Posted in February 2019, Senryu

Bits and Pieces

Van Gogh “Starry Sky”
Van Gogh “Starry Sky”

Little things do matter

“Rome wasn’t built in a day”

Great things begin small

Senryu

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” -Vincent Van Gogh

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Posted in December 2018, Haibun

The Candy Dish

Candy Dish

Bringing a smile and

A little bit of sweetness

Into a stressed day

At home and in many places where I have worked I always have had a Candy Dish.

Filled with Peppermints or other small wrapped candies it offered a nice treat to those stopping by. A refreshing peppermint or piece of chocolate in mid-afternoon always seemed to be a good pick me up at work and at home of course it was the first place the grand-kids headed for when they visited.

Sometimes its just the little things that can make our days better.

Haibun

Posted in May 2018, Triolet

Enjoy

Enjoy the little things

Before they slip away

Life a new day brings

Enjoy the little things

A bird that sings

A sunny day

Enjoy the little things

Before they slip away

Triolet

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Richly Blessed

Stop, look around you.

Blessings come in many sizes,

How many do you see?

And how many are unseen?

Big and small blessings,

That live within your heart?

Treasure them all.

For if you have even one,

You are rich my friend!

Choka

Posted in October 2017, Triolet

One Small Rose

One Rose
I am not a grand bouquet

I am just a single flower

What can I hope to say

I am not a grand bouquet

But in some small way 

I am important to her

I am not a grand bouquet

I am just a single flower

Triolet

“Sometimes Little Things Mean A Lot

Posted in Haibun, July 2016

Feeling Thankful 

small flower
Giving thanks today

For the little things in life

Often gone unnoticed

Today I am thankful I can walk using only a lightweight one point cane. 

Quite a strange thing to be thankful for you might say, but…it sure beats lying in a hospital bed, being unable to walk or having to walk with a walker or a heavy duty 4 point cane, as was previously my case.

Little things we don’t think twice about, daily tasks we do that we often take take for granted, or routine things we do without thought….

Like tying a shoe, or putting a shoe on without using a shoehorn for help.

Or, pulling on a sock, trimming a toenail, bending a knee, taking a shower, washing clothes, carrying out garbage, loading and unloading a dishwasher, reaching up, bending down, sitting in any chair or position for any length of time, dressing and undressing yourself, cooking meals, sweeping a floor, vacuuming a carpet, lifting things, and I could go on and on. Mundane daily tasks for some, great achievements for others…

Appreciating

The little things we often do, 

Frequently overlooked

Two months ago I fell, fractured my hip and had to have surgery. This resulted in me not being able to do all these little things I so often took for granted. Now, as I am regaining the ability to do all these things again, I am finding myself feeling so excited and thankful! For I have come to realize that nothing we do is a “little thing”, it is a blessing and it should be treasured. 

For many can’t do these things because of injury, illness, or some other circumstance. For these individuals, the ability to do one or all of these things would be a great blessing. 

It’s something to think about…

Treasure all you have

Be thankful for all you do

Nothing done is small

Haibun