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Thursday, 20 May 2021

It Is What It Is

 

First, thankyou my dear blog friends for all your wonderful supportive comments. 

We cannot change the way a person chooses to act or what they choose to say, but we can control the way we react to it.

I am learning that things are what they are, it is what it is, and one cannot go back and change things that have happened.  I need to have patience, love, and forgiveness in my heart, and continue on with my own life.

With that in mind, I have been spring-cleaning my bedroom (in the autumn!).  Son helped me move the bed and drawers around (they are getting too heavy for me to move by myself anymore) and I have hung pictures all over the walls.

They are all paintings and photos that I love and that have good memories attached to them, the type of pictures that make me smile when I look at them.


The aptly-named Hope River in Canterbury


With the sun moving lower in the skies it is again catching my crystals hanging in the windows – for most of the day I have little rainbows scattered across my room whenever the sun is shining. 

More happiness 😊

Margaret xx

 

15 comments:

  1. It's good to know you are coping with what life is handing you. It's not easy at best of times.

    I wonder why we only refer to Spring cleaning and not Autumn cleaning. Seems to me they are equally important (or not) depending on the standards of a person. For some reason this whole time of no one allowed in our homes has made me very relaxed about housework. When restrictions finally are lifted I think we'll only have people over late in the evening and maybe visit by candlelight.

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  2. Sometimes the littlest change can cheer us up!

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  3. This is a bitter-sweet post and you are so positive and strong. Well, maybe not bed- and drawer-moving-wise 😉 - you know what I mean. xx
    I have many a pic of my parents here, of travels we made, of Bro and Nieces... So glad we can have this.
    To rainbows. 🌈

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  4. Do you know that part of North Canterbury well? F grew up in South Canterbury but has a feeling like she had some previous life in Mid-Canterbury's hill country. North Canterbury is where she started her working life and is a beautiful part of the country too. Good to read you have decided to choose to be happy.

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  5. Patience, love and forgiveness are the key to a more peaceful life - so glad you have found that... and glad that you can let go and look at caring for yourself and ensuring you are encouraged by a cheerful environment.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. It seems to me that the world needs lots of rivers of hope these days.

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  7. Your room sounds like a haven. Enjoy!

    I am glad you have some perspective about the issues which saddened you, Margaret. It can take some time to get there.

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  8. Little rainbows in your room sounds wonderful. I do hope things get easier for you to cope with. Seems like we all have things we have to deal with.

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  9. Hope today it works to leave a comment...
    When it happens to me, I do some cleaning and new things in the house but a lot of cleaning, not even dust!

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  10. Changing your bedroom around and cleaning sounds like the therapy you needed. Enjoy your paintings, photos and rainbows

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  11. Me alegra saber que estas animada. Besos.

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  12. So true about us being in control of how we react to things!!
    I always feel so good after getting a room all nice and clean!

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  13. I'm sure with your positive attitude, Margaret, you will work your way through your current family concerns. Never an easy time.

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  14. Thank you, that's a good reminder, I've been facing something similar lately too.

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  15. As you said it is the way that we react that is something we can try and control. Again, I hope that everything improves for you and that the shadow passes with time.

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