Encourage

Encourage

Encouraging Others

There is something about encouraging others, I love being there for others.

I love writing messages, I love letting people know that they are worthy, valued and loved.

I love posting letters. Yes, snail mail.

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I really do.

Do you need an encouraging message?

Let me know if you would love to receive an encouraging message.

I would love to send you an encouraging message.

We all need encouragement; we all need someone that is cheering us on.

Yes, we do.

What would you like to receive today?

Be encouraged; you are worth it.

Yes, you are.

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Lessons Rollerskating

Lessons Rollerskating

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I love being an Aunty, I really do, I have three amazing nieces and a nephew.

I love having them for sleepovers, spending time with them and creating adventures.

During the holidays I had Miss 6 and Miss 14 stay with me for a two-night sleepover.

We talked about what we would like to do and decided on going roller skating.

Now I have to let you know that they had not ever been roller skating but we were up for the adventure.

Yes, we were.

We arrived at the roller skating place and went to get our skates.

We laced up our skates and then we helped Miss 6 up who then fell over, which pulled Miss 14 over and then I fell over.

We had all fallen over before we had even had the opportunity to go on the rink.

We laughed and embraced this as a memory to share.

Miss 6 after 15 minutes said we should have gone ice skating.

She held onto the wall and pushed herself around.

She fell over and I hoped that she had not hurt or broken anything.

She didn’t.

I learnt so many lessons from Miss 6.

I would love to share with you 3 lessons I learnt from Miss 6-

  1. If you stop trying you don’t know what you are capable of-

My niece wanted to give up after 15 minutes, she thought that she couldn’t roller skate. She had fallen over a lot and needed to hold onto the wall. She didn’t know how to work the skates. She said to me we should have gone ice skating.

She persisted and kept ongoing.

  1. When you fall get back up again.

Yes, this is difficult and it can hurt when we fall over.

My niece fell over quite a few times every time she fell over, I prayed that she did not break anything.

Praise God she didn’t, I know that when she fell over it did hurt but she did not stop herself from wanting to be able to roller skate.

Once again, she persisted and kept ongoing.

  1. You will need to let go of the wall eventually

Sure, it is so safe to keep holding on and not let go of the wall, but you eventually will need to step out of your comfort zone. It feels so safe and so comforting to stay in your comfort zone, but will you grow there, will you learn new things there, will you be all that you can be?

Trust yourself let go of the wall. My niece took the opportunity to let go of the wall and look at what she achieved.

She skated on her own, she was so proud of herself and her sister and I were so proud of her.

What are you going to do this week to let go of the wall?

Would love to hear from you.

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Holiday Reflections

Holiday Reflections

Holiday Reflections

I haven’t blogged for a while as I have been on about 5 weeks holidays and I really needed the time just to relax and create memories.

I love holidays and I am so blessed to be able to have them.

In the holidays I-

  • Celebrated Christmas
  • Celebrated New Year
  • Read 5 fiction books
  • Cleaned my house
  • Decluttered my house
  • Organised my house
  • Went out for coffee, quite a few times
  • Had my hair done
  • Went to the movies to see Frozen 2 and Little Women
  • Watched DVD’s
  • Went clothes shopping
  • Went shopping
  • Caught up with friends
  • Went swimming
  • Enjoyed a cocktail
  • Went to the markets
  • Went to brunch with my niece
  • Went to the Zoo, with my nephew and parents
  • Rested
  • Slept in
  • Enjoyed drinking my coffee slowly in the morning
  • Did not have to set my alarm
  • Spent time with my nieces
  • Had my nieces over for a sleepover
  • Went roller-skating with my nieces
  • Created memories with my nieces
  • Went out for lunch
  • Worked on ideas for blogging
  • Worked on ideas about being creative
  • Looked at goals for this year
  • Embraced the day
  • Ate my lunch slowly
  • Just rested

I really enjoyed the holidays and embraced every moment of them.

What did you do in your holidays?

What was a highlight?

Would love to hear from you.

