Saturday, April 23, 2011


One of my mother's favorite quotes' was this
“If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, 
Sell one and from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul”    Muslih-uddin Sadi
She taught us to remember to give ourselves a "Hyacinth" now and then 
She wasn't referring to the flower ,but rather to those special things in life we need to nourish our minds,our hearts...
our souls 
In the busy work a day world, we rush from place to place,
from  one task to anther .
Often we forget to take a moment for ourselves,a moment to read a good book,view a piece of art, feel the sunshine on our face....
In today's economy  most of us are watching every penny .
We feel guilty to use even the smallest part of our budget for anything but the essential "bread "of life.
We forget we also need to the feed our soul .

Times in my life when I was really feeling down ,my mother would remind me ..."you need a little hyacinth "
She would somehow find the money for the smallest treasure...maybe just a  bottle of  pretty nail polish or a new lipstick . And those things did make me feel better !
They reminded me to find some joy in every little thing and to remember tomorrow would be a new day. 

These days my  "hyacinths " are often moments spent connecting with my beadie  friends . I love seeing their latest creations! 
I might buy just one really special  bead to hold and admire. 

On Easter Sunday my children will give me a real hyacinth flower to remember their Grandmother and her wisdom . They do this every year .
I hope her descendants will always value the importance of feeding both the body and the soul .

this week 
take a moment 
treat yourself to a special "hyacinth"
Bead Happy,


1 comment:

  1. What a lovely story and one so true. We all need to grow hyacinths in the gardens of our lives. Thanks for sharing, and a Happy Easter to you and your family.