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jlsavell
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Location: USA
Gender: Female
Born: Sometime in the distant past
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: April 2008
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Never tell a young person that something cannot be done. God may have been waiting for centuries on somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing. J.A.Holmes
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jlsavell: An excerpt from one of the most influential, educational, and moving books I have ever read.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

? Finally, I have come to believe that the true measure of our commitment to justice, the character of our society, our commitment to the rule of law, fairness, and equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.?

Read the book
October 15, 2019 at 1:43PM
    Gloria ....: I will certainly take a look, Jimi. I'm always interested in learning what books other people are reading. :)
    October 16, 2019 at 11:26PM

jlsavell: I have a dear and close friend who use to be a member here. He is a fabulous poet but has gone through some very heart-rendering tragedies. One, the loss of his beautiful son, who was his rock of Gibraltar after his wife left him.

We spoke of him returning to Fanstory. I hope he does. Meanwhile, I will continue to hope and encourage. I have been connected with him since 2008 and recently reconnected, talking daily.

I gave him a line to inspire him to write which is

No one knows how many mountains there are in the world.....until...

And he wrote

No one knows how many mountains there are in the world.....until..... their destination demands that discovery.

How very sage. It resonated with me.

With his permission I have posted his name and the quote.


To Dennis Mackey, you are the poet across the miles and moonbeams, I cannot wait to share a glass of wine with and poetry.
May 29, 2019 at 12:04PM
    Diana L Crawford: I am so blessed to have found such an awesome person who I now call friend! Hugs and more!
    June 6, 2019 at 8:56PM
    jlsavell: Oh Diana, thank you. I am humbled.
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57PM

FanStory wrote to jlsavell: Greener Pastures finished third in the contest "True Story Contest"
June 26, 2018 at 12:13AM
    Dean Kuch: Congrats, Jimi. :)
    June 26, 2018 at 8:46AM
    jlsavell: Thank you Dean.
    As and one can tell, just written in spur of the moment. Never expected it to even place! I am honored.
    June 26, 2018 at 10:24AM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: YAY! I knew it! I haven't read the others yet, but I'm so proud of you! Absolutely deserved a win! Congratulations, my friend.
    June 26, 2018 at 4:50PM
    Richard J: Congratulations on your win, Jimi ? I loved it! : )
    June 30, 2018 at 11:58AM

FanStory wrote to jlsavell: A Sign finished third in the contest "3 Line Poetry Contest"
March 22, 2018 at 12:13AM
    kiwigirl2821: Congratulations xx
    March 26, 2018 at 10:54PM

jlsavell: This morn I awoke to a beautiful sunrise around 7 here in Lake Charles. As I stood out(briefly) on the patio shivering with a hot cup of coffee on hand, I began to count my beautiful blessings. And there are many! I have realized through the years that doing this each morning is like a spiritual and emotional V-8. We all mourn the loss of loved ones, but our wonderful Creator has endowed us with many special gifts. One is the gift of love, of family, of great friends, creating very special memories which keep the spirit and connection with those who are no longer with us alive and to those who have chosen to leave our lives. May God grant you peace and serenity always. May He always direct our paths with wisdom, and fortify our steps with gratitude. Immense gratitude. May our journey through life be accompanied by wonderful souls who understand and practice the importance of being in love with loving kindness ... always paying it forward. May we always be able to offer a bit of sunshine toward our fellowman; always being aware to insure that those less fortunate in this incredible journey will always have the necessary strength and comfortable shoes to trek forward to the pinnacle of a life well lived. Have a blessed day and safe rewarding journey.
December 17, 2017 at 11:29AM
    Dean Kuch: Coffee on hand you sad, Jimmi?
    Perhaps t would been a lot less painful had you held it in your hand, 'ey?
    Hope you & yours have a very Scary Christmas.
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    ~Dean :)
    December 17, 2017 at 3:01PM
    jlsavell: Lol, you got me. Thanks Dean!! No I am far from sad! You??

