In my opinion, hot or rainy summer days are perfect for staying at home and relaxing indoors. So, for today's Feline Friday post, I'd like to share a poem I wrote about lazy days spent cuddling with my kitties.
Past memories linger, Scrolling by on a slideshow, Painted black and white Those snapshots haunt me, Smiling faces mocking, Laughing at where I am now
In the dark of night, Silence hanging heavy in the air, The reaper comes to visit
Take a peek underneath At everything the surface won't show See me, See me for who I truly am
Always try to empathize with others and make a genuine effort to understand their situation. You never know what another person may have going on in their life, what they might be dealing with. And you may not truly be able to understand until you get to know them better or experience their situation yourself. But, that's why rather than pass judgement on others, we should treat them with kindness and understanding instead. Show them tolerance and acceptance.
They're green, Like the finest, deepest of gems So when I see those leaves All around me, I can't help but think of you
A beautiful mixture, Unmatched by any other dish The human soul, What incredible flavor For such an ugly meal
For today's Feline Friday post, I wanted to share a few recent pictures of Kash. He's just so cute, floofy, and photogenic!
Throughout our lives, we go through many different friendships, some of them long lasting, and others not. Of course, this is perfectly normal, and it's inevitable that not every friendship will continue. But, it's all the more reason to hold onto the true, lasting friends we have and treasure them. Make sure they know you love and appreciate them. Be grateful to have these friends in your life and convey that gratitude to them every chance you get.
I cling tightly to you as our lips collide in a sweet, harmonious symphony of seduction.
I try to force the thoughts together, Hoping they'll form a cohesive metaphor It's all for naught, My mind suffering a drought Whatever stories I have inside, Simply refuse to come to life
Today, I'm going to keep Feline Friday as chill as possible and just share a few recent pictures of Karma! I took these pictures the other day, while he was lounging on top of the kitty tower and reveling in the warm sunlight. And I knew I had to share these pictures with all of you, because Karma is absolutely adorable in them (of course, he's always cute, though)!
Deep within a forest Lined with crimson trees, There lies a deep cave Stretching for miles and miles, Lit from the glow of gentle crystals, It goes on and on
Step forward and accept responsibility For your words and actions, For the person you are today
Remember that it's okay to take a break, especially if you're feeling burnt out or worn down. You don't always have to be creating, working, doing, or generally being productive. It's perfectly alright and understandable to take a break from your more productive activities and take time to rest/relax instead.
Sunlight filters down, Piercing through fluffy white clouds The golden rays are comfortably warm, Wrapping the earth in their embrace
I smiled softly, assured I could slip Into a deep, restful sleep With my celestial guardian Watching over me
If you have any fur babies of your own, then you definitely know they each have a unique personality, complete with adorable (and sometimes) strange quirks. Well, for whatever reason, Zen loves to burrow under blankets with her humans. There have been many times when I was sitting on my bed to work, play video games, etc., and Zenny suddenly appeared, trying to shove my blanket away so she could curl up with me.
Through seasons present and past, I walk on, gripping your hand The two of us, Surviving together
Huntress stalks the night, ensnaring prey.
Sheep prance, snowy fleece Gentle melody drifts through A land of sweet dreams
If we become too engrossed in the past, it can have a detrimental impact on our present and future lives. Reference the past for knowledge gained and lessons learned, but don't live in it. The simple truth is the past is in the past; we can't change what's already happened, no matter how we try. But, you still have a whole life ahead of you to focus on and build.
If you read last week's Feline Friday post, then you know about the litter of kittens that's recently taken residence in our yard. After they first appeared, my family and I saw them quite a bit over the next few days. The kittens gathered around our picnic table, rested on the playset, and even ate food/water my brother brought out for them (while he was standing nearby). And at the time, they surprisingly stuck around long enough for him to snag this adorable picture.
It goes through the same routine, Watching, learning, Waiting, Until the time is right
Embers of hope spark within my heart, Daring to wish for a semblance of change Yet again, my expectations are extinguished As quickly as they came to fruition, A withering flame trying desperately to maintain life
Stars could never shine As bright as the lights twinkling In your warm brown eyes
The queen demands perfection In her kingdom of beautiful red roses
Take me there, to the Land where dreams bleed into truth Castle in the sky
Do something nice for yourself today. It could be picking up a coffee, shopping for yourself, or just taking a few minutes out of the day to relax. The important part is it makes you feel happy and rewarded.
Little nightmares brew In a mind far too young for Such a brutal world
The seductive siren awaits, A finger curled, beckoning forward Like a moth to the brightest flame, You foolishly flock, Not realizing the fatal mistake made
We recently had new neighbors move in nextdoor, and they happen to have a cat that mostly stays outside. Unsurprisingly, this particular kitty happened to get pregnant and had a litter of kittens just several weeks ago. As of late, it seems the cats have settled in our yard permanently, though. We've begun seeing the kittens wandering around on a daily basis, searching for food and excitement. The kittens are absolutely adorable and remind me of how our kitties were as tiny, floofy babies.
Not everything can be protected, A harsh realization that pierces Into my still beating heart, Leaving it shattered and weeping
Ritual of night, Submerge me in your flames, make Me a sacrifice
Being flawed and human, we all make mistakes from time to time. Part of being human is making mistakes, learning from them, and growing as a person. It's perfectly okay to make mistakes or to stumble and fall. The important takeaway from mistakes is that we acknowledge them, learn from them, and use that gained knowledge to better ourselves. Remember, there's nothing wrong with making a mistake sometimes; but, we should do our best to improve ourselves through them.
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.
Tell me, show me, Something truly sincere "I'm sorry," doesn't mean anything To me anymore