Sparkles in a daily round…


It’s my turn to polish this week in our loved home. I’m sitting here writing to you all with the scents of polish and a cooling, freshly baked cake wrapping round the rooms.

Each day I go out to breathe in the fresh air and re-charge my batteries. I am often seen heading down to the seashore to take my wellies out for a splash in the sea and they love it! A few days ago, it was late afternoon before I managed to break away from work and head out. As I pottered down the promenade there was a Mum holding her toddler son’s hand as they ambled along, and as I came beside them, he turned and grinned at me. I reached out my hand and he took it. We all walked along together playing ‘One, two, three, wheeeeee’ as he flew between us. As they headed back to their car, I stood and watched a man walking his dog on the beach. The man had one of those ball throwing sticks and he would pause with the dog at his feet, then he’d throw the ball along the seashore. His dear dog stayed exactly where he was and looked up at his human friend, wagging his tail as if to say ‘Gosh, that was a good throw’. They both set off to get the ball, then the man stood poised to throw it again and off it went sailing through the air. The dog stayed at his buddy’s feet and carried on wagging his tail, looking up at him saying something like ‘You’re getting really good at this’. They set off and retrieved the ball again. The man repeated the whole exercise several times and the dog stayed resolutely by his side. It was priceless and I got the giggles.

I have radically changed my diet and will no doubt be talking about that in future posts, but right now I am getting the hang of it all. It means that I am a frequent visitor in our local shops. As I was being served yesterday, the lady at the till asked if I needed a bag. I held mine up and replied ‘No thanks, I am fine as I remembered to bring mine’. She commented that she always forgot hers in the car. I told her that I walk everywhere now, so mine was attached to me. Her reply pulled me up short. ‘Oh, I’m lazy and I drive everywhere’. I straightened up from filling my bag and looked at her and spoke straight from my heart. ‘I am sure that’s not the case. You are probably short on time, rushing to get a million things done and very tired. Please be kind to yourself’. Her eyes filled with tears and we stood for a minute as she talked and all sorts poured out. The lady, who was standing by her trolley behind us, joined in too.

My buddy, who works on the service that I have returned to work for, and I nattered this morning online as we always do when we’re working. We are all linked online in a private group and it makes a huge difference to our daily working rounds that we can share together. I commented that it was her loving care that had brought me back to work on the service and I was grateful to her. Her reply was ‘We felt that we could care for you properly Jane if you were back in the fold’.

So many sparkles in my daily round and it’s love, everything sparkly comes from love.

24 Responses to “Sparkles in a daily round…”

  1. 1 Peter Wells aka Countingducks March 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Lovely post. I’ve always wanted to live by the sea, but your post is so vivid it almost makes me think I am. Thank you for making your presence so real 🙂


  2. 6 Maxi March 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Your response to the woman who said ‘she was lazy’ filled my eyes, Jane. Yes, everything sparkly comes from love … and kindness. Many hugs, my friend.
    blessings ~ maxi


  3. 8 ianscyberspace March 4, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Loved the reference to the man and his dog. I could visualize the whole thing. Enjoy your weekend.


  4. 10 Mehala Singam March 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Lovely..everything sparkly comes from love and I guess the greatest love is the sparkle that comes from within you!


  5. 12 tornadoday March 3, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    It is truly amazing (and not really) how much there is to see (and feel) when we look…….when we open our hearts such that the world falls in………. I love this (and you) my friend. ❤


  6. 14 clarepooley33 March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I love your posts Jane! I am so pleased you are so contented with life now. Take care, my friend. xx ❤


  7. 17 1smiles March 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Love the sparkles…. and the tender loving care you’ve got in your life.
    Lov eand hugs,
    Jeannie xxxxx


  8. 19 journeyintopoetry March 3, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Well Im now streaming wirh tears; this post has moved me so much my precious friend. You are a sparkling gem ❤️ Xxx


  9. 21 Al March 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Lovely post. You seem to be faring so well in this newly chosen life and it shows up in your writings. I’m still chuckling about that poor man teaching his dog fetch. Makes one wonder just who the “teacher” was, eh?

    As a profound dog lover, I realize they teach us so much more about life than just fetch.


  10. 23 Tracey March 3, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Sharing your bright light as ever. Lots of love to you, Jane.


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