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Volunteer Recognition Day ~ 20th April 2021

One Step Back into the World Again

On Sunday I joined my first session of socially distancing Kinghorn in Bloom; a volunteer group who work to enhance the beauty of our lovely coastal town in Fife, Scotland. It felt as if I was being liberated:

Tulips on the Kinghorn Loch Road

liberated…

from lock down, …

from loss,

from grief,

from guilt,

from a burden too heavy to carry.

Set free …

to be me again,

to serve,

to smile,

to contribute,

to enjoy the simple pleasures of flowers and plants.

Having returned from Bedford and my Mum’s cremation service I had a week of relative isolation before rejoining the world. This coincided with changes in regulations.

It’s going to take a while, but The Healing Paths of Fife are working their magic once more. Life moves on and I’m left with precious memories.

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Reflection Day ~ 23rd March ~ Two Candles Burn Tonight

Two candles burn tonight in remembrance.

Dad passed away on January 10th

We mourned him in February;

a Zoom cremation.

Surreal,

Sorrowful,

So far away.

Then just as the slow road to recovery began

the phone rang.

March 4th.

‘You’re Mum has passed away,’ the carer said.

Layers of grief settled like a shroud.

The mind moved through a dense fog,

unable to focus.

Unable to make rational decisions.

‘It was peaceful,’ they said.

She slipped away when sleeping.

A blessing.

Well Mum, I hope you have polished your wings and have found Dad up there. Are you dancing together again, the pain in your feet gone and Covid a distant dream? The irony is, two weeks later and the whole care home would have been vaccinated. A month later and my first vaccine would have had effect and I would have been oh so tempted to drive down to see you, since also a month later visiting to care homes became permissible.

You had a good life, Mum and Dad; 88 and 93 but I wish I’d been there for you as I’d promised I would be.

My thoughts and prayers were for all those remembering lost loved ones yesterday evening. RIP.

Due to bereavement we have delayed the launch of ‘Search for a Pearl Inside Yourself’ until 25th June 2021, God willing. 

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“Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself”

“Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself

A Special Book of Encouragement for Young People”

will be launched on 25th June 2021

 

Do you know a young person, young adult, school leaver, college leaver who needs some help right now in believing in themselves?

You may be a friend, parent, aunt, grandparent or even a teacher or social worker. You may see the potential in a young person but not be able to find the words to say.

This little book of encouragement will be released at the end of the month. One of Diana’s ‘Motivational and Inspirational Series.’

(I apologize for the delay of this book launch. My Mum passed away at the beginning of March too (my Dad passed away in January) and I am finding it hard to get my head around it all at the moment)

 

 

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