One of the kindest things I can do for myself is to cut flowers for the kitchen table.
Life sometimes gets hectic, and I forget.
And of course this is when I most need them.
There is nothing quite so calming as to gaze into a flower’s depths,
To see how it is formed, and what’s holding it together.
We realise that there is more to life than our woes.
Sometimes there is light,
Sometimes there is darkness.
Sometimes there is peace,
Sometimes there is drama.
There is not much we can do to control what happens,
But we can control how we respond to it.
If we can act thoughtfully, and calmly, and do the wise thing for the next five minutes, this will serve us well.
We might even do the thoughtful, calm and wise thing for the next five minutes, and the next.
This blog is about living a thoughtful life. There is much to get us het up, and we are right to act when we see injustice. If we do this in a considered way, we are more likely to help others listen.
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