Keep hope alive

Purple irises I’ve come to love Irises - the purple iris is meant to symbolise hope. I keep reminding myself to hold on to hope - it’s important to have hope. There is nothing as sad as a hope-less person. We need hope to survive and thrive. In his wonderful book, “Man’s Search For Meaning”, … Continue reading Keep hope alive

Small things / Choices

Jean Nidetch This is of my favourite quotes: I believe this to be a universal truth. We may not always choose what happens to us in life, but we can choose how we respond. Our responses to life events help create better outcomes when we respond appropriately well. As Paul McGee, in one of his … Continue reading Small things / Choices

Do what makes you happier

Do what makes you happy What makes you happy? Do more of that. You spend enough time doing what makes you unhappy or discontent: do what helps you thrive! If you love painting, make time for that.If you love walking, make time for it.Feed your own soul with the seeds of happiness x

Sunday thoughts: Be a Mountain, not a cloud

Be the mountain x Most days we feel more like a cloud that’s blown wherever rather than a mountain that stands forever. Keep on standing firm in truth and I hope. Let your words, thoughts and actions always fall on the side of truth and love. That way, when the wind blows, you can stand … Continue reading Sunday thoughts: Be a Mountain, not a cloud

Too stressed to adore Him

Rich and poor came to adore Him O COME LET US ADORE HIM. It’s almost three weeks till Christmas Day. Family excitement levels will be rising (financial and relational pressures might be too) as each day passes. We all get busier as the day approaches ,or even looms for some). Faster, busier, louder, stressier. And … Continue reading Too stressed to adore Him

Play with a pack, run with a team

This morning I’m at a football tournament watching my daughter play. As they practiced shooting it struck me that all the teams practicing in that moment were only practicing scoring goals. No one was passing, tackling or communicating. Why? I suspect in every child’s mind there is the thought that they want to be the … Continue reading Play with a pack, run with a team

Better not bitter

It’s the easiest thing to have a bitter mind and hardened heart when you are experiencing pain, trauma or grief. Better not bitter Keep a good heart and don’t get bitter. Aim to be kind. Aim to be compassionate. Aim to be better, not bitter. When life is going swimmingly it’s actually really easy. It’s … Continue reading Better not bitter

Confidence flows from character

I posted a few days ago about character being attributes that flow OUT of us in life’s circumstances. The quality of our character dictates the strength of our lives. And the strength of our lives is linked with the confidence we have on the inside flowing to the outside. For example, patience is stronger than … Continue reading Confidence flows from character

Develop your character

Character isn’t something you can fabricate when life is in the furnace. It is developed throughout your life. It is formed and reinforced through every thought, action and experience you go through. When you’re in a tight spot it is your true character that will come out of you. A person truly functions out of … Continue reading Develop your character