Small Stone # 7: Reflection

Bird calls break the morning stillness.  Splashing in the bird bath.  Trilling at the mirror.  Softly, gently the sun pulls back the cloud and yellow shafts pierce the day.   Doves cooing and a distant single bark.  The birds have flown.  Bathed now they move on in their day.  Stillness again.

10th International Suicide Prevention Day: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope

Today is International Suicide Prevention Day.  This year’s theme is:  Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope.  Across the globe approximately one million people die by suicide each year.  That’s one death every 40 seconds; more than the combined deaths from all homicides and wars.  The statistics offered by the World Health Organisation (WHO) tell us…

8. Today I am grateful for …

The pansies around the big old gum tree in our garden have put so much effort into producing the loveliest colour splash.  Now that Spring is here and the warmer weather heats the ground I know their time is limited.  Still, just for today I can enjoy their cheerfulness, colour and sense of celebration. Pansies…