Monday, 25 August 2008

25th August
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anais Nin (1903-1977), author, diarist

If I am honest I am not a big risk taker but I have taken some risks
in my life and have enjoyed them.
Sue is obviously not willing to risk posing for me today!!!

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“The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step, making the first decision.”
~ Robyn Davidson
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24th August
"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
~Flavia Weedn; author, artist Colin and I are certainly picking up the pieces at the moment, after a very stressful few months. However, we are now feeling we are coming out of that period and picking up the pieces.
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“To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.”
~ Bernard Edmonds
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23rd August
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps have never been seen.
~ Robert Bresson This quilt was being made for Sue’s 21st Birthday.
That was well over a decade ago!
One day it might get finished and then will be visible to all
rather than hidden away in my workbox waiting the final
quilting stitches.
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“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
~ Anthony Robbins
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22nd August
"Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe"~ St Augustine It took me many years to start believing in myself and it was not until I met and married
Colin did I have the confidence to achieve things I had once thought were impossible.
He gave me the confidence to try and for that I will be eternally grateful.
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Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
~Norman Vincent Peale
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21st August
I say to the moment: Stay now! You are so beautiful!
~ Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThis is one beautiful young lady I love to come and stay with me.
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You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. ~Marie Stopes
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20th August
I expect some new phases of life this summer, and shall try to get the honey from each moment.
~ Lucy Stone
Enjoying the gradual return to good health is certainly a sweet honeyed moment for me this summer.
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“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.”
~ Walter Savage Landor
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19th August
The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.
~ Laura Wilson Candlelight is a soft and relaxing light that I love to let into my life especially when laying back in a bath full of bubbles!
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There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton

13 comments:

Minty Magic said...

Shirley I could go off you. Your photos are brill!! The jug with the drip is fantastic.

Cass said...

Fab photos.I love to light candles when in the bath too.The photos of you both with your grand daughter are just delightful.I'm so glad you're on the up.I had a bit of a rough month or two also.Here's to better times ahead!
Cass xxx

Steph said...

Stunning photos as always. really love the jug one too - I tried that and failed!

knitkath said...

Some fantastic photos for this week, hard to choose one above another, and they all fit the prompts so well!

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Some wonderful photos, and the very poignant journalling at times

Mary B said...

Some Lovely lovely photos here and beautiful responses to the prompts and one quote that you have used I have copied because it speaks volumes to me the one about beauty at 16 & 60 thank you Shirley

Rosemary said...

All thee qotes and pics are brilliant as always Shirley

Particularily like the 16 and 60 one had not heard that before

Inspiration Alley said...

I'm really glad that things are looking up for you and that Colin has helped you gain confidence in yourself. Your photos and quotes are, as usual, inspiring. They always help me.

domestic goddess said...

beautiful photos Shirley:)

kelly said...

love your photos! so inspirational as are your words

Beejay said...

Lovley photos Shirley. Love the one with you and your DGD.

Kay said...

Oh Shirley these photos are so perfect and the words make me smile and share your days with you. I love your responses and look forward to every entry. Hugs.

mandijane said...

Some fantastic photos....good to catch up:)