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Feeling Pretty

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Today’s blog is brought to you by Meggie Exner, inspiring friend and farmer extraordinaire.

I told her what this blog challenge was all about (two days before it started…) and on April 30th, Meggie recited THIS poem to me by heart while we planted veggies in the garden.

So much magic happens in an unassuming garden, on a rather unassuming day.


Meggie and Me!

I was absolutely blown away. And I know you will be, too.

Meggie in 250 words or less:

Feeling Pretty

I often feel quite pretty

But pretty doesn’t feel quite enough

I often feel pretty good at things –

Paints and piano, recipes and  steeple and school

The jack of all the almost useful trades

I often feel pretty interesting

My travels would look good on a novel’s back cover

Though if anyone opened it up

They’d see a life

Of an ordinary number of extraordinary things

I often feel pretty okay

Though I sometimes worry that I’ll get to the end of it all

And realize that I only ever became

Pretty good

I often feel quite pretty

But pretty doesn’t feel quite enough



Megs n Lou

Author: Melinda Haas

Melinda is a writer, blogger, artist and teacher. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.

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