For Irish-John, McFitty, Pc59, Lee337, Irishprincess and all of you other busy bees out there, this post is for EVERYONE on this forum -

It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work - - it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Happy Christmas everyone, happy running and I hope that you all find peace this Christmas, even if it is amongst noisy children and grandchildren! :) XXX


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  • That little oasis of stillness deep within. Lovely thoughts Flossie22 xxx

  • Aw, lovely post Flossie ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm just back from a run and it was gorgeous and thought about the fab people on here. I hope you're bearing up on the IC and have a very happy Christmas x

  • Thank you IP. Yes, having a great time, done my "kitchen workout" as McFitty said, earlier today, now working on a little surprise for all your lovelies out there! Sshhh . . . it might take me a little while though! x

  • Ooh I love surprises ๐Ÿค—

  • :) X

  • "For peace comes dropping slow..."

    Good reminder, thanks Floss :)

  • You're most welcome :) x

  • Dropping from the veils of morning,to where the cricket sings...x

  • Oh Lord, I want to wrap that sentence around me and wear it! ๐Ÿ’“

  • Well Irish-John started me off..I love the poem...๐Ÿ™‚

  • I won't spoil it for you then by telling you the version we chanted as kids ;)

  • Much appreciated..๐Ÿ˜

  • There midnightโ€™s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,

    And evening full of the linnetโ€™s wings.

    Though I guess that's not what your school boy version was now, was it!

  • Might tell you in person sometime, it's funny when you hear it but not when it's written ;)

  • That would be great! :)

  • Stranger things have happened :) It would be some post here though - the meeting of the transatlantic runners poetry appreciation society :)

  • That's a meeting I would love to be at! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hmm, TaRuPAS, trips off the tongue nicely ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Think mine will be a bit more peaceful. These days lots of relatives have less holidays over xmas. So relative duties squeezed into shorter timeframe.

    Have good Christmas !

  • Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Aww, thank you! A good reminder to slow down a little in the chaos. Two teenagers mean that peace is occasionally in short supply!

  • You're welcome. You'll still have inner peace, despite the outer chaos! :)

  • Thank you Flossie22 and the same for you, too. I've just got back from a few days helping with a house move with no time to think about peace or not but am looking forward to a calmer, albeit busy, time with family over Christmas.

  • ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you

  • Lovely post Flossie. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too :)

  • Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Aaah and a peaceful happy christmas to you and your family too Flossie.

    Just picturing you on your swivel chair in the kitchen makes me smile, ๐Ÿ˜Šespecially when the result is you made yourself a lovely cuppa!

    You are keeping very chipper considering your injury so I think you must have a lot of inner peace.


  • Oh that is so kind, Jan! I do hope so! I actually managed to get my 18 year old to be my "fetchermite" at lunch time and I made the mince pies, with him getting all the ingredients out, and me making the pastry, rolling it and cutting it out, it was actually very therapeutic, and now we have home made mince pies for Christmas Eve - yum! :) x

  • Happy Christmas to you and all the other great folk on here Flossie

  • Thank you :) x

  • Thank you Flossie22, hope you have a Happy Christmas and a Healthy 2017! X

  • Thank you Von. Great to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜Š X

  • Same to you Flossie22 have a lovely Christmas & heres to a painfree knee sooner than 2017 but definately 2017๐Ÿ˜Š Xxx

  • Thanks Phyllis! I am looking forward to a niggle-free 2017! ๐Ÿ˜Š Xxx

  • Ah this is such a lovely post Flossie !

    I am going to see my Mam Christmas Day / Boxing Day at her nursing home and then spending the rest of the time at home . Only have a couple of days off work , but anytime off is welcome :-)

    Hope you have a great Christmas and thank you for all the laughter and joy you bring to the forum xxx

  • Ah Pops, that's so lovely, you're most welcome! ๐Ÿค— Great big hugs coming your way and to your gorgeous mam too ๐Ÿ˜˜ Flossie

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