Friday, November 28, 2014

LOVE and FEAR

 

Live from love and not from fear,

if you live from a state of fear,

there will be struggle and chaos around you,

If you live from a space of love

there will be beauty and peace everywhere.

Love is the ultimate, even in dying  there will be less fear,

Fear feeds struggle and anger, and suffering for dear life,

Unable to comprehend the bounty of love that awaits

every living soul

Sunday, November 9, 2014

I am

 

….pure divine light

… pure love

… perfect the way I am

… pure creative energy

… on my own personal journey

 

Impromptu Joy

  1. Joy is often found in this place, unplanned, unrehearsed, unscripted. The biggest challenge is paying attention, remembering and being grateful for those very ordinary moments that are really magical ones, just because we were fully present in the moment.

Impromptu joy over the last week looked like this;

  • going  for a short drive after getting ice cream, ending up next to a big dune, leaving the car running because we were just getting out for five minutes to see if the sand is cool enough to walk on. It turned into lots of laughs while feet are burning as we were struggling to get up to the top
  • practicing phonics and while saying mmmmm, my lips were seriously being tickled by the vibration of the letter which lead to endless jokes and laughter interrupting our bedtime routine
  • G getting an unexpected gymnastic lesson from an aunt on how to land when jumping. The excitement, pride and the smile on her face said it all
  • Meeting up with a friend for coffee, connecting and sharing happening on a deep level, feeling understood.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Amazing Insights

 

You know what,  I am so grateful in a way for my journey with this tumor… it is really helping me to really authentically FEEL the clich├ęs such as, ‘you have to love yourself before you can love others’, and ‘you have to forgive yourself before you can forgive others’.  It’s only now at the age of 40 and through the process of this year, that I can honestly say I finally  understand these words and what they mean.  It is such a relief to truely feel this AND the best 40th gift ever.

How can one truely love life if they can’t love themselves first and forgive themselves and others?  None of us are perfect and we all live our lives and have our personal demons.

Along with these insights comes the insight into judgement…I believe it is only through loving yourself and forgiving yourself that you can honestly say you don't judge others.  Not judging doesn't mean we have to agree, it simply means we can acknowledge somebody else's viewpoints without having to take them on. If we gossip, we are judging others, without understanding or respecting their personal life journey, their difficult roads, etc. 

I watched a movie called ‘The lunchbox’ last night. It had such a meaningful quote in it for me, sometimes people catch the wrong train, but it can transport you to the right places.  Which brings another insight into the lime light – there are no wrongs or rights.  I am just so grateful that I can now after all these years love myself and see how I have been so damned hard on myself!!!…Its only taken 40 years!!!!  Let the healing begin.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Personal Mantras Etched in Silver

In the silver jewelry workshop I made a ring with my words that just popped into my head at the time, words that I can hang onto when feeling low and words that I can aspire to when feeling good. I didn't add spaces as I just wanted it to look like lots of letters scattered on the ring:
" BREATHEJOYLOVEBE 
  WHOLEHEATEDLETGO
  CREATEBRAVEWOW  "


The words on the ring has now become my personal mantras.

  • BREATHE - mindfulness has been a big life changer, the easiest way to get there is through     my breath
  • JOY - always look for it, it's never far away, most often to be found in the simple moments
  • LOVE - feel the love, let the love flow, it's all about love
  • BE - in the moment, in the now, it's all there is
  • WHOLEHEARTED - far from perfect, being vulnerable, open
  • LET GO - let go of expectations and the story surrounding it
  • CREATE - I need to create, it opens me up, it brings me immense energy and joy
  • BRAVE - receiving and giving love requires vulnerability, which requires courage, it's totally worth it
  • WOW - choose to focus on the positives (Wow!) instead of the negatives (Ow!)

The ring is far from perfect but has such huge sentimental value to me. I love wearing it.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Baby Animals

 

There's nothing like a baby animal to boost your spirits and warm your heart, unless you dislike animals, which I can’t understand.

On our 3 day holiday/break in Napier we visited a goat farm with plus/minus 30 baby goats ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months age.

The delight on Julia's face just being with these was enough to warm my heart for another month at least.

