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Ten Things of Thankful ~~ Spring Is In The Air!

Hello people!

Hope everyone’s weekend was what you wanted it to be!

Considerings via Lizzi has this wonderful thing going on every weekend.  We list 10 things we are thankful for. It helps build a feeling of gratitude, which is always good.

Join the Ten Things of Thankful community and work with us to nurture an attitude of gratitude. We use the whole weekend to focus on the Good Things in life. Make a list of Ten of those wonderful Things, then share the Wonderfulness with others.

We will prevail because we have compassion, and we have each other.


Here’s my list for this week:

I’m thankful for trying out new things. I joined NaPoWriMo this month and I will admit I am not a poet. But, I wanted to challenge myself as a writer and so I joined and have not missed a day so far. They might not be the greatest poems, but I’m happy with what I’ve done so far, and it stretches my writing. So it’s all good.

I have seen glimpses of Spring this week! It has gotten as warm as 19C (66F). I so enjoyed our little teaser of spring weather. Of course this Friday and this morning I woke up to snow again! Arg!!!! But at least it doesn’t last now. Spring is on the way!


I’ve enjoyed some great emails from friends this week. I so enjoy good friends and the words they write me. It might just be about their lives, but it connects me to them and I like that.

I’m even thankful for Trudy the Treadmill, (yes I’ve named my treadmill, what of it??) lol. Because without her I would not have lost the bit of weight I have this week. Yay!!!

Now that brings me to another thing I have been grateful for. Weight loss! I don’t know how much, as I don’t own a scale and refuse to get one, but I have noticed my clothes just tiny bit loose, so that’s always a good sign!

I’m grateful for a bit more movement in my left thumb. Let me explain. For the past several months my left thumb has been getting more and more stiff, till I couldn’t bend it all. I went to the doctors and he said I had an inflamed sheath around a nerve in my thumb. So, I had to go to a specialist and have a cortisone shot into my thumb. It’s still stiff, but it is starting to bend some again. And there is no longer any pain. I may need another shot though, as it is still not right.

I’m thankful for good music. I have been revisiting some real old music of my childhood and it’s great to listen to. Especially when you have a good friend to share it with.

As always I’m thankful for good coffee. Hey, without it I’m only half alive. Who wants a half alive writer on WordPress? Not me!


I’m thankful for all the inspiration around me to write. Not only all these poems, but other kinds of writings too. I see so much that inspires me, sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming. I just let my imagination fly!

I’m thankful for the support and encouraging words I receive here on this blog. I am so glad I started to fulfill I lifetime dream of writing. All of you have always had such nice things to say and have encouraged me to keep writing. As a good friend of mine would say, RAWR! hehehe

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NaPoWriMo Poem 12 ~~ Memories



Memories can be sharp and focused, or soft and blurry
They are hunters in our sub-conscious, feeding on our
Insecurities or rejoicing in our achievements
Gliding in ever-widening circles within our minds

Memories, happy, sad, pleasant, bad, small or large
They become colored, shades of browns,
Reds, black or striped, each one unique
To our own lives

Memories can mold to any surrounding,
Preferring the wide open spaces of your imagination
They glide silently in the sky of your mind
Searching for bits and pieces of your life to feast upon

The seasons change, memories migrate, choosing to live
And breed in the choice spaces it finds within,
Clinging to your heart, small memories grow
Until they are grown and can fly free

Never be afraid of memories, respect them
Let them come and go as they want or need
Accept them as a part of you, let them help you
Soar among the living, heal, grieve, love

For your memories are a living, breathing, flying part of you.



I took today’s prompt from the NaPoWriMo website and used it; Today’s prompt is a “replacement” poem. Pick a common noun for a physical thing, for example, “desk” or “hat” or “bear,” and then pick one for something intangible, like “love” or “memories” or “aspiration.” Then Google your tangible noun, and find some sentences using it. Now, replace that tangible noun in those sentences with your intangible noun, and use those sentences to create (or inspire) a poem. 

I choose ‘hawk’ and ‘memories’. Hope you enjoyed my effort. Thank you for reading.