‘A Daily Re-adjustment ‘

During these periods of very hot weather I have learnt that a daily re-adjustment is necessary. The day begins- and ends – with a refreshing coolness -and I need to take advantage of those times – use them to the best of my advantage – doing the things that may prove too difficult as the…

‘In My Element’

These words – ‘in my element’ – were resounding in my mind – singing in my heart – as I worked in the garden yesterday – and my soul was filled with joy. I found this quote – which seeks to explain what ‘being in your element’ is all about – “Being in your element…

‘The Old Red Phone Box’

There’s an old red telephone box – in the middle of our village – it stands there with pride – holding memories of times past – bringing to mind the purpose for which it existed – and although that purpose is no longer needed – it still plays an important roll in the life of…

‘Think On These Things’

During these past few days – as we were expecting – and then experiencing – such high temperatures – the news seemed to be full of ‘doom and gloom.’ So often it seems that the topic of so much news and conversation – focuses on difficulties faced -and fears of what might happen – and…

‘Live In The Present’

I woke this morning – with a phrase going through my head – ‘Leave the past – and live in the present’ and I found it very pertinent – as I switched on my computer – to discover that the draft I had written yesterday – for this blog – had disappeared again. This was…

‘Drop Words Of Kindness’

I came across this phrase – which I had jotted down some time ago – “Drop words of kindness on yourself” – and it spoke to my heart. It made me think – how so often I’m hard on myself – speak harsh words – critical words – instead of speaking kindly to myself. I…

‘Sharing Life’s Journey’

I’ve just had a few days away – spending them with a friend I had not seen for about 23 years – and it’s been such a special time. Apart from the many trips out – long walks – conversations on numerous topics- all interspersed with much laughter – the main value for me –…

‘An Excellent Service’

I was recently planning a trip- on a long train journey to visit a friend – the journey entailed changing trains at one of the biggest train stations in the UK – so I was quite nervous about that prospect – and also the fact that it’s simply impossible for me to carry and lift…

‘Take A Moment’

One day – while visiting my friend in Scotland – we found this large stone – at the top of a hill – and the words written on it resonated with me Take a moment to behold As still skies or storms unfold In sun – rain – sleet or snow Warm your soul before…

‘Live Honestly’

I’ve been thinking a lot recently – about just what is means to ‘live honestly’ – to have the courage to ‘show up – and let myself be seen’. So much of the time I ‘put on a front’ – smile through my pain – pretend all is ok – when it truly isn’t. There…