Fry your Obstacles

Go hard after your dreams today. Even if you’re feeling a little chicken about certain tasks required to accomplish what you want.

Did you know that Colonel Sanders was in his mid-60’s when he started KFC?

Sometimes we think we have to give up on our dreams because of our age. Is there anything you have “wanted” for a long time? Let’s decide today to stop “wanting” and go after it. And when we feel a little chicken, let’s take a lesson from Colonel Sanders: fry those little chickens up and turn them into a multi-million dollar endeavor.

Ann Fussell


Female foxes
Listening for their prey
Changing direction
Sometimes digging
For just the right moment
To pounce

Impatience is one of my faults
Sometimes by acting too quickly
I push my goal further away
I want to skip certain steps
To speed up the results
This year I am committed
To following the steps
Even if I roll-my-eyes
And sigh a hundred times
This year I will be a total Vixen

E.A. Fussell

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Extravagant Simplicity


Sit down beside me

Let us return

Just for a moment

And only in our mind

To a time long ago

When women gathered

Around city fountains

To gossip and laugh and chatter

As they took care of

Their families and their towns

Dressed in layers

Upon layers

But still not hiding

Their feminine charms or figures

Back to a time when love

Was passionately experienced

On picnics

In hidden woods

Or through poetry

Spoken tenderly

On bended knee

Followed by a stolen kiss

Most conveniently

A time before technology

Where all things

Were extravagant

In their simplicity

E.A. Fussell


Set your course

Hopes and dreams

Can be fragile

Like a paper ship

We gently hold onto them

Nurturing them

Growing them

Unfolding and refolding them

Afraid of letting them go

Not wanting them to disintegrate

Before our very eyes

Not sure who to trust

With our ideas and desires

Not sure which ocean of motion

To set their course in

Ponder this:

What if holding onto those ships

Is what keeps them fragile

What if letting them go

Setting them on a course

Where the wind can carry them

Can push them

Where they need to go

Would actually

Strengthen them

And bring them back to us

Laden down with all our wildest

Hopes and dreams

We are the in charge of our fleet

Of hopes and dreams

We can keep them

Safe in the harbor of our mind

Or we can set them free

To sail the ocean

Of the Universal mind

And see what it brings

E.A. Fussell


Rain ain’t always sexy

There’s something sexy about the rain
Unless you are trying to clear land
Or pour concrete
Or frame a house
Or install a roof
Or paint an exterior
Or install landscape
Or do any other number of things
Required to build a house
Nope, if you’re a Builder
There’s times when
Rain isn’t very sexy
But, on the weekends…
Occasionally the rain is sexy
Problem is
Rain don’t wait for the weekends
Nope, it’s pouring down outside
On a Wednesday no less
Smack-dab-in-the-middle of the week
Not a single care
That it is wrecking my schedule
I am thankful for the function in nature
That rain provides
But today,
There ain’t nothing sexy about it

E.A. Fussell

Don’t try to fix it

When someone
Is suffering or
Experiencing pain
We instinctively want to
Take away that pain and suffering
To fix it
To help them
Especially if it is someone we love
Taking away their pain
Soothes our pain
But helping them may not be
The best thing for them
By taking away their pain
We may also take away
Their chance to learn and grow
We could actually hinder
Their ultimate path in this life
If we keep stepping in
We risk not allowing any room
For God to move
In their heart and mind
One of the hardest things to do
When we love someone
Is to watch them suffer
Even when the suffering
Is caused by their own choices
True compassion sometimes means
We need to share in their suffering
Through the pain we experience
By letting them experience
The pain they are going through
Without trying
To fix it
We are not responsible
For their circumstances or choices
And God does not need us
In order to help them
He may actually
Want us to be still
And know that
He is God

E.A. Fussell

Seeds of Greatness

Greatness happens at the moment, the very instant, we decide to be great.

Each of us has a seed of greatness in us and the power to grow it. Circumstances, environment, relationships are all results of our thoughts.

Thoughts create feelings. Joy, sadness, anger, happiness, overwhelm, excitement, hate, love, etc.

Feelings create actions. Forward movement, backward movement, standing still.

Actions create results. Good, bad, or indifferent.

Results are confirmation of our thoughts.

We control our thoughts. They are a choice. For different results we must choose different thoughts.

What size footprint will we leave in the forrest of life today?

Let’s make it a big one 👣🌲🌳🌴

E.A. Fussell