Blossoms bow

Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink I love when the blossoms come out – I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the blossoms die. The treesContinue reading “Blossoms bow”

Falling and rising in life

Everybody hurts. Everybody falls. But not everybody rises again. It’s so true that when we are down and out; when we fall on our knees; when we get knocked down … it’s so true that what we do next is what really matters. As somebody who is being currently knocked down, I want to justContinue reading “Falling and rising in life”

Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm

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”

Move in the direction of your dreams

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”

Rest to refresh your soul

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”

Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

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”

Enjoy the little things

One of the things I’ve been doing throughout lockdown is finding joy in the everyday things that are around us. It has been a wonderful practice to develop. Regularly Finding the joy in the little things helps us to develop a mindset of wonder at the beauty around us, as well as pulling our thought-worldContinue reading “Enjoy the little things”

Be true to yourself

Did you know that YOU are the most important person in your life? There will never be anybody that knows you the way you know you. This is why it is important that you are true to yourself. Being true to yourself starts with being honest with your self. It continues with presenting your trueContinue reading “Be true to yourself”

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”