Thankful Thursday AND Poetic Thursday – all rolled into one fun day. First up is always being THANKFUL and for that Blog Hop we are THANKFUL to Brian! Want to join us? Click on his badge and hook up. We’ll be happy to read your thankfuls! After Santa Paws came to visit I certainly have some thankfuls – I’m not a big toy guy but I did get three things that I LOVE…..a black snake from my friends at Kitties Blue, a bird with feathers that hangs from our doorway and I can smack, bat, push, shove, and jump on (very cool), and a YEEEEOW Lemon which drives me nutso! I love my other little things too like a tiny mousie and my snazzy new harness (purple!). In fact I’m just plain THANKFUL for everything I got from everyone including Santa. Also thankful that we’ve had some sunshine…….we’ve ALL missed it. It will disappear again tomorrow for a few days but the sun has been GREAT!
Angel Sammy sent us his usual poem last night – His poetic challenges on Thursdays are something a few of you look forward to like I do – and you participate by writing some poems of your own which HE and US love! Here’s the email I got from the Bridge from him last night:
Happy Post-Christmas Friends!
I hope you got everything you wanted in the way of holiday cheer, treats, toys, naps and love. I enjoyed watching all of my old friends and new friends (and my own family) from my “Christmas Cloud” at the Bridge. It made me smile to see everyone having a good time – I just wish I could have been there in purrrson.
Have you written a poem for the photo I gave you last week? I hope so. Remember to share it – by link to your blog or by posting the poem in comments here. Here’s the photo I gave you last week followed by my poem.
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell Dec. 26, 2018
Listen to the water trickling into the stream
Isn’t this the coziest place you’ve ever seen?
Flowers cascading down the stair
Oh to sit in the middle of them without a care
My Mom says we all have a spot like this in our mind
Maybe we “go there” when PEACE we must find
When problems are big and solutions are few
Perhaps peace could be found in a cottage’s view
Quiet countryside is calming and chaos is at rest
Soft breezes blowing and birds in their nest
But there’s no need to leave home to find such a place!
Just slow down your life, find a much calmer pace
That place is inside you – right there in your heart
Close your eyes, take a breath, give your attitude a new start.
In the quiet of that moment as your soul begins to renew
Your own cozy cottage of PEACE will come into view.
As usual when I write a poem it just “happens”………..but this one also reflects what I do when I need a minute – life at the Bridge is busy and we all need to PACE ourselves. I pop into my Mom’s mind when she needs to slow down. Thinking of me makes her calm and happy!! That’s one of our BIGGEST JOBS as Angels…..did you know that??
Now here’s your photo for next week – study it – think about it – and when write a poem to share with us next Thursday – I’ll share mine too! OK?
This should be a fun one! Give it some thought then come up with a poem to match the photo and we’ll SHARE next Thursday!!!
I’ll look forward to seeing you next week…………have a great NEW YEAR’S EVE and new year everyone!
Love, Angel Sammy
Thanks for visiting us Angel Sammy. Wish I could start the new year with you……..right here……….in my “cozy cottage” !