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Quirky Eccentric Artists

 

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We are slowly building up our collection of art. I love how artists inspire others with their quirky ideas and recycling of such materials as door knobs, spark plugs etc. This guy is called sparky because he has a spark plug at the end of his body.  Sparky is sitting on our coffee table peering out at us and enjoying the fire when it’s cold.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

AM Yoga

Doing a short yoga routine anytime during the day is a priority now, morning works best, it makes me more present, more relaxed, more open and flexible to what the day might bring. I do it in our art room and after the routine I lie on my back listening to the music, breathing, watching the sun creep over the house and light up the big old palm tree, staring into the sky - feeling grateful for this day, the gift of another day.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Well Chosen Gift

 

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Oh the delights of motherhood continue, through all the hard times we may have, there are so many more joy filled moments with laughter and spontaneity at the core.

For Julia's 6th birthday, I had mountains of fun filling a sewing box for her.  Mum and I hunted around for the perfect box, which took forever. We then had so much fun filling it with a whole lot of sewing bits and bobs from pins and needles, to scissors and felt, ribbon, thimbles, buttons, etc.

The joy of watching her bring that sewing box out now all by herself, to start sewing projects is adorable.  So far she has sewn a skirt and hat for our Boston terrier, Amy, along with a patchwork blanket that is a work in progress. She has just started beading, stuffing and stitching felt xmas tree decorations for gifts.

I’m grateful because I know in my heart that my daughter loves this gift from my heart to hers. Sewing has been a very big part of my childhood as well as Julia’s.  It comforts me to know that she will probably have that box forever and hopefully will always have fond recollections of us just chatting away whilst creating, needle and thread in hand.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Taking Action Now!

 

 

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Today I am remembering how important it is to act now.  It’s easy to keep saying to ourselves, to our children, to our loved ones….we will do this “once I have time” or “get the materials I need for that project” or whatever the case may be… do it now, sew, cook, mosaic, do it all – you never know when it might be the last time.  Remember my new fave quote.  How you live your life today is a reflection of how you live your life!

I love the pic a friend sent me – Live with no regrets and as though there really is no tomorrow…think about what you would do right now if there was no tomorrow.

Friday, June 27, 2014

A Peanut Butter Moment

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This is a photo that captures the emotion of absolute present mindfulness -  which brings forth joy.

We made our own peanut butter by roasting red skinned peanut, shelling them altogether around the table, popping them in the food processor and whizzing with a tablespoon or two of peanut oil.

We all hovered around that processor with teaspoons ready….Delicious… the taste of it, but more wonderful and delightful, was that JOY  i felt.  It’s so important to practice mindfulness daily…we think we are being present but the majority of us aren’t…the peanut butter moment was a great reminder for me of the gift of being in the ‘moment.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Curiosity doesn't kill the cat


Curiosity doesn't kill the cat it opens up our worlds.

Our natural relationship to the world is not indifference. It is curiosity. - Tara Mohr

May we never stop being curious about the world around us. I am grateful to be curious about so many things. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

bEAUTIFUL sURPRISES

 

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This was one of my most visually satisfying wow moments of late…I was in the garden  collecting some flowers for a vase.  When I went to cut the rose I wanted, I also cut a small bud by mistake.  My sister had just bought me the most perfect set of chemistry vases to put small collections in and this tiny one fit my bud perfectly.

Not only was the scent of this flower astounding but also on viewing the next morning it had opened from a little bud and was slowly in the process of realising its true full potential as a rose in bloom.

It was pretty much opening before my eyes and injected me with so much light and love in my day.

The smallest mistakes can lead to the most joy giving experiences.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Proud Flesh

This is my latest intuitive painting, the last layer was inspired by Matisse's Blue Lady.

I see a scarred body but nevertheless a beautiful body. In fact, the body is more beautiful and captivating because of the scars. It reminded me of the poem For What Binds Us by Jane Hershfield. and that's where the name of the painting, Proud Flesh, came from;

 "  And see how the flesh grows back
across a wound, with a great vehemence,
more strong
than the simple, untested surface before.
There's a name for it on horses,
when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,


as all flesh,
is proud of its wounds, wears them
as honors given out after battle,
small triumphs pinned to the chest"


I am grateful for my scars, as it means many of the wounds have healed. 
I am grateful to have proud flesh. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Babylonstoren….time spent in amazing places.

