Today

Today

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There are those days where your heart feels heavy for others.

There are those days when you reflect on what you have heard.

There are those days where you wonder what is going on.

There are those days where you wonder, what can I do?

There are those days where you say, how can I help you?

There are those days where you say to others, I am here for you.

There are those days where you reach out to others.

There are those days, where we are reminded that we are in a community.

There are those days that you want to wipe away tears from those that have lost something.

There are those days where you just sit with someone who is in pain and say to them, I am here for you.

There are those days where you want to say to others there is no judgement here, this is a safe place.

There are those days that feel difficult and hard.

There are those days that together we are stronger, together we have support, together we care.

There are those days when you say, all I have is in my hand.

It may mean so much to someone that you are just there for them, just them.

It may mean so much to someone to just love on them and accept them as they are.

It may mean so much to someone that you notice them, that you acknowledge them.

It may mean so much to someone to say that you value them.

It may mean so much to someone that you have reached out to them.

It may mean so much to someone that you are just there, that you are just there to hold the space for them.

This week just be there for someone.

This week just be there.

by tracey buckley

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New Season

New Season

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This year I have had on my heart that I don’t want to repeat what I did last year. I don’t want this year to be a copy of last year, I really don’t.

I want this year to be different, I want this year to be one where I will embrace this new season.

Yes, I am really excited about this.

I want to have opportunities to look forward to. I want this year to be different, I want to take risks, healthy risk, I want to expand my world. I want to be able to embrace the creativity in my life. I want to make a difference.

I love my role as a primary school Chaplain. If you have been following my blog you will know this. I love what I am able to do in the school community. I love being available to help, to listen and to care for others. I love and embrace community.

This year I am planning some personal development workshops, I am really excited about.

I feel that there is a season where it is really important to invest in what you are passionate about.

Are you in this season of investing in what you are passionate about?

I would love to hear what you are doing?

Let’s encourage one another.

I am going to share more about the personal development workshops that I will be attending.

 

 

by tracey buckley

Inspired

Inspired

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Today was my first full week back at work, I work as a primary school chaplain. I love, love, love my job.

I am so blessed to be at two amazing schools, that are so invested in the life of the students.

I really wanted to encourage all the teachers and staff that went back to school this week.

I want to say to you that you inspire me.

I want to say that I see all the extra hours that you do.

I want to say that I notice how much you invest in the students.

I want to say how much you give.

I want to say how invested you are.

I want to say I notice the hours and hours that you do.

I want to say how early you are at school before the students are there.

I want to say that I notice that you will be at school long after the students have left for the day.

I want to say I notice that you are at school on the weekends.

I see the sacrifices that you make.

I see how committed you are.

Be encouraged.

You are making a difference.

I love what you do.

Tracey Buckley

 

 

 

 

Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Two

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On Sunday I went with my sister to her work, she is an amazing woman that is the CEO of Water Ski Australia.

We went to her open day which was so much fun, this was on the Perth river.

We have such a beautiful river in Perth called the Swan River.

I had decided that I would go water skiing.

Yes!

Now let me share somethings with you (insert venerable moment) that I am a little bit afraid of-

  • If I am swimming, I really need to see the bottom of the water
  • I don’t like jelly fish, I really don’t
  • If anything touches my leg, I might let out a very loud scream
  • I am not a very good swimmer.

Well there you go.

But I wanted to face my fear and I wanted to have some fun and an adventure.

So, I booked in for a have a go session and my sister went out on the boat with me.

Oh, my goodness, let me just say that it is really such a physical sport.

The instructors I had were so amazing, kind and especially patient.

I practised in the boat first and then had to put on my skies and jump into the water.

Yes, I did that.

Then it was time to swim towards the bar on the side of the boat.

I think that water skies have a mind of their own and they just were not co-operating with me.

I had to use my strength to make my way towards the bar and yes, I made it.

I did make it.

I had to just not think about the jellyfish and I really didn’t see any.

I think that I was focusing on wanting to get up on the skis, which I achieved.

 

What is something that you have been wanting to do?

I think that the funniest part of the day was me trying to get back into the boat.

I am so grateful for my sister pulling up by my life jacket, to get back into the boat.

There are times that you have to rely on others.

 

2019 for me is to be an adventure, to get out of my comfort zone and say yes to new things.

What is your 2019 looking like?

Would love to hear?

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen

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The last few days I have had two of my lovely nieces stay with me.

There is so much that I love about being an Aunty, I love just being in the moment with them. I love chatting with them and being there for them.

It is always an adventure.

We did so much and had so much fun.

I love spending quality time with them, they make my heart smile.

Monday was spent showing them the new room that I had set up for them. It was also time for them to help me go food shopping and then I cooked for them the meal that they had requested. I enjoy hospitality.

Tuesday was all about exploring the city of Perth.

We caught the bus in early about 9.05am, and explored our city.

We loved Elizabeth Quay, and took heaps of photos, you have got to love creating memories.

We then ventured into the city and explored and we walked a lot.

I think for my youngest niece she really loved the water fun place at Forrest Chase and being in the water. It is such an amazing place for children, they can go into the water and it magically appears. Yes, she did get very wet, we were blessed that it was a warm day.

We also have some amazing buskers in the city and we stopped and watched this man who balanced some knives on his chin. My youngest niece was so mesmerised by it she said “I am going to try this.”

My other niece and I looked at her and said “No you are not.”

My youngest niece said “Oh with pretend knives.”

What!

We had the most amazing day and yes, we were very exhausted.

Yes, I need an early night.

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley

 

 

 

 

Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen

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I haven’t blogged for 3 days and I am okay with it. Well!  I know that I had wanted to blog everyday for January, but sometimes life happens.

Sometimes we just have to go with what happens and not be hard on ourselves.

It doesn’t mean that I have to give up on this goal, no I will get back into it.

This is a difficult lesson for me and I need to be kind to myself.

It doesn’t mean that I have failed.

No!

Sometimes things will try and derail us from out goal or send us off into another direction. Be encouraged we don’t have to settle for that, we can choose how the story will end.

We can choose, how refreshing it that.

The last few days, I have just been enjoying life. I went out for lunch on Friday and I spent the weekend sorting and organising my house.

I have two very precious guest coming to spend sometime with me this week and I have been getting ready for them to arrive.

They are two of my nieces and I may not be able to blog tomorrow.

I want to spend as much time with them as I can and just be in the moment with them, while they are here.

These are the memories that I look forward to.

These are the moments that I love.

Be kind to yourself this week.

Will share more soon.

 

by tracey buckley

Day Ten

Day Ten

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There is something about a brand-new day.

There is something about a beautiful sunrise.

There is something about being blessed.

There is something about when you wake up with purpose, when you wake up with a passion.

What is your passion?

One of my goals for this year is to commit to two boxing sessions a week.

Yeah!

This week I completed my first challenge.

I am so loving being on holiday’s and just having the space to create.

I am so grateful for having the space to just rest, to just spend time to journal and to discover what is really important.

There is so much that I want to achieve this year.

I don’t want 2019 to just be a copy of 2018, I don’t want this year to be different/

I want 2019 to be the year of stretching, the year that I step out of my comfort zone.

Stepping out of my comfort zone, is something that I want to do this year.

I know that it will be challenging, I know that it will take commitment and yes I am really for this.

I am!

I have this on my heart-I want to make a difference.

This is my heart’s cry.

What is on your heart?

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley