Lorraine at “Flower Lady’s Musings” posted these words yesterday, and when I asked if I could please use them on my blog too, for you all to read, sent me the most lovely email, with “ Yes” and more, Lorraine is one of my many special friends here, and her words each day are so positive, her grief was and still is there for us to share, and we continue to send her comfort when needed. Her garden flowers show nature’s beauty, the ongoing work outside and inside , show her inner strength, the words her faith.
Her darling Mark would be so proud, and I’m sure is smiling as he watches from the wonderful place he has reached in Heaven.
Thanks Lorraine, a shared quotation for us all to read .
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order,
confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow."
Here the turmoil continues, but is easing, once decisions are made, the hardest part is maybe somewhat over, and what better reason to sort out, tidy up, give away, sell or pack for later. I am a true hoarder, and I’m sure will find so many “ goodies” saved for a later/rainy day.Well, that day has arrived and they will be examined very carefully, and sent to the appropriate box. The gazebo provides a quiet place to sit.
My quotation of the day, author unknown
“True friendship is not seen through the eyes, but the heart,
it is not measured in days or years,
real friendship is shown in times of trouble,
and prosperity in your life is measured,not by wealth,
but by friendships that last forever.
Greetings from Jean