Isn’t it strange how the lives of others can sometimes affect our own? A friend of mine recently had a ‘milestone’ birthday, which got me thinking and reassessing my life in lots of ways, probably because I too will be experiencing one of those ‘milestone’ birthdays, soon! Anyway, there’s no denying it, I’ve recognised lately … Continue reading How I Changed My Feelings About My Body
It's a beautiful day in some many ways, and for so many reasons. Its a brand new day, an opportunity for new beginnings, new smiles, new laughter, new memories and new thoughts, and maybe for thoughts of some old memories. Thoughts of cherished memories of cherished people, those we've loved and still love, even … Continue reading Remembering Stength
I have chased many dreams throughout my life, some have been purposeful and fun and others, well I suppose you could describe them as more nondescript – Some may say based on illusion, I prefer to think of them as learning footsteps, challenges from within, more seeking the real me or my purpose to being … Continue reading Chasing Your Dreams v Being a Mother
I’ve been decluttering my home and my attic recently, and I never realised how much stuff I had accumulated. It became quite clear that when there had been no obvious real home for each item or the kids had outgrown something still in good condition, yes, you guessed it; I’d just stored it in the … Continue reading Clutter, is it ever plain and simple, and just clutter?
Whilst going through some of my photos, and of course they were more than thought provoking, I came across several that were taken last Summer when I enjoyed a picnic in the woods with my youngest daughter and four of my grandchildren. We had shared a really wonderful afternoon snacking in the shade whilst sitting … Continue reading Priceless Moment…So Simple….It’s Just LOVE
Strange how we often feel the need to take 'stock' of our lives, especially when we begin to feel that we don't have full control, or when we suddenly notice that life is filled with uncomfortable things - the things that we find ourselves noticing and would prefer not to have to deal with. Like when you realise its … Continue reading Being Thankful
We hadn’t had Alfie very long when we went to one of my son’s for Sunday lunch, and of course we took Alfie. We were a little concerned that he might embarrass us a little if he had a little accident or left a little unwanted present somewhere, but we decided to brave the moment … Continue reading Playtime with the Grandchildren
Read a beautiful post this morning. Of course it centred on love, this being Valentine's Day, but it centred on so much more, too. I commented that it was a gift, and it certainly felt like a gift, not one packaged with a bow, but a gift to the heart and to thought. The writer … Continue reading Love
After reading one of the newsletters that I receive regularly I found myself thinking and reflecting - I'd woke about 6 this morning, and everyone was still sleeping, so after taking the time to view the beautiful, calm, blue sky through my living room window and feel thankful for all the opportunities that today may … Continue reading Just Thinking…
I opened my eyes this morning and just knew that it was going to be a beautiful and wonderful day, filled with happiness and joy and unexpected and expected gifts. Now the fact that it was my birthday led me to believe that I would experience some lovely moments and of course I had expectations … Continue reading Can You See the Sunshine In Your Life?
Mother's Day is always a special day, a time for families and for sharing love and appreciation. This year was a little different for our family as it was the first Mother's Day without Mum. Strange but I found myself really reflecting on something that I suppose one takes for granted. Last year we all … Continue reading Acknowledging My Appreciation
So often we box up 'love' or the thought of 'love' into little packages based on our own intriguing perspectives - Shared exuberances like delicious melting flavours from an expensive chocolate box, or all wrapped up in the warmth and cosiness of winter blankets in front of a cottage fire; sadly for some maybe more like … Continue reading How Do You Box Up ‘LOVE’
Please forgive the silence of my blog over the past few weeks we have just recently laid my wonderful mother to rest. After a very long arduous journey and all her suffering our prayers were answered and Mum passed very peacefully. I've searched within myself to try and make sense of it all and reflection has helped … Continue reading Forgive the Silence