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Hands in my life

catnipoflife:

What a wonderful prelude to Mother’s Day! As with all her writings, Mary Helen Ferris strikes our heartstrings releasing innermost melodious chords!

Originally posted on Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog:

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I watch women’s hands.

I learn from them.

Some hands are open.

Some hands are closed.

Some hands are baking.

Some hands are making

clothes, mending or brand new.

Some hands will always have to “make do.”

Some hands are willing.

Some have no choice.

Some are speaking instruments

For those without voice.

Artwork by Gabriel Corno

Gabriel Corno

Grandmother’s hands were cleaning, crocheting, caressing.

With her hands there was no second guessing.

Now there were moments when on a fevered brow

Those hands were healing With a gentle “Hush, now.”

Mother’s hands were gaily saying

“Clean your room, get your books,

get ready for church,

 or come sit near its time for praying”

I wonder as I ponder

looking in the past

Just how wonderful their hands are now.

Now  there are no more chores to do. 

Now   there are only “angel jobs’

and Souls’ to  “pray through” 

Up there is just…

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When you look to the wrong sky–Skye

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ೋღ♥ ღೋ Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

I have tried this dieting thing many times both as a non-Christian and a Christian. Each time I would lose the weight and feel great; but my eyes, throughout and after, were completely on self. I was so focused on Skye that I was not looking to the sky at all; I was definitely not praising God or seeking His help.  I wanted to look good for me and for all those that would be amazed and awed by ME, ME, ME!   Yuck.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

catnipoflife announces a new blog you need to visit. It is Faith, Food, and Friends by Skye. Skye is very adventurous with this being her third in the blogosphere! She is a very inspirational person, writer of poetry and excellent photographer. Visit her today and let her know catnip sent you! LOL!

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NATURE’S SYMPHONY

catnipoflife:

A very special poem from Len Carver depicting the true essence of the catnipoflife! Thank you, Len, for your inspiring message.

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Originally posted on myownheart.me:

Do you hear the music of the world around you?

Hear the crashing CYMBALS of the thunder
music of a raindrop as the clouds begin to weep?

A snowflake as it descends to earth?
Ivory keys fading to-night shades slush
Building to the crescendo of many PIANO keys

Smell the roses as they bud
to the unfurling as they bloom
Emitting scent of exotic perfume
A soulful sound of many VIOLINS

Hear the sound of butterfly wings?
The music of little fluttery things
music of HARP’s gentle strings

Hear the whisper of the trees
as the wind blows soft breath
Through the rustling leaves
Echoing softly …CELLO

Listen close if only to hear  music for
Lovers as they begin to swirl and twirl
in a dance of their beating hearts
like  passion of SPANISH GUITARS

Hear orchestration of earths symphony
Walk quietly with open mind and ears
Let sounds of…

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Angels

catnipoflife:

Raani York warms our hearts with her poetic words offering comfort of Angel Wings.

Originally posted on raaniyork:

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Whenever you think your heart is broken and you cry…

You wish you won’t have to stay here anymore and could die,

Whenever you feel alone and your future doesn’t look too bright

At the End of the tunnel you cannot see the famous light

*****

Then think about how wonderful once life had been

And all the luck crossed your way and the lights you’ve seen

Hold on to these memories and set yourself a new goal

Calm your insides down and give some peace to your soul

*****

And then remember that you’re never lonely whatever you do

Somebody is watching and somebody is always with you

Look up to the sky and make a wish to the Promised Land

And an Angel will come and take you by your hand

*****

Trust him he’ll take you where you can find happiness again

Trust him; don’t be too shy…

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Warning … Strange Virus Signaled on Computers!! – LOL

catnipoflife:

A bit of catnip humor to end the day!

Originally posted on Ralphie´s Portal:

From Kattenmutsen:

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Design for Cats

catnipoflife:

Do we spoil our cats or what?!. I would say spoiling is putting it mildly. Feline owners are definitely slaves to the cat!

