Saturday, April 18, 2015

Celebrating the Now!

Thank you to Ruth for this amazing community to share our celebrations!

 
April is poetry month. This month I will be crafting and sharing original poems. Often, these poems will be messy and early drafts. Many of us are sharing our poems on twitter using the hashtag, #digipoetry. We hope you join us!

I celebrate today
right now
a quiet start to the day
slowly sipping coffee
while relaxing

I celebrate blessings
cozy home
loving family
thoughtful & kind friends

I celebrate people
community, real & virtual
doing their best to live
authentic and meaningful lives

I celebrate writing
the vehicle
that gives me the 
opportunity to reflect- 
to live my life 
authentically

Thank you to Ruth Ayres! Her post this morning inspired this poem of gratitude. I was feeling the nudges of sadness that come around when I feel like my life is empty...without a family of my own. Instead, I decided to celebrate what my life is today and have faith that love IS present in many different ways! What a powerful gift...celebrating! Thank you Ruth!

(Good to be back blogging after a week of unintended vacation. Missed the blog and this community!)

9 comments:

  1. Celebrating what you have without wanting more or wishing the day away.....such as gift....such a blessing.

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  2. Love that you share a celebration/conversation back to Ruth's post, Michelle. Good to see that your life is full.

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  3. Focusing on what is rather than what may be challenging at times. It's wonderful how you notice the positive in your life and celebrate it in a poem.

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  4. I love that you are celebrating life as it is Michelle. Your statement is so true: I celebrate writing
    the vehicle that gives me the opportunity to reflect-.
    Would you consider writing for the next gallery?

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  5. Oh, I love the last stanza "to live my life authentically". I'm going to think about that one for awhile today! Happy quiet beginning Saturday :)

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  6. Loved reading this as I sipped my coffee. Felt as if I was right beside you. Happy Saturday!

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  7. Thanks for adding more poetry to my month. Perfect!

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  8. I am glad you are back too! My poetry writing has taken a backseat lately. There just doesn't seem to be enough time - I know you can relate! Your repetition of the word authentic has me thinking. Just what does an "authentic" life look like? Am I living one? Hmmm.

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  9. So many words from your poem resonated with me. The last stanza provides a wonderful reminder of just why we write. Thank you for sharing your celebrations and for inspiring us!

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