Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rich in Heart, Poor in Spirit

As a waft of air consumes a beggar.
Emptiness consumes the proud of wealth.

 As cold pinches the skin of the homeless.
Coldness pinches the soul of the elite.

As sleep eludes the misfortunate. 
Dreams elude those of the fortunate. 

Who do you think you are?
Sitting on your lavish thrones.
Looking down on the weary.
Who do you think we are?

Survival consumes the thoughts of a beggar.
Comforts consume the thoughts of the proud of wealth.

Hunger pinches the stomach of the homeless.
Listlessness pinches the heart of the elite.

Hope eludes the reach of the misfortunate.
Concern eludes the reach of the fortunate.

Who do you think you are?
Perched in your guarded fortresses.
Scoffing at the unfortunate.
Who do you think we are?

Change is given to the beggar.
Food and raiment to the homeless.
Faith and hope given to the misfortunate.

Wealth is taken from the proud.
Hunger pinches the stomach of the elite.
While the hearts of the fortunate are tested.

Who do you think you are?
Lowered by greed and gain.
A rock now your pillow.
Now, who do you think we are?

Copyright 2013 Lauren Hall ©

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What's New? Well....

As you all may be very well aware, it's been awhile since I last posted anything. Well to be truthful, I barely touch my computer anymore. I think the last time I touched my computer before today was over 2 or more weeks ago. I can remember when I almost never went a day without getting on my computer at least once a day and now its rare to touch it more then every few weeks. Needless to say, I am out of date with a lot of what is happening via online unless its on my iPod.

  Well, some new things that have been going on since I last posted. I guess I'll start with the fact that I sold RoseBud at the end of July. She found a new, good home. I Also bought a new horse from the same guy who bought Rose. It all worked out pretty nicely. My new horse is Sgt. Tank. He is about 14'2-3 hands and a Black and White Paint. I'm not sure what breed he is but he most likely has draft somewhere in his background due to his bulkiness. He is extremely sweet and a VERY quick learner. He needs lots of experience, he apparently hasn't experienced things like bareback riding and doesn't know how to back up and simple stuff like that. Thankfully I'm pretty proficient at fine tuning. Right now we're going slow and he is learning to trust me and build a relationship. He learned very quickly that I'm not to be tested or messed with. He had a very bad habit of backing up when he didn't want to go when I told him to....lets just say, he doesn't do that anymore ; )

   My mom started teaching my 3yo niece how to do Ballet and Tap Dance last month. I decided to join her classes as well as some good friends of mine. I'm not exactly the best dancer in the world and I'm not going to take this anywhere. It is good for learning balance, control and grace though. I used to take for granted what Ballet Dancers do, but I can now say I have a whole new respect for them. The pure control and grace and balance it takes just to even stand right is hard. Tap dance on the other hand is a blast, I've always enjoyed that a little more then most dances. It's kinda nice having a mom who went through all of her childhood, high school and part of college doing dance.

   Let's see, what else? Succoth for us is coming up in a little less then 2 weeks. I have a really good friend coming in for the whole week and a half. I am so psyched about it! It's going to be a great feast, I can already tell. My family and my best friend family are hosting it together at a camp ground about 40 minutes south of us. So far we have quite of few families joining us. I didn't figure we'd have but mebbe 3-4 families, but it looks like we might have anywhere from 8-10 families or more joining. We just found out that my Sis-in-law is probably going to be due to have her 3rd baby about the time we're at the Succoth. I can't believe I'm going to be an Aunt 3 times over, its insane! I love my niece and nephew though. They are so much fun to listen to and play with, but I tell ya, they can wear a person out. Hard to believe that my sis-in-law is my age with almost 3 kids. I honestly don't know how her and my brother do it. I could see maybe having one kid by that age but not 3. Keeping up with Kadence alone is a chore in itself.

   Well, it is now time for me to go to bed since I must get up early to go to my wonderful job in the morning. It may not be much to most, but I love what I do ^_^
 I pray you all are well and blessed.
 Till the next post.