Tag Archives: Gratitude

Gratitude Day

I can’t help but be thankful for this day. It was in the evening and also a Tuesday – 17th July 1979 when I bowed my head and said a prayer that was to change my life.  39 years ago … Continue reading

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Things I Take For Granted

Watching Long Lost Family has left a lasting impression on me. One of the other things I take for granted by not being adopted and knowing my parents is I know their handwriting. My Mom’s…. My Mom wrote her capital … Continue reading

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A Matter of Attitude and Gratitude

I love to observe people and especially married couples. It’s always interesting to see how they interact and treat each other. I’ve written before about how I love to watch House Hunters International and see how couples need to compromise. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be The One To Complain

Don’t be the one to complain. That was what Mike said to me the other day. We have joined the other neighbours and complained to the authorities about the endless dust from the building site behind us and Mike is … Continue reading

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Trying To Catch The Spectacular Moments

This morning I zipped into Cape Town for this city’s interviews. I left home at just before 5-30am and with very little traffic Ou Kaapse Weg was a breeze. What struck me was the fantastic view from the top. I’ve … Continue reading

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Wise Advice from Nic Vujicic

This morning I read an article about Nic Vujicic, the Australian who was born with no arms and no legs. It was excellent and can be read in its entirety here. He certainly has a zest for life and is … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait To Feel Grateful Before You Give Thanks

With the THANKS acrostic, I discovered who wrote it. I got it off Ungrind and it’s written by Briana Almengor. The acrostic is simply: “T.H.A.N.K.S” T is for Thoughts. H is for our Hearts. A is for Acknowledging our realities. … Continue reading

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6 Simple Ways To Give Thanks In The Thick Of It

This morning Ursula put this on our whatsapp group and it’s too good not to share. I’m not sure who wrote it so I put it through a plagiarism check and this website came up, Ungrind.org They have the whole acronym … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward – Three Steps Back

That’s how I have felt about my afternoon activities. It means I’m going backwards. I’m working on a fabulous project and am filling interview slots but today I’ve knocked off the list more than I have put on. That’s where … Continue reading

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A Thousand Thanks

A couple of years ago at the end of every blog, I put a gratitude photo. I did it for at least a year. Eventually I stopped posting them. I think it became more of a chore than a spontaneous … Continue reading

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Making Marriage Work – Be Appreciative

Be Appreciative. If respect is a golden rule in life, appreciation must follow fast on its heels. If you want a happier marriage and you have never expressed appreciation for your significant other, now is the time to start. It’s … Continue reading

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Pamper Helga Day

It’s not often I have a day where I pamper me! But that’s what happened yesterday. It was a pretty ordinary day! It started with a hair cut and snowballed. After the hairdresser I went and had a pedicure, which … Continue reading

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Creamy, Cheesy, Mushroomy Spinach

9-56am My Banting recipe of the week is a great accompaniment to meat of any type. It’s so easy and hard to ruin (except if you over-cook it!). Spinach is in season right now. There’s plenty to be had of … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal

1-30pm Regularly, on Facebook, you see people writing three things they are grateful for. They generally have been nominated by a friend and have to do it for 5 to 7 days. When I was nominated, I sat down and … Continue reading

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The Railway Tracks Of Life…

2-12pm It’s something I’ve never thought of – it came out of the book Choose Joy by Kay Warren – instead of thinking that the trials of life come in waves, Kay suggests that life and it’s problems can be … Continue reading

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