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‘Over every mountain there is a path, athough it may not always be seen from the valley.’ ~ Theodore Roethke

IMG_0260Watercolour and Wax Resist by Martin King

This painting ~ by my husband Martin ~ illustrates how I’ve been feeling about the current situation in the UK. Enough has been said and written about last Thursday’s EU referendum, so I’m not going to add to the confusion ~ I’ll let the picture speak for me!

The quote above it (shared on Facebook by Serendipity Corner) reminded me that there is usually a solution to the most challenging of situations, even if we aren’t able to see that at the time.

So I’m focusing on the welcoming light in the little cottage and trusting that we will be guided safely over the mountain of chaos facing our country right now. May you be guided on your path too!

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Nurturing Thursday’ is hosted by Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. If you would like to learn more about it please visit her site.

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I’ve been struggling to write a ‘Nurturing Thursday” post all day. After last week’s flying kick~start, I appear to have slowed right down so in the end I gave up and decided to visit some of the blogs that I follow and catch up with my cyber~buddies.

It’s been fun virtually reconnecting, having a laugh and sharing similar experiences. When I read Sue Dreamwalker’s post about taking time out to play with her imaginative granddaughter, I remembered how it feels to cuddle my own Amazing Grace:

Grace and I Grace and I at my daughter’s 40th birthday party on Saturday.

I may not be the worlds most consistent blogger and I may be frustrated by that ~ but when that little free spirit runs towards me calling, ‘Amma!’ (her name for me) none of that matters, except for the love flowing freely between us and nurturing us both!

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“Nurturing Thursday’ is hosted by Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. If you would like to learn more about it please visit her site.

 

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shared on Facebook by Positive Outlooks

I know that if I skip my daily qigong exercises, eat foods that disagree with me, forget to drink enough water or try to burn the candle at both ends I end up tired, fractious and unable to function properly. So this quote by baseball player Leon Brown is particularly relevant for me ~ and for Nurturing Thursday!

Look after yourself!

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“Nurturing Thursday’ is hosted by Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. If you would like to learn more about it please visit her site.

 

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Design by Rob Ryan

The above Valentine card, printed on board made from responsible sources, was produced by The Climate Coalition ~ ‘an enormous group of people working together for action on climate change…..over 100 organisations with over 15 million supporters from all over the UK.’

You can visit their website at www.ShowTheLove.org.uk to find out more and to watch a ‘spine~tingling’ short film based on ‘A Love Letter From A Grandpa’ from author Michael Morpurgo to his granddaughter Mia, which is printed inside the card.

‘ …I wish for you, little Mia, and for all children everywhere, a world, a new world without war and waste, where children like you will be able to breathe in good clean air, drink clear fresh water, grow and eat only what we need, no more, learn to share all we have so that no one anywhere goes hungry.’ 

Although this is a United Kingdom initiative and Valentines Day has come and gone, we can still ‘Show the Love’, wherever we live:

‘We have to learn to  love our earth again, love her as much as I love you and you love me. For you and I, we are a part of this living planet, the guardians, part of the earth’s great family. 

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Nurturing Thursday was created by Becca Givens ~ to bring a shot of uplifting positivity to the blogosphere. To read her inspiring posts and learn about how to join in, please visit her inspiring blog On Dragonfly Wings With Buttercup Tea

 

 

 

 

 

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Shared by Evolver Social Movement on Facebook

This quote inspires me ~ particularly the use of the word ‘stumble’ in between ‘soar’ and ‘flourish’. It takes away the fear of so~called failure and frees us up to learn what’s right for us, so that we can live a ‘glorious life.’ 

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Nurturing Thursday was created by Becca Givens ~ to bring a shot of uplifting positivity to the blogosphere. To read her inspiring posts and learn about how to join in, please visit her inspiring blog On Dragonfly Wings With Buttercup Tea.

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Blue Moon Reiki on Facebook

This message follows on beautifully from the one I posted for Nurturing Thursday last week.

Cultivate and nurture your true self!

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Nurturing Thursday was created by Becca Givens ~ to bring a shot of uplifting positivity to the blogosphere. To read her inspiring posts and learn about how to join in, please visit her inspiring blog On Dragonfly Wings With Buttercup Tea.

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The preoccupation with being in other people’s gardens and tilling their soil and looking at what they’re creating keeps us off our purpose. We must learn to cultivate our own garden’  Dr Wayne W Dyer. 

 
My Secret Courtyard. 

I don’t know about anyone else but I find it all too easy to get sucked into the curious demands of 21st Century life ~ whether it be joining online campaigns against global injustice, having my say in local affairs or supporting the interests of  close family and friends. 

In the past my eagerness to be involved has led to burnout ~ which renders me quite useless and frustrated with myself. I’m learning to prioritise my time and respect my boundaries. It stands to reason that unless I do, I can’t expect anyone else to either. 

Given my enthusiasm for gardening, the above quote could have been written for me ~ encouraging me to allow others to get on with their lives, while I nurture my own ‘backyard’ and unearth my true purpose. I’ll let you know how I get on! 

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Nurturing Thursday was created by Becca Givens ~ to bring a shot of uplifting positivity to the blogosphere. To read her inspiring posts and learn about how to join in, please visit her inspiring blog On Dragonfly Wings With Buttercup Tea.
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