What you reap, you sow.
Pushed into cracks,
bursting at the seams,
everything takes precedence
over my dreams.
What you reap, you sow.
Time to prioritize,
weeds out, dig in,
time to reflect on, what goes
in the compost bin.
What you reap, you sow.
Soon your garden will
flourish bursting color,
in time to nourish,
our dear mother.
What you reap you sow.
Weed your friendships
like you do your soil
and life with be a bouquet of plenty,
worth the toil.
What you reap, you sow.
I had some fun moments with my daughter who’s getting married in Sept, this weekend. She called and invited me to the street fair and I was elated. I dropped everything and we had some lovely girl and wedding planning time. Part of me was thinking “I just can’t” but I just can’t miss these times! We are both knee deep with so much on our plate; me with the remodel and both of us with the wedding but we turned it into a power session of planning and getting a plan of action too. Hunter always loves visiting her house in hopes of a food score and a hug.
Have a blessed week!
Really love this Happy post!!! 😁😘💕🌹
Awww thanks so much Chuck! 💖💖
Yes strongly agree with you “What you reap that you will sow”.
Hi Good to see you Prakaash! I so knew you would! 💖
This is such a happy post! You both should enjoy much more
Thanks so much Sheereen!! I so agree with you!! 💖💖
How lovely that you got to spend some special time with your daughter! That photo made me smile. 😊
Happy to hear you got a smile and thanks so much Merril!! 💖💖
You’re very welcome, Cindy! 💙
The poem is so energetic 👏👏👍
Thanks my friend Komaljeet. 💖💖🙏
Yes, when we need to, we can find both the time and energy to do what’s needed. Great for you both.
That’s so true Sadje!!! We have to grab it while we’ve got it! 💖
Absolutely right. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
I would say to “turn up the music, throw out the TV, and roll in the dirt with the dogs and cats!” What fun having Girl time together.
i love that Tim and that sounds even more fun. how about mud wrestling!!1 💖💖😂😂😂👏👏
Mud wrestling can be fun.
“Time to germinate” I live this!
Oh Thanks tons!! 💖💖💖
Wonderful poem, Cindy. Love it. Street fairs are such fun, glad you went and enjoyed. Have I told you how much I LOVE Hunter. He is absolutely adorable, thanks for sharing his pictures. 💕😊💕
Oh that’s my dear … it’s what I would call a grace/ Grace (wanna be 😂) poem. Happy you loved it and yes,,,,, that Hunter is pretty cute… Thanks. I meant to crop out the next one.
Hugs and love 💖🌹
Awwwww Cindy, I simply love your heartfelt poem. If you aren’t careful, overwhelm can easily take over and I know you ain’t having that if you can help it girlfriend. Such lovely moments you and your daughter shared this weekend. I think you both needed that and what a beautiful and magical moment that you couldn’t let pass by.
Just hang in there girlfriend, because these arduous projects will be over soon and then you will be on to another hair-raising project. I know you just can’t be still, and must have another feat to accomplish! LOL 😜😲😍 Enjoy the rest of your amazing day and continue being the amazing, loving, and gracious person that you are dawwwwlinkkkkk. Hugs and smooches! 🥰💖😘💋🤩💐😎
Thank you, Cindy, for your words of wisdom!
A beautiful poem. Powerful last verse.
Hi Cindy, this is a great poem. Planning for a wedding with your daughter sounds like a lot of fun. I have sons so I’ll never be the mother of the bride.
Thanks Robbie! It’s fun but not we have just had pockets of time which I take since we’re so busy. Hopefully your daughter in laws will be awesome and let you in on some of the fun!!
Two days before my youngest son’s wedding, my now daughter-in-law took her mom and I out for dinner and pedi-manis. Since they lived together, the night before the wedding, my son stayed at my apartment with me. We have to enjoy those times when we get the chance. Now they live out of state. Lovely poem, Cindy.
I’m a little concerned with those night monsters you have clawing at you. You should turn them into a children’s book. You’d make a fortune. 🙂
A street fair sounds lovely! Sounds like you are prioritizing well, Cindy! Enjoyed your poem and the pic of your pretty pooch! 💖
Ah, a wise poem and some happy news! Congratulations on your daughter’s upcoming marriage. It certainly is a time to slow down and be thankful for your blessings. ^_^
Hehe Dear Cindy Hooray
Both in Poem And Picture
i’LL Be A Dog Named Hunter
Taking in Another Lovely
Day to Smell
And Feel ALL
California So Far
Removed From All
Human Problems Other
Than A Water And Feeding
Dish Full as Our Pets Give Love
And Master Humans ThiS WaY So
Free All it Takes
Is EYes of
SaMe Free to Be
Isn’t It True God Lives
in A Dog’s Eyes of Love
So Pure So True So Very Free And Real…
It’s True A Dog’s EYes Are Purest Poetry to Be i Am..:)
Congrats to your daughter! This is so awesome 😊 When’s the wedding?! 🎊😇
Loved the poem! Wow, September is so soon but I’m really excited for her (and you!) 🤗
An uplifting poem full of wisdom, Cindy. ✨ We must seize those special moments when they show up. Well done, you two! 💞
Nice poem, Cindy 💕🙂 Congratulations, and good that you both spent a happy time together.. Best wishes for the upcoming event.
