29 December 2014

Come sit with me...in Vietnam


Come sit with me...


I recently received a message from a friend asking me to consider eight women who have touched my life, eight women that I would like to sit at my table. She asked me to forward the following message along, which I did. I then started thinking, why stop at just eight when there are so many people, men and women, who have touched my life. So here it is, I count YOU as one who as touched my life. You are reading these words, that in itself is the greatest compliment one could receive and for that I am truly grateful. 


You do not have to do anything with the following words but if you would like to share the love, by passing it along (photo too), please do!

For you...

I don't usually forward these things, but this one is special. Sit with me. 

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who created it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. 

I'm suppose to pick eight women who have touched my life and might participate. Please send this back to me. Remember to just read the quotation. That's all you have to do. There is nothing attached. Just send this to eight women you would like to sit at your table and let me know what happens on the 4th day. Thank you!

Quote:

Today may there be 
peace within. 

May you trust 
that you are exactly 
where you are meant to be.

May you not forget 
the infinite possibilities 
that are born of faith 
in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts 
that you have received
and pass on the love 
that has been given to you.

May you be content 
with yourself
just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle
into your bones, 
and allow your soul
the freedom to sing, 
dance, praise and love.

It is there for each 
and every one of us.



Oh yes, the fourth day business...to be honest, I haven't a clue what happened on the fourth day. It is what has happened since I read this quote that mattered. I am writing to you...passing on the love. :)


Sending you warm wishes from Vietnam...


Jeanne xx


PS... I took the photo above this past weekend on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam...it made me think of you. :)

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful words.
    Speaking true, blogging has been an experience that sifts people into an interesting mix by choice to show up as well as not show up. I read mainly art, design, food, crafts, travel and photography blogs. Overall, there is a marked absence of men posting that I'm sure live in homes decorated in white that love animals, can sew, and bake cake from scratch. The lack of diversity goes deeper, sadly. Life is what it is. I feel appreciating those who touch our lives in positive ways is important to our spiritual well being.
    Thank you for the invite
    I'd order up a vodka sunrise and big bowl of fried veggies.

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    1. Speaking true is always a good thing Maywyn and I love that you would put a big bowl of fried veggies with your vodka sunrise. You have me thinking....what would I bring to the table? When I sat at the table above I sipped on champagne. Saying that, chips and beer come to mind too. Ah..decisions! Wishing you a Happy New Year Maywyn!! :)

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  2. A beautiful picture and a beautiful quote. Thank you for sharing! Bonnie

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    1. You are welcome Bonnie...and THANK YOU! Happy New Year! :)

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  3. YES,there are many of us who have touched our lives by this blog world!I include YOU in mine........
    I like the bit about "there comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama....."I have just reached that STAGE of LIFE and am ENJOYING the PERFORMANCE even more.There have been a few close to me that have DEVASTATED ME to the CORE..........they have finally left my thoughts.......although it has taken YEARS!HAPPY NEW YEAR MADAME VIETNAM!WE ADORE YOU!XX

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    1. Thank you La Contessa! I underlined a few parts but the one that struck me most was "Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living". Here is to LIVING and here is to YOU! Happy New Year my friend, wishing you the happiest of New Year's...YOUR WAY! xx

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  4. Thank you Jeanne. Wishing you a wonderful new year. I am so glad to have found you and can tag along on your wonderful adventures.

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    1. And to you Lorna, I hope you received my note about your postcard. It arrived on Christmas Day, what a gift, thank you!! Looking forward to carring on "the talk" in 2015. Happy New Year!! :)

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  5. Jeanne, that is a gorgeous photo. I could sit on that dock for hours - perhaps days - and enjoy that view. Thanks for inviting us.

    It has been lovely to follow your travels thru Vietnam and i am half-sorry that they will end in 2015, but am so much enjoying your work at Tahilla Farm and cannot wait to see the finished product. Hope that 2015 will be a wonderful year for the H's and that Mr. H will love his relocation to New England. You have been a good blog friend and i can't wait to get started on the next adventure.

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    1. Thank you so much Webb! I had to laugh, Mr. H read your comment this morning and wondered if I forgot to tell him something (moving 2015). So much has happened this past year, and it is a long story. We will move..in more ways than one. When is always the big question. Stay tuned! Wishing you a very Happy New Year Webb....filled with joy, love..and contunitued success with your green thumb! ;)

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  6. An interesting message and request. Perhaps it can include past and present.I love the photo and the poem.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Mr. H.

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    1. Thank you Edgar and I agree, a lifetime of guests would be wonderful. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

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  7. Sending you much Love, Jeanne. Thank you for everything, for being you, for sharing so much that is wonderful and inspiring here. Wishing you and Mr H a fantastic 2015!

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    1. Thank you Heather...sending it right back to you! Happy New Year!! :)

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  8. Dear Jeanne
    I wrote an earlier comment which doesn't seem to have been received. I read your post and I am sending you warmest wishes from a very sunny but frosty Norfolk where we are training a new puppy. She has just had her first ever walk and it is wonderful to watch the joy and delight with which she greets her new world. It reminds me to look at everything with the immediacy and anticipation of pleasure she has. I have so enjoyed your blog this year and thank you for the pleasure you give through it. I wish you and all yours peace and happiness for 2015 and I look forward to following more of your adventures. Thank you for sharing them.
    Ceri

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    1. I love your puppy tale Ceri! I can just imagine the joy she must bring to you all. Thank you for your kind words...wishing you joy each and every day in 2015. Happy New Year! :)

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  9. Thank you for passing on the love Jeanne. To be content with ourselves, just the way we are...is a blessing and pure joy. I will be passing this along. But first I want to sit with the words, alone, allowing them to soak further into my bones and spirit.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

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    1. And to you Jennifer! I did the same, soak it in...and enjoy! Happy New Year!! :)

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  10. I loved every minute of this wonderful post. That photo of thectablevis breathtaking. I need some photography lessons! Happy New year Jeanne!

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    1. Thank you Cindy...the photo is easy, I took it with my iPhone. Happy New Year!!

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  11. Beautiful posting as always. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    May we be blessed with the very best.
    Jeanne

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    1. Thank you Jeanne...Happy New Year wishes to you! :)

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  12. Thank you for a beautiful blog that I have greatly enjoyed reading. This post and especially the quote/poem was the best one for where I am in life right now. On the surface, it seems simple to accept where and who we are at any given time, but sometimes it takes a real work of grace for that to happen. Peace definitely comes when we can let go of expectations.
    Thanks and blessings to you from warm Florida,
    Paula

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    1. Thank you for you lovely message Paula. Very best wishes to you and yours for a year filled with joy. Happy New Year! :)

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  13. Jeanne,

    A beautiful request and a beautiful post! The photo is magical and the words to the poem seemed to speak directly to where I am at today. This year has been one of the most challenging for me, personally, professionally and spiritually. I am so looking forward to a new start and new adventures!

    I hope Jeanne that 2015 brings you more happiness, adventures and more time with your family(altogether). I am looking forward to seeing the progress of your beautiful farm and of course following along on your travels, preparations for your sons wedding, your beautiful photography and so much more!

    Have a fabulous day dear Jeanne! Thank you for always making my day brighter with your posts, comments and post cards! You are a special person and I am blessed to have found you in this fast land of blogging.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth...your words are kind and very much appreciated. Thinking of you and hoping your year is much brighter. I think we both are happy to see the end of 2015...a new day, a new dawn, a new year..about time! All the best...xx

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  14. How I would love to have you sitting at my table tonight, Jeanne!
    Hoping we see each other again, sooner rather than later.
    Much love and best wishes for this brand new year!
    xoxo
    Pamela

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    1. Thank you Pamela...I know we will one day.I am putting bets on Tahilla Farm. Happy New Year!! xx

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  15. Beautiful, thank you Jeanne...wishing you a very Happy New Year.
    With my love xx

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    1. You are very welcome Catherine...sending you warm wishes from Vietnam. Happy Happy New Year! xx

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  16. Love this and love your photos of Phu Quoc...many blessings to you for a happy and healthy 2015! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Sandy...all the best to you and yours in 2015. May it be filled with joy and travel! ;) xx

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