Thought for the day: 31 December 2017

I’ve been having a bit of a tidy – going through all my clothes and removing those that no longer create a spark of joy, and either throwing them away or putting in a bag for a local charity shop. It seems an appropriate time of year to be looking at what I own and weighing up – has this achieved it’s purpose? does it still create a spark of joy? Having almost finished going through my clothing, I’m planning to go through my make up and skincare, my books, CD’s and DVD’s. It seems like a good time to re-evaluate what I’m holding onto and why.

My aim for 2017 was embrace self love and self care – and I feel good about my achievements on that front. I think I have a greater sense of self acceptance and have learnt/am learning about forgiving myself and letting go of stuff I can’t change.

So I close-my-eyes-

This quote describes my current space: an acknowledgement and acceptance of what I’m leaving behind in 2017; gratitude for the learnings along the way, gratitude for life’s gifts and an awareness of all I have to be thankful for. Along with anticipation for what 2018 has in store (regardless of the outcome); possibilities, opportunities; I have a sense of taking positive steps forward to proactively greet what’s waiting ahead.

Goodbye 2017. Thanks for what I’ve learnt.

Hello 2018 – bring it on!

Thought for the day: 5 January 2017

This is one of my favourite quotes which I put together and posted in January 2016. The photo was taken from a friend’s house (during a new year’s barbecue), and the bird is a native tui in mid-flight. It is a truly beautiful bird.

Today, I wish you peace.

4 Peace

Not a resolution, just a thought, a hope

The first day of a new year and at this point 2017’s secrets are unknown to me: hidden, obscured, masked, unseen and unidentified. I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing – it just is. Just as this time last year I had little idea what 2016 had in store, so today while I can’t see what’s ahead, I can attempt to ready myself for what is to come. I’ve been thinking about my focus, my goals – not so much the physical, financial or career achievements I may aim for but the heartfelt things, the character development: the hopes and desires, and the attitudes or attributes which might surround or enhance those things. [I’m not even sure if this makes sense to someone who’s not inside my head!]


I’m a visual person so I’ve created a picture of sorts, (perhaps more impression than  picture) words and colour and forms which express my current thoughts, hopes and focus for 2017. That’s not to say my focus won’t change, simply that as it stands, this is how things are today. Nothing hard and fast, not rules to live by or a resolution, just thoughts and hopes.