Ten Blessings of the Week.

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It is Sunday and another week has passed. I am tired after a big day out with my son at a University Open Day. So many courses, and possibilities, he has a lot to think about and consider his future in the next year or two. Now I sit in my cozy armchair, relaxing on a Sunday night, reflecting on the week that has just gone. It seems like time has sped up, and whizzes past so quickly these days. Here are my Ten Blessings of the Week.

I am blessed for my morning journal time, that quiet time, where I light my candle and just spend 30 minutes filling the pages of my journal.

I am so blessed to be able to open the windows and let the fresh air blow in a couple days this week.

I am so blessed for to be able to sit and rest and enjoy a nice hot cup of tea.

I am so blessed for family time together to celebrate my mother’s birthday.

I am so blessed to attend my Toastmasters group and enjoy a wonderful celebration of Cranbourne Toastmasters 30th Birthday.

I am so blessed for date night with Hubby, for a voucher to a very nice restaurant to enjoy a delicious special meal. Luxury.

I am so blessed for a beautiful bunch of flowers that sits on the kitchen table and lights up the room with natures delight.

I am so blessed for so much laughter and good times in my life,

I love rainy evenings when I am in bed, and I love sunshine beaming through my living room window on my kitchen table during my day. I felt blessed to have both this week.

I am feeling so blessed for camellias blooming in my garden adding colour to my dreary winter’s days.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

 

 

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Ten Blessings Of The Week

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Busy working the weekend and enjoying life. Here are my ten blessings of the week:
1. Feeling blessed for waking up to frothy espresso coffees thanks to hubby and the new coffee machine.

2. Feeling blessed for creating amazing yummy healthy meals thanks to Aussie Farmers Fresh box and recipes.

3. Feeling blessed for great music to bring me joy each day, listening to the best of Josh Pyke and just loving it.

4. Feeling blessed for my exercise bliss, now that my back is feeling better, back to Yoga Tuesday, and Friday Sh’bam classes.

5. Feeling blessed for rainbows, thanks to rain and the sunshine, just magical.

6. Feeling blessed for a fluffy puppy follower, who follows me around and spends hours sitting close to me.

7. Feeling blessed for Friday family movie night, and family dinner
enjoying a great time hanging out together.

8. Feeling blessed for walks around the lake spotting ducks and seagulls.

9.Feeling blessed for journal time at the local library and replenishing my book supply.

10. Smiles, laughs, lots of things to simply laugh and enjoy every day.

What are your ten blessings for the week?

FRAN DISHON

Ten Blessings of the Week

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Sunday night and I am taking a moment to reflect on what I feel blessed for this week. I feel it is important to take the time to appreciate all that is good in my life, as the days and weeks could go by without me noticing.

This week 10 blessings are as follows:

1. I am feeling blessed to be able to access friendly and helpful people when submitting in my son’s complex forms.

2. I am feeling blessed to be in good health and able to enjoy my life.

3. I am feeling blessed for a cold chilly weekend, blue skies and fine days and no rain.

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4. Feeling blessed for a wonderful dinner meeting for the start of my Toastmasters Club new year.

5. Blessed with the arrival of a coffee machine, and all the yummy coffees I have been enjoying since it arrived.

6. Feeling blessed that my football team Geelong won on the weekend. Go Cats!

7. Feeling blessed for my Husband cooking dinner for me Saturday night and buying me some nice crisp white wine to enjoy with a lovely meal.

8. I am blessed for books for adding wisdom into my life and opening my mind to expanding possibilities

9. I am blessed for music for lifting my spirits and giving me hours of enjoyment.

10. I am blessed for a weekend off, it great to have time off when the rest of my family has time off. It great to be able to spend a weekend together. Appreciating weekends off.

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Sunday  afternoon drive to Gembrook in the Dandenong Ranges  and for coffee and cake.

Reflect. What are your Ten Blessings of the Week?

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

FRAN DISHON

 

Ten Blessings Of The Week

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Ten blessings of the week, this is something I have been doing a number of years now. I believe it is important to have a attitude of gratitude. Ten blessings of the week is something that helps me practice gratitude.

I love this quote because I think this is an important part of being a Happy Suburban Chick. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. ” By Brene Brown. It is more about noticing the special moments in the ordinary, and being appreciative to what is already present in our lives.

This week 10 blessings are as follows:

1. The biggest blessing of them all was seeing Mighty Mouses specialist, who suggested surgery be postponed, he is allowed more time to grow, and they try and get it all done in one go. Oh, how one operation sounds so much better than four.

