We are in the in-between time right now. The pause between this year and the next. The time that I naturally reflect and consider, dream and plan, evaluate and pray, for the year that has passed, and the year to come. Each year I like to choose a word or phrase for the year and 2015 … Continue reading on 2015 and the difference between planes and trains
Last night just as I was going to sleep, I suddenly realised I needed to take morning tea for kindy today. You see this weekend was full of birthday parties, and today my eldest has an excursion, my youngest is dressing up as a book character and I forgot that I needed to take a … Continue reading finish well
Prompted by Elaine's comment on yesterday's post Now What? and a technique that Brené Brown uses, today I wrote myself a permission slip. It says "you have permission to stop". As I wrote those words, others flowed out of my worn out and weary soul, and on to the page. You see I am a … Continue reading permission
focus on the details
My girls have a show they love to watch, a craft show, where the presenter creates amazing things out of random household products. He slowly crafts and creates, and a cereal box transforms to a recognisable blob. But at the end, he says "now let's add the details". And that is when this cereal box … Continue reading focus on the details
what do foxes have to do with joy anyway?
We live in a culture of complaining. A culture where the answer to the standard greeting “how are you?”, is “busy” or “stressed”. Or we use it as a way to list all our problems as we detail just how complicated and hard and complex our life is. I was struck by a line in … Continue reading what do foxes have to do with joy anyway?
on being intentional
I have a love-hate relationship with the word intentional. Intentional: performed by or expressing intention, deliberate; of or relating to intention or purpose I love thinking things through, planning and making lists. But I worry that too much planning can make life boring and staid with no room for spontaneity. So I have struggled with it … Continue reading on being intentional