Big Bites


Linking with the Sunday Muse for Muse # 84
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The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. ~Author Unknown



There is a wealth in having deep empty pockets

cause the lessons of hardship
are a knowledge that sticks with you
like a warm hardy stew
you learn to take big bites when you have the chance
life is like that
it is all or nothing sometimes
a bittersweet surprise dessert
that we long to have 
but we cannot keep
and we all are hungry for more
so go ahead
and take a big bite
just remember to 
thank God for all you have before you
and don't forget to chew with your mouth closed.




©Carrie Van Horn 2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!





Comments

  1. And don't eat with your mouth full, as I used to say to my son to make him groan at my bad joke.

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    1. I like that one! I remember having 3 boys at the table and they would all be making smacking noises eating with their mouths open! LOL

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  2. Yes, having lost everything several times in my life, I learned that my real wealth was in the beauty of the natural world and in things that have no material value at all. Today I walked a golden sunny beach and came home to a glass of wine and nachos and I feel richer than the people in the monster houses that line the beach. Smiles. I love your poem, Carrie.

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    1. Yes that sounds like a richly beautiful day Sherry! 🤩😍

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  3. Humans are made for taking those big bites when we have, that's why it's so hard to live in a word of abundance.

    I have been fortunate enough to almost always have what I need.... (if not what I craved)

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    1. You are so right Bjorn. It is a true blessing you have felt you always have what you need and even more. I feel the same way.

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  4. Love this...the images and the balance of encouragement and caution. It's beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissa! I look forward to reading yours!

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  5. Great motherly advice Carrie! This could be the home of a family who practiced both frugality and love. I hope that is the case because I can certainly see that.

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    1. Thank you Rob! I am full of motherly advice LOL...and looking at the photo I hope the same.

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  6. Don't eat with your mouthful! . . lol
    Loved this, Carrie

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  7. Learning to take the big bits when we can ~~~ how true. Love the challenge, Ms. Carrie.

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    1. Thank you so much Helen. Glad you joined us this week!

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  8. There is so much power in embracing what we have when we have it.

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    1. Very true Magaly. So glad you stopped by. I have missed you.

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  9. I feel equal parts encouraged and chided by my Mum ! Very nicely done :)

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