The magic circle you draw around you and keeping your balance within…

Very wise family friends of my parents, who lived in Africa many years ago, had a saying and it still holds true today; ‘Draw a magic circle around you and yours and place other people’s stuff outside it’. They would do anything to help anyone in need but nothing came in and disturbed the peace in their magic circle.

I awoke this morning to bright sunshine and ducks playing amoungst the lupins and messing up the seeds that I had planted yesterday – bless them. Em hung out of her bedroom window watching as our ‘boys’ left the ducks alone and I kept an eye from the garden path in case it all ‘kicked off’….it didn’t and we agreed that the time was fast approaching when we could comfortably keep chickens here. Much happiness for us girls to come from that decision and delicious cakes with fresh eggs. I made cups of tea and Em and I curled up in my bed and we nattered. There has been a lot coming at us lately and we have learnt together that we do not have to sort everything out nor take it all on board and some things are for other people to deal with. Unintentionally (I am being kind in some instances) people will lean on you and if you can help, great, but if not, it is perfectly acceptable to leave the issues with them.

Em and I have gone through a lot to get to the place where we are now; there is peace woven into our home, we love our ‘boys’ and frequent feathered visitors; the little ones and their parents are an important and much loved part of our family unit; we have a great circle of family and friends who are treasured and always welcome here and the overriding feeling in this home is one of love.

We have drawn a magic circle around us and it is brightly coloured and sparkly.


2 Responses to “The magic circle you draw around you and keeping your balance within…”

  1. 1 granny trish May 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Not exactly tears but very close. I’m too pleased for you to weep. That advice still holds good today and we try to live by it even now. As you know a big interuption has entered my life but I refuse to let any nasties come into our home. Ducks indeed!!!! love GT


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