Friday, March 29, 2013

No Regrets

By Agnes Sligh Turnbull:

"There is only one thing about which I shall have no regrets when my life ends.

I have savored to the full all the small, daily joys.

The bright sunshine on the breakfast table,

the smell of the air at dusk;

the sound of the clock ticking,

the light rains that start gently after midnight;

the hour when the family come home;

Sunday-evening tea before the fire!

Oh, a million little, lovely things.

I have never missed one moment of beauty, nor ever taken it for granted."

We all have a busy weekend ahead of us. A special one. Easter to observe. The death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ to remember. My little gift to you today is to ask you not to leave a comment for this post.

Instead, take your fingers off the keyboard for a few seconds and look around you, at the room you're sitting in, out the window, or at the face of a dear loved one who might be in the room with you now, or down at that patient pet, always at your beck and call. Look at your own hands and notice how capable they are of creating something useful or something beautiful.

For a few moments, savor the beauty right in front of your eyes. And have a blessed Easter.


  1. I do try to savor the beauty of the moment, Dewena...but this is a beautifully done reminder-xo Diana

  2. Made me smile.... Blessings. Dixie

  3. Simply beautiful and heartwarming :)

  4. Ok I DID that a few days ago but now I DO want to comment and say that this was a wonderful post! :)

  5. What a Fabulous quote...LOVE it! Give that happy baby a smooch for me, will ya?

  6. Dewena,

    Your posts make me think. I like that.

    What a special and 'deep' person you are. Love those pictures.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Hugs, Barb

  7. Since Easter has already passed, I think I can leave a comment. This post is beautiful. All of the pictures are so inviting. I love that structure in your yard. I love your floral bedding. I think your home must be so comforting and inviting. Good photos and good message. laurie

  8. SO beautifully written. I am so happy to know such a kind and wonderful friend!

  9. Dear Dewena,

    This is one of my favourite posts of yours. The images of your family, home and pets, so perfectly punctuate the words of truth and wisdom of the poem. I don't know how many of us can actually say, with confidence, that they have no regrets. I, for one, won't make such a bold statement at this point in my life, but hope to appreciate and understand my path so far, and perhaps, in the future, such sweet words may be voiced, albeit, in a whisper.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely poem and your personal touch, as always!



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