Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sharing Dreams

Sharing Dreams

I float in a cloud of silky cotton and puffy down. Morning beckons through the window, pale-yellow dawn peeping around the edges of the dark drapes. My fuzzy, golden-red Corgi boy Forrest nestles closer to my side and we breathe a simultaneous sigh. My fingers find his velvety head and gently trace its curves. I bask in sleep’s twilight and try to catch up to my recent dream. But it scampers just out of reach.

Beside me, I hear a quiet yip. Forrest’s snowy white paws begin to twitch. Breath quickening, his short legs pawing the air. The soft yips continue. He is not chasing his dream, he’s caught it! Perhaps he pursues an elusive cat or herds an errant sheep, but more likely, he dreams of his favorite waking pastime—running!

Fluffy fur flying, he zooms across the grass at full tilt. Amazingly fast, considering his stubby legs, he rockets along with his bunny-butt tucked under and his front paws high like a galloping pony. Akin to the wind, he zigs and zags, darting this way and that, going wherever the mood takes him. Utter bliss lights his eyes and a happy grin radiates from his face.

His joy is always infectious and this morning he herds me away from my own dream and into his. I’m running beside him—my hair flying, my arms and legs pumping. Together we sprint through a sea of green, sailing over gullies and soaring down hills. Joyful, free, alive! --Sue Ivy

Dogwood’s Enchanted Forrest

9/22/2000 – 3/14/12

Heart of my Heart

Love of my Life

Soul of my Soul

Forever in Joy

Running Free

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Courage to Continue

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."~Winston Churchill

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Freedom's Life

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, July 4, 2011

Proud To Be An American

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me."--Lee Greenwood

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Extraordinary Determination

"The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination."--Mary Kay Ash

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Entirely Different View

"We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view."--Mao Tse-Tung

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Doing the Impossible

"Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."--St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Invest In Beauty

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."--Frank Lloyd Wright