Good afternoon to you,
I’m thinking of you all today lovely Miramily, for I know that the death of Our Queen naturally causes considerable reflection on life.
We’re together in experiencing the end of an era and I know for many it will bring up difficult memories, past griefs, and an unsettled feeling, as whatever we feel about the Royal Family, a steadfast woman has been at the helm all our lives and given us an often-unknowing sense of assurance and calm amongst many trials.
The greatest thing that strikes home for me is the loss of the Queen’s impeccable values and attributes. The tributes all speak of her patience, kindness, faithfulness, goodness, duty, service, peace, and deep love and care.
I know that the only way to live my life is to try and do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God. - Queen Elizabeth II
I had a moment of gloom that those qualities are so rarely seen in leaders today, and perhaps her passing might mean the loss of them entirely. But of course, many people are working tirelessly in charity and community, to do good, show love, encourage, and be of service to each other. The Queen will always be an inspiration in that regard. As she would say, there is always hope.
I believe that, young or old, we have as much to look forward to with confidence and hope as we have to look back on with pride. - Queen Elizabeth II
We also know she had a wicked sense of humour and was full of joy, however, we didn’t want to gallop into your inbox in our usual silly fashion to tell you about our new products that launched this morning. They’re on the website but it’s more important to me and all at The Miranda Shop that we respect all that has been lost and reflect how we might want to honour her.