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Listening

I spent the weekend with many friends, listening. We listened to each other as we shared part of our life story. We spoke in turn and did not interrupt each other, concentrating instead on listening. Not the sort of listening where you are already composing your retort/reply/next question. It was the sort of listening that…

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Detachment – phew!

I have been working really hard to practise some detachment. They say that practise makes perfect – I have yet to find out! I am trying to separate people from their actions. When I see a child misbehave I find it easy to to know that I don’t see a bad child,  I see a…

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Organising Help

Help is a wonderful thing, especially help from friends. Asking for help is easier for some people than others and does not always come naturally. I had to learn how to ask for help, it was a hard lesson and one that I am glad I learnt. It has certainly made my life easier to…

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Rain drops…

As I write I can hear rain drops pitter patter-ing on the roof light, it’s a lovely sound at night when you are warm and cozy and do not need to go outside. We did get some really nice weather week before last and made good use of it too! A couple of friends from…