“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
I am a firm believer that my furry friends, both past and present, have enriched my life in numerous ways. Some of my very best memories include time I have spent with my pet buddies.
I was raised with animals. My family had pets in the house as long as I can remember; cats, dogs, a rescued racoon, duck hatchlings, a rabbit, a snake, fish, gerbils, and guinea pigs. As I grew older and began raising a family of my own, I have also chosen to share my home with rescued dogs and cats. As many people who rescue animals know, it is really you who is being rescued.
Being chronically ill, pets have a very special place in my life. Spending much more time at home and in bed then the average person, I have had the blessing of spending a lot of time with my pets. Virtually every time I have felt too bad to get out of bed, my doggie curls up and lays right next to me. There is something especially relaxing, calming and comforting having a living soul breathing next to you.
The question this week is, Do you have pets, if so what type and how do they enhance your life?
Wishing you a day of peace.
“Sometimes a little comfort food can go a long way.” ~ Benjamin Bratt
As the holidays are fast approaching, the subject of food tends to be pushed to the forefront. We start to think about or plan what we would like to eat during the holiday celebrations. Even if we do not celebrate the holidays, the cooler weather, at least here in the North Hemisphere, makes us think about comfort foods.
Being chronically ill, you tend to think a lot about food (or maybe it is just me). Many of us are on special diets and encouraged to suck down endless supplements and medicines while dreaming of being able to eat a gluten and dairy filled pizza (or maybe that is just me too!)
My question for the week is, what food is your go to when you want to eat something that adds a little cheer to your life?
Thank you for sharing! Who knows, you may just “find” your new favorite food.
that you experience true love
soaking in the sweetness of being loved for who you are
no matter what your failings, limitations or inabilities that may fill your body
that you feel safe in the arms of another
held when you are unsure or scared
lying closely as your heartbeats create a synchronous rhythm of comfort and respect
that your hand will be held with gentleness and caring to help guide you through life
you are comforted when ill
and protected when you are weak
that you find joy in their presence
your 1,000th kiss will feel like the first
and your day will not be complete without seeing the beauty of your love reflected back in their face
i stand outside as the storm begins to rage
the thunder rolls in sending animals scattering,
yet i don’t move,
shaking the earth under my feet,
my body quakes with fear as the world around me appears to shatter into pieces,
strikes hits too close leaving me cowering in a heap,
can i within stand the storm,
can i endure the constant barrage of raging winds and ravishing rains that beat at my body……..
no place to run,
no place to hide,
not only from the storm but from myself.
i am soaked to the bone,
cold to the touch,
immense fear engulfs my mind
is shelter worth searching for,
my soul cries out for comfort,
yet, do i need saving?
~ wendi is the author of two books, you can view them here.
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