Author Archives: utesmile

About utesmile

Love life, music and dance. Live today as for tomorrow it will be all history!

Always loved

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Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

Henry Scott Holland

 

 

It is with great sadness that I let you know that the Lord has taken my mum home.

She is with us still in love and memory and reunited with my dad.

 

I know this is not my usual positive post but happy positive people also feel sadness and grief.

I will be a bit quiet for a little while as I need all the strength, but I will be back to blogging world as you, my blogger friends  encourage me, make me strong , share love and understanding and give me so much happiness.

Thank you all!

Today is …. #13

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…a day to get stronger.

 

Life throws hurdles and problems in our way.

They are here to conquer,

to learn from,

to overcome,

to get through.

At the end we come out stronger.

 

Life is, at times, tough.

And all we need to do is to prove that we are tougher than it.

Sanhita Baruah

 

 

If you are struggling today in any way,

I wish you to have the strength to get through it.

With sincere best wishes and love

Ute

Today is …. #11

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…international Happiness Day

home made happiness…

 

How happy is the little Stone
That rambles in the Road alone,
And doesn’t care about Careers
And Exigencies never fears—
Whose Coat of elemental Brown
A passing Universe put on,
And independent as the Sun
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute Decree
In casual simplicity—

Emily Dickinson

 

Wishing you an extraordinary happy day!

Unroll the Beauty

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When I was at Kew Gardens last time

I was fascinated by the fern growing.

 

 

The way it unrolls itself, looking like an ammonite first…

each stem …..

kew 3.2 (19)

unrolls ……

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then each little side branch unrolls separately

with more leaves unrolling.

kew 3.2 (20)

 

Everything unrolls slowly to perfection,

all in good time.

Nature is fascinating.

 

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Adopt the pace of nature.

Her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

all pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens.

Beautiful Rain

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It is recently sunny and we all love sunshine.

However rain can be beautiful too.

It makes everything fresh,

gives life

and rain drops look amazing

hanging on plant leaves.

 

Sunshine is delicious,

rain is refreshing,

wind braces us up,

snow is exhilarating:

there is really no such thing as bad weather,

only different kinds of good weather.

John Ruskin

Today is …. # 9

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…..a day to be mindful,

be present.

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A mindful minute

Take one minute,

concentrate and fill your mind with

what is happening right now.

All your worries will disappear

and you will feel calm and relaxed.

What can I hear?

What can I smell?

What can I feel?

What can I taste?

What can I see?

 

Does that not feel good?

“Realize deeply

that the present moment

is all you ever have.” 

Eckhart Tolle