Wednesday, February 25, 2009

just for today


just for today
may i find
peaceful solace
in the pink glow
of sunrise
the gentle breeze
on my face
the soft snore
of my beloved pup


just for today
let me bask
in the love
of family
the hope
for tomorrow
the sounds
of spring
on the air

just for today
let me take nothing
for granted
feel blessed
in life's bounty
strive
to live simply
learn
to want less

just for today
just for today

18 comments:

Jackie said...

If only we could remember that every day instead of spending time worrying about tomorrow..but plans must be made.

lori vliegen said...

so true! definitely all of these things just for today, and then start again with the same tomorrow...
:)

willow said...

Gotta love those little joys!

nanatrish said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful words. I love this post.

granny said...

Thankyou for a lovely post today.You have an amazing talent.I am not arty in the least!!Give me a wheelbarrow,a spade and compost and I know what to do !!!Or I can whip you up a batch of scones,bicuites or a loaf of bread with no worries!! I love how we are all so different in blog world :0)

Artist Unplugged said...

Words that we should live by. I feel like I'm wishing my life away, trying to get through some of the days instead of honing in on all the good from each of them! Thanks for the lovely photos and words to remind us.

DeAnne said...

Julie- what a lovely poem, thank you, I hope you dont mind if I link to it on my blog. Have a lovely 'just for today' and give Presley a scratch for me

DeAnne

Linda Mahoney said...

Did you take the photos? GORGEOUS! Write the poem? WONDERFUL! I get such inspiration from your site. Such a lovely way to start the day!

julie king said...

thank you ladies for your kind words and encouragement! mu blog is therapy for me and makes me feel both fulfilled and uplifted. it is rewarding to know that it may add a bit of bright inspiration to others as well.

yes, i did take the photos -- last summer. a couple of evenings ago i played with them in photoshop, adding filters and just generally having fun. the poem is mine as well. the words "just for today" had been on my mind for a couple of days and last night the free form verse just kind of poured out of me.

thanks to all of you for your support!

presley sends doggy hugs and kisses!

Betsy said...

Joy really is in the little things, isn't it! Lovely poem.

Jody said...

Thank you for your words...I really needed to hear/read them! I have had a tough week and your poem really helped! It was therapy for me as well!!!
take care...your passion is such an inspiration!
xxoo
jody

Pherenike said...

Absolutely. It so good for the soul to remember these little (big) things. I feel more relaxed just reading that. : )

Martha Lever said...

Hi Julie! I love this post today--it's so true! I got my coffee print today. I LOVE it!! I will put it front and center! Thanks for trading!

Staci Danford said...

What wonderful words to live by.. I need to remind myself of that
"Just for TODAY"
Love it...
Staci

above happy valley said...

i mentioned you in my blog. the award may seem a little silly but i did take time out to do this with a lot of sincerity :-)

Jenn said...

A beautiful way to start my day Julie:) thank you! and I just love your banner too:):):)

xoxox...jenn

Lavinia said...

Julie, some beautiful sentiments for today...and for every day. Thank you!

Rhondi said...

A beautiful poem for the day. Thank you!