Thought For Today

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Magnificent, Magical, Never Ending Adventures of Moo and me: Dragonfly

The Magnificent, Magical, Never Ending Adventures of Moo and me: Dragonfly
Moo and me were hanging around
Looking for something to do

I wiggled my toes and stretched a bit
"I'm out of idea's how about you?"

Moo thought a bit and licked his lips
Saying"How bout we do something special?"

I put up my hands saying"what do you mean?"
Moo sat with his legs like a pretzel

"Sometimes we can't travel the way we want
When we're tired and our legs don't work"

"Well I tried this once and its pretty cool
If I tell you... don't think I'm a jerk"

"You see the mind is a powerful thing
And we only use a small part"

"Just close your eyes and think real hard
Try using your brain and your heart"

"I don't get it Moo what do you mean?
You said something Special to me?"

"Hold on now Jack you'll find out soon
Follow me and listen... then you'll see"

Moo said to think hard of something we know
Or someone we'd like to meet

I thought of someone, or thing if you will
She had four wings and six feet

I told Moo he should see her too
He said"I goes"

And soon he said,"I see her Jack!"
"She's got a tail and a cute little nose"

"That's her! That's her! You see her too"
"MMoooo, she's cute! What is her name?"

Without moving my lips I thought a question
She answered my thoughts just the same

Everything was still as I heard, "Dragonfly Tut"
And I almost fell out of my chair

But how can that be, I didn't say a word
Are my thoughts more than thin air?

She tells me secrets of how to have fun
And help others without leaving my place

"You see", she says, "your thoughts have power
It goes beyond time and space"

If someones lonely or just needs a hug
You don't have to go very far"

"Just picture them in your mind's eye
You can see them without  even a car"

Think of me and my magical wings
Any thing's possible, you know what I mean?"

I thought of the lines of a dragonfly's wings
Especially the bright green ones I'd seen"

So now that I have this magical tool
I can visit without leaving my bed

All I have to do is think real hard
Using my heart and my head

I thanked Tut and had one question more
She answered and I smiled and waved

Moo and I said our good byes
Knowing, that's a memory to be saved

That night I laid in my bed awake
Thinking of all I could do

I stayed real quiet not wanting to wake
The sleeping, soft snoring Moo

So I used my brain and my heart
Thinking with all of my might

As soon as it came, I knew what to do
Then sleep took over the night

The next morning I asked Moo how he slept
"Heavenly" is what he said

"Did anything special happen in your dreams?"
He thought and then his smile spread

"I felt your hug and heard you laugh
I felt comfort and so much Love"

"It worked!", I said, "Dragonfly Tut was right!"
"She said to think and ask God Above"

"Anything good you feel deep in your heart
Will shine Light into another's soul"

"I wanted you to know how much you are Loved
That was my
head and heart's goal"

written with Prayers, Hope, Love, and Light
by Nina Pauline Ploetz 4/20 to21/2011

I am thinking real hard with my head and my heart, sending much Love and Comfort your way. Blessings to everyone at camp Jack and Kate... and all those who you've touched their hearts.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Magnificent, Magical, Never Ending Adventures of Moo and Me: The Mine

The Magnificent, Magical, Never Ending Adventure of Moo and Me: The Mine
Moo and I got back today
Tried to sleep but had to play

The galaxies were so much fun
I can't sit still I want to run

"Where too now?" I ask my friend
"mmmmmoooo" he says "that may depend"

"Did you ask Momma what she thought?"
"Let's just leave, we won't get caught"

"Remember the mine you and Momma explored?"
"You mean the one where all the gold is stored?"

"Let's go!" " Let's go!" we both agreed
"You go get everything that we need"

So off Moo went to gather up things
 I gathered my light and colored strings

Flashlights and boots and a miners hat
"I hope we're able to see a  bat"

Momma's reading a book so we snuck out
I gave Moo a kiss right on his snout

Got on his back and off we went
Into the mine we walked all bent

On with the flashlights we need to see
Off we go , One, Two, Three

Down, down... the ceiling at our backs
Look how fast we're making tracks.

There's a bend up ahead and a Y
"Oh no... which way should we try?"

I said left as Moo said right
We each looked down with our trusty light

"What do you see?" I asked Moo
"A glow in the dark down a mile or two"

Our hearts speed up as we go  explore
We go to the right to see some more

It's not too far when the walls start to glisten
"Do you hear that noise, shhh,  just listen?"

I scramble alongside and cup my ear
How strange is that it sounds quite clear

"Momma wouldn't want us to go that far"
Yet on we went wishing we had her car

On  hands and knees we did crawl
Boy am I glad we're both small

Down and down this dark road
"I should've brought my lucky toad."

I ribbitt out loud  and sing  toads song
"Come on, Come on it can't be long!"

The light gets brighter as we turn the bend
Moo stops so fast I hit his rear end

WOW! Amazing would you look at that
It's glow worms dancing with a bat

You thought you knew the electric slide
The glow worm's silk sure helps them glide

They all turn at once to stop and stare
"Turn off your lights your causing a glare"

Our flashlights off yet we could see
How many glowworms  could there be

"What are you two; troglobites?
You sure to have funny looking lights?

We looked at each other quite confused
While they looked at us quite amused

"Cave dwellers gents is what we mean
You're not even slimy you don't glean"

My name is Jack and this is Moo 
We come from where the sky is blue

Come on and join our Celebration
The bat is Kate and it's her graduation

I take off my hat saying "How do you do?"
"My name's Jack and this is Moo"

I put on their hat and drank pink slime
We both started dancing  keeping time

"Whew I'm tired and I need a break"
Just then they brought out the cake

"Happy Graduation you must be proud"
I hollered to Kate above the crowd

We ate purple cake with poke-a-dots
"Ice cream and caramel.. put on LOTS!"

