Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Dark Secret

Come forth in to the light of things
William Wordsworth



I am not a big fan of secrets

Unless there is a cake and a stack of presents involved


Have you ever worked at a place where everything is a secret



They call it "siloing" these days



"Need to know"



My guess is that corporate America has just read too much Tom Clancy
 Bring it out in the light!

Collaborate!
Don't just talk "team"

be a team

and that's poetiquejustis
 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Matthew 4:16



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Seen

Make visible what, without you, 
may never have been seen.
Robert Bresson



See


What is good in others


And tell them




See 



The beauty around you



And share it




See


The importance of each moment



And live it

First
See
and then

and that's poetiquejustis
However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" -- the things God has prepared for those who love him--
I Corinthians 2:9





Friday, April 18, 2014

A rose by every other name

It will never rain roses
When we want more roses,
we have to plant.
George Eliot
 I guess this is on my mind because we gave
six rose bushes a home last week

It was a good fit-
they needed a bit of earth
and wanted to share our yard
It took some work
It took some plannning
It took some investment of time and money
but all good things do

We are still learning about our roses
what they need and where the thorns are
but just like life,
planning, investing yourself, and learning
gives you the rewards you seek

-and that's poetiquejustis
  The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
Isaiah 35:1





Thursday, April 17, 2014

Over Every Mountain

Over every mountain there is a path
though it may not be seen from the valley
Theodore Roethke


You have to start to make the climb



even when the path is not clear


trust
and move on






You must command your eyes


To look up!
To look beyond


Just there! over that mountain
of fear, or loss, or uncertainty


is what you have been looking for
go! and keep going
You are closer than you think
and that's poetiquejustis
"Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them."
Mark 11:23

 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Circular Argument

Plans are useless, but planning is invaluable
Winston Churchill


Do you want to be successful?

Plan for success

Do you want to be happy?


Plan to be happy

Want to be fearless?


Plan to be fearless

or

just let life happen
and see where that gets you..
and that's poetiquejustis

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. 
Proverbs 22:15

 



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Getting in front of the problem

Few situations can be bettered by going beserk.
Melody Beattie


Control yourself
or you are going to leave a real mess behind you


and there is bound to be someone who is going to want to take you down

can you blame them?


Discipline yourself

We all have a "hulk" inside of us somewhere
just make sure your better self
is out in front
and that's poetiquejustis
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.
Proverbs 25:28









Monday, April 14, 2014

Monkey Business

There is only one way to avoid criticism:
 do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.




 –Aristotle


If you do something new



Say something different


Question the status quo
- someone is going to 
get bent out of shape
 so be it
Recall the words of Emerson:
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” 
and that's poetiquejustis

The integrity of the upright guides them
Proverbs 11:3