 

It was a magical treat to take Julia out of school for the day (life is too short) and take mum, my sister who was visiting at the time, and Nev to this beautiful gardeners paradise in the winelands.  The lunch at the greenhouse was so delicious and fresh with tiny edible flower, blueberries and raspberries scattered about.  Nev received kisses from delighted koi in the pond, whilst Julia marvelled and absorbed nature all around, growing pumpkins, strawberries, lotus flowers.  I saw the most amazing presentation of tiny succulents covering and living on a tree trunk amidst a recycled rubber tyre set up of sorts..fascinating and creatively inspiring.  Grateful for this memorable day spent with loved ones in nature which is always so revitalising.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Loving Hurts

Love might not hurt but loving with a open heart sure does.

Loving your child means you feel it intensely when their heart hurts.
Loving a loved one if they can't love you in return hurts.
Loving a loved one that has a huge wall around their heart hurts because you know they don't feel loved.
Loving a loved one when they are facing a big battle in their life hurts because you feel their energy sapping struggle when they get up in the morning to face another day on the battle field, not knowing how it will end.
Loving anyone with an open heart really really hurts.

But I don't want to love any other way.

It's only when I love this way that I can feel the intense, eruptive joy when my child is shining.
It's only when I love this way that I know I made someone feel loved, who might have never felt loved before.
It's only when I love this way that I can experience the intense connection when love is returned.
It's only when I love this way that I can be deeply inspired by a loved one who gets up every day, strap on their shield of courage and go to the battlefield.
It's only when I love this way that I can taste the deep relief and the exquisitely sweet, elated victory when their battle has been won.
It's only when I love this way that I can feel the love flow.

I am grateful for the courage to love with an open heart.

I am grateful to love with an open heart, even if it is really hurting right now.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Something Blue

In my quest looking for gratitude, I am looking with fresh eyes at my objects around the house, appreciating the beauty, colour, texture or memories it stirs.

Object #1 is my blue bottle, it sits on my dresser table with beads around the neck of it and I must confess I can't remember the last time I have actually noticed it. 

Today I am looking at the bottle with new eyes;
  • the exquisite cobalt blue 
  • the curvy shape
  • the contrast created by light reflecting and deflecting from its curves
  • remembering the friend that gave it to me more than a decade ago
There is gratitude in seeing beauty.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tiny Dove with Sixth Sense




Just love this little dove you got me and to think we are both wearing it today, that's pretty cool!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Upside Down House

I am grateful for a untidy house because it means I have a little five year old girl that's playing and creating.

 I am grateful for four loads of washing because it means we have fun, go places and get quite dirty.

 I am grateful for lots of dirty dishes because it means that I am cooking way more than before and that G and I are eating together.

 I am grateful that I have to do most of the housework now because it means that I am now a stay at home mom.

I am grateful for maintenance problems because it means I have a house and a garden and a pool.

I am grateful for G frustrating the living day light out of me at times because it means I have a daughter, and she has her own ideas.

I am grateful for all confrontations in my life because it shows me where I still need to grow.

I am grateful for my life, messy and hard work at times, full of ups and downs, but so very precious.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Our Nevers and Our Nexts

There was a time I’d never written a book.
Spoken on stage.
Run a company.
There was a time I’d never been in print.
Been on screen
Been on air.
There was a time I’d never held a pose.
Taught a class.
Led a tribe.
There was a time I’d never been a dad.
Been a husband.
Been in love.
There was a time I’d never questioned anything.
Questioned everything.
Questioned everyone.
There was a time I’d never fought and lost.
Fought and won.
Fought at all.
There was a time I’d never held my daughter.
Known surrender.
Come second.
Or third.
Or last.
There was a time I’d never fit in.
Felt alone.
Loved.
Me.
There was a time I’d never risked soul.
Risked truth.
Risked life.
Never let your nevers keep you from your nexts.

