How You Choose to Live

It’s not about life, it’s about how you choose to live

It’s about family, friends and the love you choose to give

 

You can go through your life worrying about things that you see

Or choose to let things just fly by and be happy as you can be

 

Sometimes we get caught up in our life’s numerous demands

And it’s like there is no way to put more in our full hands

 

So we tend to take our frustration out on others that are around

When we should just take a deep breath, step back and settle down

 

Now while we all have these demands and issues in life every day

How you choose to handle them is the decision for you to weigh

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Cancer Checkup Day

A cancer survivor just got great news and chose to share online
I feel a great relief and joy when this happens each and every time

People that have not fought the fight will never quite understand
How the fight against this terrible foe seems to follow you till life’s end

You finish the painful treatments that were extremely hard to endure
Now things in everyday life have become so precious that’s for sure

You dread the time when you have to walk again through the doctor’s door
And lie awake the night before praying for good news if only just once more

I’ve fought this battle in my mind over and over for a long fifteen years
But even today when my checkup is clear I still can’t stop the joyous tears

Then I thank God for giving me the chance to enjoy life just one more day
And knowing that I’m now clear and good to go for six more months anyway

From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker

 

Rekindle the Love

Unfortunately, some will awaken today with turmoil in their life
Terrible turmoil caused by friction between a husband and a wife
 
Things that were said in anger that ate away a partner’s loving heart
Things you thought could never be said when this marriage it did start
 
But over time together sometimes love just seems to begin to die
But instead of calling it quits just take time and ask yourself why
 
We all have times in our marriage when things seem to go astray
We have different opinions on issues and each of us want our own way
 
Nobody promised marriage is easy or some luscious pie in the sky
But through a marriage’s trails and tribulations a love it will fortify
 
So look back who you fell in love with on the day you said I do
And remember the love on that day that existed between them and you
 
So look your loved one in the eyes and seek the passion that seems lost
For to rekindle the lost love and passion once had is worth all imaginable cost
 
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker
 
 

Thick Morning Fog

As I walked out the door today at the rise of the dawn
It was impossible to see the beautiful lake out beyond
 
The fog was so thick you could not see 3 feet ahead
Kind of like the days in our life that we seem to dread
 
Some days we awake and have a clear few of our path
While other days just seem like we are receiving God’s wrath
 
Sometimes it’s like when thick winter fog covers the ground
You are searching for answers to problems that never are found
 
You try but your vision’s so cloudy from the thick dew in the air
And you look around for help but you can’t see anyone there
 
But like life the fog will lift and disappear as the sun begins to rise
And you will have clear skies and sunshine in front of your eyes
 
So the next time you wake up feeling there is just to much to bear
The morning fog will soon lift and leave blue skies everywhere
 
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker
 
For more of my writings of life visit BobBaker.net

Bright Blue Morning Sky

 
As I set out this morning driving and gazed at the road ahead
What I was admiring made me forget where the highway led
 
It was something that was marvelous and I was fortunate to see
An unusual blue sky that was cloudless and beautiful beyond belief
 
I found myself captivated and enchanted at such a beautiful site
An couldn’t help but be thankful for a sky so blue and so bright
 
As I gazed I started thinking about all of life’s true fulfilling gifts
Some we take for granted like viewing water fall over a mountain cliff
 
As we go through life we all see things of beauty each and every day
But sadly in our busy world we just pass them as we go our way
 
So just try to slow down a little and view the world as it goes by
And you too might get to see a BRIGHT BLUE MORNING SKY
 
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker
To read more of my writings visit BobBaker.net

Things Work Out

Some of us will awake again today with turmoil within our lives
Maybe caused by problems between husbands and their wives
 
The problems may be from financial issues that seem to be hitting hard
Or maybe from something as insignificant as grass dying in the yard
 
We all seem to deal with life’s problems in a very different way
But one thing that is for sure is that we have problems everyday
 
As we go throughout our lives there are good times and the bad
So teach yourself to focus on the good things in life instead of sad
 
Worrying about life’s problems that we can’t control is not what I recommend
I’ve learned when I just live life for today things seem to work out in the end
 
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker
 
For more of my writings about everyday life visit BobBaker.net

This Past Year

Another year has now come and gone and never will it return

We’re hopefully a little wiser today by the things this year we learned

 

As in all past years in our life we have memories of this year too

Hopefully some memories we will cherish and remember our life through

 

Through this year we all have experienced our good days and our bad

We will have memories of the times this year both good times and the sad

 

This morning as I sit here on the porch alone enjoying this morning rain

I can’t help but to think of the memories this year that I was so lucky to gain

 

