Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"For Ever Thankful"


Today my heart is ever thankful.
Memories and moments that are as many
as the million raindrops
that have fallen from the sky
now live in my heart.

I am thankful for the gifts Mother Earth
has bestowed upon my forest.
For every living heart beat of plant or animal
I am thankful.
I am thankful for the journeys that my paws
have traveled.
Each path has lead me in a new direction.
Sometimes I have stumbled and fallen.
Mother Earth always reaches out her arms
to me and lifts me higher than before.

I am thankful for the paws and hands
that reach out and join together
in circles of love in blog sphere.
I am thankful for all of you.

I am thankful for my home
and for the love I feel everyday.
I am thankful for my moms who love me.

Last year my dearest friend Angel Stubby
sent me a poster poem on thankfulness.
The words became a part my heart then,
and will be forever and ever.
My lips could never eloquently speak
as the writers of this poem have done.
I shared it with you last year.
Because it is important to me
I share these words again
with you and our land.
Forever grateful, I am that Stubby shared this with me.

"GREETINGS AND THANKS, "
"A daily Thanksgiving inspired by the 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
& their 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


I am thankful for this moment, for this day.
This moment is ours.
Happy Thanksgiving!
nitey nite
love
tweedles

42 comments:

Payton said...

You and Angel Stubby are such great poets. Your writing is like a glimpse into your soul, and I see lots of love. Have a thankful Thanksgiving, Tweedles.
Love,
Payton

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sweet, special, Tweedles, we are especially thankful for your poet's heart and generous soul...your beautiful words bless us all.

We are grateful to your moms who have shown you the wisdom of nature and living in harmony and in sharing.

And we thank the Universe for the special voice you add to our community and for your friendship. May your Thanksginving Day be bountifully filled with friends, goodness, and love. The White Dog Army

Opaka said...

Oh Tweedles, I love love your poetry, you speak from the heart and with such kind words that you make my feel joyful inside.

I am so thankful that I have your blog to read, my humans to love me, Kai to be by my side always and a couch to lay on.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so thankful that you are our friend, Tweedles!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tweedles. I hope you get to eat some turkey.

Ailsa,Teesha and Burtie said...

we dont have thanksgiving day as were in Australia but those are lovely things to be thankful for everyday of the year.

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Such a wonderful post!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Tiffy said...

Oh, Tweedles! What a wonderful way to give thanks, today and every day. You are the most grateful pug I know and I wish you the bestest of best Thanksgivings. I just know you will get a little turkey today.

I read that poem all the time and it reminds me that there is something bigger than all of us that keeps everything together. Angel Stubby knew it and now so do I.

Tiffy

Lola and Tucker said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Payton's Gampy said...

Tweedles that was beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Gampy

The Thuglets said...

Tweedles a wonderful post.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

sophie...^5 said...

My Tweedle Dee....you have captured the essence of "thankfulness"...your words meld beautifully with the poem and help us all to walk a better road...we trip,we get up and we continue on...I hope you and your Moms are feeling the BEST and many Happy Vibes~~~~~~~from this side of the continent....MwaHHHHH!Sophie!

Barbara said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tweedles and your moms! I am glad you make us remember the important things.

I hope your day is filled with wonderful!

I love you,
barbara

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a beautiful post Tweedles
Happee Thanksgiving
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Tweedles, you always amaze us with your beautiful and loving posts.

Wishes to you for a great day of thanks and good family time. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, Lightning, and Mom

Shane Kent Louis said...

I love that poems, It really beautiful! :)


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Frank The Tank said...

Tweedles you always warm my heart with your words, such beautiful words of thanks have never before been said so well and true, such wonderful spirit, today I'm thankful for you in my life! Love, Licks and Phugs Frank xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Archie and Melissa said...

oh what a beautiful thanksgiving post twee!

archie and I are so thankful to have yo and angel stubby in our lives and hearts forever!

you make our world a very happy place to be and appreciate everyday!

xoxox
a & m

sashacleo said...

happy thanksgiving, tweedles! we are thankful for new friends like you!

Hank said...

Tweedles, honey......we sure hope you an' yer moms had a wunnerful Thanksgivin'.

