I am Grateful for…

I am Grateful for…

This week I am going to post on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theheartproject.net a picture a day of what I am grateful for.

I will also post a picture a day on this website as well.

There is so much going on in our world that we can focus on the negative and get drawn in.

What we focus on magnifies. It is so true.

This is an opportunity to look at what we have in our world and how grateful we are.

It’s the little things that we can overlook and not realise that what we have someone else is praying for.

I what to grab my phone and focus on capturing the wonder in our lives. I want to notice the little things; I want to be in the moment and be mindful.

I want to slow down and notice life in the slow lane.

I want to notice the goodness in our lives, I really do.

So, I am taking a deep breath and beginning.

Thank You

Thank You

Today I have been reflecting on this year, as you know I work as a primary school Chaplain at two amazing schools.  I love, love, love my role.

I just wanted to say to all the amazing people that I work with that you are so kind, caring and so invested in the students. You really are.

I really value everything that you do.

I see how much you invest in the school community; I see all the hours that you do.

I notice how much you give to the school, I notice the many hours that you do, the many hours that your give out of your time and how much you give over and above.

Your students are so blessed.

You are creating memories for your students.

I hear from your students how amazing you are.

I want to say thank you.

I want to say that you are making a difference.

Be encouraged.

I want to say you are amazing.

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Take time to invest in yourself.

You deserve it.

Take the time to rest.

If you need anything please let me know.

I am here for you.

Praying for You

Praying for You

Today in this busy season please know that I am praying for you.

Yes, you the amazing person reading this blog.

I don’t know what is going on for you at this time of year, can I let you know that I am passionate about giving back.

What do you need prayer for today?

Please let me know.

This season for me is about giving back, it’s about making a difference.

I am committed to praying for you.

Today be a Blessing

Today be a Blessing

Today I have been thinking about this year and how this year has been so full. It has been, yes so very full and so productive.

I want to end this year well, I want to be a blessing.

I want to bless others.

I want to be able to bless people in this most amazing season.

Now I might be a little bit tired and sensitive, yes I am being vulnerable here and yes I am tired.

But I know that I am not doing this alone, I really am not.

Today in this beautiful season at Christmas I want to be a blessing to others.

Do you know someone that would love a blessing?

If you do please message me and let’s be a blessing to them.

It is my most favourite thing to do, to be able to do random acts of kindness, especially around this time of year.

How can I be a blessing for you the lovely person reading this, what can I do for you?

Let’s embrace and encourage one another.

Today be a Christmas blessing to someone, you might never know what a difference you will make.

Today be a blessing.

Lot s of Love

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

I love the Christmas season I really do, it is my most favourite time of the year.

This weekend I have my youngest niece staying with me for the whole weekend, which is such a blessing (at the moment she is on YouTube as always, Just joking she asked me to write this).

I want her to know about kindness, I want her to know about what my role is in the schools that I am at.

I want her to see love in action.

I want her to show random acts of kindness to others.

I want to be a role model for her and for my other nieces and my nephew,

I may not get it right all the time but I want to show kindness.

So far with my youngest niece, we have posted an encouraging message to someone in the units that I live in.

We have also gifted a hat to one of my neighbours, that would leave me a lovely salad at my door every now and then.

My neighbour did not know what my day was like and when I arrived home that day, she had left me her lovely salad.

I mentioned to my niece that I would like to give something to my neighbour. I had ordered an extra hat online and I said to my niece lets give this to my neighbour.

My niece left a note and we went to my neighbour’s door and left the gift then we ran away, before she knew who it was.

My niece wanted to go back a few times to check, then the next morning we went to check and it was gone.

Such childlike faith.

A few weeks later I saw my neighbour and she said thank you for my lovely hat.

I explained how I was showing my niece how to make a difference.

I couldn’t wait to see my niece and let her know what my neighbour had said.

I love doing random acts of kindness.

What is something you can do this season to show random acts of kindness?

This time of year, be a blessing, be an encouragement, show kindness and bless someone.

She is there for others

She is there for others

I love being there for others and I have a saying that I love-

Spread kindness around like confetti

It is something that I talk about at the schools that I work at.

My role is as a primary school Chaplain and I love being a Chaplain I really do.

I love creating a space where people can just chat about how they are feeling.

I love creating a safe space.

I am so grateful for working with amazing people.

I really am.

I love how they are so passionate about how they care for the students, for their students.

I love how they invest in their students’ lives.

I love how they give so much to help the students that are in their care.

I see how they go over and above what is required of them.

Again, they are invested.

Yes, they want to be there for their students.

I really want to be there for the most amazing people that I get to work with.

I want to say to them, yes you are making a difference.

