Posted in Hobbies, Inspiration, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Respect and Love For My Elders

A few months ago one of our fellow bloggers provided a link to Love For Our Elders, a non-profit organization of volunteers who collect and deliver handcrafted letters and cards to the senior community. I loved their mission so much, I could hear this orotund voice in me saying “SIGN UP NOW!” and I quickly became a “Kindness Ambassador.” I’m so excited my first batch of cards are finally en route. Unfortunately, I only took one picture and it shows only a partial front view of one card and the ornate envelopes for the others.

It wasn’t looking too good for me in the beginning because my creative mind far exceeded my elementary artistic skills, but when it was all said and done I was pretty proud of myself. However, while working on my fourth card I began getting frustrated over a few failed drawings and decided to print out part of it. Hence the perfect sun, rainbow and trees. At least I was able to personalize it with beautiful yellow, powder blue and green colors and several unique butterflies.

This isn’t an attempt at penance for any past wrongdoing but hopefully I’ve earned a stamp in my passport to heaven. 😆


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Family, Life, Photography, Prompt, stories, Uncategorized

My Fantasy

Photo by Luca Nardone on Pexels.com

Post-COVID family reunion in Vermont, adults sipping drinks and sharing stories by the fireplace as children enjoy the slopes.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Faith, Haiku, Inspiration, Life, People, Poetry, Prompt, Uncategorized

Don’t Mock Me!

you call me a fool,

laugh at my hopes, now you sit

head in hands feeling

the weight of your displeasure

seeing all my dreams come true.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Family, Haiku, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships

Haiku

thoughts of you always

slip into my mind, precious

time, just you and me


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Life, Prompt, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Those Were The Good Old Days

Children used to become so enthusiastic near the end of the school year, knowing summer break was right around the corner. It meant no more classroom lessons on the blackboard or making silly posters to accompany their book reports. Also, most kids knew it was hard for their parents to deny sleepovers during the break, even on a “school night.” Summer was prime time for kids to have company over to play in the house or run around the hot outdoors, and to wake up bright and early Saturday morning to sing that never-ending song with Lamb Chop. Those were the halcyon days for children but COVID has changed all that. Now, many schoolmates only see each other on Zoom and they’re not even allowed to have friends over, which probably has most of them excited about the prospect of returning to school.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half