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Shame and inspiration

I pot plants (succulents, geraniums etc) and sell them to help raise funds when there’s a shortfall in subs to cover printing and postage costs for Positive Words and earlier this week delivered 20 to a sweet lady in her 80s who had just dug yet another garden bed in her yard (she has quite a few!) and needed plants to fill it. I’ll call you again soon, she told me, I’m sure I’ll be making more.

I’d been feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed after a busy weekend and she put me to shame! I certainly hope I’m up to digging new garden beds when I’m in my 80s :)

I came home singing High Hopes (Oops, there goes another rubber tree…) and if I feel a bit tired in future I’ll remind myself of that lady planting all her plants :)

What an inspiration!

Has anyone inspired you lately?

Random Act of Kindness


Today a really lovely young woman I’d only just met gave me this beautiful¬† Cyclamen :)

A kind and totally unexpected act of thoughtfulness . . . I will treasure it.

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness?

Green Fingers

Today’s prompt . . .

She had a green thumb.

Rather late because I spent much of the day taking advantage of some winter sunshine, pottering in the garden :)

In my case it’s more muddy fingers than a green thumb but still fun!

Going Potty


Today’s prompt…

Time to take cuttings from my favourite geraniums . . .  lots of new plants from old :)

You can make new stories and poems the same way. If you’re stuck for inspiration or your muse has taken an extended Christmas holiday, read through some of your old stories and poems, take a line or paragraph, plant it in your fertile mind, feed it with a cup of coffee and a little treat . . . and see what grows :)


One Man’s Trash…

Today’s writing prompt…

One man/woman’s trash is another man/woman’s treasure :)

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