Poetry by Sharla
For Inspiration. . .


Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties,
breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest!

Welcome to Catnip of Life

February 25, 2012

"I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?"    —James Thomson (Scottish Poet, 1700–1748)


Isn’t life completely surrounded by the raw touch of nature? Captivating moments are right before our eyes, music to our ears, within our very grasp and under our noses waiting to be enjoyed. To inevitably understand living, we must observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest!

Nothing like the smell of rain, the cleansing touch of nature!

The beliefs behind Catnip of Life expose nature as a diamond in the rough and its power to heal. Poetic verses reveal openness to the world around us and how simple everyday happenings and observances make a difference, not only in our lives but also in the lives of others. From reflections where happiness is found with the falling rain and sunshine eases our sorrows to experiencing The Thread of Life where life is given a second chance, there exists excitement, enchantment, emotion, heartbreak and contentment.

Where do we begin? Man in his inherent nature commands daily strife. So-o-o-o, all the reason to take time to inhale, exhale deeply and breathe—
breathe the breath of life. After that deep breath, close your eyes and ponder for a moment  this question: Have you ever stood in the pouring rain or taken time to actually smell the rain?

Take time to reflect on your life’s experiences @catnipoflife poetry. . .

 For America. . .

Bringing Life to Ol' Ground

Born November 11, 2011

Liberty Bell

What a great way to energize your inner being as you connect the past to the present. As we seek to find knowledge that identifies who we are, let us not forget the words of our forefathers that preserve honor in the past, present, and future. Ignorance of the past leaves us naive in the present and stagnant in our images of the future.

With each stopover at Awakenings (blog), enjoy visitations to some of history's momentous events. Each visit will trigger emotions of sacrifice, sadness, trauma, or tragedy, along with amusement, excitement, pride and revelry as you walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.

It all begins here...

Are you willing to believe
History doth lead the way
From yesterday to tomorrow
As we saunter through today

Our today's yesterdays
Make ready today's tomorrows
Not without endurances
Happiness as well as sorrows

Visions of former times
Remain steadfast here to stay
Gilded in rays of hope
At the dawning of each day

Step back in time with recollections of This Day in History, national holidays, visions of America, sacrifice that shaped our nation, encouraging words, hope, faith and courage. Listen to your heart as you connect the past to the present while soulfully looking into the future.

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