Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Place & Yours : My Secret Weapon


This weeks Theme Queen is 'My Bricole' and she has chosen 'Your Secret Weapon' .
So many things carry me through my days and all of them are here, in my Home. That WAS going to be my chosen secret weapon but on thinking a bit more I realised it is the people in my life not the things that are my real secret weapon. Family, even though they drive me crazy most of the time they are still the most important thing I have created. Four grown children finding their way in the world, all beautiful and all individuals. Parents who were there when I needed them and a brother and sister who sometimes make me grit my teeth in frustration but also are my best friends.  Friends are a mainstay. There are those who I have never actually met face to face but we can spend three hours on the phone without drawing breathe, or email with exciting news, bad news or day to day drivel. Other friends I have known for 30 years and no matter how long between visits we just seem to pick up the conversation from where we left off. The people I work with are a huge part of my life as well. Now days we get to meet so many new people on the internet and some of them can become an important part of our lives as well. Imagine life with no interaction whatsoever. So there you go, my Secret Weapon......the people in my life!

12 comments:

Pam said...

Just wonderful Jackie. So beautifully put. I could feel it touching me inside as I read it. x

The Back Shed said...

Thank You Pam.

Deedrie said...

You don't have a secret weapon, you have a secret army to inspire you. How great!

Pip Lincolne said...

Family is really a bit of a recurring theme already with this meme. I think that is so lovely. Life really is all about the people you meet and the people you spend your time with. The rest of the stuff is way less important. It's so great to see everyone's perspectives on this. Thank you for playing along with your people!

midge said...

hip hip hooray, so well said. that is a lovely post and you are so right

theoldboathouse said...

Lovely post, everyone needs a cheer squad and yours sounds very special indeed, cheers Katherine

handmade romance said...

definitely the real secret weapon to us all!

jaboopee said...

There the important things in life alright....
I feel guilty now picking a silly chair!!!!!....

V for Violet said...

You're absolutely right - great post! x

Hsu-Yin said...

i thoroughly agree! very nicely written : )

Redness said...

Gorgeous ... beautifully said ;)

Catherine said...

Your secret weapon is one to hold onto and cherish. I love your picture of your home too! Thanks for poppy by my blog and looking through my door.:)