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Reflections and tea on this last day of 2013

I’m watching two blackbirds chasing each other in the garden. The tree where the bird feeders are hung has three blue tits and the garden robin on it waiting their turn. Tomorrow will be a new year for us all, but not for my birds. They will continue to live, to thrive, to survive, to grow.

Sometimes I think we should be more like the birds. Not set endings, beginnings, values on life.
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I made a cup of tea for myself in this little Victorian cup. It’s a little old, a little bit worn, and a little bit tired…but isn’t that true of us all? Aren’t we all a little bit old and worn and tired? Some of us might be tarnished and even cracked or broken.

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But then we learn and experience and grow. We grow and we bloom and we shine even if we are broken and tired and old.

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So our time goes by and we make another cup of tea and have the last mince pie and wave the old year goodbye and greet the new, and a new beginning so we can all grow and blossom.

orchid and tea cup

I wish you all a blessed and happy New Year dearest hearts. I’d like to leave you with some profound thought or some quote, but I keep staring at the sign in the pantry here in West Cottage. It belonged to Robert’s father and hung in his naturopathic surgery.

I wish you all focus and happiness and joy and growth for 2014. Thank you for being here for me, with me, holding my hand and supporting me in the things I do. I offer you my support and love whenever you need me. I’ll be there.

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With Terri and Martha and Sandi.

Comments: 15

  • Patty/BC

    December 31, 2013
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    Wishing you and Robert and C and kitties and dog? and your Mom and anyone I may have missed, that you hold dear and near – a most wonderful year, full of laughter and happiness and dreams come true! : )

  • December 31, 2013
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    Sending love and warmth to you in this new year. 🙂 May it be your finest year yet. xox

  • December 31, 2013
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    Hi Veronica: What a beautiful tea cup! I pray that 2014 will be your best year ever. Sending hugs your way, Martha

  • December 31, 2013
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    Happy New Year to you and yours amiga, thank you for letting us share your journey through days.. m x

  • December 31, 2013
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    Happy New Year, dear Veronica! That is such a cute teacup! Teacups like this one are precious and so are each of us. We bloom where we are planted and hopefully be a blessing to those around us. Thank you for joining me for tea this past year. It is a pleasure getting to know you, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  • December 31, 2013
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    A years end with tea and a remarkable sign that says it all. We are all, each of us, self made.
    So glad I “met” you before the years end, that way I can begin the new year with you and have many more shares and memories for my self made future!
    Cheers!!
    ~Dawn

  • December 31, 2013
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    A beautiful analogy…sniff, sniff….
    She is a lovely cup, full of history I am sure.
    I have enjoyed your many beautiful/expressive posts.
    Happy New Year to you too : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

  • Catherine

    January 1, 2014
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    What a joyous treat to get your Blog on this painfully grey cold and windy day – a little ray of light reminding me there is always the possibility of hope 🙂 xx

  • January 1, 2014
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    I love your teacup Veronica! So much history and character. Indeed to be cherished! The orchid is lovely and a perfect contrast. Wishing you a 2014 filled with all the things important to you! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  • January 2, 2014
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    superbes photos , très agréable pour débuter l’année
    Je vous souhaite à tous une excellente Année 2014 ! Q’elle vous apporte joie, bonheur, prospérité et qu’elle permette la réalisation de tous vos désirs.
    tendresse
    edith (iris) France

  • January 2, 2014
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    now you have made me wonder … how is it that birds dont have new years?????? maybe they dont celebrate but surely they recognize the change in seasons …

  • January 2, 2014
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    I wrote a lovely comment and it just got lost… I hate when that happens.

    Ok, new minute different time. As I was saying I just love your tea cup. Wishing you the best for the new year and all it has to offer.

  • January 2, 2014
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    The best way to reflect with tea! Happy New Year!

  • January 5, 2014
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    A belated Happy New Year dearheart! I love seeing your photos and chatting virtually (about everything). Your teacups make me smile every time. Hope 2014 is one of the best! 🙂

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