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