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Saturday, 30 January 2021

Be The One That Makes Others Feel Special



Hallo again everyone. It's a very wet and dreary day here in heavenly Devon.  I've faffed around a bit today (I'm pretty good at 'faffing' I'll have you know. In fact, it's probably one of my strong points!  Motivation...not so much. Patience....that's definitely a no-no).  Anyway, I digress - as it's the afternoon now and I'm just sitting around, I thought I would write another Blog Post.

Don't you just love the first quote above ?  Surely we can still be kind and civil to each other even if we don't agree on a certain subject?  What I don't like, is meanness, which can take many forms.... unkindness, unfairness, spitefulness, to name but a few. 



I have had a Twitter account for many years, but I don't actually use it.  Well, out of sheer boredom the other day, I delved into it very briefly. My goodness me, I couldn't believe the negativity that abounds there. People spouting  off about every subject under the sun, and I didn't come across one positive comment.  Wherever they came from, people seemed to absolutely hate the Countries they were living in. Now I realise that active Twitter users will be quick to point out that this is not the case - I can only speak as I find (or found!).  



I'm not on Facebook quite so much now as, because of the algorithms (no, me neither!) they use these days, sometimes Posts from my friends don't appear until several days later.  I use Instagram much more, where  there are so many like minded women, who post photos of their pets, their gardens, lovely images of their walks etc, and it just seems like a much more serene place to be. Everyone is very kind and always very encouraging to each other. Now I'm not naive - I realise that Trolls appear there as well, but I haven't encountered any. 



I always love to read the School Reports  of my grandchildren (that is when they were actually going to school), and, obviously. I was delighted when they had done well in their various subjects, but what I loved most of all, was when the Teacher used to say that they were always kind and caring towards their classmates, and considerate towards others. You can't ask for more than that, and I always used to tell them how pleased I was to read comments like that. 



Caring about others, and giving to others, helps us as individuals as well. Not only do we physically feel better, but our self-esteem benefits as well, if we can shift our focus to what is around us and not what is within us. None of us knows what may be going on behind the scenes as it were, in someone else's life, so, surely, it's worth going that extra mile to be kind to all those we come into contact with. 



So then, on that note, I will leave you once again. On a good note I had the first of my vaccinations yesterday on the COVID front. Onwards and upwards!!!

All quotes today courtesy of Pinterest.

Monday, 25 January 2021

The Month of January is Almost Over ....



Summer Memories Of A Garden In Full Bloom

The month of January is almost over, and I am very relieved about that.  I'm sure we're all mightily fed up with the Coronavirus at the moment. Suffice it to say that we are still in lockdown over here in the UK, and will be for a long time yet to come by the look of it, so we are all struggling a bit at the moment. That is why I have decided to concentrate on brighter things as I write to you today! 



The days are gradually starting to lengthen, and I am so looking forward to when I can start on my coastal walks once more.  It might be a few months yet, as we are not allowed to drive anywhere for exercise at the moment, but one day....At the moment, the footpaths would be far too muddy.  In fact, with all the rain and storms here in the South West of England, much of our coastline is eroding away, which is quite worrying, especially for those with houses close to the sea.  What happens then, is that the cliffs have to be shored up, sections of coastal paths closed and routed away from the sea.  The shoreline really does take quite a battering during these Winter months.  



For newer Followers of my Blog, I thought I would share some photos of my garden as it looks in the Summer.  Looking out of the window at the moment, it’s hard to imagine it being full of blooms.  But I know that time will come round once again, and even by the end of February, quite a transformation will have taken place, as new life starts appearing. The changing of the Seasons really are a wonder to behold, and I always say a silent prayer at the start of each new Season, that I am still here to appreciate it.  










Just looking at these photos has lifted my spirits, as I sit here enjoying a nice cup of green tea with lemon.  A garden can be hard work, but, my goodness, it’s worth if when everything falls into place. 



If you want to enlarge any photo, you can just double click on it.  I hope you’re all keeping safe in your own little corner of the world.   I know that there are a couple of my bloggy friends who are coping with certain things in their lives at the moment, and prayers are with them that all will be well.  Look after yourselves everyone.



Photographs are my own, apart from the quotes, and these are courtesy of Pinterest.com