I want to cheer them on and say, yes, we notice all the little things that you do for your students.

I want to say you are amazing.

I want to say thank you.

I want to say I am here for you.

I want to say let’s go and get a coffee.

I want to be there for you.

Yes, I do.

I want to say you are not alone, you are worthy, valued and loved.

Be encouraged.

I am here for you.

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Yesterday was world kindness day.

I love being kind.

Last week at one of the schools that I work at I set up a table for students to come and send kindness to others.

I had cards, quotes, stickers and post-it note the students were able to write on the cards and share kindness. I also had cards that said I caught you being kind.

The kindness table was set up at recess and lunch, it was very popular.

I loved how excited they were about choosing the cards and then encouraging others.

I was encouraged by how they took the time out of their recess and lunch to share kindness.

I love how they were in the moment.

It was so lovely to see them being kind and encouraging others.

Kindness is something that I talk about a lot at one of my schools at assembly.

One of my favourite quotes is-

I love this quote a lot and have it up in my offices at the schools that I am at.

I would love a t-shirt with this quote.

It doesn’t take much to be kind, it really doesn’t.

It doesn’t have to be a monetary thing at all.

Kindness can be-

  • A smile
  • Going out for coffee
  • A kind word
  • An encouraging note
  • Letting someone in line go in front of you
  • Just listen
  • Give your time
  • Volunteer
  • Give a handmade gift
  • Say thank you
  • Blessing someone with a home cooked meal
  • Spending time with someone
  • Pay it forward

I would love to hear from you about how you share kindness.

Let’s throw kindness around like confetti you never know who you are going to be a blessing to.

My Tradition

My Tradition

I have this tradition that when I am turning another year older, I write about my last day of being _______________ (what my age is).

It is something that I have done over a number of years.

I love looking back and seeing how my year has been.

I love reflecting on my year.

I take the time to write in my journal, this is so important for me.

I am so grateful that I have another year to experience life.

Another year to make a difference.

I love writing and journaling, I love being creative.

I really do.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I am looking forward to celebrating it.

Yes, I will be going to work and I am grateful that I have a job to go to.

I am grateful to spend it with amazing people.

How do you celebrate your birthday?

I would love to hear from you.

Reflecting

Reflecting

Today is my last day for school holidays, tomorrow I am back at work and I am so looking forward to seeing everyone.

I really am.

I love holidays, I used to have a job where I didn’t take holidays and now in my role as a primary school Chaplain, I have holidays.

I am required to take holidays.

I love holidays, it is really important to take breaks and rest.

I am reflecting on these holidays and although they were not how I planned to spend them, I enjoyed them.

If you have been reading my blog, you would know that I hurt my foot and was required to rest.

I love how when I went to the Doctors, I said to him my foot is just bruised, he looked at me and said it is very badly bruised.

I really couldn’t do a lot of the things on my list, that I had planned.

That is okay, I can still do them over the next few weeks and weekends. There is still time.

Sometimes you just need to embrace the moment and listen to your body.

There are time when you need to listen to the professionals.

I have had time to just be and to sit and relax, I have had time to pray and believe.

I have had time to be creative, to blog, to write and to watch Netflix.

I have had time to be grateful.

Would I like these holidays to be different?

Maybe.

I am hopeful.

Will share more soon.

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

I love random acts of kindness; I love giving to others.

I really do.

I have a lovely neighbour where I live that will leave on my doorstep a lovely bowl of salad, every now and then.

She left me one a few weeks ago, which was such a blessing.

You see she didn’t know what my day had involved.

She didn’t know what such a blessing seeing a lovely bowl of salad on my doorstep meant to me at that time.

I was so grateful, I really was.

Last week I had my youngest niece stay with me and I told her about my lovely neighbour who had left me a bowl of salad.

I said to my niece I want to give something to my neighbour that left me some salad.

I love being with my niece and showing her about kindness and how we can encourage others.

I had ordered online some clothing and I had ordered an extra hat.

I said to my niece lets write a note, let’s leave the hat and the bowl.

My niece wrote a note to my neighbour encouraging her.

We then went to my neighbour’s house with the bowl, hat and the note and placed it at her front door.

We snuck up ever so quietly.

I did not realise that my niece had knocked on the door.

We had placed the items near the front door and then ran.

I love random acts of kindness.

My niece said shall we see if she has found it?

We snuck out and had a look and the items were still there.

The next day when my niece woke up, she said let’s go and check?

We snuck out and looked around at my neighbour’s front door and the items where gone.

The look on my niece’s face was priceless, she was so excited.

I want to be a role model for niece and show her how to help others.

I want her to know that she can make a difference.

What is a random act of kindness that you can do today?

I would love to hear from you.