I Saw Her Calf Upon the Ground

I saw her calf upon the ground,
No breath I saw, nor e’er a sound,

The wonder in the eyes, of this empty cow,
Suspending the clean up, as she senses now,

The lifeless form, lay in a half bag of birth,
‘Twas only I, could sense life’s worth.

I cleared the leather, dropped to a knee,
Expressed inside, a silent plea,

This little fella, would experience life,
Even though the beginning, had come with strife.

Saddened I had missed, her need for care,
I cleaned her offspring, as she waited there.

In wonder I marveled, as the calf took a turn,
Why should this calf, demand my concern?

I saw the rise, from air in it’s chest,
‘Twas up to the calf, to do the rest.

Would the struggle it made, be enough to wake,
The heart of this fella, with her names’ sake?

The years that passed, as he grew to breed,
Displayed the reason, I had felt the need,

For more than any, I have ever known,
This bull stands above, those ever shown.

I look o’er the grasses, to his offspring I see,
Give thanks to the Maker, for answering my plea.

That one little calf, should demand on my part,
To trust in my instincts, that this calf had heart!

Back in the saddle, old Pony and me,
Off to ride herd, over others we see,

The crunch of iced grass, under his feet,
As we face new challenges, we’ve yet to complete.

Reminded daily, of the Blessings we share,
In this life filled with laughter, honor and care.

September 28, 2017

Cheryl G Burke

Grow Spots

What Grow Spots are you experiencing in your life today? Ever think Why?
When you say, ” It won’t, it can’t it doesn’t , never, not for me, they won’t, they don’t,
they can’t, … You are limiting your beliefs, Your success, Your advantage, Your perfection!

Why on earth do we think we can achieve anything beyond our past successes, if we continue to use such non-achieving, non-receiving words in our vocabulary and thought Bank?

Take a look at yourself, don’t ask anyone else to be responsible for exposing your self destructing patterns in life! You can determine better than anyone, why you are experiencing the lack of success you say you hope to experience! When I think about why I keep going over my past writings and saying, “Gosh, this is good stuff, it should be out there to share with others!” Yet, years later, here I sit reading my works from the the 1990’s and earlier, I know are still valuable today, with those same questions.

Too over used expressions, come to mind, the one that says, “Insanity is the result of making no change to the patterns you own from your past and yet you expect things to be different in your current life and future!

The second over used expression… I leave this for You to fill in! What do you keep repeating to yourself that you know is a key to breaking the pattern of life that is limiting your personal success?
Only YOU can change YOU!

Choose to look forward to the successes you will bring by your choices today, make this day the first of every day that you consciously make your life dreams come true. Personal success is far greater than worldly success. You matter to, your family, your friends, your community, your world ,most of all, you matter to you! Life has been gifted to you, receive the Blessings that are yours to experience in this life, find the value in those Grow Spots you are experiencing today, harvest the seeds of faith, trust, belief, and Blessing, for those are the words of a truly successful life.

Breathe in the Peace that is yours today, because you are consciously making a choice to set a successful personal record in YOUR life!

Resting in Faith, Hope and Love,

Cowboy Swagger

Cowboy Swagger
I knew he was a cowboy, though he wore no cowboy swagger,
I listened as he talked, and knew he was no bragger.

The other guys that stood around, would talk of what they’d done,
This fellow stands and smiles at faces, of the little hearts he’s won.

Not just the little girls, who swear they’ll marry him,
But the little boys who need a hero, to truly encourage them.

The things that make a cowboy, can not be found in clothes,
It’s in the things they’ve done, when none other but him knows!

The heart of the, True Cowboy, holds hope for all the world,
Not just the things in their life, that they have seen unfurled,

But in the Honor of this Nation, and the ones who’ve fought to keep it free,
Who strive to make a better World, for folks like you and me.

They hold their tongue when judgement reigns, and pray for peace for all.
They respect the responsibility, of those who’ve met the duty call.

Oh the True Cowboy not only fights, to save the bovine herd,
He stands behind the beliefs he has, and behind his given word.

A drink, a chew a pair of boots, ain’t what makes a boy a man,
It’s in the way he makes a choice, to be all he truly can.

I’ve seen the likes of cowboys, who wear the name so well,
And so very many others, oh how quickly you can tell,

That they had a dream to be a cowboy, and to look good to other guys,
While wearing all the clothes and tales, still will not disguise,

The fact that being a True Cowboy, comes from deep within your heart,
That it takes more than just the look, to truly set a man apart.

You got to want to be the one, who others call a friend,
You got to be so willing to offer, help when he needs to mend.

You got to care about the world, and where it’s direction leads,
You got to seek outside yourself, and help others when in need.

Oh the making of a cowboy, can start at any age,
But it’s in the years he holds to truth, and proves his earthly sage.

The Good Lord allows a man, to choose who he will become,
It isn’t dictated as some do think, by where the boy came from!

