Quotation for Wednesday 24th June 2020 - Positive Wellbein...

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Quotation for Wednesday 24th June 2020

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Hi everyone,

Please excuse me as I'm being a bit self-indulgent with my quotation for today.

I felt a sudden longing this morning, missing my old life and home, left behind when I came back to England after so many years in the Caribbean. It just catches me once in a while, no matter how many years pass since I left. Maybe the sunshine we have today, transported me back to the sights and sounds of my old home. A whole life, dismantled and the remnants put into barrels and shipped across the Atlantic on my return. Most of the time I'm fine and I also understand that life as it was for me then, isn't the life I'd find there now. But I just need a couple of hours to truly miss what was once mine.

To help me in my hour of nostalgia I've chosen a quotation from Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. What he says is probably true for most of the longings for things we've lost to the past.

"Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form."

I hope that you all enjoy today in whatever way you choose.

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My lovely, when I go on parade with local Military Veterans, my mind wanders back to my time in the Royl Air Force.

Civilians may not realise it, but being in the Armed Forces, is like being in a big family, you meet and become friends with complete strangers.

There are loads of news items lately about racism.

In my first year in the Royal Air Force, I met a black guy named Lopez, we both served for nine years, and 43 years after demob(End of service) we are still friends, and still in touch with each other!😀

I agree Don. I still miss being a part of the military community, even though it was now years and years ago. A sense of belonging and pride I think. 👍

in reply to Veteran250

Too true Don, my OH same, still in touch with pals after 50years 👍

You are absolutely right. It's a family 100%.

Good morning

Thank you for an incredible quote

My family comes from Mauritius and I would often go twice a year and we even have a little home by the sea

But since I lost my Father , the reason I remain in UK is my aim to requalify in Wills and Probate and I can fully understand why you miss the Carribean

It conjures up an idyllic life you once experienced but coming back to U.K. has taken adjustment and acceptance as well from you

Hi Jerry I think it probably was the laid-back attitude as much as anything. So laid back we were all horizontal! 🤣👍

I love that Callendersgal , anything you lose comes around in another form, I firmly believe that , when one door closes another door opens.

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What a lovely quote. I love the lively picture full of movement also. 👍🌼😎

I loved your post. I hope you don’t feel sad for too long. Think the weather a smell of a sound can trigger feelings can’t it. You must have some lovely memories x

You aren't being self indulgent at all Callendersgal, just being honest which is a good thing. There's no harm in harking back to what you had before.

I go back to my childhood often and remember the time my dad came home from sea, he worked on cable ships as an Electrician after returning from the Navy. Mum would say 'your dad is coming home today' and I would go running up the hill, he'd put his bag down and have his arms out ready to hug me. Lovely memories but ih how I wish I could do that at least one more time.

Mine has come in another form and that's hugging my family.

Hope you've had a good day.

Take care.

Alicia xx🙏💜🌈 🧘‍♀️namaste

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Callendersgal in reply to

Oh Alicia, I so felt your post. I could see in my mind's eye your running up that hill and into your dad's outstretched arms. There are no hugs like those of reuniting or parting. Sometimes that yearning to do something one more time can be overwhelming. Thanks for your understanding! xx🙏 Namaste and Metta (Loving-kindness).

in reply to Callendersgal

Thank you, that memory is with me forever,he was an amazing dad, I was his' poppet', that's what he used to call me.

Yes the yearning to give him a big hug can sometimes take over but then I smile and think of his quirky ways like he used to say to my mum 'manyana', he was so laid back.

You are welcome.

Hugs and love to you xx🕉🧘‍♀️🌈🙏namaste.

Thank you for your timely quotation Callendersgal. Having written it out, it is now standing on my desk, a constant reminder. I hope your feelings of nostalgia are lifting. x

Hi Lynndeb, happy to report I am now firmly back in the present! 😊 Thank you 🙏

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