Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I Am Thankful

Today my heart is ever thankful.
I am thankful for all the gifts from all of you
to help me get better.
I am thankful for all the good wishes,
healing magic bubbles and prayers.
I am thankful for your love,
and circle of paws.
I am thankful to the Universe
for the gift of life.
I am thankful for the sunrays
that shone down on my shoulders
when I was weak.
I am thankful to the stars and moon
who watch me sleeps.

I am thankful for today.

Two winters ago,
my 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 speak
with words 
as the writers of this poem have done.
I shared these words with you before,
andbecause I am so thankful
I share these words again
with you and our land.
Forever grateful I am.

"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
Nitey nite
love
tweedles

45 comments:

Soggibottom said...

We are so thankful that your still around young Tweedles... have a happy day lots of luvs XXX

rottrover said...

We are so happy to see you sitting up in your chair, Tweedles. And we are thankful for your friendship!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your moms!

Love,
Bart, Ruby and Otto

Susie and Sidebite said...

Tweedles, we are thankful for you being a fur pal and also being here getting better. Have a great Thanksgiving!

The Mad Scots

Noodles said...

Tweedles, I am thankful for Blogville where I have "met" so many wonderful pugs (like you), assorted dogs, and pets of all kind AND their owners.
Happy Thanksgiving
Love Noodles

stellaroselong said...

We r thankful you r getting stronger
Stella rose n momma

Doni Rottie said...

Thankful to have good friends like u :D

Welcome to join my blog
Yourspecialdog

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Twee... I am so thankful for your friendship. This poem was perfect.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This is a beautiful post and reminder of what I have to be thankful for too--And when I count those things, I am so, so thankful for the friendship of you and your Mom's, Tweedles!!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

So thankful for you, Tweedles! Happy Thanksgiving and lots of love to you and your moms!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My boys love to see you snuggle Boots the monkey. My oldest is recovering from pneumonia right now. Thankfully his case wasn't as scary as yours. Happy Thanksgiving Tweedles! Do you get to eat turkey?

Wyatt said...

Very nice, Tweedles, and we are thankful for YOU.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are so thankful that to have your friendship Tweedles, and thankful that you are healing and getting better. You look so cute sitting in your chair
love
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

chicamom85 said...

I am also thankful Tweedles. I am thankful for my wonderful family who loves me even though I am not perfect. I am thankful for good food and a warm bed. I am thankful to be friends with you. You have such a beautiful heart and its love comes out of you and I can see it all the time. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from me and my family.


Loveys Sasha

harrispen said...

Tweedles we are thankful to see you are feeling better. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Millie & Walter

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely Tweedles. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. We hope you have a swell Turkey Day.
Best wishes Molly

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your mom Tweedles!
Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne x

Mollie said...

That was just beautiful sweet Tweedles.. Have a super Happy Thanks Giving xxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so very thankful that you are home and getting better, Tweedles! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your moms!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Lovable Lily said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tweedles! We are all blessed that you are feeling so much better.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Payton's mom said...

I am thankful for you and your moms. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Love,
Christy

renate said...

Dear Tweedles:)No better way to say this. So beautiful!! Your photo is the most nice one I have seen so far. You are a true beauty:)xxx

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

Your picture reminded me of Payton's picture on her Blogsite and that I'm so thankful to have been blessed to have loved her so. Happy Thanksgiving dear Little One, keep getting better!

Love, Gampy

pugmama said...

we're thankful that you're home and getting healthy! slurp up an extra helping of pumpkin pie for us!

Kari in Alaska said...

Happy Thanksgiving friend!

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

Two French Bulldogs said...

And thank you for being a friend
Lily

NanaNor's said...

Dear Tweedles, WE are so very thankful that you are getting stronger every day. I loved the poem and I love you.
Noreen & Hunter

NanaNor's said...

Dear Tweedles, WE are so very thankful that you are getting stronger every day. I loved the poem and I love you.
Noreen & Hunter

Murphy said...

A wonderful poem! We are thankful that you are getting better and better and hope very soon you are full of health and energy!


Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Eddie the Pug said...

So glad you are feeling better...Your furs is growing back:) Stay strong sweet Tweedles!
Lovies,
Eddie the Pug

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! We are thankful for YOU! Happy thanksgiving!

Andrea said...

Oh Tweedles, we're so glad you are here :D

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Tweedles, we are very, very thankful for you.

Love, Kisses, & Hugs,
Scarlet & Meredith

Sharon Wagner said...

Thank you for all your inspiring posts Tweedles!

KB Bear said...

That is a truly beautiful poem. I am thankful for you and for your moms, Tweedles. Nitey nite.

Ellen Gawthorp said...

We are thankful to call you our furiend and even more ... we are thankful that you are getting better!

We love you Tweedles!

Love, Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

PugSlope.com said...

Those were very beautiful words, Tweedles. We are all very thankful for YOU and that you made it safely through those operations! Hope you are feeling better each day.

-Love,
Sid.

haopee said...

We are thankful to have a friend like you. We are thankful that you are recovering well. We are thankful that you could now get out and smell the grass and enjoy nature.

Bark'n About said...

A thoughtful poem. I remember your friend Stubby and how sad you were to loose him. What a lovely poem to have to always remember him by.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a beautiful poem. One we should all remember.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Tweedles, I knew that you have a heart filled with love and thankfulness. The poem is lovely. We are thankful for all the love you spread and for good days.
Wags,
Noreen & Hunter

Raelyn said...

Tweedles....
I've been a stranger in these parts of Blogville--again!!--it feels so good to be back!! ;-D
We were not Blogging Friends two Winters ago when you last posted this poem. So I never read it!! Unfortunately. From one poet to another, I liked it!! ;op
--Raelyn and Rose

sophie...^5 said...

Tweedles, you know what? Well, you just make us all feel so much better all the time, so it's the least we can do to send it full force back to you!!!

Sophie & Ron

Mr. Pip said...

Just dropping by to say hello and thank you for such a warm welcome. I know you and Pip were special friends and I hope we can be friends as well.

Ruby

Andrea said...

Hope Tweedles is doing okay. Haven't heard from you guys in over a week so we're getting a bit worried! Is Tweedles still well?

Archie and Melissa said...

i am thnakful for you my twee...
thank you for sharing the peom again too.

it made our day!