Just some thoughts...

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

Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Lose Weight without Pills, Diet or Exercise

There is a huge emotional component to weight loss
Carnie Wilson

OK...let's be clear
You are on your own for the extra pounds

This  is a plan for the heavy heart

Get rid of all those things that are weighing you down!

Throw away the anger

choose a diet of forgiveness

And cut out the regret

Replace it with a steady diet of peace
Stop trying to race to the top of some silly, meaningless ladder

and consume yourself with the needs of others

Then, you will find yourself lighter by the moment
Because not only is this a diet that is heart healthy,
but one that is fit for life.

And that's poetiquejustis
                Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
              Psalm 37:8

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Taking Note of Life

There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer
Walter Savage Landor
Singing alone
Singing a  duet

in a choir
Out on a limb
It does not matter! 
If you have a deam
live it!
and if you have a song- sing it
Somewhere, inside of all of  us
we all have a dream and we all have a song!
and that's poetiquejustis
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. 
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:3

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Moment in Time

“This isn’t a thrift store… We’re not selling them something less expensive, we’re selling them something more special. We have to tell them the story of what we’re showing them. And then we have to show them how they can be the new heroine in the story.”
Eric McKean, The Secret Life of Dresses

I love thrift stores

Maybe it is because I am a writer-and an old fashioned kind of girl

 but every souvenir plate...

every chipped cup....
every bedraggled doll
tells me a story. 
 and I always want to be the next heroine in that story
and that's poetiquejustis
Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past.
 Ask your father and he will tell you,ask your  your elders, 
and they will explain to you.
Deuteronomy 32:7

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Economy of Life

Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there will be sun.

Having an interest in those around you

Investing in others

Banking on our communities

Sharing the dividends of love with others
Now that is an economy we should all be able to agree on!
and that's poetiquejustis

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Success That is Ahead of the Curve

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Jonathan Winters

Success can be very slow in coming
It can seem to be always around the bend

Down the road

The accolades

The awards and rewards

The money

But then again....maybe we are the ones who are slow

Slow to see where success really is .
Tell me...
Do you know how to love and be loved?

Do you take joy in the gentler moments?

Can you walk your own path without the admiration of others?


Well, then success is yours!

Greet it! 

Enjoy it! Run with it!
then  keep moving ahead.
And that's poetiquejustis

We were not looking for praise from me; not from you or anyone else
I Thessalonians 2:6

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Light is the symbol of truth
James Russell Lowell

Day-break  in a city

day-break in the forest

Day-break in soul

When the light of day breaks forths

That which has kept the world in darkness must let go

Today- let the day-break in to your life
and the darkness will let go
and that's poetiquejustis

I have come in to the world as Light so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness.
John 12: 46

Monday, December 24, 2012

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Hark !

The angels are singing

The sky is alight

Reminding us that the Hope of the world

Was born Christmas night
Our hearts hear their music
There is so much to tell
Our lives changed forever

God with us- Emmanuel

And that's poetiquejustis
wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas