Celebration is such a wonderful part of life. We get to share in other people’s joy as we recognise a person or significant event. We often meet up with loved ones, eat together and share wonderful experiences. But for many, celebrations can bring painful experiences to the surface. They can […]

#thoughtfulthursday 24: Make special occasions special for everyone

While thinking about my blog for this week I asked my three kids for their thoughts on encouragement and found it quite insightful to see that encouragement could take many forms, so this week’s blog is based on the wisdom of a 14, 12 and 9 year old… ‘Encouragement means […]

#thoughtfulthursday 22: Give encouragement

Picture it: you’ve had a busy day, you’re tired, you jump on the bus or train and to your relief there is one seat left which you quickly take. But then someone else gets on the bus who you suspect needs the seat more than you… what do you do? […]

#thoughtfulthursday 11: Be a seat vigilante