The right choices aren’t always easy,
But they aren’t always hard.
Take prayer, for instance, when you are free or busy,
It protects from being caught off guard.
Use it in the morning, at night
And as often as needed.
Let your soul be light,
Let good stuff in your heart be seeded.
Prayer “takes away” minutes, but saves days;
It promotes health and cheer;
It opens new ways;
It directs to God and all things that are dear.
Iaroslav Wednesday 14.02.2018
Never give up in any good deed,
Whether you are studying or pulling out a garden weed,
Whether you are writing a dissertation
Or working on a new invention.
Never give up in a good endaveour,
Be cheerful, hopeful, faithful, and clever.
For all good things pray.
May God’s blessing help you each day!
Iaroslav Tuesday 20.12.2005 – Saturday 28.01.2006
Do presents on Christmas matter?
Yes, they certainly do!
Not the ones that make us fatter,
But the ones that melt hearts and show our love to be true.
The ones that unite our hearts,
The ones that make distance short,
The ones that extinguish burning darts.
Faith, hope, love; the ones that comfórt.
Prayer, charity, kind deed that lasts a while,
Peaceful mind… Have time to stop and think.
Image credit: Zeljko Kozomara, “Many Springs in early Autumn” October 3, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, , CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Wednesday 20.12.2017
Cheer up, don’t worry!
Why are you so sad?
You will succeed, so hurry,
Keep on trying, what else can be said?
Strive and you’ll do.
Seek and you’ll find!
These words are true.
Minor problems? Never mind!
Iaroslav Tuesday 30.01.2007
Life of faith is when you live with love and believe,
While you still have nothing, that you will receive.
Life of faith is when you act with hope
That God will give you a Hand however steep is the slope.
Be of faith in life,
However rough is the strife.
Be of good cheer – God loves you;
Be wise and sober for it is true.
Iaroslav Sunday 10.09.2017
Do things with cheer
And your work will go far, not near.
But what has to be done – is to be done –
Do that and it will be gone.
Even famous people had tough times,
But continued working until they got juice out of limes.
Complete your kind projects through –
That’s a rewarding thing, it’s true.
Iaroslav Saturday 05.09.2015
You’re not alone, believe,
God is always with you!
Cheer up, it’s too early to leave,
You are right, you’re strong, it’s true!
Find your niche and go on;
Persistent thou should be,
And you’ll still admire the dawn
Enjoying the daylight brighter than you thought it could be.
We are together,
You are not alone.
Even in a rainy weather
God’s love will bring us together making stronger than a stone.
Iaroslav Saturday 27.10.2007
Cheer up, my friend!
Even if now you are alone,
We may meet in the end.
But now, stand,
You are a winner,
There is time to be sad,
But believe in yourself,
Things are not very bad.
He who searches, will find.
God is with you!
Cheer up, my friend, you are so kind!
Iaroslav Monday 30.11.2009
Give thanks to the Lord in any season –
For this, you do not need a reason,
But even if it were so, think with how much you’ve been bestowed!
You’ve been forgiven all that you owed.
So, cheer up – you have a bright head!
You have an awesome stature.
Enough being sad, smile instead!
You love God and your neighbour,
You will certainly win with your kind nature!
You will thrive in your labour!
Iaroslav Sunday 19.04.2015
Shine your way –
Hard or light –
Have courage to say:
“You are so bright!”
But saying is insufficient –
Believe if you want all to be efficient.
Be of good cheer!
Share the things that are dear!
Image credit: Jonathan Mueller, “Lake Agnes, Banff NP Alberta Canada” July 24, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 12.02.2017
Every year has Christmas cheer;
Every month has a pay day;
Every week has a day-off gear;
Every day has a morning ray…
Iaroslav Sunday 09.10.2016
Love God with all your heart,
Always in prayer, thank for success.
If you have problems, use them to improve your “learn and move on” art –
By doing so you will achieve more, not less.
Be cheerful, with lightness in heart,
Know that night will not last forever.
The morning is soon to start!
In the meanwhile, be clever!
Iaroslav Sunday 09.09.2012
Cheer up, don’t be upset,
You’re strong and young.
How many miracles you haven’t seen yet!
Come on, find and learn your tongue!
Don’t allow yourself to be sad
About unimportant things
Because this state is rhymed to “mad”,
Melancholy can only clip your wings.
Iaroslav Saturday 02.04.2005
Tweet true things
And let your tweets be kind!
Let your tweets help spread wings.
Let them be seasoned with humour to cheer mind!
Iaroslav Sunday 25.11.2012
God has delivered you out of a deep pit;
Out of many troubles He saved.
Declare God’s works with rejoicing,
And let your words be seasoned with wit!
With good deeds let your words be paved.
Let your praise be with a cheerful voicing!
Iaroslav Sunday 30.05.2015
It’s Christmas today,
The time when miracles take place.
It’s time to do good things and to play.
All is rejoicing: the earth and space!
Come out, sing carols, cheerful songs
To your family and friend
Or a soul that awaits Christmas and longs.
Glorify God, let Christmas in heart never end!
Iaroslav Tuesday 06.01.2015
Today is Christmas, let’s sing with cheer.
Christ is born to save us all.
Let us give up fear!
Today our salvation and joy are near.
Let us stock up with love
To the Lord and our neighbour!
Let us give to those in need a glove,
Yet better a pair for God blessed us in our labour!
Let us sing with joy
And let us share
A kind word, a toque, organic food, a toy…
Let us enjoy Christmas glare!
Iaroslav Tuesday – Thursday 16-18.12.2014