Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog comes from the heart, right?
Waved farewell to such a smashing bunch of ladies yesterday, after a fab first two days. The artwork they produced yesterday was pretty exceptional, I must say. There’s nothing quite like it for me; watching their sheer delight when they create something excellent. Lots of Hi-5’s yesterday, lots of beaming faces. It was very, very gratifying. And there were so many newcomers to Clarity! Ladies who had never been to a retreat. I do hope they got what they came for.
Up with the skylark this morning, in readiness for the second group. There’s a nip in the air. So I’m wearing my favourite sweatshirt until the sun comes out later. Needs ironing, but – whatever. It is lovely and soft and warm. Found it in a shop at an airport. Got one for Grace too, to wear round New York. SPREAD THE WORD, I say!!!! Had no intention of buying anything. Just wanted to get to the gate and catch a plane home. Saw the sweatshirt hanging in the window – and both veered straight into the shop.
It is, you know. Well, yes, you probably do. Being kind IS cool. I learned a long time ago, that the reward for being kind is just that. Feels good to do good. Please don’t misunderstand me! I am not putting myself out there as some kind of cake baking saint, cos I ain’t! But I do TRY to do and say the right thing every day. Sometimes I fail miserably, and hate myself for it – which again proves that being kind is cool.
Do people take advantage of you when you are kind? Rarely, but it does happen. But that’s not the point. That’s their issue. I can’t not be kind just in case somebody exploits me! Bit of a contradiction in terms there!
There is so much strife and aggression all around us, so much inconceivable evil in some quarters, that life for many can become daunting – even frightening. Don’t you feel powerless over it too? It seems the world is going completely bonkers, and there’s absolutley nothing I can do about it.
Or can I? In my little world I can! Therefore: my mission today is to spread a little love and joy in Ditton!
So this sweatshirt really spoke to Grace and me! I bet it speaks to the guests at the retreat too! I know many of those coming today, and they are -without exception – kind, generous and loving people. How lucky am I, to know so many good folk?
Must dash! Got to go to the shop. Have run out of Tuna Mayo again! When will we figure that one out?!?!?
Love and Hugs