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Happiness Starts With The Family


A New Year Begins

With it dreams of love and happiness

As we get older

Our families grow bigger

Every day changes and we work hard to make life better

There are times that we look toward the future

Then there are moments we celebrate our past

The best times in my life have been when I mix the both of them together

Trying every way possible to make good things happen

Sometimes we reach an obstacle that we have a hard time trying to overcome

I have always known that determination, passion and thoughts of kindness

Keep me going

Sometimes we need help from other people

That may see our dream

So they can support us in our efforts

Helping us with their knowledge and experience

In the end we can both accomplish something really special

That can live on long after we are gone

Reminding other people

Know effort goes unnoticed

Sometimes hidden and left for the world to find

At a later date and time


DREAM ON (author) on February 05, 2020:

If we forget what our parents tried to teach us then we miss out on some of the greatest opportunities in life. Combining what they knew and the new thoughts we think new possibilities become possible. If we keep their spirit alive in our every day lives then much good can become of their life. Hopefully, we can pass on our wisdom to our families and friends so they also will learn from our mistakes and we may become as valuable as our parents were to us. Thank you for the beautiful stories that makes life easier and so much more exciting. Have a beautiful night.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 03, 2020:

You're very welcome. I'm amazed my writing can influence!


DREAM ON (author) on February 03, 2020:

Ann Carr You light my fire when my flame goes dim. I search for new ways to thank you. Sometimes a great big thanx so much is a good start. The special words between two people give thoughts a run for their money. Blazing a trail filled with utmost honesty and integrity. Have a great sleep. Tomorrow comes early when your up half the night writing. I wouldn't change it. I just have to learn to write faster. Thank you and keep giving air to my balloon. I can't wait till the next parade. When I send your balloons up so high there won't be one person who walks by that doesn't notice how good you have been to me. Smiling down below right at you. As I walk away knowing I made that happen. I created that. I am so proud of it. A fresh new idea right into action. Then realizing I am so much better because of it. Thank you.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 03, 2020:

I'm privileged that you value my input.

Hope you have a great week!


DREAM ON (author) on February 03, 2020:

Ann Carr So many people have so many tidbits of knowledge that end up to be a library. I am so blessed to have a library card. I tap into all this wisdom every day. As if it was the only thing left on the earth. Then I can enjoy what could have taken each person-years to learn. I not only save time but am able to go farther by continuing where they left off. All I have to do is listen. Shhh did you hear that? Ann Carr is talking and I'm all ears. I find I not only feel good but I get so excited too. I have lived a very simple life. I have missed much of the hoopla. Maybe from working so much and maybe from daydreaming. Now I cut out the rigmarole and break it down to a small summary. I just want to thank you for always sharing and lifting my spirits. It is so nice to have friends. Pleasant dreams and I can't wait for Monday to begin.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 30, 2020:

Spot on! Wisdom comes with age, or at least a different perspective!


DREAM ON (author) on January 29, 2020:

Ann Carr Every day I learn new things that my parents taught me that I heard them talk about but maybe I never made the connection. I could have forgotten and now their words and thoughts come back to me. What a great feeling to put it all together. I feel we are able to accept different thoughts and feel different because we have matured. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. I hope you have a wonderful night.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 26, 2020:

Dream On: Thanks again, especially for such kind words. I owe so much to my parents.


DREAM ON (author) on January 25, 2020:

Ann Carr I loved every word. To capture the moment. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I say over and over again the picture holder has the best spot he or she not only can see what the camera captured but can view the world in every possible way. Your father gave you a special gift. Even after the picture has faded. That memory will shine in the brightest light. He knew only too well. How amazing each moment was and always could be. He took his precious time to share with you a lifetime of love. My mother and I pulled out our camera snapped a shot in hopes to catch that dream. More often than not we got the sun in our eyes and the back of a bald guy fixing his hair. We tried and cried. If only we would have waited a little longer or taken the picture a little sooner. We were opportunists. We just picked the wrong opportunity. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. I would love to hear so much more. Have a great night. P.S. All life has to offer is only one click away. Enjoy, take that picture with great pleasure. Behold, I can see that amazing treasure. That can be shared indefinitely.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 24, 2020:

Another advantage I have is that my father was a prolific photographer and I have his legacy in that way too, lots of photos to pass on to them as well as my own (I caught his enthusiasm and take thousands of photos too!).


DREAM ON (author) on January 23, 2020:

Ann Carr Life is so important and sharing with love and passion all the things you have done and learned is priceless. I wish I was one of your grandchildren so I could sit and listen to all the things you want to share. Most of my own family plus my aunts and uncles have passed. I was too young to understand and too slow to write down what they had to share until it was too late. I heard the stories but I thought they would be with me forever. They have faded and once and awhile a glimpse of the past comes back. The rest was fun while it lasted. Gone for good. A time before cell phones and the ease of cameras and videos. Thank you so much for coming by and giving a little more joy to the world.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 23, 2020:

This gives me the sense of enjoying passing on things to my grandchildren, be it memories or knowledge or just musing about the future. A new year gives us fresh chances and fresh hope, as well as enjoying our memories of each year that's gone.



DREAM ON (author) on January 03, 2020:

Brenda Arledge You are not the only one. I keep thinking I will find a way. If I opened up maybe the same way I found today could of been accomplished years ago. With the help of other people and we both could move in the direction of peace and happiness. Without all the frustration and struggle. I also think we have to go through some of the problems to appreciate the solution. If it comes to easy we may not understand the significance. Thank you for reading so many of my hubs. Each time I am delighted to see you. Have a beautiful weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on January 03, 2020:

Demas W Jasper We don't always see because we are blinded at the moment. Maybe too much at once and overwhelmed or our mind my be thinking of other things that need our focus and attention. When we find the time we can figure out what happened and why and have a better understanding in the future. Thank you so much for coming by for a lovely visit. I always am pleased to see a friendly face. I hope you have a happy and wonderful New Year. May your dreams keep growing to blossom when we least expect them. Making every day a little more exciting.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on January 02, 2020:

Caught this one: "Know effort goes unnoticed" I noticed this one. Good approach to living.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 02, 2020:

Nice one.

Let's hope our writing is found by others to read at a later date.

It is good to reach out to let others help when you stumble upon an obstacle, but that's one thing I usually do not do.

Hope this year brings you happiness.

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