Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Two Worlds In One

by Ann Baldwin

Day and Night
Black and White

Stop and Go
Fast and Slow

Right and Wrong
Weak and Strong

Big and Small
Short and Tall

She and He
You and Me

Lose and Win
Out and In

Real and Fake
Give and Take

Teach and Learn
Spend and Earn

Doubt and Trust
Them and Us.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Let Your Spirit Guide You

by Ann Baldwin

Stop, look & listen;
wait, be patient, and the answer will come.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Poem

Honoring members of the Armed Forces killed in war ~

A Soldier's Spirit
by Ann Baldwin

Last day in war,
Spirit won't cease,
Rise up and soar,
Soldiers in peace.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Purpose of Dreams

by Ann Baldwin

Our dreams
are here to teach us
to have the courage
and self-confidence
to walk towards them
and make them real.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Truth Through The Looking Glass

by Ann Baldwin

A camera, takes pictures
The flash, it can blind
In the end, the results
The truth, we will find

Be cautious, to speak
Of the things, that we see
Our views, can differ
And for truth, so it be

To contemplate, our lives
In all, that we've done
We look, in the mirror
With hope, there's a sun

Our eyes, the window
To the soul, that we bear
All of, God's wisdom
We were given, with care.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Being The Top Gun

You can be the Best of the Best, no matter what field you’re in.
By Ann Baldwin

Self-Confidence is a human need that we all strive to attain. For me, the movie Top Gun is all about self-confidence, which Maverick (Tom Cruise) had a lot of; as Charlie(Kelly McGillis) tells him “When I first met you, you were larger than life going mach 10 with your hair on fire.” But then, he loses his self-confidence as a pilot after the accident.

He struggles to overcome his new-found fear of taking risks and making another mistake in order to regain his self-confidence, which is something everyone can relate to. If you fall off that horse and lose your confidence, the best thing to do is to get right back up on that horse again and ride. And, that’s exactly what Mavericks’ flight instructors, Viper(Tom Skeritt ) & Jester(Michael Ironside), got him to do.

True self-confidence comes from within; it doesn’t matter what anyone says or believes about you, they can’t give it to you. You have to believe in yourself first and really feel the confidence that connects deep inside of you; and then, no one can take it away from you either.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Thought for Today

Be Your Biggest Personal Investor

When we invest in someone, we invest our time, effort, money and most importantly belief. We believe in (trust in) that person. The key is to believe with feeling (strong emotion). It all starts with us first; invest in yourself, believe in yourself with feeling.

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) needed to really believe with feeling that his client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), was a super-star football player (a Diamond); that's what Rod was trying to get from Jerry in that scene.

Tom Cruise Website

Friday, January 29, 2010

Observance of Time

Our Memories are the past,
Our Awareness is the present,
Our Dreams are the future.

By Ann Baldwin