Magic moments threaded into the flow that we call everyday….


Laura and I having a loving catch-up in the garden under the morning sunshine. Bird song mingling with our loving laughter and shared confidences.

Opening each package to reveal a set of paintings created by Em. She wanted me to have her love on the walls of my new home, for my fresh start as she calls it. When I opened a set of two with mirrored heart images I dissolved.

Joy as Em and I watched Otis start to put weight onto his poorly leg, as the last rays of sun left the sky and Em stroked him. The look on her face is branded on my heart.

Each idea and job application hitting a blank wall so far and being seen as guidance by me, rather than rejection. Gratitude as these tweaks created space for me to have an idea in the peace of the early morning hours today. Life was breathed into that idea with a phone call first thing and I have let it go to see if it has wings.

Pepper waiting at the gate for me, (no.5 in the herd), so I could stroke her and chat as she walked with me while I did my morning head count. All present and correct. Unlike Sunday morning when they had gone walkabout because some unthinking soul had left a gate open! I eventually found them, but not before I had walked across numerous fields and telephoned a neighbouring farmer and his wife alerting them to the herd’s plight with these lines….

Me:’Good morning, I am so sorry to call you this early, but I have a slight hiccup here as the river gate was left open and the cows are missing’.

Farmer’s wife: ‘How many Jane?’

Me: ‘The whole herd.’

Farmer’s wife: ‘The WHOLE herd??’

Me: ‘Yes!’…..

Bless them for being so kind on the phone. We all laughed with relief as I carried on talking to them as I searched and spotted the herd calmly tucking into the delights of a new corner in a hitherto unreachable distant field! As I approached talking to my charges, they looked up as if to say ‘Gotcha!’ The farmer thanked me for getting him dressed, albeit in haste, and they made absolutely sure that I knew I could call them at any time, for whatever reason. Loving kindness from strangers and a growing desire in me for a quad bike.

Laughter and clucking as I shared my morning museli with happy hens.

Peace to sit and write to you all.

I dwell in gratitude knowing that everything is exactly as it is meant to be. Dreaming with hope, and without expectation, I am free to flow with the magic of life and love.


24 Responses to “Magic moments threaded into the flow that we call everyday….”

  1. 1 robbie August 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Hello fav person, one would say that losing I cow would be careless, 2 would be a concern but the whole herd …… oh dear what would James Herriot say. I hope that your latest idea finds it’s wings, there’s always the taking in ironing to fall back on. Let me know if you get stuck and I’ll send a food parcel (or my ironing – a T shirt) ;o) x ps Beryl lost her rear lens this morning round the M25 somewhere


    • 2 Jane Thorne August 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      I owe you an email Robbie, but things are happening at such a pace it’s hard to keep up! Hugs to you my lovely friend. xXx ❤ now what to do about Beryl's lens? Cuddles for baby George Xx


  2. 3 bardessdmdenton August 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Love reading your posts, Jane, and thank you for the beautiful reminder at the end of this one. Love and light. Diane XO >3


  3. 5 elenacaravela August 1, 2014 at 4:07 am

    A beautiful heart you have:) A lovely post, Jane.


  4. 7 Maxi July 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Heart-stopping moment when the herd disappeared, Jane. You had to be over the moon when they showed up. Thank goodness you have wonderful neighbors who are there for you.

    It is a joy to hear that Otis has begun to put some weight on the bad leg. Prayers that he heals completely.

    And more prayers that your “idea” comes into full bloom.

    hugs n blessings ~ maxi


    • 8 Jane Thorne July 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Hello lovely Maxi, there are many gifts within all this and a sense of peace…loving peace. Soft hugs and much love flowing to you and your girls my lovely. xXx ❤


  5. 9 ianscyberspace July 30, 2014 at 2:06 am

    That would be a major stress!


  6. 11 tornadoday July 29, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I’ve often wondered whether most women get to where they need to be by starting out with no idea of where they are going? How is it you can get so far from where you’d planned, and yet (and yet) find it was exactly where you needed to be. Life is truly magical, connected by the fragile threads of chance, circumstance, and a belief in something just beyond the tips of our fingers. ❤ I love the life you're creating in these moments of breathing out and in, Jane. I love you. ❤


  7. 13 1smiles July 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I love hearing your adventures and challenges and the way you overcome them. You are a loving inspiration to all of us.
    Sending you love and hugs for your day,
    Jeannie xxxxxx


    • 14 Jane Thorne July 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      I love you Jeannie. You are my ‘running mate’ and we sure do flick our capes together. Is that goat still getting on the roof of your car? ❤ xXx


      • 15 1smiles July 30, 2014 at 1:35 am

        Actually as we speak, the goat is eating all of the cat food. The kitten can’t even get a nibble.

        Things here are falling perfectly into place. Good recommendations at work, housing is coming together and best of all I got baby snuggles today from my newest granddaughter. Blessings all over the place! Much love and many hugs to you Jane.


  8. 17 grandfathersky July 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Ah so it is. Each dead end, each turn about points us in a new direction to something greater in life. Too often we don’t see it except in hindsight. But it is always to our benefit. Blessing for your day and continued healing for Otis.


  9. 19 smzang July 29, 2014 at 11:37 am


    I’m up early mulling over what I saw as a problem.
    Having read this wise and lovely piece, I realize the only problem
    is expectations. Too allow the free flow is to know peace on the
    way to completion. Another huge thank you from me.

    Have a super day!



  10. 21 journeyintopoetry July 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Ooh thankyou! Looking forward to receiving it ❤️ Xxx


  11. 23 journeyintopoetry July 29, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Oh my gosh Jane what an experience for you!! This is yet another piece of writing that shows your love and compassion for life. And it is so lovely of you to share your ever unfolding journey with us, the way all those pieces of jig-saw seem to fit, then maybe need to be changed and how some things lead unexpectedly to others. Keep writing my lovely friend! Love and teapot hus ❤️ Xxx


    • 24 Jane Thorne July 29, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Good morning Chris, it is always lovely to hear from you and thank you for your love and ever-continuing support. I have something to email you today, just polishing it now…much love and hopeful cups of tea together to you. ❤ xXx


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