Friday, November 25, 2016

Being Thankful...

Hello Luvs,

To say that we are thankful for our
travels in an understatement!
For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving I hope that you had a wonderful day. I came across an instgram post from someecards via @kristenfulton. The sentiment hits the problem on it's head regarding just why I find it crazy how folks get incredibly stressed this year while trying to impress others. They each say what they are thankful for then got sit in a line overnight (or before light of day) to get the deal on a tv, toys, electronics, appliances, or whatever else you can think of. It reads....

Black Friday:
The image of Myles climbing
the tallest rock and sharing
his adventurous side is
a heartfelt moment of thanks.
Because only in America, people trample others one day after being thankful for what they already have.

I think that this statement deserves an exclamation point at the end. The mass commercialism that has spread through the hearts of many is fueled by companies that (not who...because a company is not a person) are laughing all the way to the bank. It no longer shows any sentiment or sincere thought, but instead gauges just how much someone spends on another. I am not saying that everyone does but it is prevalent for many. Valentine's Day, Mother's/Father's Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa seem to be promoted earlier and earlier with each year that passes.
When one image alone does not cover
the many things in your life that continue
to bring about THANKS.

Seeing this brings about a belief that you should be thankful throughout the year. Not just celebrating this sentiment when it is spoon fed to you. Living in the (YOUR) moment allows you to take joy in each breath, kiss, meal, hug, sunset, step. sight, smell...etc. I'm sure that you get the picture. How do you feel about this? Do you agree, or do you take all of the pomp and circumstance that is dictated by corporations as your moral and spiritual guide to how to show your loved ones that you care?
To the new ball of energy that has joined
this nomadic family and settled in as if she
has always been....I think Pippie is
thankful for the cushion and shoulder
that provide the perfect sleeping spot...

Pretty sure I have shared my feelings about this before but thought I would to express it in poetry.

Tell me that you love me
No...I've heard you say it before
But diamonds say it even more
Not some handmade poem burned on it's edges
Or artistic rendition
Could make up what I'm missing
Say it with chocolate of the Godiva kind
Bring loving thoughts right back to this mind
So show me that you love me
Don't just with hugs and kisses
The Benz' Sally drives would warm my heart
Not like this Prius tears me apart
Only five months til I open my presents
No need to wonder or keep on guessin'
I can answer all of your questions
With a hint and a blink
OR the red inked list left on the fridge
Please...don't think that I am being pushy
What I gaze upon will tell me that you'll miss me
So tell me in the best way you can
That you want to remain my tender loving man......
                                                                ~Kat L.Wilson
thankful for...we are exploring
learning, and growing closer with
each day....!

A little bit of sarcasm there....any guesses which Holiday I tackled. Didn't know which one (or ones) I would wander toward. I suppose that the December Holiday bears the brunt of my angst. For me, this and the moment to share your love and gratitude. Tackle each day as if it is your last and leave nothing unsaid!
The night sky and knowing that it will
bring about yet another day to be thankful for.

Til next time,

Just as the season changes
the tree lives and supplies oxygen to
those who are destructive to their core.
This organic offering receives no thanks.

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