Sunday, January 5, 2014

Take a Chill Pill

This post has nothing to do with the soaring heat we have been having.

Yesterday I woke up angry. I was so pissed off with EVERYTHING. So, so, angry. I was even angry at God.

Unfortunately it was not the angry that gave me 'fire in my belly' and got me working.

It was the angry that made me want to slap everyone. To scream and rant. To be VERY sarcastic and cruel.

I sort of quarantined myself to my bedroom for the sake of everyone else.

I gave up hours of peace yesterday but you know what - I had a much better day today, not in spite of it, but because of it.

And for all those men who were thinking it - no..it was not that time of the month. It's not always about the hormones you know.


 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Res.o.lute

New Year and resolutions. They go hand in hand. Think of all that hopeful well wishing going on globally. People pondering on what it is that's going to make them a better person - making resolutions that this year will be the one when things will change.

Statistically, by and large, many of those hopes do not come to fruition. Why do we do this to ourselves over and over again when Jan 1 ticks over?

I like to think that this pattern continues because we have an aulteristic vision that if we change ourselves we can be more for the ones around us.

This year rather than naming lots of resolutions I am going to think about being 'resolute'.

Resolute - adj. Firm in purpose or belief, steadfast, firm or determined; unwavering, steadfast.

This year I would like to be steadfast and determined. They are strengths I would like to develop. If I concentrate on them then maybe those 'wishful thinkings' may play out through the year

 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Back Again - with a little bit of this and a little bit of that

Ok. This blog has sat stagnate for so long. Unfortunately it has sat there in the back of my mind nagging me to do something about it.

I kept coming up with perfect times for me to kick of the blog again, but stuff always got in the way. (Part of the stuff being feeling stupid for letting it go so long - gotta love that self-recrimination.)

But this one day of the year allows for the clocks to be reset. Now it's 'who cares'. It's a new year. We get to kick things off again.

No huge promises. Just little bits of this. Oh and maybe some little bits of that.

Happy New Year everyone!

Is there something in your lives that you will kick off again on this day of new promises?

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Gratitude #59

I just love this photo. My Dad in his element. A country man in a country setting.

My Dad works tirelessly everyday of his life to give Mum, myself and my siblings the best he can.

He is a man of conviction. A loyal man. A good man.

And I love him very much.

 

My fabulous father. Forever family.



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Gratitude #58

I have been remiss - it has been some time. I'm actually a year older since I last blogged. Once again I hop back on the wagon, reins in hand.

I have been singing for some time and more often than not I take for granted the gift I have been blessed with. This morning I sang at a funeral for a work friend. It was moving to sing with others in harmony and to be able to give something to the celebration of Marie's life. I am grateful to be able to share this talent and honored that I am asked to do so.

 

The gift of song. Gratefully shared.



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gratitude #57

Let me introduce our newest family member - Caruso. Our little opera singer. Who needs a rooster when you can be woken to the trills of a canary. He is a delight.

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Caruso Canary. Our cheerful chirper.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Gratitude #56

In our renovation plans I was very keen to have a big opening onto the deck from our bedroom. Hubby wasn't overly keen as he loves the bedroom to be as dark as possible. However we have been grateful every morning to pull aside the blinds and let the day in. I love it. We are very fortunate.

 

 

Pull back the blinds. Let the outside in.