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...
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 .
take a moment
treat yourself to a special "hyacinth"