Friday, December 21, 2012

From my heart to yours ...

 This is a post that I did a couple of years ago with a beautiful group of bloggers
 and it meant so much to me that I wanted to share it again.  
  At this time of the year we often forget 
what is important as we get caught up in the 
rush to Christmas. ......

 To live content with small means ...

To be connected is to be a part of something wonderful,
to be part of a group, 
to be a part of a family, your own family or a soul family,
is to be loved.

But, the most important thing I know is
 to be loved...... you must love yourself,
 without that you cannot love anybody.

Love is in all of us, it is what we are made up of,
without it we wilt.
Let it flow, give it away everyday,
build a ring of love around yourself and walk in it where ever you go,
it will flow into everyone you pass by and it will fill a room when you enter.
The more love you give the more you get,
Ten times more comes back to you.

We all share our blogs, our thoughts and our emotions with each other,
some days wondering who it is that visits.
It doesn't matter who they are, what matters is that we are all connecting our lives together.
Thank goodness for the Internet as it has brought so many together.

I listen to the birds and the little ones talk, I believe that the wealthiest people
in this world are the ones that have love and give love.
I try to live quietly, to share my work, to give help when needed.
and not to want or wish for more than I need. 

  I try and meditate each day, I pray, I teach, I share,
I try to offer help where I can
 and I love to smile and I love to get smiles back.

My children have taught me many things,
the new children in our world are so wise,
so blessed and filled with light.
 I have learnt more from them than anyone.
Listen to your children, they speak from their heart,
that's the only way they know.

I'm sorry,  this is a particularly long post and thank you for reading down this far.
I wish you all a wonderful time over this festive period,
may you be surrounded by the ones you love and 
receive all the things you wish for yourself and others.

xxx Coty

I dedicate this post to Baron and his wonderful work.
I have always been inspired by his images.  I have treasured for many years three of his books covering his work from 1935 to 1950.  He photographed
every famous ballerina and dancer there was at that time.
Margot Fonteyn, Alicia Markova and Rene Jeanmaire just to name a few.
Baron was born in 1906 and took up photography when he was 29 in Monte Carlo.
What a wonderful time he must have had surrounded by such creative people and dancers.