Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Friday, September 10, 2010


The rubbish in our life continues and today has been especially disappointing.  For one brief moment in time, there seemed to be light at the end of the tunnel.  However...not to be.

So, I went for a walk to cheer myself up and to run some errands, one of which was to drop off a pearl earring at the jewelers on the High Street to be re-affixed to its post.  Heather, the owner, had done this for the other earring a couple of months ago, so I dashed in and presented the second one.

She said she would do it right away and, as in the first instance, refused to charge me.  I said I had to give her something this time, so she me a cup of coffee. The front of where her little store is located is a coffee shop, so off we went and I bought her a coffee.

Now here comes the point of the I was about to leave Heather said thanks for the coffee and as she did, she leaned in, took my hand in hers and kissed me gently on the cheek.  Her hand was warm as was her face as she pressed it to mine.  Instantly, I felt better...on some level Heather must have read that I needed this expression of affection and encouragement.

I keep asking myself what is the lesson I am being presented with in the turmoil of my life right now and after today I think it must be that there is a hundred good people for every bad one and there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  So I have to trust and be patient and know that this too shall pass.


  1. Good for Heather and God Bless you Jacqueline and have a loveley weekend in spite of it all. big hugs♥olive

  2. God knows what we need, who we need, and angel named Heather was just what your heart needed at that moment it seems, I love when those gifts come along our way.

    May things brighten up soon Jacqueline...♥
    xo J~

    btw- beautiful header!

  3. J - I'm so sorry that something in your life is proving to be such a trial. I so hope things improve soon. Heather sounds a lovely person to have around. Friends are so ..... so special! Love Molly xx

  4. Whatever it is J, I hope it is over soon and you can get this monkey off your back.


  5. Thanks everyone your support is genuinely appreciated...this isn't going to go away finding someplace to file it is what I really need to do.

  6. I hate being this enigmatic...but if I told you the details, I'd have to shoot you!

  7. Heather sounds like a lovely lady :-) How lucky that your earring needed to be fixed!!

    Have you ever seen the "free hugs" video on YouTube?? It's so awesome. I posted it on our blog if you'd like to check it out:

    Have a good weekend,

  8. I have seen it's lovely Nothing better than being soothed on a physical level. My hairdresser tells me we all love those head massages because it reminds us of when our mother's stroked our heads when we were kids.


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