It’s Not How You Say It. It’s What You Say That Counts

It’s not how you say it.
It’s what you say that counts
And the fact that you say it at all.

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Poetry and Sayings – Speaking of Procrastination

Procrastination

I wish I didn’t procrastinate.
I wish I did things now.
The hours and days and weeks go by.
And then I wonder how.

Weeks are months.
And months are years.
And time goes by,
so ever dear.

So now a make a commit-ment.
I stick my sword into cement.
I’ve made my mind
I’m done with this
I’m doing this with no remiss.

I’ll do things now.
I won’t regret
Important tasks
Be done will get.

I’m going to prioritize
and do the things
that make me wise.

I’ll keep this up
and get things done,
before I turn into a bum.

 

This poem came to me when I realized how long I had put off my project to write a poem a day for one week.  I know it wasn’t my top priority, but a year? Come on.  Anyway, the procrastination poem came pretty easy to me.  I really enjoy writing poetry but am a little embarrassed by it. It’s a kind of catharsis for me

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Poetry and Sayings – A Poem About Wednesday

Wednesday

Why is Wednesday spelled that way?
This is like no other day.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fri,
There’s no reason to ask why!

Saturday, Sunday,
Simple there.
But Wednesday has this funny snare.

Lets take a vote.
I do not play.
I’d rather spell it
Wens-day!

🙂

This one only took me a year to get to; sheesh. (Writing the poem only took me about four minutes).

This is an entry in my creative exercise to write a poem for each day this week about that day. 

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Poetry and Sayings – A Poem About Tuesday

Tuesday

Rhyme with one and Rhyme they do,
Monday, Tuesday, One and Two.
If the next day rhymed with Three.
Think how fun that that would be.

But it ends the second day,
Unless you think another way.
Thur and Four could make a rhyme.
But Wednesday would be lost in time.

So Tuesday marks the end indeed.
That is, if you speak, sequentially.

I hope no one is reading this.  I struggled with this one.  But I’m trying to follow the rule of a poem a day, about that day, on each day of the week, for just a week.  And since I have a job, I can only spend a few minutes on this each morning.  🙂  I hope you like it.

Eventually, I hope that this will become a repository of ideas for greeting cards of all kinds.  This is just a personal writing exercise (and a little embarrassing).

 

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Poetry and Sayings – A Poem About Monday

Monday

Monday is a chance, a shot,
A time to start anew.
An open door, a brand new book,
A day that you can do…

Reassessment, Recommitment
Brand new projects,
Finish old ones

Meet your goals
Or set some new ones
Just a chance
For thoughts to chew on.

Start afresh or start anew.
Now’s your time to turn that screw.
Make this week a better one.
Do the best that you can do.

Refreshed, Renewed, and Reassured;
It’s a chance!
Boredom be cured.

So get a start and clean your slate
And do things now
‘Fore it’s too late.

This is an entry in my creative exercise to write a poem for each day this week about that day.

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Poetry and Card Sayings – A Poem About Sunday

Sunday

Apostrophe; a Period;
An exclamation point;
A day that marks the end and start;
A day that God annoints

A day I spend with family;
A day I spend with friends;
A day I do my charity;
A day I loathe to end.

Sunday is a day of rest.
A day I make anew,
Commitments that are core to me
For things I want to do.

I’ve tried to do a week or two
where Sunday’s like the rest.
It doesn’t work. It hurts my week.
The next week’s never my best.

This is an entry in my creative exercise to write a poem for each day this week about that day.  If you are interested in being able to send physical greeting cards out directly from your computer desktop, please visit our contact page.

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Poetry & Card Sayings – A Poem About Saturday

I’d like to add some ideas for cards here for any occasion. Please fee free to submit ideas yourself. With automation the way it is today, there is no reason why you can’t use your own sayings on your greeting cards.

The challenge lies in creativity and motivation to write. So as an exercise, I’m going to try to get this started with a poem about each day of the week. That may not be a card but I’m hoping to get my creative juices flowing. Feel free to send us your own ideas with the understanding that they can be shared. We’d love to post them.

It’s Saturday. Here’s my first entry:

Saturday

Saturday is a special day.
It gives me much relief.
I wake up with a happy face
And relish the lack of grief.

It’s a day that I can catch
Up-on the weekly grind.
Or stay in bed and read a book
Or vegetate my mind.

I love my week.
And love my days.
But Saturday
Is amongst my faves.

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The True Meaning of Christmas in a Card

We wanted to make sure to convey the true meaning of Christmas in our Christmas cards this year so we chose the following scripture and saying…

Isaiah 9:6 – “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder…

And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Eight hundred years before He was born, the Old Testament predicted the Good News of Jesus Christ.

May you enjoy His blessings throughout Christmas and the New Year!

Love,
Joe & Christine


We used this picture, purchased from Fotolia:

Here are a few other Christmas card ideas we looked at that contain scriptures or that come right from the Bible about Christ’s birth:

A silent night
a Star above
a blessed gift
of Hope and Love

Wishing you a very
Merry Christmas

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live – John 4:9-11

May the joy of Christmas time stay with you throughout the New Year.

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

‘And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: ‘Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people, Unto you is born this day a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.’ – Luke 2:11

Luke 2:10 – “Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.””

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Isaiah 11:1 – “There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots.”

Isaiah 7:14 – “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you!

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The Problem With e-Cards

Get ready.  The e-Cards are coming.  You know what I mean; email from a “friend” that wants to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving or a Merry Christmas.  Somewhere in that email is a link that says “Click Here to see your wonderful greeting”.  And then when you click it, who knows what’s going to happen.

These kinds of emails can carry anything from a Trojan that duplicates the email to everyone in your address book… to a destructive virus that proceeds to wipe out your hard drive.  DON’T OPEN THEM.

They can look really innocent and often pique your curiosity. Just remember, if you didn’t expect it, DON’T OPEN IT.

Use real greeting cards. Use the Internet to send them.

Much better to , a real card. You can do it right from your computer at your desk.  No trips to the post office, no stuffing envelopes, no stamps.  Just pick a card, customize it with your message, and press submit.

There are many services that offer this nowadays

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