You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will,
But the scent of roses will hang round it still…Thomas Moore
‘Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life. ‘Ekhart Tolle
‘The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others’Erik Erikson
‘The secret to happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less’Socrates
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself over the course of this pandemic it’s that it is perfectly possible for me to be happy enjoying less.
Life has definitely shrunk somewhat over this past year and a bit, become smaller, more intimate and focused much closer to home, and I find I’ve got so used to it now I’m not sure I want it to be that different going forward into the future.
I’m truly enjoying spending so much time at home, especially in the garden, and there’s something timeless for me in sitting outside in nature, curled up on my garden bench in the sunshine, relaxing and reading and drinking a refreshing cup of tea… ❤
‘Life begins the day you start a garden…’Chinese Proverb
‘You can’t ride with the cops and root for the robbers’Rep. Jamie Raskin (D)
‘Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness’Carl Jung
When kindness is shared, it grows ❤
We picked up a pack of 10 of these lovely postcards in our local Lidl supermarket and sent them out to various Scottish friends (those we inevitably haven’t seen for a while due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions across the country) for St Andrew’s Day on 30th November 🙂
‘A life filled with love must have some thorns, but a life empty of love will have no roses’Anonymous