Double Post Day! Being Thankful and Being Poetic too!
First up is being THANKFUL…….well in a world that sometimes feels like a place where people have forgotten to take their blessings seriously, and a world that has senseless violence at the drop of a hat…….it might seem like it’s getting HARDER to find things to be thankful for. But in fact, these things just make us realize that here in our own homes most of us are terribly lucky to have what we have – including peace for most of us. There is a week between our “Thankful Thursday” posts in this hop and when you look back you realize that things are almost always in an uproar – changing, evolving, becoming just a little more “edgy”………but there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. That’s why we like hooking up to Brian’s every Thursday – to tell our thankfuls and read other bloggers’ thankfuls – makes you realize there really, truly IS much to be thankful for. If you’d like to share what you’re thankful for, just click Brian’s badge above and go to his blog, fill out the LINKY form and share. Just think – reading your list of thankfuls MIGHT make someone else realize how THANKFUL they are too!!
The second part of my blog post today is another super duper favorite event and that’s when my dear Angel brother Sammy shares his words of wisdom that he’s thought about this past week from his vantage point at the Rainbow Bridge. You know our Angels can see all from there – human Angels AND our animal Angels too! He’s never been one to be short on words either so I’ll share with you what he sent to me via his wi-fi connection last night shall I ??
Hello from the Rainbow Bridge my friends!!!! I have another clear night here at the Bridge so wi-fi is perfect as usual. I’ll get my email sent to Teddy and then have plans to visit the Rainbow Bridge Buffet because it’s “cooking with bacon” night………………………
Just a reminder that as we sneak down to the end of the alphabet, I am going to be telling you about my idea for how to continue with our poetry on Thursdays. Hope you will like my idea – if I can come up with SEVERAL ideas we’ll do a poll and see which is your favorite. Also, please do remember that it’s really not that hard to write a poem – I’d love it if more of you would give it a try. Poetry is just a way for you to express a feeling or thought or make someone laugh or remember – it doesn’t even have to RHYME because there are a lot of free-form poetry formats. If you DO write a poem for my Poetry Thursdays, share it with us on your blog – tell us in comments you wrote one and put your blog link – we’ll visit and read it – OR you can put your poem IN comments here. Either way, you will have been CREATIVE and CREATIVE keeps the brains working AND we get to share a little of ourselves.
Last week I gave you some prompt words (not words you HAVE to write about but things to get you thinking) for this week’s letter of the alphabet………..the words were:
(1) Vicious (2) Vanity (3) Vigorous (4) View
Well, I decided to use one of my own prompts this week for my poem – I hope you like it. As you know by now I tend to write about the Bridge or my family or what my life used to be like when I was with them……..this week is no different!
By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 9, 2017
The view from the Bridge is ever changing
For memories and current events start interchanging
We’re watching from afar what’s happening now
But the view blends with our earthly memories somehow
I think because we miss what used to be
We find TODAY a bit harder to see
We watch the sadness, the pain, the violence down there
Unable to help when we hear your prayer
The view sometimes is cloudy and dense
What we observe from here sometimes makes no sense
Destruction and hate and it seems unfair
That we can’t be with you to help – we can’t be “down there”
Just remember all things happen for a reason it’s true
Even though sometimes the reason’s not obvious to you
We will watch from the Bridge, and send our love to you all
Though the sadness may continue, you will stumble and fall
Continue your prayers – don’t change that view
Look up to the sky, we’ll be watching out for you…………..
Just remember that we will do what we can to keep you safe and happy……………..but a lot of that has to do with what humans do for themselves too. STAY POSITIVE……….keep that VIEW upwards!!!!
Next week we will have the letter “W” for our poetry. Anything that starts with the letter W will work but here are a few ideas if you need some help!
(1) Window (2) Wink (3) Worry (4) Wiggle
So, I hope you have written a poem to share with us today and I hope you’ll pawticipate next week too! I’m sending everyone a BIG SAMMY HUG………….A specially BIG hug for my little brother Teddy who posts my poems for you every week! Thanks ‘bro !!
Love, Angel Sammy
Ah…..me in my French beret – I feel like a famous poet !!
Thanks Angel Sammy!!! I hope everyone will join with us too – we’re almost finished with the alphabet……I can’t believe it! Well friends, I’ll see you tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins and anything else I can think of to say…………meanwhile, Happy Thursday!
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