All posts filed under: Acceptance

Just for Today

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Acceptance / Balance / life long learning

Like most people, I am looking at new ways to fill my days at home and new ways of shaping my attitude. When I was a little girl I remember finding an article in the Readers Digest that grabbed my attention (note – I was an unusually deep thinker as a child). I now want to share one of these each day and try to live one each day as well. Today’s quote is: 1. […]

It ended before it started …

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Acceptance / Gratitude / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy

Since late 2019 I have been preparing to deliver a Course for our local University of the Third Age called “Unleash Your Creative Spirit”. I put myself through the course for the second time and allowed all sorts of creative ideas to flourish. In some ways I turned my house upside down in the process. I have already shared some of those experiences in previous blogs. Eighteen people enrolled and I divided them into two […]

Going back in order to go forward

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Acceptance / creativity / creativity enhancement / emotions / Friends and family

Barbara Mallon (A Year of Creativity) says that: Sometimes in order to go forward you have to go back to earlier times when the path you were starting out on was still covered in virgin snow. She poses the following questions and suggests you write your responses in your Creative Year Journal. I will include my answers to the questions in this blog. My favourite childhood game was…. “let’s pretend.” This included dress-ups, shop keepers, […]

Emotional Landscape

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Acceptance / creativity / depression / flowers / Western Australia

What words would you use to describe your emotional landscape e.g. rocky, barren, overcast, filled with sunshine? A Year of Creativity by Brenda Mallon My response: Calm as the waters of Geographe Bay Stormy as the waves at Yallingup Beach Light and bright as the Spring wildflowers Gloomy as the clouds with strong winds buffeting me about. Of course it is an ever changing scene with sometimes all four occurring in the one day! Now […]

Day 1 – Creativity Challenge

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30 day creativity challenge / Acceptance / Christmas / Cohuna Victoria / creativity / Writing

Click HERE if you would like to join me in the Creativity Challenge! Today my challenge will be to write a short post about the following topic: “What is the best lesson you have learned?” When I was in my early 30’s my marriage broke up and I found myself in a situation where I had few possessions (including money) and three young children to take care of. I was also living in a remote […]

Many Happy Returns

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Acceptance / Australia / beautiful / Friends and family

Well I have heard of people who have ‘near-death’ experiences where their life flashes before their eyes. I didn’t know that having a 65th birthday could also bring on this phenomenon! A little bit of background – nearly ten years ago we moved from Perth to the South West of Australia. I didn’t have much prior knowledge of the region so there are not a lot of cues for past memories. It is a bit […]

Confucius

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Acceptance / harmony / Philosophy / politics / Serenity prayer

The Philosophy discussion group that I facilitate considered Confucius last week. Who would have thought that the topic would be so relevant – the 70th anniversary of Communism in China and the unrest in Hong Kong? Some of the comments that came out of the discussion included: ‘Confucius spoke of unity but what we see in China today is uniformity’; ‘it is so difficult to examine an Eastern Philosophy when we (in the group) all […]

2019 and all that …

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Acceptance / Australia / Friends and family / Geography / Gratitude / retirement

I am thinking about next year and where to focus my interest and my energies. I am not one for New Year’s resolutions or for setting goals but I like to pause and consider what I want to include or change in my year ahead. 2018 was a pretty good year for me. It was very busy and enjoyable year with my U3A (University of the Third Age) commitments. It was one of those years […]