Excitement is Found in Many Ways



Pleasure & Excite are the prompt words for the weekly haiku challenge at Ronovan Writes. It’s a fun exercise and all are welcome to join in. He gives lots of helps to get you started. You are not limited to the words themselves, but you can use synonyms or other forms of the words. For instance, I might use excitement or excited in place of excite. I find pleasure and excitement in many things.


One of my favorites is spending time outside. I love sitting on the porch swing or walking around. Listening to the bird songs or the wind whistling through the trees brings delight. There is so much to enjoy when outdoors among the beauty of creation.


Pleasure in Nature

The pleasure I find

Spending time out in nature

Excites my senses

In less than a week, one of my sons is heading to Japan to study for a year in a university there. He is one of three students going through Clemson University. This next haiku tries to capture some of the excitement he feels.

Excitement Builds

Leaving for Japan

Excitement and pleasure build

For studies abroad

Excitement builds as he prepares to leave

I have always enjoyed having people in my home.

It gives me joy to welcome and include them in the family activities. Through the years we’ve had exchange students, friends who needed a place to stay and also guests for meals.

Welcome to My Home

Pleased and excited

I open my home to guests

With a warm welcome

I’m linking up at: #ronovanwrites, #porchstories, #HeartEncouragement, #TuneInThursday, #FreshMarketFriday, #LMMLinkup

12 thoughts on “Excitement is Found in Many Ways

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Your post reminds me again how blessed we are to live in places where there are touches of nature all around us, to “excite our senses” with beauty. There is always something to see right outside the window! Your Haiku express that so beautifully! And, how exciting for your son to get to study abroad! I am thankful that we can pray for our children when they are so far away; God is with them in the homes they will be visiting there also! Many blessings, love, and hugs to you! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Bettie. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder that God watches over our children no matter where they are.

      Blessings and love and hugs right back to you! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Jacqueline! What a beautiful name you have! Yes, so much freedom to enjoy out in nature. God has blessed us with a beautiful world of nature.

      Blessings to you! So glad you stopped by. 🙂

  2. I love sitting outside as well! It’s refreshing to the soul and mind! so for as many nice days as we still have this season I’m taking full advantage of them!Thanks for sharing your words with us! (Stopping by from #PorchStories) Have a great weekend!

  3. Hello Gayl! I love being out in nature and I also love being a host for friends and family. My niece Vanessa is living in Japan right now. I guess we have a great deal in common. 😉 Loved your poems!

    1. Yes, I think we do have a lot in common. 🙂 Whereabouts in Japan is your niece? My son will be studying at Chukyo University in Nagoya. He’s pretty excited.

      So glad you enjoyed my poems. Thanks for visiting!

      Blessings to you!

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