Take Five, Minutes or Days

So often we forget
In moments of great stress
Letting our hair hang down
Laughing in joy out loud
Yearning to rest in happiness

“It’s silly…”

“It’s alright to be silly sometimes.”

Advertisements
Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buzzing Worries

I have often found
Mem’ries given way to stress
Relief I still there find

Each year when spring starts, I receive a reminder to make sure my dog knows not to eat any bees or to be on the lookout in case he does and needs any medical attention. Even though I live on a farm, I find I haven’t ever needed to worry about Vincent eating any bees. We keep bees and when he was still a pup (though he was almost full grown at that point), he followed my sister when she went to check on the hive once it had become warm enough to safely open it.

My sister had no idea he was with her, or she would have made certain he wasn’t there when she opened the hive.

I was with the chickens and ducks with my nephew and niece because we were clipping their wings when my dog came barreling around the gate trying to get the bees out of his fur. We dropped the birds and immediately helped him. He had a few stings, but was otherwise fine and the baking soda/water mixture I use worked just fine for him. It was a while before he’d walk over by the house on that side.

He does try to eat other bugs, but I’ve never had any problems with him and bees since then.

The same cannot be said for my eldest nephew’s cat, Little Brother…

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Receive

God’s love is there for you whether or not you deserve it. It is simply always there.

-President Thomas S. Monson

Don’t fall into the trap
Even as you mourn
Seek to help others
Especially when feeling shorn
Reality is seen as harsh
Vote to be more than you were born
Even as you stumble, help others as been shown

I read once that we were born to learn what love was and to learn to love what comes after. I have to respectfully disagree.

This life does not prepare us to love what comes after. We enter this world with that love already. We knew it before we were born, but we did not understand it.

That is what this life does. It teaches us to understand love. To understand that we aren’t always deserving of love, but that it is there even, no, especially when we do not deserve it. And to teach us to love others no matter whether they deserve it or not.

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Moment’s Thought

Low though I find myself
Only thinking with my rage
Various moments in mind’s eye
Even now, stealing wisdom sage

Letting myself get caught up
Into pain and hurt so bright
Keeping myself lost in a daze
Eve’s coming on such a sight

I spent many years being angry, so very angry to learn the lesson that you can love someone and not like them at all. I forgot the whole point of said lesson. Loving someone is about the person. Liking someone is about their actions.

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stumble

Sometimes the Lord must brings us low before He can lift us higher. -Joseph Smith

For I have gone and hurt myself
Almost as deep as bone
Lost in the pain and darkness
Lo! I do not weep alone.

Right by my side I find
In my heart a warmth
Soft and gentle, loud and clear
Even as I soar.

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ironic Island – One-Liner Wednesday

Ah yes, that is the logic that a child of 11 years has.


My thoughts when re-watching Pixar’s “Inside Out” and you’ve passed the sequence that talks about the different Islands of Personality and Joy has stated that she ‘loves Honest Island, and that’s the truth!’ Which is followed up on in an ironic way later when Fear mentions how happy he was to hear from Joy that the whole earthquakes happening in California were just rumors and weren’t true.

I kind of just sat there and went, huh. Before remembering the logic I had at that age and that my nieces and nephews have had at that age and then nodded.

Check out the original One-Liner Wednesday.

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Given

Too often we all demand
Reaching out with grabbing hand
Unstable in our own ways
Searching for more honest days
Taking instead of giving most days

Sometimes we forget that trust has to be given in order to be built up in the first place.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments