Card of the Day

Good morning my lovelies!  

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting much recently.  I apologise for that, normal service will be resumed shortly!

I guess you might say I had a sort of epiphany.  My card of the day is always given freely and is offered to you, my reader, with great love.  I have noticed, however, that few stop to leave a comment.  This saddened me greatly.  How do I know if my messages reach any of you unless you leave me a small sign.  My greatest wish in this life has been to serve – to help and to offer kindness.  Perhaps it is a vanity that I should need to hear that my words have been heard – but there you are!  I never professed to be a saint of any kind!

I am going to start posting again and if you find my words helpful, sincere and if they touch your heart in any way, perhaps you will be so kind as to leave a short comment.  🙂  And if you feel we are kindred souls in some small way, please read my pages about Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed in action while serving with the British Armed Forces.

There are a million reasons why this charity has become so important to me, and I guess that’s not really important right now.  Suffice it to say that I remember how hard it was for me, as a young woman of 20, to lose my father.  Although I was an adult, I could not imagine life without this gentle rock of a man who had sustained me through my childhood.  My father died in his own home, having lived a good life surrounded by the people he loved.  How much worse, I ask myself, for a child, who has no understanding of the reasons Daddy or Mummy will never come back.  I cannot even imagine.

There are so many worthwhile causes.  Why this one?  Why do I want to help these children so much?  Its something I’ve asked myself.  But as part of the Scotty Team I do feel I can make a difference, and if I get to help one child, its a start.

I’m going to leave you with this beautiful card from Brian Froud’s wonderful Heart of Faerie.  Bright SparkHis name is Bright Spark, it seems appropriate doesn’t it?  All those beautiful, heroic little kids, trying to be brave, facing the world without Daddy or Mummy.

I’m not going to tell you about Bright Spark.  I’m going to let you imagine him – his potential, his talents as yet untapped, his bright future path as yet unexplored.  A tiny flame.  Like a child, it must be tended carefully – allowed to develop in its own way – encouraged to fulfill its true nature and become a bright, vibrant star!

To all those bright sparks, I send love and healing.

Brightest Blessings – Sandie

Mitakuye Oyasin – We Are All Related

Freespirit x

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