It’s time for Twittering Tales again, where Kat Myrman shares a photograph. Then we write a tale in 140 characters or less inspired by the photo. I will share my three tales and then some thoughts about life, death and showing kindness.
Old, Wrinkled, Still Beautiful
Her hands were wrinkled, but still a certain beauty lingered about her.
Trouble is it seemed no one cared except her fluffy feline friend.
Grief and Comfort
Her heart was heavy. Her soul mate was dead.
Kitty seemed to sense her pain and refused to leave.
It brought a bit of comfort in her grief.
The Gift of a Pet
Bella loved Sam, a gift from her son.
She laughed at the antics of this furry pet.
He wore himself out, only to sleep peacefully in her lap.
If the picture for Twittering Tales this week had no cat it would remind me a little of my mom. Even in her nineties she would dress nicely, put on jewelry and never looked as old as she really was. She did not much care for cats, though, and lived alone because that was her choice.
I understand a little bit now why she was so independent. I didn’t much like it at the time, because I wanted her to live with family so we could better care for her. She was always the strong person for others but it was hard for her to let go and let others help her.
She must have needed to keep the little bit of independence she still had while living in an assisted living apartment. It did work out pretty well for her. I am thankful the workers there were very kind.
Coming up in a couple of months is the first anniversary of the day my mother went to be with Jesus. This month marks over twenty years since my dad has been gone. It’s hard to believe so much time has already gone by. There are times when I miss them a lot and wish I could pick up the phone to chat or share some news.I cannot go back and change anything now, but I choose to think on the memories of times we had together.
None of us is guaranteed another day. Death can come at any time without warning. How much better to spend our days showing love and speaking kindness, rather than bickering over petty things! I pray that we all will make the most of our time here on earth.
We need to listen to one another with a goal of understanding instead of trying to prove something. That might enable us to find points of agreement so we can start working towards more unity.
Simple acts of kindness go a long way. A cheerful greeting to your family when you awaken each day, a smile for the people around you, a phone call to let someone know you care, a bouquet of flowers to cheer a friend – All these are ways to bring love and make others feel special.
What about you? Would you share some of the ways you have found to be kind to others? We can make this world a better place by showing love right where we are starting with one thing at a time.We can make this world a better place by showing love right where we are.
I’m linking up with #HeartEncouragement,