Discovering Farewell Somewhere close by, the frantic honking of geese Answered rudely by a sleepy donkey. The night sky was clear, the moon like cheese Our warm breath mingled, so that where we sat all misty. So much time gone by, in which to fill minutes with conversation, Yet we merely skimmed surfaces of our … Continue reading Discovering Farewell ~ A Poem
On Forgiveness, in life generally and from a Christian perspective ... Forgiveness is the starting point of any type of success, and is necessary every hour, every day. Forgiveness is one of the driving factors that prevent childishness, tantrums, delays, excuses, the laying of blame ... and all other forms of behaviour … Continue reading Forgiveness Is Key
What really matters is how much we love.
When people talk about others, remember that they are just as capable of talking about you. Be careful. When you notice that people have slipped into the shadows, know that they have not collected their facts. Be careful. When groups fall off the ledge of your life, know that they have been spreading rumour and … Continue reading When People Talk About Others
Friday Thought Gratitude, helping others, appreciating the abundance of the planet and doing what you can to tread lightly, sharing out of what you have, opening your mind to the possibilities of making a difference right where you are, trusting in divine providence, minding your own business, refusing to gossip, attending to … Continue reading Friday Thought ~ Break The Chains
People often mistake strength for courage, loyalty and perseverance. How often have we called someone 'strong', without ever knowing how many tears they've shed, how often they have had to grit their teeth and smile and take another little step despite the waves, how much they are hurting behind their determination to keep their heads … Continue reading A Little Note On Strength
"Erroneous statements come from erroneous beliefs." Think correctly, and we correct our attitudes, our words, our actions and our wellbeing with simplicity and ease. ~ : ~ Holly x [First published on The White Space http://www.facebook.com/thewhitespace ] Copyright © The Holly Tree Tales
Give up the concern for Man's opinion. Seek only to do what brings excellence and peace to your own divine relationship with your Creator and your Source of all ... and all else will follow calmly and simply and beautifully and well. Love will follow as you fully love, and all will take … Continue reading Give Up Concern For Man’s Opinion
If you feel the need to compete for someone's love, or buy your way into people's lives, wait and see what happens when you have nothing left to bargain with. If you choose friends by what they have, rather than who they are on the inside, wait and see what happens when your … Continue reading Love And Friendship Without Strings
This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of when I left my beloved Africa, to come to the United Kingdom, embarking on a journey whose road I could not see before me. It has been one heck of a ride.
The original version of this particular blog post, “Life is worth mastering”, was published in February 2015 (twenty three years after leaving Britain at short notice, due to the death by suicide of my husband’s eldest brother, returning again to live in the UK in 2006). This post has been reblogged by others, for which I am immensely surprised and grateful. I thank all for the tremendous support that my words have received.
Here it is again …
Blessings and love,
The piece below was written upon waking this morning, Tuesday 17th February 2015, and flowed from my pen as I allowed the words to ‘write’ themselves. The thoughts come from my own experience of life, and my own journey, but the flow of words was not controlled. I simply allowed them to be, just as I am learning to do.
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of my arrival in Great Britain, home of my ancestors, from the country of my own birth, South Africa. This month, February, marks the anniversary of the sudden and tragic death of my brother-in-law, an event which catapulted me to Australia, as a young bride twenty three years ago. Nine years ago, I returned to the United Kingdom once more, older, a little wiser and with a family of my own. This month, and this year, each hold enormous significance for me personally, as do several other…
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