FINDING JOY IN YOUR LIFE

by Janet Blue on January 25, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It is time to join our pals, Teddy and Angel Sammy, from Two Spoiled Cats for another poetry Thursday. Their mom, Pam, is now presenting a photo each week to inspire our thoughts and creativity. Here’s this weeks photo followed by my poem.

 

boy + puppy = joy

 

Joy

Pure joy can be found in the simplest of things:
The beauty of a rainbow after a storm;
The first crocus of spring after a drab, cold winter;
A hot cup of cocoa after shoveling snow;
The giggle of a youngster watching blown bubbles;
The smile on your child’s face as he meets his new puppy;
The gentle purr of a cat curled in your lap;
The support of good and faithful friends.
Life’s little pleasures are what keep us looking ahead
When both the smallest and largest of problems
Try to overwhelm us and break our spirits.
I choose to see and find the joy in all things.

Janet Buickerood Blue 01/24/2018

Each week Angel Sammy’s poem, which he transmits from the Rainbow Bridge is a must read. To read and find links to other poems in the comments, click on his badge. While you are there, check out the photo for next week’s poem and consider joining in the fun.

My poem this week is a good complement to Monday’s Sparks post. If you missed, Searching for Miracles, click here.

Thankful Thursday

Regardless of my poem this week, it continues to be difficult to find things for which to be grateful. Another of the Kitties Blue crew has become infected with the eye icks! We’ll fill you in on the latest vet visit on our Friendly Fill-Ins post. Dad Tom and I are grateful, however, that Calista Jo has finished her medications and appears to have made a complete recovery. We also are extremely thankful for a great AAHA-accredited and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM) Cat Friendly Practices® veterinarian, Vinton Veterinary Hospital. Even when Dr. Neel is out of the office, we know all the other vets in the practice are terrific and will give our fur babies the very best of care.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted each week by Brian. To join in, click on his badge.

 

 

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Katie Kat the Mom and the Katz January 26, 2018 at 7:35 am

Thank you fur the lovely poem about Joy! We all need more joy in our lives… Purring fur the icky eye stuffs to go away! Glad Calista Jo is doing better. And having well qualified vets you can trust is suppurrific.

Purrz from the Katie Katz

The Florida Furkids January 25, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Super poem. We sure hope the eye ick stops!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie.
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William's Kith & Kin January 25, 2018 at 8:35 pm

We purr that all kidlets are well at once from now on.
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Linda Arthur Tejera January 25, 2018 at 3:19 pm

What a fabulous poem! Very joyful and uplifting! Hang on to that with that awful eye infection making the rounds. I’m still praying that it will stop and all the Kitties Blue will be back in the pink! 😻
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The Island Cats January 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Not more sick kitties! We hope your vet is giving you a discount. And we purr everybuddy else stays healthy…and those that aren’t feeling well are better soon.

We loved your poem, too. Though the dog in that photo doesn’t look very joyful. 😉
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da tabbies o trout towne January 25, 2018 at 1:08 pm

awesum poem two day guys tho we iz sorree de eye stuffz makin itz roundz
we hope it stopz…never ree ternz N st francis’ blessingz two ewe guyz….hope
momz knot loozin it ~~~~ !! 🙂 ♥♥

Eastside Cats January 25, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Oh no, eye ickies! Here’s hoping it stops!
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Ellen Pilch January 25, 2018 at 11:38 am

That is a beautiful poem. I am sorry you have another sick kitty. I hope everyone feels better soon. You are lucky to have a cat friendly practice near you, I get sick of slobbering dogs barking and trying to come near my cat carrier.

The Menagerie Mom January 25, 2018 at 10:38 am

What a beautiful, sweet poem. There really are so many little things in life that can bring the greatest joy. That being said, we continue to send you all lots and lots of purrs and prayers! We know you will all be so happy when the icky eye issue is all gone. We hope that happens very soon!
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Brian Frum January 25, 2018 at 9:10 am

That was a terrific poem and we all will be most thankful when all is well at the Kitty Blue Palace. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Teddy January 25, 2018 at 5:55 am

What a GREAT poem you wrote to accompany this week’s photo from Sammy……I love the photo but we also love what you “saw” and felt which you showcased in your poem. Joy – pure joy – if we look for it we WILL find it. Thanks for always joining in Poetry Day with us. We are sending the family lots of POTP to keep that nasty eye ick from going ANY further through the Kitties Blue Krew!

Love, Pam (and Teddy too)
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Summer January 25, 2018 at 2:15 am

That’s an awesome poem! Ugh, who has the eye icks now?
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Raven January 25, 2018 at 12:19 am

kitty purrs and baby giggles definitely bring joy.
Sorry another kitty has the eye icks.

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