52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 8


This is the 52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 8 at Haddon Musings

I want to give a huge “THANK YOU” to my 2010 followers.

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I am thankful for this great and supportive WordPress Community. Even though I started my blog in July 2011, I was not sure what I wanted to do with it. From July 2011 to September 2014, I made 12 posts and had one follower.

In July 2016 I decided to make a go again, and I started on July 29. I was somehow ready but still wasn’t sure what to write about. I wrote poems, posted travel photos. Then slowly I participated in challenges. I made friends and had regular dialogues.

I felt more comfortable and wrote more of my personal and family stories. I was overwhelmed by the tremendous interest and support. The post about wishing to live close to my daughter, and the Love Letter I wrote to my daughter became the top posts which received 176 and 162 likes. You touched me by showing how much you care about me and my family.

There are about 20 friends who have been supporting me from the beginning when I returned blogging. You’re still supporting me. I want to show my special appreciation.

I also want to thank all 2010 of you follow and befriend with me during the last NINE months. You become a big part in my life. THANK YOU.

Versatile Award

I’m so thankful of Simplistic Insights to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award. She has a wonderful blog to share her insights from her life journey and exterior sources. Please visit her wonderful blog! Miriam



Ever wanted to know about fashion, make-up and beauty all in the same destination? Then look no further anymore, I have the Answer https://lipstickforlunchsite.wordpress.com is an exciting blogger with a talent and passion to write, Thank you so much for this Award

rules of the Versatile Blogger Award-

  1. Thank the bloggers who nominated you and share their links.
  2. Nominate at least 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

7 facts about Simplisticinsights

  1. Simplisticinsights only uses original photos in every posts, that’s right all my photo are either captured, designed or drawn.
  2. All poems are usually made on the spot, once I open a new document I will have to finish the poem before I close it.
  3. All poems and content is original
  4. Besides poetry and Blogging, I really enjoy…

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Your Love Washes Over Me

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As I bang my head against the wall in the halls
Of this home, not my own; sigh and loudly cry,
Your compassion washes over me like waves
From rich love wider and deeper than the sea,
And you had no bed, nowhere to lay your head,
But you’ve said you will take care of my needs,
Sowing seeds of faith that grow ever so slowly
As you provide my daily bread, day after day,
And remind me I do have somewhere to stay,
And so what shall I say? And how can I repay?
I say ‘thank you,’ as I bathe me in love so true,
Which canopies over me like the skies so blue!

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Traveling Coyote – poem

Please read this nice poem from my friend Teresa Barker.

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Relaxing on MAX, Dennis Maxwell/Port of Portland.


They think I am a coyote

But in my trickster nature

I use this disguise

to watch them.

The Red Line MAX


They think I look so


fitting right into the city

smiling when a young hipster passes me

shouldering his messenger bag

earbuds in the ear

tuned to the Creative Pep Talk podcast.


right down to my furry paws


you’d recognize me anywhere



New Mexico.

People say

there’s no more wile

in the wild but there’s

always a coyote.


My writer-friend Liz Kellebrew sent me this photo of a coyote traveling on the Portland MAX light rail, taken back in 2002. They think this coyote came onto the train with a fare checker, and it (the coyote) was eventually captured by Wildlife Services and released in a more coyote-friendly location.

This photo reminded…

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