Friday, July 1, 2011

things I am loving.....



Joining in with Paisley Jade for things I am Loving....

I am loving my daughter's natural inclination to make people feel better about themselves.  I am loving what I had the good fortune to witness in my home.   Her friend is being bullied at school and is, understandably very emotional - during an outburst of emotion this little girl blurted out some very negative things about herself.  I was so impressed with my girl in the nurturing,generous and genuine way she responded to her friend. Amongst the hugs, she reinforced the friend's wonderful attributes and then changed the tone of the moment by instigating an "afternoon tea" with the ever healing Cupcakes and popcorn!  I was completely blown away as she made her friend take the lead and actively learn from her friend,  telling her friend who is older, that she " wanted to be just like her", trying to pump up her friend's self esteem. I  lurked in the background and let them make cupcakes and pop popcorn ( for safety purposes), and listened to their exchange.  It was so beautiful to witness  trust, love and friendship bloom in my kitchen.  My privilege indeed as this day I remember how blessed I am to have children in my home  not just mine but sharing others'  children  as well.




I am loving making curries - warm and spicy, with colours that glow warmth and hint at the exotic. This baby is a beef korma, I threw in a handful of red lentil, egg plants and capsicums. I cooked it slow, real slow on the stove and then we ate the next day. We were loving the flavours, the deep seated flavours....served with nutty brown rice and microwaved pappadums (why bother frying them)...Winter warming yummy.

8 comments:

Amy said...

What a gorgeous girl you have there Lynda. How great that she has the confidence in herself to be able to help her friend the way she has.

I only hope I can raise my kids to be like that.

It is great weather for curries at the moment. Yours looks great.

'Joyce' said...

oh Miss Prudence, how beautiful. Oh the pure sweetness of friendship and love. Thank you for posting this today. The world truly is a wonderful place to be in, when you have friends like your beautiful daughter. Take pride Mumma for you have taught her well. Have a wonderful weekend at your place.

Renee said...

Sounds like you have got yourself a girl to be proud of there! My Nana always said most people can have sympathy, but only some have empathy. That's fantastic she is obviously a sensitive soul. xx

PaisleyJade said...

Mmmm! Your curry sounds so delish! What a sweetie your daughter is - lovely. xoxo

Sara said...

Oh that gave me goosebumps, your daughter is so lovely. And of course it's you she's learnt it from, so you should be proud not just of her but also of yourself and your parenting. Beautiful moment, I hope she grows up to have many more of them - I'm sure she'll never be short of friends :)

Catherine said...

How sweet! You should be very, very proud of your lovely daughter! Have a lovely weekend! Cx

trixi said...

Miss Prudence, I have just read all your daily updates for the week...it sounds as if you are really making the best of your fortnight of change... I guess when you go outside and enjoy the world around you, you can't help but feel good.
Have a lovely weekend...and those 6am pancakes sure look good!

Catherine said...

You have a beautiful girl with a sweet heart, you must be very proud of her and of you too, to have raised such a thoughful and caring person. xo