Blessings

‘Count those Blessings
One by one’
For each of us
Needs to know
The joys in life
Help carry us through
From one day
To the future
And beyond
The knowing
And into
The shared
Love and compassion
We all cherish
One by one
Our blessings
Flow like a stream
Sharing and caring
Touching our lives
Spreading across
The planet
Making more
Memories
To share these
Blessings
One by one
Enjoy these blessings
Share these blessings
One to another
By Pauline Harris

 

inspired by the song ‘Count your blessings’

Searching For Calm

Here, I am

living in a storm

Water rushing

This way and that

Water for those

who have a thirst

Here, it is

Drowning others

and me…or so it seems

For those are just dreams

Drops of water

so scarce

and yet, those

complaining

so numerous

to count

Be this way

or choose this path

I often think

Of this thing called

Freedom, so many

fight for the right

to be free

And yet, we

command others

to be just the same

as others

or do the same

as others

How is this freedom?

When we teach our

young ones

Do we teach them

to think and create

or do we teach them

to just follow

and to learn

false histories

false histories are

written by the victors

with no care for

any other

The storm is

engulfing us

all

To give ourselves

love and light

we must hold back

take a moment

Breathe

Learn

Create

Give

Share our thoughts

Share our culture

Share our traditions

Respect others

And Breathe

Calm will come

~PaulineHarris

a joyney quote

‘blooming joy and working together to make a bouquet’~pharris2014

Angel Wing

Once I thought to

Myself, I am

Alone…but knew

Something was

There just

Holding onto me

A whisper in the

Wind called

Out to me

Comforting me

A brush of joy

Guided me

To know

There was

An Angel Wing

Watching over

Me always…

I am never alone.

I am always loved.

And so are you…

Always loved.

Enjoy the joyney.

~pharris2014

One Glass of Water

One Glass of Water

Finally got someone to have
One glass of water
After being sick
And in repair
There the big glass stood
By her side
Drink it, she did not
Later to find out why
The glass was too heavy
So another one, I poured
Glad to see her drink
Fluids are good
But precious water
Is the best,
As water is so scarce
In one town I once lived in
I cherish the water
And cherish the one
Who I poured the water for
…Something happened later
Someone chose to pour
The unused water out
Not thinking of putting
It in the fridge for another time
Just poured it out like it was nothing
‘It is just water’ she said
Just water, glad she could think of
The glass of water as just water
I think of all those who
Know how precious
Water is and water can be
…Here is to those who
Know One Glass of Water
Is Precious…enjoy that
One Glass of Water Today
~pharris2014

Spreading Joy Letter story

[One day…one, wonderful day. I was walking in a store and came across this envelope in an unlikely spot. The envelope had writing on it. I picked it up and began to read. “For You. Yes, you!” Turning the envelope over it said, “If you found this letter, it is intended for you to open it, read it, and keep the joy carry on.” Having previously been having a trying day, there was a new sense of excitement filling my insides with hope and joy. Opening the letter, I saw more writing. It said “For Someone Special, Yes, You. This letter is written as a expression of love and joy. Know you are amazing. You are unique. You make the world shine with your smile. Your kind words and actions send ripples of joy carried by the wind reaching around the world. Hugs to you. Know you are not alone. You are loved. Enjoy your day. Joy is contagious~~~Pass Joy Along. Thank you.” As I read the words, my whole outlook on the day changed. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy spread throughout my body and further out into the world. My smile spread to others and deep down I knew I would spread the Joy through letters of my own. Enjoy.] This story was inspired by The Giving Group- Paying It Forward, Sharing Global Love Letters, and many others throughout the years. Thank you and carry the Joy on. ~PHarris