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Reflection - The 36th Good Word in the Good Words Project.

Reelections - 36th Good Word

The "Good Words" project, created by Jo_Goldsmith11, Jo gives us a good word each week to reflect on and practice living by, to help and inspire her fellow hubbers, to become the best writers we can be.

And I reaffirm my pledge to write a poem for every word in the "Good Word Project," some Hubbers like Maria (Marcoujor) have taken the baton and twirled it all around and I truly hope that others will join in also.

Faith - Hope -Love



© Shyron Shenko

Reflection on the Good Words from 1-8

Now is the time we must reflect

On all the good words

To keep them up to date


This is like half a semester exam

For the first 8 weeks of the Good Words

A reflection if you will

Of how we’ve practiced each good word

How we have honed our skill

Love is where we will start

So we can see just where we are

Reflecting on the Good Words

Given us thus far


1. Love

Reflections of love to light the stars

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Shining brightly in our hearts

It is contagious

Once the practice starts

2. Faith

When you reflect on your faith you will not be misled

By the unkind things that others said

Have faith in your heart when all hope is forgotten.

My Granddaughter Krissy says

3. Inspiration/inspire

Reflections to inspire everyone to be more

Than they ever thought they could be

Practice inspiration in every way you can

That is one sure way to lend a helping hand

Bear visits Santa and his helper

Bear Visiting Santa

Bear Visiting Santa

4. Strength

Reflect the Strength to always take a stand

To fight for what is right

And demand that there be justice in our land

Remember God has the greater plan

5. Energy

Reflections of Energy

Energy is the fuel for our 'light 2 love'

A light that's given to everyone of us

With God's everlasting Love

Bear wearing his new sunglasses

Bear wearing his new sunglasses

Bear wearing his new sunglasses

7. Hope

Reflect on Hope when you feel like giving up

And it seems there is no hope in sight

Then become an author Pick up your pen and write

Writing brings your problems out into the light

There are a lot of folks who can relate and will see you through you plight

6. Peace

Reflections of Peace

praying that all dissention will cease

If everyone would do this

Then all the problems of the world would surely decrease

8. Courage

Reflect on courage, it isn't hard to do

Just know that to stand for what is right

Will always see you through

Then you will find those that have no courage

Are really very few

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko


C E Clark from North Texas on August 14, 2021:

I can't believe what anti vaxxers are doing now! I first read about this about 10 days ago, and then again today. They refuse the Covid vaccine because they say they don't trust it, etc. Yet they have prescribed for themselves instead, animal medications!! Yes! They are taking dewormers developed for horses and sheep, and apparently some, if not all of them doing this, are getting pretty sick from it.

They trust something that isn't intended in the least for humans and it's having adverse effects, but they're still taking it. Do these people even have the ability to think?

I think perhaps they are unconvinced that the rest of us know they are without logic, and basically stupid. So they keep doing stupid things in an effort to prove to us that they are in fact stupid. Well, most of us are aware of it, so they can stop doing crazy things now, if they have the ability to stop.

Posting this on A/H.

Hope you and yours are well. Blessings to you all . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on July 17, 2021:

Recently been 'reflecting' on the pandemic situation. Seems the Delta version is the worst one yet and is making things as bad as they were a year ago mainly because of the many people who refuse the vaccination. Got my first Pfizer about a week ago and can get the next one in 2 more weeks. Then 2 weeks after that it should provide whatever protection it can.

Heard today that 3 of the Texas House legislators who fled to D.C. to avoid allowing the voting bill Abbott wants to pass have tested positive for Covid, and they were fully vaccinated.

Over 185 million people across the U.S. have been vaccinated by one of the 3 available and that's quite a few with not many problems as a result. That's a pretty good sized test group.

People tell me they don't know what's in the vaccine and that's a big part of their fear of getting it. Yet they eat in restaurants frequently and love their McDonald's burgers. Who knows what's in them?

Read a few weeks ago that an employee in his early 30s working at one of the main fast food chains was mixing his poop into the chili for months before he was caught doing it. These people afraid of the Covid vaccine apparently had no concerns about eating that chili.

Lots of things happen in life that a person could never have foreseen or imagined. We know there are hundreds of people killed by guns and vehicle accidents every year in this country, but no one seems afraid to drive, ride in a car, walk near moving vehicles, or live next to people with dozens of guns, or have them all around their own house.

Someone I know keeps saying everyone dies sometime, so if Covid takes them, so be it. That can be applied to getting the vaccine also. If it ends up killing you, well, everyone dies sometime . . .

So far, I seem to have had no negative reactions from my vaccination. I know the 2nd one is the one with the worst temporary side effects for most people. Daughter had a couple of days where she felt poorly, but it passed and that was back in April. She's been fine since about the 3rd day after her second shot.

Posting this to AH.

