All posts tagged: Blog

William Blake

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Poetry / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom

Today I found one of my favourite poems. It speaks to¬†me about not holding on too tightly to the people and things we love. It is called “Eternity”. It is a well known poem by William Blake, written in 1863 and it goes like this: He who binds himself to a joy Does the winged life destroy But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise When we love someone […]

School days

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Dreams / Friends and family / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom too late

I hated school from the very first day, well, even before that at Kindy. I found it to be really scary to be around all these new and strange people. I didn’t want my Mum to leave. She accepted that Kindy was not going to happen! The next year though, I had to attend school – it was compulsory. My grandfather drove Mum and me to St Mary’s Primary School. Grandpa waited in the car […]

I sometimes forget

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Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Philosophy / Self acceptance / Wisdom

¬†I sometimes forget important lessons. For example: I have¬†much¬†to be grateful for. No one is perfect – including me¬†– and that is OK! Feelings are just feelings – neither right nor wrong – just feelings. It is what we do with them that matters. I needn’t give too much thought¬†to what I feel at any one time as it changes like the weather and it is wasting energy for me¬†to delve inwardly too often. I […]

Reflections on my childhood

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / technology / Wisdom / Writing

I was born in 1954. That sounds like a long time ago – 57 years and¬†I will be 58 in November 2012. I am the youngest of five children – Mum had five children under ten years of age. She had a career in Nursing, worked shift-work, kept a spotless home as well as bring up five children. She was a hard act to follow! Mum polished our lino¬†floor on her hands and knees, with […]

When a post is not a post

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Blog 2012 / Motivation / Poetry / Writing

Several times today I sat in front of the computer to write a blog.¬†There is¬†usually¬†something on my mind that I want to discuss. Nothing came to mind. I walked away and then came back later to try again with the same result. OK, I thought, I need some inspiration from some poetry! Three poetry books later I couldn’t find one that resonated with me at all. Have you ever noticed how much poetry is about […]

I am officially excited

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / I feel... / Journal Blog / Wisdom / Writing

¬† Today I officially¬†enrolled in my writing course. I didn’t realise I could do it online. I had waited for a letter in the post! I will be doing four units over twelve months. It is an online course with no face-to-face contact. I didn’t research the course very thoroughly so there is a little apprehension. It is much easier to take on a challenge if it is what I want –¬†so I hope I […]

Post a Day 2011 – what did I learn from the challenge?

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Friends and family / I believe that... / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / Uncategorized / Writing

¬†Wow! Today¬†is the last day of 2011, New Year’s Eve! Around this time last year I did a search on google – along the lines of “how do I start a blog?” I liked the idea of writing online but I had no idea where and how to start. I wanted an avenue to practise writing on a regular basis, with no real predetermined outcome. Google thankfully led me to WordPress and it has been […]

About being brave and strong

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I believe that... / I feel... / Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized / Wisdom

I¬†reflected on a¬†couple of WordPress suggested topics about bravery and strength. Do they go together? Let’s look at the dictionary definitions from the Compact Oxford English Dictionary. strong: physically powerful;¬†done with or exerting great force; able to withstand great force or pressure; secure, stable or firmly established; great in power, influence or ability to be¬†brave: to face and to endure danger, pain or difficulty; endure or face unpleasant conditions¬† with courage. brave: to face and […]

The joys and responsibilities of being a blogger :-)

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internet / Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized / Wisdom / Writing / You must be kidding?

I¬†confess to¬†being negligent – a few weeks back Claire¬†nominated me for the Liebster¬†Blog. I was delighted¬†to receive the award but got lazy when it came to passing it on. “Liebster”, so I am told, is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome! Wow – I promise I didn’t make that up. The rules are: Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the […]