Loving kindness…..

I had a lovely date on Friday night and as I stood at my front door his smiling face came round the hedged corner and he said ‘Hello, hang on a minute I have something for you’. He disappeared again briefly and to my delight returned with an armful of flowers rustling in floristry wrap. There are now filled vases in every room of my happy bubble (even the kitchen) and my favourite Lisianthus are on my desk beside me as I work. His loving kindness flows in like the sunshine this morning.

There was an interview on the radio yesterday and I sat knitting and listening. A young man was talking about the influences in his life and he mentioned a very good friend of my brother. I had an instant flashback to the happy wedding of my brother and heart sister on a beautiful summer’s day. We all sat on rugs having a picnic out of baskets and I met my brother’s friend for the first time. My heart memory of him is after lunch he arranged the baskets and made a great leap frog game up for the children and their laughter filled the air. We have stayed in touch and he gifted my daughter and I tickets to go and hear him play a few years later. I reached out to him yesterday to share my heart memory and he replied with loving kindness.

A sparkly friend has recently spent a few weeks in Cape Town sharing her yoga and massage skills with different groups out there. There is a wonderful picture of her in a school doing yoga with the children and a young soul was so caught up in happiness, she has her arms wrapped around my friend. The joy of that moment in time is heartfelt and can be seen in their faces. We have shared my love of Africa and I am delighted that she was able to experience it for herself. One morning she sent me a video of the garden in Cape Town as the day started and her loving kindness poured through.

A highly acclaimed author gifted his time and ran a writer’s workshop in Liverpool last week and I was blessed to have a place on it. To share time and get the sense of pure skill from a man who is passionate about what he does was magic. As I shared the feeling of the experience with my gifted friend, who is a professor of creative writing, she made sure I knew that she is here to help me weave my book project together. Loving kindness from them both helping me to find my writing voice.

A quick flash of a memory came in then from a few days ago. A friend who drives a bus stopped the other day and opened his doors.

‘Did you just miss the 411 Jane?’
‘Yes’ I relied laughing.
‘Hop on, I’ll catch him up for you. If I don’t manage to catch him up, at least I can drop you off at the ferry and you’ll have a lovely view till the next one comes along.’

He did catch him up to the sound of applause from his passengers and gratitude from me for his loving kindness.

19 Responses to “Loving kindness…..”


  1. 1 dgkaye May 10, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful moments you experienced Jane. It was beautiful to read, I could almost hear the happiness in your voice. May it stay that way. ❤ xo

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  2. 5 Clare Pooley May 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    These happy moments really make such a difference to our lives, don’t they? I love the story of your friend the bus-driver – what fun! That bouquet of flowers sounds wonderful!

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  3. 8 jstansfeld May 9, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    This piece bubbles with love as all your writing does. Sometimes such exuberance also results in lows but you seem to transcend such moments – congratulations. The flowers are awesome – miracles in themselves!

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  4. 10 grandfathersky May 9, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Jane – I sense a real lightness of being here, seems you’ve not only caught up to the bus, but The synchronicity of the universe flows in you these days too. The lilacs are blooming here, sending their wonderful color and scent you way… Keep going!

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  5. 12 ianscyberspace May 9, 2017 at 12:08 am

    What an interesting and fulfilling life you lead.

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    • 13 Jane Sturgeon May 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

      You’re getting the highlights Ian! The techie issues on the systems I work on, the exhaustion from supporting people in emotional pain, life’s ups and downs….I flow with. Filling my marble jar with life’s loving kindness. Hugs for you. xx

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  6. 14 Al May 8, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Beautiful post, Jane. This guy with the flowers knows he has to be vetted by me, right? Love ya, sis.

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  7. 16 mysticaljourney May 8, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I always love you and your words. Awwwww!!!!

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  8. 18 Francina May 8, 2017 at 10:09 am

    lovely post, dear Jane. Kindness does go a long way .. have a wonderful day, lovely Jane ❤

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