Fully restored

I wrote yesterday about how I was restoring an old bench – I thought I’d do a little update and show you the end result. Bench restored. The bench has had the debris removed. The old rotten slat has been replaced. We cleaned it up. We repainted it. We placed it in the garden toContinue reading “Fully restored”

An introduction to living on purpose

Living life on purpose is about choosing to live life according to what makes you feel most fulfilled. Many of us just go through life being knocked here and there in life, career and interests, without thinking about what we really want. Purpose is such an abstract concept: it is hard to pin down, whichContinue reading “An introduction to living on purpose”

Getting a little disoriented

I recently visited one of the most beautiful little villages in the UK. St Abbs is a tiny Scottish fishing village nestled close to the Scotland-England border and it is simply gorgeous. I was snapping photos left, right and centre (and I guess driving my very patient children a little crazy as the danced onContinue reading “Getting a little disoriented”

How to feel alive

Today I feel very alive. You know… that feeling somewhere between deep contentment and cheesy bliss. I wonder what makes you feel alive. That feeling comes to us all on occasion, and it arrives in a variety of ways. For some, it is found in the embrace of a loved one. For others it isContinue reading “How to feel alive”

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”

Your Life is your big adventure

Maksud continued walking. The sun beat down mercilessly upon her back while solitary clouds evaporated as quickly as they appeared. She had walked for days without sight nor sound of any living being. Water was just a dream. Wearily she lifted her head, looking to the horizon and the setting sun. Darkness was falling, aContinue reading “Your Life is your big adventure”

The search for joy can be hard

I caught my wife studying hard last week. She was caught up in the world of concentration seeking information and studying to apply it to heart and mind. So I captured the moment. Why? Because I wanted to remind myself that chasing dreams, or joy, or goals always involves hard work. Wishful thinking does notContinue reading “The search for joy can be hard”