Saying YES opens the doors to joy in your life

Say YES. Today what will you say YES to? There’s so much going on in life that sometimes we unintentionally say yes to the wrong things. We say yes to the things that hold us back, and the things that keep us bound up in pain, grief, and despair. Say YES to living happy. SayContinue reading “Saying YES opens the doors to joy in your life”

Struggling to cope? Get support

I recently shared a post from The Samaritans on Facebook. It talked about the rise in suicides during the time of COVID-19 and I was really struck by the rise in suicides. My heart aches with sadness as I consider how difficult life can be for many of us. I’ve never considered suicide, but IContinue reading “Struggling to cope? Get support”

A little reminder to keep remembering what’s important today (and every day)

Have you ever forgotten something so important that it messes with your head when you cannot remember it? I hate when that happens. There are certain things we need to remember, like our partner’s birthday, facts for an exam, or remembering to go to the toilet on a regular basis. There are other things it’sContinue reading “A little reminder to keep remembering what’s important today (and every day)”

Everyone has to matter or no one does

I was watching the drama Gotham recently when I was struck by the quote in my title. In the episode Detective Gordon is making the point that in society everyone needs to matter – including the homeless, the runaways and the (so-called) undesirables. Gordon is the one person who believes Gotham can be better –Continue reading “Everyone has to matter or no one does”

There’s beauty in the breakdown

Brokenness is part of humanity. Wherever you are in the world today you will see brokenness: poverty, displaced peoples, violence, mental illness, relational – the ‘broke’ list is endless! But all around us there is something else – there is deep and profound beauty that can rekindle joy even for a moment in the darkestContinue reading “There’s beauty in the breakdown”

Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

I thought I would share my recent thoughts around the #coronavirus as people think about self isolating and the world locks down. There’s a lot of worry and anxiety, stress and confusion. The future feels daunting and uncertain. Here’s my advice in a nutshell – along with some of my recent life messages: FIND THEContinue reading “Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…”

Kindness is giving your strength away

kindness can be seen by some as a weakness in character because it makes you vulnerable and open to people treating you like a mug. This is one way of looking at kindness (bear with me) – but kindness is NOT weakness – it is the humble use of your strength. Kindness uses its strengthContinue reading “Kindness is giving your strength away”

Fighting fear with kindness

So last month there were so many posts about being kind and looking out for one another. This month we have reports of people fighting over paracetamol and toilet paper as they seek to ‘hoard essentials’ in fear of the Coronavirus. Isn’t it heartbreaking? It’s so easy to be kind when life is good; turnsContinue reading “Fighting fear with kindness”