Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cool videos about life!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My nutty sister milking a cow,why she just didnt buy a carton of milk is beyond me,but hey it is Lee after all and I love her as she is!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Being a mother!

I think that if I should die tomorrow and have achieved nothing of great significance I will have achieved greatness simply by being a mother to such a wonderful young man as my son,he has grown into a strong young man with integrity and wisdom,what more could I have asked for other than this,for this is perhaps the greatest of all the things I have done,I am so very very proud!
This photo was taken when he was in the face of defeat in a major game of footy,he stood tall and proud,he didn't sulk or get mean he congratulated the oppiosing team with dignity and pride,well done son,well done.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

pretty things


Today while at work I was noticing the different faces of my customers and how much their faces changed when they smiled,what a transformation a smile can bring to any one and it is always a beautiful transformation,I love smiles they are awesome and I adore the smiles of my dearest friends and the smiles of my loved ones,yep smiles warm my heart..

I think that when we feel that we are against the world and alone a smile can just turn things around,add a gentle touch and some heartfelt words and life becomes a bit easier...

I have added some words from my myspace blog about a wonderful soul that I met through work because today her smile made glad..

I have been in one of my thoughtful and contemplative moods lately.I don't know why but I have and one of my biggest questions in my pondering' s of life is' what is truly important' and yes I know its family and friends and making the best of what you have but to me that just isn't deep enough and it is so easy to love family and friends but what happens when we try to love the seemly unlovable,we hit rocky ground.

In my line of work I meet some very unlovable people,I meet the most ignorant,rude,arrogant and down right nasty people but I try to see it their way,I'm not too good at it as I am a hot head and yes I have a short fuse and by the way I'm not proud of it and I find it hinders me more often that not,so I do have trouble being pleasant to the obnoxious and miserable souls that I meet,but anyway back to the point at hand,what do we do about going a bit further and loving the unlovable.
I dont mean loving them literally but you know,caring and showing kindness,I work in an industry where I meet a hundreds of people a week and its hard,but over the years in this job I have made some truly wonderful friends and acquaintances,for example,I had a lady that I would see perhaps four times a week,she never smiled and was always frowning,I thought 'she must be really sad' so I determined to greet her with a sincere smile and how are you and before long she had opened up enough to tell me about how she spent everyday at the hospital watching her son die from kidney failure hoping for a transplant,she was scared,exhausted and felt so alone,now I think I would frown and be lost in my own world of worry if I had been in her shoes,Im glad to say that her son has a new kidney and is on the road to recovery and she is a true character and a pleasure to know,so who benefited from this,her..yes she had someone to unload on but I really benefited because I met a truly inspiring person and learned that my life is pretty good compared to others.
Another example is a man that I would see every night,he always looked so glum and rarely spoke but I found out by being kind and asking sincerely how are you , that he has a wife who is dying from brain cancer,what can you say to that,I just listen and he is just the nicest and gentlest man going through a world of hurt,so just a kind word and a sincere inquiry could help someone deal with an otherwise unbearable day,it has taught me to stop and think before I get all offended and huffy,I ask myself what is going on in this persons life that makes them so difficult or miserable,you could make all the difference to them.

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

We must be the change we wish to see..

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness,every act creates a ripple with no logical end...

Constant kindness can accomplish much.As the sun makes ice melt,kindness causes misunderstandings,mistrust and hostility to evaporate.

Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not..

Kindness is the ability to love someone more than they deserve.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A very quick one tonight..what warms my heart today bed room,it is so relaxing and inviting and waking up with the sun steaming in is just wonderful,I have crystals hanging every where and they dance in the morning light.

It is winter almost and getting cold and my room is so snug and warm,I just love being in there,I love to curl up with a book or a good movie or just take a nanna nap in the afternoon sun with my cat at my side,very very comforting!

Monday, March 9, 2009

My Little City.

I love the city I live in,we have the best of every thing,we have the ocean,the bush,the shops,the night life and the community,it is just a wonderful place to be and I'm blessed to have been born in the area in which I live,in fact I'm blessed to live in this great land in which I live,I love being an Australian and living the carefree life I have.

As I venture down the street I see so many lovely faces and people are always happy to stop for a chat or a joke even if they don't know you,old men and young gather to play chess in the meeting man place in the mall,little elfresco restaurants with people laughing and chatting,kids playing under the watchful eyes of their mums,pigeons cooing,police men chatting to passers by and people watching dancers and singers in the open air theater,I love it.

When I go for a walk along the beach it is so wonderful,Chinese ladies doing beautiful dances with fans,children laughing on the play sets and mothers chatting,fitness groups preparing for their routines,weathered fishermen mending their nets and laughing over a joke,pelicans fishing,bike riders wizzing by and people walking their dogs set out to enjoy the day,I just love the community I live in and the people in it.

What warms my home town and its people,fresh spring days,cool sunny mornings at the football feild cheering on the kids,willy wagtails,clear sparking seas,clear blue skys,warm summer rains,the smell of the Aussie bush after a thunder storm,the pie shop on the mountain top,childrens laughter,elderly couples holding hands,old stately churches,smiling silver haired people,pink cars,our own little china town,the rich cultures of my community,the fruit shop,the way people will stop for a chat and a laugh,its the Australian way!

The code I try to live by..An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind!

Monday, January 26, 2009

What warms my heart this week is...
the people I love as friends..warm sunny days and cool sea breezes...crystal clear water..lady bugs..dappled sunlit rooms..colour..laughter..warm smiles...gentle touches..lazy weekends....and hair cut days where the family gather for the big shave off..its always good for some laughs and chatter...

William L Shirer: Quotes on Reflection

Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.

Charles Dickens: Quotes on Reflection
Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - no on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Filtered light!

Today I spent the entire day creating in my studio with only my tiny black cat and my radio for company,it was bliss.The sun was streaming through the windows and the wind was blowing which caused reflections to dance all around me,it was just wonderful,I love the filtered light that sparkles through the leaves in the trees outside,it has a certain sort of magic that makes me relax and forget the bad things in the world.

What warmed my heart today,mmm let me think..oh yes little black cats,crazy dogs,the sound of trickling water,light playing in the trees,birds singing,wind blowing,paint,dolls,creativity,soft material,feathers and the people I love.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A safe place!

What warms my heart is my studio,it is there that I can rest and forget all that is sad and bad in this world,I get lost in this little place and all the magic in my world floats around me and restores my inner self.

I work on instinct,using my hands and eyes,I see with my mind,things that I cannot express with words and they come to life in my hands,it is exhilarating and magical how the whole process of creativity just gives birth to something that was only a thought or inkling in my mind.

I don't consider myself to be a great artist,Im just average but I am so very greatful to have been born with a gift that allows me the freedom to express my self with my hands,to experience a place where I can forget all that is happening and get lost in the process of art.

My studio was built with love,my husband worked for days laying cement,building walls,roofing ,electrics and so on,just so I could have a place to work in peace.

My kids love to come and visit there,they sit and talk,look around,touch things,they don't stay long now that they are in their late teens but they still like to visit awhile every now and then and when they are not there it is just me and my dog Booley chilling out in the special place we love.

What warmed my heart today,my family and my wonderful friends,the sea breeze,the birds feeding their babies,lady bugs, dragon flies,purple daisies and the blue blue sky!