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I Am Free To Be Me

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, September 19, 2010, In : thoughts 

I am free to be me.

Removing the binds

that I have held myself.

It is a journey of lessons

and times of doubt but

I stay committed to the path.

There is more to me that I show.

 Can I show it to you? Ready?

Each day that I honor me

I am lighter, happier.

I wrapped my arms around

all those part of me

that I love and didn’t like.

There may be others

that don’t understand

or even like me

but if I am strong

in ...

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Negotiation and Compromise

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, In : Articles 

Find the beauty
in everything you are
in every...

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Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Poetry 

I had a dream once.

Not quite sure where it went -

one minute it was here

and the next it was gone.

I go about my life.

Every once in a while,

I think about that dream

that I once had.

I wonder if I had done this

or maybe if I had done that,

it could have been different.

Why do I still think about it?

Could it be that I

don't want to let it go?

Or, could it be that my soul,

my heart is gently reminding me

"Remember when you had

this dream?  This idea?"

My soul reminds me

that this drea...

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There is Kindness

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, May 10, 2010, In : Poetry 

There is kindness in my words.

I use them with love and compassion.

I command open hearts and ears

because I lift people up to the stars.


There is kindness in my thoughts.

I don't stab people in the back.

I reframe my ideas to the positive.

I offer all love and gentleness.


There is kindness in my deeds.

I want to heal and offer support.

I go the extra mile to help a friend

and I expect nothing in return.


There is kindness in my heart.

It is something I express freely.


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Free To Someone In Need

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, May 1, 2010, In : Poetry 

You may wonder

how you can make change.

A smile, a hug, a good laugh,

it doesn't have to be expensive,

it can just be what someone needs

feeling better can be free.

No money, no riches,

no large houses, no fame or fortune

can bring you happiness 

if you don't have it inside.

So when you see

someone down or

a way you can make a difference

don't let the opportunity

pass you by to make an impact.

Offer what you have

in your heart and soul

and you may find

that something that costs nothing

is worth all the rich...

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I See The Beauty

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : Poetry 

I see the beauty in me,

in all of me, who I am.

Every experience,

every person I have met,

ever lesson I have learned,

have shaped me into me.


I see the beauty in me,

even when I haven't been

at my best or highest,

or when I've hurt or

fallen down on my promises.


I see the beauty in me,

when I have healed,

when I have helped,

when I have done all I can.

Because both sides are me.


I see the beauty in me,

no matter who sees it too,

because it is all of me

that is be...

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Gently Outside My Door

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, In : Poetry 
I feel her soft touch,
in the leaves, in the grass,
in the breeze, in the soft rain,
in the sunlight on my skin,
or the moonbeams washing over me.
She speaks to me in silence,
breathing her life into my life
with the wind that sails
across the land with whispers
of my connection to her,
to all of nature, to all other beings,
to the wide open Universe.
I feel her gentle reassurance
in the world and believe that life
is taking the path it needs to take.
I just need to give her all
that I am - g...
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Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, April 26, 2010, In : Poetry 


is another day.

The Sun brightens our

eyes and hearts

with the promise

of a brand new day.


is another day.

We can leave

the frustration behind

and find the joy in

the most unexpected places.


is another day.

We can take off the

heaviness of yesterday

and soar with the

hope of a new day.


is another day.

Who shapes your future?

You do.

And you have a new canvas

to paint your own picture.


is another day.

Make the most of it.

Don't let anyone ...

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I Have Found Peace

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, April 22, 2010, In : Poetry 

~One From The Archives!  Enjoy!~

I have found peace
in the quiet of my life
in the stars in the sky
in the eyes of my love

I have found peace
in walking through my life
in stopping at the challenges
and moving forward once again

I have found peace
in the lives that touch me
in the love that I give
in my own foundation

I have found peace
in my connection to spirit
in my connection to the earth
in my connection to my soul

I have found peace
my mission is keep it alive
to offer it to others who ...

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Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, April 17, 2010, In : Poetry 
All it takes is a smile.
When things seem to be low
a laughter and a smile
brings it back to life.
It doesn't cost anything
but a change in your energy.
You break the frown up
and the smile wins you over.
It's catchy too.
It can't be contained.
Ever try to stifle a smile?
Your face will betray you
and fight you until you let it loose.
You can't help it.
When you smile,
you give a gift.
A gift of happiness and love.
A free gift of joy and
a mood lifter with no side effects.
Is it really so har...
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You Are Truly Loved

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, March 27, 2010, In : Poetry 
I wish you could see yourself
through the eyes that I see you.
You are amazing, funny, smart
and I hate to see you blue.
I see you doubting yourself,
and I want you to know I care.
You have been through a lot
and it wasn't always fair.
So hold your head up high,
find your way back to center,
stand up for yourself,
don't let anyone tell you they're better.
You are the opinion that matters,
your life is what you make of it.
Stop listening to the other voices
and don't ever q...

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Let Love Flow Through

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, In : Poetry 
Love flows through
hearts, hands, fingers, toes.
Love flows through
words, looks, smiles, grins.
Love flows through
you, me, family, friends.
Love flows through
walls, barriers, hurt, pain.
Love flows through
challenges, tests, work, tenacity.
Love cannot be stopped,
no matter what the distraction.
Love cannot be broken,
even if mishandled.
Love cannot be warped,
it will go back into beautiful shape.
Love cannot be bought or sold,
it can only be freely given and received.

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Compassion Comes From The Heart

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, March 13, 2010, In : Poetry 
Compassion comes from the heart.
It opens doors, it heals,
it holds someone in gentle hands
when they are vulnerable.
Compassion comes from the heart.
It brings people together in
impossible, tense situations.
It dissolves the biggest walls.
Compassion comes from the heart.
It can defy logic and reason
because it works on a higher level
and egos have to be quiet.
Compassion comes from the heart.
You may think there is none inside
but even the smallest glimmer
can be found shining so br...

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I Have Found Happiness In My Heart

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, March 1, 2010, In : Spiritual 
I have found happiness in my heart.
What an unusual place to find it!
I haven’t seen it there for a long time.
I almost forgot what it felt like.
I have found happiness in my heart.
It’s the place that it should be all along.
I never realized how cold I felt without it.
The warmth reminds me of where I want to be.
I have found happiness in my heart.
The small flame fights to get brighter.
I can feel it chipping away at the ice
And the pieces are melting away.
I have found happiness ...

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You Are Who You Are

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, February 20, 2010, In : Spiritual 
You are who you are.
Being someone else doesn't fit you.
So be comfortable in your skin.
Love all of who you are.
Doing that, you inspire others.
You release fear.
You remove the mask.
You bow out of the game.
You are you.
And trust me,
you are spectacular.
Yes, you.
There is nothing you can't do
once you embrace 
who you are.
Not sure who you are?
Well, time to get to know
yourself better than ever.
What do you want in life?
What is no longer acceptable?
What are your talents?
Who are ...

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What Can Love Do?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, February 14, 2010, In : Spiritual 

There is love all around

in eyes, hearts and hands.

The world has lots of potential

for love to be part of the plan.

It's free to give and receive,

it can turn around the bad,

it can heal the hardest hearts

and make the sad turn glad.

It takes a lot of risk to love,

to send it to all you meet,

but once you unleash it wildly

it's one of the sweetest treats.

Love brings the lightest feelings,

happiness, joy and celebration

it has power to move mountains,

it can gently change a nation.

So on Cupid's day,

when he...

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The Thin Line

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : Articles