Thankful and Poetic Thursday
It’s time for double post Thursday. First up is our Thankful post for Brian’s Blog Hop. If you’d like to share what you are thankful for this week just give a little click on the badge above and you’ll go to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to join up! I do have a lot of thankfuls for this week but allow me to FIRST thank Brian for hosting this Hop. It’s a good chance for all of us to spread our wings and FLY about what we are thankful for. One of my thankfuls this week is that I’m thankful I remembered to join the new Hop that McGuffy’s Reader is doing called “SPARKS” – you post something that gets everyone feeling positive or happy or inspired and it can be a meme a special quote or verse or ANYTHING you feel will “light up someone’s day”. You can check that one out at McGuffy’s Reader and the posts are on every Monday. We did our first one this past Monday.
Secondly I am thankful that my white cell count is in NORMAL range…….not HIGH NORMAL like last check but NORMAL NORMAL – I’m glad because my Mom and Dad and my vet were a little concerned because both of my prior blood panels were OFF for white cell………Mom says I will never be NORMAL (hahahahaha thanks Mom) in many categories (like my weight) but at least my white count is NORMAL!
Now for part two of today’s blog and it’s where my dear Angel brother transmits his weekly poetry challenge DOWN to me (which he did last night) so I can share it with you. We are working our way through the alphabet and have made it to the letter “R”. We are not far from the end of the Alphabet Challenge…….Here’s what I received from Angel Sammy courtesy of his Rainbow Bridge Wi-Fi connection!!
Hello Friends! Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge
As you all know we are up to the letter “R” and I gave you some possible words to use if you want to for YOUR “R” poem…………just some hints but you are supposed to write your own poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “R”! I hope we have some new folks joining in the poetic fun this week – several people said they “might try” to write a poem…………..I say ANYONE can write a poem – just let your thoughts flow – poems don’t even always rhyme remember – they just EXPRESS!
Here are the words I gave you as “prompts” if you needed them:
(1) Rain (2) Run (3) Ruin (4) Rabbit
I’m using one of my own prompts this week………!!
By Sammy Kimmell, October 12, 2017
There are stories about rain that some children are told
Like at the end of rainbows there might be a pot of gold
Some think rain is really angels tears
They cry with worry watching us down here!
Rain brings renewal, lets buds open wide
Flowers will bloom, the gardeners great pride!
Some get depressed when the rain comes down
Nothing will cheer them, not even a clown.
But rainy days can sometimes be the very best
At reminding all of us just how much we are blessed
Rainy days bring us together because we don’t go outside
We can play a game, write some letters, read through a travel guide!
We can talk over tea in a quiet room at home
No need to go out in the rain – no need to roam.
Rainy day indoor picnics are REALLY the best!
No bugs to bother you – no sign of a pest!
So remember that RAIN is a sign from above –
To just SLOW ourselves down and feel all the love……………..
So that’s my thought of the day everybody. Rain is not a BAD thing………..it may dampen your plans but it can’t dampen your spirit if you don’t let it. I miss my Mom and Dad’s “indoor picnics” in front of the fireplace. Mom would spread a blanket on the floor with the fire going in the winter and I’d make myself at home in one corner and Mom would put piles of pillows around and she and Dad would have a “picnic” for dinner right there. Usually sandwiches and stuff like she’d bring along in the picnic hamper IF they were outside in a park. Sigh………………..
Here are some words for next week’s letter of the alphabet, the letter “S”…………..you may use one of these or one of your own – whatever you want to do but please give writing a poem a try. Short, long, rhyming or not – ANY poetic form will do……….just let your inner thoughts fly free (like I do when I practice my flying at the Bridge!).
(1) Sunny (2) Shrimp (3) Shoe (4) Snuggle
I hope to see you NEXT Thursday sharing your own poem – this week you can put your poem in our blog comments OR just give us the link to YOUR poem in our comments – either way we can see your work and enjoy the fun! Until then…………remember:
I give you LOVE and HUGS, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy! I liked that one…….and today is a rainy day too – I heard Mom tell Dad that they would have an indoor picnic so maybe I can see what Angel Sammy is talking about tonight at dinner!!!!
See you all tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins with McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing!