Like honey to my heart

Honey to my heart~in Paris

In the spirit of optimism.
I read the following on the front page
of the International Herald Tribune this morning.

"It is like honey to my heart",
said Mohamed Mustafa Seif, an accountant voting in downtown Cario.
"For the first time in my life, I feel like I have a role to play. 
My vote could possibly make a difference."

Like honey to my heart...a beautiful expression, a heartfelt thought.

I started to think of all the things that are like honey to my heart.
My first thought..

If you are reading this post, you are like honey to my heart.
I am touched that you took the time to read this far.
Thank you :)

Here is a thought... how about writing a list to yourself
of all the things that are like honey to your heart.
Be sure to grab a cup of coffee, tea, wine or champagne, whatever you fancy.
Find your favourite spot, relax and write.

You may discover something surprising about yourself.
I just love it when that happens!

Would love to hear if you do. :)


  1. Oh Jeanne, you gorgeous girl. What a delightful phrase. I might just take up your suggestion - time for some 'free writing' maybe! J x

  2. A beautiful way to start the day. Thank you.

  3. Thank you Jeanne,
    Being posative is the essence of life itself... its the essence of happiness.. and "honey to the heart".. it does to mine.
    The birds cheeping away in the morning ...drinking my coffee and watching them fly around ..sitting outside breathing in the fresh early morning summer breeze thats here to stay for a while.
    Walking with my dogs and trying to put together an idea for a painting.. life is just wonderful and so many things to uplift us and "make Honey for the heart"..
    Lovely thoughtful post Jeanne.
    I will be jotting down in my diary..!! This; today my desert consisted of cooked apple,strawberries,and kiwi topped with honey.. we were all rolling our was divine.. nectar for the soal.

  4. i love being honey for the heart-wink*- ah, the power of words...

  5. So many things are honey to my heart. What a wonderful idea Jeanne. Make the most of the time you have left in England to go on some very 'English' adventures.

  6. It sure is a beautiful phrase. I'm now going to get my cuppa and think about all the honeys to my heart whilst my little honey Ruby is napping on the sofa.

  7. Jeanne,

    There are so many things that are like honey to my heart! Blog friends, mother, father, siblings, friends, husband, pup and so much more!

    Thanks for reminding me how blesses I am!

    Have a fabulous weekend dear friend, Elizabeth

  8. It is like honey to my heart that I sit writing this to you in a beautiful little apartment in the centre of St Germain Paris... the start of a wonderful trip, shared with my love.
    Honey all around!

  9. Such a beautiful phrase and what a wonderful interpretation of it! Goodness. I have a beautiful little notebook that was sent to me, maybe that should be used to make a list to keep on hand as a reminder for the gloomy days?

    Love your generosity of spirit, Jeanne.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  10. what a lovely saying. and such an important sentiment to share. especially in the busyness of our daily lives. it's good to stop and remind ourselves of what's important.

  11. Dear Jeanne
    The phrase " It is like honey to my heart" richly resonates with me. In 2006 I spent a week studying writing with Natalie Goldberg in New Mexico; in that study I learned to use a list of prompts that I keep in the back of my journaling/writing notebooks. That phrase is now in the list and I will use it soon, and then again and again. When I write with prompts, as Natalie taught, thoughts flow easily to the page and from that center of me words expressing thoughts I had not consciously viewed before the writing exercise. Thank you for adding to my prompt list!
    I will send you some of what comes up for me as I use the phrase. Thank you for this gift of words you passed on to us through your blog.
    With my best,

  12. An elderly lady while queuing to vote in Cairo was asked by a reporter how long had she been waiting. Laughing she replied 'Thirty years!' Lets hope her vote & those of her fellow Egyptians can create a functional democratic system that awakens the Sleeping Giant!


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