musings on life, love and laughter from my spoken heart to yours


2014 in review

I know it is a few days late to be posting my year in review, but I only just had a look at it now (literally) and I found some of the information in it rather interesting. My most popular posts are all ‘old’ posts from 2012 and 2013. This tells me something. I have been wanting to be more regular (with my posting not the bathroom, that is just fine thanks). So we will see what I come up with for 2015… Big ((HUGS)) and many heartfelt “Thank-you’s” to everyone who has joined me on this journey, especially those who have stuck around.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Day 79 – Connections…

I love all the people in my life. All of you who support me, encourage me, love me. Some of my connections I know well. My children, my close friends – that is to be expected. But there are some out there, who mean so much to me and support me in ways they may not even realize, that I do not know well. And yet in spite of it all you are so important to me.

I had a lovely and very uplifting FB “talk” with one of my cousins today. I have not seen her in 20 years, and yet somehow we have reconnected like the communication gap never happened. She has a had difficult life as many of us has, and yet she is always so encouraging, supportive, and loving. I am so thankful for my connection with her.

I also had a FB “talk” yesterday with some-one I met here in the world of WordPress. I am not sure she understands just how much her friendship means and how deeply I wish that we could meet in person just so I could give her a big hug. We just seem to connect so well.

And then there are are those of you who support me here with words of encouragement, little reply chats and your “likes”. It all means so much and I just thought that maybe a thank-you was in order. I am not sure if you know how much you mean to me. I don’t think you realize that there are days were you keep me going, when I just want to throw my hands in the are and cry out “F*ck it all!” But I don’t because you are there to offer an encouraging word. So I am just saying…



Day 28 – Honesty & finding courage…

Today a friend was blunt with me. He let out some stuff he had been holding back because he knew it might hurt or upset me. I am so glad he did. It was the fire under my butt that I have been needing. It didn’t hurt, not even a little. It did however have a twofold effect on me. It scared me some, I now have to act because light has been placed on an area of my life that I have been avoiding – aware of, but avoiding. And it has forever changed our relationship. I have a new found respect for him. I appreciate honesty. I amĀ  one who is only capable of being truly accepting and honest with people once I trust them, once they have earned my respect and have made their way into my heart. I hate mind games.

Thanks to a handful of honest words I have done some re-evaluating and in turn have found some courage. I still have a long way to go but every step forward is big. So today I am so very thankful for honesty and for finding courage.

Thanks babe for that!

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