2. Once again my local library is feeding me a steady supply of books for my reading addiction. Feeling blessed that I have access to a wonderful resource place the local library.

3. Winter is here bringing rain, and cold mornings and nights, I am feeling so blessed to have a collection of coats and umbrellas to keep me warm and dry.

4. Feeling blessed for cold nights at home, curled up in a cozy armchair reading books or watching tv with hubby. These winter’s nights I love staying home and being a warm contented homebody.

5. Blessed to listen to great music and cooking yummy meals.

6. As much as I dread going to the dentist, I am grateful to be able to afford to go to the dentist and get a check up and dental clean for my teeth. It uncomfortable, I often anxious, and I know it keeps my teeth cleaner, stronger and likely to last longer.

7. I am blessed for family lunch and celebration of my brothers birthday. It is lovely to have a family tradition of celebrating birthdays together.

8. I am blessed to have a lovely Sunday morning sleep in. It was so cold outside lovely to have extra time under the covers with a good book.

9. I work a lot of weekends so I was feeling blessed to enjoy a weekend off to relax, spend time with family and catch up with friends.

10. I am blessed to have a fluffy doggy, Little Miss Popularity to follow me around and spend time curled up next to me on the couch in a nice warm room.

 

Reflect. What are your Ten Blessings of the Week?

Wishing you a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

It is cold outside!

Quote: “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~Edith Sitwell

Ten Blessings Of The Week!

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This previous week has been a true Winter’s week. It has required coats, boots and umbrella’s which I love.  However it has been so cold, especially early in the morning. I have enjoyed sleeping late, and not rushing about. Little Miss Popularity has enjoyed being indoors and sleeping on the couch.

The weeks Ten Blessings Of The Week were as follows:

  1. A brief morning of clear blue sky and sunshine to booster up my spirits.
  2. Lots of grey sky, rain, rain and more rain. Great for wearing boots, coats and even colourful scarves.
  3. Going on a wonderful excursion to Melbourne Aquarium with the boys.
  4. Having a delicious lunch of chocolate waffles and ice-cream plus hot chocolates, with the boys.
  5. Date night with Hubby, out for dinner at a lovely quiet Thai Restaurant.
  6. Red wine, it certainly the wine to drink in Winter time.
  7. Movie night with the boys, at home. This is one family tradition we enjoy every Friday night.
  8. Online writing class, finally I get to do a writing class and hopefully improve my writing and storytelling.
  9. Finally got a relaxing evening bath, so relaxing!
  10. My parents for looking after the boys for a few days, and for home made sausage rolls they made me.

Whilst the best thing has been in the garden, my Camellias are flowering, beautiful red and white flowers. They brighten up my day every time I look out the window at them.

 

Time to go wrap my self up in my purple blanket, curl up in the arm chair and have a nice hot cup of tea.

What were your Ten Blessing of the Week or Day?

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

Ten Blessings Of The Week!

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Today is such a cold Winter’s grey sky day. School holidays continue and the boys just don’t want to get out of their beds. I am enjoying the slow pace, and relaxing way time is spent during the holidays. It is a time of rest and rejuvenation. Certainly my teenage boys take that to mean sleeping in until lunchtime.

Once again I have my Ten Blessings of the previous week, which are as follows:

  1. I am so blessed that my dentist appointment  was moved forward a couple of weeks. I have broken part of my tooth and was relieved to get a quick dentist appointment.
  2. I am so blessed that the dentist that treated young Mighty Mouse was so kind and patient, and helped him deal with the strange sensations of the equipment in his mouth. It was also good that his teeth were clean and in a healthy condition.
  3. I am so blessed to come across a free writing course on Coursera so I can learn more writing skills and improve my writing.
  4. I am so blessed for a adventure to the movies with the boys and see Inside Out. It was a lovely uplifting positive movie.
  5. I am so blessed that I found a place to buy discounted movie tickets, which made going to the movies affordable.
  6. I am so blessed that I got to go out on a Saturday night with Hubby, and no children.It good to have some adult time.
  7. I am blessed for the relaxing Friday night, dinner, wine and a movie with the boys.
  8. I am blessed for all the wonderful music I have to listen to that makes me feel so good.
  9. I am so blessed for the time I spent with my family having lunch on Sunday afternoon.
  10. Finally I am blessed for heating and a blanket to wrap around me keeping me so I keep snug and warm, and my journal to escape in.

