As I’m reaching middle age, it started me to think about this fragile thing we call life. From an early age we are taught, if you study hard you will go to a good university, then if you study hard at university you will have a good job, if you have a good job you … Continue reading U-shaped happiness
A couple of weeks ago I had popped into my coffee shop, and on return to my car, I found a note under my windscreen wiper. It said 'this is a random act of kindness, for their 30th birthday, and may it bring me happiness'. The gentleman from the book shop came out and asked … Continue reading Small Acts of Kindness
Learn to lower my barriers, I don’t need to be protected from everyone. Open my floodgates, When drought chases me. Place that smile on my ageing face, Without wondering when it’s going to be taken away. Delve into new passions, Forgetting the cruelty of the ones I knew before. Give without hesitation, Even when all … Continue reading A benediction to myself
I know I am a bit late, but the holidays always seem so busy. I'm currently waiting for the software I use to mark pupils coursework to come back online after it's scheduled maintenance. That means I can sit in the office and let the kids think mums marking we can't disturb, which is a … Continue reading 2019 is about protecting my peace
With different mindsets the same situation can be seen so differently. People will always cast their judgements- but their judgements are usually projecting their own fears about themselves. “Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you … Continue reading Am I what you say?
I am human Sometimes I cry uncontrollably But I laugh just the same I have scars some you can see Others you can’t I’ve been shamed And made to feel ashamed But I love with all of my heart I pray for humility For you and for I As what made rivers and stars Sunrises … Continue reading I am human
As much as I love writing, I also love poetry... although I may not be very good! So here are some. Let me know what you think Dried up Flowers I made a promise To allow myself to grow So I planted a seed of belief inside of me And watered it with tears Now … Continue reading Poetry- Dried up flowers