I love learning new things. My most recent ‘new thing’ is learning how to write feature articles. It is online learning through the Australian Writers Centre. It is a great course and I am getting a lot out of it. One exercise was to interview a fellow student and write a profile about them. I paired up with Miranda from Queensland and we agreed to a Skype interview. We stuck to the ten minutes recommended […]
I sometimes make the mistake of looking for BIG things to happen to get excited about. Today I am reflecting on the many small things I enjoy each day, week or month – and there are many!
I think this quote below is very simple yet very profound!
The idea for this post came from some questions raised by Eric Tonningsen‘s blog Awakening to Awareness. So, what do you like to talk about? I don’t mean the casual exchanges and polite conversations with people who pass through our lives. I have a real desire for deep and meaningful conversations – usually in a one on one situation. I like to think about possibilities for our shared future. I search for answers to the […]
Many years ago while going through a difficult time in my life, I found great comfort in the following verse … I still find it to be uplifting today. After all, hope always provides us with a reason to keep going.
As part of my studies I need to further develop some stories. I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks 🙂 SYNOPSIS – FANTASY The Magic Tunnel A little four-year-old girl finds a magical world just beyond Grandma’s back fence. Only Lindy knows the secret entrance. A blue wren whispered it in her ear and made her promise to keep it secret – even from Grandma. Lindy carefully lifts one of the pavers on the patio […]
Today I was thinking about the times when we are torn between two people, two job options, a parent and child, to diet or not, two roads … The more I thought about it I realised that just about every moment we are having to choose which way to go. It is in navigating these choices that makes our journey what it is. It can be a pretty uncomfortable place to be if our loyalties […]
Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life? live and let live is my number one guide to living day-to-day my family and friends are my highest priorities people are more important than things perfection is over-rated look after what you have and you will be rewarded with greater blessings consider, ‘how important is it, in the scheme of things?’ some […]
I first met Patricia Sanders purely by accident. We both happened to be in the same place at the same time – the City of Claremont Council Museum. I was seeking information about my great-grandfather, James King, who was the first Lord Mayor of the Claremont Council. Patricia and my Mum were first cousins. Her mother, Mabel King and my Grandfather, Arthur King, were brother and sister and children of James and Elizabeth King. There […]
I think most people today have at least heard of Dale Carnegie. I found a copy of Dale Carnegie’s Golden Book in my office. For more detailed info on The Dale Carnegie Training Institute CLICK HERE. The Golden Book is really a compact (gold in colour) brochure with some of his key writings included. Probably his best known book is How to Win Friends and Influence People. Here are some of the tips included in […]