Dalai Lama, Book Spines and Periwinkle

19 Nov

1   These important words from the Dalai Lama came into my inbox today:

If we are demoralised, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems. If we only pray for a solution, we’ll not solve our problems. We need to face them, to deal with them without violence, but with confidence – and never give up. If you adopt a non-violent approach, but are also hesitant within, you’ll not succeed. You have to have confidence and keep up your efforts – in other words, never give up.

2   After a busy weekend with the Grandchildren, we have come home and decided to decorate the sitting room!  As I cleared a bookshelf, the beautiful tooling on the spine of these little books caught my eye.

Golden spines

Golden spines

3    I love this very pale Periwinkle flower, flowering in the bitterest of winds today.





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7 responses to “Dalai Lama, Book Spines and Periwinkle

  1. Flowerpot

    November 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Lovely words by the Dalai Llama – what a wise fellow!

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    November 20, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I love the effort put into such a thing as a book spine…why not make something as beautiful as we can…

  3. Julie

    November 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Great words, beautify books and a very pretty flower – I loved your post today. Thank you.


    • mybeautfulthings

      November 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you. I’m very glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  4. makagutu

    November 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    That saying by the Dalai Lama should be printed and hang on church notice boards, maybe then the congregations will begin to start to do something

  5. Our Growing Paynes

    November 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Wise words indeed.


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