Life, Love, and Passports

Archive for September, 2013

Look a little closer

I’ve spent the last week trying to complain less and appreciate what I have just a little more. My final verdict is that I tend to exaggerate a little bit too much. I realised that every action that doesn’t go my way is interpreted as a problem. Abusing the question why? Why is this happening to me when having to wait at a checkout, not finding a parking space quick enough and other mundane things.

The first two days of the week I woke up before my alarm went off and by the second day I realised just how good my life must be if that was a highlight. We all face different challenges at different times in our lives. Living requires us to work things out constantly. I’m a bit concerned that even the little molehills along the way are made out to be insurmountable mountains.

Why don’t you join me and look a little closer. Life is full of laughter, tears, life, death, battles and triumphs. Lend a hand to someone facing difficulty and reach out your hand in time of difficulty to those strong enough to help.
It’s reassuring to know that we won’t all be in need simultaneously.

Live! Love! Laugh!

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Somewhere over the rainbow

I’ve always been fascinated with rainbows and find them rather magical. Seeing a beautiful rainbow filling the sky fills me with hope. The hope that the storms of life do subside.

September has brought a change of season and while I’ve associated it with Spring for most of my life having moved to the northern hemisphere now means it’s the start of Autumn or Fall as some folk call it. So while it signified the beginning of new and fresh things it now signifies an unsettled period and preparation for hibernation. Those are two very different scenarios.

The seasons and their changes is a lovely reminder of life’s many facets. Though the world is filled with incredible sadness there is also much being celebrated and that is reassuring. If we hang in during the difficult times it makes the good times feel so much better.

Life is like a giant dance floor and sometimes you find yourself in the spotlight having the time of your life. Other times you’re the wallflower hanging in the shadows. In life we have to make the most of where we find ourselves either through our own doing or circumstances. Take heart the music will change and you’ll find your rhythm!