Will share more soon.

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Christmas Time

Christmas Time

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There is something about this time of year that I just love.

I love Christmas seeing the Christmas decorations, I love hearing Christmas songs in the shopping centres, I love going Christmas shopping.

I love decorating my Christmas tree and watching Christmas movies.

Oh, Christmas movies, you just make me smile. I love spending time wrapping presents and watching Christmas movies.

I love shopping for Christmas gifts for my family, for friends and just blessing others.

The reason that I love Christmas is that it celebrates the birth of Jesus.

I love the Christmas story. I really do.

The Christmas story is one of hope, peace and love.

The Christmas story is also about new beginnings, new opportunities, favour and blessings.

I realise that sometimes Christmas is not a positive time, it is not one of hope, peace and love.

My heart goes out to those that maybe are struggling at Christmas time.

I would love to just encourage you and say you are worthy, valued and loved.

God sees you, he notices you and you are important to Him.

He sees you, He loves you and He is there for you.

Let Him this year, comfort you, let Him help you, let Him be there for you.

Christmas Time.

Be a blessing to someone at Christmas.

Be a blessing.

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You are Noticed

You are Noticed

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Do you ever feel that you walk through life and feel that you are not noticed?

Do you ever feel that you can walk through life and feel that you may be overlooked?

Do you ever feel that you are with a group of people and can still feel so lonely?

I think that it is important to notice others and to be aware of others.

There is always someone who needs an encouraging word, there is always someone that would love to be invited out for coffee.

There is always someone that needs a kind word, a smile or just to be asked, hi how are you going?

There is always someone who would love just to be included in a conversation.

I love random acts of kindness, I feel that we do not have to look too far out of our front door to notice and encourage someone.

I have had on my heart lately about creating opportunities for a random act of kindness.

Those quiet acts of kindness like-

  • Sending an encouraging postcard
  • Pay it forward coffee
  • Paying for someone who is behind you in the checkout (without them knowing)
  • Blessing someone with a meal.

I have had on my heart to say I am going to be at this coffee shop at this time and just invite anyone who just needs a coffee and a chat.

I was thinking about inviting people on the heart project page and for people to rsvp.

Aargh! I don’t know what will happen, I don’t know how it will turn out.

It takes faith, it takes faith to just trust the process.

I want to be someone that makes a difference, I want to be someone that notices the little things.

Will you join me?

I also wanted to let you know that you are noticed.

You are worthy, valued and loved.

Yes, you are.

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New Norcia

New Norcia

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Last weekend I took myself on a little road trip.

Now I just need to be vulnerable and share a little bit about me, I am not very good at directions. Driving to places and knowing where to go, you see I am very challenged.

Well, last Saturday I made it to New Norcia my first time at this amazing little town in Perth Western Australia.

I decided that I would visit and spend some time exploring the buildings, history. I also wanted to spend some time writing, blogging, working on my book and praying.

I really wanted to spend some time recharging to finish this year well.

I loved the peacefulness of this town, the buildings and the history.

It was so quiet.

I stayed at the Guest House where I had my own room with a bathroom. Yeah! The little things that I am so grateful for.

I love staying somewhere where you don’t need to worry about cooking your food, my meals were provided.

Sunday morning, I woke up early and made myself a coffee, I sat out in the courtyard. I loved just sitting there with my coffee, listening to the birds and not having to rush off to the next thing.

I loved this.

Taking time to be still, taking the time to slow down a bit.

I need to do this more.

I then went for a walk and explored the buildings. I learned about the history of the town and what the buildings were used for.

At 9.00 am I went to mass at the Abbey Church across the road.

The Church was so lovely and the service

I then went and sat in the courtyard breathing in the fresh air, listening to the birds and hearing the bells.

Would I come here again, yes, it is a place where you can come and recharge yourself?

I went home after lunch and I am so grateful for making the time to take some time out.

What is something that you can do on the weekend to recharge and slow down?

I am focusing on finishing this year well.

Let’s do this together.