Thursday, June 28, 2012


This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Hamlet Act 1 scene 3
William Shakespeare

Welcome to Thursday evening in my little corner of the world when the evening has brought another cold night - but it is winter and we have to expect it.

Today has been a sunny day but with a cold wind - a wonderful day to hang laundry out in the sun and get it all dry.  Such a nice feeling.

My thoughts and prayers are with our American Friends who are going through dreadful fires and we here in Australia know the damage and anguish that they can cause - praying for cooler weather and rain for them and a turning of the wind in directions as needed.

Today is "Thankful Thursday" and I have so much to be thankful for ~ for my health and for the health of friends, who despite being under stress are still coping with the health aspect of their life.  I am thankful for the growth of plants on their way to spring - some of my bulbs are peeping through and showing me that winter will pass and that spring will soon dance on our stage.

I am thankful for the strength and character of friends who live this quote to the letter - they are true to themselves and and true to everyone.   They are kind and compassionate and caring   I am pleased to see this compassion in action and it brings me much sadness that others do not take seriously the value of truth.

I saddens me that it takes a crisis in lives to bring out the good and the not so good in people.  There are those who do not step up to the bar and accept the responsibility that is theirs and leave it to others.   There are those who after the hard yards have been done step in and exclude the very ones who have been there doing the work and caring.  It brings me to tears the hurt that can be caused and the suffering it brings to kind and compassionate hearts.

Some people are quite false and live behind a veneer of niceness and when challenged are appalled that we have seen through their sham.  There comes a time when it is too late to say the things that should have been said and with that comes regret, and again they live behind the veneer of grief and exclude those who have been there through the entire journey.

It pleases me that I can say of my friend that "this above all" there is truth and honesty, dignity and kindness beyond words and that there is confidence in his heart that he was there at a time of very great need.

My week has been filled with talk of hospitals, doctors and hospices and people hurting and I am thankful to be here to be a comfort and reach out in tenderness to ease the pain and anguish that thoughtless actions bring about.

I know these pains and hurts will ease, and there will be forgiveness but forgetting is another issue - there is no switch to flick to make the hurt go away and it is an honour to be able to be a support during these difficult days.

These are the musings of my heart - a heart which hurts to see someone I love treated so badly and to only be able to reach out in comfort.

Thank you for visiting and reading ~ these ups and downs are part of life and I reach out with love to all who are hurting.

Please remember these words:

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Love and hugs,

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