Thursday, 16 June 2011

And the winner is..........................

We are tired, I am tired. Forall people in the east of Christchurch are tired. Some have stopped digging the liquifaction from their gardens, driveways and houses. They've reached their limits. I only have expierenced a fraction of what others go through. I am a "rich" person inside a troubled city. Also rich because I had an overwelming response of warmth and care from so many bloggers. That's one of the reasons I can't stop blogging, because the love and care. I move on and get back on track and  remember I promised a souvenir for one of my bloggers and Beach. I printed out the comments and I cut them up and my daughter pulled one out of the hat.

and the winner is roffle, roffle, roffle.................................................................Miss Footloose

Please Beach and Miss Footloose email your adresses to me . My email adress is

For all of you thank you and the following wishes are for you and I will visit you soon :)

By Sandra Sturtz Hauss

"May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those
whose love and understanding will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.

May a kind word,
a reassuring touch,
and a warm smile
be yours every day of your life,
and may you give these gifts
as well as receive them.

May the teachings of those you admire
become part of you,
so that you may call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched
and who have touched yours
are always a part of you,
even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter
that is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters,
but instead place immeasurable value
on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see beauty and love
in the world around you.

Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard
you may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent
on another's judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.”

Arohanui marja


  1. Dear Marja
    You have such a wonderful attitude and with that attitude you shall prevail!

    The poem is beautiful and for you too, I wish all that the poem conveyed!
    Thank you for sharing it with all of us here!

    Take care and know I have you in my good thoughts!

    Margie x

  2. You and the others in Christchurch are in my thoughts. I can't imagine what it must be like to have experienced another earthquake so soon after the others! Blessings to you in your distress.

  3. Things will get better, all any of us can do is just hang on.

    My email is listed on my profile so I'll just send it here.

  4. What a beautiful poem/prayer. You are indeed rich if you can keep your spirit alive despite all the challenges.

  5. Wonderful words, wonderful outlook!

  6. That's a lovely poem you've found and posted Marja.
    Thank you.

  7. Wonderful lovely poem,Marja!


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