The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life

Try, Try Again


Hello folks,

you who give me positive strokes!


Have you ever made plans

that were excellent but then didn’t turn out

like having lots of pots and pans

but being lousy at making kraut?


Methinks I need to reformulate in my life

stress causes personal strife

Take advantage of when your body and mind work best

Put good principles to the test


What does all this have to do with Debbie Dear?


She was wondering why evenings are very low productivity for her

(if any can be measured!)

Why is it so easy to write and clean house before work?

Why does a pretty pumpkin arrive at her house every night

content to sit and smile but that’s about all?


Aha, thought she,

I will work with my inclinations and their time table

and not act when I am expected to

Do my have-tos and want-tos

(cleaning and writing, respectively)

in the morning when I am at my best

This is not a “do what the Joneses do” type of thing


I never wanted to follow the Joneses anyway

and I was always kind of off in my own little world

Here is where my different-ness can be a plus

I don’t have to try to come alive at night


Let me be a morning songbird

who writes and cleans and smiles and sings

before work ~~

Let the night owls guard the night

and use their energy when they want to


When a plan or plans don’t work

it doesn’t mean they were bad

they are just something to give credence to  the tried and true ~

“Try, try again”.


What would have happened if all the inventors

had given up?

They found their way

and so will I.


So, my friends….this is my latest attempt at “getting myself together”.  Do you know what, though?  It is great this time because I could write a poem about it so it’s more firmly in my mind.    🙂   How do you think I will do?  Do you have anything like this going on for you — trying to have the parts of your life fit together better?  I am sure my readers would like to hear, too.   Until then….

your friend Debb




Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

5 thoughts on “Try, Try Again

  1. A goils gotta do what a goils gotta do! If writing and cleaning (especially in that order) are what ticks your boxes in the AM, then tick away sweet Debbs, tick away. I used to do all my best writing at night – sometimes still do – but at the moment, my ideal venue is one of our local cafes that aren’t too noisy. One place even takes pity on me when I’ve been working for a couple of hours and supplies me with an extra large cappuccino – gratis! Love you sweet Debbs xxx

    • Right back atcha, dear lovely friend! 🙂 xxoo P.S. The place that gives you an XL cappuccino — tell them they have my vote! If I ever get over to see you, we will have to go there! 🙂

  2. So adorable Debb. Just like yourself!!! I dont know how you get all those rhymes goin!!! Lol
    You rock!!
    Katie the Long Island Lady

    Thats me rhyming.

    • 🙂 Bless you, my friend! Hope the main point came through — I do love to rhyme, though! In fact, here’s a poem I am writing for you:

      Katie, Katie
      the pretty lady
      classy as the Status of Liberty
      with not a bit of sniverty [snobbery]

      She makes me smile
      life is sure worthwhile
      when you have a friend who cares
      — delicious as pears

      Ta-da! Wrote that off the cuff, you may be sorry you complimented me! LOL

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