Posted in November 2019, Scripture, Syllabic Verse

Attitude of Gratitude

Fall leaves on November calendar

Like falling leaves

Blessings coming down

From Father of Lights

With whom there’s no end

Too many to count

So I just say “Thank You”

Syllabic Verse

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 1:17 KJV

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Posted in January 2019, Shadorma

Pooh’s Philosophy

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 Paper Collage/ Original drawing of Pooh Bear
©️LeonasDesigns 2019 Paper Collage/ Original drawing of Pooh Bear

Happiness

Is a red balloon

Floating free

In the wind

Daily finding simple joys

In life’s journey

Shadorma

Recently I watched the movie “Christopher Robin”. It was a wonderful example of how sometimes adults forget how to enjoy life because they are so very involved in problems and worries.

I had to pause the dvd quite often to write down various quotes from Pooh and others.

One scene that especially spoke to my heart was when Pooh wanted a red balloon because “red balloons made him happy” and grown up, now burdened down, worldly Christopher Robin, got frustrated and said “ there’s more to happiness than a red balloon”

How sad it is to view life that way.

I am much more inclined to grab a red balloon and dance thru life with Pooh Bear! 😊🎈

Posted in Haiku, January 2016

Childhood Joy

singin' in the rain--Haiku
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

As I was hurrying through the dark parking lot to go into the grocery store, I pulled my coat tight around me as it was chilly and rainy.  All of a sudden a bright warm feeling entered my heart.  There in the midst of it all I heard the sweet voice of a little child singing.  Seemingly unaware of the weather, she waited patiently for her mom to load groceries into the car, as she sang a little melody all her own. 🙂  I had to smile.  A good reminder to be joyful in all circumstances! 🙂