A “donkey”

Have you ever thought that your body, indeed,
Is a “donkey” carrying you to the Kingdom of God and your task is to feed
And to take care for it in a proper way:
To prevent a disease, to get enough sleep, to pray…

If you overfeed it, it will go mad;
If you underfeed, it will go bad;
If it gets sick, it will carry no more.
Therefore, be smart and care to reach the Door.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 02.12.2019


We are lucky to live, to move, to see;
Above all, we are lucky to love and to be loved truly.
Let us be thankful, let us not flee;
Let us stand, be smart and believe fully.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 26.10.2019

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.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Johnson lake Banff Alberta Canada (16007277004)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 21.07.2016