I am grateful for what I have learned so far in my life and for moving forward, step by step. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Looking High and Low for Gratitude

I was struggling a bit this morning to find something to be grateful for that really resonated with me. Thankfully I read this post today by Andrea Scher on Superhero Life, Underneath the mess everything is marvelous - I'm sure.

This is an excerpt from her post: "For many years, gratitude practices eluded me. I didn’t feel grateful. I just felt ashamed… for all that I was blessed with and how sad I still felt.
What I was still able to do however was appreciate beauty. And this saved me. Those glittery beads of dew on the grass, the clouds I found in puddles of water, the inside of a dandelion. They saved me from being swallowed up by grief.
When we can catch glimpses into the marvelous, it is a gift. Be on the lookout today. And if you are in a place where gratitude is hard to access, see if you can find some simple beauty. For me, it was the most powerful kind of medicine."

After I read this post this morning I grabbed my camera and went into the garden to look for some beauty. I found joy and smiles and gratitude in Bella's ball, G's picture on the blackboard, flowering basil and tomatoes, light in shadows in my "four agreements" plant, magnificent colourful beads that I am wearing today. 

When I can appreciate beauty, gratitude finds me. And just like that, the whole day seems brighter.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hooked on Nectar







































This plant (no idea what it is called) only blooms once in eight years after which it dies. A stem from which the flowers bloom literally shoots up by growing at least fifty centimeters a week, growing up to three meters high in about six weeks . When it starts blooming it is buzzing with visitors. It attracts many sugar birds (which I never see otherwise), bees and butterflies. It is a hub of activity every day as everyone tries to get their share of nectar. I am so very grateful to have a garden in the UAE.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Green Pickings















I get such a kick out of picking and using fresh herbs from our potted garden when cooking. I have basil, coriander, parsley and mint at the moment. We had watercress for a while and I loved adding that to sandwiches. The cocktail tomato plants are growing like crazy and have flowers now, really hope to see tomatoes soon.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Water

Water - life giving, refreshing, cleansing, calming. I am always invigorated by being close to or in the water, whether is rain, the ocean, a river, a lake, a waterfall, a shower, and definitely a good cry.





This picuture was taken when we went for a paddle on the lake in Pokhara, so peaceful and calm.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Power of Twenty Minutes
















I am grateful that I am learning manage my time better. Somewhere on my internet travels I've read about the concept of the power of twenty minutes, how productive one can be if you break down your time into twenty minute segments. I like working on a project from beginning to end over the course of day or two, all hands and attention on deck. An impossibility with G in the house couples with the fact that most of my "free" time I used to just smoke away.

I made this apron by following the power of 20 minute concept, it took a week or more but I got it done, which is a major achievement for me. I usually procrastinate and then work full blast for one or two days and  that usually includes an all-nighter.

G drew the picture, two houses and very happy stars.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Journaling Daily

 

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There is nothing like having a beautiful inspiring notebook or sketch book to write, reflect and do ink doodles in. This is a daily ritual for me…its documenting my journey but also allows me to check in daily to my physical, emotional, spiritual and mental whereabouts and highlights needs.

If I ever have inner questions or feelings that baffle me and that I am uncomfortable with….all I need to do is put pen to paper and inevitably the answer comes to me from within.  The answers always come from within, no one knows better than yourself what you need.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Julia’s Gnome

 

Ethan had a birthday party last weekend and Julia wanted to make him this gnome as a gift and take a bunch of flowers from the garden… she did most of it all by herself – chose the colours, cut the shapes, sewed them together by hand.  Wema finished off once she was tired with the sequined face and beard.  It was truly amazing to watch Julia do this and to end it off, Ethan loved it and introduced it to the other gnomes he had in his collection at home.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Good Reason for Pause

Sick days aren't any fun but it was great to stay in bed late and squeeze in as much shut eye as possible, not rushing out the door for a regular school day.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gardening Delights Me

 

Just as my stoep is my sanctuary, my garden provides me with endless moments of joy, colour and presence.   I use it as my space to visualise pulling out weeds in my mind and head…..and I use it to create magical moments where colours pop and add streaks of paint to ease my eye.  It is another healing haven.  Replacing weeds with life and beauty

Mum and I have been loving gardening,  I’ve chosen wild garlic with their dainty purple flowers, a miniature pomegranate bush, irises, Goura, to name a few….but my favourite I planted 2 evenings ago, with jubes my photographer in tow…..is by far the beautiful immune booster, most gorgeous…Echinacea.

