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Be Spirited


Little spirit, what can we do today?
     She giggles, thank-you for asking

Remember the peace before awareness
     Play and laugh!

Enjoy the light of day
    Embrace bright colours

Be joyful and exuberant
    Wiggle and shake!

Discover new experiences
    Savour tastes, scents, and textures

Love and honour others
Please stay awake!

Remember I am here when you get busy
      I will give you strength

Pause and breathe deeply at least once each day
    She giggles, thank-you for asking

children's book, gratitude, katharine griffiths, katharinegriffiths, Poetry



My feet and my toes
My fingers and nose

A fluffy white bed
Creative thoughts in my head

The warmth of the sun
A steaming, butter-soaked bun

A great big bear hug
A kiss from a pug

Music inspired wiggles
Followed by late night giggles

From snow angels on our backs
To the scent of spring lilacs

A pause and a breath
A chance to reflect

A gift in each moment anew
Blessed to have more than a few