I am so blessed that my son  Mr. Serious now makes me cups of teas and brings them to me in the lounge, so I can sip on them as I write my blog.

Quote of the week: “Fill your life with tiny and large adventurous moments.” -SARK

What were your Ten Blessing of the Week or Day?

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

Ten Blessings Of The Week.

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Life is full of happenings and joyful adventures, with a few challenges and days of hard work. So I have taken some time to reflect on the previous week and come up with ten things I feel blessed for.

  1. A lovely adventure walk in nature surrounded by suburbia, and yet it was so beautiful for the entire time I was there it was easy to forget that I was in suburbia.
  2. I enjoy a number of soulful painting classes, where I created a terrible painting however I totally enjoyed the process.
  3. I enjoyed going to my son’s school term work expo, and it was good to see his class project and celebrate.
  4. I loved burning candles and playing relaxing music.
  5. Movie night with Mighty Mouse, I so love Alice In Wonderland.
  6. My weekly yoga class, it is so relaxing and also so energising.
  7. Completing another speech from my speech manual for Toastmasters.
  8. I was delighted that Hubby cooked my breakfast on Sunday before I went to work. It was so yummy.
  9. Fresh Sheets, I just love them, they feel so good and resulted in the best nights sleep.
  10. Finally my boys for making their beds in their sort of boy way. Good enough to make happy.

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Reflecting of my blessings in the previous week always reminds how good my life really is.

Now I am looking forward to this week. It is school holidays so I am sure to get up to some fun things with the boys.

What were your ten blessings of the week/day?

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

Ten Blessings Of The Week!

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Feeling grateful each day helps me make decisions from my happy place, I just know things will turn out alright, maybe not as I had anticipated but they will be alright and so will I. My Ten Blessings from the previous week are as follows:

  1. I am so blessed that I continue to smile each day.
  2. I am so blessed that I am able to have dinner each night with my family at the dinner table.
  3. I am so blessed for a comfy chair curl up in and a warm purple blanket to wrap myself in whilst I write in my journal each day.
  4. I am so blessed for a clean fluffy dog to listen to snoring in the evenings, and to accompany me on my long walks.
  5. I am so blessed for finding a great joke that I could tell and have some fun with at my Toastmasters Meeting.
  6. I am so blessed for my nice warm bed to sleep in at night, I am really enjoying it on these cold winters nights.
  7. I am so blessed to be able to have a family lunch out at the local hotel, it was a lovely Sunday lunch.
  8. I am so blessed that the boys still want to watch movies with me.
  9. I am so blessed for morning coffee that my husband brings to me in bed. I am so spoilt.
  10. I am so blessed that my son got a friendly dentist to pull out the piece of baby tooth left. No pain. Mighty Mouse was so brave and didn’t even feel it. Just soft food for a couple of days, and opportunity to have lots of soup.

It was a week that just unfolded beautifully, focused around family and the dog. Today Mighty Mouse has a day off school so we went and got a hot chocolate and caramel slice. His favourite.

Ten blessing reminds me to enjoy the simple things in life, and to notice the  little extravagances like going out for a meal or that caramel slice, so that I can enjoy them and not take them for granted.

What were your ten blessings of the week/day?

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Ten Blessings of the Week!

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The weather has been cold and windy. So windy that  limbs of some trees have been blown down and scattered all over the park. The puddles are so big they consume the track, and I had been required to hike around them. Yet even though I complain about the cold days, there is a part I enjoy. Like rugging up in warm blankets as I sit on the couch, the warmth of the heater, and wearing warm clothes and coats. I love my coats, they make me feel cozy and warm. The best thing about Winter is how cosy it is in my bed, how easy it is to sleep on cold Winter’s nights. There is a lot to be grateful about this time of year.

Here are my Ten Blessings of the Week:

