Category Archives: Poems

Sunday Pause (Paws): Just Ask

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and ask for help.

We all need to ask for help sometimes, but it isn’t an easy thing to do. I am going through a very trying time with purchasing a townhome. Through the process there have been ups & downs, highs & lows, and feeling like I’m going crazy. It’s still not over (help).

Even though I fall to my knees in tears at times and beg God to help when it doesn’t feel like he is, I really know he is. Maybe it’s me not listening to him.

This is the same for helping animals. Sometimes it feels like we’re getting nowhere, but we are. Sometimes we feel like God isn’t helping us with this, but he is.

I pray all the time for no more abuse
But then comes another horrible case
It brings me to tears and I feel helpless
So I ask for help in my quiet place

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Play!

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and play!

Life can be hard, can’t it? If it weren’t for some “play” time we would probably all go crazy.

I‘m not one who goes out a lot or is super social. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to have fun or take any time to “play.” I work around children and I have a cat…I get play time. 🙂

The picture below is Cino playing and guarding her fuzzy felt ball with another one of her favorite toys “mousey” next to her while she lays and plays on our tree skirt. Yes we leave the tree skirt out all year long because Cino loves it so much! (I turned the picture into art)

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I was awake at the crack of dawn
Another week has come and gone
Today is my favorite day…Sunday
I’m ready to go, I’m ready to play

©LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

How about you? What do you like to do when you take some time to “play”?

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Just Hang Out

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and hang out with those we love.

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Here we are again it’s another Sunday
And we’re stopping by to say hey
So why don’t you grab a chair and sit
So you and I can catch up a bit
Here it has been extremely hot
So we have been sweating a lot
Mom’s busy hoping for a new home
How nice for more room for me to roam
We mourned the anniversary of the death of mom’s sis
No matter how much time passes she is always missed
Planning time to get together with those we hold dear
Catching up on adventures & celebrating another year
But today we’re just hanging out
Because that’s what this day is all about
So that’s what’s up with us, how about you?
We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to
Love, Cino❤️

©LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): The Butterfly And The Breeze

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and admire nature such as a beautiful butterfly or a fresh breeze that can do wonders for the soul .

To me one of the most relaxing things is to sit outside when there is a breeze. I’ll even close my eyes and just focus on it. There is something about it that is so comforting, not only to provide coolness when it’s hot out, but comfort for the soul.

Today is the second anniversary of my sister’s death and I remember when a breeze (and a butterfly) comforted me when I was grieving the loss. I wrote a poem about it.

The Butterfly and the Breeze

Their beautiful and colorful wings
Take them high and low, they are free
Fluttering all around us
It is not an uncommon thing to see

But I know on this one day
It was not just a butterfly
In my confusion and dismay
It was my sister stopping by

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Imagining

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and let our imaginations run free.

Imagining is not just about make believe. It can also be about experiencing something that is yet to happen.

We can imagine while we’re driving to a restaurant a big juicy veggie burger (ha! gotcha there with the “veggie” part, didn’t I?). By imagining it we can see it, get excited about it, and even just about taste it.

If we have a speech to make we can imagine ourselves sweating in front of the group and forgetting most of the words.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): A Little Hello

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and wish all the dads a Happy Father’s Day.

A little hello from me to you
Mom is so busy, it’s true
Looking for a new home for us
There is so much to read & discuss

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Just Be (and Thank You)

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and just be.

In the United States people are celebrating Memorial Day this weekend. My family was going to celebrate some birthdays but now it looks like we’ll be waiting until next weekend. So instead I think we’ll hang out, go for a walk, enjoy the beautiful weather, and take time to…just be.

What are your plans?

Whatever you’re celebrating, wherever you are
Be sure to relax and set your mind free
Set the busy schedule aside on this day
And give yourself time to just be, “JUST BE”
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Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

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