#SoCS Stream of Consciousness Saturday ‘Gratitude’ #SaturdayThoughts #StaySafe

This post was written in response to Linda Hill’s weekly Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. 

This week’s prompt is “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

Gratitude

The first thing I do every single morning, just after I turn off my phone alarm, while I’m still lying in bed, eyes closed, aware that a new day has just started, is to say ‘thank you’ to the universe for everything I am and everything a have.

I am alive, healthy, happy, loved, enthusiastic about my day and grateful to be lying in a warm, comfortable bed and feeling positive emotions.

I also have a loving family, a roof over my head, hot water to shower, delicious food to cook and eat, central heating, warm clothes and shoes, and plenty of exciting things to do for the next sixteen hours, until I lie down in my bed, and repeat my gratitude for the wonderful day I will have had, which is the last thing I’ll be doing.

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One of the positive aspects of the pandemic we’re suffering, at least in my case, is the sense of gratitude and appreciation for what I have, knowing that everything related to my physical world is a temporary loan.

I’m making a conscious effort to appreciate what I have, while being more concerned with what I am, which I trust is a more permanent state.

#StaySafe

#MarcosPlaylist ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Steve Wonder #Spotify #Saturdaysingalong #Haiku

Welcome back to #MarcosPlaylist and #SaturdaySingalong with another song from the playlist I made for my grandson in August 2020 on Spotify, when he was just a few days old. I chose my favourite songs with a mellow rhythm to sing to him, dance with him cradled in my arms and perhaps send him to sleep, or at least calm him down!

Today I’m featuring isn’t she lovely, once again by Stevie Wonder, well, I did tell you he’s one of my favourite singers. His songs are so feel-good. I love singing-along and dancing to his tunes. It perks me up no end! 

Stevie Wonder wrote isn’t she lovely to celebrate the birth of his daughter, Aisha. I never tire of listening to this song, so full of love. Here’s a YouTube video in which he sings it with his grown-up daughter on stage

This post, haiku and playlist is dedicated to my now ten-week old grandson, Marcos.

Isn’t he precious,

Sent from heaven, made from love,

Wonderful Marcos.

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Which is your favourite Steve Wonder song? Let me know in the comments.

Do you have a special Spotify playlist you’d like to share? Go ahead and share in the comments.

Stay safe, singalong, enjoy and have a great Saturday!

Image by Geralt at pixabay.com

Harvest Moon in Cobalt Sky #Haiku

Slowly, Silently,

Moon glides across cobalt sky,

Bursting with my dreams.

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You all know how I love the moon because it energises and inspires me. In fact, my most popular all-time post is The Moon in Jane Eyre, and I have many poems inspired by this extraordinary planet. Check out yesterday’s blogpost if you missed it all about Full Moon Rituals and goal setting.

This is my view right now from my study. I’m literally blown away, writing poems, jotting ideas, preparing affirmations and setting goals for the month ahead. (I’ll be posting tomorrow morning)

How does the full moon make you feel?

Please add any moon related posts in the comments, I’d love to check them out!

#SundayWalks ‘Even in Winter’ #Haiku #HappyNewYear

Even in winter,

Yellow daisies shine like gold,

Smiling at frail sun.

Even in winter,

Tired leaves fall from dry branches,

Shining on pavement.

Even in winter,

Vibrant green-leaved bushes hide

Red flowers gleaming.

Even in winter,

Bare trees stretch, because they know

Spring’s not far away.

Photos taken this weekend walking around Fuengirola, Malaga.

Happy winter walking!