I know because a cowboy, can grow into the name,
To honor and to cherish life, and to earn respect and fame.

Oh you’ll know he is a Cowboy, not by the boots upon his feet,
It’s in those little things he does, for others he will meet.

Not by the hat upon his head, not the shirt upon his back,
It’s how he makes another feel, when they experience lack.

Not by the chew he spits in dirt, nor by the beer he drinks,
It’s in the being of the man, in what he truly thinks.

It’s how he treats a girl in need, of finding her a man,
It’s how he respects her show of love, not taking all he can.

Now some may think to be a cowboy, you got to act the part,
I tell yah friend, it ain’t in acts, it’s in what lies within his heart!


This Day is Yours Choose How It Shall Go

Ever find yourself at the end of the day thinking,
“Wow what a day! Every where I went I ran into
negative people and dramatic issues!” Ever stop
to think why? You choose the type of day you will
ultimately have, by how you approach each and every
moment of your existence!

The first thought you have of a morning, should be,
“Today is MY day, I will have a great day, I will
meet people who bless my existence, I will have
peace, joy and happiness, in all of my endeavors!”

If you do not take the time to call positive energy
into your path, you will (without doubt) find the
opposite besets you. We are creatures who need to
decide how the ills of this world will affect us!

You are your Captain! You have the ability of the
Universe at your disposal! You can call on the peace
that passes understanding to elevate you above any
ill or negative emotion or action that you face.

Don’t believe me? Try it! Wake up in the morning,
decide this day will carry you on wings as eagles,
you will experience joy unbelievable, even in the
small things that come your way. Oh, and by the way,
be sure you take note of how many things you have to
be thankful for! It is in this way, we become more
closely related to achieving the desires of our heart.

To choose how your day shall go, is truly a magnificent
opportunity! Choose wisely, speak beauty, feel love,
share peace! The return is greater than you can imagine!

Today is Your Day, decide how it shall shape up, plan on
peace, joy and love being brought to you by the words,
hands and actions of everyone with whom you come in

Change the world you live in, before you move out!

Cheryl G Burke

Response to Facebook comment 22 Veterans Commit Suicide every day

From Facebook Quote:
Approximately 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. Would at least 22 of my Facebook friends please copy and re-post (not share)? 800-273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line.

I always try to follow up and research accuracy before sharing or re-posting. I did find more information on this subject and though the sites I visited did not concur with the number of Veterans taking their own lives per day, It is never the less a heartbreak at any number. I am thankful that posting of such numbers and Prayers for help to bring those numbers to Zero is taking place and surfacing for each of us to take an active part in reducing these numbers, Veterans or other! There is hope, we must take that message to the ends of the earth! Life is Your gift and You can find peace when you know where to search for it! “Believers” on a mission! I will re-post and include my thoughts, Thank You for posting this and I Pray that because You took time to care, Others will also Share!

Cheryl G Burke

Steps to Online Success by an Instructor and Teacher

An Instructor will show you how to do something, a teacher will offer instruction to you, show you how to apply that instruction, you must then take that instruction in and apply it to prove that you have been taught rather than having been shown, “How” to do a certain thing or things.

A teacher must know when the student is capable of learning. One must never speak down, nor over the head of the student expected to learn from their instruction. As in the case of a writer, when you write a book or article etc. you must give credence to the intellect of your reader. You do not need to explain every detail of your message, your reader will comprehend at the level they are capable, most often even more so than the information you feel compelled to offer.

I am in schooling currently to gain knowledge about how to increase my bottom line of finances online.

It is quite a learning experience! I have been around online watching, reading, writing since early 2008, when I first had an inkling to write an E Book. I discovered the ebook Queen of the time in my world, to be Connie Green. I watched, I followed, I attended, but did not take the steps on the ladder I was offered, in order to be one of those million dollar babies who are running around, able to tout their banking accounts to prove they have what it takes.

Believe me, we all have what it takes, we just haven’t crossed the line drawn in the sand, that causes us to say, “Oh Yah, I am ready to change my lifestyle forever!”

When that day comes, you will find it very helpful to make investments in finding an instructor and teacher who can walk you through the steps necessary to get your feet on that ladder that can lead you to unimaginable success!
One such person is Connie Ragen Green! find her at: http://nanacast.com/vp/120046/818056/ Her, “Write, Publish, Prosper” training will get you online earning in no time.

As always, have a Great Day, Just because You Can!
Cheryl G Burke

Parrilla Grill 706 NE Greenwood Bend, Oregon

Lunched at the new midtown Parrilla Grill today. I wasn’t even hungry, everyone else ordered fantastic food, prepared to each’s liking! When Richard received his cup of Clam Chowder and pushed it over to me, immediately after tasting it, I knew my record keeping of food intake for the day, was going up!