It’s got to be good for you if you can just look at something and feel so much love and joy.

 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My Sanctuary

 

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this is my heart and soul place to be,

i sit here daily and let myself feel nourished by the life in my garden

the street is calm and restful, the mornings fresh and contemplative

the evenings are cool and reflective

in silence, in company or in solace

this is my medicine, my sanctuary

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Breakfast, Most Days


My quick-go-to-breakfast on most mornings is plain yogurt with almonds, dried apricots, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, grounded flax seeds and a bit of honey. Yum!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Evolving Mantra


























My mantra for quite a number of years has been "Feel the Love".

It has evolved into " Let the love flow".

It keeps me in the moment.
It dissolves frustration and irritation.
It calms me.
It softens me.
It shows up in a smile on my daughters face.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Heart Warming Socks




















How can I not be grateful?

G picked out my underwear and socks today. She gave me the heart socks and asked:" Do you know why I gave you those socks with the hearts Mommy?". I said no. She said: " Want jy is my liefste Mamma" (just can't translate that to come up with exactly the same meaning but something to the affect of, "because you are my darling Mama").

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Balancing Act



Any day that I see my daughter happy, laughing, smiling, playing, showing off her new maneuvers on the balancing rope is  a good day in my book. She got the balancing rope for Christmas and she loves it, she is on it every single day (the pictures where taken on Christmas day).

 I am grateful to be at home and spend our afternoons together, to see her counting her blooming flowers, playing catch with Bella, parking her scooter under the kitchen table before dinner, making a raspberry souffle and ice cream in the bath tub (pretending :-) and then asking; "Mamma, what's a souffle?"

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I am so blessed

 

 

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….to have the family i have…. without them I would be lost and scared and alone.  I was taken to the trauma unit last night.  At 3am i woke up feeling my arm was restricted and my hand further limited in use… Julia happened to be sharing our bed..i made my way to nev in the dark feeling weak in my leg and told him i think we need to go to the hospital….by this stage i was a nervous wreck and shaking so much i couldn't walk and my arm was glued to my chest  i was absolutely paralysed with fear and all i could say was I love you to both of them…and that if  I had to stay there Id want a drawing from her every day  She was adorable and calm in her little nightie and sheepskin slippers .I got a dose of an anxiolytic and soon felt calm again….i’\id had a massive frightening panic attack re my progressing symptoms…but on examination by the Dr there he felt it was best for me to wait this one last day before my MRI and that there were no signs of brain bleeds or any life threatening events.

I cant even begin to imagine that there are souls out there that are alone and have no support  - imagine waking up alone petrified about what's happening to your body.

I love you Nev, I love you Julia – you both give me so much strength, joy, comfort and love

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I am grateful for inspiration and reminders all around us. The notion to first love yourself resonates with me even though it seems to be quite difficult to practice in real life. Awareness is a first step though and it nudges the door open.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Joy


















I am grateful to have found joy in painting.
I am grateful for days when I find joy in a great many things.
I am grateful that we made it to school today, although a bit late, accompanied by giggles and laughter and hopping and skipping and jumping.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Little Animal Lover

A quote from Pooh Bear:

“'How do you spell love?' - Piglet
'You don't spell it...you feel it.' - Pooh”



























G loves animals and it shows. She had a field day in RSA with all the animals. We went to several animal touch farms. The kids spent close to two hours with the guinea pigs, they just couldn't get enough. She fed and touched every animal she could, and if they allowed her, she gave hugs too. I absolute adore Pluto, the Great Dane, that lives next to my parents. He just allowed G to hug him as often as she wanted too. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Brave Intuitive Painting






















This is my first completed painting for the Bloom True Intuitive Painting Course. Got quite discouraged at one point at layer five or so, but when I started the painting on Sunday I had so much fun, just fell into a groove and enjoyed it so much. Quite like the vibrant colours. While I was working on my painting, G did her own where she painted a planet. I am so incredibly grateful to have the space to paint whenever I feel like it and it is amazing to share the space with G, it's great to be together but to be completely in our own worlds.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Just Add Something Green


















I am enjoying cooking so much more now that I am at home full time. I love cooking for G and I and having lunch and dinner together. It has already had such a positive impact on her trying new foods. She is a picky eater and that won't change any time soon, but at least she can have more interesting meals now and see me eat a greater variety of food.

