The interesting thing about yesterday’s challenge is that it said that I needed to plan a tea or smoothie date with a friend. So I planned it. In my mind. With a friend. Now I just need to focus on implementing that plan. Somehow, given our social lives that are so often anchored in social Continue Reading
Was it difficult for you to choose five things to give away yesterday? My daughters struggled with the challenge a bit. Being teens, they both deal with life and possessions from a sentimental standpoint and not an intellectual one. Oh, wait…most adults tend to do the same as well! After some prompting and encouragement and Continue Reading
Reflections on Gratitude Lists The journalling of gratitude turned out to be quite an interesting exercise yesterday. Watching my daughters applying their minds and coming up with unexpected entries in their lists was uplifting. Getting feedback from friends about how surprised they were at the effort it took to compile the list was also encouraging. Continue Reading
Gratitude is easy to recognise in the obvious things that bring us immediate comfort or relief. Having a job, a place to stay, being surrounded by loved ones, and so on. We know that if we take them for granted it increases the risk of it being snatched away. Either by someone else, or through neglect.
Tonight I was reminded of many things. Important things. Calling them things undermines the significance of it, but such is life. It turns the ordinary into elusive extraordinary moments, and turns the defining moments into passing glimpses of what was or what might have been. I was reminded of something I read on the blog Continue Reading
I have a good chuckle each time I replay the words to that parody about millennials. The one sung by a human beat box singing to the tune of Life Goes On. As entertaining and relatable as the lyrics may be, it misses one critical point, which is in fact the irony of it all. Continue Reading