  1. I am so blessed for my wonderful collection of warm coats, that keep me warm every morning at the bus stop, that I can rug up in and venture outside in nature during these cold Winter’s days.
  2. I am so blessed that Mighty Mouse has wonderful teachers that provide with a lovely school environment to learn and grow. He received a glowing report, and it was a delight to hear about all the wonderful activities his class was involved in, and to see how his school work had improved.
  3. I am so blessed that I could open up all my windows and let the cold breeze blow through the house, freshening the house, and blowing out all those winter germs of the previous week. I love how a fresh breeze can blow away all the stale smells and germs, and bring a clear and uplifting energy into the house.
  4. I am so blessed that I got a lovely book on whimsical writing from the library to play with. I got to spend some time just getting lost in doing some fancy writing and simple pictures.
  5. I am so blessed that I got to spend a time out at my son’s Scout group on an activity they did at the local shopping centre. It was an interesting activity and it was good to be involved.
  6. I am so blessed for Friday movie night with the boys, it is becoming a ritual that we all look forward too. This time I came home put my pyjamas on, and made myself really comfy. It is so special to have relaxing Friday evenings, after the rushing around of the week.
  7. I am so blessed for the opportunity to have a family celebration party for my Mum’s birthday. These celebrations are small, we enjoy a lovely meal together, and a yummy cake. Mighty mouse still runs around turning all the lights off before we sing a Happy Birthday song. It is so exciting.
  8. I am so blessed that Mr. Serious cooked us Sunday breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, it always taste better when somebody else cooks it. Whilst it is so good that Mr. Serious wants to learn to cook, it is a wonderful life skill to have.
  9. I am so blessed that the boys were excited about having a family day on Sunday, they still want to spend time with us, so we made the most of it and went to the Immigration Museum. Which made me think we are just so blessed to live in a country of freedom and opportunity.
  10. I am so blessed to wake up feeling joyful and having a sense of wonder. I look forward to getting stuck into my day, and expecting joyful moments, even though I know there will be some  hiccups and hardships to be faced.

Another lovely week has gone by, full of wonderful moments and a few challenging moments to remind me not to take the good times for granted.

All is well!

Please leave a comment. What were some of the blessings of your week or day?

Wishing you a wonderful Day!

A photo from a walk in the park after one of those cold windy winters days.

A photo from a walk in the park after one of those cold windy Winter’s Days. 

Ten Blessings of the Week!

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The previous week has been a quiet week, full of illness so  I spent most of my time home looking after my son with a cold. Unfortunately as soon as he got better,  I went to work on the weekend coming down  sick with a gastro bug, only to end up in bed feeling sick and miserable myself. However before going to work on Saturday Morning, I took my self on an Artist’s Date to the Finders Market at the old Exhibition Buildings.  I walked around admiring the wonderful crafts being sold. The place was full of colour, creativity and beautiful creations. I could have easily spent more time there. That is life up and down! Here are my Ten Blessings of the previous week:

  1. I am so blessed to simply be alive and breathing.
  2. I am even more blessed to be able to stay home and care for my youngest son Mighty Mouse when he is not well.
  3. I am blessed that I have access to a doctor and health services when myself or family are ill.
  4. I am blessed that even when life feels a little like drudgery, there are always small pleasures like a hot shower,or a cup of tea, or simply a quiet moment curled up in a comfy arm chair.
  5. I am blessed that I have paid employment, it allows me to afford the life I enjoy, and still be available to look after my boys and be their for them when they need me.
  6. I am so blessed that people enjoy me wearing a pink flower in my hair. The pink flower brightens up my mood, and it continues to surprise me by how many people comment on how lovely the pink flower in my hair is. A simple ordinary pink flower can brighten up an individual’s day, and put a smile on their faces. I think that is amazing.
  7. I am so blessed that I enjoy looking out my front window, seeing the clouds roll by, the trees dance in the wind, making a strange whooshing musical sound, whilst my doors choose to sing a rattling sound.
  8. I am so blessed that I enjoy the smell of my candle burning, and the sweet smell from that gently wits under my nose. It also makes this delightful cracking noise, so it reminds me of the sound of fire. It gives me a sense of warmth and peace.
  9. I am so blessed that I got to go to my oldest son, Mr Serious’s school church service with him, the theme was growing in unity.
  10. I am so blessed that I was able to attend my Toastmaster’s meeting, and listen to some informative educational speeches, these have inspired me to want to improve and do more in my roles. I also admire the Ice breaker speech that was given, that first speech it is so special, and it was so interesting. It was a lovely night, with lots of guest, everyone just taking on a role and contributing, the room was full of positive energy, and smiles.

Those were my Ten Blessings of the week, and looking back on it, it wasn’t as quiet as I thought. Lots of lovely experiences existed amongst the drudgery of dealing with sickness. It so easy to get stuck on the negative and forget about those lovely positives that bring so much joy into our lives.

Just reflect back on your past week or day. What Ten Blessings did you experience?  I would love for you to leave a comment.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

A visit to the Finders Keepers Market at the old Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne

A visit to the Finders Keepers Market at the old Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne