Patsie McCandless – Author, Artist, Imaginator:

The Set of Your Sails:

When I was a youngster, I learned some of life’s greatest lessons when I learned to sail:

1st – I had to work at it – practice –  adapt – change with the changing sea.

2nd – Never let fear take the helm. Make it an adventure – knowing that no storm lasts forever.

3rd –There is beauty everywhere, regardless of the weather.

4th – Savor every moment – they pass so quickly.

5th – I am the captain. I decide. I choose. It’s my voyage.


‘The set of your sails – and not the gales – determine which way you will go.

May the set of your sails be so, with your Light On!

Light On!

Song: poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox