at home with ann


Posted on: 13 November 2006

I first posted this almost a year ago in January and since then I have visited to so many new interesting and fascinating blogs. Reading others views, perceptions, writings, poetry and quotes brought this back to my mind and I would like to share it with you once again please.

The following words were found on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits,
I dreamed of changing the world.
As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.
But, it too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realise:
If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family.
From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.

With these thoughts I wish you all a good week.


17 Responses to "REPEATING MYSELF"

Profound. What would we all have Vincent change in himself?

For me, it would be the fact that HE ISN’T HERE WITH ME!

Wow, that is very moving, thought provoking and oh, so true. Thank you for sharing that, I think I needed it today. HUGS!

Ann, very wise words indeed. Something I need to remind myself of from time to time – I guess this is a perfect time.

Thank you for that. xox Booba

val: I didn’t actually have vdo in mind when I posted this; it was more a case of introspection so only Vincent knows what changes he would want to make for himself.

{{{{pinky}}}} hugs back and you’re welcome

g: thanks, but don’t us mamas think we can do it all… like supermum

well worth re-visiting!

Very profound

Gotta love those Anglican Bishops – I am always proud to walk in their footsteps!

Hi Ann – One thing I have really learnt in life, is that the more ok I become with myself, the more ok the people/world around me becomes and they don’t have to do anything about it. The grandchildren are too beautiful – those pics are adorable. Good luck with the poundage loss program. It is such a hard discipline to master but I am sure you can do it. Have a good week too. xxoo

“The more I see the less I know
The more I like to let it go..hey oh”

Thanks for reminding me…

Grace: thanks
Diane: profound but easy to understand
Kate: amen
Dawn: I’m already on the slippery slope of the dieting… oh well
Claire: wise words too

thanks for visiting

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

**If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family.
From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.

OMG I so love this! Thats sooo true. U cant change the world but u CAN change YOUR world.


Thanks Ann!
This is just wonderful!
Thanks for your visit!
I am so very happy to have you vist me…and I love visiting your blogs!



Wow – outstanding quote. It’d make a great poster.

Hello Darling Ann! I have read this before- and so loved it then. But, I had forgotten it, so, I thank you for the reminder. It is so very true, and so sweetly written! Thanks! :)Alex

this is lovely, and it is a shame we all come to this late in life! your grandbabies are Beautiful…what big eyes you have little mo mo!
am right there with you on the diet..i have lost some, but my shape is still round! i am 5’3″ and top and middle are one and the same with a probably 15 inch difference at the hips! the trick i have been using, and so far has worked, is that i have set no real goal, i am happy if i havent gained anything each week, then if i go down a pound i am really happy…i find that if i set a goal i get easily discouraged because it just doesnt come off as fast as it used to.

Wow! What wise words… and how true! Thank you for sharing. I hope your day is a blessed one.

Love this one Ann. Thanks!!

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