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A Year of Kindness, Music And Gratitude

Happy New Year! I pray that your new year will be one filled with love and joy. I am bringing in a new theme to my blog emphasizing kindness, music and gratitude. There will still be poetry and articles on Mississippi as these things bring me joy. In an effort to live more intentionally, I will be adding posts about random acts of kindness.

Random acts of kindness have had a profound effect on my life. It has taught me love, empathy, and compassion. During some of the darkest times these acts have given me hope and a reason to live. I will never know the names of all the people whose acts of kindness have affected my life. Each act has created a ripple effect that has changed me and now affects everyone that I meet in so many unexpected ways. Giving without expecting anything in return is one of life’s greatest joys.

In a world filled with fear and despair one act of kindness can change the course of someone’s life. A train of random acts of kindness has the power to create hope and love. Simple things such as a smile and word of encouragement are so powerful.

Please join me in this year of kindness. I welcome ideas and stories of how each of you has changed a life through the power of giving. Together we can make a difference.

The second goal for me in this new year is to relearn to play the flute. I played it in elementary and middle school. It has numerous benefits as well as a fun instrument to play. My progress should be entertaining. Throughout the year there will be a few videos of me playing the flute.

A final goal for this year is to exercise gratitude for all blessings. Some of my poetry will reflect this goal.

Thank you for reading and commenting on Piper’s Adventures. Your support has made a difference in my life and I appreciate all of you.

Here’s to the New Year. May 2022 be a year filled with love and joy. Cheers!

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Happy Holidays

Hi everyone. I am taking a blogging break until January. Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I wish all of you love, joy, and happiness during this holiday season. May God bless all of you.

Debbie Pierce

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Meditation on Gratitude 1

Thankful today

for simple gifts

a smile

makes my spirit lift

A kindness

silent but hears

quietly comforts

sits through tears

A helping hand

in a time of need

not realizing

they have done a good deed

Gratitude

to be exercised each day

caring for each other

as we make our way

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Lights of Life

Lights in life

come in many forms

simple pleasures

a routine of norm

Other lights shine

through the people we meet

smiles and laughter

nods and waves we greet

Light shining through family

through thick and thin

heartache and joy

with us till the end

Light shining through adventure

in the world around

experiencing each moment

some are quite profound

Light shining through our souls

as an example to others

healing pain and suffering

we are all brothers

Meditation ends

past becomes the present

lights continue to form

life is incandescent

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Privilege of a New Day

The sun shines

on my face

grateful for this day

filled with grace

The privilege of awakening

life to experience

adventure for the taking

fun and mysterious

Walking through trials

choosing faith instead of fear

bathed in love

God is near

Walking further

grateful for the trees

observing all the wonder

colors in the leaves

Meditation over

filled with gratitude

going through the day

with a positive attitude

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Lending a Hand

A beautiful day

walking down the street

new bicycle by my side

a stranger to meet

Working at an outside market

beginning a new life

the stranger had been homeless

spirit filled with strife

A benefactor

helped him to buy the place

believing in the future

bringing a smile to his face

Smiling as I approached

leaving the bicycle by his side

a gift of transportation

a most pleasant ride

Tears in his eye

grateful for the gift

riding around

gave my spirit a lift

As time passes

the stranger helps others in need

spreading love and encouragement

an example to heed

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Fireside Evening

Sitting in a chair

wrapped in a throw

drinking hot chocolate

listening as rain turns to snow

Fire crackling

reading a book

calm and comforting

in my nook

Poetry expressing feelings

every high and low

emotions are volatile

creating a flow

Feeling calm

comfortable in my space

alone in my thoughts

surrounded by grace

Crackling fire

sounds of snowfall

entering a sweet dream

able to fly through it all

Meditation over

now in a deep sleep

calm and serene

my soul to keep

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Autumn in the Air

Excitement in the air

as the pumpkin is lit

eyes begin to sparkle

emotions to emit

Trees dropping leaves

red, brown, and yellow

surrounding the pumpkin

a popular fellow

Walking down the streets

fun and scary costumes

collecting candy

such sweet fumes

Bright sparklers

illuminate the night

filled with colors

a festive sight

Autumn continues

tables filled with food

a bountiful harvest

so much to be viewed

Meditation over

so grateful to be alive

sitting by the fire

continuing to thrive

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Evil Clown

A clown came up to me

while walking up the street

screaming in terror

scary fellow to meet

Transformed into evil

on Halloween night

purpose to capture souls

weakening with fright

Some were easy

filled with pain

refusing to heal

a great gain

Others filled with joy

impossible to capture

healing those around them

caught up in rapture

My spirit went into battle

transformed him with light

evil has been defeated

the clown’s future is now bright

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Listening to the Rain

Candles lit

sitting with a cup of tea

listening to the rain fall

wind blowing through the trees

Heart rate slows

taking slow breaths

feeling my spirit grow

praying with depth

Spirit flying

filled with peace and light

all is well

spirit is bright

Light joins

with my mate

surrounded by love

feeling elate

Meditation ends

as the rain passes by

content and happy

a rainbow appears in the sky

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce