A Thousand

Capture a bird

In mid flight

Pick a flower

Swaying in the breeze

Paint the bold colors

Of an autumn tree

Freeze the bright smiles

On children’s faces

All you need

Is the touch

Of the shutter

To take a picture

Worth a thousand words


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #12 – something that brings you joy

A to Z Challenge – T

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The letter T …

I was so excited when I turned 15, I have a phone line put in my bedroom and had my own independent number.  I could talk to my friends and not have to be in a room full of people.  I was in heaven.  Little did I know in a short 12 to 13 years later I would have my first cell phone as it was important for me to have one in case of a problem with our new daughter.  That phone was one of the first with texting, but you had to touch the key multiple times to get the right letter.  It was a pain to text.  And the phone was also a heavy wide phone with a flimsy antenna.  I upgraded to a filp phone and still had the texting trouble, but it was smaller.

Now a days, I use the camera on my phone.  Play some games on it and am a good friend with Google.  I can pull up maps and get directions.  I use the alarms and calendar reminders.  I can go to Facebook and WordPress and catch up a bit.  I have unlimited data and feel naked if I don’t have my phone with me.  It is a lifeline still to friends and family… I am so grateful for my telephone.

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Happy and Grateful – Day 58

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

I know I have mentioned my cat before… but I really love cats and kittens.  I was watching the news last night and saw a story on a website that has a camera on a group of kittens.  It is from The Icelandic Cat Protection Society and when I first looked at it very early in the morning there were three kittens sleeping away.  Later today I went back and found 5 kittens at play.  It is so much fun to watch the kitty cam capture them at play or even sleeping – cats are just cute all the time.  If you would like to see the cats they are at Keeping Up With the Kattarshians.  I believe you can also find it on YouTube as well.

I am happy looking at those little balls of fluff.  And grateful I picked last night to watch the news cast.  I smiled and laughed and felt alright today with the kitties to keep me entertained for a while.  Do you have an animal that always makes you smile?