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”

Struggle, strength & falling in mud

I was talking with a friend recently about some of the struggles I have been facing. It was Christmas day and I had spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself but trying my best to convince myself that it was okay; that I was okay. Friends had dropped by in the evening andContinue reading “Struggle, strength & falling in mud”

Intention, bravery and your making your choices

This morning I enjoyed a beautiful breakfast on my own in my apartment. It was a rare moment of cosy calmness that just made me smile with joy. Not every moment is like this though. Life is made of a million moments, some of them calm and cosy, while others are crazy and chaotic. IContinue reading “Intention, bravery and your making your choices”

Roots and depth of character

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”

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”

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”

Your value is in who you are

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”

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”