When you’re on your back, don’t flip your lid; ask someone to flip you back over.

This turtle looks like how I’ve felt the last couple of days. Stuck, flailing around wildly, and getting nowhere for all my efforts. 🐢 I think a lot of us feel like that at the moment. The exhaustion of going around the house in circles tidying up after kids, the monotony of the same surroundingsContinue reading “When you’re on your back, don’t flip your lid; ask someone to flip you back over.”

You shall know your ‘shoulds’ and your ‘coulds’ shall set you free

Find yourself thinking ‘I should’ an awful lot these days?

I should be enjoying home schooling…
I should be half a stone lighter…
I should be keeping in touch more with friends and family…

Maybe there’s a more helpful approach …

Store it up for a rainy day: The power of encouragement

Find yourself feeling discouraged more often lately? Maybe you’re a teacher receiving complaints, a leader experiencing criticism, a volunteer feeling overlooked, or a parent feeling taken-for-granted.

In times like this, it can really help to store up the golden moments, thank yous and affirming words in a place where they can’t be washed away by rainy weather.

When Good Enough is Perfectly Good Enough

Maybe, just maybe, today you need to hear that you are ‘good enough’, and that – all things considered – you are quite simply ‘perfect’ for the family and friends God has gifted you with. ❤️

When you’re asking yourself if you’re making a difference, remember that the tip of the iceberg is all you see

Never measure the fruit of your labours or the impact of your life only by what you see. Because what you see is only the tip of the iceberg.

No regrets: it’s time to do what you’ve been dreaming about.

If you had one day left to live, what would you say, what would you do, and what would you give?

Clinging on for dear life

‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1) I looked out my kitchen window yesterday and noticed an apple or two still on my tree. It looked like they were just clinging on for dear life, just hanging on by a single twig. Anyone else feel aContinue reading “Clinging on for dear life”

Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place

I did a ridiculous thing today. Just when I think I can’t get any more daft, I reach another level. I’ve concluded that sometimes my head is so far ‘in my head’ that my environmental senses don’t work properly. Bill asked me to post a really important piece of correspondence this morning. He drove meContinue reading “Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place”

How to get through a pandemic: Just do the next right thing

How can we get through the uncertainty of the next few months?
… Start by doing something, when you feel you can do nothing
… Do what’s in front of you, rather than worrying about what’s ahead of you
… Do the right thing, and the next right thing will happen.