June 2015

From the Dragons’ Den

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again!


Humpty Dumpty opened his eyes. Falling down was such a surprise. Humpty dumpty counted to ten: 1–2–3–4–5–6–7–8–9–10 –then Humpty Dumpty got up again.


If only real life was as easy as that.  If only, when things go wrong and we feel unable to cope, we could count up to ten and all problems would be solved.

Humpty D had all the King’s horses and all the King’s men willing to help him in his troubles – to no avail. It was his own actions that saved the day.

We don’t have royal representatives to save us, repair us or salvage us when things go wrong, but we do have each other. A thought in a prayer, a candle lit for us, a smile freely given, a kind word especially when unexpected, the touch of a kindly hand on our shoulder, any or all of these can lift us up and make us whole.

If we can hang on to our dreams and our hopes, aided by the help of those around us who are able to lift us by their presence or thoughtfulness, then we may be able to rise above the trials and tribulations that beset us. Those (or He) who help(s) us by being present in our lives bring moments of glory and beauty in what sometimes seems to be a sad world, perhaps rekindling our hope for the future.
A Symbol of Hope:     A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world.  But then it flies again and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel lucky to have seen it. (Author unknown) ……..and we, like the butterfly can bring that glory and beauty into the lives of others by our care.green_dragon_s

Learn to count to ten, look for the beauty and care around – and never give up!

Val B


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