Hair Blues

My grand daughter Poppy, wants, among other things, to be a hairdresser.  She has her own hair dressing kit and only needed a head to practice on.  This is where I came in. My head was available.  Being between jobs it wasn’t that important what I look like and at my age, really, can anything…

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Treasure Hunt

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and…

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Mother Gone Wild – Grateful Fridays

Like all mums I wanted to do the right thing by my kids.  Lead them.  Love them. Patiently teach them the important things in life and send them out mature and gracious adults. I wanted to be a great mum, an extraordinary mum, a virtual paragon of motherhood.  I was going to be a wonderful…

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Beach Me

Gratitude has allowed me to love the beach.  I have gone from someone who hated the beach to someone who cannot get enough of it!  So strange and I have gratitude to thank. I just decided to start looking at the things that were at the beach to like.  Now I cannot recall why I…

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Grateful for Music

It is very late.   I have just gotten home from seeing a band.  A new band.  Lovely young men just starting out – the new Neil Young I think. They are called The Wild Comforts. Go and LIKE them, they are so likeable. I am grateful for music!!   Imagine life without it. I remember being…

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The Great Pain

23 years ago this week I was about 36 weeks pregnant when a horrible pain started in my belly.  It was similar to a very bad stitch.   I let Phil know, as you do.  Gradually through the day it got worse.  I let Phil know, as you do.   It wasn’t labour and I was…

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Thank you Notes

Thank you Notes I read a book a while ago called 365 Thank Yous  and when I went to write about it today I found that it has been renamed “A Simple Act of Gratitude” for the paperback edition.   The author, John Kralik,  tells the wonderful story of a life transformed through Thank You Notes –…

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Bits and Pieces of Joy

I was delighted this week by many things, here are a few: * Hailey’s husband, Andrew, arrived fresh from the shopping haven of Melbourne and came (rather cruelly I thought) to collect his girls from our house. Andrew always looks like mr cool. Even his t shirts are to die for. If you judge people…

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The Little Things are not Little

We have had a little card printed that looks exactly like a polaroid. It is a copy of one of Hailey’s original photos from the 365 Project. We give it out as a business card/gratitude reminder. It says: The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. I so have to get that card out.…

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