Random Acts of Kindness Day Three

Random Acts of Kindness Day Three

I love coffee, I really do and I love catching up with friends for coffee.

Today’s random act of kindness is to buy someone a coffee.

Some ideas to surprise someone with a coffee are-

  • You could buy a coffee for someone at work
  • You could pay for someone’s coffee behind you at the shop
  • You could pay it forward at a coffee shop
  • You could write an encouraging message on the take away cups lid
  • You could surprise them by leaving a coffee on their desk
  • You could give them a voucher for a coffee
  • You could take someone out for coffee and see how they are going.

I would love to hear about how you have shared a coffee with someone.

If you need a coffee let me know, I would love to catch up with you.

Random Acts of Kindness Day Two

Random Acts of Kindness Day Two

Yesterday I wrote in my blog about Christmas time and how much I love this season.

I also spoke about how people are wanting to help others at this time.

My thought for Random Acts of Kindness day two is –

Send an encouraging message or quote to someone.

Today I would love to send you an encouraging message.

I love quotes, I really do and I have many quotes hanging up in my offices at both of the places where I work.

I also have quotes in my house that I love.

I love designing quotes, I really do.

If you would love to receive a quote please message me and I will send you one.

Why not do a random act of kindness and design your own quotes and leave them in random places.

Why not bless someone and inspire them.

Some ideas to leave quotes are-

-on someone’s desk

-in their letter box

-email

-on social media.

How are you going to send someone an encouraging quote?

Who are you going to send an encouraging message or quote to?

I would love to hear from you.

Random Acts of Kindness Day One

Random Acts of Kindness Day One

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, I love this time of year I really do.

There is something so special about this season.

It is like someone who you love that is giving you a warm hug.

It is like someone saying miracles will happen.

I love the feeling of this season and how people want to help others.  

I love how people want to bless others.

I love how people give to help others.

I love how people want to help others.

I love how people notice others.

This year I brought myself a wooden house advent calendar.

I am hoping to place in the draws 24 days of random acts of kindness.

I love random acts of kindness.

I really do.

This year I am going to do 24 days of random act.

Starting today.

Starting today I want to encourage you, you the amazing person reading this post.

I don’t know what you have been through this year, but I want you to know that God sees you, he notices you.

God said he will never leave you or forsake you.

Be encouraged.  

He has a great future for you.

I would love to hear what you are doing in this Christmas season.

I would love to hear what random acts of kindness that you will be doing.

Let’s encourage each other.

Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies

I love Christmas time and one of my favourite things to do is to watch Christmas movies I love them.

This year I am sharing some of the Christmas movies that I love-

Elf

Home alone

It’s a Wonderful Life

Christmas Road Trip

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Miracle on 34th Street

Four Christmases

The Holiday

The Bishop’s Wife

Jingle all the Way

The Polar Express

The Santa Clause

Christmas in Connecticut

I’m not ready for Christmas.

I have so may more movies that I love.

I also love any Hallmark Movies.

I have so many more Christmas movies that I love to watch.

My list would go on and on and on.

I don’t know what it is about Christmas movies, there is something about them.

I love how a woman comes back to her home town and then meets an amazing man.

They are heart warming and just so lovely to watch.

What are your favourite Christmas movies?

Let’s encourage one another.

Grab a hot chocolate, marshmallows and a candy cane and enjoy a Christmas movie.

My Christmas Tree

My Christmas Tree

Yesterday I decided to put up my Christmas Tree, yes, I know that it was only November 28.

I usually wait until the first of December, but this year I decided to put it up early.  

2020 has been an interesting year, so why not mix it up a bit.

Why not do things a bit differently?

When are you putting up your tree, or do you have it already up?

I brought a white Christmas Tree when I moved into my new house about 3 years ago.

I had always wanted a white tree.

The decorations on my tree are pink and silver.

I really love my tree; it reflects who I am.

I love Christmas time; it is my most favourite time of the year.

I would love to see what your tree looks like.

Let’s encourage each other.

I Want to Make a Difference

I Want to Make a Difference

I want to make a difference, I really do.

This has been on my heart for such a long time.

I love this verse in 1 Peter 4:10-

In 1 Peter 4:10, we’re called to use our gifts to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace. … Just as with spiritual gifts, God wants us to use our talents and skills for the benefit of others

I don’t know about you but sometimes I ask myself about my gifts-

Am I good enough?

What do other people think?

I feel that I am not good enough?

Then I think about what does God say about my gifts.

Sometimes we can become so focused on what the world says about us, when all we really need to do is to be focusing on what God says about us.

I want to lean in so close to hear his voice.

I want to be able to hear what he is saying to me.

I want to step out into the space where He is leading me.

God is for us; He is investing in our lives and He wants us to succeed.

He has given us our unique gifts and talents and He knows what we can achieve.

He has called us to be all that He wants us to be.

He will never leave us.

He is cheering us on.

He never leaves us or forsakes us.

What will you be stepping into this week?

What is something today that can move you towards making a difference?

Will you unwrap the gifts that He has given you?

I would love to hear from you.

