Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A new friend in a small country town in New South Wales...

I happened to stumble upon a wonderful poem, the other day. The poem, entitled, Just sayin', really spoke to me. I wanted to share it with everyone. I contacted Penny and asked her permission to post it, and she graciously allowed me permission.

She is married with teenagers and lives in a small country town in New South Wales.  Her photography is also beautiful.  You can visit Penny at

Just sayin’.

When in doubt, leap. One needs a little courage to live.

Miracles happen so often they become commonplace.

It’s easier to draw a straight line than to straighten a crooked one.

How come it’s always the narrow path that considers itself superior?

If you paint a black picture, the picture will be black.

Boredom is the price one pays for not enjoying everything.

Getting lost is part of getting there.

There’s something braver than dying for the truth – living without it.

Lessons are learned, not taught.

When your burden gets too heavy, you learn how to carry it.

The little girl riding her bicycle. Never once did she wonder: “Is this worthwhile?”

The sea will wash away our footprints but not the fact we made them.

Experiences for which there are no words get along fine without them.

Reasons are invented, not found.

No river could flow if it had to know its destination first.

** Posted with permission from Penny at above link, originally posted on her site on April 19, 2010.


Caroline said...

Wow I can see why this spoke to you. Such an incredible poem. Thank you for sharing Penny's wisdom with us. I can't wait to check out her blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm pleased and flattered that you liked these words enough to post them here. Thankyou.
And I'm glad I found this blog, too.

Penny ♥

septembermom said...

This post spoke to me today in many ways. Thanks for sharing these pearls of wisdom!

gayle said...

That is a great post!!