A Very Special Mother

If you are going to bury your mother it is best to do it on a cold sunny February day in a strange – yet familiar – place which makes an unreal event just seem all the more dreamlike. The chill was just right.  Funerals should be uncomfortable, I think, especially when you are saying […]

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Inspirational Books

I love biographies and find this sort of story inspirational. I love the evidence of the strength we find within ourselves when we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place. I love getting an insight into other people’s characters and a reminder that life serves up challenges as a matter of course.

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Swanning Around

As I was leaving yesterday to go pick up J from school, I came back inside for my camera, knowing I’d find something I wanted to capture of that beautiful day.  Sure enough, when I got to school with its lovely lake I saw that Mr and Mrs Swan had brought their babies out for […]

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A Spectacular Life

If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. […]

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I Watch the Sunrise Lighting the Sky…

Jake mentioned the other day that Gran’ma hadn’t sent him an advent calendar this year. As if she had our kitchen bugged, the very next day’s post brought a large red envelope addressed to the man himself and inside, was the identical calendar she sends him every year, a simple little one she buys in […]

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