I am, without question, an optimist. Very intentionally so. I learnt, as a 15-year-old, the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. I didn't realise it at the time, but it was a life-defining conversation that will forever shape who I am. It was a wintry day, wandering along one of my favourite beaches with my Nan. We both… Continue reading Diamonds
Yesterday someone pointed something out to me. Something really important. Something that I thought was a slightly funny but inconsequential moment, was actually potentially significant. Bear with me... Yesterday on the school run I had fractious kids - I blame Monday! I was pre-coffee and not really up for the noise levels that six kids, mostly boys, can produce (I also pick… Continue reading Making memories
This quote speaks for itself but can I just say, if you're looking for a great devotional resource, visit She Reads Truth, which is where I found these words. These study plans are written by a variety of authors - they are so genuine and heartfelt. I have the free app on my phone and… Continue reading My hope
The other day I drafted a post titled Grumpy Celiac. I'm glad I didn't publish as it was pretty wretched! To be fair, I was miserable. But this week, while acknowledging that it's not all roses, I'm back to being positive and in action mode. Last week I was feeling like, well, like I did before I was diagnosed Celiac.… Continue reading Grumpy celiac feeling better
This is my daughter's favourite song. Which I love for her - awesome lyrics. Not that I've created it, I'm going to print this and put it up on her noticeboard...
I don't think there is a single person who is living a perfect life. I mean, we all have problems, challenges, issues, trials, tribulations. Whatever you want to call them. There are a lot of us walking through this life hiding the bad stuff, I know I do. So this is probably a good reminder… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (November 13)
Sometimes the amazing kids are labelled the trouble kids. I come across them a lot in my job, which I've written about before. Recently I had a chat with a young person who absolutely broke my heart. After they left my room the song 'Hosanna' from Hillsong came to mind, specifically: "Open up my eyes to the… Continue reading Break my heart for what breaks yours
One simple sentence can change our world - the way we see it, what we think about. This happened to me at work. I work with teenagers who I happen to think are wonderful. Challenging sometimes, but I enjoy their company. They come to my room in the high school when they're either sent from… Continue reading Not in jail
We have a golden rule in our home. Well, we have a few. But this one, I wish was a universal thing. For our family, we take a Biblical stance. But I'm pretty sure it spans across all religions in some form. Really, it's just common sense. I believe the world would be a better place if we could… Continue reading Remember the golden rule
I've said before how much I love words and music and how lyrics impact me. These lyrics to Colton Dixon's song More of You are getting a lot of airplay and really resonate with me at the moment. I always liked Colton and was a bit gutted when he was kicked out of Idol. He has… Continue reading A SONG FOR THE JOURNEY
This was on my list of quotes to post. A great post by Amanda Grace that I can relate to in many ways prompted me to bump it up the list...
On Sunday I heard this: "If you're too busy to do that, then your busy is wrong". Your BUSY is WRONG. This has been in my head for days now and ties together a few things that have bugged me lately. I don't know about you but I've noticed the default answer to the question… Continue reading THE BUSY IS WRONG
For a self-confessed perfectionist and control freak, this is a big life lesson for me at the moment. I've read this quote a number of times and felt compelled to create it in a form for my own space - a note to self you could say. You can click through to this post for an example of… Continue reading NO NEED TO BE PERFECT
There are a ton of academic studies showing how being grateful can help us be better in body and mind. I'm a bit of a geek, I've read a few of those academic papers because it interests me. And because I'm pretty sure it's true. But you know what? We can read until the cows come… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY
"It is only a 60-inch journey from our head to our feet; but often times, it is the most difficult journey we embark upon. To move an idea from our head to our actions requires discipline: discipline to cut out distractions, discipline to get started, and discipline to get better." Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist