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The Summer Day

Posted by Jan on 10 March 2013 | Comments

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I have Mary Oliver's poem 'The Summer Day' on my noticeboard. I re-read it from time to time. It seems very apt just now when our summer has extended into March and every warm day invites us to make the most of it and enjoy being outside while we can. Tidying up my garden, walking alongside the sea or on the beach or just taking a book outside to sit under the plum tree are all good things to do with a few spare minutes - or longer.

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Caretake this moment

Posted by Jan on 21 January 2013 | Comments

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I visited a friend this morning and over green tea and homemade biscuits I said how much I'm enjoying summer days spending time with friends, or swimming, reading and gardening, but that I worried that I lacked a sense of purpose. She told me how an older woman had said to her that looking after yourself, your environment and your relationships was surely enough. It makes sense. I've always believed that if each of us did just that, all these small circles would join up and create a peaceful world.

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