Friday, March 16, 2012

Green Leaves and Hope

Since I talk blarney the rest of the year, I figured I would spare everyone for St. Patty's Day and speak more from the heart.






I can see why we like the color green right about now. For the last few months, it's been dreary shades of brown and grey. Looking out at the sun-happy green leaves makes me happy.



Tinker and I last summer, when you could almost taste the sun! 







My plant friend inside has the best seat in the house for when that sun shifts and warmer rays catch him in the corner.






We try to share, but there's really not enough room. I find a special spot of my own.






While we're enjoying the sun's rays, here's a poem I like very much that I recently discovered in a Catholic hospital. You really have to look for it since it's hidden in an out of the way place, not as noticeable as some of the bigger tchochke-holies.


                                            A PRAYER WISH


                                                 May God grant you always
                                                 A sunbeam to warm you
                                                 A moonbeam to charm you
                                                 A sheltering angel
                                                 So nothing can harm you

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

--Tom

31 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Adorable Tom!! What a gorgeous prayer! Thank you!

Have a wonderful St Patrick's!! Enjoy the spring weather slowly but ever so surely coming your way!!

Take care
x

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's a lovely prayer, truly.

Uh, you aren't digging in that plant pot for "business" reasons, are you? ;-P

Happy Friday and weekend, happy St. Pat's Day!

Mr. Pip said...

What a wonderful prayer! Very sweet.

I sure love that picture of you with the sun on your face! It goes perfectly with that prayer

Your pal, Pip

Random Felines said...

We wish the same for you....the sun has finally emerged here and we are soaking it up!!!

Maine Kitties said...

My kitties got their first taste of "open window" time on Tuesday... tomorrow should be more of the same! I feel the exact same way the kitties do....there's just no describing the wonderful feeling of sunshine, open windows, birds tweeting and fresh air! It's MEOW-some! :)

Marg said...

That sure is a wonderful poem and a gorgeous rainbow. WE love rainbows. Hope you have such a good day and a better week end.

Katie and Glogirly said...

That's beautiful, Tom. It made our day. : )
We love sunbeams AND moonbeams.
xo Katie & Glogirly

Hannah and Lucy said...

We loved that prayer Tom. Also we liked the idea of sunshine.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

Such a lovely, lovely post Tom! Sunshine fur everybody!

The Cat From Hell said...

What great photos and mes loved the poem! Me is hoping to see rainbows after the storms today! And then Sunbeams to warm us!
Kisses
Nellie

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's a lovely poem. Thank you so much for sharing.
May your garden bloom and grow as Spring approaches.

Cat said...

It's a lovely prayer :-) Enjoy the sunshine kitties!!!

Sparkle said...

Happy St. Catrick's Day to you, Tom!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We're loving the greening up around here too. Love your poem!

ABBY said...

Dear Tom
What a lovely St Patty's day post.
We enjoyed your prayer.
We hope you weekend is blissful.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Eric and Flynn said...

We like to see the sun and the green too. Have a great weekend.

Repositório said...

This post is adorable!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Great poem and pretty rainbow! We're ready to celebrate tomorrow. We've been wearin' the Green all week. (We were forced to!!).

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

We love that poem, Father Tom! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Prancer Pie said...

Great post! Happy St. Patty's Day. xoxo

Oui Oui said...

Happy St, Patty's day to you too. We love some of the Irish sayings too and posted a couple today.

Mariodacat said...

that is a beautiful poem in. Thank you so much for sharing it with us..

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh Tom! My Human loves ur purrayer! She teaches in a Roamin' Catlick school--she might use this at a faculty meeting Monday!

Clooney said...

Love your post Tom! And love the prayer. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Jewel said...

I agree, it is good to see some green outdoors at this time of year. A belated happy St Patrick's day to you too. And Kizzie says she will try to remember not to eat any frogs she catches.

Cathy Keisha said...

That's beautiful, Tom. Enjoy the Springlike weather and early buds.

meowmeowmans said...

That's a lovely prayer, Tom. We hope you, Julie, Mitty and Tinker had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day. :)

Katie Isabella said...

Tom, I loved your post, the wonderful pictures of your handsome manly self and the lovely meaningful blessing. xoxoxoxoxo

sagechronicles said...

I'm glad you got to see a bit of green, Tom.

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

Our humans won't let us in their plants...

K9 Katastrophie said...

Happy Spring!!

Licks,
Ruthie