Decorations on the Christmas Tree

Each decoration tells a story of lands to the south, where Christmas is warm.

Where the summer breeze dances with the last of the Jacaranda blooms and swimming pools are in constant splash.

Each decoration tells a tale of lands to the north, where Christmas is colder.

Where the wind plays with the last of the autumn leaves and chimneys emit warmth with a hint of chestnut.

Each decoration, each story and tale offers sentiment. Maybe a reminder of simpler times or abundant company.

Each made to be told again and again.

This treasure, this collection trinkets,
Whether decorated in climates hot or cold, encourage those cozy feelings of warmth and sparkles of joy.

ยฉ๏ธ Lisa Moralee McLardy

Dreams are meant to be

๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’โ€ฆ

I want you to know
This is not a crossroads
I know which way Iโ€™m going to go
But for a moment in time
I let you enter my mind
And now you think youโ€™re
Here to stay

Thereโ€™s only one thing to do
To get through to you,
The you thatโ€™s messing with my mind

I need a song,
A song
Just to get out my mind
And all the things you told me
All the things you said

That mountainโ€™s too high
Donโ€™t reach for the sky,
Itโ€™s just not meant to be,
Dreams are just make believe

These words always play on repeat,
But I am learning to skip your beat
And find my own,
Show you how much Iโ€™ve grown

I want you to know
I followed my own road
To the mountain high,
So high it touches the sky

Poised and ready to climb
But paused for a moment in time
Because you entered my mind
And now you think youโ€™re here to stay

Thereโ€™s only one thing to do
To get through to you,
The you thatโ€™s messing with my mind

I need a song,
A song
Just to get you out my head
And all the things you told me
All the things you said

That mountainโ€™s too high,
Donโ€™t reach for the sky
Itโ€™s just not meant to be
Dreams are just make believe

These words used to play on repeat,
But I learned to skip your beat
And found my own,
I have grown.

I want you to know,
I climbed that mountain high,
One step at a time
Your voice slowly left my mind
The journey was mine
But you were right about one thing
I didnโ€™t touch the sky,
I went beyond and touched the stars
It was meant to be
My dream is reality


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ยฉ๏ธ Lisa Moralee McLardy 2020

My Little Dream

My little dreamโฃโฃ
โฃWhispers in the morningโฃ โ€œPlease make time for me,โฃโฃ
Just a little moment,โฃโฃ
โฃWhile you have a cup of tea.โ€โฃโฃ
โฃโฃ
I make my dream a promiseโฃ โ€œLetโ€™s check in a twoโ€โฃโฃ
โฃThen I go about my day,โฃโฃ
โฃListing things to do.โฃโฃ
โฃโฃ
Itโ€™s all so very busyโฃโฃ
โฃAnd soon enough itโ€™s two.โฃโฃ
โฃMy dream is right on time,โฃโฃ
โฃBut Iโ€™m nowhere to be seenโ€ฆโฃโฃ
โฃโฃ
My little dream,โฃโฃ
Shouts in the eveningโฃ โ€œWhere were you?โ€โฃโฃ
I say โ€œIโ€™m very sorry,โฃโฃ
โฃTomorrow is anew.โฃโฃ
โฃLetโ€™s arrange a meeting,โฃโฃ
โฃJust me and youโฃโฃ
โฃIโ€™ll be there – letโ€™s make before two.โ€โฃโฃ
โฃโฃ
My dream says โ€œWill you really?โฃโฃ
โฃYouโ€™ve promised for a while.โฃโฃ
โฃIโ€™ll only wait so long,โฃโฃ
โฃMake some time,โฃโฃ
โฃDonโ€™t let it pass you by.โ€โฃโฃ
โฃโฃ

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ยฉ๏ธ Lisa Moralee McLardy

Iโ€™ve learned to rather observe than seek

Sometimes sunshine and rain collaborate to create a rainbow
Each time they do itโ€™s a fantastic sight
Colours vibrant,
Colours bright
Iโ€™ve tried to capture all the rainbows unique
But Iโ€™ve learned to rather observe than seek
Moments created to stay with me,
Long after they find new skies and flee

ยฉ๏ธLisa Moralee McLardy

Sometimes sunshine and rain collaborate to create a rainbow
( Illustration created using Procreate 5)

๐ŸŒ Stop for a moment, while the Earth spins ๐ŸŒŽ

Stop for a moment, while the Earth spins.
Reflect on our presence,
And footprints that remain.

Will they fade or blow away in the breeze?
Or will they linger for many journeys around the sun?

