Up the dried sunflower stalk
runs a chipmunk.
He doesn't take time to walk.
He's a cute punk.
He's on a mission
this day in autumn
to forage for seeds
for wintertime feed...
as he knows just when
the seeds have ripened
then off he goes -
he's on a roll.
Because this gardener is saving seeds
to give to someone who asked for seeds,
onion bags are fastened over heads
drying in the sunflower bed.
The chipmunk scampers into the bag
and is busy at work without a snag
for he thinks no one has seen him
in his pursuit of seed robbing.
But this gardener sees and thinks she'll take a picture
for a picture is worth a thousand words, for sure.
This chipmunk watches me watch him
but doesn't stop his face stuffing.
Though his checks are stuffed full
with sunflower kernels,
before he scampers off he grabs a few more.
A fat-faced chipmunk! A cute picture for sure.
* * * * *
As a picture is worth a thousand words,
your words hold a thousand pictures.
Words of encouragement spoken
are much better than a gold token.
When circumstances in life don't turn out fine,
your encouragement is recalled time-after-time
as a needed ray of sunshine
even when the sun doesn't shine.
Encouragement is someone believing in you
and speaking words that are edifying and true.
Encouragement is free to give
and will help someone to live.
...to strengthen and encourage you in your faith...
I Thessalonians 3:2
Encourage one another and build each other up...
I Thessalonians 5:11
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who loved us and by his grace
gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
encourage your hearts and strengthen you
in every good deed and word.
II Thessalonians 2:17
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement,
because you have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
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