Do you know what #holiness is? Sometimes in life we wonder why we feel drawn away from the crowd, why things that others are doing does not feel right to us and holds little appeal. Sometimes we find ourselves alone in situations where it would be easier to go with the flow of the many, but … Continue reading On Holiness
It is the beginning of a new week and I thought I would take a moment to still my mind and take stock of the present ... now is a present and the present is now. When we are slain by difficulty or pressure, squeezed into other people's deadlines and commitments, pushed by life into … Continue reading A Gratitude Moment
We sat way up in the heather hills, nibbling our daughter's deliciously crisp ginger biscuits, chatting as a foursome while the sun went down, marvelling at the rainbow that had only moments before arched in magnificence over us. Alone in the hills, we four and our hound, the powerful, full, rainbow seemed a promise … Continue reading Evening In The Heather Hills
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
When we feel heard and valued, we find that we can do amazing things. Have you found that even the most optimistic among us begin to falter and slide, when integrity is challenged by the judgement and misunderstanding of others? I have seen this happen to people with great promise, who have been put upon … Continue reading When We Feel Heard And Valued
For those who regularly read the articles here, you might have noticed lately that a fair amount of poetry has been featured on The Holly Tree Tales' blog. To my surprise and increasing pleasure, the poetry has received a growing audience, which is greatly appreciated. One never knows what might appeal to others to read. … Continue reading Poetry At The Holly Tree Tales
In January 2015 I began the technological challenge of building a blog. For a few years before that, friends and family had suggested that I take my communication to a wider audience. Over many years, indeed since my teen years, people have suggested that I write my story and create stories out of my experiences … Continue reading Why Do I Have A Blog?
This poem was originally written without a title; a second version was written a few years later, given the title “Hope Regained”. This is the original version, with title added. * Hope Regained All alone, inside ice cold and sad tonight, here in this empty room; Listening to the sounds of passing cars and … Continue reading Hope Regained ~ A Poem
If your life is fabulous, be grateful. If your life is difficult, be grateful. Life is like the tides, everything moves & changes. * Whatever you are experiencing right now, know that it is only a matter of time before it passes. If life is going well, grab it with both hands and enjoy every … Continue reading Life Is Like The Tides
I recently received a message from someone I have never met, whom I learnt has had a very challenging life and has a very sad childhood story. The message was so heartfelt and so grateful ... it moved me beyond tears ... this post is a result of receiving that message. Apparently my 'being real' … Continue reading Courage To Be Real