Ways to Relax

Now that school is out for summer, I get to go on more daytime walks! I love walking around our neighborhood pond and seeing the geese and their goslings. I frequently lounge in my favorite red chair as a way to relax. Don’t over schedule yourself and take needed time to unwind and recharge.

Get outside!
My red chair!


Relaxing is taking an afternoon nap,

A time to take off your thinking cap.

Relaxing is watching your favorite movie,

Grab some popcorn and make a smoothie.

Relaxing is getting outside for a walk,

Connect with nature and look for a hawk.

Relaxing is nurturing your body and mind,

Take deep breaths and always be kind.

Relaxing is finding your creative side,

Find a hobby and do it with pride.

How do you relax?


The earth wakes up from a cold winter nap,

Longer days make us dance and clap.

Birds happily sing and fly with ease,

The bright sun shines as if to please.

Flowers bloom with vibrant colors,

Trees grow their leaves like all the others.

The school year has only a few months to go,

Kids count down the days with a glow.

The rejuvenating season is one of four,

The lovely three months make us want more.

What does spring mean to you?


Obedience is the act of following the rules,

It is never polite to ignore and refuse.

Obedience is listening to your mom or dad,

Making good choices will make you glad.

Obedience is learning to respect your elders,

Make it special by becoming their helper.

Obedience is following your teacher’s request,

Learning is fun so always try your best.

Obedience includes structure and self-respect,

Ask yourself about the meaning and then reflect.

Am I supposed to be on the couch?

Christmas: A poem featuring Rocco the Bull Mastiff

The day has come we’ve waited for all year,

A time to celebrate the reason for the cheer.

Our Savior was born for all of us to see,

The beautiful people we are allowed to be.

Stockings are hung by the fire with care,

Twinkling lights make the tree not bare.

Lists are made an the elves go to work,

Stay on the nice list for a holiday perk.

This time of year is merry and bright,

Merry Christmas to all and stay warm tonight.

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?


Thanksgiving is being with family and friends,

Hoping the wonderful day never ends.

Giving thanks to all the people you love,

The reason for gathering will rise above.

Thanksgiving is a time to relax and catch up,

Take time to slow down and fill up your cup.

An abundance of laughter takes over the room,

Traditions and memories may start to bloom.

Thanksgiving is filled with love and gratitude,

A day to reflect on your positive attitude.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

Coffee: A poem featuring Kali the Corgi

The taste of coffee is like no other,

The variety of bown is a beautiful color.

The feeling of happiness after the first sip,

Adding a flavorful creamer is a delicious tip.

Coffee is popular in the morning and afternoon.

Drink it at night if you don’t want to snooze.

Coffee can be served hot or over ice,

The year-round treat is so very nice.

Enjoy your cup and don’t rush to be done,

Meeting a friend for coffee is always fun.

How do you drink your coffee?

Halloween: A poem featuring Connie the Rescue Dog

Halloween is a fun day of fright,

Dressing up in costume feels so right.

Halloween is pumpkins lining the streets,

Moms and dads handing out yummy treats.

Halloween is trading candy with friends,

The holiday sugar rush will never end.

Halloween is showing your creative side,

Creative costumes worn with pride.

Halloween is hoping the weather will be nice,

No one wants to trick-or-treat in snow or ice.

Did you dress up for Halloween?


Growing Old: A poem featuring Maci the Shepherd

Growing old is a beautiful process,

A life full of memories brings success.

Workdays are over and it’s time to unwind,

Ways to fill your time you’ll easily find.

Growing old is reflecting on the past,

The many years that went too fast.

From preschool to college and in between,

Career paths, marriages, and family scenes,

Growing old is counting all your blessings,

Looking back may pull on your heartstrings.

Is someone in your life growing old?