In this special moment in life…

I love this poem, it encapsulates my philosophy in life. I discovered it in 1985 when visiting a friend at Canterbury University, it was written on a scrap of paper pinned to her bedroom wall. I copied it into my special book where it stayed private until a few years ago when I stitched it a cross-stitch picture. The doves and the sea came from a design illustrating the ‘Footprints in the Sand’ I just changed the writing.

In this special moment in life…

Think freely. Practice patience. Smile often. Savour special moments. Live God’s message. Make new friends. Rediscover old ones. Tell those you love that you do.

Feel deeply. Hope. Grow. Be crazy. Count your blessings. Observe miracles.
Make them happen. Discard worry. Give. Give in. Trust enough to take.

Pick some flowers. Share them. Keep a promise. Look for rainbows. Gaze
at stars. see beauty everywhere.

Work hard. Be wise. Try to understand. Take time for people. Make time for yourself. Laugh heartily. Spread joy. Take a chance. Reach out. Let someone in. Try
something new.

Slow down. Be soft sometimes. Believe in yourself. Trust others. See a sunrise. Listen to rain. Reminisce. Cry when you need to. Trust life. Have faith. Enjoy wonder.
Comfort a friend. Have good ideas. Make some mistakes. Learn from them.

Celebrate life.

Jan Michelsen

In this special moment in life

In this special moment in life

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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