Last week, preparing to travel to Edinburgh in the snow, one of my children said to me "Mummy, you are beautiful, and you are brave". I was overwhelmed with an emotion I do not know how to express. I only share this because, if life isn't tough at times, we don't grow. If life … Continue reading Beam On
Several quotes and other writings that I have seen over the past week have prompted me to write a piece on the subject of flow in our lives. This has been an interesting personal challenge, as there have been weather patterns showing their otherwise faces and things breaking down or getting completely stuck, all … Continue reading A Study On Flow
It is the end of the second week in January. I look outside and see a thick blanket of mist covering the countryside, visibility only possible within the boundaries of our property. It might clear to be a beautiful sunny Winter's day later, but the weather forecast sounds gloomy. It is hard to be upbeat … Continue reading The Fruit Of Our Lives ~ A Testimony
No Benefit Through Enquiry – A Poem Do not ponder on the analysis of a situation, Do not delve too deeply into any question, Do not read and reread into any motive, Do not inquire into the meaning of a statement. Remain content with every answer, Remain dumb to double-purpose, Remain satisfied with unexplained … Continue reading No Benefit Through Enquiry – A Poem
Once upon a time, there was a little old house in the country. The little old house had seen many people come and go over the two hundred odd years of its lifetime, especially in the decades since the church of the land had sold it to 'ordinary' folk, some decades ago. Many owners had … Continue reading The House & The Holly Trees
This week I received a surprise greeting from WordPress, reminding me that the beginning of January marks the anniversary of the launch of my blog, The Holly Tree Tales. As has happened similarly in the previous two years, the reminder came with a little message saying: "Achievement Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered … Continue reading A Mindful Third Anniversary Of The Holly Tree Tales
If you have been taken through more life challenges than most, have faced higher mountains, and crawled through deeper valleys, it might be because you are being taught to be a Teacher ...
What a treat to see a writing prompt in the WordPress Reader today, inviting us to write on or feature the subject "Treat". It is a new year and already we are four days into it. I had hoped to begin 2018 by writing on the first day of the year but, as the … Continue reading What A Treat