The following was originally published by Patty Fletcher. Her inspirational writing reflects the inner strength of a thankful soul, and it is bound to encourage you when the day’s outlook is dim. She can also help you market your product offers, writing or services; more info at the end!
Good Moonday)Monday morning campbellsworld visitors. I hope this message finds you well, warm and dry. Here, Campbell and I woke to another rainy chilly morning, and to be quite blunt, we are sick to death of mornings such as these.
Even Campbell who for those who do not know, is a big black Labrador, that should love water, grumbled as we went out for his first morning park time. He took care of his necessary rather quickly and shook vigorously as we came back through the door with a mighty wiggly waggly jingly jangly shake, and humph of disgust as I stepped in behind him grabbing a doggy towel and firmly shutting the door against the nasty weather.
Once we were dried off, and he was fed, I went for my usual morning’s cup of coffee. He came wagging happily along with his nails, clickety clickety clicketing, adding rhythm to the song of the morning rain waiting for his morning meds. As I gave him his arthritis chews I thought, “Gods, I hope these are truly helping him. I never want him to feel the kind of pain I feel this day.”
Thanks to yet another soggy start to the morning, my wish to keep the light-bill down and not running any heat during the night, I am feeling the damp deep within my joints, and muscles this early morn. Between the arthritis and fibro, some mornings are a real battle. As I poured my coffee, and put it into the microwave to heat, I sang in a made-up tune,
“Reach out for the good.
Chase away the bad.
Think of all the blessings you have.
Try, try, and try.
Keep doing it till you smile.
Cause the alternative is, to cry, cry, and cry.”
The microwave beeped, my left-over coffee from yesterday was done, and as I spooned in sugar and began to stir, I chanted softly.
“Happy Moonday, it’s a great day to be sure.
The sun will come up behind the clouds and listen to those birds.
Thank you for the sun.
Thank you, when day is done,
All my needs, they will be met.
Thank you for what I have, and for what I have not yet.
Thank you for being you, and for showing me what to say and do.
Light my path, and guide my way, and help me get through another day.”
As I finished readying my coffee to drink, I realized I’d forgotten how badly I felt, and that I could certainly get through another day. I went to sit with my Bubba to have my first cup of strength. As I was kneeling to sit beside him, he began to thump his tale cheerfully on the loveseat where he lay, when I’d settled myself onto the floor where I normally sit so I can reach to stroke his fur, and snuggle him into my arms, connecting with Mother Earth for my morning love-fest and meditation time, I said to him,
“You really do love your momma, don’t you?”
His answer? a swipe of his enormous tongue, and a generous helping of his loving nuzzles.
Tucking his head gently under my chin, and leaning into his loving warmth, I knew that I was safe, loved, and accepted. So, I added to my morning prayers,
“Thank you especially for my Bubba. May he be blessed with long-life, and good health, for many years to come.”
Well guys, that’s it for this morning.
I wish you a joyful day, and encourage you, no matter your trial, no matter the strife in your life, find something for which to be grateful for, and hold onto that for your very life. Because the alternative, really is no good, so, if you make real effort to push away the bad, and hold onto that good, your life really will turn out as it should.
Until next time, this is Patty who is working to stomp down all the worries plaguing her this day, and keep believing that the sun really is shining behind the clouds, and King Campbell who has snored back to the world of dreams saying…
May harmony find you, and blessid be.
More about Patty:
My name is Patty L. Fletcher. I’m the owner and director of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing where we support talented authors, as well as successful business owners in their marketing, by marrying social media with more traditional approaches, the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing
Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye, the creator of an online magazine called The Neighborhood News, am
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