Monday, 11 June 2018

Small and wonderful things . . .


"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But who gets excited by a mere penny?...It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. what you see is what you get." ~Anne Dillard

A few of the small and wonderful things which bring untold joy into my life. It's the small things in life which truly mean the most. Simple abundance . . . it's the best.  

All this beautiful sunshine we have been enjoying.  It has been just fabulous.  Warm and sunny and the garden is exploding in a riot of colour and activity. Everything is in bloom! 

Our strawberries are ripening. Won't be long now until we can have a small feed of them.  Hopefully the slugs won't get to them first.  We haven't had a lot of slugs this year, but we haven't had a lot of rain.  Plenty of garden snails however, which the birds love to eat. 


Sweet dreams that had me waking up in a really lovely mood this morning.  I was with my mother in my dream and we were doing something together.  I can't quite remember now what it was, but it was nice and I woke up feeling really contented. I love my mom so much. She is my best friend.  I don't think I appreciated her as much as I should have done when I was a child.  I hope that she knows how much she means to me. I try my best to make sure she does.  

Being able to forgive people.  That doesn't mean that you forget . . .  there are somethings that others do to you will probably never be able to forget. Forgiving means however that you no longer allow those things to have any measure of impact or importance in your life. You just let them go.  Some things are a bit harder to forgive than others, but it is possible to forgive all things.  Forgiveness is healing. 

The capacity I have for being able to find the joy in every day.  That doesn't mean that every day is a good day, but it does mean that I am able to find some good IN every day.  I no longer chase pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, or numbers, etc.  I just simply do whatever I want to do, every day.  If writing brings me joy, then I write. If I feel like baking, cooking, sewing, knitting, whatever . . .  I do it and I find joy in the present. I have learned to say no to the things I don't want to do and to embrace the things I do want to do and I do them just for me, because I like doing them.  Not for any other reason.  I no longer have the desire to be the best at anything.  It simply doesn't matter anymore.  If it brings joy into my life or into someone elses, and if it is pleasing to God . . . . then that is all that matters to me.  Once you remove the pressure to meet the expectations of others, life becomes exciting. 

 This has been my mantra for 2018 and it has made a difference in my life.  Its nothing new. Its something I read/heard/believed a long time ago, but always struggled with.  Accepting that there are something you will never be able to change and putting them behind you, is a step forward. Making positive change where and as you can, is a step forward. Letting go and letting God . . . is a step forward. 

Living the unceasing prayer.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to pray without ceasing.  That doesn't mean that you spend all day, every day on your knees, although certainly there are times when you do need to be on your knees.  It means that you carry a constant prayer in your heart . . .  that you carry God with you always.  As we move through our days, we acknowledge Him in all things.  Thank Him when things are going great, look to Him when they aren't, never forget Him. If someone comes into your mind, say a prayer in your heart for them.  Silent prayers have the capacity to be some of the most profound prayers we ever offer. 

In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct your path.
~Proverbs 3:6

You can't go wrong!  

Belly rubs and snuffles.  They're the best. I would never want to be without a pet. They add a beautiful measure of joy to one's life.  Uncompromising love. Love without borders or limitations.  Oh if we could all love in that way, what a different world we would live in.

Knowing that each day which we are given contains the option of a new beginning if we so choose it.  And the choice is ours to make. If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life always awards you with the opportunity for a new hello.  

Having someone special to share all of this with.  I am blessed. 

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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In the English Kitchen today  . . .  BBQ Chicken Sandwiches for two.  Small sized recipe, no waste and oh so delicious.

Have a great week.  I hope it is filled to overflowing with small and simple wonderful things!
Don't forget! 

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 and I do too! 



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks very much Monique! I am not perfect and have my moments, but I do,try! Xoxo

  2. Your post was very inspiring today. Life is wonderful. So much to be thankful for every day. Hope you have a great day ! Happy Monday!

    1. Thanks very much Pam! There is much to be grateful,for each day for sure! Xoxo

  3. Wow, Barbecue Chicken sandwiches look so yummy! I can't wait to try them.
    I really loved your post today. Such lovely thoughts and a lot of wisdom in your writings today. I loved the quotes and you do have such a positive attitude that I always love.
    Thank you for these thoughts today; I am going to ponder more upon many of them.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way sweet friend!

    1. Thanks very much LeAnn! You are a lovely lady with a positive mind also LeAnn! You always inspire me as well! Love you to bits! xxoo


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