It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas has always been about more than the presents under the tree and the lights on the streets. It is about family and friends around the table, it is about celebrating our faith and the gift of love and forgiveness from God. It is about the joy we share with every Carol sung. It is about the memories made over baking sweets and granny’s Christmas pudding. It is about every tradition from the past and every new tradition you create as you grow older.

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To grow in grief

When you lose someone you love, you don’t simply grieve their loss. With them, you lose yourself and parts of those around you. With them, you lose friends and family and partners you thought would continually stand by you. With them, you lose light. With them, you lose love. With them, you lose a piece of kindness from your whole. With them, you lose faith in the Almighty. With them, you lose a version of life you were prepared for. With them, you lose a piece of life too.

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Attitude of Gratitude

I would like to think I am not a whiny person but the other day I realised how much I complain. I talk about the happy and positive things but I often find myself complaining more than I should. When someone asks me how I’m doing, somewhere in the midst of saying I am well…

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22 June 2008

Originally posted on Sun, moon & potatoes:
We got in the elevator and he wrapped his arm around me to try and comfort me. Comfort is a funny thing. Most other times it’s just awkward. I mean what do you tell your niece who understands nothing about death? I feel my uncle’s hand trembling against…

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living prayer

i see your eyes dancing
to the flickering lights
as the shadows shimmer
on our balcony tiles

you’re my living prayer

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Maternal instincts

Don’t let them dim your light
Always shine on

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In memory of Magical Mike

To my first and favourite philosopher,
thank you for your pearls of wisdom Magical Mike.

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Thank you 2k16

To the new year, and to many more memories to make and more magic to create.

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In a perfect world

I had a dream. I was walking down the shore of a beautiful beach, the cold sand under my feet and the deep blue sky bright against the stars over me. 

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Current status: It’s complicated

…but it’s not what you think. Who was I? What did I want? What did I stand for? Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. The cold sweats started slowly and got more frequent over time – something within me wasn’t at peace. Has that ever happened to you? Random meltdowns where you question everything? Your friends and family,…

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