Happy Father's Day to all the dads, adoptive dads, father figures, and fur baby fathers!!! Whatever type of father you happen to be, you're an incredibly important part of your children's lives and the lives of those around you. You're amazing and deserve to be acknowledged for all that you do every single day, not just today. Sending love and best wishes to all the fathers out there! I hope you have a wonderful day full of joy!!
My family and I occasionally move the couches out to search for missing kitty toys, only to find a whole treasure trove of them. If you have cats, I think it's just guaranteed their toys will end up all over the house at some point! We've found kitty toys under basically every piece of furniture, stashed away in shoes, and even in shopping totes before!
Color fades into The vast nothingness of my Ruined soul, now stained
Dreams take shape within, Bursts of sharp color painting The pastel clouds drifting by
When it comes to you, I have no doubts in mind For our love, I won't think twice Unrepentantly, Without regret, I will forever love you
Please remember to always be kind, tolerant, and accepting of other people. We are all human, so let’s treat each other as we would want to be treated. Even if you don’t approve of another person’s lifestyle or beliefs, you don’t have to treat them poorly because of that. If you want to be accepted for who you are, then also accept others for who they are and try to be understanding of their perspective. As long as it’s safe, legal, and consensual, we all deserve to love who we love without facing judgement, intolerance, or hate. So once again, let’s keep in mind that we’re all human and deserve respect.
They exist for all to see, Keeping the truth in their hearts Under lock and key, Never to be opened
The beautiful mermaid watches Her lone love continue on, And how she longs to be the one, The one to replace that frown With a shining smile
It may not officially be summer yet, but we're well into its weather where I live. For the past couple weeks, temperatures have been in the 80° to 90° range. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of such warm weather and constantly feel like I'm melting, haha. I can tell you with absolute certainty that my kitties are loving the recent weather, though!
Years and years later, When the two girls were much older, They still walked alongside one another, Warm hands clasped tightly together An expression of forever
I am 24 years old today! It's kind of hard to believe I'm at another birthday again, because the passage of time over this past year has been so wonky. That said, I'm very grateful to have made it through what was an incredibly harrowing, fearful year for many of us.
Always love yourself Take pride in living your truth Be the star you are
Love is always love, So raise the flag of your pride Love prevails, always
Take pride in who you are, who you love, and how you identify. Don't let others dull your brilliant shine. Even if certain people don't accept or understand you, the important thing is for you to be happy with yourself. So, live your truth every single day and flaunt who you are inside.
Staring in the mirror, Sunken eyes, hollow smile. Gazing ahead, Only a ghost looks back.
Tell me, show me, Something truly sincere "I'm sorry," doesn't mean anything To me anymore
I've briefly talked about how Zen and Bell sometimes chatter at outside critters in my previous Feline Friday posts. It's such a cute, funny, and admittedly, kind of strange sound. Really, it's hard to properly describe with words alone. Luckily, my brother was able to snag a fantastic video of Bell sitting at the window and chattering away at birds!
So, with a small but knowing smile, The girl always thinks to herself, "It's okay, you don't have to love me."
Every day, I stare out the window, A new example of natural beauty Playing before my eyes
Photo by Andy Buckley on Pexels.com In a lonely prison Crafted from crimson, I am confined Here, silence reigns, An empty space For the condemned to stay Darkness casts over all, Leaving nary a sliver of light In a lonely prison Crafted from crimson, I stare at towering walls Within them, I see those Who… Continue reading Crimson Prison
Today is Memorial Day, a somewhat somber occasion. It's a time to honor and mourn those who have died while serving in the military and protecting us citizens. These brave, courageous people sacrificed themselves in order to protect others. They fought for a cause they believed in. They're amazing and truly deserve to be honored for all they have done.
Every single day, be the person you truly want to be. Don't worry about what other people think, just live in a way that makes you happy. Live a life you can always be proud of. As long as you have this for yourself, it doesn't matter if others don't understand or approve.
I was sick most of the week and then needed to finish up my Lifestyle Ladies Blog Collab feature for May. So, unfortunately, I didn't get around to preparing a Feline Friday post for the week. I'm truly sorry for that, and as long as I'm in good health, I don't intend for it to happen again. Rest assured, I will have a new Feline Friday post scheduled for next Friday.
You keep showing me kindness after kindness, A bittersweet realization that more Will never be within my reach The kindness that glimmers In your bright eyes and serene smile, Is really just a hidden cruelty
The children fade, Swallowed by The abyssal maw overhead, Just waiting for more prey
With lockdown restrictions and needing to stay at home more often, I, like many of us, gravitated towards movies and TV to stave off boredom. Throughout the past year, I've watched so many movies and TV shows I can barely keep track of them all. Some of these films/shows were great, and others, not so much. Today, I'm going to be sharing my favorite things I've watched during the pandemic!