Hope all is well with you. Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on November 13, 2020:

Hope people will reflect on why they voted for Trump in the first place. Nothing his supporters have said so far makes any sense. Maybe if they knew what 'facts' are, and didn't equate that word as being a commy-pinko word simply because they don't understand it, they might think diffeently.

We have made the first changes to getting rid of Trump. Let's hope they hold up so we can begin raising the U.S. up out of the shithole countries designation.

Yesterday 1400 people died in the U.S. from Covid-19. The day before (Wednesday) 1800 died in the U.S. of Covid-19. Biden has already started putting plans together to get control of this virus along with scientists and expert medical people who are advising Biden and will be ready to get their plans going as soon as Biden is sworn in. Unfortunate that so many people are going to die between now and Jan. 20, 2021 because Biden doesn't have authority to do anything yet and selfish hateful Trump doesn't care how many people die. He's proven that many times already.

Biden is gearing up so he can reverse as many of Trump's administrative edicts as quickly as possible. Hopefully the days of 4 or more Trump disasters per day are over at last. Have talked to several other people who agreed that just trying to keep up with all the crap was wearing us all out.

Maybe once we all get a peaceful sleep for the first time in 4 years we'll be able to reflect and make permanent changes to laws so a Trump poutus will be unlikely to ever happen again. (No, I didn't mispell it.) Have never seen such a spoiled rich brat before in my life. Thing is, he's not really rich. That will probably come out when all this other stuff gets resolved and the dust settles.

Posting this to AH & FB.

Hope all is well with you and that you and Walter will manage to keep avoiding the Covid until it can finally be controlled. Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on March 22, 2019:

I wonder if any of the Trump supporters realize that everything Trump says and does "reflects" on out country and on each of us whether we support him or his actions/words or not. Of course it reflects triply on his supporters.

The rest of the world hates him. Even those dictators

Trump reveres hate him and consider him a buffoon. They haven't had the good fortune before, of being able to so easily manipulate another leader to get what they want by merely flattering him/her.

In reflection, itt is impossible to state just how far this country has fallen in the eyes of the world since Trump took over. I doubt we can ever recover our stature and respect in my lifetime if ever.

Hope all is well with you dear friend. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 19, 2018:

Cee, thank you so very much for the comments, I hope is cools off enough for you.

Blessings to you my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on June 18, 2018:

Seems like it's been hundreds of years since Obama was president. I remember how upset many people were that a black man had become president and lots of them still like to blame him for everything --- including the screwups of the current so-called president. Obama had a Republican Congress that obstructed everything he tried to do, so if anything got done it was due to the Republican congress voting to enact it. So if anyone is unhappy with anything at all that happened during the Obama Administration, they can thank their Republican Congress for passing it into law.

Can you believe what they are doing to little children for choosing parents who would migrate to the U.S.? These little children will be marked for life as a result of having been ripped away from their parents. I heard the other day one woman was nursing her baby and they ripped it away from her. I wonder if these people realize what evil they are doing and that one day they will answer for it?

And if it's not bad enough little children are being taken from their parents, they are then incarcerated in cages like animals! And all because some people want them to learn the error of choosing the WRONG parents.

Can there be so many psychopaths -- people who have no ability to empathize or have compassion? If they have these abilities there is no way they could take little children from their parents and put them in cages like dogs or chickens.

I guess it should be no surprise that a country that treats it's active duty military people and it's veterans so terrible, would also treat children like things rather than people

After treating our veterans and active duty military people badly, and now treating immigrants and their little children like subhumans at best, people wonder, "Why can't we all just get along???"

Do you think putting these people who can't figure out the answer to that question, putting them into little cages away from everyone and everything they know, would help them to discover the answer? Or, as I suspect, are these people simply incapable of learning or understanding the simplest things, meaning there is no hope they will ever figure out the answer.

After taking these little children away from their parents, and by little I mean babies to age 12 or so, but especially the babies and toddlers, these heartless people dare to look down on people like Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, somehow imagining themselves to be better.

Abusing people, any people, just because one can, is egregious no matter what excuse one manufactures in their own mind to make it seem acceptable and even desirable.

Perhaps this outrage of removing little children from their parents needs some reflection by everyone. Those who are taking the children away, and those who are enabling them to do so by standing by and remaining silent, or worse, condoning and even encouraging it.

Hope you are coping well with this horrible hot weather that seems to never end and that all is well with you. Blessings dear friend. Know that I appreciate all that you do. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 04, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comment, compliment and for sharing.

I know Christmas is almost here and I have nothing done, and New Year around the corner, but which corner?

I was going to call you earlier, but got busy and wrapping B-day present for Walter and getting ready for game tonight.

Blessings and hugs right back to you dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 04, 2015:

Great thought so well expressed here. Reflection is important so that we can see where we've been, if we've achieved our purpose or if we need to revisit and complete what we started, or perhaps change our strategy . . .


