Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

the ABC's of Life







A...accept differences

B...be kind
C...count your blessings










D...dream
E...express thanks
F...forgive
G...give freely
H...harm no one
I...imagine more
J...jettison anger
K...keep confidences
L...love truly
M...master something
N...nurture hope
O...open your mind
P...pack lightly
Q...quell rumours
R...reciprocate
S...seek wisdom
T...touch hearts
U...understand
V...value truth
W...win graciously
X...xeriscape
Y...yearn for peace
and
Z...zealously support a worthy cause.

I recently found these ABC's of life written in the home of a dear friend, and thought how wonderful it would be for our children to learn the alphabet through our daily actions of these words.

10 comments:

  1. I wish I could adhere to the list.... I am just not nice a person!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is a compelling list. I do not pack lightly nor jettison anger quickly enough I fear.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thats a really nice post,Toms comment made me smile did he want B replaced with Bollocks!! lol or was he saying bollocks to Johns comment please explain Tom.Always a good read your bolg,thanks for sharing this. Carole xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well, I suppose I am adhering to the goals of my favorite letter with Project Genesis! though five are my also my favorites.

    F
    I
    V
    E

    xxx,

    z

    ReplyDelete
  6. A nice sentiment and lovley way to teahc a child.

    And.....there is not explantion for Tom.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh I worried even as I read this that Tom wasn't going to like it...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Both, Blessed Life! I'm just feeling a bit naughty tonight. No harm meant, and no hard feelings! (I just felt a 'Desiderata' moment coming on, and wanted to dispel it. Isn't it great when your swear words are picked out in a nice, tasteful font?) X

    ReplyDelete
  9. Tom...B IS FOR... be kind!!!
    now go stand in the corner and repeat to yourself...
    "Go placidly amid the noise and the haste
    and remember what peace there may be in silence' 1000 times.

    ReplyDelete

Go on...make my day...

There was an error in this gadget
Related Posts with Thumbnails