Your post reminded me of something I always taught my children: “failure to plan is a plan that fails.” Cherish making those moments as long as you can.
I love that teaching lesson you passed on to your children Poet. A keeper.. Thanks for sharing it with me. 💖
Such a light-heartedly-feel-good-happy post. Good one Cindy.
Thank you Dee. I almost went heavy and serious but backed out. So good to hear you share my happy ost.. 💖🙏🙏🙏
A beautiful poem speaking to me of possibility and transformation, for it is always in the seeds we plant today, where our future harvest is created. Gorgeous write, my dear. 😘❤️
Thank you so much my dear friend!!! YES! That is exactly right!!! My seeds are planted and I’m ready to harvest and thrilled to share with you. Thanks for your words that make me smile tonight. 💖
I am so glad you decided to do this, Cindy, because ‘everything takes precedence
over my dreams.’ Just isn’t right: they should come first! 💖
Thanks Ingrid!! It was fun to hang out with her.
It’s what we do as mothers.. you know… but we both know it isn’t right 😂
Although the mothers that don’t do it somewhat pay the price later! 💕💝
Good point! I hope 😅💖🤣
A beautiful uplifting poem! I loved reference to earth and nature. Glad you spent a happy time with your daughter. All the best for her upcoming marriage 👍🎉💖🙏
Thank you so much KK!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I am too! It was lovely!
Your wishes are much appreciated!!💕
You’re more than welcome, Cindy 😊💖
this is just a really good read Cindy… i love it
Awww thanks so much Mich!!
I’m thrilled to hear this from you!💕
What great fun for you and your daughter! Definitely grab these spontaneous precious moments when you can. Those unplanned times together are often the best. Great photo – those eyes!! ❤️ 🤗
It’s so true Nancy and we don’t get them back!!’ We just have to do it!!
I know….. that boy!!!
He’s a cutie! 💕 Woof!! 😂
I’m glad you were able to spend time with your daughter, Cindy! In time, all will come together and you will be able to sit back and enjoy it. 💖
Thanks so much Eugi! So am i! Thanks for that perspective and encouragement. Doesn’t it feel like life is always all or nothing at times?!
Yes, that’s true because im going to plan that for sure!!! ❤️❤️
My pleasure, Cindy! ❤️
This is such a heart touching super lovely poem. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️. You are awesome, dear Cindy.
Thanks so much Aparna! 💖
Hunter has it right… a food score and a hug. Stick to the basics. 🙂 I suspect he would had a scratch behind the ears or a good belly rub as other priorities. –Curt
Spoken like a dog lover and knower Curt. Yes, I’ll stick to dogs instead of big horns.. 😂😂 Actually, I’m right with him there.
Thanks xo 💖
The last verse of the poem caught me ❤️
Happy married life in advance to your daughter 🌹
Thanks a lot.. now I have to go read it.. I’ve forgotten what it says.. lol 💖 Thanks a lot for the wishes.. 💖💖
You are welcome ❤️❤️❤️
Aren’t you sweet, thank you so much!
Yes, it is true. 👍👍 We have to reap what we sow consciously or unconsciously – bitter truth of life.
Congratulations and best wishes to your daughter 💖 💖
You said this so well Vipanjeet! Indeed so
True and thank you so much!
My pleasure 😊 💕
Such a beautiful poem dear Cindy, the wedding is so near now can’t wait to get a glimpse of it and hunter looks so adorable. How do you deal with those eyes, I think he’ll get away with anything if he was with me. 😄❤️
Thanks dear Daphny!!! I know right?! It’s occurring to me and I’m like “OMG, how will things be ready”. They won’t but the wedding piece has to be.. so it will. 💖😂
I know, “Mr Hunter”. does have those bedroom or innocent eyes. Next minute you see him surfing the counter. 😱😱😱
You’re most welcome! Haha… Well one day you’ll look back and have a good laughter for sure. 😁💕
😂 I can surely see him doing that.
Thanks and I’ll have you to thank with that line. It’s very true alright and laughter is the best medicine! Oh yes… don’t take your eyes off him for a second. 😂😂😂
Haha… Sure I will take that 😜😄 Laughter is indeed the best medicine. Oh yeah I won’t for sure. 😂
Soooo true!! 💖💖
Here’s to many more shared laughter’s 😊🙃❤️❤️❤️
Lovely extended metaphor in the poem. Glad you enjoyed some mother/daughter time, Cindy! 🙂
What a great poem Cindy.
Dear top poet of mine !
This poem here had six stanzas to me and I read it three times!
The first stanza starts with this general overview of the topic and very real human tendency to live and lose touch with dreams and push things down while we truck on:
Stanza one: “Pushed into cracks,
busting at the seams,
everything takes precedence
over my dreams.”
Stanza two then has the Cindy G call to action:
“Time to prioritize,
Get rid of what doesn’t fit.”