We made pizza today, a plain cheese and ham for her so added wilted spinach and feta cheese to mine. I took a great picture, unfortunately my CF card was not in the camera :-)


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Home Made Christmas


Time to rejuvenate

 

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We can ALWAYS count on Prince Albert providing us with the rest and rejuvenation that we need after a long stressful period.  Its a place that is ever special in our hearts and whenever we come here its like coming home…the Sundowner drives on Marieke Prinsloo drive, Gays Diary for local cheese, yoghurt and milk, local olives and olive oil, local nurseries to stock up on plants at half or quarter the price in Cape Town, art galleries and dinky crafts, the Swartsberg Pass..simply magnificent with its cool stream of water, and our special house we rent every year, Observatory house, it has everything we need.  Bliss.

We’ve been coming here for well on 8 years now!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amy the Boston

 

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Amy is the new love in my life…. she is our 4 year old Boston Terrier,  we initially adopted her as a companion for Joe our boxer – they don’t play together much but she just slots perfectly into our family…canvas, Joe and her can be found sprawled out on the floor together, chilling out in each others company. 

Its hard to believe that in the 2 week trial of adopting her thru Boston Rescue that I honestly was going to give her back at one point as I felt I wasn't bonding – a lesson in giving things time, well learned in this case. 

Anyway, Julia and I just love her, Nev does too but Joe is still top dog – I am probably her key mum and Julia gets jealous as she wants Amy to follow her everywhere…she is 4 years old and came with the name Amy, which we love and she suits well… I love the fact that she looks like a permanent puppy – her size and face.  She is the new baby in my life and I love how much Julia loves her – even though I think Amy may find it a bit excessive at times, Amy never shows it. 

She is a dog that needs lots of love and companionship and if you have left her for a bit she greets you with what I call her special “baked bean” dance where she bends her body round and wriggles with joy!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Limbs, Hands and Feet

 

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How grateful we need to be for the use of limbs…they allow us to move, dance, swim, write, walk, balance, and loads more and in doing so provide us with so many joyful memories, swimming in the sea, mountain biking down a pass, slicing the most delicious cheese for a sunset picnic, gardening, kneading clay, mosaicing…

A few months ago a friend of ours bone cancer returned in his right leg after 8 years remission, the Dr's at the time had recommended he amputate to below the knee, but being a surfer he opted for a metal plate fusion of sorts in his ankle instead.

After feeling a lump again that wasn’t quite right he was reviewed and found to have a recurrence.  This time he chose to have the below the knee amputation – he is our age and has 2 kids and lives a life now that is giving him a lot of joy and realised he just can’t muck around with the responsibilities he has by not making such a difficult choice.

We visited him 2 days post his op and I was humbled at his positive attitude…he was upbeat and accepting of what had been done – he is an inspiration..

He has come to mind right now as while I am typing this I am having difficulty with my left hand, its nowhere near as nimble as it used to be, it  feels thick and sluggish on the keyboard and shakes a lot more– I think I would be absolutely devastated if I ever had to lose function in any limb or part of my body…I guess if it ever happened to any of us the only thing we could do is to accept it and continue to live positively and joyously.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

It’s a new year

 

Time for new dreams to be cultivated and manifested,

time to let bygones be bygones or manage them accordingly.

Time to reenergise, move, dance, breathe and laugh,

time to renew, revamp, renovate.

Time to nourish, feed and care for my soul,

time to paint again (yippee), to garden, to craft.

Time to dwell on things, ideas, topics of interest and new learning's.

time to disallow preoccupation with what others may think of me,

Time to love myself as I am and to recognise the beauty of my authentic being,

to understand its the original me that people love to be around, not a false other.

And finally….TIME …to create it.