Friday Check In – I’m a bad blogger

I know, I know.
I can’t believe how one missed day turns into two… and then two turns into a whole week!
I do read my comments from my iPad but I’m certainly not about to try and answer them from there. Not only do I have fat fingers that type all sorts of funny things that auto correct has a field day with, it’s just so unwieldy doing it from there. So you have my humblest apologies. Continue reading

My Tree of Life

For some time now I have wanted a pendant with the Tree of Life on it. Why? I don’t know really. They just speak to me I guess. Anyway I developed a desire for one and I’ve been on the lookout for a nice one for some time.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago (when we were out and about with Son and DIL) cruising the main street of Mapleton, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, we wandered into a little store that had the most gorgeous lanterns hanging outside. Continue reading

Through my Lens – Life

Life has a habit of catching us off-guard when we least expect it. How we react to circumstances can also sometimes catch us off-guard.
And that is how my week began last Monday.
Suffice to say, the issues that arose were not with me. However I have not escaped unscathed as I have fought all week with the black dog as a result.
However, I am a fighter and I am strong. The dog will not drag me along after him whilst I hang gamely onto its leash in my attempts to reign him in. Continue reading

Tuesday Quote

When looking for today’s quote to share, I found many, many fine and wonderful quotes but I kept coming back to “Gratitude” as the theme for the today’s quote.

I am a big believer in gratitude as a way of overcoming many things in our lives. Life isn’t always easy, and it isn’t always sunshine, rainbows and lollipops; however it can be made much simpler by developing an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. Continue reading

Farewell 2014

The end of a year tends to bring thoughts of self-reflection of the past months to most people. No doubt the tv will be filled tonight with compilations of news stories from the past year. Some of that will be pleasant to review however most of it will not.
The world’s media tends to only focus on what is bad in the world these days and unfortunately there has been too much darkness over the past twelve months.

But what about me?
What has my year held? Continue reading

Gratitude for the things we overlook

This morning as I browsed my FB feed, I came across a meditation by Louise Hay. I thought I’d listen to it and see what it was like.
As far as meditations goes, it wasn’t too bad however what really caught my attention was the general focus of her words.
For those that are not aware of Louise Hay, she is very driven by gratitude. This is one of her teachings that I have readily adopted and I strive to incorporate into my daily life.
As I listened to Louise’s words this morning, she reminded me of the little things that we often overlook in life that we should have incredible gratitude for. Continue reading

The cat meows….

…. and my world returns to normal.

The past week has been a whirlwind of chaos including shopping, baking, food preparation, cleaning, visiting and a constant stream of visitors through our door.
I have ached for it all to return to normal.
And today it did.
Once the cat meowed, I realised that my crazy family was entirely back to normal. Continue reading