It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but here it has been a weekend to stay in. We’re having rain/snow mix and it is making for some very icy road conditions. On weekends like this I truly can take some time to kick back and relax.
I hope all of you who celebrate enjoyed Christmas and the gatherings. At my family gathering I was asked how things were going with my blogging. My response was “good but I haven’t been writing very meaty posts lately.” I miss sitting down and pouring my heart into a post and I will get back to that. Sometimes life just takes you in other directions for a while.
My meaty posts usually come from an experience of some sort. Not too long ago when I was driving on a highway I passed a truck full of cows. My heart instantly became heavy and I had tears streaming down my face. I wondered if I was the only one on that highway who notices and feels sad for them. Or if everyone sees such a thing as “normal.” In this world it may be looked at as “normal” but the God I know didn’t have that planned for his creation. So in my awareness I have to ask myself do I sit back and just act “normal” and go along with the crowd or do I speak up and educate others? I choose the latter. So you see it is experiences that touch my heart & soul that bring about those meaty posts and I hope this last paragraph was somewhat that.
That experience of seeing the cows (and the adorable picture of Cino) made me think of a poem I wrote a while ago and thought it would fit very well in today’s post. I changed it a little bit and have recorded myself reading it. But boy did I have a lot of trouble making this video. I worked on it for a long, long time, late into the night. It seems to be a software problem. Hopefully I will figure it out eventually for future videos or just go with another route of recording. But for now this is the best I can do. It is a recording with my phone. The poem is also typed out on this post if you want to follow along or just read it.
IT MIGHT BE AN ANGEL
When I look at that sweet face
I see an angel among this place
For me the word “just” doesn’t exist
Your needs are always high on my list
That pink wet nose I love to kiss
You are not “something” to just dismiss
A friend, family…nothing less
It’s not a debate or to second guess
Those eyes show so much soul
You have a place, you have a role
On this earth, every minute, every hour
Because this world is yours, it’s mine, it’s ours
I feel so fortunate that you are with me
But I mourn for the ones who aren’t free
A dog is no more important than a cow
Nor a cat more important than a sow
My advice to all the people out there
Look into their face and be aware
All animals are a gift from above
It might be an angel you’re taking care of
©LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
I hope you enjoyed it.