Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sunday thoughts . . .

 

Friendly thoughts are like wild flowers . . . they cost very little, but mean so much, both to the giver and to the receiver.  There is no wayside weed but makes the little world it inhabits lovelier and more fragrant for its presence.  Blessed is the traveller who happens upon it and is able to see and comprehend its message.

There is no friendly thought, however inarticulate or ill-spoken, that does not carry with it a two-fold blessing  . . .

 

From time immemorial flowers have been the sumbol of friendliness, of loving thoughts.  We cannot think of the Garden of Eden without thinking of the beauty therein and of all of the flowers which lived there  within its walls . . . and from that time, gardens have been trysting places for lovers and true friends . . .


The kiss of the sun for pardon 
The song of the birds for mirth 
One is nearer to God in a garden 
Than any place else on earth. 
~Dorothy Frances Gurney 

  

What one of us does not or has not experienced the meaning of friendship.  Indeed, we are all under happy obligation to the poets for expressing in far better words than we could ourselves, the thoughts and cares which we have . . .  friend to friend . . .  love to love.  How oft they do pen and speak our very thoughts and deepest emotions!



Posies from other men's gardens . . . thoughts on friends and friendships  . . . gathered for the pleasure of gathering, but also so that they may be passed on to others, spreading the love from friend to friend to friend . . .

"Friendly thoughts" take wing and bring happiness not only to you, but a message of friendship from me . . .

"Of all the blessings Heaven doth send,
Of all the gifts that life doth lend,
Of all rewards the utmost end,
Of joys the essence and the blend,
Here's to the one who'll not pretend
but is . . .  and stays . . . the steadfast friend!"
~unknown

  

Every true friend is a glimpse of God.
~Lucy Larcom 




We have had a bumper crop from our plum tree this year.  Today in The English Kitchen,  Plum & Almond Frangipane Bake.

Have a beautiful sabbath day.  I hope the sun shines down upon you and that you have perchance to spend some time with a friend, or hear from a much beloved friend in one way or another.  May you always know that  . . . .


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And I do too!



4 comments:

Suze said...

Good morning Marie. My Sunday has been blessed. It has been a quiet day but a happier one. I ask that you day be blessed with love and laughter. God bless.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've never had a plum pie, but it does sound delicious. The flowers are fast fading here and it won't be long till the frost will come and we'll only have falling leaves for color. We are to have a beautiful day here and I'll hopefully be having a picnic dinner in the park with family. Hope you have a wonderful day.

La Table De Nana said...

I'll be w/ my best friend:)
Have a great day!

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Suzan! God bless your day also! xoxo

Thanks Pam! We rarely see a frost here until November/December, if then. It doesn't really get that cold thankfully. I have seen roses blooming in December. Have a fab Sunday! xoxo

I hope you have a lovely day with your best friend Monique! xoxo