Wednesday, September 11, 2013


The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.

Those words are from one of my all-time favorite poems. And while I realize that they're depressing and reflected Robert Frost's longing to lie down in the woods and join his family on the other side, I often murmur those last few lines to myself while I'm out in the trees. They just seem appropriate.

I am feeling overwhelmed with gratitude right now for my blessings — and feeling foolish for being a bit down in the dumps the past few weeks. It seems that every time I feel unappreciated or sad, God reminds me that He loves me and that I have an amazing life. He's opened more than a few windows for me when I thought that the doors had closed for good.

One more quick thought to end this decidedly Romantic-era post. I need to frame it and hang it somewhere so I focus on being me and becoming what God wants me to be:

Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. — Henry David Thoreau


  1. Love both those quotes, and I'm so glad things are going well for you!

  2. Why the change of heart, do you think? (Towards the positive.)

  3. i'm a big frost fan...he has some great poems about autumn that i revisit annually.


Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts! I love reading them.