“Acceptance,” A Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of "gift and song." I closed my eyes when I felt the energy from the collective enter my soul. Like a surge of electrical impulses, the song of a thousand melodies echoed like waves … Continue reading “Acceptance,” A Haibun

“Isn’t Love, Just Love?” – A #Haibun #Haiku

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of "hate and pride." I used the word "love," loosely based on the word "pride." Image Credit: Pixabay.com I have never understood why people feel the need to debate the power of love. Why … Continue reading “Isn’t Love, Just Love?” – A #Haibun #Haiku

Acceptance: Skin-Deep and Empty Words

Excellent thoughts about love and acceptance in our world by Ali Issac on the day I had hoped would never come. Well said, Ali. ❤

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Today is a significant one in world history. No matter which side of the fence we stand on, we have no choice but to accept. Around the world, governments are also preparing to show acceptance. And yet, there seems to be a global sense of uncertainty, and fear.

I fear for the minorities. I fear for acceptance. For tolerance. And I am reminded of something I wrote a few years ago for 1000 voices speak for compassion, which I think is as relevant today as it was then, if not more so.


I don’t like moths. I don’t like how they enter my house uninvited, fluttering blindly about, and cluster in a seething panic around any available light source. The frenzied flapping of their dull, tattered wings gives me the creeps.

But I love butterflies. When they gate-crash, I feel privileged, blessed, and patiently herd them out to freedom for…

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Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

For me, being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  This week I want to talk about my path towards mindful compassion. Image credit: healthy spirituality.org Last week, many of us celebrated the idea behind compassion by … Continue reading Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

Do Yourself a Favor…

The other day I read the best article by Martha Beck, “To You, From You,” published in the December 2014, Volume 15, Number 12 issue of The Oprah Magazine.  Martha and I have something in common – we both have a dislike of the holiday gifting ritual found at this time of year.  Don’t get … Continue reading Do Yourself a Favor…

The Myth of the Mom vs. the Step-Mom

In my humble opinion, the difference between a mother and a step mother is simply that a special distinction separates them. The difference is only that the mother has given birth and has care of the children, and the step mother has not given birth and inherited the care of the children. However, I believe … Continue reading The Myth of the Mom vs. the Step-Mom

It’s All in the Name

Today’s assignment in Blogging 101 is to let readers know what inspired your title and tagline on your blog. My title and tagline is: Silver Threading – Join me in my journey into retirement, as I silver thread my way to look back, look forward, look around, and look within. When it came time for … Continue reading It’s All in the Name

Acceptance/Rejection

This weeks two words to use in some form, meaning you can use another word that means the same thing are: Acceptance & Rejection   Human acceptance - Flowers and weeds together Bombs of rejection. 2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com