02 March 2016

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering has the potential to be one of the most incredible facets of a persons life.
I have discovered that when we wander with a purpose we learn, about ourselves, our universe, other nations, people, books, children, spouses, friends.

"Not all who wander are lost," has been an empowering mantra of mine for many years.

 Written by J.R.R, Tolkien from The Lord Of The Rings.


I thought that just perhaps we could take a little time to get to know one another a little bit more. 
If this notion appeals to you (I hope it does) please join me in Wandering Wednesday.
Some weeks we will have a topic, other weeks we won't.

For our first Wandering Wednesday I am sharing my month of family and flowers.

I am also giving away this framed Wandering sign.

So please share your thoughts and I will announce the winner of the sign next Wednesday.




Today I am sharing thoughts from Maya Angelou (thank you Samantha) and a collage of my wanderings from the past month.



You do not need to have a blog in order to share your thoughts.
This is not a link party, it is a gathering of souls.

So, please write a way in the comment section and tell us where you wandered this past week, month, or even year!

You are automatically entered in the giveaway once you leave a comment.


xoxoxo

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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

28 comments:

  1. Hello, Jemma! Lovely images from the past month. Your grandchildren are adorable. I love to wander. Have a happy day!

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  2. "Not all those who wander are lost" is such a powerful line from a beautiful poem that is a favorite of mine. Your giveaway is truly lovely!

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  3. Good morning Jemma! What a nice idea! I too, have always loved that quote. I love your collage (your beautiful family, home etc) and the Maya Angelou quote. Lately I have wandered a lot in my mind. I can easily lose myself in thought. I have also had the desire just to hop in the car and see where I end up--no particular destination in mind. Your post reminds me of a song, The Happy Wanderer. that we used to sing in elementary school...."I love to go a wandering, along the mountain track, and as I go, I love to sing, my knapsack on my back.....and now I'm singing! LOL! Happy wanderings my friend! xoxo
    Linda

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    1. Oh I am so happy that you like this idea. Hopefully we will all gain a little more knowledge of our blog friends, we all visit so regularly it would be nice to share our weekly wanderings too.
      I know the feeling you speak of, just to get in the car and go!

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  4. In the past year we've wandered to Missouri, Oklahoma, Mexico and California. I love to go places but my favorite is right here at home. I never knew that quote was from Lord of the Rings. My son loves those books so much! I'll have to make sure and give him the quote in some form or another.

    I'm going to wander out to your house with a chocolate milk shake soon. :)

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    1. We have traveled similiar paths my friend, and now I have traveled to Rockwall by you.
      I will wait for my milkshake with a smile!

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    2. Stacey,
      You are invited to wander down to Mansfield, too, with a chocolate milkshake.

      Judith

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  5. Well, yesterday I wandered from the school I volunteer at to an upscale mall, then on to Walmart, and finally to vote. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the kids, window shopping, a delicious salad for lunch, practical shopping, and everything else.

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    1. What a satisfying day filled with so many enriching experiences. I am wondering if you went to North Park...

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  6. I wandered to Egypt ! :) Saw something in a book that had me on the Net next, exploring some mysteries of the Pyramid of Giza.

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  7. I wandered to Egypt ! :) Saw something in a book that had me on the Net next, exploring some mysteries of the Pyramid of Giza.

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  8. Awe...love your collage of your wanderings! Wandering Wednesday...catchy phrase and I love it. Here lately my mind seems to be wandering a lot! Ha! My wanderings right now is focused on my baby girl's Baby Shower Tea Luncheon this coming Sat. Believe me...my poor old mind is doing lots of wandering! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Cindy,
      So happy to know you like this new connection.
      Sending warm thoughts for a beautiful baby shower/tea.

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  9. Jemma, do you know that Maya Angelou is my absolute favorite? You said it so well here, and I am one who believes that it's not only important to wander but essential, especially by ourselves once in awhile. We see and hear many different things, and Yes, learn. I had a friend who once told me when I drove to her house by myself all the way to Riverside that she couldn't take a road trip like that because she would get bored with herself hahahaha. Although she loved it when I surprised her with a visit. I first saw these words "not all who wander are lost" at Hobby Lobby on a sweet picture similar to this one.

    Your collage is wonderful, Jemma, and I see that you wandered yourself a lot this past year. Happy March, my dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Maya Angelou pretty much had it all together and really "got it." I am happy to know that you and I share in this connection!

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  10. My kids' schedules and needs keep me pretty tied to home, but every now and then we try to wander as a family. This past weekend we wandered to the ocean, walked to the waves, got lost in a few fabulous beach neighborhoods, laughing and chatting on our way to nowhere in particular...and it was lovely!

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  11. Hi Jemma, I've wandered thru my house today- does that count? I wandered thru my yard and now I'm off to wander thru the plant nursery, which is always a fun and happy adventure!
    Looks like you had such a wonderful time visiting your family!
    Maya is such inspiration, isn't she? She's one of my favorites and her brilliance really got me thru some hard times in years past. She spoke from such a true place in her soul.

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  12. Jemma,
    Wandering this past week... lunch on Monday with friends, followed by bridge... lunch on Tuesday with different friends at Bravo Italian Restaurant in Ft Worth, got a much-needed haircut at a beauty salon after cutting my own bangs this weekend, wandered the Internet to make plane reservations to go to Alabama soon to take care of more her last IRS income filing, wandered in the yard taking photos of daffodils and blooming pear tree...

    Judith

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    1. ...evidently my MIND WANDERED in my comment... should have said ...Alabama soon to take care of my mom's last IRS income filing....

      Judith

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  13. Jemma, my post yesterday highlighted some of the places I've wandered since January ~ a rainbow unicorn birthday party for my grand niece, a trip to Los Angeles to help in the search of a bridal gown, and a trip to Dallas to meet up with QCI friends. Today a friend and I wandered to lunch and a stop in a favorite antique store. :-)

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  14. I wear that quote on a bracelet because it defines exactly who i am.
    This is a wonderful idea Joyce.
    My recent wanderings: I have made my usual morning rounds, I have had lunch with friends, I have wandered in my thinking about downsizing or moving nearer our grandsons, I have always wandered back home to my refuge, my haven, the place I love.

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  15. Good morning dearest friend! I am late; and my computer blacked out on me this morning so I am in a rush AGAIN to visit. I am sure glad that I got to meet you this past year, and hopefully this year get to wander over more often to get to KNOW YOU.

    I wish you a happy day as you soak in the sun for both of us.

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  16. I love your wandering! Isn't Maya Angelou wonderful? Her every word is a gift.

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  17. I have been out and about driving to Lexington to spend the night with my daughter and then on to my alma mater for an alumni meeting. Fun! Sheila

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  18. I think the travel bug is in my veins! My father has always said I was like his Mother ( who died when I was 6). Later I found out her passions were scrapbooking, travel & her church-that's where I get my hobbies, I guess! And I thought I was an original! She would take my dad & his twin every summer traveling by car, in the 1950's alone! She was actually in her 60's (she was their grandmother). Her goal was for the boys to see all 48 states & they did! She was quite an inspiration!
    I have been lucky enough to travel extensively although I'm still trying to hit all 50 states. I am about 6-8 short! I have been to places my Grandmother could only dream of-Europe, Turkey, Panama, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, the Carribean, Alaska & Hawaii! Yes, I have the travel bug & I've passed it to my kids, too!

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