Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street

Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street
Summer days will surely return.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Gently does it.

Stephen had a late start this morning at work - an appointment at an Alpaca farm - fun! So he came with me to collect the Christmas meat - 2 turkey breast "butterflies". I had requested an 8am collection slot and it seems everyone else had too! Standing in the queue, people watching, some folks were clearly very very stressed and tired and fed up. No-one was nasty or anything, but some just looked low & care-worn. An elderly man got in a muddle with his trolley so a couple of us helped him out.

On the way home I said, "It doesn't always bring out the best in folk, does it, this Christmas thing?"

"No!" Steve agreed as countless drivers cut each other up on the roundabout.

Of course we do not know the problems and stresses others have.

Amidst all the jolly there is stress and I pray for peaceful hearts and calm minds.

Today I am changing bed linen, vacuuming bedrooms and then I shall iron, watching programmes on catch up TV that I have missed. Gently, gently; hoping all will be well.

And there will be many tea breaks (I don't like coffee)..........


Yup - it is the season of the dreadful joke!


  1. You have a kind heart. Many people bustle around one another and don't even notice the care worn faces or the hunched shoulders. Bless you, sweet Lynn. Yes, many breaks for tea! Yay!

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  3. Hi Lynn, just caught up with several days posts, I too am on the magic B12 jabs, every 8 weeks forever, and have been so for about 13 years now, still get tired sometimes, but nothing like before I was diagnosed. I hope that you have a lovely Christmas with your family. Ali from Ludlow xx

  4. Lovely thoughts - corny joke. :-) I think this is the time of year especially for thoughtful. We got caught up in the mad rush at the mall (where we NEVER go) but everyone was polite and gentle as we eased our way round the traffic, buses and foot traffic. I find out town (well, guess you could call it a city, 110,000 people) is one of the most civilized and courteous places we've ever lived - rarely do people get impatient while driving - everyone is slow and polite - it is a delight - though the traffic is generally a fright because roads, streets and freeways were built 20 or so years ago when the population was about 19,000 people - and no new roads or streets - so plan ahead, as they say - you can't get there from here. LOL