Sometimes is hard to put into perspective and view our life in positive ways

But just take a moment and reflect on your life especially the last 365 days

 

If you were too sit down with a calendar and go through this past year day by day

I’m sure you will find great days and memories outweigh the bad in a measurable way

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

 

Skills You Need

We awaken into this world with nothing on our back

Dependent on our parents to provide everything we lack

 

As we grow rapidly up through our childhood days

We have everything provided for us in many different ways

 

We don’t have to worry about how we will be clothed or how we’re fed

All we have worry about is having fun and doing what our parents said

 

Then one day we face new challenges that are foreign and unforeseen

We have now become an adult and are out to chase our own dreams

 

We find this road as adults can be bumpy and sometimes even rough

So if we want to reach our goals we have to fight hard and be tough

 

So remember your parent’s job in the plan is not to be your best friend

But to instill in you the skills you need to be successful in the end

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Merry Christmas

Christmas time is approaching fast and soon to be upon me once again

Time to go shopping for needless gifts for people I see every now and then

 

I wonder through the stores and online seeking for something unique

I drive myself crazy deciding on something they may want to keep

 

So I buy these folks something they don’t want and will never use again

But what the hell I’m off the hook and now that problem belongs to them

 

But I love to get up Christmas morning so happy the day has finally arrived

And we will gather around the Christmas tree lit up with Christmas lights

 

There is nothing in the world so pleasing to me as this morning once a year

Just having my family all here with me laughing and full of Christmas cheer

 

The true meaning of Christmas soon takes over and again I always see the light

That the reason for the season is to celebrate birth of Jesus on that glorious night

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

What The Future Will Bring

“I wonder what the future will bring” is something we have all asked

It may have been yesterday last year or at another time in our past

 

There is only one thing in our life that can provide the answer to this

That is you and I alone with personal drive and true desire to persist

 

We all create our own future both the good times and the bad

We also create how we approach our life either happy or maybe sad

 

Life is full of challenges for us that we will face each and every day

The choice of what the future will bring depends on how you choose to play

 

So the next time that you sit and ponder just what your future will bring

Remember only you can in your mind decide whether to be a pauper or a king

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Reach For The Sky

We have all had times in life when we were just afraid to fail

And give others an embarrassing story about you for them to go and tell

We knew in our heart that we wanted to just take that leaping chance

May have been asking someone in high school if they wanted to dance

For some of us the scare of failure comes along in our career

And for others it is investing for their future is what they seem to fear

It may be something as simple as walking alone down the dark street

Or afraid to give your opinion afraid of what others may think

Life is full of failures and successes we experience along the way

But living life afraid to take a chance is not how to live your day

Throughout my life I have experienced joyous times beyond belief

But along the way there were others when I experienced very deep grief

Through all the failures I’ve had in life and there’s been too many to count

The lessons I learned from failures were without a doubt most paramount

So as you go out and face the world today just look failure dead in the eye

Say to yourself I will win today and not fear failure and reach for the sky

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

How You Play the Hand

“It’s not the cards you’re dealt it the way you play your hand”

This is an old saying that I think about every chance I can

 

It is one of the greatest lessons we will all learn in our life

Just another of the basics just like using a fork and a knife

 

We will never get through life without it’s ups and downs

We will all have days in life some with smiles and some with frowns

 

In life it’s not whether we will have problems in our life someday

It is whether we choose to handle them in a negative or positive way

 

So as I face the daily problems that I encounter in my own little space

I always try to choose to play my hand to win and in a way I can embrace

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Great Song

We all have our days when things seem to bring you down

Your life seems in shambles with problems and no way around

 

You walk through the door and wander aimlessly to your car

Crank up your private haven and just want drive away far

 

When the car door shuts and you are there in silence all alone

Away from the outside world problems and away from the phone

 

It doesn’t take long before you forget things that are wrong

Because we crank up the music and play our favorite song

 

That song may be about a love or a special time from your past

That song may be a slow heart wrenching ballad or rock and roll fast

 

It doesn’t matter the music as we all have our own style

Some of us like the classics and others like loud and wild

 

But one thing is for sure when things in my life seem to go wrong

Nothing cures my problems better than cranking up loud a great song

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Have Dreams

When you start out today and your feet first hit the bedroom floor

You shower and get dressed then head out of your home’s front door

 

You can choose how you want to face the day lying there just ahead

You can charge the world destined to win or limp through a day you dread

 

We all should have goals that we strive hard every day to achieve

Things we want in our life and dreams in which we strongly believe

 

To each of us in this world what we want will differ in every way

Some it is more money others to just make up with their child today

 

