Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

You Never Know

"You never know ahead of time
what something's really going to be like."
Katherine Paterson

Our lives are open stories waiting to be lived.

"A story (like life) is open ended.
A story invites you into it
to make your own meaning."
(So does your life)
Katherine Paterson
and Me

A town is much like this.

So are poems.

"It is better to have a meaningful life
and make a difference
than to merely have a long life."
Bryant H. McGill

"To understand the journey
you have to do the walking."
Bryant McGill

"Every positive thought is a silent prayer
which will change your life."
Bryant McGill

"The worst bullies you will ever 
encounter in your life
are your own thoughts."
Bryant H. McGill

Lyra learned that lesson on Monday, her first day back to school.

You never know ahead of time just how
 things will be,
so never fret over what you think it will be.

Be positive, look forward and let it all fall into place.
My words Saturday evening as I put her on the airplane
(she flew by herself this time)
She conquered her flight 
and her worries over her first day back to school this year
was senseless.
This is going to be the best year ever!


Debbie said...

gorgeous images, bright blue skies!!

awwwww that first day of school - i remember the apprehension. lyra, she is so adorable!!!

Sandi said...


Revrunner said...

Whoa! School already?

Cloudia said...

Wise Wise Wise!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice architecture pics!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for your positive and beautiful attitude.

McGuffy's Reader said...

Thanks for this beautiful and wise post. Hugs.

sage said...

Wow, I thought they have been having a drought but that river has really grown since I left Hastings... Oh, that's Hastings, MN and not MI, eh? Beautiful town.

Halcyon said...

Lovely words an images. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful photos. Love the view of the Hastings sign and sky. Lyra is a pretty girl. The first day of school can be scary, full of unknowns. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

no fretting

just coping

RedPat said...

Love the quotes today, Karen!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lyra is a brave young lady flying by herself.. I feel sure she has the very best role model, that would be yourself Karen ✨

humbird said...

Hi Karen,
nice, refreshing thoughts and quotes, and photos as always!
Glad for girl's first flight solo! To positive thoughts!

Cranberry Morning said...

What happened to going back to school after labor day?? What a sweet photo, and good words of advice before she left on the plane. We surely do tend to borrow trouble from a bank that's more than happy to lend. Have a wonderful weekend!