Lily of the Valley, A Poem and Happiness Calendar

01 May

May 1st is La Fete de Muguet in France when people give their loved ones little bunches of Muguet, Lily of the Valley. Our Dear Friend Kath, to whom I dedicate my blog and who died far too soon nearly eight years ago, loved France and we holidayed with her and Charlie in Meysaac a couple of times. Every May 1st she would give me a little bouquet of muguet when we were close enough or send a card if we weren’t. As soon as we moved here, I planted some Lily of the Valley in a shady spot and have picked a couple of flowers each year in Kath’s memory. This year there have been many blooms and I have brought them inside to share with you all in a spirit of love and friendship and in memory of my beautiful, much missed friend.

For Kath, Lily of the Valley and Rosemary

My poet friend, Kim Ridgeon wrote the perfect poem for today and with his permission, I share it with you here.

Here is this month’s Action for Happiness calendar, helping  us all to manage ourselves in these very strange times. Stay safe everyone.

If you would like a clearer copy to print off please use this link


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10 responses to “Lily of the Valley, A Poem and Happiness Calendar

  1. Teacher Camille

    May 18, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    This is a very good content! Thanks so much for sharing, it helps a lot! 💛

  2. commonprose

    May 2, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Just downloaded the calendar. I’ve seen it posted before, but took a closer look this time. John and I will share it. Thanks, Sally.

  3. makagutu

    May 2, 2020 at 5:22 am

    I am going to share the happiness calender with friends.
    Stay safe too

  4. Vanessa

    May 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Loving your blog Sally in this strange an unprecedented world. Hope you are surviving OK. Stay safe Vanessa xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 2, 2020 at 8:16 am

      Glad to hear that Vanessa . We are surviving okay, lucky in that we have each other and a garden and live within reach of a country walk from the doorstep. We worry about family in London, Barcelona, Suffolk – all with an outdoor space but with jobs on hold.
      Are you Vanessa from choir? I hope you are doing okay too and hope, if you are, that we can sing together again very soon. Stay safe. 🙂


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