No matter what you want to achieve today maybe large or maybe small

To have something in life to dream for and reach to get applies to us all

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

TV Gadgets

I love watching those TV commercials early morning every day

The things that they sell that will surely change our life in every way

 

Today I saw something amazing that will change something we do

It is a pot with a swivel strainer for making potatoes for your stew

 

This pot has a strainer that swivels when you pour water in the sink

The girl says it changed her life pouring out the water in just a blink

 

Now I took a moment to ponder things that could change my life

Things of real importance that could remove the stress and strife

 

I thought of different things I could purchase to make life easy for me

I could buy that electric chair to help climb up and down stairs with ease

 

Then I would buy the knives they sell that will cut up tomatoes and steel

So after cutting up the salad for supper I could chop the wood, no big deal

 

Then I could get the new gadget I bought that will entertain the cat

Instead of letting the cat go outside to chase away the bugs and rats

 

As I get ready to buy these amazing gadgets, that look so cool to me

Then testosterone in a bottle appears, Yeah that’s what I really need

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

The Season Has Begun

Thanksgiving Day is now over and the season has begun

People now rush the stores buying gifts for their loved ones

 

They buy toys for the kids they love and clothes for older ones

Maybe planning a trip far away to visit their daughters and sons

 

Christmas season is such a special time for my family and for me

It is a time my wife loves to decorate the house and the Christmas tree

 

There will be ribbons and garland everywhere throughout our family home

Christmas music is playing throughout air in every room you may roam

 

We will be making plans for our Christmas not sure yet what they will be

Maybe travel to see the kids or maybe they’ll come here we’ll have to see

 

You see Christmas time is not about the gifts or all the flickering lights

It’s about being with family and friends that bring all the joy into our life

 

As I grow older in life the material possessions mean a lot less to me

It’s all about the love of your family that’s important I’ve learned to see

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Thanksgiving Day

Today is a day for all Americans to stop and give thanks

Businesses are all closed including stores and the banks

 

We should all spend the day with our spouse and our kids

Laughing and talking while eating those turkeys and pigs

 

Some family’s will not be together for reasons beyond their control

Some may live far away but are with family in their heart and their soul

 

Americans today are the most fortunate people on this earth

Able to enjoy days like this in freedom from the time of their birth

 

So in the oven put your pumpkin pie and enjoy your great meal

And take a moment to give thanks for all of life’s pleasures you feel

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

 

 

 

 

Little Blue Pill

I sat down this morning with coffee in my hand

Turned on the news to check on news of the land

 

The first thing I saw an ad for a little blue pill

Guaranteed to change life and give you a thrill

 

It said that if you use this magic pill your life will renew

There would be joy in the bedroom more than you knew

 

I’m not sure of the joy they all were speaking about

But I wonder if it was healing my sore shoulder or gout

 

As an old couple with little energy and lot’s of aches and pains

Taking a pill that does what they say to me seems a little insane

 

Not sure what I would do for fours hours with a condition as such

But if it only lasted four minutes might still be way too much

 

So I sit there and contemplate going to buy the little blue pill today

I think I’ll just go make me some breakfast probably safer that way

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Dad had to Leave

I woke up this morning to a picture that brought back no memories to me

It was an old WW ll photograph of my father there smiling you see

 

I don’t remember anything or have memories about life with my Dad

As he was taken away so early by accident when I was only 4 how sad

 

They say that something good comes from each tragedy in our life

As it did when my father was taken by a gun shot not disease or a knife

 

My mother was left at that instant with six young children to feed

Where would she get food, shelter and clothes that we would need

 

She grew up in that instant when the police gave her the news

And to give up and lie in self pity is something she had to refuse

 

My mom became the strongest person I have ever been graced to know

She became both our mother and father attending sports and school shows

 

She taught us all to be fighters and in life to never give in

When things get tough as they will to reach down deep within

 

I have a great family and a bond that is stronger than most can believe

And in the end this may not have happened had my Dad not had to leave

 

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Screen Porch

There is something that has died but desperately needs to return
From this terrible mistake I hope there’s something we have learned

This simple little thing is needed to make everyone’s life complete
It is our own little world of solitude overlooking our little street

It is a part of American culture that sadly has died and gone away
And when we look at issues in this world this I feel is partly to blame

It gives you a place to enjoy your coffee, tea, wine or a beer
And the neighbor’s conversations you can secretly overhear

It is not an engineering marvel like a bridge or building built high
Just something very simple with a screen and some outdoor light

This is a place to just sit and maybe talk with family about your day
Without the TV blaring it’s distractions and getting in the way

It is a place that I do adore and think no one should ever live without
It’s just a simple little screen porch with rocking chairs on the front of everybody’s house

From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker