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?

Posted in Family life, Happiness

2016 was wonderful and 2017 is going to be even better


2016 was a year of change for my family

As with most New Year celebrations, we started the year with big hopes of a better year than 2015 (well sometimes it can’t get any worse). Are you and your loved ones looking forward to a better year?

There were a few mishaps but mostly the changes were huge. My husband started his own business Mirror Pool Cleaning, to fulfil a passion he has with pools (and to quit having a boss and be one). He’s a stayer and the jobs he’s had were all long-term, so you can imagine how hard it was for him to take a chance on himself.

Mirror Pool Cleaning Gold Coast
Mirror Pool Cleaning webpage at http://www.mirrorpoolcleaning.com.au (created by me using Wix). Bevil is the handsome smiling guy.

I’m super proud of his efforts and following a dream instead of just staying with what is safe and predictable.

Our youngest son finished his course and began working with his father. He’s picking up the pool lingo and figuring out the job, particularly vacuuming (who would’ve thought?). It’s a good partnership, father and son, because they both have the same warped sense-of-humour.

Our middle son got promoted and now moves to Canberra (I wish it wasn’t so far away). It’s good for his career and at least his lovely girlfriend is moving with him, so he’s not lonely. He’ll be chasing more CrossFit dreams in 2017 (this time hopefully fully fit and healthy).

Our eldest son (and of course his awesome wife) blessed us with a second grandchild. Now with have a grandson as well as three-year-old granddaughter. He also finished his cabinet-maker apprenticeship (tradie in the family, yay!). You’ve got to say 2016 has blessed us.

Late in 2016 I decided (after years of submissions, research and procrastination) to self-publish my latest manuscript. This means something wonderful and exciting started in 2016 (Warm Witty Publishing began) and the first published book will be available in June 2017. I’m not giving up my full-time job because that brings me fulfilment and joy too.

If you’re over 50 you can change your career, health, fitness or lifestyle. Whatever you’ve dreamed of changing you can begin it. We’re both over 50 so it’s not too late. I have a friend who just started a nursing degree. Don’t think a career change is just for the young. Assess you goals (the things your passionate about) find them in a job and aim for that job. You can do it. Just trust your instincts and leap into it.

There’s so much to look forward to for us; building both businesses, watching our sons grown into wonderful adults with lovely supportive partners, enjoying our adorable grandchildren and living a life we’ve dreamed of (or course we’ll be a bit poorer until things take off but it will be worth it). I think going into the year with a positive outlook and affirmations will help us fulfill these goals. We don’t need New Year’s resolutions – we have enough going on.

I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful year full of optimism and hope. I wish that, and your dreams come true in 2017.