Circle of Friends, International Welcomes Guest Writer Karen Pableta Wade who reminds us that there is magic at our fingertips and we have the option to paint our lives in soulful, vibrant and inspiring colors!

Karen Pableta Wade


Awakened by the rising sun,

Mother Nature painting Her canvas

She reluctantly awakens, not knowing what the day will bring. 

There is not enough paint in her can, but determined,

she arms herself with the tools she has and she begins to paint;

realizing that she has the power to paint her day, on her blank canvas. 

She paints power.

She paints resilience.

She paints faith.

She paints, and as she does, her can becomes full;

full of bright colors, 

Joy, peace, love, strength. 

She paints butterflies.

She paints the beautiful rain

which soothes and calms her. 

Photo Credit: Ronald McClean, Jr.

She claims the day;

and with joy she steps boldly,

knowing that like *Zarephath

who used her last food supply when asked by Elijah,

that her paint bucket will always be full, 

as long as she trusts and believes. 

Note for the Reader: Reference

*The story of Elijah and the widow Zarephath. 1Kings 17:1-124 ESV

She paints joy, peace, love, strength

About Dr. Marvalous!

I am an educator, author, and community/cultural activist of Jamaican heritage, deeply concerned about the way we shape and are shaped by society. How do we engage the resources around us to realize our creative potential? How do we give of ourselves to become the change we want to see in this world? It is my intention to engage an audience in energetic and provocative discussions on these issues. https://www.soundtheabengmarvamcclean.com
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