Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Little Things

So often the little things
Give me so much pleasure
The beauty of a sunrise
Is a golden treasure

Little children’s voices
When they’re busy at play
The song of the birds
At the break of day

My flowers each year
Blooming there for me
The blue of the sky
As far as the eyes can see

The twinkling of fire-flies
On a summer’s night
The sunset at evening
Fills my heart with delight

The wind blowing
An autumn filled-breeze
The rainbow of colors
Of autumn-turned leaves

Raindrops falling
On fields of green
Sewing my quilts
On an old sewing machine

Winter’s snowflakes
Falling softly to the ground
The running of the creek
And its soothing sound

Everywhere I look 
I can find them there
The little things in life
And I’ll kindly share

© Susie Swanson, 2016

As most of you have already noticed, I haven't been on much or visited with ya'll. Sadly, my health issues have gradually got even worse to the point that I have to struggle through each day. This horrendous disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis has taken over my life in so many ways. And when I think it can't do anything more it punches me even more hard. I've developed other health issues as well, as if it wasn't enough to deal with. But I'm still holding on to my Faith more each day. If it wasn't for God none of us would even be here but as humans we reach the point where life feels non existent sometimes. I have never asked for pity from anyone, only prayers that God will heal me or at least make it more bareable. Many thanks to all of you that's prayed for me and I've felt everyone. God has a plan for all of us and it may not come in our time but he knows all things. I'll be back and forth as I'm able to visit with you all and May God Bless each one of you. ~Susie


  1. Such a sweet poem, Susie. I am so sorry you're still dealing with this disease! We'll all continue with prayers for you. Love you...

  2. Great poem... Yes--it is all about the LIttLE things in life... They sometimes do become the BIG things!!!!

    Prayers for you, my Friend. So sorry that you are continuing to have serious health problems... God Bless You.


  3. Such a beautiful poem. Sending you hugs♥

  4. Very sweet poem, Susie. I'm so sorry to hear that you continue to have health problems. Prayers for you here. Hugs to you.

  5. Susie, I love that saying about the little things being the big things in our lives. I am so sorry to read that you are having more health issues. You are in my prayers and thoughts always. Wish I could hug you. Blessings to you dear friend, love you, xoxo, Susie

  6. You are so right, Susie, it is the little things that make for a lot of happiness.
    I'm sorry you've been having more issues. I hate it! And I am praying for you.

  7. Susie, I'm so sorry you're dealing with health issues at this time. I really liked this post today because it is, indeed, the little things in life that give us the most pleasure. We don't have snow here where I live in California, and I'd really love to see snowflakes more. And the fireflies are so magical.

    Saying a prayer for you, Susie, and sending comforting thoughts your way.

    love, Sheri

  8. Thank you Ms.Susie! I really enjoy your stories and they touched me and made me cry!! It felt good! I too suffer Hashomotos thyroid disease and many other illnesses and some days are harder than others, but I thank God through it all! Lifting you up in prayer my new friend and thank you you have made my night! Love, Michelle