    You really want me to have a scary Christmas?
    December 17, 2017 at 5:11PM
    Dean Kuch: The "i" on my keyboard sticks, Jimi.
    I meant to type "said".
    But, yes, I DO want you to have a scary Christmas, LOL.
    A Very Scary Christmas!
    December 18, 2017 at 2:39AM
    Richard J: Wondrously spoken, Jimi ... it touched deeply, softly.

    Thank you ~ Richard
    June 30, 2018 at 12:03PM

jlsavell: ?Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature?s protest, and pull down the
danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system
has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear,
but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time.?

Daniel. H. Kress, M.D. Author of The Cost to Society of Cigarettes: A Century of Analysis,
Ulcers and Smoking, and other books
June 11, 2017 at 2:07PM
    strandregs: quite- toxins and deficiencies screw up the system.
    February 11, 2018 at 7:29PM

jlsavell: "The distance between your dreams and reality is called ACTION "

Don't know who said it, but it packs a wallop!
June 2, 2017 at 11:03PM
    closetpoetjester: Too right, jimi!
    And it's measured in TENACITY haha
    June 10, 2017 at 11:55PM

jlsavell: Excerpt in the "firstinwordpress.com

Cris Cornell
Soundgarden

You might think grunge is about anger, but that's not completely true. Yes, it can sound that way, but it's really about depression and cynicism. Those two go hand-in-hand, along with their nasty little sister, anxiety. When the three of them get going, they just eat hope as quickly as it can be summoned. That leaves despair and despair is exhausting, not just for those who experience it, but for the people around it as well. So we keep it to ourselves because we don't want to be a burden. And then it gets to be too much. Doesn't matter if you're a student, a mom, an accountant or a rock star. It doesn't matter if you've written about it your entire life as a means of keeping it at bay. It doesn't matter if the music you made about it brought in fame, respect and millions of dollars. It doesn't matter if your entire generation has suffered from it. Depression makes you feel totally alone. You hit the breaking point, and then, like Chris Cornell, you hang yourself in the bathroom.

This wasn't a young adult taking the easy way out because life got too hard. This wasn't a spoiled, petulant rock star who thought that this was the best way to ensure his legend. This was a well-respected member of his community; a beloved musical hero who seemed to have it all together.

This could have been any of us. And brothers and sisters, if it's you, don't mess around with it. Please find some help.

Cornell is speaking to us all one last time. This isn't something we left behind with our twenties. This isn't something cured by age or financial security. This isn't something you outgrow. If it's allowed to fester, depression is stronger than wisdom. Depression is insidious and tenacious. Depression can get to anybody. It can make you feel like an old man at 27. It can make you feel lost as a child at 52.

Call it a senseless tragedy. Call it a second-act cautionary tale. Call it whatever you want. Just don't blow it off as meaningless.

Rest In Peace
Chris Cornell
1964-2017
May 21, 2017 at 11:14PM
    Anio: Well said and Kudos to you for saying it. I've just come out of another episode and rumble with the black dog and his little mate The Panic Attack and I'm 70. You never get used to it you just get stronger at walking with it. And if you're lucky you find some people who 'get it' to live with. All strength to my loving friends who see all of me and stay.
    May 22, 2017 at 12:56AM
    Dean Kuch: R.I.P. Chris...
    May 22, 2017 at 2:38AM

jlsavell: "Sometimes, the very one you would take a bullet for is the one behind the gun"

Just saw that quote today. Resonated with me.

Have a beautiful day everyone! May life fill your cup with the sunshine of grace and your bowl with the abundance of gratitude even when the skies are overcaste and the field of plenty have been devastated.
Jls
May 15, 2017 at 11:11AM

jlsavell: "Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
May 9, 2017 at 7:05PM
    giraffmang: ... or stupidity
    May 10, 2017 at 8:39AM
    jlsavell: You are so funny!!! Love it. You are right
    May 10, 2017 at 8:45PM
    Dean Kuch: You have to be very careful when using the word "licked" these days.
    Some might take it out of context...if ya know what I mean...ahem.
    ~Dean
    May 12, 2017 at 1:48AM

jlsavell: "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
Mary Anne Radmacher
May 9, 2017 at 12:29PM
    damommy: Exactly. Thank you for sharing this. 8-)
    May 9, 2017 at 12:44PM
    Kerry Robinson: This is a terrific saying:)))
    May 11, 2017 at 5:14PM

jlsavell: ?Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.?


