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Spring

Posted by Jan on 25 September 2012 | Comments

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On the first fine weekend in several weeks I've volunteered to take the children's session at our Quaker Meeting. Arriving by bike, enjoying the spring morning, I look around for a theme that would let us get out of the small room where we had held all our winter sessions.

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Gratitude

Posted by Jan on 17 September 2012 | Comments

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When my mother bought a new lounge suite she was so pleased with the salesman who helped her find just the right one that, much to his surprise, she went back a week later with a chocolate cake. There was laughter and banter and both people felt good about the interaction.

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Befriending

Posted by Jan on 9 September 2012 | Comments

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On my noticeboard is a small square of yellowed newsprint with a note addressed to me:

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You shouldn't say 'should'

Posted by Jan on 3 September 2012 | Comments

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My swimming coach chides me gently: 'What I hear most from you is “should” as in “I should be able to do this by now”. Be with what is.'

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