Thursday, July 12, 2018


You are not your age,
Nor the size of clothes you wear.
You are not a weight, 
Or the color of your hair.

You are not your name,
Or the dimples in your cheeks.
You are all the books you read,
And all the words you speak.

You are your croaky morning voice,
And all the smiles you try to hide.
You're the sweetness in your laughter,
And every tear you've cried.

You're the songs you sing so loudly,
When you know you are all alone.
You're the places that you've been to,
And the one that you call home.

You're the things that you believe in,
And the people that you love.
You are the photos in your bedroom,
And the future you dream of.

You are made of so much beauty,
But it seems that you forgot,
When you decided that you were defined
By all the things you are not.

~Eric Hanson~


  1. Great words and I like all the cute vignettes in your photos which I imagine are from your garden, or someone's garden. The little scenes make me smile.

    1. Hi Terra, thank you. I am happy these made you smile :)

  2. Love that poem. And need to remember it much more often.

  3. I ADORE this poem!! I am going to copy and save it. And wonderful photos to go with it. They are so lovely that I can't even choose a favorite. O.K., I'll try anyway! One and three.

  4. I too need to remember it more often. Reading that again makes me wonder why I don't pin it to the wall as a daily reminder that things aren't as bad as (sometimes) I think.

  5. oh wow on this poem. I have not seen it before and it is fantastic.. love it and your photos are amazing today

    1. Thank you Sandra, very happy you enjoyed it.

  6. I love this, Denise!!! So beautiful and so, so true! Your fairy houses are darling. Thank you for this lovely post! ♥

    1. Thank you Martha Ellen and you are very welcome.

  7. Thanks for this uplifting post today, lovely!

  8. Hello, lovely images and a beautiful poem! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  9. Hi Denise,
    Some wonderful images and such delightful words, super post.
    All the best, John

    1. Hi John, thank you. All the best to you too :)

  10. Beautiful words and photos. Happy weekend Diane

  11. Love the poem and your perfect illustrations!


I thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy reading them very much and always try to return a visit. As I do monitor comments it may take a while for them to appear, even quite late depending on what is going on and how much time I am able to spend on the computer.

Also, there are times when I delete by mistake, so if something you have written to me is gone, it's usually because my fingers have pushed the wrong button!