Hope, Friendship and Humanity

09 Nov

On a day like today when the news from America has shocked many, the little beautiful things all around us become even more important. They help us keep our sanity, encourage us to be kind to each other and allow us to recognise difference, to celebrate humanity and to have hope and tolerance in our hearts.

I have planted more bulbs in my Suffragette garden today, celebrating those brave women who sacrificed so much to win us the vote. They represent hope for the future too when the purple, white and green will appear in our front garden in the Spring.

 I celebrate friendship too in the making of a pan full of delicious apple purée, the apples having been given to me by a lovely singing friend.

To all my readers and friends out there, hold on to your humanity, be true to yourself and find happiness and beauty in simple things and in each other. Love to you all.


Posted by on November 9, 2016 in Beauty, garden, Kindness


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6 responses to “Hope, Friendship and Humanity

  1. sarthe

    November 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    A sad day. Our American ‘daughter in law to be’ has been working tirelessly for ‘Democrats abroad’ in London, and today we mourn with her. As Shakespeare said ‘To thine own self be true.’

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Both my brother and sister have lived in America for many years and we have lots of nephews and nieces over the pond, all of whom are feeling the same sense of disbelief and despair. A sad day indeed. You chose the right Shakespearean quotation.
      Thank you for taking the time to join in the conversation.

  2. Susan

    November 9, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I cried this morning. But there truly are many beautiful things around us and I won’t allow anyone to blind me!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 9, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Me too along with a nearby friend who called in for a hug. But we will bounce back and we will stay strong. 🙂

  3. commonprose

    November 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Today is for mourning and reflection. Your beautiful things are a balm for the wounded soul.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      It is. It is hard to believe and bodes not well for the future.


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