So hard to believe Christmas is just 3 weeks from today. And a New Year is just around the corner! Hope you and John are enjoying these pretty days we're having. Blessings to you dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 15, 2015:

Kevin, thank you for the comments, compliment, thumbs up and thank you for the correction. (I have corrected the misspelling) but the word and switched the word with would (i.e. would surely) meaning I am sure that the problems would cease.

You are such a wonderful friend.

Blessings and Hugs


Mary Craig from New York on January 12, 2015:

Not just reflection here but inspiration! Each little poem holds a world of truth and beauty. I have to admit too, I am totally taken with Bear! What a beautiful dog.

Bless you Shy in this new year and forward.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

The Examiner-1 on January 12, 2015:

That was nice Shyron and I agree with that entirely except for a typo. Under "Peace" you have 'surly' and I figured out what you meant but the meaning of the word that is there does not go good with your meaning. I rated this a high tumbs up, shared it and pinned it.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 03, 2015:

Thank you Peachy, for taking the time to visit, read and comment, I really appreciate you.


peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 31, 2014:

Love, an action to shower to all

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 25, 2014:

Ann, thank you my dear friend for the comments, compliments, thanks from Bear also.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year and many blessings and hugs


Ann Carr from SW England on December 23, 2014:

Wonderful reflection and what a good idea of how to do it!

I love Bear! Gorgeous!

Thanks for your beautiful poetry this year. I'm looking forward to more and more.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and I hope 2015 brings you health, joy and peace.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

My dear, dear friend Au fait, I am saying prayers that everything is okay with you. It has been a rough year for so many of us and I am ready for a new beginning.

I hope you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

Thank you Marie, for your comment. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. With many blessings.



Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

Thank you poetryman6969 for the comment, appreciate you.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

Jodah, as always thank you for the comment, compliment. Yes it is a great time of year for reflection. and what a whirl-wind year it has been.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Blessings and Hugs dear friend.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

Dear Bill, thank you for reading and commenting, complimenting on my work. I appreciate you much more than you know.

Merry Christmas to you, Bev and your family.

Blessings and Hugs


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

Jo, thank you for the compliments my inspiring friend */:^)

Wishing you, Bill and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you also for the sharing, fb, tweet and HP

Blessings and Hugs ((((Sis)))) Hope all is well with you.


Shyron */:^)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

You Ruby, are a treasure, thank you for the comments, and compliments, and thank you most of all for being my friend. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and Blessings and Hugs,



Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

Thank you Shauna for the comment and compliment (Bear). I appreciate you dear friend. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Blessings and hugs.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 23, 2014:

Dear Maria, thank you for the comment and compliment...I too am loving working on the Good Words project and love your add "Musical Challenge" to this project.

I also PROMISE to hold close the friends I have made along the way, (you are a treasure,) and this promise was made over and over again each time I click on the Follow.

Yes the e-book will be exciting, what am I talking about? It is exciting just thinking about it.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New Year

Blessings, Love and hugs, Shyron

C E Clark from North Texas on December 22, 2014:

Reflection, or taking inventory of one's life and current situation can help a person determine if they're going the right way. It can also help put a new or modified plan together to keep going the desired way. Agree with your other commenters, also.

A great poem for this time of year when a new year is about to begin and refection can help a person decide how to begin the rest of their life.

Merry Christmas! Hugs and blessing to you and John -- one can never have too many . . .

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on December 21, 2014:

Inspiring words as we all reflect on another year gone by.

poetryman6969 on December 21, 2014:

A lovely way to reflect on life.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 21, 2014:

Well done as always Shyron. A great time of year for "reflection".

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 20, 2014:

Merry Christmas, Shyron! Thank you for the beauty you shared this year.

Blessings always


Jo_Goldsmith11 on December 20, 2014:

You have done a beautiful job on Reflection! I thank you co-author! :-)

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy & creative New Year!

Shared, up, facebook, tweet with love & hugs! :-)

((((((( Sis )))))))

Ty for the card! I loved it! :-)

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 20, 2014:

When the year is about to expire and a new one is on the horizon, really is a time for reflection. Looking back reminds me of the many new friends I've found through the good works project. The inspiration, the friendship is a blessing. Your poetry is very much a part of the inspiration. Well done Shyron...Hugs..

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 20, 2014:

Wonderful recap (reflection), Shyron. Love Bear - he's beautiful!

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on December 20, 2014:

Dear Shyron,

You and Jo have been beacons of inspiration with the Good Words project in I REFLECT back on this year, I have loved working on the project.

In keeping with Jo's latest mantra of 'out with the old and in with the new', I PROMISE to hold close the friends I have made along the way (like you...!!) and to follow what exciting new projects are on the horizon for everyone.

It will be exciting to see the whole series published at some point this year in e-book form as well.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Love and hugs, Maria

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