Took one sip, hopped up out of my chair and immediately ordered a cup as well! It was fantastic! I will go home later and attempt to copy what they have done! I loved it! Thanks Parrilla Grill! Great food and service! Fun Atmosphere of folks!

I love good food and I love good Food Service! It stands out to me, when folks enjoy their workplace! I enjoyed lunching at their new location!

“It’s Very, Bend” will return again soon.

Cheryl G Burke

Who is Your Target Blessing Today

You woke up! Breathe in the beauty of being alive! Don’t waste moments resenting, or being angry at another, feel the Blessing as you turn from judgement, irritation, and the all too common negative chatter about someone or something. Fill your day with joy, compassion, happiness, and peace, good thoughts, good deeds, it’s yours, take hold, embrace the Love that surrounds you today! Now, give thanks and go for the abundance of Life, take another breath, slowly blow out anything that is robbing you of your joy! Be Happy today, just because you, ARE!

It’s Sunday, the World Awaits YOU

You woke this morning, you breathed the air of life into your being once again! Now for crying out loud, make this day count! Don’t waste it on negative input! Whatever is honorable, whatever is pure, whatever is of good repute, let your mind dwell on these things!

Stop going along with the world of poor me, or it wasn’t my fault, or if you only knew! What the heck, everyone has these same words they could apply to their lives! Let me ask you, if you find yourself using any of these excuses for why you are not succeeding, ask yourself, “How long will I keep going just as I am and not change the things that are keeping me in this place?” If you are satisfied with where you are, then fine, it doesn’t matter what others think, it only matters for you, what you think!

Don’t change for someone else, for in that way, the reason for changing, is dependent on how the other person views your change. If they decide you are not doing what they want the exact way they want and you are not convinced for your self what you believe, you will be tossed hither and ‘yon by their desires. When you know what you believe, no one can convince you to be anything you do not agree that you want to be. What a relief! You get to be who you are and what you are, and you can change what you want to be, to what you think you should be, your choice!

It is in this way, that when we find our life partner, we know we are worthy of taking on a relationship with that person, because what they see is what we are! No surprise down the road a few months, when, after becoming close enough to see how we really are, they find us different than what we appeared when we first met.

Know who you are, then Be, who you are! Change those things that need to be changed, find out if there are things you do not know that need changing and become who you desire to be. It is that simple, you choose!

Take your next breath, give thanks for Who you are, for What you are and for How you will take those first steps to begin to become the person you have always dreamed of Being!

Now, Go and Be! Just because YOU CAN!

What Dreams?

Has it been so long since you worked on achieving your dreams, that you have forgotten what they were? May it never be! The only way to see your dreams come true, is to believe! Once you believe, you begin to watch for how they will come true.

Take the dream of becoming rich beyond your wildest dreams! The way this happens is only after you have thought about how you wanted your finances to look like, how your dream life looks, the type of house you want to live in, the car you want to drive. After you really believe this is the lifestyle you want, you begin to focus on the things you want as a reality. You begin to move in the direction of living your dream. Dream lifestyles have become much easier to realize, with the onset and increasing capabilities of the world wide web!

No doubt you have heard a number of accounts of college age and even younger, who are reaching unprecedented amounts of money coming up with ideas to make life easier for others in their communities and around the world.

These young people had a vision, they had a belief that they had something to offer humanity that would give others a better, or more equitable way of life, or convenience. The good thing about these people who have accomplished such things, they believed they could in spite of anyone and everyone. These are the entrepreneurs of today. Just like to Pioneers of old, these folks go after what they want and find a way to get it.

Almost ten years ago, I started watching and listening to the likes of Connie Green I have watched her as well as hundreds of others make their dreams come true. I know it is possible, if you want to achieve those dreams, set your mind to finding out just what you want, then, set out to make them come true.

Three things that stop us from achieving our dreams are:

1. We don’t know what we truly want.
2. We don’t believe we should have what we truly want.
3. We aren’t willing to take serious steps to achieving what we truly want.

How long will you sit by and watch what others are doing mocking and ridiculing them, for actually doing what you are too lazy to do, while they are realizing their dreams.

It is time! Take action today! Start by writing down the most extreme dreams you can imagine! Be realistic in whether or not you really want those things you are writing. If so, put a date beside each one that you truly feel is a realistic time frame that you could, all things being in line, reach those dreams or goals. The moments you spend in tune with the writing of these dreams,will give you a glimpse into what it will be like, when you accomplish those goals you have set out to reach.

That should be enough for starters, now, every day, for the next seven days, read over those dreams, feel yourself achieving and living in those moments as if they already surround you, just as when you sought out their existence and wrote them on paper. They should become more natural to you with each reading, because each time you read them, you bring yourself in closer contact with the feelings that bring belief and thus fulfillment.

Until next you meet with me here,
I bid you adieu and suggest you have a Great Day, Just Because, YOU CAN!
Cheryl G