Thursday, 6 May 2010

Blessings and Surprises



I am lucky that I can count my blessings. They are many and one of the blessings that I have is the friendship of people from afar, who I have never met in person, as well as people who I can give a hug to, who I see regularly.
The person who sent me this tag in a special packet from overseas will know who they are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity.
I know that I am surrounded by love and friendship.


Photos copyright: Maggie May

As well as the blessings of friends who have been persistently praying for me and sending positive vibes and wishing me well, there are the blessings of the unexpected happenings.
I had thought that the pots of tulips that my friend, Squirrel gave me last Christmas, had nearly come to an end. The tulips were all a lovely shade of pink and just recently, bright orange ones appeared. Just as I thought they were the last ones to break through, some almost black ones appeared too.


Today is election day in Britain. I wonder what surprises might be in store for us when the votes are counted. I wonder if it will be a surprise?

The unexpected is always happening. Life is full of surprises.
A not so brilliant surprise was this egg that was left on my path by Mr Fox, who I haven't seen for a good while and I had thought he might have died of mange because of the sorry state he was in. Obviously he or another fox still comes to my garden and deposits eggs at random. This time there was just an empty shell.
The blackbird decided against nesting in my tall shrub, even though she /he had started to build a nest. It really wasn't the safest place to raise a family. However, the male comes regularly into my garden and gathers worms for his family. Now how does he manage to drape half a dozen worms in his mouth so neatly? You would think that when he opened his mouth to pick the last one up, that the rest would fall out. That never happens.






25 comments:

Valleys Mam said...

Hi Maggie -Happy Thursday xxxx

Ayak said...

No matter what life throws at us Maggie, we can always find something that makes us truly blessed.
Take good care of yourself
Lots of Love
Linda xx

ladyfi said...

It is a comfort to feel loved and to recognize the small blessings that life has to offer.

slommler said...

The blackbird could be a proverb to how much we can handle sometimes. Without missing a step; we manage homes, children, husbands, wives, shopping, cleaning, art, writing; and we don't drop a one. How is that possible. Then somedays, we are like the egg; all broken and feeling empty.
Wonderful post Maggie!
Thank you ever so much for visiting me. Come back again. Coffee is always on!
Hugging you
Have a wonderful day
SueAnn

VioletSky said...

It is sometimes those seemingly little blessings that bring us the most comfort and strength.

I hope your election goes well with no shocking surprises.

Moannie said...

That was lovely, Maggie. Wishing that all your surprises are good ones.

Valerie said...

Lovely post and pictures, Maggie. Regarding your first paragraph about the friendship of people from afar, I say Amen to that.

Brian Miller said...

love that orange one in the group of purple..so nice.

Akelamalu said...

What a lovely gift and the tulips are just beautiful.

One of the Reiki Precepts is:

Just for today I will count my many blessings

it's something I do every day. :)

lakeviewer said...

Peace to you. Those flowers send a lovely message each day.

Hilary said...

You always have such a positive outlook and no doubt it will continue to help your healing process. The tulips are beautiful and that's such a thoughtful gift from your anonymous friend. I'm glad to know that the fox still comes around and that your birds are wise enough to move out of the area because of it.

Helen said...

Yes, indeed ... you are blessed. Also wanted to mention how much I loved the beautiful jackets you made. They are spectacular!

Mimi said...

"I know that I am surrounded by love and friendship." What a lovely thing to say, Maggie.
You know the biggest blessing? To know that you are blessed! Loads of people have many blessings that they are not able to recognise.
Your black tulips are lovely, another blessing. And you've shared it with us!Thanks.

aims said...

Thank you for being you Maggie. Little by little - by noticing the things you are noticing these days - you are instilling in us the need to slow down and notice our blessings and to appreciate them.

No wonder you are loved by so many - including me.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Your tulips are so pretty and I love the description of Mr B gathering worms for his babies tea. Did he take bread as well - perhaps to make worm sandwiches!

I wish you many more blessings Maggie. Hugs. A x

Suburbia said...

Thanks for reminding me to count mine. Sometimes I just feel sad, counting blessings is so important :)

Lovely coloured tulips by the way!

Suldog said...

Life is full of serendipity, isn't it?

Well, it starts with "S", anyway; I remember that much. I don't recall it having quite so many letters, though :-)

All kidding aside, isn't it a treat to go around the next bend and see what is waiting? Sometimes it's a bit scary, but then we ask someone to hold our hand and we can get by it without too many tears, right?

Gone Back South said...

It's sounds like there's quite a wildlife community going on in your garden :-)

Reasons said...

Feeling cared for and loved is such a source of deep and true happiness, nothing beats it. Have a lovely weekend.

Joey said...

You are blessed, indeed.

Please know that you are being prayed for...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You are a blessing to ME and to so many others, dearest Maggie! Love you so very, very much! And what beautiful tulips! The black ones are simply extraordinary! I'm a huge fan of tulips! I'm beaming today, just looking at your flowers...Awfully late here, though...and so I must head for bed! But you are in my thoughts and prayers...always! Love, Janine XO

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

I love that Tulips came when you thought there would be none...AND I love the nature in your life!!..Wishing you well!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Hugs and prayers to you Maggie! I hope that Spring goes well for you and that Election Day goes the way you want it to, no matter what that may be...you are in my prayers and thoughts daily!
Sandi

Eddie Bluelights said...

Overdue visit, Maggie.

Yes, there are some fantastic and wonderfully kind friends out there in blogland. You and I are very fortunate to have people all over the world praying for you, Harry, my wife and myself (to a lesser extent now I am getting a lot better). Not many people can say they are blessed like us.

Regarding the egg, I think Gordon Brown must have been vositing and someone thre an egg atr him and missed!! What a shame! LOL Notice he is squatting in No 10!
Luv Eddie

Life with Kaishon said...

That Mr. Fox...