Real-Life Truths

For this I was born!

Have you even experienced a moment in time, as you are going about your business, when you hear a God-whisper telling you "This, my child. It is for this that you were born!"? Oh, how I have longed for this my whole life. I have lived to please others and to tick all the boxes. I have sought perfection with vehement effort and I have failed so miserably, so many times. I have primmed and primped, I have tolled and strived…

I wish it was Christmas every day!

Oh how I love Christmas! I love the entire season and all that it means and stands for. I love the preparing, the craziness, the organising, the busy-ness. I love the cosiness, the calm, the generosity, the reflection, the positivity it produces. I love the card writing and reading, the gift giving and receiving, the meal sharing and fellowship. I love the carols, the candles, the decorations, the delicious food, the treats, the event attending, the festivities and all the…

HOME!!!

What does HOME mean to you? Do you think of it as a safe place or haven? A place of comfort or peace? Or does home mean a place of fear, abuse, mistreatment, not measuring up, or discontentment? Is home a messy place or a clean, cosy place? Is home somewhere you cherish and feel cherished? Is home full of love, friendship and family or broken relationships? Is home somewhere you long to be or a place you can't wait…

Thanksgiving 2017

On Saturday, we celebrated Thanksgiving - Aussie style. Even though we live in Australia, during the summer-heat and don't have the Thursday off to celebrate like our American friends, we have decided that it is something worth celebrating. So, for the last four years, we have arranged a wonderful Saturday lunch get-together where we invite some of our family friends over for a delicious feast of Turkey and all the trimmings, with Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Then we take the…

You are… GENUINE!

The word GENUINE is defined in the English dictionary as "truly what something is said to be; authentic; possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality or origin; not counterfeit; properly so-called; free from pre-tense, affection or hypocrisy; descended from the original stock; pure in breed." The word originated in the late 16th century (in the sense ‘natural or proper’): from Latin genuinus, from genu ‘knee’ (with reference to the Roman custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn child by placing it…

Taking a moment…

Life has been really busy lately. I know, I know, yours has been the same! Everyone seems to be suffering the same fate and living on the crazy busy train. Well, I decided that it was time to pull on the wire that sounds the alarm, cos I was jumping off the 'crazy busy train' at the next stop. This was my stop. Time to pull the plug on busy-ness and find some rest, some peace and recharge the batteries.…

Learning to let go…

As I step out of my job and into a new season in my life, I am struggling with the "letting go" of it all. The over-played Frozen song comes to mind as I keep telling myself to step away, walk away, don't interfere, they'll be ok. My A-type personality is all over making sure that the job is done properly and the details are checked. I need the 't's' crossed and the 'i's' dotted. I'm worried that if it's not…

A New Year…

So, it's a new year! All the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season is over, all the decorations have been packed away (and the house looks kind of empty), the special table settings are back in their buffet, the alcohol has all been consumed, the sumptuous food and delicacies have all been eating (and now the cupboards are bare), the Christmas DVD's have been relegated to the back of the shelf and the Christmas outfits hung in the back…

Happiness…

I have discovered that I can't be some one else's happiness. I can't make someone be happy. I can't be their vehicle to happiness. I know it all sounds a bit ominous, but stay with me and I'll explain... In the past few weeks, someone close to me was feeling pretty low and down on life. Now, this person has got a lot going for them. To be really honest, their life is pretty good. They have a family who…