Yesterday I spent much of the day in a workshop group learning all about needle felting. It was a day well spent, for I was with others and being creative.
I made this…
We often forget how it feels to simply be.
To be oneself.
To be with others.
To be happy.
To be quiet and still.
To simply be!
We have forgotten…be kind, be kinder.
We are oft times unkind to ourselves.
We can never fully know or understand what others are struggling with, yet we all know the value of a kind word, a caring call or a shared coffee.
Being kind opens the door to personal happiness.
Body wellness is centred around being kind to oneself…something many of us never really think about…especially if we have others to care for.
In the past I have often posed the question, “who cares for the carers?”
Kindness changes everything.
This was the abiding message in the famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” and yes, Rime is the correct spelling!
Being kind and casting a blessing on ‘slimy’ creatures, allowed the mariner to be freed from the corpse of the Albatross.
It is an epic poem and one worth reading, for it is a marvellous story and lesson.
What a lovely message Colette. And I love the piece you created. Blues and greens are my favourite colours.
Marvellous. Just looking at these photographs brings such a feeling of complete peace.xxx
The picture causes a calm restful feeling. Beautiful picture.
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The Dalai Lama said, “Be kind whenever possible…and it’s always possible.” Thank you for a beautiful and quiet post, Colette; I’m a big fan of the Romantic poets. I think I’ll reread “The Rime…” today.
~~Nancy of The Bonnie White Hare
Lovely, peaceful simplicity! Joyful
Your home and garden look so peaceful, it’s nice to be looking in from the outside.
It lets you reflect on what can be done to create a little haven of peace and tranquility in this increasingly turbulent world.
I sometimes get the most pleasure watching my cat snoozing and observing the world go by.
He’s got it right!
Stunning eye candy and bliss, from the photos. Your felt piece is beautiful, with stars and greenery, the whorl of life’s eddy, red life blood throbbing through, and water streaming along – never ending. Was it intentional? Nothing of import left out. Thank you for sharing!
Your felt piece is lovely and your garden is looking wonderful…It is so lovely to be quiet in a group and just be. Also to contemplate in a lovely garden as well..Blessings
Simply by reading these words of wisdom, and seeing the beautiful photos of Bealtaine Cottage gardens, helped me to feel calm and centred. The reminder to be kind to oneself as well as to others is so important. Your felted Celtic Spirals piece is lovely!
Kindness is all around in Bealtaine Cottage. You spread nothing but kindness and beauty. Thank you! ❤️
Your post is lovely, I’m glad you shared your inspiration with us. Just. Be. Kind.
Colette, Your kindness in sharing Bealtaine Cottage to all the world is beyond measure. There is no possible way to count the number of lives you have touched by your photos, words of wisdom and praise for Mother Earth. May we all take what we have gathered and pass it forward.
Oh Colette those photos are just stunning , you are such a natural at taking them . I love the poem . Iv done needle felting once I made a little mouse . It doesn’t cost anything to be kind and one small act of kindness can make a big difference to someone and I think it’s just a lovely feeling when you can make someone happy . Thank you once again Colette for the beautiful post. Blessings to you all xxxx
I remember the Rime from high school English class. That’s been a long time. Thanks for reminding me afresh.
Thank you, Colette. What a lovely way to begin my Sunday.
Lovely… images and words… thank you. Love and Blessings.
Kindness is the ambrosia of life indeed. Good advice. Take time to just Be. Love and blessings.