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Picture the scene – you wake after a good night’s sleep to a bright sunny morning. The birds are chirping and you feel a sense of contentment with the world. But then the kids squabble. You meet another mum at the school gate moaning about the school’s poor communication. You […]

#thoughtfulthursday 37: Go high!




Noticing beauty is so important. It takes our eyes off the stresses of life for a moment and allows us to just appreciate the simple things in life. But it’s so easy to focus on the things that are not quite right with our environment. I grew up in a […]

#thoughtfulthursday 35: Create beautiful spaces




For my daughter’s 11th birthday she decided to do 11 acts of kindness and invited her friends to join in with her. Instead of gifts she asked her friends to bring food to donate to a local food bank. We were overwhelmed by the generosity. We had suggested perhaps a […]

#thoughtfulthursday 33: Give wishes




The ‘Reader’s Digest’ used to have an article called ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ and so many times in my life I have found this to be true, especially at my darkest moments there was a power in laughter to bring healing and hope. At New Year we spent the […]

#thoughtfulthursday 31: Laugh about it!