Tag: friends

  • Poem

    Poem

    Time is Precious

    Time is precious
    It’s of the essence
    It’s here, then gone
    From adolescence

    The time you have
    And the time you take
    The things you’ve done
    And the plans you make
    The sights you’ve seen
    Now a memory
    And what’s to come
    Yet a fantasy

    Time marches on
    Though nary a sound
    Hands on the wall
    Each day spin around

    Time is fleeting
    Take note and behold
    Lessons in life
    With age, growing old

    Make your time count
    To be a good friend
    Share happiness
    And love to the end

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    You might also enjoy reading another poem I wrote about time, entitled “A Distant Time“. It was published on July 12, 2021.


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Shoutout to Friends

    Shoutout to Friends

    I have many friends here on WordPress and would like to mention a few. Please visit their siteslike their posts and leave comments, too.

    01


    Kym Gordon Moore

    ⭐ visit web site

    From Georgia, Kym is an accomplished poet, author, marketing communications specialist, influential speaker, mentor, patriot and active volunteer.

    02


    Cindy Georgakas

    ⭐ visit web site

    From California, Cindy operates Uniquely Fit as a health and wellness professional. She’s a massage therapist, yoga teacher, Reiki master and poet.

    03


    Holly Rene Hunter

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    From Florida, Holly is both a poet and writer whose creative emphasis focuses on romance, love and dreams. Her site is called House of Heart.

    04


    Travelling Hannah

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    From England, Hannah works in finance and documents her travels as inspiration. She’s visited 35 countries and led me to Chattanooga, TN.


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Shoutout for a Friend

    Shoutout for a Friend

    Every so often, I like to take time and highlight a friend from WordPress. Today, I’d like to give a shoutout to an exceptional mixed media artist who explores human emotions using an extensive array of creative tools. I’ve known her for many years…

    Robin King

    She’s a very imaginative artist and specializes in creating original faces of every shape, style and expression. I encourage guests to visit Robin’s web site to learn more about her wonderful work!


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Shoutout To Friends

    Shoutout To Friends

    I have many friends on Twitter and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites to appreciate their creativity, and, if you find something you like, purchase their artwork!

    01


    Karima Osterlund

    ⭐ visit @KOAbstractArt

    From Dublin/Asterdam, Karima is an incredibly talented intuitive painter who creates with acrylics on canvas & wood, and mixed media on paper. See more…

    02


    Natalie Baca

    ⭐ visit @nataliebaca

    From Oklahoma, Natalie is a creative artist & designer whose art has been featured in People & on HGTV. She loves texture, color and patterns. See more…

    03


    Karen Nicholson

    ⭐ visit @Karedesign1

    From Hawaii, Karen is a talented digital artist, graphic designer, painter and photographer, also with interior design experience. Say aloha and see more…

    04


    Bunny Clarke

    ⭐ visit @ClarkeBunny

    From California, Bunny is a creative artist who works with digital painting, photography and fractal designs, striving to convey a story in each piece. See more…


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • WordPress Reader Lists

    In case you didn’t already know, it’s possible for WordPress site users to create a Reader List. This is a convenient means with which to see new content from a friend or site(s) of interest, without having to search – simply click their list link in the sidebar to see what’s new!

    Step By Step Directions

    1. click on “Lists” (in sidebar).
    2. click on “Create a new list”.
    3. enter a name (i.e., Phil Perkins).
    4. select visibility option (private).
    5. click Save.
    6. at the top, click “Site”.
    7. paste the URL (i.e., https://perkinsdesigns.com).
    8. click the “Add” option, underneath.

    You now have a Reader list link. Repeat as desired to add more.

  • A Lesson About Friendship

    A Lesson About Friendship

    Many moons ago, my father shared this short story with me. I’m not sure where he found it, or who wrote it. But, I’ve always considered it to be an inspiring lesson about friendship, and so I thought I’d share it with you.


    Just up the road from my house is a field with two horses in it. From a distance each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.

    If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.

    As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that her friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

    Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes, we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see.

    Good friends are like this…you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.

    Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.

    Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

    Author Unknown

  • Shoutout To Friends

    Shoutout To Friends

    I have many friends here on WordPress and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites, like their posts and leave comments, too.

    01


    Tiffany Arp-Daleo

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    From San Diego, California, Tiffany is a very good painter & mixed media artist, utilizing a style she describes as Bohemian Abstract…

    02


    Carla Milho

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    From Lisbon, Portugal, Carla is a very talented creative writer sharing imagination, positivity, courage & her inspirational life experiences…

    03


    Mamen An

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    From Spain, Mamen An describes herself as a free thinker with the soul of a poet, with splendid lyrics about dreams, relationships & love…

    04


    Anna Liwun

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    From Germany, Anna is Indonesian and trilingual, sharing her experiences on travel, food, faith, communication & also writing fiction…


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Shoutout To Friends

    Shoutout To Friends

    I’ve enjoyed many friendships over the years here on WordPress and thought it would be nice to mention a few I’ve known for quite a while:

    01


    Ballesworld

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    From Düsseldorf, Germany, Balle is a true culinary artist, sharing delicious recipes combined with mouth-watering food photography…

    02


    Marina Kanavaki

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    From Athens, Greece, Marina is an artist, with a splendid diversity of talents, and musician, performing with Oannes in the band MK-O…

    03


    Josephine Unglaub

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    From Munich, Germany, Josephine is a contemporary digital artist and photographer, creating artworks within a surrealist framework…

    04


    I Lost My Lens Cap

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    From Texas, USA, Leyla specializes in photography to create beautiful pictures – primarily of flowers – focusing on macro captures…


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Interview With Emojis

    Interview With Emojis

    I wrote this imaginative piece earlier this year, about a woman I liked and whose name shall remain anonymous…


    🎙 What is courage?
    😊 Well, I call her by her first name – XXXXX. She is courage.

    🎙 Is she strong?
    😅 Yes. She’s much stronger than I, and less than half my size. And I’m not ashamed to say it, but I’m afraid of her.

    🎙 What does she look like?
    😍 To me, she is a vision of beauty – her eyes, face, smile…and she’s also equally lovely inside.

    🎙 Have you told her?
    🤔 Have I told her what?

    🎙 That you love her?
    🥰 Is it that obvious? Well, yes.

    🎙 Hmmm…did she say it back to you?
    🕵 Well, I think she asked me about the weather…but she didn’t say that she didn’t love me.

    🎙 I see. And that’s fine with you?
    ❤️ Yes, it is.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    I think it’s good to be able to laugh at oneself 😂 at times, and I hope that you found my sense of humor entertaining. Have a great day 👍

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • She’s A Good Witch

    She’s A Good Witch

    She’s a good witch
    The spells are real
    Her magic worked on me

    Within a wish
    She’d wink an eye
    And thoughts would come to be

    With no defense
    I’m at her whim
    And yes, she likes to play

    She wears me out
    Then props me up
    Each evening every day

    Don’t get me wrong
    I love her so
    And know she loves me too

    But she’s in charge
    This lovely witch
    Until the day is through

    She’s a good witch
    Her spells are real
    The magic works for me.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • WordPress Likes

    One day after setting a record for most likes, yesterday had exactly one more than the day before. So, now my new web site record is…

    640

    Thank you my friends for visiting!!!

  • Most Likes Record

    Sometime yesterday, I broke my previous likes record. Checking this morning, per statistics, the actual count and new web site record is…

    639

    Thank you my friends for visiting!!!