Anyone can profit from good.
But turning misfortune to benefit
Is for the wise, I conclude.
Wisdom and patience cook their food.
To do well when all is okay
Is easy for our brain,
But in our heads we have much more than clay –
So, think what for. You can do it today.
To surrender when something is wrong,
To sink and to lose all
Or to step over and to try to become strong;
To save and to improve what you can so long?
It is up to you to decide;
Every new day is a beginning.
Birds know this, they do not hide.
In the open sky they glide.
Iaroslav Sunday 18.01.2009
When things do not work out and it looks all rain –
Think you can do nothing about it, think again!
There are A LOT of things you can do, but beginning is prayer.
Hard as things may seem, this brings you up like a stair.
Iaroslav Sunday 30.04.2017
Keep your kind dream in sight!
Keep working, perhaps, it is within a byte.
Perhaps, you’ll need more work, more thinking power…
Pray on; keep it simple; dedicate to it the morning hour.
Iaroslav January 2018
Whatever happens, life is going on.
Life… How much sense there is in the word!
Whatever life brings, it is worth moving on.
Look at a little bird…
So weak, fragile,
But it will live,
It will cover a mile,
It will, for sure, believe.
Life is a precious gift!
So much for others we can do.
No time for a drift.
Stop, just think, it’s true.
Iaroslav Wednesday 26.11.2008
You will do!
I am sure;
This poem is true.
No matter what is the score.
How much you can!
Of course, not all in a wink,
To win is your plan!
You are clever,
Your chances are high!
Never say never…
Get ready and try!
Iaroslav Saturday 23.08.2008
Think about good
And this will help.
It will change not only your mood,
But your life, you’ll never yelp.
Still don’t believe?
Try, of course, if you can…
Why would I deceive?
Let peaceful mind build your plan.
Iaroslav Saturday 07.01.2006
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
Why should I save what I received, what I’ve got?
It’s likely to go bad, it’s likely to rot.
Isn’t it better to invest
In order to get the best?
You can understand what I say.
Be attentive while it’s light, while it’s day.
I’m speaking about talents rather than money.
Think and do good stuff while it’s sunny.
Iaroslav Sunday 26.03.2005
“Be happy”, they say,
But they lie:
“Watch TV, don’t pray;
Going to Church, why”,
But the truth is:
Without God we miss the aim.
Think carefully, please.
Iaroslav Sunday 02.10.2016
Do not be shy of dressing up for the weather.
Do not consider too much what people will think:
They will admire! Whether
You realize this or not. Appropriate clothes are a link
To healthy you. Who needs young people who are sick?
Before going out, search the weather, make that extra click!
Iaroslav Sunday 01.02.2015
One hundred years pass faster than you think –
Like a click on a website link –
Say that kind word, do that kind deed,
Plant a good seed.
Iaroslav Sunday 22.10.2016
Якось два мудреці розмовляли…
Один іншого мимохідь спитав
Пояснити загадку, відповідь до якої сам не знав.
Довго думали до усього рівняли:
Дивно, не заздрить, не радіє з неправди,
Не поводиться нечемно, не величається,
Не шукає тільки свого, не надимається,
До гніву не рветься, терпить завжди,
Милосердствує, сподівається всього,
Правдою тішиться, вірить у все,
Не думає лихого, скорботи знесе.
Весь день мудреці сперечалися з цього,
Не відповівши, за інше заговорили знов.
Років восьми неподалік хлопець стояв,
За розмовою довго спостерігав
І наче сам до себе промовив: “Любов”.
Image credit: Laslovarga, “Echinacea Phoenix1” July 26, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 04.12.2004
When you act within the framework of the Commandments,
Do not be afraid to make a mistake.
Yes, in the future, you may need to make some amendments,
But any worthy enterprise you will be able to undertake.
Do not be sorry that you may miss a chance,
Neither in terms of money, nor in terms of a romance.
Focus on the main thing
And other things will follow:
To you your success will cling,
Your chest will not be hollow.
When it is hard, do not give up, keep on going.
Your success is in thinking and rowing.
Iaroslav Sunday 17.08.2014
Fresh air, physical + thinking exercises, and water
Are some of the things that help maintain health and stay sharp.
These things are good for you, your wife, your son and daughter.
Implement to feel like fish in water, like a carp.
Another thing is sufficient sleep.
Use it to stay active during the day,
To be able to think in a way which is deep,
To have strength to prepare more hay.
Iaroslav Saturday 20.02.2016