday, 30th August

I Walk In The Sunshine

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I Walk In The Sunshine

I Walk In The Sunshine
You live in the night
You’re not where I’m going
My future is bright
I’ll live in the sunshine
I’ve chosen the light.


– Adeline Foster


29th August – On This Day In History

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1958 Michael Jackson (singer & songwriter)




2016 Gene Wilder (actor – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)



On This Day:

1964 Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins is released



Have a good Wednesday, 29th August

Basket Of Sunshine

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I was given a basket of sunshine,
All wrapped in deepest blue.

I opened up God’s package,
And there my child was you.

Your cheeks so red and rosy,
And eyes that glistened deep.

For you were given to me from God above,
For all my life to love and keep.

One day I know I’ll have to go,
To my Father from which I came.

But the love I will leave you behind,
For always will remain.

Remembering times I held you,
And rocked you fast asleep.

Bruised knees, and cuts I tended,
Wiping tears falling down your cheeks.

I will always be here for you,
Even after I am gone.
Remember me, oh child of mine,
If only in a childhood song.

‘Rock A Bye Baby, In the tree top’,
When the wind blows, lifes’ cradle will rock,
If the bow breaks or looks as too fall, ‘
Remember I and God are near,
And will protect you from it all.


– Linda Winchell


28th August – On This Day In History

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1965 Shania Twain (singer & musician)




2008 Phil Hill(Racing car driver and F1 Champion)



On This Day:

1937 Toyota becomes an independent company



Have a good Tuesday, 28th August

A Little Bit Of Sunshine

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A little bit of sunshine every day,
Helps to keep the rain clouds far away.
A little bit of sunshine, for your soul,
Helps you to weather even bitter cold.

A little bit of sunshine in your week,
Helps pull you out of bed, when you are sick.
A little bit of sunshine on your brain,
Helps get out all bad feelings, and mental strain.

A little bit of sunshine in your life,
Helps you to deal, with all your stress and strife.
A little bit of sunshine at the start,
Can even help to heal a broken heart.


– Juan Olivarez


27th August – On This Day In History

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1957 Bernhard Langer (golfer & Masters Champion)




1919 Louis Botha (South Africa General during the Anglo – Boer War and Statesman)



On This Day:

1955 First publication of The Guinness Book Of Records



Have a good Monday, 27th August