Hugs -

Hank and Sarah

Suka said...

hey Tweedles,

What a beautiful Thanksgiving post! You have expressed yourself so eloquently once again, and your words resonate with my heart. Thank you! And my human and I love the poem, so thank you for sharing that again this year. :->

I am so thankful that we have met through the blog-o-sphere and have become friends! I am thankful for you and your moms and for the smiles and tail wags you give to my Pack and I. Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Suka

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Tweedles, I am thankful for you and your beautiful words. I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends with lots of treats and cuddles.

I love the image of the moon as our oldest grandmother. That's so lovely and true.

xoxo, Pip

Bobbi said...

Tweedles your beautiful. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving...

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Happy belated Thanksgivings Tweedles. That is a lovely poem. Thamks so much for sharing it.

Have you read what Nola the Dachshund wrote on her blog about being doggies being thankful. It made Mommy cry and she grabbed Weenie up and smothered him in kisses cause he was one of those doggies before he came tolive with us. I was too but only for a short time not 9 years like Weenie was.

{{{hugguies}}}....Mona

Soggibottom said...

That is a beautiful poem, a wonderful way to share :-)
I see you have a tweetie bird almost like mine Tweedles. I love mine so much. I love all birds large and small too
lots of luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Helmi said...

Thank you Tweedles, its a beautiful poem.

Chatty Crone said...

Tweedles - I am so sorry being so late here. I was in Ohio visiting my son and his family. Just got home today - drove 8 hours in the pouring rain. I am thankful for a safe trip and I'm home.

I love your poem and all that you are thankful for! So many wonderful things.

You are so cute in that first picture.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

sandie

Sharon Wagner said...

I would like to give your paw a big squeeze for sharing. And just because Tweedles is so darn cute.

Meredith LeBlanc said...

We're grateful that you share your beautiful poems and Stubby's too. And we think you look very sweet in your sweater with your friend the cardinal.

Paws across the Universe...

♥♥♥
Meredith & Scarlet

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy late Thanksgiving

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such a beautiful post, it made me smile :)
Thank you Tweedles...
~Jo

Nancy Medina said...

Dear Tweedley, this here is your good pal Howie. I hope yew had a happy turkey day. I am thankful for turkey day. Sorry I am late to say that to yew, I jest woke up from a turkey coma. I am also thankful for Annie when she is sleepin and not annoyin me and barkin at the TV or her reflection in the oven door. I am thankful for the tree maw brought into the house, too, although maw sez it is not for the purpose for which I have put it to use. Sending yew after turkey day hugs!
Pee Man

suzanneberry said...

OH MY!!! that snap of you is SOOOO CUTE! i pinched it! thank you and the boys send their love and good wishes too! love you tweedles!

KB said...

And I am thankful for you, Tweedles. You bring us such wise words and such love. That first photo of you makes me feel warm and fuzzy, which how I'm guessing that you felt all snuggled in your pillows.

Stubby was a wise and wonderful dog. I love the poem. Greetings and Thanks, Mother Earth.

I too am thankful for this moment, for it is our whole world right now.

Joan said...

Dear Sweet 'lil Tweedles,

Beautiful, absolutely Beautiful. Thank you for adding so much sunshine to our days!!!

Hope your Thanksgiving was as
Special as you are!!

Pug Hugs,
Joan & Janie Poo

Diane said...

Hi Tweedles!
You are one very grateful little girl & you know what? We are grateful for you, your moms, & your wonderful stories. You are very inspirational not to mention ADORABLE!!! We LOVE you! xoxoxo
Aunt Diane

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

So much to be thankful for...
Sending lotsaluv to our sweet buddies.
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Maggie and Mitch said...

We couldn't wait to come and tell you, Tweedles! You won the sock monkey mini-mitten! Please check out our posting and send us your snail mail address, okay?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

scout and freyja said...

Tweedles, we are thankful for YOU!

Art with Liz said...

A wonderful poem Tweedles - I miss your words when I'm away so long.

Becky said...

My babies and I are very thankful that we have you and your Moms as our friends. You lift my spirits when I read your sweet posts! You have the biggest, kindest heart I have ever known! I am healing slowly but surely. Not as young as I used to be so it takes a little longer. Have a wonderful Christmas in your magical forest!

bbes tribe said...

Tweedles thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful poems and the one from Angel Stubby. A reminder that we all have so much to be thankful for. It would be better if we concentrate on our blessings than problems. We love you!
Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas