Saturday, 14 September 2013

With A Wave

Chris is away today on a short course. 
I have spent part of the morning mooching around Bosoms and have picked some late peas for tea as Meg sniffed around Winifred and William sat in front of the rabbit hutch..
I bumped into villager Stan this morning. the cheerful octogenarian was out for his daily two mile walk, and he stopped me briefly for a chat.
" You did well on your open day" he said and after I agreed, he added seriously "The Church thanks you for what you have done"
Stan is one of the worshippers at St Michael's, so it was a nice thing for him to say.
With a smile he carried on his way for twenty feet or so after we chatted, then turned and waved his hand
"God Bless You!" he called out strongly before walking away

Funny, I am not religeous in any way
but his good wishes moved me greatly

40 comments:

  1. good wishes go a long way. they always lift us.

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  2. I had a hug from an 80 yr old member of our village WI on Thursday night as she told me how much I'm missed at their Weds morning craft class. I'm the only young person in the village who has made the effort to integrate myself and even though they think I'm totally potty they love me for it. Means a lot that does

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  3. It's always those small moments.

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  4. I never know quite what to say when people say that; 'thank you' maybe?

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  5. It's those little things that make it all worthwhile.

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  6. I'll take a blessing from anyone. Don't care what they say, if it means something to them,it means something to me too.
    Jane x

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  7. From one kind heart to another.

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  8. I think you are blessed. Look around.

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  9. You are blessed indeed! Rich in friends and love :)

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  10. You are blessed indeed! Rich in friends and love :)

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  11. I agree with Jennifer. Stan sound like "the man" ~ he has it doesn't he?

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  12. I think you're "religious" in the only way that counts.

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  13. I feel the same way. I am not religious either but I respect other people's religion if it is true and good. I have a very old aunt-in-law who always says that she prays for our wellbeing and safety. Knowing that she fully believes in the existence of god and in the power of prayer (although I do not) I appreciate her effort.

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  14. Can you eat those Hostas? Hostas in the US are related to leeks. Great sautéed

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  15. How good you made many happy. Thank you is the proper response. We get back what we give.

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  16. I agree with Joanne....and that means you have a lot more coming to you! :)

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  17. I always thank the organizer for our community center " do's " after the event by email. I said the last one was so good & I'm looking forward to the Burlesque evening. I then asked if she'd book a Drag show as I really want to see one... she answered, " Lets see how the Burlesque goes down "

    It's always worth saying thank you.

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  18. I love that William has a friend in Winifred to sit and watch Mary with.
    I just love your village and a thank you always goes a long way.

    cheers, parsnip

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  19. He must have felt quite strongly about your contribution to, in effect, say it twice. Nice to feel appreciated. And I agree, being of different or no religion does not lessen the thought behind the blessing or prayers of others. Good people come in all forms.

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  20. Oh, yes. God bless you.

    Love,
    Janie

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  21. Recently found you..but I think I love you already! You love dogs, that is good enough for me. I have a mini schnauzer pup..13 weeks ..old dog died in June aged 16 ish. Ist pup..hard work in some ways but much easier than I thought it would be.

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    1. Welcome Francis , nice to have you aboard

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  22. Oh no! Winnie isn't going to be as daft as William staring at the rabbit hutch all day is she? It would be great to see a photo of them both doing this together! Stan sounds like a lovely old gentleman with good old fashioned manners.

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  23. I don't even believe in god, but a nice "god bless you" from someone kind means a lot.

    (I'm so glad I now understand what Bosoms you're mooching around in.)

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  24. Of course they did - they were obviously heart-felt.

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  25. I'm not religious either. But if someone says, "I'll pray for you," I am moved by that.

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  26. I understand how good that must have made you feel, John.
    My mother said this to me for years....maybe she felt I needed as many blessings that were available, I don't know. But I do know it was meant from the heart and it too made me feel warm inside.

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  27. My late grandmother always used to leave us with 'Good night, God Bless'. They were the last words I said to her when she was passing away. Words such as these are always a comfort, sometimes a compliment, but they show how much people care. And it is nice to know that people do care.

    You're a good lad, John!

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  28. Wonderful for him to do that, John. Yes.

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  29. It is not the words, but the heartful gratitude behind them.

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  30. Ah a sweet post. I needed that

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  31. Bless you indeed, John. Did you sneeze? Before or after?

    If my affection for you were a wet cloth you'd have to wring it hard.

    U

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  32. That's the good side of village life for you John. Alright, some folk will find the bad side but in my experience you usually get back what you give and that is certainly the case here. Lovely.

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  33. Good people have good hearts and your village is full to the brim of goodness....for me you seem to bring it all together like a big happy family. Humans, animals and love all around.

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  34. Not religious myself either, but during an iffy period of health one or two friends informed me that they were praying for me. I figured that at the very least they were sending positive thoughts out into the stratosphere, which couldn't be a bad thing. And the comfort of being considered worth blessing is very nice indeed.

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  35. That was nice. God bless you and Stan and all the lovely folks of Trelawnyd from me too.

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  36. Nothing matters when someone other wishes you well. For any reason.

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  37. Awww.... that was a sweet gesture, John... maybe he thought you needed a good blessing. ;)
    I've been reading back through your old posts to try to get caught up on what's been going on with you, and all of a sudden... WHAT???!! Winnie is just a babydoll!!! *squeeeal*
    Hope things are still peaceful with the pack.

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