A Shimmering Life

"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy. " ~William Shakespeare

Diamonds, fame, champagne, and pearls.
Beauty, grace, talent, and curls.
A 9 figure account, and 2 beautiful estates.
A sexy limo driver, and a party that waits.
A silver platter holding a glamorous life.
The sky is the limit on every want in sight.
Happiness should be her gift that forever unfolds.
Yet, empty pill bottles are all she holds.
I suppose one cannot have it all in this world.
It is a heavier burden than one heart can hurl.
Elvis, and Marilyn have shown this to be true.
You cannot find fulfillment if it's not already in you.

I believe that a shimmering life is not a glamorous one filled with jewels, wine, and popularity.  It is an inward strength.   A glow that comes from a peacefull heart that knows the grace of God.  That kind of life has a way of radiating outward like light through a window.  Giving warmth to all who come near.  People like that are always a comfort to be with, and a mentor to those in need.  Their impact on others is always far reaching, rippling outward like a pepple in water, affecting countless people down the line.  I have had the wonderful opportunity to know many beautiful souls like that. I am blessed to have 2 daughters that fit that description, Amber and Becky.  Click on their names to view their lovely blogs.  I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Year.  One that shines from the inside out. 

Also linking with A Pause On The Path.



  1. Carrie ~ and the Bard ~ wise folk!

    Happy New Year

  2. What a great poem about self image and the importance of a healthy mind.

    Thank you for everything you do. I love you!

    You inspire me.

  3. also, your new blog format is beautiful!

  4. Thank you for this: contentment is worth far more than anything earthy thing.

  5. This is very true. I like how you are very detailed! Nice poem!
    -Erick F.

  6. We who read you are also blessed for your belief is manifest.

    Thanks for the three links Carrie. I'd followed on to Amber a while ago but had no idea she was your daughter!

  7. what a gem waiting at the end line
    yes..it is true
    wonderful magpie

  8. You are one of those beautiful souls, Carrie. Your soul shines bright in your words. May you have a blessed New Year!

  9. you know in japan they actually designate people as national treasures --- too bad we don't do that --- elvis and marilyn might still be with us

  10. Happy New Year to you and yours! Beautiful thoughts here!

  11. I love what you wrote here. Blessing for the new year.

  12. You are blessed to have such daughters! I'm going to check out their blogs now!

  13. Hi Carrie, a sobering look at the dark side of fame, have a great new year my friend.

  14. A beautiful woman is one that shines brightly from the inside out. I plan to check out your daughters blogs. Happy New Year and thank you for the follow!

  15. Beautiful I so love this view! What a lovely tribute to your daughters! Fame can fragment the facets of one's soul~
    Happy New Year to you n' yours~

  16. Contentment is so elusive and often taken for granted.

    We never realise what contentment is until its nemesis, anxiety walks in.

    Thank you Carrie for turning us to the truth in life.


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