― Pope John XXIII
May 8, 2017 at 7:02PM
    DR DIP: I wonder if they were his own words or he borrowed them off Paikne?

    dip
    May 9, 2017 at 4:36AM
    jlsavell: Well I am not so sure who Paikne is. Maybe you should ask him.

    How are you?
    May 9, 2017 at 9:46AM

jlsavell: jlsavell: Thank all of you for your wonderful comments and encouragement. I am truly humbled for I know all the poets who were nominated are well deserving of recognition for their incredible talent and participation in such a great site for writers. I realize we are all unique in our style and even if we had no names attached to the work, most of us would recognize immediately who the artist is.

I do not participate much here anymore for various reasons and was truly surprised when my one and only poem posted for this year written on a cell phone in the span of 10 minutes was nominated and actually won first place. Too me, each and every poet nominated had a work which far exceeded mine in execution and inspiration. So again thank all of you so very much.

Now you go take on the day. Incredibly beautiful here on the coast. Life is beautiful even when the uncertainty and ugly side of it invades our souls. Our determination and tenacity to weather our storms bring us back to the incredible beauty where the bluest skies and the trill of morning songbirds imbue us with a hope and a new but tried spirit to carry on.

Thank you alll so very much. Again I am humbled and honored.
May 7, 2017 at 10:21AM
    DR DIP: it must have been well deserved j

    May 7, 2017 at 5:15PM
    Dean Kuch: Yeah?
    Well, that's just the way it goes sometimes.
    Congrats...
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    May 8, 2017 at 1:52AM

FanStory wrote to jlsavell: Congratulations! He Broke My Heart is the new Poem of the Month!
May 5, 2017 at 12:13AM
    michaelcahill: A gorgeous piece. Most worthy winner in a stellar and formidable field of artists.

    A win to be super proud of. Congratulations!!!

    May 5, 2017 at 12:20AM
    RGstar: Couldn't have happened to a nicer person and a true writer whom I admire.
    Happy for you, dear Jimi.
    Enjoy your day, and well earned win, for it was a strong field.
    Have a great day, Jimi
    RG
    May 5, 2017 at 5:42AM
    rspoet: Congratulations on a well deserved win! Beautiful writing.
    May 5, 2017 at 8:45AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    May 5, 2017 at 10:16AM
    Nika2016: go Jimi!
    May 5, 2017 at 4:23PM
    Warren Rodgers: Jimi, Congratulations on winning the contest with your beautiful poem!
    May 5, 2017 at 5:02PM
    Poetic Friend: Jimi, my dearest Fanstory friend, I am always happy when you win. Congratulations!

    I genuinely think everything you write is a winner.

    I LOVE your work!
    May 5, 2017 at 5:59PM
    RGstar: Thank you for the beautiful message on my profile page, dear Jimmi.
    Best wishes :)
    May 6, 2017 at 4:46AM
    jlsavell: Thank all of you for your wonderful comments and encouragement. I am truly humbled for I know all the poets who were nominated are well deserving of recognition for their incredible talent and participation in such a great site for writers. I realize we are all unique in our style and even if we had no names attached to the work, most of us would recognize immediately who the artist is.

    I do not participate much here anymore for various reasons and was truly surprised when my one and only poem posted for this year written on a cell phone in the span of 10 minutes was nominated and actually won first place. Too me, each and every poet nominated had a work which far exceeded mine in execution and inspiration. So again thank all of you so very much.

    Now you go take on the day. Incredibly beautiful here on the coast. Life is beautiful even when the uncertainty and ugly side of it invades our souls. Our determination and tenacity to weather our storms bring us back to the incredible beauty where the bluest skies and the trill of morning songbirds imbue us with a hope and a new but tried spirit to carry on.

    Thank you alll so very much. Again I am humbled and honored.
    May 7, 2017 at 9:44AM

jlsavell: "Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation.
Successful people make decisions based on where they want to be"
May 1, 2017 at 10:16PM

 
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