If you are lacking in determination in any area of your life today, this video may give you the motivation to do something. I have never really done much quilting before, but after watching this video I feel determined to have a go!
Isn't she amazing?! Today I went out with one of my old students, who is also blind, who managed to follow up getting a good degree with holding down a good job. She is an inspiration to me, not only because is she full of determination, but also because she also manages to be cheerful, and to have a sense of humour, whatever else is going on around her, and whatever challenges she faces. It was really good to catch up with her. I know she will follow her dreams.
I am currently reading Anne of Green Gables (as well as trekking through Middlemarch!) which is by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I read about her books at Lanier's Books. This is a marvellous blog if you are at all interested in old books. Lanier writes a good review of L M Mongomery here. While researching Montgomery, I came across this lovely poem, ideal for a restful Sunday.
Come, Rest Awhile
Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray,
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away.
Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street,
And listen to the music, faint and sweet.
That echoes ever to a listening ear,
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear
The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells,
Wind blown o'er misty hills and curtained dells.
One step aside and dewy buds unclose
The sweetness of the violet and the rose;
Song and romance still linger in the green,
Enblossomed ways by you so seldom seen.
And near at hand, would you but see them, lie
All lovely things beloved in days gone by.
You have forgotten what it is to smile
In your too busy life, come, rest awhile.
Lucy Maud Montgomery.
May you have a restful day, whatever you do, wherever you go and whoever you are with, may you rest well, inside and out, on this peacefull January Sunday, my friend.