The third stanza keeps us on topic but adds in powerful sensory image and gets deep into the seriousness of how some need to RUN from the rut and funk (or unhelpful behaviors)
“Find new roots,
face the sun,
Run, don’t walk from
Monsters of the night, clawing at
The fourth stanza syncs with stanza two (and the form of this poem now has this balance alternating – which I assume your structured self just did naturally rate than planned such alternating) because here you go back to offering practical advice:
“Turn up the music,
turn off the T.V.
Put your hands in the dirt,
pop seeds in the soil”
Stanza five was a peak here – this Motivational “aside” ad you encourage the reader and cheer them on to rise up and get moving
“It’s time to germinate,
What you reap, you sow.
Soon your garden will be
you’ll be harvesting your gifts from the earth.”
You close out this prom with a sixth stanza that doesn’t repeat content (because your points were made)
Instead – this closing stanza adds a new flavor or element to the topic of living in a way to not smother dreams and using garden metaphor to reach us:
“Weed your friendships
like you do your soil
and life will be a bouquet of plenty
each and every day.”
The last stanza is like a Benediction – sending us in our way with hope!
Wonderful poem Cindy!!
Wow, I’m speechless Yvette and feel so blessed to know you to reflect back at me what I have produced unwittingly!
You are an incredible teacher and so astute in pulling this all together. I’m thrilled it spoke to you and you found joy and inspiration in my poem. Thank you truly for taking time to share your heart with me. You are the very best every.. Thank you so much 💖💖🙏💖🌹😘
It was my pleasure
And i should be thanking you for giving me this poem at just the right time !!
Awww sweet… I love the mutual win 🥇 🥇 💕🙏💕🙏
Side note –
To read this poem today my friend
We have some possible big changes in our life coming this year and Cindy – this poem addressed certain things for me
Oh I’m so glad it was timely Yvette. Life is sure always changing alrighty. Care to share? Email is fine as well if so. 💖💖🙏🌹🌹
Thanks for the offer! Pretty much over now – but between (and your thousands of readers!) just saw the ugliness of a few Christians lately – and duh! I forgot how harsh and mean some Christians can be –
Now of course many Christians are loving and wise and just so wonderful – but my goodness are there some lame ones
– anyhow / we are all not perfect and all fall short but I pray for the ones that have that harshness –
And lab to “weed my garden” and stay the heck away
You’re always welcome Yvette.. I hope you know that! Oh my, I have noticed that too. Is there any place you are referring to in general?… like here on the blogosphere maybe?
I was shocked by the mean spiritedness that has come through as well.
We are NOT perfect for sure .. (wait you’re not referring to us are you?.. lol 😂😂😂 )
Agreed. love more, pray more and weed daily.. Sounds like a good mantra to me!!! 💖💖🙏🌹🌹
Humans are not robots and so folks have flaws and I guess we could say
“Always be growing”
This is so true Yvette. To growing always!! 💕
Upward and inward .. please not outward 😂
I love your sense of humor
Thanks and yours too.. we are nothing without it.. life is too short to be taken seriously! 💖
I think of that almost everyday because when walking the dog – we pass our neighbor’s house – he got sick in august of last year – was diagnosed with cancer in November and died in January
So crazy how fast it was
Anyhow / I see his trees and gardens (tow rose of Sharon plants I gave him)
And it is a reminder to the vapor of life we have here
A reminder to lighten up and love with love and more understanding (drawing boundaries of course and all that good stuff you put in your recent poem that I loved!)
Wow that is so true and so sorry to hear about your neighbor. Life is unpredictable. and that was fast. oh that is so cool you can walk by to see your plants in his garden thriving. Awww thanks my friend. 💖💖
What a beautiful read!
Thank you so much Sirishty! 💖💖💖
I really appreciate this, thank you Sirishty!
Nature and gardening have so many parallels and lessons for life. Beautiful poem, my friend. Hugs.
It’s really true Diana and I know how much you value nature. Thanks so much! I’m happy you enjoyed it.. hugs back 🤗🤗🤗
weddings are always such a big deal, glad you had some quality time and got more planning done too 😉 Hunter looks most content
Thanks so much Kate. You are so right and it was a twofer or 3 fer!! 💖💖
You know I’m not good with reading or interpreting poetry, but this one reminds me of a great saying that we should all live by: “Judge your day not by the harvest you’ve reaped, but by the seeds you’ve sown.”
At the end of the day (or at the beginning, depending on how you want to look at this phrase), we need to do our sowing before anything will come to bloom. We can’t just wait on the birds and bees to do it for us. Loved this positive poem. Thanks for sharing, Cindy!
I do know Stu as I was one once in your camp and yet find myself in this “suitcase” once in awhile, for whatever reason.
With that said, your astute quote in memory, puts you smack dab in the middle of a poet’s wisdom.
You are so right, we must continue germinating our seeds and come to the party with our special gifts to give the world.
Thank you truly for being one of those people that give back and for reading and commenting out of the scope of your arena. 💖🙏💖💖🙏
beautiful piece and i love how happy your dog is.
Oh thanks Audrine!
Hi Audrine… so glad you liked it and you’re so right! He is a great dog for sure and a happy boy!
Im binge reading your posts. Uplifting, motivating and inspiring as always.