Monday, April 20, 2015

Hold Your Tongue

Gates in Youghal, Co Cork. Photo Helen Tilston
My I-Phone pings at 5.00 a.m. each morning and I know Lauren has sent me her latest poem.  Lauren, an identical twin, is the daughter of my good friend Daryl.

Today's message holds great wisdom and I pray that we will all make an effort to remember this in our daily comings and goings.

Spring in Ireland, Photo Helen Tilston


Should you wish to receive daily original poems by Lauren - her contact is:
lauren@wordsbeneathwings.com



34 comments:

  1. Darling Helen,

    Whilst not wishing for a 'ping' on the telephone at 5.00am, we cannot imagine anything more delightful than to wake up with a poem of the day.

    And, what words of wisdom you have received today. How often we have recalled an aged parent telling us that things said in anger or haste will be regretted at leisure. So much better to hold the tongue and take delight in the good things of life that surround one.

    And, with the sun streaming through the windows here in Budapest, we trust that it is the same for you in your Irish idyll.

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    1. Dearest Jane and Lance

      Lauren writes daily and without fail, each morning, 365 days a week without fail I welcome her poetry and yes, it is a joy to be remembered each day in this manner.

      It is so much better to concentrate on the good things in life and surprisingly we attract good things and events. I am delighted at your recent wonderful news. It is time that a new Dirk Bogarde graces the silver screen.
      Happy to hear you are enjoying beautiful weather in Budapest as we are, too, in Youghal.
      Helenxx

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  2. A stunningly beautiful Irish green gate, sweet Springtime flowers, and some wonderfully crafted words of wisdom from Lauren. Thank you for a delightful post, Helen! xx

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    1. Hello Patricia,
      Thank you for your kind words. I love this gate which I pass daily on my walks to the strand. Lauren is a gifted poet. Wishing you a great week
      Helen xx

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  3. Is this not so true Helen.
    Very well thought out and written.
    My mother always used to tell me,when i was in my teens. count to 10 before you say anything... then as I got older, sleep on it.. you will see it in a different light tomorrow.
    Happy Monday Helen.
    val xx

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    1. Hello Valerie
      I agree Valerie with your mother's wisdom. I like the idea of counting to ten. The tongue can be a wicked weapon.
      Helen xx

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  4. This is beautiful Helen... thanks for sharing. I always say "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" but this poem says if far more eloquently!
    God's peace! Judi A.

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    1. Hello Judi A

      How lovely to have you visit. I do like your quote and I do feel you practice this from your positive and encouraging news on Facebook
      Helen xx

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  5. Lauren is a young women of wisdom - her words offering a meaningful insight to her readers. How much better to share a few words of kindness or as your title says 'hold your tongue'.
    Your sunny spot in Ireland looks very inviting.

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    1. Hello Rosemary
      I wish I had Lauren's wisdom and discipline of speech when I was her age.
      The weather if wonderful. The house in my post is one I pass on my daily walk.
      Wishing you a great week
      Helen xx

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  6. You are a better woman than me, Helen; in my case, a 5 o' clock poem would be snoozed till 7. What a beautiful house and gates.

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    1. Hello Mise
      Lovely to see you here and, like you, my reading of Lauren's poem is often alter in the morning. The house and gate I pass on my way to the strand each day. Hope your garden is blooming
      Helen xx

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  7. Yes, Lauren is absolutely right Helen. We can change our world by changing our words,it's true. Picking the words carefully, this is wise and essential. The green iron gate is outstanding and the sun-soaked backyard so inviting.
    My sweetest thoughts Helen,
    Olympia

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    1. Hello Olympia, I love your interpretation of Lauren's message when you say "we can change our world by changing our words"
      The gate and home I view daily on my walk along the strand.
      Wishing you a joyful week
      Helen xx

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  8. Hi Helen .. Youghal is such a lovely sound name for a town .. and what a great way of starting the day with a poem .. love the sound of this .. and I love the photos .. together with all the flowers ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Dear Hilary
      Youghal is a great name, pronounced YAWL or Eoghail in Gaelic which translates to mean "yew tree"

      Glad to see you are back blogging again. I am going to head over and visit you today

      Helen

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  9. Beautiful house and gates! And what a fun idea for the poems.

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    1. Hello Jen, Lauren is a very dedicated writer and I could take a leaf from her book in being more disciplined with my blog.
      Have a great week
      Helen x

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  10. Love the green gate, the tongue is like the rudder on a ship, small but mighty. It can be so misused when ugly thoughts lie upon it

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    1. You very nicely put it about the dangers of the tongue. It is a mighty weapon and we all need constant reminders to be wary.
      Helen x

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  11. Oh that gorgeous green gate is like an entrance to spring! How magical and beautiful your Irish garden looks, dear Helen! Poetry is, for me, balance and inspiration, and to start one's day off with rhythmical words is pure sunshine in itself!

    xx
    Poppy

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    1. Hello Poppy,
      The gate looks like it has stood here for a very long time. I wish this was my garden, unfortunately it is not. We have yet to tackle our garden and for now are just maintaining what was planted by the previous owners, which is not much.
      Hope your week is joyful
      Helenxx

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  12. These are truly words of wisdom. I am usually careful to answer back but it's hard sometimes not to say what I'm thinking. lol Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane, Glad you liked Lauren's poem. We are all guilty of speaking too soon and in haste. It is a good reminder.
      Hope the Florida sunshine is glowing
      Helenx

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  13. Wise words Helen...and very cleverly written! Love your Irish photos.
    bye for now, Jane x

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    1. Good Morning Jane,
      It is again a beautiful morning here in Ireland, sun shining and flowers blooming and the ocean is a wonderful shade of blue. Lauren has great wisdom and I enjoy her messages daily, Keep well

      Helen xx

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  14. What a lovely relationship you have with such a gifted poet! And a lovely way to greet the day (a bit early, but nice anyway!) Jackie xx

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  15. Hello Jackie and Joel, I hope the high seas are agreeing with you,
    I love receiving Lauren's wisdom each day and it has a beat which is uplifting and makes me sing the words.

    Give my love to Mumbai
    Helen xx

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  16. Oh my such lovely photos from Ireland! My sons are meeting in Dublin next month. I am so envious! Spring looks just lovely! Such a treat to have you stop by my humble blog. You always have something soulful here.

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    1. Hello Jacqueline
      How exciting for your sons to be visiting Ireland. I hope they have a wonderful time. You should have tagged along!. It is always a joy to visit your beautiful blog and to drool over your collectables.
      Have a wonderful weekend
      Helen x

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  17. These are wise words. But sometimes, when one has a quick temperament, it is difficult to stay calm and composed. I also really like your green door photo.

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    1. Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting. I shall stop over to see you shortly.
      Yes, I agree with you comment of remaining calm and composed. It is often difficult. The green door I walk past each morning on my way to the strand.
      Helen

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  18. Such words of wisdom!! We can all learn from Ms. Lauren! Stay cool, calm and collected.

    Hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring in Ireland!

    Cheers

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  19. Dear Helen,

    A poem --- wow! What a wonderful way to begin your day! And such words of wisdom too. I could use a line or two from this poem, considering the mood swings a tropical summer enforces on us!
    Beautiful pictures of Ireland --- a country that has forever been on my bucket list.
    Hope you have been well and are enjoying the picturesque Irish spring.

    Love,
    Suman

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