Monday, November 1, 2010

"Greetings and Thanks"


Today my heart feels thankful.
I have many reasons why my heart feels this way.
Mother Earth has reached out her arms to me,
I feel touched by
clouds in the painted skys,
the tricking streams,
the roaring oceans
the glorious moon
the twinking stars
and the land that my paws walk on
and EVERYTHING that I see.

I am thankful for all the plants.
I am thankful for all the heart beats, that shares this world with me.
I am very thankful.

Sometimes in the big universe , one heart will connect to another.
Souls can connect deeper, than the deepest ocean.
If we listen,
we can feel the rhythm of other hearts as they share our thankfulness.


I have a special Earth Friend.
His name is Stubby ( Life of Stubby ,) and he is 13 years wise.
Do you know that when his little paws walk so gently on the earth,
no one knows that he has even been there?
Stubby has taught me to walk softly and gently.
Whenever I walk through my forest, I hear the heart beat of the trees.
I know that I am not the only one who has listened to the rhythm..
Stubby told me that he hears it too.
Do you hear it?

Stubby is teaching me lessons about life.
He has taught me that we never know the impact, that we are making in our world.
Everything is connected to each other in one way or another.
We are all part of the Earth- you and me- all of us.
Yes, even the plants.
Forever and ever.
We are all part of the Earth.

One day, Stubby sent a message to his friends.
Stubby said that "There is a time for everything."
Stubby and his family, needed to slow down, and they needed to enjoy each and every moment.
They needed to take a little rest, so that they could enjoy those "special moment things."
I did not understand.
And so with sadness and joy-(both at the same time,) my friends and I said goodbye-
Just good-bye for now.

A few days later, I received a box in my mailbox.
It was from Stubby.
The box was a gift, and it was a little poster which had many words.
The words had touched Stubbys heart, and he knew the words would touch my heart too.
As you read the words below , maybe you will feel the words.
The gift that Stubby sent to me is is called "Greetings and Thanks".
Not only are the words special...
but Stubby also taught me that- YES, there is a time for everything.
Thank you my Stubby, my Special Earth Friend.


"GREETINGS AND THANKS, "
"A daily Thanksgiving inspired bythe Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee"

Greetings
and Thanks
to each other
as people
To The Earth
mother of all
greetings & thanks
To all the waters
waterfalls & rain
RIVERS & OCEANS
greeting & thanks
To all the
FISH LIFE
GREETINGS & THANKS
the grains and greens
BEANS & BERRIES
as one we send thanks
to FOOD PLANTS
MEDICINE HERBS
of the world
and their keepers
GREETINGS & THANKS
TO ALL ANIMALS
& thier
teachings
greetings
& thanks
THE TREES
for shelter
& shade
fruit & beauty
greetings & thanks
TO ALL BIRDS
large and small
joyful greetings & thanks

And from the four directions
THE FOUR WINDS
thank you for purifying the air
we breathe and
giving us strength
GREETINGS
THE THUNDERERS
our grandfathers
in the sky
We hear your voices
GREETINGS & THANKS
and now
THE SUN
for the light of a new day
and all the fires of life
GREETINGS & THANKS
to our oldest grandmother
THE MOON
leader of women
all over the world
AND THE STARS
for their mystery
beauty and guidance
GREETINGS & THANKS
TO OUR TEACHERS
from all times
reminding us of how
to live in harmony
GREETINGS AND THANKS
AND FOR ALL
the gifts of creation
for all the love around us
GREETINGS AND THANKS
And for that
which is forgotten
WE REMEMBER

WE END OUR WORDS
NOW OUR MINDS
ARE ONE
A daily Thanksgiving inspired bythe Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee


Nitey nite my friends
love
tweedles

49 comments:

Barbara said...

I love that poem! Thank you for sharing it Tweedles!! I am going to print it out and share it with my other friends!
xxx
Barbara, Trixie and Minnie

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Tweedles you are such the little poet. Stubby is very handsome.
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Tweedles, that little body of yours is literally packed with goodness and sweetness and love and generosity and kindness. You are the little poet laureate of the doggy bloggy-sphere.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Once again my furiend, what woo pawed is so touching and so enlightening -

THANKS!

Please ask your moms fur some special khuddles from us!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Miss Kodee said...

Very inspirational and thoughtful! Loved it!
<3 Miss Kodee @Bark'n About

Becky said...

What a great friend you have in Stubby! He is a very wise old pug. These words are beautiful! Thanks for sharing my darling little pug friend!

K-9 Katastrophe said...

That was beautiful, Tweedles! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Licks,
Ruthie

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh how beautiful twee!
your post brought happy tears to our eyes!
you and stubby are very special pugs and teach us all so much everyday.
we are so lucky to have you!
xoxoxo
m & e

sophie... said...

wow Tweedles I am in awe...such a wonderful family you live in and the connections are beautiful!

MAXMOM AND TOBY IN SA said...

This is such a beautiful post, dear Tweedles...!
You are so right...it is important to take time out to simply remember the things we are blessed with...and give thanks!
I am thankful for you!
Sending lotsalicks
TOBY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Nancy Medina said...

Dear Tweedley, what a beautiful message, not only fro StubbsyPug, but from you too, to slow down and find time to love one another. We needed to hear that today, most especially. Thank you for always sharing your heart.
love,
Aunt Nancy and Howie, Java, and Annie and Tanner fosterpuggy
xoxox

Harry Pugalicious said...

Tweedles, you always have the nicest things to say on your bloggie. We loves the Stubby man too. He's a very wise pug.

thanks for remindings us of what's important!

