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My Dad, Generosity and Kaffir Lily

17 Dec

1  It is ten years today since my lovely Dad died and, of course, he still leaves a hole in my life. This morning in our newspaper was a lovely piece by Lindy West about losing her Dad three years ago. I found it heart warming. Click on the red link to read it.

2   In the midst of some horrific news this week comes a beautiful reminder on the inherent goodness and humanity of people. I loved this story of a student in Preston who slept rough herself to repay a homeless man’s kindness to her. Another heart-warming story for you.

3   We have some colour in the garden as the Kaffir Lilies begin their winter show.

Kaffir Lily

Kaffir Lily

 

 

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3 responses to “My Dad, Generosity and Kaffir Lily

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    December 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you for the links, reading them keeps our own lives in perspective 🙂
    Beautiful photo as well!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      December 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      You are so right, Uru. It makes us glad for what we have and more aware, perhaps, of what we could be doing.
      All the best to you this Christmas. I find it hard to think of Christmas in the summertime! Enjoy your beautiful mid-summer weather! 🙂

       
  2. calvin

    December 18, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Neeks, sent me this when my father passed away. Its is an interesting site. http://www.dayswithmyfather.com/ Thought you might find it interesting as I did. Doesn’t help the void though but feeling the hole is far far far better than feeling nothing I think.

    Hard to imagine something growing outside for me this time of the year. I’ve never heard of a Kaffir Lily.

     

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