The wind beneath our wings…

I saw an oldie but goodie this morning and it made me chuckle. Thank you, Debby and Sally. ❤

Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly, on a broomstick. We’re flexible like that!

Yesterday I played hookey and went with lovely friends to visit a wonderful converted old mill in Flintshire, North Wales, where all the stone buildings are filled with yarn, fabrics and craft supplies. There is also a restaurant selling yummy homemade food on-site, which will not come as a surprise to any of you.

The day was filled with support for each other while we chose the things we needed for future projects, bounced ideas around and at times were bent double with laughter. Plus, there was a sale on, so the bargains we found were a bonus.

Welsh rarebit for lunch added to the wind beneath our wings.

We ended the day sharing coffee and lemon drizzle cake back home in the conservatory of a clever lady who creates animals from her imagination that make you go ‘Ohhh, will you look at that!’ Her lovely buddy sparkled as she talked about the things they used to make together and it was obvious how these two souls have been the wind under each other’s wings for many years.

Today I had a tricky situation that flowed through my morning. Before I would have gone quiet, internalised it, hashed it about, stewed on it and made myself feel thoroughly ‘Yuk’. The re-vamped me reached out to my buddies and they flowed their wind under my wings. I managed to maintain a calm exterior, stop anything inciteful from leaving my mouth, handled it and stayed in my space of grace. The soul with a tendency to dramatic wind then passed on through and all settled back down again, without upset.

My Granny used to say that the older you get the more important your girl friends are and those are wise words.

Thank you girls for being the wind beneath my wings. ❤

50 Responses to “The wind beneath our wings…”

  1. 1 frederick anderson October 19, 2019 at 11:06 am

    It does sound as though your day was rewarding overall, Jane, and the disturbance to which you allude passed off without incident – I’m glad, but I do recommend a small brick in the handbag as a reliable standby option. BTW, I too have experienced a similar reaction after Welsh Rarebit…
    hugs galore!

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  2. 3 Ian Dark October 15, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    You tell a good story . I’m looking forward to the publication of your first book !

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  3. 5 Clare Pooley October 12, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    What a wonderful day out to the craft suppliers! Good company, good food and lots of bargains! I am so pleased you have supportive buddies to whom you are able to turn when in need!
    Love and hugs XXxxXX ❤ ❤

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  4. 11 dgkaye October 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Hello my Lovely. Thank you for another beautifully inspirational post, and thank you for the lovely mention. ❤ I'm so glad you are busy doing happy things with friends. Your grandma was a wise woman – the older we get, the more we appreciate those dear girlfriend relationships. ❤ Hugs flowing to you. xoxo

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  5. 14 Eric Alagan October 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    “the wind beneath my wings” >>> what an apt description for my buddy, Jane 🙂


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  6. 16 Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. October 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for the mention Jane and I am so pleased that you had a great day and found the warmth generated a prompt to lighten your concerns. I agree that finding those that are the wind beneath our wings is an essential talent in these modern times.. In the blogger daily later today..hugsx

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  7. 20 watchingthedaisies October 10, 2019 at 9:39 am

    What a perfect way to spend a day out with friends. I love your expression “The soul with a tendency to dramatic wind.” May they find more inner peace too.

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  8. 22 Nancy October 10, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Such a lovely day…
    …and old girlfriends are the best!

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  9. 24 ianscyberspace October 10, 2019 at 2:26 am

    So good to have close friends like that. 🙂

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  10. 26 JoAnna October 10, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I have found this to be true about the growing value of girlfriends. Even for an introvert.

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  11. 28 Bette A. Stevens October 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Girl friends are treasures beyond measure…they know just how to mend our wings and broomsticks. Let’s keep flying with our friends– or as you put it so wonderfully, Jane– “Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly,…” Hugs! xo

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  12. 31 robertawrites235681907 October 9, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    What a great post, Jane. It reminds me of Bette Midler’s great song:

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  13. 33 grandfathersky October 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Nothing like a day away and out with friends, laughter, and new ideas! Thanks for sharing your joy, and your emotions … helps us stay grounded! Hugs …❤️

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  14. 35 Jane Stansfeld October 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    To have such lovely friends you have to be lovely yourself – congratulations.

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  15. 37 Jill Weatherholt October 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    It sounds as though you had a perfect day. Your granny was a wise woman, Jane.

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  16. 40 Jacqui Murray October 9, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Both stories–lovely. And I’m so happy you have good friends who are there for you. That’s invaluable.

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  17. 42 John W. Howell October 9, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Great to have friends, Jane. These sound terrific.

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  18. 44 Writing to Freedom October 9, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Kudos on your friends, choices, and wind beneath your wings. Fly on Jane.

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  19. 47 smzang October 9, 2019 at 1:29 pm


    The day with your friends sounds wonderful.
    What you say is true. Girl friends are precious
    and for sure ‘the wind beneath our wings.’
    (one of my all time favorite songs!

    Have a blessed day!


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  20. 49 Jane Sturgeon October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Thank you, Sally, for your kindness and support. All much appreciated. ❤ Xx


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