A Smile’s Worth
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A Smile’s Worth

A smile’s worth is priceless. A smile can say so much, as it’s versatile too. A smile can show happiness and enjoyment. It can deliver feelings of pride and encouragement. Or express love and appreciation. And a smile may be the one thing that makes someone else feel happy on a lousy day.   A…

Spring brings. White & yellow freesia wildflowers against green leaves

What Spring Brings

Spring brings many things. It has that way of making you feel hopeful. Whether it’s the glimpses of extra sunshine. Getting out and about a little more. Or just enjoying the awesomeness of nature – flowers blooming, bees buzzing, longer days and all that stuff. Flowers… The beautiful array of wildflowers especially in Western Australia,…

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Perspective’s Point of View

Perspective is a point of view, an attitude towards something, or how we see it. When we change our perspective or consider things in a different way, the result can be quite amazing. After shifting my perspective at the outcome of an issue, the road forward has become clearer. Finding Some Insight I recently visited…

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Never A Dull Drive

I’m addicted to podcasts when I’m driving my car. Whether informative, funny or inspirational, it’s never a dull drive. But before prolific podcasting, other ways come to mind, that provided the same ‘never a dull drive’ feeling. First Car To start with, the purchase of my first car. It was a glossy red Holden and…

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The Mum-Ability Factor

My Mum As far back as I can remember, my mum has always been an amazing cook. This is one of her mum-ability factors. Cooking is something she loves and is her way of showing love for her family. Her knowledge and skill being passed down from her own mother. I remember when I was…

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Friends, Not Just The TV Show

Friends, not just the TV show, are something we all need. Whether to chat with, celebrate good times, commiserate with, cover your eyes with cucumbers (when we had time for this), or perhaps even have them lead you astray, everyone needs their friends.     Young friends In school I loved being part of a…

Tunnel showing light at the end. Bonds we share. Bonds

The Bonds We Share

The Bonds We Share As the end of March nears, I face that big elephant in the room – loss – you suck! I simultaneously celebrate and remember my son Lucas, who ironically passed on his 18th birthday. The Bond book pictured, was a thoughtful gift from Lucas as we were both fans. However, the…

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The ‘L’ In Love

The ‘L’ in Love   Valentine’s day, the day dedicated to love, has shown me that the L in Love is not the only word associated with that day. Sure, there’s the thrill of going on a date, the excitement of a delivery of flowers or chocolates, or just time spent doing something special on…

crowded streets surrounding Union Square, Ho Chi Mink City, Vietnam. Hectic holidays

Hectic Holidays

Hectic Holidays   There’s nothing like the Christmas holidays for a good, restful, getaway break.  Not sure about the break being restful, but it was good to getaway.  These hectic holidays I travelled with my family to a few places in Asia.   On our departing flight, a fully robed monk sat by himself in…

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For The Love Of School

For the Love of School   I loved school, the recesses and lunchtimes! With the school year finishing for many of our kids, I’ve been thinking about what it was like during my own school days.   Early Years I never went to kindy or pre-primary because I was too clever.  This is what I…

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Anniversary Recalling

Anniversary Recalling   This week my husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Hard to fathom that time!  It was during nightclubbing days that we met.  Friends at first, as I’m fairly sure it wasn’t his dance moves that lured me in.   This has me reminiscing about how much fun we had on…

Glass half full of water on rocks. Point of View. Perspective

Sideways

Sometimes things happen and the only way around is sideways. There’s a time for ups and a time for downs, but for me it’s mainly been a sideways thing! Remembering not to take things too seriously has served me well…