Archive | April 2012

Joy In All Things New

   From My Garden

I choose to feel

good about myself

every day.

This is a new

habit for me

to cultivate.


Hello Sunshine

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
 I am always presented with wonderful, new opportunities.

Today started out with loads of sunshine. What a brilliant way to start the day. Sunshine makes me feel energetic, enthusiastic, motivated. As the day moved on it became cooler and overcast.

Today was a work day for me. I had 12 children to look after, after school. We were involved with computer games, dress ups, Mother’s day craft, and starwars characters, Wow! The time simply flew. Before I knew where we were, parents were collecting children and i only had to clean up and go home.

And now I’m in the midst of cooking dinner-  Pork and ginger stirfry and rice.

I wish you peace and joy and happiness. C

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Another Sunny Day

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am a
radiant being,
enjoying life to the fullest.

Wow! I had the very best sleep last night. How I managed that I do not know. But I feel absolutely refreshed and wonderful. 

Had to dash off to church. My foster daughter had to be picked up on the way. So needed to leave a little earlier than usual. Today as well as being the 4th Sunday after Easter it is also the Sunday of the Good Shepherd, and the 5th Sunday of the month. Today we sang the gorgeous psalm “The Lord is My Shepherd”, which always brings tears to my eyes. We had a very big congregation which is so wonderful for our little church. Today Danielle rang the bell for the consecration. That hasn’t happened in a very long time. It makes it so much more holy when the bell is rung. Since we no longer have altar servers the bell ringing has not been happening. It was a lovely change.

We went to morning tea after church. There was a big roll up there too – 2 tables of people- which is very good indeed. Savoury muffins, and scones, jam and cream, were the yummy fare this morning, provided by different women in our church each week after 9.30am. Mass. (I was good. I only had a cup of coffee). A nice chance for like minded people to get together. This morning they held a birthday celebration for Michael’s 80th birthday.

 This afternoon I took in shorts and undies. Since so much weight has been lost, pants don’t stay up. Did another page of my son’s scrapbook I am doing for his birthday. I need to hurry to get it done by the end of May. I won’t have any more time after that. Each page takes a very long time to do, from choosing photos, having them printed up, decorating the page in the theme of that page. I really like doing scrapbooking. But the job is always fraught with memories and tears of happy times past. But that is all  part of doing such a project. And… I even got some time in the garden. I started to weed my cactus garden. I should have taken my secateurs with me to cut away some of the jungle- well, next time, maybe. 

I watched a replay of “New Tricks” while I sewed.

What was good today?
The sunshine, the morning tea with nice people, good conversation, gardening, scrapbooking

What I was grateful for today:
A good night’s sleep. Danielle ringing the bell at church reviving an old tradition.

God in my life.
Going to church, being with like minded people, singing, prayer and my ‘little white book’

And so to end another positive, productive day. Peace to all and to all a good night. C

A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
My life gets more fabulous each day as
I look forward to what new experiences
each new day brings.
Today we have rain- glorious rain. It is falling steadily and constant. We see so little rain in our area of the country. It is always a Godsend whenever it arrives. This downfall began as we went to bed at about 9.45 pm last night and  has not stopped since then. Eventhough I water the garden, it does not respond the way it does when  rain falls.

We had a conversation with our son and his wife who are this week in Calgary in Canada. Our son is in Canada for work but he is also catching up with a school friend and his wife while they have the opportunity to be in Canada and so close. It’s so wonderful to have skype that enables us to keep in touch no matter where he is in the world

So the good thing from today is that our son spoke to us today. We got our grocery shopping done. I had a an enjoyable half hour at gym this morning.

What I am grateful for today is that rain is falling on my garden –  and skype.

God in my life today is the rain that is falling, cool weather, money to buy food, good and plenty food to eat, my little white book I read for 6 minutes each night and my prayers I say each day.

“God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world. ” Pope Benedict XVI when he visited Ground Zero on April 20 2008 –  where 2,750 beautiful people needlessly lost their life September 11 2001.
He also said: ” Peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among all nations of the earth.”
Peace be with you.


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