Where do we find peace?

November 19, 2019

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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“WHERE DO WE FIND PEACE? PEACE IS IN THE ROSY SOFTNESS OF A NEW DAWN BREAKING. IT’S THE SOUND OF THE WIND ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN PEAK, THE QUIET AND MYSTICAL BEAUTY OF A SNOW-FLAKE DRIFTING SILENCE DOWNWARD TO A LAND BLANKETED IN WHITE. PEACE IS THE ELUSIVE KINGDOM OF THE SOUL.”

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We did it, Mum

November 6, 2019

The Grief Reality

Dear Mum,

We did it.

You’d be please to know that, for the first time ever, Peter wasn’t late. I fibbed and told him that the taxi was booked for 7am to give us 30 minutes buffer time in case he was his usual slow self. I think we should have implemented this plan years ago because it worked a dream and he was on time! He bought a bottle of Bucksfizz to toast at breakfast. He was so honoured to be invited and he beamed when I opened my certificate.Distinction.

Dad came to my graduation this time as well. He put on a suit and set off early in the morning to be there. I could tell he was proud of me, and I was thankful he came.

The first time, you saw me in my cap and gown you cried and pulled me in for a…

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sonnet 116 by Shakespeare

November 4, 2019

Rosie Blog

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved

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“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

October 29, 2019

Craig's Quotes

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos”  # – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=when+you+were+born+craig+lock

+ my tribute to mom at her funeral

http://www.momsgarden.wordpress

RIP, dearest mom

You rest whilst I work (for a change!)

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The Sound of Silence (by Simon and Garfunkel)

October 25, 2019

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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“Where do we find peace? Peace is in the rosy softness of a new dawn breaking. It’s the sound of the wind across the mountain peak, the quiet and mystical beauty of a snow-flake drifting silence downward to a land blanketed in white. Peace is the elusive Kingdom of the Soul.”

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The Music of My Heart

October 9, 2019

Blooming Heather

It’s always around my mother’s birthday that the tiny pangs of sadness turn to harpoons of loss. She was the soundtrack of my life. The old playlist still makes its way into my consciousness more often than you might think for a grown woman. Yet, I cannot imagine so many of my life’s experiences without acknowledging my connection to them through a reference to her. When not permeated with music from the radio or record player, I could be sure to hear her lilting voice ringing through the quiet. Even now, when at a loss for what to say or do, I see her whispering in my mind’s eye – an attitude, some advice, encouragement, humor, some ridiculously silly thing – but always uniquely Máireád.

At her memorial service at her job, the troubled boys she worked with spoke of her always remembering their needs. She was like that. Her…

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The Story of the Cracked Pot

September 27, 2019

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THE STORY OF THE CRACKED POT

“A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years, this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

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“Our minds are the soil in which our thoughts germinate.”

September 10, 2019

Mindpower (The Amazing Power of the Human Mind)

Young Plant Growing In SunlightThe mind can be a battle-field!

“Our minds are the soil in which our thoughts germinate.”

so sow good positive thoughts…always!

Flower bulb great

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From tiny acorns giant oak-trees grow.”

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My Happy Place, my garden…

August 23, 2019

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Gardening is a passion that feeds more than just my soul.

It is the doorway to my home, the jungle for my three kitties and  a veggie patch for myself,  neighbours and anyone who needs fresh herbs.

Ideally, I wish I could have adopted the little park next to me. Sadly, yet another land grabbing investor has gotten his hands on the site to make way for  ugly boxy looking houses.  Gone is the spot where the children played soccer. Gone is the feeding grounds for the heron and gone is the grassy green patch that I hoped to plant my sweeping bougainvillea in.

I have had to restrict myself to my garden, a spot I can happily while away my precious time.   For a small investment, the  benefits are plentiful. I do not keep flowers in the house, I have only to look outside to have natural bouquets…

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“Lord, Grant that I may not so much seek to be loved as to love.”

July 31, 2019

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“Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace…”

“Lord
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
not so much to be understood as to understand
and not so much to be loved as to love.

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
but God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=4etBXY-pJPfTz7sPk6Ch2AM&q=assisi++moms+garden+craig+lock&oq=assisi++moms+garden+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.12…11193.51915..54935…1.0..1.341.12151.0j2j42j5……1….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j35i304i39j35i39j33i10j33i10i21j33i160.oNf2YjQAOF4&ved=0ahUKEwjPnYyM8t_jAhX36XMBHRNQCDsQ4dUDCAo

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
St. Francis of Assisi

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