The Gardener

Have I lived enough?Have I loved enough?Have I considered Right Action enough,have I come to any conclusion?Have I experienced happiness withsufficient gratitude?Have I endured loneliness with grace?I say this, or perhaps I'm just thinking it.Actually, I probably think too much.Then I step out into the garden,where the gardener, who is said to be asimple man,is…

My Five Things

Recently I've seen this "tag" on other WordPress sites that I follow. I enjoyed reading Vee and Rebecca's responses. No one has tagged me but I feel inspired to write a post anyway. I don't know what all of the original categories were. It seems each blogger adapts the prompt a little to suit themselves,…

Easter 2020

If you're celebrating this year, I just want to wish you a Happy Easter from my family to yours. We were blessed with beautiful weather yesterday and had our first BBQ of the year. I enjoyed gardening and reading a lighthearted novel in the sunshine. (Finally had a reason to wear my groovy new sunglasses…

Life Under Lockdown

This is the eighth day Ireland has been officially under full lockdown. We are still permitted to leave home to buy groceries, attend medical appointments, and go outdoors for brief exercise as long as we stay within 2 km of home. Social distancing must be practiced in public, and the few grocery shops which have…

Reboot Required

How have you transitioned into the new decade? A friend recently sent me a message saying, "Hope the New Year is easing you in gently." It's a lovely sentiment. In reality I've found a big gap between where I'd like to be and where I actually am. Ease sounds appealing, although that's not what I'm…

End of Year Reflections

Are you ready for what's coming? I'm happy to wrap this decade up and move on to the next one. As #Manifest20 comes to a close, I'm feeling hopeful about the new year. I've slipped behind on my posts over the holidays so this is a quick catch up. I'll reply to the rest of…

The Christmas Countdown

How are you coping? Are you enjoying the holiday preparations or feeling overwhelmed by them? It can be a difficult time of year if you've lost family members, are struggling financially or feel alone. Maybe you feel like you don't have enough time to accomplish everything that needs to happen before Christmas. Perhaps your health…

The Terror of Public Speaking

At the beginning of last year, one of my intentions was to face fears and thereby increase my comfort zone. On cue, the universe provided me with an opportunity. My response? Absolute panic! I wanted to run for the hills and tried thinking of ways to avoid the situation. Instead I gave myself some time…