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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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Sunday Pause (Paws): Animal Paladin

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, read a little poem and meet Cino as dun, dun, dun, dun…Animal Paladin!

(In case you don’t know, because I didn’t, Paladin means leading champion of a cause, hero, devoted to kindness.)

TRYING TO SAVE THE DAY

Animals of all sizes and shapes,
The dogs, cats, lions, and apes
Intended by God to be blessed,
And instead are being oppressed
Listen up, don’t you fear,
The AAFBT team is here
With Super Animal Paladin,
Doing a lot of the battling

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Sunday Pause (Paws): The Cat In The Hat (My Version)

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and listen to a story by me. 🙂

Yesterday was good old Dr. Seuss’s birthday! So I made my own online little rhyming book in honor of him.

This is my first attempt at making something like this where I use my voice and my own images. I found out I still have a lot to learn. The images don’t seem to view very clearly on all screens sizes. But never fear, I am sharing each story page first so you can see them clearly.

So presenting the short rhyming story…The Cat In The Hat (my version).

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Romp & Play In The Snow

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and have some fun.

Brrr…baby it’s cold outside. But that doesn’t stop a lot of people (and animals) from still getting out there and having some fun.

Do you all really know
How fun it is to play in the snow?
Sure it is pretty cold
But the joy it brings never gets old

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My friend’s dog, Bogey.

So I think I’ll spend my day
Outside where I can romp & play
A Happy Sunday I wish to you
I hope you go out and have some fun too

Happy Sunday!