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How Do We Measure Success?

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Madame Chipmunk
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25 posted 07-27-2002 03:40 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks Nancy...
I'm glad you like my new icon, but just because its a chipmunk doesn't mean that I have exclusive rights to it...
I didn't see my name written on it anywhere, so I guess if anyone else wants to use the chipmunk icon, they are invited to.
~ spinning chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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26 posted 07-27-2002 03:42 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thank you so much for your very kind words, Barry...
but I have to tell ya....
Whats in my heart right now...is acorns...
I'm a hungry chipmunk.
~ laughing hugs

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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27 posted 07-27-2002 03:45 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Sue...
It is good advice isn't it!  I wish I would follow it, myself.....but I'm gonna try.
~ hugs from a chipmunk dude

Lyra

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28 posted 07-27-2002 03:46 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks for your very kind words, Noah...
and I have no doubt that you will follow the right path and that you will be very successful.
~ warm chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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29 posted 07-27-2002 03:47 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks for the cute little verse, Jeff...
I've been here...but you haven't...so I've missed you too.
~ hugs from the heart of a chipmunk

Lyra

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30 posted 07-27-2002 03:48 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Mark...for your reply and also for that very kind compliment.
~ grinning chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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31 posted 07-27-2002 03:51 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

And what a successful reply, Nan...
I'm glad you are still a pilgrim variety, but I hope that you have no plans to eat chipmunks at thanksgiving.
~ hugs from a chipmunk caught in the headlights

Lyra

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32 posted 07-27-2002 03:52 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Neeraja...
I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.
~ lots of chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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33 posted 07-27-2002 03:54 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Karilea...
I will keep on popping up, as long as you read my work...
You, my dear friend....make me want to pop!
~ popping chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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34 posted 07-27-2002 03:56 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks Nan...
Now I know where my keys to success went...
I think you took them with you this morning on that long train ride to Vancouver...
Please check and make sure that you have them because I sure miss them...
I guess I'll have another set of success keys made, then I won't have to worry.

Have a great trip and stay safe.
~ hugs from your friend the chipmunk

Lyra

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35 posted 07-27-2002 03:58 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Sy...but I can't seem to find my keys to success lately.
~ scatterbrained chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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36 posted 07-27-2002 04:00 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Martie...
but all chipmunks are wise.
We have to be because we are small, and there are a lot of predators out there in the woods.
But I guess this chipmunk is wise enough to know how to write poetry and also to type.
~ chipmunk thanking you hugs

Lyra

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37 posted 07-27-2002 04:10 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Stevie...

But I know that you are rich in your family's love, not in the amount of trash you haul each day.
~ trash hauling hugs

Lyra

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38 posted 07-27-2002 04:12 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Paul...for enjoying my poem and my new icon.
~ spinning chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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39 posted 07-27-2002 04:13 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much for stopping by, Connie...
This chipmunk appreciates your reply.
~ happy chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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40 posted 07-27-2002 04:15 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Bill...I agree, the amount of peace within...is an excellent measure.
And I will tell you as a caution...please beware...
ALL chipmunks are wise.  When you're this small in a big world...you have to be.
~ wise chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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41 posted 07-27-2002 10:23 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

Lyra, I believe as parents we try so hard to give our children morals and values and when they go out on their own we can only hope what we taught them has sunk in. For some, it takes longer to learn what's really important in life. I am so glad Victor is leaving NYC and returning to Michigan. It will be so good for you to have him closer to you.  

Hugs, Marti

"Even if life is full of thorns, I still embrace it for I know that in between those thorns, there is a rose worth all the pain."

Madame Chipmunk
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42 posted 07-28-2002 05:30 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Marti...
I am so happy that he is moving back to Michigan...even though he won't be in Kalamazoo, he will be only an hour and a half away, instead of being almost halfway across the country;  and with my future uncertain right now...that is very comforting.
~ lots of chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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43 posted 07-28-2002 09:24 PM       View Profile for mycafe   Email mycafe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mycafe

You seem to have the best answer, Lyra...as written in your last stanza.  Wise thoughts you've shared!  

marie


Keep counting your blessings

[This message has been edited by mycafe (07-28-2002 09:25 PM).]

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44 posted 07-28-2002 10:08 PM       View Profile for SimplyGold   Email SimplyGold   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SimplyGold

So true
Madame Chipmunk
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45 posted 07-28-2002 11:49 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Marie and Electra....
thanks so much for your kind words...
I guess that when you get as old as I am, you finally get some wisdom.
~ wise old hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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if you do what you love and love what you do
the keys of success
will be handed to you

Don't I wish! *S* I'd be handed my pink slip! LOL

Reading your great advice
I learn with misgiving
I'm not having a life...
I'm making a living!
For I love what I do
When shadowing Toe
But I need to pay rent
Or I'll be told to go!
And this poetry board
Is sure a great way
To spend every hour
But poems don't pay!
By the world's standards
I'm not a success
But I know the things
That bring happiness
And so I sell my soul
To the job every day
Then cherish my friends...
They're my heart's payday. *S*

I enjoyed this, Madame... even if I couldn't resist a bratty reply. *S*
Madame Chipmunk
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47 posted 07-29-2002 01:12 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks Suthern...
I love your little poem.
It looks like poetry is your real work, but your job is just something you do to support the poetry which is your real work.
~ hugs of success

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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48 posted 11-05-2004 03:19 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

words to live by
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