Thinking Thursday: Blessings Both Ways

There is a museum on the edge of Carmarthen in South Wales, where there are some very fine embroidered samplers. I was particularly impressed, not only by the embroidery, but by the motto on one. I offer it for your encouragement:

A solitary blessing few can find;
Our joys with those we love are intertwined,
And he whose helpful tenderness removes
Th’obstructing thorn which wounds which wounds the breast he loves,
Smooths not another’s rugged path alone,
But scatters roses to adorn his own.

So, bless those you love, and bless yourself.

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About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at www.annmariethomas.me.uk
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