having family to celebrate Christmas with tomorrowRainbow Paddlepops - yumgetting all my tiles organised by colour a really yummy dinner tonightsurviving Westfield shops today!Kensington Pride mangoes - they taste delicious, and the box of them sitting on my table smells just as good.my washing machinemy lovely old neighbour who gave me chocolates for Christmasmusic Merry... Continue Reading →
The month gone by since last posting in my gratitude diary has been an emotional one, settling back into life without Nita. I finished the mosaic for Nita's sister, and shipped it off yesterday afternoon and have been really down in the dumps and teary today, missing who and what I don't have. So I... Continue Reading →
This is the latest mosaic I've been working on. It will be sold with a mirror in it, not a tuxedo cat!! I love how our boy, Ji (J-eye), took to this frame! He was determined not to get up and out, and I ended up just taking the frame up from around him. He... Continue Reading →
Losing Nita has been a huge loss, and I wish I could've hugged her tightly for the awesome gift she had waiting for me when I got to her son's place before her funeral. It was a pile of letters from friends and family, dating back to 1988-1990. One of them was a letter from her... Continue Reading →
my daughter washing up each day without being reminded 🙂 🙂 my daughter in general ❤ finishing gluing my favourite mosaic to date having had the nerve taken out of my sorest tooth finally getting paid from the Tribunal hearing just before lodging it with the courts small victories a beautiful warm day clean sheets... Continue Reading →
A down to earth and humorous reminder that there is always good in our lives – we just need to be open to seeing it and accepting it is there.
Thank you to Robyn from The Robin Bird’s Nest
Sundance sent this to me.
Not only does she accept the good in her life, she appreciates it!
I am quite delightful. (smirks while typing)
Embrace the good in your world in whatever form it arrives.
Sometimes those things you least expect, or question the presence of, turn out to be what you most need.
You say “exasperating” I say “fucking delight” either way there is good. It’s win-win!
Occasionally, life is rough.
We’re so focused on the trouble, or pain, all manner of ick that hits us upside the head. Even when we’re swimming around in the ick till our fingers are pruney, there is good in our lives, in the world.
All you have to do is open your eyes.
There is a quote:
When you look for the good in others you discover the best in yourself.
But, when you’re up to up to your…
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https://youtu.be/s0rPcpvTygw As talked about in the above clip, without gratitude we can't really find true happiness. Plans and goals for the future are important but we must never lose sight of what we have in the present. Keeping that in mind, today I'm grateful for: my daughter sharing with me what's been going on... Continue Reading →