Life As An Aunty

Life As An Aunty

I am so grateful to being an Aunty. I really am. What a blessing it is.

I have 3 beautiful nieces and one handsome nephew.

This weekend I had my 7-year-old niece stay with me from Friday night to Sunday night.

She is my youngest niece.

We had so many amazing adventures over the weekend we really did.

On Saturday my niece wanted to go to the pools for a swim, we discovered that the pool that we wanted to go to, didn’t open until the 23 of November.

She then she said let’s go to the beach.

Please, please, please Aunty Tracey.

We ended up going to Hillary’s, this is a suburb in Perth.

Hillary’s has such a lovely safe beach, especially for children and their Aunty’s.

At this beach you are able to see the bottom of the water, it is safe and such a children’s friendly beach.

We had such a lovely time there.

We stayed for over an hour.

We had swimming races, we saw small fish in the water, there were people on stand-up boards.

We did side stroke.

We ate watermelon.

We laughed.

We created memories.

Sunday my niece decided that she would make something out of watermelon and chocolate.

She was so focussed on creating, she had the watermelon, chocolate and sugar. Yes, more sugar.

She then decided that she would add an egg.

Um, no.

What she had creating was lovely and yes it was so sweet.

We also watched DVD’s, had ice cream, did craft, weeded the front garden, we also watched Bluey (a cartoon in Australia) and had fun.

I am so grateful for having the time to spend with my niece.

I love these memories.

I hope that she remembers these days.

I will always remember the time I am able to spend with her.

I am so grateful to being an Aunty. I really am. What a blessing it is.

I have 3 beautiful nieces and one handsome nephew.

This weekend I had my 7-year-old niece stay with me from Friday night to Sunday night.

She is my youngest niece.

We had so many amazing adventures over the weekend we really did.

On Saturday my niece wanted to go to the pools for a swim, we discovered that the pool that we wanted to go to, didn’t open until the 23 of November.

She then she said let’s go to the beach.

Please, please, please Aunty Tracey.

We ended up going to Hillary’s, this is a suburb in Perth.

Hillary’s has such a lovely safe beach, especially for children and their Aunty’s.

At this beach you are able to see the bottom of the water, it is safe and such a children’s friendly beach.

We had such a lovely time there.

We stayed for over an hour.

We had swimming races, we saw small fish in the water, there were people on stand-up boards.

We did side stroke.

We ate watermelon.

We laughed.

We created memories.

Sunday my niece decided that she would make something out of watermelon and chocolate.

She was so focussed on creating, she had the watermelon, chocolate and sugar. Yes, more sugar.

She then decided that she would add an egg.

Um, no.

What she had creating was lovely and yes it was so sweet.

We also watched DVD’s, had ice cream, did craft, weeded the front garden, we also watched Bluey (a cartoon in Australia) and had fun.

I am so grateful for having the time to spend with my niece.

I love these memories.

I hope that she remembers these days.

I will always remember the time I am able to spend with her.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

I celebrated my birthday on Wednesday October 21 and I am so grateful.

I am so grateful that I get to celebrate another birthday, to celebrate another year. Just to celebrate.

I love how I was at one of the schools that I work at as a chaplain, we had an assembly and the whole school sang happy birthday to me.

It is such an amazing experience that I will never forget.

I always reflect on the day before my birthday and I have been doing this for the last few years.

I wrote in my journal at the last day of being……………….

This is what I wrote-yes, I am still single and I am thankful to God, that I am still here and the He see’s me and knows me and he has a purpose for me.

I am grateful for an amazing job and I have as a primary school chaplain and I love, love, love my job.

I really do.

My goals are to be a worshipper, I want to be a creative.

There is something about having a birthday.

There is something about having another year.

There is something about celebrating another day.

There is something about having an adventure.

How can we celebrate and encourage each other?

Let’s encourage one another.

Let’s be here for one another.

Coffee Catchups

Coffee Catchups

I love catching up with friends over coffee.

I really do love catching up with friends.

I have been on school holidays the last few weeks and I love that I can catch up with friends.

I love exploring new coffee shops, I love taking the time to just sit and chat.

I love just having the space to chat and listen.

I love catching up with friends where you can just chat, I really do.

I love catching up with friends and just chatting without any judgement.

I love catching up with friends that encourage you, that can speak into your life.

There is so much that happens over a cup of coffee.

It’s not just about the coffee it’s about the company.

There is so much more going on, there really is.

There is also just time to chat and share what you are going through.

There is time to just sit and listen.

I am so grateful for friends, I really am.

I am grateful for good friends.

When was the last time you went out with someone and chatted over coffee?

When did you invite someone for coffee?

I would love to hear from you.

Let’s encourage on another.

You are worthy, valued and loved.

October is for Creating

October is for Creating

I am on school holidays this week and I have decided that everyday is for being creative.

What does that look like?

It is about investing in each day and creating something.

This could be through, drawing, journaling, singing, song writing, photography, blogging, designing a quote or it could be styling a room or a place in your home.

The list is endless, I would love you to join me in this challenge.

What are you going to create?

Let’s encourage on another.