My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


Sunshine, Daisies and Smiles! :-)

happy sunny weekend

Daisies always make me smile. 🙂 How about you?

They seem like such happy flowers, with their bright, yellow “faces”! 😉

I hope this photo brings a smile to your day/weekend. 

And I hope the sun is shining bright where you are too. Looks like a nice weekend coming up, here in BC.

Have a Safe and Happy weekend!  


Book Review: Believe (PS: A great little eBook if you need a quick pick-me-up!) ;-)

believe book

Believe by Louise

This is a short but helpful eBook that I usually re-read a few times each week, via my Kindle Fire.

It is filled with inspiring quotes, lovely photos and with a beautiful presentation throughout.

I’m so glad I downloaded this eBook, it definitely does give me a pick-me-up and boost of optimism, every time I read through it. 🙂

Here’s my review from Amazon:

I happened to see this eBook on the Top 100 Self Help list at Amazon l am so glad that I downloaded it. Gorgeous photos and very inspiring and many original motivational quotes to refer to again and again. I plan to keep this on my kindle carousel as a pick me up choice when I need a smile or boost throughout the day. Just lovely.

Have a Happy Day! 


Trio – Michelle’s Weekly Pet

Isn’t this an adorable photo?

Sure made me smile as I browsed my WP reader this morning;, hope it does the same for you.

Thanks Becca and hugs to you and all your kitties! 😉

Becca has a LOT of cats! 🙂

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

michelle's weekly 63 - Trio

 Trio huddling to keep warm

Left to right
(Tabasco, Goldie and Shady)

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Laughter Really is Good Medicine ;-)

dogs reading

How’s this for a reading group? LOL!!!

Can we ever have enough laughter in our lives?

Probably not.

Laughter not only makes us happy and makes us smile, it is also very good for us, health wise.
Many years ago when I was recovering from burn-out syndrome/ chronic fatigue syndrome caused by too much: worry, work, chronic stress…that eventually robbed me of my good health for almost 2 years, I read many stories about the healing powers of laughter.
I spent a lot of time on the sofa during that time of recovery. I wasn’t able to do much as my nervous system was virtually in tatters. Resting and re-thinking how I had been living to have ended up so weak and so ill.
 I tried to read mainly inspiring and healing stories/ books about real people who had been through illnesses caused by stress who had recovered and lived to tell the tale. The story of Norman Cousins and his remarkable recovery from a life-threatening tissue disease described in his book:
is a story that has always stayed with me. Cousins and his doctors believed that his recovery was due in large part to daily doses of lots of laughs, watching Marx Brother’s movies where as drugs and other treatments had had little or no effect for weeks. Cousins had actually been getting worse as time had been going by in the hospital, until he added the funny movies to his daily routine.  If you’ve never read his story, it is definitely worth the time.
I also recently found this interesting site that lists many of the health benefits of laughter.
When I’m having a bad, sad or mad day… a good laugh (or even better, lots of them) can go a long way towards turning things around and helping me to relax and reassess things. I love watching funny movies like: Take the Money and Run with Woody Allen and Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield, two of my all-time favorite, classic LOL movies.
If you have a funny movie, book, DVD…to share, please do.
Here’s to a year filled with lots of laughter. It truly is good medicine, for so many reasons! 😉

Happy 2014!

PS: This post is one I shared at my “Take a Happy Break” blog, a long while ago. I no longer post there but thought this was a good way to “kick off” the new blogging year, here at My Poetic Path.
My apologies for a bit of wonky spacing above. WP does NOT like copy and paste, it seems!!!
This adorable (and definitely not Mr. Cheddar approved) photo courtesy of Flickr


Let The Sunshine In!!!

We’ve had weeks of rainy, drizzly weather, here in Interior BC but today the sun is shining and it’s soooo nice! 🙂 

Isn’t it amazing how a blue sky and lots of sun can lift the spirits?

Yes, I do love the rain too, but not for weeks on end and not when it’s actually dark outside in the middle of the day. 😦 

I’ve got a lot on the go these days so looking at a nice, bright view is definitely a plus.

Hope you’re enjoying a sunny day, wherever you are. 🙂


Haiku Reflections: Talisman

My Word of the Week over at Happy Break for this week is: Talisman

Hope you’ll stop by to read about my own personal talismans.

Do you believe in the power of talismans?

I remembered this haiga, featuring the word talisman so I thought I’d share it here again.

Featuring one of my all-time fav photos, taken here in BC.

I also used this image for the cover of my new poetry book: My Poetic Path (see sidebar).

Here’s the link to the original MPP post with comments.

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with good fortune! 🙂