You live today

Look straight and ahead,
You will wear a crown.
Work with your head,
No need to frown.

Save precious time:
Misleading is the past.
Sour is a lime:
Think, be smart, react fast.
Iaroslav                                                   Wednesday 05.08.2009


God gave us intelligence to use

God gave us intelligence to use –
Make sure, therefore, that you don’t lose
Your head in circumstances that are tough;
Also, no matter how smart you are, laugh.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 14.04.2019

Much more

God loves us much more than we can imagine indeed:
He fights for us, He cares, He feeds, He helps in every need.
Therefore, despair is a big sin;
However hard – be smart, repair, win.

Image credit: Rod Sanchez, “Winter Cheer (131336905)” November 21, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 10.02.2019

Each person has her/his own day

Each person has her/his own day.
Even if everyone around seems so smart,
Pay attention, keep doing the right thing the right way, pray.
Start with faith and humbleness that come from the heart. Use art.

Don’t be envious, do not freak out.
Keep calm, be simple and wise.
Stout or slim, with a workout or without,
Awesomize; remember that steady wins the prize and he who tries.
Iaroslav                                          Saturday – Sunday 17-18.11.2018

Надійся на Господа і нехай буде певне серце твоє

Надійся на Господа і нехай буде певне серце твоє.
Роби що потрібне, що добре – кмітливо –
Праця, любов, життя, надія доведуть своє;
Мужність май – твоє не забариться диво.

Image credit: Gurjeet Cheema, “View from top of the Sulphur Mountain” May 19, 2018, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 19.10.2018


Listen to others,
If to be listened you want.
Listen to your sisters and brothers;
Their knowledge will be your reward.

You think that you are smart,
That’s all right,
But listening is the start
Bringing your intellect into sight!
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 21.10.2018

Orthodox and smart

Orthodox people must be smart.
Smart thing #1 – love God in all,
Let this be fully, not in part.
Smart thing #2 – love your neighbour at home and in a mall.

Also be smart in work and studies;
Be smart in eating, drinking, speaking;
Be smart with your lady, friends, buddies;
Be smart in completing good projects through, avoiding freaking.

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Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 21.07.2016

Дрібне / головне

Час дорожчий за гроші,
Коли бережеш, пам’ятай.
Щоб по ціні купити калоші,
Час – коштовний, розум май.

Час – головному,
Зостале – дрібному…
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 10.03.2010