Saw this beautiful rose bush growing along the sidewalk as I was on my way to the library. I was reminded of the quote “Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses”. I did that and also took time to photograph them. Beautiful addition to my summer day. 🙂
Often when I make the drive into work, I hit the traffic lights randomly, sometimes they are red, sometimes green, rarely are they ever just one or the other, but today, it seemed every one was red. That caused me to think that perhaps I was supposed to be stopping to think about something or maybe use this extra pause time to form a poem in my head.
Well, so it was….:) To learn more about the “Buddy Poppy” click here
I hope you enjoyed my first Triple Shadorma poem that was inspired by encountering this little leaf. I dedicate this poem to all the elderly people who are now in nursing homes or care centers living out their lives perhaps in loneliness, hopelessness, or feeling no one cares. This little leaf I saw today reminded me of them.
This leaf reminded me to stop in the middle of my busy life to think of ways to reach out and care for others.
I am glad I am a part of a ministry (Expressions of Miriam Ministries) that volunteers to go into these homes to visit with the people there and perhaps uplift and encourage them in some way by bringing the joy of life and the love of God into their waning lives.
Someone’s always watching me, Or racing to beat me. It seems they can’t live without me! In the morning I wake them When they tell me to, Yet then they often get angry And hit me! People are always saying I move too fast, Yet if I stop, they get upset! I really don’t understand the logic of it all, But then, I’m just a clock!