Originally posted on Arlen Shahverdyan. Author's Blog:

Ցանկացած բնակարանի ինտերիերը կարող է փոխվել այնպես, որ այն վերածվի կատուների տան, որը նրանց համար շատ ավելի հարմարավետ ու հանգստավետ կլինի:
© Առլեն Շահվերդյան, 07.10.2013
Աղբյուրը՝  http://bigpicture.ru/?p=416232

The interior of any apartment can be turned into cat’s house, which would be more comfortable and cozy for them.
© Arlen Shahverdyan, 07.10.2013
The source: http://bigpicture.ru/?p=416232

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ZooBorns

catnipoflife:

Bob Mielke is an awesome photographer! He visits the Portland, Oregon zoo regularly. In fact, many of the animals have become so accustomed to his camera they actually pose. Right, Bob?

DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT CHECKING OUT BOTH LINKS:

http://pacificnorthwesttravelerdotcom.wordpress.com/ and

http://zooborns.tumblr.com/

Originally posted on :

lion cubThis site is great fun. When you get to the alphabetical list check out lions, elephants, caracal and otters to see Portland’s newborns.

http://zooborns.tumblr.com/

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Amazing Grace

catnipoflife:

There are probably very few people that are not familiar with the song Amazing Grace. It has been sung by countless choirs, recorded by numerous artists in multiple languages, enjoyed by young and old, and dubbed the most popular song on earth.

After listening to this awesome rendition of Amazing Grace, venture over to Awakenings, catnipoflife‘s sister site for a bit of history behind this remarkable song. If you are seeking a good movie for this Sunday afternoon, check out The Amazing Grace @Awakenings.

Originally posted on Elaine's Random Thoughts:

Sung by an amazing 7 year old Gospel singer!

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Just a VESSEL

catnipoflife:

Sometimes you read something and just know it needs to be shared. Diane Reed writes from the heart and in her own words, “In my lifetime, I have realized that a lesson is worth nothing unless you pass it on. My blog is a lot about learning lessons. Some I am still learning, some I would like to share with others.”

Visit Diane @The One Thing I know For Sure not only to read this post in its entirety [which you must read to the very end for that is where this life lesson lies] but also to peruse her many other writings: A soft place to fall, some poetry, some stories, some random thoughts but most of all a place that I hope blesses those who stop by.

To get the true perspective of this life lesson, be sure to read it on Diane’s blog!

Originally posted on The One Thing I know For Sure:

I am but a vessel

that houses who I am

soul

A symbol of the outside

where inside my soul lands

jumping in his arms

I’ll only love you if I really do

breaking up

won’t fake it if I don’t

holding hands over ears

my ears have believed

a thousand lies

closed eyes2

but my eyes…

well, they just won’t.

woman at the mirror

seems as if I’ve spent a lifetime

being someone

everyone wished I’d be

fake people quote

but suddenly

I’ve become

the most authentic

part of me!

my portfolio from the seventies

Diane Reed

2013

Lately, I have done a lot of soul searching. Who are we really? I will tell you what I think. We are not the vessel we are wrapped up in. That is just a shell that carries us through out our journey. We are what is inside the package. A bunch of memories, joys, and tears, triumphs and mistakes, goals and dreams. A heart and soul and series of lessons learned. It is not what is…

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catnipoflife:

What a novel idea and it came from the brilliant Penny Coho. If you do not know Penny, I suggest you let this post be a mere sample of her wild and wonderful imagination that soars with inspiration. Welcome to the land of Bloggaria!

Originally posted on TheWhyAboutThis:

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, (I always wanted to write those words) there lived a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. But this story is not about them. We already know they lived happily ever after, as is the way with such things.

This cute and sweet, yet powerful and moving tale takes place in Bloggaria where the land proliferates with active and happy Bloggers. A most joyous place to be. There were constantly those from elsewhere always relocating to Bloggaria. Yahooians, even people from the mighty Googlanations would show up with all their talents requesting refuge, the Youtubians most frequently.

Of course the Bloggarians (henceforth known as bloggers) never said no, filled with love and tenderness they never turned anyone away. They were gentle and big hearted people who loved to share their land with others. Their motto “Ad blog est ad amorem, ad blog…

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