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It’s Time To Work Out

It's Time To Work Out

A few friends of mine were recently chatting about their gym experiences. They explained that when they were feeling motivated and exercising in their prime the gym was a happy place for them. It was the place they felt confident, accomplished and in their zone. They got to know the other regulars and complimented each…

I Plead For Mercy

I Plead For Mercy

A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death. “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained. “I plead for mercy!” “But your son does not deserve mercy,” Napoleon replied. “Sir,” the woman cried, “it would not…

Three Dollars Worth of God

Three Dollars Worth of God

Wilbur Rees writes in his book Three Dollars Worth of God: I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk, or a snooze in the sunshine. I don’t want enough of God to make me…

Time To Grow Out

Time To Grow Out

For my sister’s wedding we all got our nails done at a salon. I usually just clipper my nails very short so it was a bit of a big deal for me to even go into a nail salon. There’s a new product called SNS. It’s like acrylic nails but it’s meant to be better…

Drive Thru Coffee

Drive Thru Coffee

A gentleman once drove up to a drive through coffee shop. He gave his order to the microphoned box and then carried on to the cashier window. He said to the cashier that he’d like to pay for his coffee but he’d also like to pay for the coffee of the car behind. The cashier…

A Cold Reception

A Cold Reception

I recently went on a weekend away with three other mums and our bubs. After going for a walk around the scenic like we found a cafe to stop and have a coffee. The first thing we saw as we walked to the door was a sign saying that customers were forbidden to have “just…

Make The Ordinary Come Alive

Make The Ordinary Come Alive

A friend recently shared this poem with me as it really struck a cord with her: Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the…

More Like Rose

More Like Rose

I saw a play last night that really touched me. I love going to the theatre and my friend and I have committed to going to a play each year to celebrate our birthdays. This has been our annual ritual for many years now. It means we both get a present we really want and allows…

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