'The Fox & Little Tanuki' is a great manga that most genre fans will love for its many strong points.
The darkness that bleeds into me from you, It pollutes my soul like coal black ink dissolving into water We become two halves of the same twisted whole
Bound in silver chains, Hidden in a gilded cage, I yearn to be free
Don't rely on other people to determine your own self worth. It's fine to want to feel needed by family, friends, and other loved ones. It's alright to devote much of our time and effort to them, too. However, other people don't reflect your worth as a person. Your worth is so much greater than what those around you think of you. Always remember you're a king/queen all on your own. You don't need other people to validate or reinforce that.
She forever carried a curse within.
Fragments of the past Return to haunt your nightmares Terrors of the mind
If you have fur babies, you probably know things can become quite wild when pets play with toys, chase each other around the house, and just generally get into mischief. This is certainly true for my household, especially with four energetic kitties around! My brother often plays with the cats using their favorite rainbow ribbon wand and other kitty wands, which results in tons of kitty shenanigans. And the adorable picture below is the result of one of these play sessions! This picture shows Karma tangled up in the rainbow wand, looking awfully cute and quite grumpy.
Oh, how the moon longed for it To be with her sun But deep down, in a sliver of herself The moon never wanted to acknowledge, There was crushing doubt Flooding insecurity Thoughts of how she'd never be bright enough To match the sun she so loved
Soft breeze drifts along, Bringing the light scent of salt Waves caress the shore
Apathetic, emotionless robot Do you remember who you once were?
I just want to remind you that you're never too old to follow your dreams or pursue a goal. It doesn't matter if you're in your 20's or 50's; you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. We each only have one life to live, and there are limitless possibilities of what we can do with that time. So, never let something like age hinder you. You're capable of such amazing things at any age, and you can achieve them as long as you put in the time/effort for them.
Fangs gleam in the dense shadows, Snow white stained with copper crimson Jaw gaping as unquenchable thirst takes over Ruby eyes glisten like gems in the distance, Tracking every single step, each tiny trace of movement
As a cat lover and parent, there are a great number of things I adore about kitties. I think they're the most precious, cutest little animals ever (although, all animals are great 😊)! You might be wondering, though; just what do I love about cats so much? Well, where do I even begin, haha!
Woven into silver starlight, Are the hopes and dreams Of all those who dare to believe
Even through the tears, she persevered.
You spurned the flame, Turning love away
A true friend will treat you with care, respect, and kindness. They'll consider your feelings when choosing their words and actions. So if a friend constantly makes you feel down, is critical to the point of just being cruel, or purposely says/does things they know will make you upset, that person isn't a true friend and they don't deserve your friendship. You should never be made to feel lesser by the people around you, and if that's the case, it may be time to remove them from your life. Remember, you deserve care, respect, kindness, and so many other wonderful things.
Gentle smile stares down With the warmth of endless love It nurtures the soul Her beaming nature shines through, A light always guiding you
Happy Mother's Day!!! Mothers are truly amazing and deserve to be recognized for all they do every single day of the year. Please, if you have a maternal figure in your life, make sure they know they're loved, respected, and valued all year round. Today on Mother's Day, do the same exact thing. Let the moms in your life know just how incredibly special they are.
Thoughts swirling downward in a spiral of doubt Below the fractured surface, darkness quietly rumbles It waits for the opportune moment to strike, Its serpentine tendrils squeezing around my tender flesh Held in a crushing vice grip, despair infects my mind Every trace of hope slowly trickles out, Scarlet rivulets fading into nothingness
I’m very grateful to have all my kitties around and here with me. I often think about how different my life would be if I didn’t have them, and I can safely say it wouldn’t be for the better. I love my kitties so very much and love that I can be with them every single day. Please, give your fur babies some extra cuddles and pets for me; they deserve it!
Dense shadows dance upon the snow white page in an elegant waltz, Giving life to the story my soul holds, A priceless gem that gleams bright for eternity
Yet, that longing Is never snuffed No matter what, It burns valiantly on A wish so pure, It can never truly die
Today is a new day. It's another chance to spend time with loved ones, indulge in the hobbies we adore, and just enjoy life. We won't always have that opportunity, so it's important to make the most of our time here while we have it. Do whatever will bring you happiness, joy, and peace of mind on this particular day. Always seize the day and make the absolute most of it.