Comfort and kindness……


This is the lovely Tom, who graces the spirit world now, and I was blessed to spend some time with him a few years ago. He would sit beside my laptop as I worked, telling me stories about his day. It was important to keep an eye on him as he loved to sit on the keyboard and had deleted a lot of his Mum’s work that way! He loved my snuggle blanket and found such comfort there, as I did in having his company. ❤

I walked into Remember When this morning for our Thursday knitting group and I felt my shoulders drop and my breathing ease. The tearoom is decorated for Christmas, carols were softly playing and loving souls called out 'Welcome'. Usually we are quite a large group and there is much nattering and knitting too of course. Today was different, as there were only two of us for a while and we were joined by another buddy a bit later. As our friend came in we could see that she was agitated. A pot of tea and toast was placed in front of her as she settled down and started to talk. Within a short space of time her shoulders dropped and she started to breath a lot easier. Loving kindness created space for something magic to happen. In our safe space vulnerable stories were shared and the three of us drew close. Another friend joined us later after her dental appointment and she said 'What is happening here? How did this start?' I smiled at her and replied 'Listening. We have been really listening to each other'. Each of us had tears in our eyes. ❤


21 Responses to “Comfort and kindness……”

  1. 1 dgkaye November 30, 2016 at 4:12 am

    A beautiful, warm and fuzzy story Jane. ❤


  2. 4 frederick anderson November 29, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Companions who are with us for all too short a space and time. Friends who are with us for all time. We embrace moments, hold on to those precious jewels of experience in our quest for the diamond of perfect peace…and some of us are destined never to find it. Hugs, Jane.


  3. 6 ianscyberspace November 27, 2016 at 3:38 am

    In today’s busy world few take the time to listen.


  4. 8 jstansfeld November 26, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    A moving post – it is good when we can share special moments in our lives with friends, whether furry or not.


  5. 10 grandfathersky November 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    How true friends can take up a burden, carry that weight so everyone shares the load and the relief … Through this sharing our connectedness becomes apparent!


  6. 12 Marylin Warner November 25, 2016 at 3:35 am

    You have the formula for ending agitation, Jane: tea, toast, nattering and knitting. So simple, and simply beautiful.
    Such a wonderful alternative for tranquilizers and other meds, Jane. 😉
    I had a “Tom” once, only his name was Solomon, and he would knock pencils and pens around my computer and into my lap. Now Solomon is gone to but still remembered; I hope he and Tom continue their antics.


  7. 16 whip1up November 24, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    So sorry that you lost your buddy.


    • 17 Jane Sturgeon November 24, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Ahh thank you, but Tom was a friend’s buddy and I was looking after him for a few weeks, alongside his other furry buddies Purdey and Dolly. My friend misses him very much and I count my blessings that I had some time with him. ❤ Xx

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  8. 18 clarepooley33 November 24, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Lovely! What comfort it is when we are really listened to! Sometimes that is all the help we need in times of stress. To stop and listen to other people when they are in difficulty is the kindest thing we can do for them even if we can’t help in any other way.
    I am sorry you are in need of comfort Jane but I’m glad you found your virtual ‘snuggle blanket’ at the knitting group!
    Hugs and ❤ from your friend xxXXxx


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