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My heart will be blessed with the sound of music

I’m currently sitting on the floor of the Sound of Music rehearsal space, listening to the scene where the children first get to know Maria, during the thunderstorm. In the movie, this is where they sing My Favourite Things, but in the stage production they sing The...

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Some thoughts from bed

I have been hit with a particularly nasty and vigorous cold - it had struck down a friend whose place we went to for dinner the other night, and although he was much better that night, the cold germs were evidently just clinging on waiting for new hosts. Three of us...

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Much goodness

Today's WordLive reading was Psalm 16. Verses 5-6 jumped out at me. Even though parts of this psalm are really familiar, I hadn't really noticed these verses before. I love it when that happens...though it does make me wonder how carefully I read sometimes! Lord, you...

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A little clarification and a lot of gratitude

Hello again - so there has been some concern expressed from some dear friends that I am Trying to Do it All and that way lies madness. I just wanted to clarify that last post was more me writing everything down and going "yup, this is why I'm feeling overwhelmed. This...

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Balance. Where can I get some?

I'm so freaking tired. I've been working at the school, almost full time (but still as a casual while they undergo a general staff review, which they were in the middle of when I arrived) for about a month. I think I'm doing okay; my boss seems very appreciative of my...

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A goal

Why are colds so debilitating? Got up this morning with a slight tickle in my throat, went to work, three hours later was back home and in bed. Blurg. Feeling like death warmed up. But obviously my absence from the office was inconsequential because I got a message...

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Other things I do!

I am passionate about gratitude and I write about it at Everyday Gratitude. I also have produced some nice things to help you get into gratitude, which you can buy here.

My life in pictures

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