Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Trails--For Lou

Every person has the power to make others happy.

Some do it simply by entering a room --

others by leaving the room.

Some individuals leave trails of gloom;

others, trails of joy.

Some leave trails of hate and bitterness;

others, trails of love and harmony.

Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism;

others trails of faith and optimism.

Some leave trails of criticism and resignation;

others trails of gratitude and hope.

What kind of trails do you leave?
by William Arthur Ward

Lou, you blazed a great trail in blogger land. You provided hope and courage to those who were struggling with the demons of their children. You showed me your strength, your compassion and your vulnerability. I think that the trail that I'm on has been made more passable by your presence. Thanks for that.


  1. I've been reading your last three or four blog entries. Much too much to comment on but they were eye-opening and very thoughtful. I love the poem in this one. Thanks for being there for us, Syd.

  2. Syd:

    A lovely sentiment and a a shared wish.

    Thank you...

    Blessings and aloha...

  3. Even though I have only been blogging a short time I so appreciated and cherished Lou's comments. I also do the same for yours. She is missed.

  4. Love that poem. It's beautiful! And what kind words about Lou. :)

  5. It's a great idea, to consider what kind of trails we blaze and leave behind us.
    I want to be the type of person who makes people happy when they enter the room, who drips off bits of me in harmony and faith.
    I'm going to go pick dahlias and ponder this.

  6. Amen and amen.

    I miss Lou, but I loved her posts and love her comments.


  7. I will miss Lou. She was so supportive, honest, and caring to me. I always looked foward to her comments on my blog. I have experienced much healing in this past year of blogging and Lou has been a big part of that. Thanks Syd. Thanks Lou. jeNN

  8. Well said, Syd. I feel the same way.

    Lou, I love you. I will miss reading your blog very much.

    Please stay in touch.


  9. That's great and really makes you think!

    I will try to remember that every day, crap in my life has been relentless this year and sometimes I allow it to bring me down far too much.
    I guess I have been leaving unhappy miserable trail..that must change.

    Great post!

  10. Now I understand why nobody wants to talk about it. Beautiful poem, it brought me to tears.

  11. Oh yeah!!! I love this poem and whole-heartedly echo your sentiments about our dear Lou!

    She is MISSED BIG TIME!!


  12. Lou - Come on back any time. We know you. We love you. It ended too abruptly.

  13. Perfectly said and totally agreed with. I miss her already.

  14. Syd, thank you. This is the kind of thoughtful gesture I would expect from you.

  15. Wow. Well said Syd. She will be sorely missed but I have noticed she has commented a lot. That makes me happy! :)


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