Posted in Rhyme

Simplicity

Yellow Roses in bloom
My yellow rose in bloom

Neighbor’s helping hand

Good news in the mail

Peace where I stand

Counting my blessings

Makes me feel grand!

Rhyme

Just a simple little rhyme today as I sit counting my blessings.

Sometimes I just stand and look at my roses in bloom and give thanks for their beauty.

Sometimes I see my neighbor’s friendly faces or am the recipient of their helping hands and am so grateful.

Sometimes when I see news reports of all the chaos, sadness and destruction going on all around the world I give thanks it is not happening in my little corner of the world.

And as I count my blessings, I pray for those who can’t.

I hope you who are reading this today are blessed and enjoying many little things in your life that are bringing you joy and happiness even in the midst of this pandemic.

Posted in Senryu

Think Positive

Positive Thinking Area sign and two paper birds

Wherever we awake

Everyday we have a choice

Look on the bright side

Senryu

I have the little saying “Positive Thinking Area” which I clipped it out of a magazine long ago, hanging in the hallway of my home, and often times my eyes just happen to fall upon it at exactly the right time that I need to refocus my thinking to be more positive.

I have little quotes, poems, pictures, scriptures, etc posted and scattered all about my home as reminders to me to keep thinking positive and to look on the bright side of life. For each day I awake is a blessing to me and I don’t want to waste a minute of it entertaining negative thoughts.

Posted in June 2019, Shadorma

God At Work

Construction zone, God At Work lettering

Suddenly!

Spur of the moment

All at once

Unexpected

Opportunities abound

Divine Surprises!

Shadorma

You’ve probably seen those signs “Men At Work” around construction zones. Well, lately considering what has been happening in my life I would say I could hang up a sign “God At Work” because of so many blessings, new opportunities and just friendly encounters I am having lately. I am really enjoying it all and giving thanks to God.

I know God is always at work in our lives but much of the time He works in the background and He doesn’t always reveal to us what He’s doing or He allows us to see it at a later time.

But sometimes He brings us unexpected surprising blessings suddenly! And it is so great to experience those!

( The word “suddenly” occurs 40 times in the KJV bible. It’s interesting to read the different things that the Lord did “suddenly” )

Posted in June 2019, Senryu

Breathing in Life

Breathing, woman, freedom, life

Breath is a blessing

Our life is but a vapor

Thankful for each breath

Senryu

If you have ever lost your breath for a moment I am sure you can relate to this poem.

Having recently had an asthma attack that literally took my breath from me for a few seconds was very scary and made me realize how precious each breath I take is.

Life is short, breathe it in and give thanks for every breath!

Posted in Nonet, November 2018

Thankful

Thankful, leaves

Thankful for full plates now empty

Thankful for hands that cook and bake

Thankful for another day

Thankful for hearts that care

Thankful for thirst now quenched

Thankful for warm places

Thankful for

My life

Thankful

Nonet