She opened up gifts the last one to  go
A funny lizard that looked like a toe

Moo and me each looked at the ground
"We must find a gift let's look around"

I reached in my pocket and pulled out a string
Tied it to her finger it made a cute ring

"How nice of you to think of me so
I hate to say it but it's time to go"

One last dance we danced with Kate
A wiggle dance with glow worms...Great!

Saying good bye we put on our light
"The battery's dead" we said in fright

"No worries new friends we'll help you along"
"We'll shine you a way that's not so long"

We inched along as worms tend to do
Following close were me and Moo Moo

Climbing up higher we felt the rise
Soon we saw light to our surprise

"Thank you glowworms here's something for you
Lots of colored string; Red White and Blue"

They turned and glowed back into their cave
We said good bye and turned with a wave

We squinted our eyes as we came into the sun
Talking and laughing , we had so much fun

Oh what stories we will have to tell
Of Kate and Glow worms and slimy gel

I climbed on Moo's back and off we ran
"Will we make it?" Moo answered, "I think we can"

We ran straight home, didn't stop to play
We'll have more adventures another day
Written for everyone at Camp jack:
with Hope, Love and Light
by Nina Pauline Ploetz 4/18/2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

See The Eyes Of God

 The world seems a bit crazy lately, wars, natural disasters, death...   We look for reasons and want answers. We want to fix, prevent, stop all of these things... Our hearts and minds race; our anxiety skyrockets... I say to you, find time to stop, that's right just stop yourself, your mind... and look... yep really look into a child's eyes.... They seem to have an answer that we, as adults forgot. A Knowing, a Trust, that there is someone greater than them taking care of things.... If you don't have a child then grab a magazine and find one of those heart felt photo's of a child.... and look deep within the will find there is so much more to life... for deep within those eyes, you will find LOVE.

We, as humans, need to take notice and stop what is in our control to stop.... heal, what is in our control to heal... and Trust that God is there All Knowing, All Seeing... Watching, Waiting, Encouraging His children to learn, through the hard lessons, learn from our own human mistakes, and remember what we seem to forget... We are all Children of God... Look into your neighbors eyes, a friends, an enemies, your own... truly look beyond our perceived human faults and prejudices... look deep within the eyes... to the core... it is there you will see the ONE heritage we ALL share.... The common thread of us all.... see the child of God looking back at you.... 
 Once you do this, see it feel it, you will never be the same... you will no longer be able to hold grudges, keep anger, resentments, you will no longer want to hurt or cause pain.... Love comes in and fills those old places of hurt and despair with  Forgiveness, Hope, Grace and Love. This will be the catalyst needed to start making changes first in ourselves, and then to heal the earth.... for if we have Love in our hearts and realize we are all Brothers and Sisters of the ONE Great Creator, we will re-connect with our ONE true Nature of unity with humanity, the earth and beyond. 

Blessings to you and yours my family.... for I look into your eyes and see our connection....

Love and Light,
Nina P

The poem below is a little different format, but that is how it came to me... a disjointed beginning smoothing out to  a unified ending....
(and yes, this photo was one I took of the full moon looking down through the clouds watching, waiting for us to once again realize we are whole, we are ONE, we are all Children of God...)

See The Eyes of God

At times life seems hard
We try to look for answers
And stumble in the dark

We want to fix what's broken
Our power is too weak
 Individuals that we are

Like a storm it keeps on coming
Make it go away!
Rain dampens the inner spark

Sometimes the pain's too much
We cannot even see
Why is God so far?

Through tearful eyes I wonder
A child's eyes peer up
Staring back at me

 There is Wisdom in these eyes
This child of the Light
Teaching me how to cope

The knowledge of the ages
The beauty of the now
A glimpse of God I see

It's the reunion of all Spirits
As I Look into the eyes
Filled with so much Hope

I see God's Love and Grace
Then the Understanding
Easing  shards of pain

It's then I see Eternity
In those eyes of Love
A silent conversation

A reflection of pure Love
 God's Loving  Child
Watered by the rain

The Light in the darkness
Shines for us to see
For every situation

So look into a child's eyes
See the eyes of God
Compassion is our goal

God's our Greatest parent
Holding with great care
Blanketing us with Love

Spirit fills these eyes
Where God and child abide
Light  and Infinite  soul

Life's about experiences
What a precious gift
That's sent from God Above

Written with Hope,  Love and Light
by Nina Pauline Ploetz 4-11to17-2011

So go and Look into a child's eyes..... See the eyes of God

God's Love

I have shared this before, but this poem/prayer can never be shared/said too many times... my heart goes out to all that are suffering and in need of Hope, my prayers go up for you....
May God Bless you and shine  Grace Upon you.
Love and Light,
Nina P


God's Love
God is always closest
When we feel He's not

He sees us through the darkness
When we think that He forgot

His Light it shines forever
Our Hope in Him you see

Our thoughts and prayers unspoken
He hears from you and me

He answers with a whisper
To His frightened little one;

"I'm here for you forever
As promised by my Son"

"My arms to you I open
My child come and cry"

"I hear your prayers and answer
Though you understand not why"

"I have a plan for each of you
While you're here on earth"

"I also have a place for you
When it's time for your rebirth"

Family and friends all gather
We pray for health with Love

We pray for you God's Wisdom
His answer, from Above

written with Faith, Hope, Love and Light
by Nina Pauline Ploetz 1995