Hugs,
Harry P. and LuLu

Maggie and Mitch said...

Stubby is very wise and you are a total gem, Tweedles!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sharon Wagner said...

That was really beautiful. I feel so inspired. Thanks Tweedles and Stubby.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Stubby's poem was very beautiful, but your whole post was too - so glad you shared it with us. It is a beautiful time of the year to take some time to enjoy and appreciate all the beauty around us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Thanks you for sharing sweet Tweedles. We love that Stubby fills us with knowledge.

Hugs,
S&P

Pearl said...

Oh Tweedles, that is the sweetest thing that Stubby sent to you. And I can see why he sent it to you- because you're the sweetest pug!!

Joan said...

Oh Little Tweedles, simply beautiful. Being Thankful is a wonderful gift. You certainly know how to make a heart joyful. Thank you for sharing.
Pug Hugs and Smiles,
Joan & Jane Austen Eyre

GAIL said...

Very nice post! Greetings & thank you to you and your mom's. xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi my Tweedles! This is the most precious gift anyone has ever given to me. Your words filled my heart and lifted me up to the sky. I am so honored to be on your bloggy and to part of this story with you.

I cannot thank you enough for all you've given me. We teach each other, Tweedles, to slow down and cherish each and every moment. We understand how wonderful the world is and that everything on it is special.

Thank you again for giving thanks to Mother Earth!

Stubby xoxo

suzanneberry said...

Thank you Tweedles, you always make me feel grateful for just being alive.

Hank said...

Hi, Tweedles!

Those are some lovely words!

Hugs -

Sarah, Hank and Molly

KB said...

That is beautiful. I love the part about walking so softly that no one knows that you've been there and that you can hear the heartbeats of the trees. I often wish that I could walk as softly and gently as my dogs.

Yes, I feel the heartbeats of all the beings in our forest. You touched a chord with me.

Greetings and thanks for being our friend.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What a grrrreat post! All of us have a lot to be thankful for! Thanks for reminding us!

Happy Wednesday!
Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Barbara said...

I featured you on my blog tonight!

http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com/2010/11/oh-sure-painting-is-fun.html

Wilma said...

Aw Tweedles, I came back to read your beautiful words and realized I did not leave you a message last time. I love this post. Our friend Stubby is a wonderful teacher. You are so lucky to have recieved such a special gift from him. Greetings and Thanks, I just love that. so inspirational. Thank you Tweedles.
Nitey Night.

Manon Doyle said...

We are so thankful for you, Tweedles!! We love you!!

Otis and his mom!!
xoxo

soggibottom said...

Soggibottom cottage has had to give blog land a rest for "the other world" over the last few days....

Pleased to say that she is still around in the chill out zone of Tweedles. :-) x x x x

Diane said...

Hi Tweedles,
I loved your poem. It was so beautiful hearing all the things you're grateful for. THank you so much for sharing that. Also...when you said sometimes you find a deep connection with someone...I think that's what happened with us. That's why Aunt Diane loves you all so much...you & your moms! xoxoxo Aunt DIane

Roxy Ann LaRue said...

Hey Tweedles, what a great poem and cute little pictures of you. You are one good looking pup! You take care and watch over your moms.
Big Hugs,
Roxy

Pearl said...

Tweedles, I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE the poem you left me on my bloggie.

Thank you for making me smile. :)

xoxoxo

Jan Mader said...

Tweedles I sure hope you're feeling better. I can't believe my last comment didn't stay here. Who took it away?? I think there must be blog gobblins sometimes.

I remember wrting about how much I loved the poem and about how your blog always makes me feel so happy. You have the kindest heart and soul and on top of all that, you're adorable!!! Love, Aunt Jan

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zenmasterlauren said...

Tweedles----you are one special little pug! You brighten our day! xo Lauren & Mitzu

George the Lad said...

Hi Tweedles, a very deep but nice, poem thanks for shareing
See Yea George xxx

Simply Pug said...

Awwwwe...how beautiful! This made our noses sniffle some more.

-Baby and Lucy glad to be thankful little pugs.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Dear Tweedles & Family, I read this on Friday night and my computer (or Blogger) wouldn't let me leave a comment, so I've come back on a cold morning in Virginia and read it again. It's even better the 2nd time--What a beautiful and touching post and poem. I do so hope you're feeling better...I am worried...

Art with Liz said...

What a beautiful poem - thank you for posting it dear Tweedles.

Cocorue said...

such beautiful words TweedTweed and we love you for sharing....

chikisses
coco and tiffy

Pearl and Daisy said...

Tweedles,

You always brighten our day!

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

♥ Sallie said...

So touching!

Hugs,

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wonderful poem, thank you for sharing it! :)

Suka said...

hey Tweedles,

You have a very special Earth Friend in Stubby! "Greetings and Thanks" is a wonderful poem! I am so glad you shared it with all of us! And the words you pawed are also very uplifting and heartfelt. I agree with everything you and Stubby woofed!

Peace.

Suka

dw said...

What a wonderful bloggie post! Stubby provides such great inspiration, and you are following in his wise footsteps. Thanks for sharing, Tweedles!

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Tweedles!

Daisy and I love this poem.
We also love this photo of Stubby!

We hope you are having a fun week!

-Dana & Daisy

Heather and Walter said...

What a wonderful poem. We love your blog so much Tweedles. You are a magical pug.

Joan said...

Hey There 'lil Tweedles, just stoppin' by to say Howdy and Thank you very much for my bee-u-tee-ful poem. I just luv your poems! They brighten my day.
Wishing you a super wonderful day.
Pug Hugs & Smiles,
Joan & Jane Austen Eyre

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