Sometimes it’s totally impossible to “fight” for yourself….sometimes the only way to survive is to “fight” for others.
Sometimes the battle can only be fought on your own. For those who do battle alone; those are the most dreadful times when the people who truly care about you cannot help!!!!….in that “solipsistic” crisis you will feel alone.
Despite all that, in that moment of despair, know this…..
You are not alone.
(these wise words belong to Mark Robinson, my nephew)
Think a thunk of niceness
smile and have a laugh
take a nice long shower
or soak and have a bath
eat your favourite chocolate
drink your favourite tipple
treat yourself to cream cake
or double raspberry ripple
whatever takes your fancy
take it to extreme
and share it with your favourite mate
if only in a dream.
Spare a few minutes to view this delightful story posted by Bridget, The happy Quitter. Smiles guaranteed, oohs and aahs are optional!
Yesterday I attended the funeral of Colin John Muge, a man who gave far more than he took, a man who served his community in so many ways, a man held in such love and high esteem that there was standing room only at the lovely secular service led by his wife, son, and two daughters.
Colin’s daughter, Catherine, played this cello music for the entrance.
All the family spoke lovingly and bravely, and two friends gave heartfelt tributes. We heard “Everyday” from Buddy Holly, “Misty” by Erroll Garner, “Heart of Glass” by Blondie, the poem “If I Be The First Of Us To Die” by Nicholas Evans, and the exit music was:
Afterwards, around 50 people enjoyed afternoon tea at Colin’s house.
Colin would have enjoyed it tremendously!
A life well lived.
Farewell my friend.
Sending this seasonal, succinct, second hand sentiment because it is far better than I could have put into words. Happy New Year!
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
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Particularly at this time of year!
However, there is always lots to be thankful for. Family, friends, a warm home, good food, and YOU.
I’m really grateful for all of my followers, and for those that I follow, on WordPress.
I love the humour, the candour, the help, the advice, the comments, the really serious posts, the absolutely zany posts, the travel, the food, the photos, the recommendations. Some blogs I read every single word, some blogs I dip in and out of, some I visit infrequently. I consider you all as friends.
Thank you one and all, and may I wish you (an early) Happy New Year. I hope that 2018 brings good health, peace, contentment and as much success in your writing/blogging as you would wish.
AND THANK YOU