Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Special People

I have one page left to write for our website, a page which is titled SPECIAL PEOPLE.

As I write I am not going to be short of material !  If we can achieve over the coming year what was achieved yesterday then 2021 will be a very SPECIAL year, made so by SPECIAL people.

Roy Wood and Wizzard, of whom I am a big fan, sang I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY - I don't but I wish it could be TUESDAY 29th DECEMBER 2020 every day.

It was a day when the highest covid-19 figures were announced, it was a day when we saw how our NHS is being overwhelmed. I was a day that did not look good for the New Year.

Here's a SPECIAL PICTURE - a BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. Every week Dreamsai takes one hundred boxes of foot to vulnerable people in needs. Dreamsai has been doing this since the very start of the pandemic.

Look at the picture and you will spot our SMILE card.

Yesterday I popped an envelope into the Dreamsai collectring box in Morrissons, that envelope contained one of our quiz sheets - AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS.

For next week I have written another quiz - CAPTAIN NOAH AND HIS FLOATING ZOO.

When the website is fully operational there will be a SMILE OF THE DAY.

First thing yesterday morning I received an e-mail from Jolleyes Pet Supermarket which had held a Christmas collection for our PETS IN NEED. I nipped up and collected ONE

gifts of love. Dog food, cat food, pet toys, doggie coats, food bowls. So SPECIAL so much LOVE.

During yesterday I just could not get this love out of my head - no not out of my head - out of my heart.

Today I know it ios going to be the same !

I wish it could be TUESDAY 29th DECEMBER 2020 every day.

Something I am working on is a WORD SEARCH for SPECIAL PEOPLE. This will be a little
bit different to the norm, there will not be a list of words to find, people having fun will need to seek out all they can find. There will be words like: doctors, nurses, police and so on but the word YOU will be there many time over.

YOU are a special person.

Writing each page on the website there is music,  Well it wouldn't be me if there wasn't !

YES that will appear on the Special People web page.

Now here is something which is very special to me:

I have tears pricking my eyes as I listen to those beautiful words. I first heard them as a poem at Freshers Day in Oxford in September 1971.

Here they are. I will print these out and share them with SPECIAL PEOPLE. You are a SPECIAL person so let me share them with you now:

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what

peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in

your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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