Beware of the ditches!

It was my first day at boarding school. I was the grand old age of seven, and this was the most exciting adventure I’d ever had. Imagine it: four little girls the same age, from four corners of the world, nestled in bunk beds at night under mosquito nets and stumbling through corridors in the dark with torches when the part-time generators went off…

What one thing would you wish for?

I asked my six-year-old a pretty deep question today. Zoë, is it more important to be clever, beautiful or kind? Her wee eyes fluttered up to the sky and back again, which is what she always does when she’s deep in thought. ‘Kind, mummy.’ ‘Yes honey. If you’re clever and beautiful, but you’re not kind,Continue reading “What one thing would you wish for?”

Would you give up your spot?

In your heart, will you:
❤️put them in their place?
❤️ squeeze in beside them, resenting that they are there?
❤️Or, will you be radical enough, generous enough, lovinge enough to give them your spot, smiling with delight as you watch them enjoy every moment of it?

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.”

Living a #nofilter life: who are we when no one is watching?

We are made to be instruments not ornaments.
We are made for connection over making good impressions.
We were made for service above self-promotion.

The power of the One: standing in the gap for others

The impact of your life is a bit like walking along the seashore across the sand, picking up shells as you go. Those shells you lift along the way represent the lives you have touched. Before you know it, you’ve walked the length of the beach. A little love each day can go a very long way.