Letโ€™s stop for a moment, while the Earth spins.
Listen to the birds sing,
Close your eyes and really feel the breeze,
Watch as the clouds illustrate their story,
Absorb the offerings of the season.

Itโ€™s all connected and so are we.
Itโ€™s our ultimate commonality.
The base for all,
The place we call home.

Stop for a moment, while the Earth spins.
Reach out and offer your connection.
Answer the Earthโ€™s wish
Join together on this day (and every day).
Take steps (big and small) to leave footprints that fade and blow away in the breeze.


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๐ŸŒ HOLDING HANDS for our PLANET ๐ŸŒŽ
This Earth Day, Iโ€™m virtually holding hands with a range of artists across countries and cultural backgrounds, to celebrate 50 years since Earth Day.
To see all contributions, visit Instagram @storisse and #2020planetproject.

I had honor of helping to design the logo for this inspirational project. Big thank you to Alex for all the support๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ. Its so wonderful to see all the evolving contributions and virtual chain. Together we can indeed have a big impact. #2020planetproject visit Instagram to see all the contributions.

This is a wonderful project and community inspired by Alex from @storisse https://storisse.com

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Tell yourself you CAN


Tell yourself you can, you’ll believe it eventually.

Tell yourself you can’t, you’ll believe it instantly.

It takes time to believe in yourself

A daily check-in of mindset,

Regular meetings,

Charts and the like

A flitter of light amongst the shadows of doubt.

It takes time to believe in yourself,

A daily check-in of mindset

Until eventually…

No meeting required,

New habit acquired

Tell yourself you can, you’ll believe it eventually.

(C) Lisa Moralee McLardy

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I have a little dream…

Sometimes it takes longer to start then it does to finish.

We all have dreams that nag us. And itโ€™s easy wait. To procrastinate and wait for the perfect time or moment to start.

But if you start today, even if itโ€™s just 5 minuets then the journey begins and you will be on the path, the path that has a finish line.

I have a little dream

I have a little dream

It whispers in the morning “Please make time for me,

Just a little moment,

While you have a cup of tea.”

I make my dream a promise “Let’s check in a two”

Then I go about my day,

Listing things to do.

It’s all so very busy

And soon enough it’s two.

My dream is right on time,

But Iโ€™m nowhere to be seen…

I have a little dream,

It shouts in the evening “Where were you?”

I say “I’m very sorry,

Tomorrow is anew.

Let’s arrange a meeting,

Just me and you

I’ll be there, let’s make before two.”

My dream says “Will you really?

You’ve promised for a while.

I’ll only wait so long,

Make some time,

Don’t let it pass you by.”

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We would love to know your thoughts in the comments below

Image and text (C) Lisa Moralee McLardy

REMEMBER THE CATERPILLAR WHO HAD THE COURAGE TO FLY

REMEMBER THE CATERPILLAR WHO HAD THE COURAGE TO FLY

Remember the caterpillar,

The caterpillar who decided to grow,

To sacrifice

And become more.

Without knowing the end result

The caterpillar followed instinct,

Instinct to be patient, adapt and change.

And it did,

Because it believed it could.

The caterpillar metamorphosed

Into a butterfly,

And with itโ€™s mesmerising wings

Had the courage to fly.

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Happy growing x

#inspiringnature #poetrydaily #positivelysquared

ยฉ๏ธ Lisa Moralee McLardy

Cherishing Lifeโ€™s Chimes

Ten thousand stories I have to tell,

Some things I picked up around a wishing well.

I heard ten different stories a thousand times

Little tips on know-how and to cherish lifeโ€™s chimes.

They said thatโ€™s life itโ€™s the way it goes

Sometimes you get it right

Sometimes you donโ€™t know

Just put on a smile

Go with the flow

Put one foot ahead

Find a way to go.

You know its love when your heart breaks

You canโ€™t help sometimes from being late

Sift through the keepers and lose the fakes

Hold on to mementos from picnics by the lake.

They said thatโ€™s life itโ€™s the way it goes

Sometimes you get it right

Sometimes you donโ€™t know

Just put on a smile

Go with the flow

Put one foot ahead

Find a way to go.

Find a hobby that will keep you sane

Donโ€™t watch lightning through the windowpane

Jump on a pile of leaves youโ€™ve raked

Stop holding on to things that hate

Dance in the city in the pouring rain

Remember itโ€™s okay to tear the pain.

They said thatโ€™s life itโ€™s the way it goes

Sometimes you get it right

Sometimes you donโ€™t know

Just put on a smile

Go with the flow

Put one foot ahead

Find a way to go.

Just do what you do

Go with the flow

Put on a smile

Find a way to go.

ยฉ๏ธ Lisa Moralee McLardy