This is part of Jamie’s Blesstival Wave for the New Year,over at Sophia’s Children where we are spreading our Blessings around our community from January 1st to February 22nd.. You can join this wave of Blesstival at
Where there are more places to uptake.. There are so many Blessings we take for granted.. I have contributed by writing a poem I chose today to post my entry as I would have been my Dad’s Earth Birthday..
Thank you to both my Parents- You taught me very different Lessons in Life But each a treasured Blessing.
Happy Earth Birthday Dad..
If I were to count my blessings and list them one by one
My list would stretch forever for it would take that long
So I’ll start with just a few of the important things to me
And hope you don’t get bored with the list below you’ll see.
I need to go right back to the time when I was just a girl
To all that I was taught that in later life unfurled
I need to thank my Dad, and yes my Mother too
For without my childhood growing, I would not love as I do
My Dad taught me about Nature’s Garden and how to Love and Respect
My Mother taught me independence and the things we often neglect.
Like showing appreciation to the ones we hold most dear
And not taking life for granted through arguments and tears
I’m thankful for the Blessings that at the time I lacked
For they were my greatest teachers in hindsight looking back
They moulded me for life, they made me reach in deep
So I can now share the Blessings that surround me that I keep
The most important Blessing that I learnt from my past
Was to find my inner strength, and to love myself at last
Some are not so lucky, and are lost in pain and blame
I’m blessed to release those lessons, embracing life’s great flame
So my greatest gift is LOVE, in all its shapes and guises
It’s what we each seek, and I’m lucky to have found its prizes
And if we share more Love, from which we all were born
Just maybe our hearts could heal-A world that seems so torn.
© Sue Dreamwalker 201 6 All rights reserved
Happy Earth Birthday Dad, and thank you for all you taught
12-01-1930 ~ 12-02-1998