Category Archives: Sunday Pause (Paws)

Sunday Pause (Paws): Happily Ever After

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and find our “Happily Ever After.”

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I was watching the tv show “Once Upon A Time” a few days ago. It was the finale of the show and it ended by all of the storybook characters getting their happily ever after.

There was one scene of a character who died being reunited with his life long love and even though he died, this was still his happily ever after. This scene made me cry. There were a lot of things going through my mind; my sister’s death (which happened unexpectedly last year), the recent school shootings, Continue reading

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and thank moms for all that they do!

Being a mom doesn’t just mean a woman caring for her offspring. A mom is one who cares for another life.

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You feed them when they’re hungry
Make sure they always have water in their dish
That they have lots of toys to play with
And almost anything they wish Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Peeking In, Looking Forward

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

Because we all need to refresh & recharge
I’m peeking in to say to you
Leave behind the week you just had
And look forward to what’s brand new

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Photo of Sidney taken by my friend with permission to use

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Birthday Celebrations

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

It’s nice getting together with loved ones to celebrate birthdays.

There’s food.

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My custom made pasta dish at an Italian Cafe celebrating my mom’s birthday.

There’s gifts. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Beautiful Soul

It’s Sunday, time to kick back, relax, and remember.

I wanted to dedicate this post to remembering those who have passed. Death is never easy for those left behind. When you lose someone close to you, you are never the same. I shared the poem below shortly after my sister passed away last year. I thought it was fitting to share it again now. Her birthday is next week, so I have been thinking a lot about her lately.

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©Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

Even when it’s not someone you personally know, but the loss of a super star, it can be devastating. The following are pictures I took when I visited Paisley Park after Prince passed away last year (April 21st, 2017). It was so much more sparse than what it had been when the news first got out that he was gone. By the time I went most of it had blown away, the flowers had died, and so on.¬† Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): A Spring Snow Storm

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax!

Today I have a little story in the form of a poem. I hope you enjoy.

A turkey out for a stroll
When the weather takes a turn
Shelter found under a roof’s edge
Until something causes him concern

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Footsteps coming towards him
A person with a camera in hand
Makes him start to move away
Wings flapping, I think I made him mad
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Sunday Pause (Paws): Rest Your Mind

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take a deep breath in & out and turn off the mind.

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A picture says a thousand words and isn’t this one absolutely true?! The dog pictured above is seeing what’s right in front of him and nothing else. The human, well, I can’t even name all of the things he is seeing (thinking about).

I am guilty of a racing mind. I have a really hard time relaxing. Sure, I can sit on the couch and watch a tv show, look through Facebook, visit with a friend, or write a poem. But to clear everything out of my head and just be…now that’s a challenge.

It takes work to stop everything going on in your mind and just look at what is in front of you. It is not easy! I challenge you to try it right now. Continue reading