Choose LOVE ❤️

Choose LOVE ❤️
I bumped into a stranger as he passed by.
"Oh, …excuse me, please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn’t even watching for you."
Oh, we were polite — this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said our good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My daughter stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked her down.
"Move out of the way!" I said with a frown.
She walked away, her little heart broken.
I didn’t realize how harshly I’d spoken.

Later that night wide awake in my bed,
God’s still, small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy
you use, But the children you love, you seem to abuse!

Look upon the kitchen floor,
You’ll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers she brought for you,
She picked them herself — pink, yellow and blue.
She stood quietly not to spoil the surprise,
And you never saw the tears in her eyes."

By this time, I felt very small
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by her bed;
"Wake up, sweetheart," I whispered and said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
She smiled, "I found ’em, out by the tree.
I picked ’em because they’re pretty like you.
I knew that you’d like them — especially the blue."

I said, "Daughter, I’m sorry how I acted to you today;
I shouldn’t have yelled at you that way."

She hugged me and said "Mommy, that’s okay.
You know I love you anyway."
I said, Daughter, I love you too!
And I do like the flowers — especially the blue."
Author Unknown

.。✿*゚ This I dedicate to my Daughter Karen, who I love and appreciate more than life itself.

💛💚Important point to remember for us Women ~
" Don’t betray yourself just because so many people are already doing it. Stay true to who you are and in time you will be able to discover the power, the beauty and love that comes from doing just that. Don’t be like everyone else, be like YOU!"

.。✿*゚And on the note of ‘being yourself and friendship:
You feel like you can’t be your true self because your true self is either offensive, undesirable, annoying, narcissistic, nerdy, or simply not good enough. So you hide things and carefully maneuver the relationship so you can remain on good terms and somewhat enjoy yourself. But it’s exhausting. You are doing so much work to keep someone happy who doesn’t even appreciate the entire tapestry of YOU.

If you are playing a version of yourself to appease somebody else because you feel obligated to do so in order to dodge punishment and sustain the relationship: you are friends with an adult bully.

🌺 Update: 8th April 2017
Yes I know, there’s more updates than photos ;-))) well, this one is to say … taking time away, to enjoy Spring … and off on holls to Greece soon. Can’t wait !!! very happy…
Happy Easter dearest friends 🙏💝

uuurrrm, it’s actually Rhodes I’m going to … (claims my know it all Daughter, lol) … well, I always thought that was Greece … oooops, and not actually flying until mid May !!! I’m not safe to be let out 🙁 😂

🔔 Update: 15th April 2017
~~SHE SAID YES 🎉😄🔔💝❤
Just received message from Son Stuart and girlfriend Sarah… from Paris ……….he took her on a romantic ’30th birthday’ weekend- to propose !!!!!!!

"""" Bonjour Ma et Pa, Cava?
She said yes!! 😎
I proposed last night after
dinner by the river Seine
on the bridge overlooking
the Notra Dam!"""""

Oh,…… 🙏💕❤️💝🔔🎉🎊

Update: 5th June 2017
Katy Perry encouraged the citizens of Manchester to “choose love” instead of hate, “even when it’s difficult,” during her appearance at the the #OneLoveManchester benefit concert on Sunday, before encouraging the audience to touch the person next to them and say, “I love you.”

I will start you off….
"I love you" ❤️🙏

😥Sorry, but leaving off posting… for foreseeable future anyway.
Have had panic attacks this week and again yesterday (which I’m prone to).

.:. ✿ * I`m still active on Flickr and I will drop by with the occasional comment/ FAVE/ invite.
xoxoxox ❤️

😃 For those of you who are (in the U.K. especially West Midlands) and into politics in a big way ….. click on link:
Our very own ‘Yam Yam’ party leader, Doreen Tipton.

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