Very well said! I've always loved stationery and I think it's sad that we use pen and paper much less these days. A hand-written note or card can lift your spirits much more than a text or email!
I first came across Clairefontaine stationery when I was a studying in Belgium many years ago, so the ad brought back memories of that time in my life and inspired me to look at the company's current offering. Thanks for sharing it!
Thank you so much for a very inspiring story, Marie! It's so true that we can miss beautiful, positive things if we focus on the negative!
by Pauline Thompson
In the blink of an eye
Our freedom and plans
They were taken away
Loved ones distanced
Only seen from afar
No kisses, no hugs
Still two metres apart
Now living in fear
But looking for hope
In these trying times
Many battle to cope
In a changed world
Life is not the same
But the love we share
Will always remain
In uncertain times
Of panic, despair
Don’t ever give up
We will get there
For now we continue
And we all battle on
Knowing that one day
This beast will be…
It's definitely not a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. I've been a self-employed writer/editor for 15 years and I've learned the hard way that you need to have as many irons in the fire as possible. I've had some of my best clients call and cancel at a moment's notice, so you really can't rely on any one stream of income because you never know how long it's going to last. You need to keep moving and keep pushing in every direction that you can.
As for Medium, I love writing here and developing my…
“April is a lovely, soul-inspiring, life-invigorating month.” Joseph Grimaldi
The world is changing. Green shoots are appearing on bushes. Flowers are starting to burst into bloom. Red, yellow, purple and green decorate the world, as if nature is painting its own picture.
April showers spring from the sky, watering the earth and leading to faster growth. The earth is coming to life again after the long, dormant days of winter.
Here are 30 positive affirmations to help you appreciate life in April, one for each day of the month. …
Sunday was a glorious day. The sun shone in a perfectly blue sky. The bare trees looked incongruous in such a summer-like environment. On Monday, gray clouds blanketed the sky, obscuring the sun.
This is how it is in spring. One day is sunny and full of promise, the next is dull and cold.
Take each day as it comes. Make the most of each day. Notice the little things — like daffodils nodding their heads and rows of brightly colored tulips.
Here are 31 affirmations to help you make the most of March. …
I enjoyed reading about your woodland very much. I haven't seen wild garlic before. I will look out for it on my walks! There is so much to find and explore in nature, if we look!
I completely agree that a walk in nature helps you to be more creative when you return to work. It's wonderful that you live so near such a beautiful place!
Recently I’ve developed a new craving — it’s not for chocolate, cookies or red wine (this time!), it’s for walking around a lake near where I live.
If I don’t go for a few days, I feel it calling to me, as cookies ‘call’ from the cupboard!
I give into this craving and head for the lake. As I walk along the path leading to it, I start to feel more relaxed. I notice the tall silver birch trees edging the path, guarding it like sentinels.
Approaching the lake, I hear the cawing of crows and the quacking of ducks…