Sitting at breakfast
a couple of days ago...
I noticed how red the kitchen blinds were.
When I drew them back the colour was incredible!
The sky looked to be on fire
and the skeletons of the winter trees
Looked like some alien triffids...
feeding and cavorting in it!
The spectacle only lasted a few moments
before the sky started to change
and it was hard to believe what had been before!
It made me think
of the way that we perceive things..
When I used to be counselling
it was very important not to make judgements
about the people who came to see me.
It would have been so easy
to immediately make a mental category for them
as soon as they walked through
Yet, sometimes, just a momentary
expression or part of their body language would
tell a different story
I also wondered how people perceive me!
I think I project a certain image
but others watch and see
a different me..
How often, I wonder, are we told
what people really see in us?
I am writing this as I ponder on
the impression that we make on others....
This morning three dear friends came for a visit...
it was good to see them
and I looked forward to catching up with them.
These last few years
I have felt out of things...
that people visit as a chore....
This morning I was firmly told how much I was valued
and how I might think that......
they came just for coffee
and because they felt they had to.
They said that was not so..
and they visited because they valued my judgement
and a safe place to air their concerns...
and gave chapter and verse of when I had helped
They said so much more...
and I marvel that they see in me
so many ways that I would like to be
but hadn't realised were there for others to see.
I'm not making much sense here, I'm afraid, as I try to explain but I felt I needed to write it down.
I wonder how you think people see you?
Do you realise how important you are to so many...
and how much you are valued?
I bet you don't and would try to shrug it off
whilst secretly wishing it were so!
I want to tell you that it is so.....
I'm trying to let you know that others see in you
things you only hoped and dreamed to be.
So hold up your heads today and know that....
you are special and valued
just as you are!
Just wanted to show you the two ripple blankets
that I have just finishes.
The pink is a cot blanket for a friend's granddaughter.
This one I started last week.
Thank you all for your help and encouragement
over my crochet learning curve!
I sent my mother
two of the crochet hearts I had made....
and she saw my Valentine's tree on the last post...
being my mother...
and not to be outdone....
she went straight into the garden ...
got her own twig...
and sent me a picture of her tree!
I'm sorry about the quality of the photo
but I couldn't download it from the iPad and so
had to take a photo of it.
Worth it...I'm sure you'll agree?
For those who are fairly new to my blog and haven't met my Mother....
she did a guest post last August