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 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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


As always, my darling (younger) but old-soul
sister stepped into the fray today with her gentle, sensible words.

"You have to get up every morning Sis and be grateful for all that you have.
Just know that you are taken care of."

And so I do...

And so I will...

We aren't there yet...but we have taken a major step forward.

So Sis...Yes, when I sip my coffee tomorrow morning I will say thanks
and I will be grateful.

and I will trust...just trust.

Thanks j.


  1. Whatever it is Jacqueline, I hope you can resolve it and get it behind you. Troubles always seem to work their way out and the good shines through.

    Lots of Best wishes to you.


  2. Lovely post Sis.
    That photo of us is hilarious...and for some reason I remember the sweater but not the car!
    And I LOVE that our little brother is watching over us!

  3. You are a sweetheart Chania...thank you. (Still haven't found the Ma Made Seville oranges yet. I called Commisso's but they haven't phoned me back and I popped into Sobey's, but no luck. I'm going to Toronto on the weekend, so I will try Fortino's on the way up.)

    I remember that car V! No was like trying to haul a truck around corners! What was Mum thinking!
    In all the years I've had this photo, and the thousands of times I've looked at it, it wasn't until posting it that I noticed David in the background...strange huh?

  4. I love the photo of the two of you together and little brother. You have been so much in my thoughts today J. Hope everything will go well for you! Molly xx

  5. LOVE that photo! Having a sister in this world is a wonderful thing! Thinking of you J. xo

  6. That photo is so beautiful of the three of you...surely header materiel perhaps on a birthday. Always a mystery to me how some people are old wise souls but are younger than me J.

  7. Thanks Molly...loved your Christmas are another Christmas Angel..seems I meet a lot of them here in Blogland.
    Trish...yes, sisters are precious, as you would know too.
    Olive...perhaps...we don't have very many photos of us as children. Seems our parents didn't value photos as memories, so the ones I have, although not in the best of shape, are precious.

  8. I have a sense that you are always too hard on yourself!

  9. Wish I could say it was true John...but everything that is going on is entirely in the hands of others. If I were just beating myself up, Sister-V, would be the first one to tell me to 'pull myself together'!


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