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A Year of Thankfulness

on February 25, 2013


Today is a day of celebration and catnip is all dolled up for the occasion:

catnipoflife‘s 1st anniversary!

This past year has been incredible in the blogosphere! So much joy is received each time a Like or comment is posted with recognition that one of YOU has truly enjoyed my inspirational poetry, novice pictures, impromptu writings and humorous catnip. The purpose for this blog has always been to inspire:

echoes of the heart, remembrances from the past and catnip of life.

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Thankfulness from my heart to yours!

Without you,
This blog would no longer be
Without you,
My words no one would see

Without you,
The cat would cease to purr
Without you,
Catnip would no longer spur

Because of you
The cat seldom whines
Because of you
The sun always shines

Because of you
Catnip whirs and whirs
Because of you
Vision never blurs

You’re the inspiration
Soft fur and sharp claws
Spurring me onward
To write just because

You’re the inspiration
Through which I write
You’re the reason
I’m up late at night

©2013 catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

Blessed Day and Sweet Dreams


18 responses to “A Year of Thankfulness

  1. Happy Anniversary 🙂 what a sweet poem that is!

  2. Congratulations Sharla,
    what a wonderful blog you have. I always know I will goodness, sweetness and joie de vivre when I come to your blog – thank you for this gift to the world

  3. stutleytales says:

    Wonderful, Sharla. Congratulations on Catnipoflife turning one. We look forward to many more years of catnip 🙂

  4. bobmielke says:

    You know, time goes by so fast you can literally lose years in the process. I’ve lost track of when I retired, when I divorced and even when I last went on vacation. My only way of remembering is my camera. Every photo has was is known as EXIF data that includes the exact date the photo was taken. That’s my reference point for the years fone by. I’ve only been blogging since last August yet I’ve almost created 900 post. I’m slowing down the past two weeks. I’m actually running out of new photos with stories. I need Spring to arrive so I can get out & take a fresh batch and lock more photos to recent times. I know I’m 63, male & my birthday is on May 10th. Beyond that it’s all a blur.

  5. Alastair says:

    Well done on completing your first year. You have done a lot in that time. Looking forward to your next year Sharla

  6. I’m not a cat fan by any means; however, I’ve enjoyed nipping at the purrings and musing of catnipoflife.

  7. utesmile says:

    Happy anniversary Sharla, great blog, to lots more years! 🙂

  8. Aditya says:

    Wow, congratulations and look how far you’ve progressed, you’ve written a wonderful book this year and the number of great friends you’ve made this year.

    I’m so glad we’re connected, what an inspiration you are!


  9. Ruby says:

    Congratulations, your blog is fantastic and I can’t wait to read more! 🙂

  10. quirkybooks says:

    Congratulations. Big hugs back to you.

  11. pennycoho says:

    Congratulations Sharla, you wonderful you! Big hugs too! And much love to a very special friend! 🙂

  12. Raani York says:

    I love this poem and the picture of course too!

  13. Lady Lovely says:

    Congrats and awesome poem!

  14. Congrats on one year!! Happy to be a part of the fun here!

  15. RoSy says:

    Trying to embrace cat’s through a blog – is a big step for me – LOL
    Happy Cativersary 🙂

  16. Micki Peluso says:

    I didn’t realize your blog was only a year old–Congats on a job well done as your blog is one of the best I’ve sen–and I seen a lot–way too many at times lol. May your nextyears be as special as this one was for you and all of us who had the pleasure to read your poems and informative historical blogs. Congrats on all your blog awards–you deserve them all.

  17. Susan says:

    Congratulations, Sharla! You have accomplished so much in one year. If you ever teach a time management class, I want to know about it!

  18. joseyphina says:

    Congrats, Sharla! Can’t believe you’re only a year old! You’ve done so much!

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