Saturday, March 14, 2015

Can Settling For 'Good Enough' Lead To Increased Satisfaction?

The Saticficer's Motto
by Rachel Hoyt

image by africa via freedigitalphotos.net

I know I cannot have it all.
I know "the best" bounces and falls.
I know that wants differ from needs.
I know I can control my greed.
I know that 'good enough' is grand.
I know contentment can be planned.


Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.


This week The Atlantic highlighted the work of Barry Schwartz,
which could explain why we strive to keep up with our cohorts.


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

What Happenned After David Beat Goliath?

The Little Man's Epigram
by Rachel Hoyt

image by ratch0013 via freedigitalphotos.net


When his sling made Goliath fall,
many "Davids" felt the same call,
then history showed us "one for all"
can grow new giants we appall.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

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Many of my fellow crafters are leaving Etsy,
but for now it is still the best place for me
to sell my candles to the public directly.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Love Sonnet for Valentine's Day

Love Sonnet
by Rachel Hoyt

image by Stuart Miles via freedigitalphotos.net


I feel it pounding all day long - da dum.
Somehow, a new beat beats upon my drum.
I wish I knew the words, could hum the tune.
I swear, when you last blinked, I heard a strum.
I long to sing the song and ride the boon.
I finally want to learn to play the spoon.

This beat could lead us to a place of beauty.
This beat might be the sound of sacred booty.

Come tell me that your beat has shifted too.
Come show me you know when the song began.
Come hold me until one beat forms from two.
Come listen with me and cement a plan.

Together we can write our special song -
the masterpiece meant for us all along.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.


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