Diversity: A poem featuring Nickel Labradors Junie, Jake, Red, Charlotte, Lowkey, Moses, and Ruthie

Diversity is the practice of including everyone,

Free of negative comments by anyone.

Diversity is seeing past what’s on the outside,

Learning to value what is on the inside.

Diversity is a variety of colors and sizes,

Using peace and acceptance if a conflict arises.

Diversity is being proud of any unique traits.

No matter the background, ethnicity, or race.

Diversity is a beautiful mixture of complexions,

Embracing all of the glamorous imperfections.

Embrace Diversity

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Sunshine

The sky is bright and filled with rays,

Perhaps you even need some shades.

The sun gently wraps your body up,

The beauty of nature will fill your cup.

Get outside and enjoy the perfect day,

Call your friends and meet up to play.

Protect your skin from the strength of the sun,

Lather up with sunscreen before having fun.

The warmth of the sun is like no other,

Grab your people and enjoy it together.

How do you enjoy the sunshine?

Memorial Day

Memorial day is for the red, white, and blue,

To thank the military for all that they do.

Brave men and women make freedom exist,

We pay our respects to those who are missed.

Memorial day is for the red, white, and blue,

We honor the present and past soldiers too.

Show respect to those in uniform passing by,

Give them a wink or even say hi.

How do you celebrate Memorial Day?

Mothers: A poem featuring Dolly the German Wirehaired Pointer and her pups

A mother’s love is like no other,

A strong bond that connects each other.

A mother is there to dry your tears,

Hold your hand and calm your fears.

The relationship may see highs and lows,

An unconditional love that forever grows.

A mother is a role model for her family,

Leading the way and caring greatly.

A mother will be there until the end,

Shower her with love and be a friend.

A mother’s love is special!

Graduation: A poem featuring Clancy the Bassett Hound

Graduation is a fun time to celebrate,

All of your accomplishments up to date.

As chapters end and new ones begin,

Life can feel like it’s starting over again.

Exciting new jobs, cities, and even friends,

The changes see growth and popular trends.

Stand up tall on your graduation day,

Embrace the path that will lead the way.

Throw your cap up high in the sky,

Show the world you are ready to fly.

Do you know someone who is graduating this year?

Eye Rolling

Rolling your eyes is not very cool,

It’s not something they teach you in school.

Eye rolling often sends mixed signals,

Whether aimed at strangers or your dear ones.

Rolling your eyes can describe your mood,

It doesn’t show happiness or hunger for food.

Use your words to express your intent,

Flash a smile to show you’re content.

Eye rolling can send the wrong message!

Flying

We get on an airplane to fly away,

Someplace exciting where we can play.

Get to the airport in plenty of time,

Buying snacks will cost you a dime.

Abide by the rules when going through security,

Shoes on or off seems to change frequently.

Get to your gate and wait for boarding,

Hopefully you checked in yesterday morning.

Be a good passenger and keep to yourself.

Ask the stewardess if you need some help.

Have you flown on an airplane before?

Words Matter

We all have thoughts swirling in our head,

Think twice before they are words being said.

Always ask yourself how you would feel,

Don’t give a person a reason to heal.

Tell someone you like their sweater,

Never tell anyone that you are better.

Words stick and can’t be taken back,

If you’re angry do not attack.

Choose wisely as words are important,

So many words give us an assortment.

Have you used kind words today?

Skin Care: A poem featuring Lola the Goldendoodle

Loving your skin is the best thing to do,

Find a great product and then follow through.

Wash and dry your face to keep it clean,

Do not forget to moisturize in between.

Be sure to protect your skin from the sun,

Lather up with sunscreen went out having fun.

Start caring for your skin when you are young,

Be a role model and your praises will be sung.

Find a daily routine that works for you,

Healthy skin will keep you from feeling blue.

Do you have a skin care routine?

Doing Too Much: A poem featuring Tucker the Yorkie

Sometimes in life we try to do too much,

Causing a flow of anxious feelings and such.

Slow down and make sure your plate isn’t too full,

It is okay to say no even if you feel a pull.

Sometimes in life we try to do too much,

Limiting your ability to be productive enough.

Take time for yourself to relax each day,

Prioritize your time to include some play.