Eight Mistakes Closer

November 12





I am eight mistakes closer to perfection.  As long as I fall forward, progress is being made.  I fail meticulously toward my goal, more cannot be asked.  Loss, pain, frustration are strong teachers and great motivators.  I suck each splinter for knowledge, extracting juice from every fragment for information.  In spite of sprains and strains, I have stretched, attaining almost my full height.  Growth is a wonderful thing, though cost is always involved.  Mistakes are an unavoidable price but well worth the expense.  They are an expense that pays dividends, dividends that move me toward perfection.



Stretch your body, flex your mind.




Clean Underwear


The ease of the trip is often determined

by the quality of the packing.

When I am entirely ready, travel is easier.


I wash the laundry early to give myself a head start.

Lay everything out and walk through each day’s needs;

roll up my outfits and tuck each into my bag.


I try to take less than half of my ‘what if’ worry items

and cut short my ‘disaster plan’ thinking.

If I pack positive thoughts and clean panties I am fine

and if I forget them …………………

I can always pick some up along the way.




About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on Amazon.com include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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