All posts filed under: forgiveness

Unhelpful Thinking Styles

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Acceptance / depression / forgiveness / Gratitude / Self acceptance / Serenity prayer / Uncategorized

Lately I keep catching myself thinking about some unpleasant things from the past (I am sure we all have them). The other day I objectively looked at it and realised that my thoughts were 40 years in the past! I keep reminding myself to look forward and not backwards. Even better if I can spend my time in the present moment. Last Semester I ran a course for U3A called Retired:Now What? As part of that […]

A Little Bit of Love

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Acceptance / compassion / forgiveness / Uncategorized

Sometimes it is hard to come to terms with the increasing rhetoric of hate and fear that is found in society. Has the world always been like this? When has it become OK to vilify people because of their religion, race, gender … The challenge, as I see it, is to remain hopeful that there is more good than bad in people and not to respond to hateful attitudes in a way that fuels them […]

Be who you are – you don’t need fixing!

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Acceptance / beautiful / forgiveness / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Mindfulness / Philosophy / Self acceptance

For as long as I can remember I have tried to fix myself and make myself a better person. Even in my first ten years I collected sayings and quotes about life and how to live. I was a bit of a rebel in my teens and tended to listen to the wisdom of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin 🙂 In my 20s I was overwhelmed with life and sought wisdom […]

If I had one wish…

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forgiveness / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Motivation / Wisdom too late

Fellow blogger, Nancy from Spirit Lights the Way did a post recently titled “If I had one wish…” and it got me thinking. If I had one wish, then what would it be? I know that wishing for world peace is often scoffed at however I am amazed that we are in the 21st Century and there is still so much conflict and suffering in the world. Just think about how much money is spent on […]

Do you have an inner wimp?

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Blog 2013 / forgiveness / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Psychology / Self acceptance

I do and I am not happy about it! I sometimes get angry with myself when I allow my inner wimp to have its way. I feel ashamed of myself when I take the easy way out and avoid a situation. I shared this with a friend and she suggested that we all experience this from time to time. I am reminded that when I try to resist something it only becomes a stronger force […]

Anzac Day and the first Dawn Service

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forgiveness / Geography

In 2011 we visited Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It was a beautiful sunny day and Albany was picture perfect.  We spotted a very old church that was open to the public. There was a member of the congregation present who he gave us a tour and some of its history in relation to the ANZAC troops from World War 1. He told us that a dawn service was held here […]

Any port in a storm

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Blog 2013 / flowers / forgiveness / Political / Small business / You must be kidding?

I found this ticket among my photos and had a chuckle at the memory of that night. My work colleague and I attended the function as we shared office space with the Small Business people plus we thought we should show our support. It was a formal affair so Chris and I had to find something suitable for the occasion. We both found lovely formal gowns at the right price. Their earlier life was in […]

My Favourite Things

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / forgiveness / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Motivation / Philosophy / Uncategorized / Writing

I thought long and hard to find what is special to me. There were lots of possibilities before my eyes as I scanned my room seeking that something special – something that stood out above the rest. When I spotted Mum’s philosophy books my search was over. She sometimes read them to us at bedtime. As children we knew they were special because of the way she handled them – as though they held something […]