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Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest!

You have but one life: LIVE IT!

on July 15, 2013

Today, inspiration steers me toward sharing with you some of my catnipoflife poetry along with featuring awesome photography so graciously provided by Barbara Beacham @Life in the Foothills. If you have not visited Barbara’s blog, I encourage you to mosey on over right now! You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will probably leave as a new follower. As just a little insight into the awe of Life in the Foothills, the Best Moment Award was bestowed upon Barbara by catnipoflife just recently. Here is what I had (and still have) to say about Barbara Beacham:

Can you imagine Life in the Foothills? I can! after visiting Barb’s blog and her exceptional photography. With just one look, you will be hooked! She will draw you into the lowest valley one minute only to take you to the highest mountaintop the next. She will enlighten you with the wild side of the countryside!

Okay, Barb, you had just better get ready for a visitor one day! I want to experience what life is like living in the foothills! With life being so short and the fact that we only have ONE life to live, it is most befitting to simply LIVE IT! From the inner voice of catnip, “observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest!”

 

Follow Life’s Echo

 

Echo1

Is it true a mountain echo
Resonates the cry of man
Swallowing up the lonely sound
Just to bring it back again?

Echo2

Reflective in its harmony
Does the echo solemnly rest
On the ears of the crier
Who put it first to its test?

Echo3

Mirrored in the background
Of this shrill, lonely sound
Incredible beauty exists
Sometimes lost, sometimes found

Echo5

Each sunrise and every sunset
Capture life’s true mystery
Echoes of their glory and beauty
Intensify life’s living history

Echo6

Take a long, panoramic look
Marvel as wonders abound
For the echoes of life
Stand stalwartly all around

Echo7

Beautiful rainbows, exquisite stars
Embellish a magnificent sky
Revealing fragileness of life
Gone in the mere blink of an eye

Echo4

Visit the awe-inspiring mountain
Remember to follow the echo
You have but one life: LIVE IT!
Applaud in the blaze of life’s glow

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Sharla Lee Shults

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

                                                                  —Joan of Arc (National heroine of France, 1412-1431)

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52 responses to “You have but one life: LIVE IT!

  1. Raani York says:

    So beautiful!

  2. […] Today, inspiration steers me toward sharing with you some of my catnipoflife poetry along with featuring awesome photography so graciously provided by Barbara Beacham @Life in the Foothills. If you have not visited Barbara’s blog, I encourage you to mosey on over right now! You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will probably leave as a new follower. As just a little insight into the awe of Life in the Foothills, the Best Moment Award was bestowed upon Barbara by catnipoflife just recently. Here is what I had (and still have) to say about Barbara Beacham: https://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/you-have-but-one-life-live-it/  […]

  3. Alastair says:

    19?? That’s two years older than my son.

    How’s hubby, Sharla?

    • catnipoflife says:

      What’s the 19?? Did I miss something? Hubby is still not doing well. His temp spiked at 105.8 day before yesterday. Growing cultures (urine, blood, pancreatic fluid) to try and find the bacterial culprit. He has been through so much and one step forward seems to result in two steps backwards:-( I have a group meeting in the morning with the team of doctors. Don’t really know what to expect but any answers are better than none.

  4. Alastair says:

    Sorry – a wonderful post and stunning photos.

    • catnipoflife says:

      It is my desire to feature more bloggers on my site, especially photography to accompany my poetry. Would you like to be showcased? Please! I will send you the poem and you match its verses with your photos. Of course, you can always give me a theme and I will research the right poem. Think about it 🙂

    • babso2you says:

      Many thanks Alastair! It was my total pleasure to do this with Sharla! Please do stop by sometime to see my site too! – Again, thank you!

      • Alastair says:

        Consider yourself added to my list of hundreds. I will apologise that I will be unable to visit your blog on a daily basis. I have hundreds to visit as well as having time for myself

  5. RoSy says:

    The photos are magnificent!
    And – love the words that you found for them 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this. Beautiful thoughts and images from beautiful you, inside as much as outside. The reminder that we have one life only is salutary!

  7. Awesome poem, and such heavenly pictures…so very inspiring! Thanks for sharing this blessing! Hugs and blessings!

  8. babso2you says:

    Reblogged this on Life in the Foothills and commented:
    Thank you Sharla for the ability to combine your lovely poetry with my photography. Tears are flowing down my face only because we both did good! I love you my friend! Big hugs to you and to Jim! I am just have to reblog this too!

  9. Terry says:

    Sharla this is beautiful, and your matching photos are grand! Thanks for sharing with me

  10. G’day and a beautiful post to once again brighten my day! Thank you is what I can say!
    Thought I would share this today!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Now on FB too http://www.facebook.com/whatsonthelist

    The clock of life is wound but once,
    And no man has the power
    To tell just when the hands will stop
    At late or early hour.

    To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
    To lose one’s health is more,
    To lose one’s soul is such a loss
    That no man can restore.

    The present only is our own,
    So Live, Love, toil with a will
    Place no faith in “Tomorrow”
    For the clock may then be still.

    Robert H. Smith

  11. utesmile says:

    Wonderful post and fantstic pictures. Love your words!

  12. Excellent, Sharla. That photography pulls you right in and makes the words come alive. I see why you want to go visit!

  13. Such beauty–in words and photos. The fifth photo really reminds me of my island home. Thank you for creating and sharing this post.

  14. Micki Peluso says:

    Captivatingly beautiful scenery with exquisite poetry to match it–heaven on earth.

    Praying Jim pulls a quick recovery and soon.

  15. Beautiful combination of images and words. Thank you for this lovely post.

  16. joseyphina says:

    Beautiful post, sharla. Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂

  17. wonderful words and pics, Sharla

    • catnipoflife says:

      Hi, Valerie! So nice for you to drop by! It is always a pleasure to hear from you 🙂

      • I rarely miss your blog Sharla, but a long bout of flu and other ill health has clipped my wings when it comes to writing comments!!! Do hope things are picking up for you and Jim….

      • catnipoflife says:

        Sorry to hear you have not been well! Sending you a big get well hug 🙂 Things are definitely picking up. Jim is improving with sights and hopes of being discharged to a rehab facility next week! He is READY to be out of the hospital. Today was Day 71!

  18. […] of catnip’s featured photographers last month. If you missed her great photographic match to You have but one life, LIVE it! then, I encourage you to check it out. NOW! Yes, right now…just click […]

  19. […] Life in the Foothills. Barb has been recognized as one of catnip’s featured photographers on You have but one life, LIVE it! and […]

  20. […] wonderful photographers. Today, catnip features a couple of her own, along with Alastair Forbes and Barbara Beacham. You can tell whose is whose by the watermarks. Of course, that is a feature catnip is yet to learn […]

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