Thursday, 29 December 2011

Just because

Just because you don’t know how, doesn’t mean you can’t. There is much you can learn by simply getting started, and you have plenty of ways to learn even more.
Just because it’s difficult and complicated, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. For you are able to make a little progress, one step at a time, then make a little more and a little more, until the goal is reached.
Just because something is standing in your way, doesn’t mean it has to stop you. The fact is, you can take the necessary actions to get beyond whatever obstacles may confront you.
Just because people tell you that it can’t be done, or that you can’t do it, doesn’t mean they are correct. Remind yourself, again and again, that you can do what you choose to do, making use of your commitment, thoughts, and actions.
Just because there is strife and pain and negativity in the world, doesn’t mean you have to give up on life. You can change your own life, and many, many other lives for the better, when you decide to do so.
Just because you’ve been reckless or frustrated or disappointed in the past, doesn’t mean the future has to be that way. Today is a new day, your life is yours to live, and there’s no limit to the goodness and joy you can now create.
— Ralph Marston

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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Monday, 26 December 2011

Catching up!

We have had a pretty busy December so far. 
  • 14 December we had our Sisters Dinner.  We exchanged gifts and were all thoroughly spoilt!
  • 15 December we completed the move to our new office so we are all up and ready for January.  I am so excited about this new challenge I have and my fear of driving on the highway is something I now must overcome! 
  • 16 - 21 December we spent a wonderful 5 days at the Zebula house.  There were 11 of us in total and its the first time in many years that our family have been away on holiday together.  We had lovely lazy days at the pool chatting and having the best time.  We had braai's and played cards and really had such fun. Gordon sent all of us ladies to the spa for a treatment as our Christmas gift.  I had a facial and it was divine.

Sunset at Zebula
  • Christmas shopping was done when we got home.  Absolute chaos as usual as I think many people leave their shopping to the last minute.

  • 23 December Beverlee came to visit and we spent a couple of hours chatting up a storm.

  • 24 December we went to Aunty Brenda for tea and cake to celebrate her birthday.  I love their family and always feel so welcome in their home.

  • Christmas Day we had our usual breakfast at 9.  We all received stunning gifts and the lounge looked like a toy shop with all the gifts for the grandchildren.  Late afternoon Wendy and Schatzie joined us and spent the evening with us.  We had a braai and sat outside chatting, then Stef and Tony also joined us for a drink.

  • Today its back to normal - cleaning, etc.

    Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

    Friday, 23 December 2011

    Inspiration from The Brave Girls Club

    When we have old things in our hands that we are afraid of being without, with our fists tightly clenched around those things...and we walk around fearing what will happen if we ever open our hands and let those things go...when we worry whether or not anything else will make it's way into our lives...if we will ever have enough...if our hands will always remain empty if we open them and let the old clenched stuff go...........if we keep doing that, we will NEVER be able to grasp onto what is meant for us.

    What is done is done. What is over is over. We are meant to move forward, we are meant to progress. Everything natural and beautiful and true and living was designed to constantly be renewing itself, progressing, living living living and then dying....going on to the next step of it's life cycle. When we clench old things in our hands, we prevent new things from being able to hold hands with us. New experiences, new things to learn, new relationships, new things that we don't even know exist yet.

    Today is a great day to finally let go. It will be ok. In will be incredible.It might hurt for a minute, just like all endings do.......but the new beginning that is just behind the ending (the ending that is long past due) is where the miracles are. Hold on to that hope...but let the rest go.

    Let it go.It is time.

    Friday, 9 December 2011

    Be amazed!

    Don’t be ashamed to be amazed. Life is wondrous and amazing, so let yourself experience that amazement to its fullest extent.Even the most ordinary aspects of your life are really quite amazing.

    Think about the amazing things that have become commonplace and familiar, and be amazed again.Though you’ve explored and fulfilled many great possibilities, there are even more possibilities to bring to life. Consider the best of them, and feel your sense of amazement grow.

    The fact that you can feel anything at all is itself the height of amazement. Let that amazement lift your spirit and open your senses to the ever-expanding possibilities.Even when it seems that you’ve seen it all, you’ve really only seen a small fraction.

    Live with amazement, and you’ll experience much, much more. Be amazed, and be a conduit for life’s most positive, creative energy. Be amazed, and be richly and delightfully  alive. ~ Ralph Marston

    This explains exactly why my blog has its name!

    Tuesday, 6 December 2011

    50 and aged to perfection!!

    On Thursday 01 December my hubby turned a whole 50 years old.  We celebrated on 02 December at Pralina with family and friends.  Gordon was so spoilt by everyone. We had a stunning time and only got home at 03h00! I think the guards at our Estate think we are crazy as we keep coming home later and later.  Not bad going for two "old folks"...

    Good advice given to Gordon by his boss "Don't be scared of 50, its just a number".   

    The birthday cake was delicious!

     The two 50 year old!