There is an arboretum a few blocks from my house. It is a peaceful refuge. I enjoy taking my camera with me there and photographing flowers. I find that the single kindest act I can do for myself is to switch off the negative news, go out into the sunshine and walk among flowers.
All too often, we get caught up in the rush to the next minute rather than stopping to enjoy the beauty right in front of us.
So, stop and smell the roses!
So, stop and enjoy the timeless beauty of a garden.
Enjoy this life rather than complain about its imperfections.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, will ever be as perfect as the petals of a flower!
BoBo nestles beside me wrapped in his pink blanket,
Australian Shepard/Beagle/ Dachshund, my little rescuer,
having rescued me from the sadness, from the darkness,
he my shadow, my faithful little friend.
Cold black nose, his lips turning upward as if smiling in his sleep.
His chin resting on his big paws,
my perfect friend,
in his silent sleep, his presence comforts me,
nestled next to me.
Jenny Andrews Copyright 2019
It has been three years since I adopted BoBo from a pet rescue in my community. He was one of a litter; his mother had been rescued as had his father. Dogs (and cats) can bring such joy to someone’s life. Consider adopting from an animal shelter or a reputable animal rescue if you are considering getting a pet. Pets take a lot of care and attention, but they are such a blessing, as well. BoBo has been a blessing to me.
This new life where I can remember how to laugh again.
Copyright 2019, Jenny W. Andrews
Please remember to check out my poetry book “Life at the End of the Rainbow.” It is published under my name Jenny Andrews. It is available in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon. I am interested in knowing what you think. Thanks!