Sunday, 31 August 2008

What is a Weed?

What is a Weed - it is no more than a beautiful flowering plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered !

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

A very Special One

There is a pain that's burning
For you've lost your precious one.
And you will wonder how you'll cope
Through days and nights to come.

Believe there is an answer,
And it lies within your heart,
For that is where he/she is now,
And you'll never be apart.

In time, with help from those around,
The pain will soon become
A glow of happy memories,
Of your very special one.

Sunday, 24 August 2008


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.........
It's about learning to dance in the rain...............

Saturday, 23 August 2008


There are many things in your life that will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart....pursue those...

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Dust if you must ......

Remember...a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath it.

'A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.'

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just
Perfect - 'in case someone came over'
Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and
Having fun!
NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the 'condition' of my home .

They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I
Was away living life and having fun.
If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it!
Dust if you must ........

But wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?!
Dust if you must, but there's not much time . . . .

With wine to drink , rivers to swim and mountains to climb ,
Music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must,

But the world's out there with the sun in your eyes,
The wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around, again.

Dust if you must ,
But bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind. . .

And when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Soul Armour

Thought about my armour last night, talking to Sue, and came up with a fish. Never transparent, but completely water-tight, can only be completely at home in own environment - sort of sounds like me. My craft room is my own environment - I constantly lose things, get totally frustrated at times, but it's mine and I can close the door on my mess, because it is just that .......MINE !!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

If tomorrow starts without me ......

If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above ,
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, 'This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.'
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
and since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart '

Love and Friends

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.

Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you.

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

Don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff.

BEST FRIENDS are the siblings God forgot to give us.

When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your BEST FRIEND will be there.

Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them.

The beginning of a new me.

This is way out of my comfort zone. It is an exercise of soul searching - finding the inner me, the real me, the bit that wants to be wanted for myself, not for what I can do or give ........the purely selfish bit of me, because I share too readily with others, but not this bit .........

It will eventually become a book - a real journal - landscape not portrait just to be different - so all those of you who visit me are more than welcome to come back as you will and observe what I have found out about myself, and because I am so new to all this, any help you care to give or comments you care to make will be greatly appreciated ....

I was inspired by two very wonderful people, whose blogs are amazing. Their collages are so beautiful and their work inspirational. Enough gushing.......

The first two pictures describe me - good days and bad days. I suffer from arthritis so those of you who also suffer, know about good and bad days. I have called them Magic Moments and Mind Games, you will see which is which ......please enjoy them..