Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

A Gentle Thanksgiving Poem

A Gentle Thanksgiving
a poem by KC and Val Smith

To all the young turkeys, we wish to welcome you
To the Gentle Barn where your lives will start new!

You’ll meet chickens and pigs and a peacock and goats
Who all came to live here on similar notes.

And though you’re afraid, we just want you to grasp
That your pain and suffering is now in the past.

At the Gentle Barn, you’ll be safe, a friend and not food
You’ll help us teach others to be gentle, not rude.

And soon we’ll have our special event
That’s sure to fill you with wonderment.

The Guests of Honor is what you will be
People will be in awe of your gentle beauty.

You’ll be loved and cuddled and fed yummy treats
Like pumpkin pie and sweet cranberries!

And afterwards the people will convene
Around a yummy plant-based meal out of a dream.

Our hearts and our tummies will be full to the brim
As we burst with gratitude from within.

A life of gentleness is what we wish for society
We’re so please to welcome you to our family!

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    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

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    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

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At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA