It is our roots that help us to stand tall in life. The depth of our character is not found in our actions (these are merely the evidence of our character). True character begins deep down in the depths of our very heart and soul. Our attitudes, thoughts, and actions flow from our inner character.Continue reading “Roots and depth of character”
No matter what is going on in your life please remember that there is always something to hope for. True hope leads to positive outcomes – it will not leave you disappointed. Holding on to hope is a measure of your resilience and determination to overcome. You are able. You are strong. You are resilient.Continue reading “Hold on to hope”
I have been considering lately the idea of ‘peace in a storm’. It’s a well known thought that the ‘eye of the storm’ is the most peaceful part of a tornado. While the tornado rages it’s centre is a place of calm. Chaos is external, while calm is internal. With a little self-awareness and theContinue reading “Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm”
It is easy to do the expected thing, the usual thing, the normal thing. We are often encouraged not to dream, not to dare, and not to move in the direction of our dreams. Dreamers are thought to be time wasters, lazy, or having their head in the clouds. This is as far from theContinue reading “Move in the direction of your dreams”
every day bright sun rises Heralding new surprises. Rising, falling, Never stalling. End of day brightness dropping Dark descends, with daylight stopping.
Those who know me know that faith plays a large part in the strength I’ve found in my life journey. Taking time out to reflect and think have been important disciplines. Putting faith aside, it is important to stop; to reflect; to rest and renew your strength. When we carry burdens our strength gets quicklyContinue reading “Rest to refresh your soul”
The shining sun reminds us that there is still hope. The sunshine tells us that there is beauty in the mess. Bright skies tell us that storms pass.
There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments ofContinue reading “Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances”
I recently went to Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. As I walked with my family we arrived at a beautiful pebble beach. All along the beach there were beautiful pebble towers I instantly began looking for the tallest tower. And then began to build my tallest tower. Why do we feel the needContinue reading “Your value is in who you are”