31 August, 2011

No. 2 - Family

This morning as I walked to work reading Monocle (great mag, go get a copy) I stopped and wondered what I was grateful for today.

What am I grateful for today? I've already said my salvation through Jesus.
I'm sure at some point I'll defiantly be grateful for coffee and sleep. But not today.

After just spending the last hour and a half talking to my cousin in Queensland -she has fractured bits of her elbow, is starting a new business and is getting used to being a step mummy to two lovely kids - I couldn't help but smile once I hung up the phone.

Today I'm grateful for... my family.

Yes, my family I know it sounds corny but they truly are very important to me and I am grateful for each of them.
To me family are the people that you can say anything to, you can call them on anything and they are the people that I will always love and support - without question.

Enjoy this FAKE family pic I found online; I don't have a brother or a dog (wish I had one of both) but I'm grateful for the REAL family I do have which includes our cat Poscus.

30 August, 2011

No. 1 - Jesus

My mind and I have been fighting quite a bit recently.

My mind is hell bent on focusing on all the negative things, the horrible things that happen to people and the things that I don't have.
I, on the other hand want to focus on the positive things, the incredibly wonderful things that happen to people and the things that I do have. The sweet, cute and nice things in the world - the things that make you smile.

So here I am, today making a choice. To stop for just a second of each day for the next 21 days and writing down one simple thing that I am grateful for. By blogging it I feel like I'm putting a stronger voice to my own voice, over my mind's voice.

Don't you agree that sometimes the thoughts in our heads becoming overwhelming?

Writing down the things I'm grateful for wont change anything on 'My List of Things to Consider Changing' but at the same time jumping the gun to change things could be quite disastrous if done out of turn too. There is a time for everything.

No. 1

The saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Sure you can't see Him or touch Him but through the Holy Spirit he lives in my heart. I can pray and be renewed by His love for me, and I feel that in my soul, in the very core of my being. For before I was formed He knew me and the plans that He has for me are ones to prosper and not harm me!

29 August, 2011

It's time for a change

As Deej continually says "do what you've always done to get what you've always gotten." And it's true.

As I'm getting increasingly frustrated and disappointed with what I've been getting; it's time for a change.

My List of Things to Consider changing;

  • Where I live
  • How I earn a crust
  • Exercising more
  • Eating better (healthier, more green stuff)
  • The amount I communicate about my life to others
  • The amount of creative output I produce.
Do I have a plan to change any of this things? I'm working on it.

The last two on the list I should be able to change with relative ease. The first two things will require more planning and thought and the ones in the middle will mean I need to apply some discipline (not an easy feat).

27 August, 2011

On my way

Written to Alejandro's future wife - wherever and whoever she is.

17 August, 2011

TED Talk: Billy Graham

FLASH BACK! 1998 TED Talk by Billy Graham speaks of how technology revolutions have happened before and do bring about incredible progress in many areas but says technology wont bring the end of evil, suffering and death.