Quotation for Friday 17th April 2020 - Positive Wellbein...

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Quotation for Friday 17th April 2020

Callendersgal profile image

Hi everyone.

After last night's 8 o'clock Appreciation for NHS (and all support),staff event, I'm thinking about supporting each other.

It was absolutely lovely here last night when many of the ships on Southampton Water sounded their horns in support too. It increased the volume of our appreciation 100fold and was so moving. We can hear the horns all over the city so I'm sure that almost everyone got their message.

Anyway, with that in mind I've chosen a quotation from Charles Dickens on supporting each other, today.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another"

Keep up the good work with the applause. I'm sure it must be an appreciated morale booster, like a candle being lit in a pitch dark room to give just a tiny glow.

Take care everyone and enjoy your day. 🙏

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Thank you.

Wonderful that all the ships sounded their horns.

I was banging on my metal tongued drum, I think we need more people out there sounding off with any instrument applauding the great work and workers of NHS

Wishing all a wonderful day in appreciation.

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Callendersgal in reply to Bkin

Hi Bkin, so good to hear and I think we need to find anything we can to amplify our thanks. Have a great day too! 🙏

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CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Bkin

I was banging 2 pans together and Archie ( my dog) was looking at me like I'd gone mad

I have been to Southampton years ago to the sea city museum which I really enjoyed on the way down to Bournemouth.

I have been joining in with the 8pm claps here in out street in Cardiff and the banging of saucepans!

I wasn't surprised when they said about another 3 weeks of lockdown myself and it's a case of taking things a day at a time.

I have been out to the shops this morning and the co op nearby had milk and bread no problem but no eggs so I went to a shop up the road who had them and waited to be served along with other customers and the sales person was yakking to the customer in front for about 10 mins and the others in the line had left as they were fed up and it was nice knowing it wasn't just me feeling like that and another chap said to them there's customers waiting to be served and then we got served eventually and I got my eggs as I had been like if the other shop didn't have eggs it wasn't the end of the world and no it wasn't!

One thing I have learned from this is that there's very little in life that really does matter and most things are petty when you put them into context.

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Callendersgal in reply to

Hi catgirl,

The most interesting bit of the sea city museum was the opportunity to 'steer the Titanic' down Southampton Water and out to sea. Needless to say I never made it. Never mind an iceberg, I'd have had the ship down before it saw sight of the Isle of Wight!

I don't go out shopping now as my lovely husband does it all for me, but whenever I see a queue forming outside a shop when we are out walking, it does remind me of my 50s childhood when we still had rationing and women in headscarves and baskets would congregate in queues, and it would all be exacerbated by the assistant doing some 'yakking' with each customer. Everyone would be annoyed until it was their turn and then they expected to have a nice chat with the shop assistant too!

You are absolutely right. Just about the only thing in life that really matters is love and concern for others. The rest is all window-dressing!

Callendersgal, your post triggered a memory. When we married in the 60's, my hubby was in the U.S. Air Force. I had visions of being stationed in wonderful overseas countries. Instead we completed his 4 yrs of active duty in Nevada and Minnesota. Our closest friends, however, were sent to a base in or near London. I remember my friend's letters telling of how she would do the "daily market shopping". Only a very small refrigerator in their home but she enjoyed the daily outings and visits with others. Years later, we did some traveling in England and I fell in love with the people and beauty of your country. So appreciate what you wrote and thanks for triggering fond memories.

Thanks so much FlowerPreciousLover, for your kind words about my post and my country. It's deeply appreciatedQ 👍🌈😊

Thank you again 😃 for another inspirational quote from Charles Dicken’s Doctor Marigold.

Trust you and yours are safe and well.


Doing fine Narwhal10, and I hope the same goes for you and your loved ones. 🙏

bobbybobb profile image

That must have sounded wonderful. The Grandfather in Oliver Twist, Mr Brownlow, Brownlow Hill is the name of a street in my city that the poor house was located and Charles Dickens would often walk past it. That's where he got the name for the Grandfather. He did penny readings in his younger days in the city. He seen poverty and squalor so his quote certainly came from the heart. I love his books. 😄😄

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He was a genius and a man who showed great empathy! He created some brilliant characters😳more and more people are joining in with the clapping here every week which is so heartening. Take care everyone and keep safe xx

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bobbybobbAmbassador in reply to

You feel part of something much bigger when you are out there clapping, It lift's everyone's spirit. xx

Thank you and so very true. I'm glad it was good where you are supporting the key workers.😊

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CraftypersonReading Rabbits

I bet that was lovely to hear, and the quote very apt.

oh thats amazing -ships sounding horns

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MidoriVisually impaired

Yes, the ships on the Cleddau estuary were sounding their horns too, as well as car horns and Emergency services blue lights, and the train horn from the station. I suddenly realised I should be out there and went out; it was really loud! Quite shocking after the quietness we've got used to over the last few weeks!

Cheers, Midori

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