Posted in Family life, Happiness, Health and fitness, Year of Gratitude

How to cope when you life changes in an instant

How to cope when your life changes in an instant

Tony Wright Go Fund Me
One of the uplifting quotes Leanne has posted to her Facebook page as she updates, husband, Tony’s progress after his accident.

People can gripe about the stupidest things. If they were really put in a dire situation, how would they cope? They are cranky about missing out on a car park, that it’s raining (like you can change that!), or they can’t go on that holiday to Bali that all their friends are going on and they think it’s unfair. They’ve obviously got no idea how quickly the important things can change, and how much you have to appreciate them while you have them. In one instant it can all be transformed into something you never expected in your life.

My friend recently fought breast cancer and celebrated her remission (big fist pumps and happy dance). Only weeks later her husband was riding his pushbike, keeping fit and enjoying his day, when suddenly a car struck him from behind. He was critically injured in the collision on March 4th and flown to John Hunter Hospital (from Port Macquarie). He has a long recovery ahead with injuries from head to toe (he’s already endured many operations). You can help Tony (who has always given to the community through surf life saving and more) at Go Fund Me.

How is my friend, Leanne, getting through this seemingly unfair turn of events? The way I’ve always know Leanne to do things. She puts on her happy face (at least for the public) writes with her heart and soul (updates of his progress) and finds a bit of humour (like blowing bubbles) to stop her from what she really want to do (ask why us?). She is grateful for sunrises (she has trouble sleeping at the hospital), rain, family, friends, hospital staff, strangers, hospital food (well maybe not), cakes, flowers (so many she had to ask people to stop sending them), the T celebrations (groups in Port Macquarie are forming Ts and sending pictures to Leanne and posting online to support Tony), dog sitters, vets and of course the kindness of strangers (I’m sure Leanne who is totally eloquent with words would be able to add more to this).

So if you think your day is tough because you stubbed your toe, be grateful that that’s all that happened to you or your loved ones today. Go and kiss them and hug them and tell them that you love them.

To help Tony please go to Go Fund Me Tony.

Posted in Family life, Happiness, Health and fitness, The Zanzibar Moon, Year of Gratitude

Day 63 and 72 of 365 Days of Gratitude

Day 63 and 72 of 365 Days of Gratitude

I’ve been AWOL on my ‘days of gratitude’. This isn’t due to not having any gratitude (I have plenty) but because other writing happened (more on that at a later date, but it’s all very exciting). I hope you’re kicking your own goals too, be it writing or whatever passion you have.

Imagine you are there and you will be, Warm Witty Words

I recently reread The Secret. It was a by-chance encounter. I had nothing new to read in the house and was going to head off to the library, then decided to check the spare room if there was a book I could read. I love the cover of this book. It’s got an old-world appeal, with the embossed secret stamp and ancient colour theme. It’s like I just had to pick it up. Serendipity perhaps?

I read The Secret, perhaps, ten years ago. It helped me then, but I haven’t continually put into motion the law of attraction. I’d forgotten what I should do. I’ve always believed in the power of positivity and it’s possibly helped me get through some of the biggest downs in my life.

The Secret has reinforced, not only how to manifest abundance into my life, but also that I am on the right track by continuing my 365 Days of Gratitude. It’s a time in my life when I have to believe in everything falling into place in just the way we have imagined it. Mirror Pool Cleaning is taking on more customers, The Zanzibar Moon is moving closer to completion, other writing jobs are coming in and our future is looking promising.

Here’s one quote from the book:

“Nothing can prevent your picture from coming into concrete form except the same power which gave it birth – yourself.”Genevieve Behrend

Do you believe in the law of attraction?

Day 63 I am grateful for:

The smile of a child at the supermarket, because I’m missing my grandchildren and this child reminded me of their innocence and joy at the smallest things.

Day 64 I am grateful for:

It’s a relaxing Sunday, because I have so many ideas in my head that I need to unwind and let them bubble and brew for a bit.

Day 65 I am grateful for:

A day off for a road trip with my mum and niece, because we went to Brisbane to see my two precious grandchildren and daughter-in-law (I was smiling all day).

Day 66 I am grateful for:

My daughter-in-law Elise, because she’s a hairdresser and does my hair (free for love) and makes me feel beautiful. She is the most adorable, lovely addition to my life and I am so grateful that we have a wonderful relationship.

Day 67 I am grateful for:

Waking up and being grateful that I wake up every day, because I’m happy and healthy.

Day 68 I am grateful for:

My hair is still fabulous, because when a girl gets a new haircut she loves, that’s just how it is.

Day 69 I am grateful for:

A heavy weight session at Hammer Fit, because I know I’m getting stronger (gradually that is).

Day 70 I am grateful for:

Keeping a track of the CrossFit Open and not being worried, because Joel Munro (son) is the fittest and healthiest he’s ever been (unlike last year). He’s currently ranked inside the top 100 in the world and 1st for Military Servicemember. I’m grateful and proud of that.

Day 71 I am grateful for:

Getting to help Bevil on the job with Mirror Pool Cleaning, because I love seeing the pride he has in his work, and how well he does his job. Here’s one of his pools:

Mirror Pool Cleaning - let your pool reflect you

Day 72 I am grateful for:

The waking up with a minor sniffle, because yesterday I had a blocked nose (it always seems to happen when I garden) and I was hoping it wasn’t turning into hay fever or a sinus infection. Think yourself healthy and you’ll be healthy.

Have you started keeping record of what you are grateful for? Give it a go and let me know the results. What wonderful things can you manifest into your life?