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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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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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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It has been a week of ups and downs, some days a real struggle others a complete delight. Here are my Ten Blessing of the previous week:

  1. I am so blessed to have a bunch of bright red cheery Gerbera flowers  in a vase  on the table smiling at me.
  2. I am so blessed to be able to take time out of my mornings to do some journal writing.
  3. I am so blessed that my sever back pain, that made just sitting so painful has  gone away and was only a temporary condition.
  4. I am so blessed for my heat bag, made of rice, which I heated up in the microwave. It provided great pain relief for my back pain, it was amazing and it worked instantly.
  5. I am so blessed for all that rain, it is good to know that the garden is getting plenty of water, everything is so green, and I love seeing the little drops of water on a blade of grass just sparkling in the sunlight. Also have been enjoying the rainbows in the sky, I still get excited when I see a rainbow.
  6. I am so blessed to be able to go out for dinner to a lovely restaurant and catch with some old high school friends. It is so special to have lasting friendships.
  7. I am so blessed to have lunch with a wonderful group of ladies, and make new friends.
  8. I am so blessed for all the blogs and podcasts that I can read from the comfort of my home, especially curled up in my lounge chair with a rug over the top of me on these cold winter’s nights.
  9. I am so blessed to have delightful uplifting and relaxing music to listen to. I love how my favourite music can make me feel instantly good and motivated, or how it can slow things down making me feel relaxed and rested.
  10. I am so blessed for hot showers, sometimes it is the quickest way to warm up on these cold mornings.

It was a week with ups and downs. The downs being my back pain, and the ups being spending time with family and friends.It was full of enjoyable moments Lunches out with family and friends, dinner out and catching up with old friends. Movie night with my boys and hubby.  Even a tour of the McCelland Gallery and Sculpture Gardens which was so interesting.

What were your Ten Blessings of the week?

Wishing you a wonderful day!

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Ten Blessings Of The Week!

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It has been some time since I have done this post, however I have a strong internal pull to go back to writing about it. It just has a way of lifting my spirits and making me feel grateful for my life. It is now July and the weather here is cold, the past week has been a mixture of some lovely blue sky winters day, and some downpour rainy wet days. So thankful I have a lovely pink umbrella to keep myself dry.

My ten blessings for the week are as follows:

  1. I am so blessed to enjoy each day in good health , surrounded by people I love, living a life full of opportunities.
  2. I am so blessed for supportive parents who picked up Mighty Mouse, having him at their place for a holiday. He enjoyed the sleep ins, the movies, and going out to see the possum. As usual my parents took super good care of him, and Mighty Mouse just loves his grandparents attention.
  3. I am so blessed that I get to go to Toastmaster meetings, this particular meeting I got to complete another project, as well finding out a really good reason to eat green leafy vegetables including broccoli. Apparently it is good for your health and preventing cancer because it is high in folic acid. You could have an orange if you wish, but I am allergic to them.
  4. I am so blessed to see my other son Mr. Serious catching up with a friend, and learning about how to do a radio show. It so good to see him enjoying himself.
  5. I am so blessed that Mr. Serious’s test went well, his eye sight remains the same. He still needs glasses, but there were not any changes so that is good.
  6. I am so blessed to catch up with my Mum for lunch and a look around the antique shops, she was really bright and perky, whilst the antiques prompted Mum to tell us lots of stories many I had not heard before.
  7. I am so blessed to be able to go to a Toastmasters learning day, it was good to get so many good ideas for my club officer role, and even learn a few things about social media. It was great to interact with others, and have interesting conversations. So glad I was not working that Saturday and able to go.
  8. I am so blessed to spend a day with my Hubby and Mr. Serious at the Truffle Festival. It was my first time tasting truffle, and it tasted all right it did add flavour to the dishes. It was also good to learn about truffles.
  9. I am so blessed to have been able to go out to dinner with a group of lovely ladies, enjoy delicious food, and enjoy uplifting and engaging conversations.
  10. Finally I am so blessed that I have wipers that work on my car, because I have really needed them this week during those downpours of rain, so as I could see where I was going. Sometimes it those simple things that make a big difference to the day.

After writing these Ten Blessings I have just realised what a social week it was, that makes me feel even happier because I am on annual leave from work. Having time off has allowed me to enjoy time with my boys on the school holidays, and enjoy myself by going out for lunch, and dinner catching up with people. It has also enable me to get along to the Toastmaster Club Officer training and learn lots of new things. Most of more it has been a lovely week of simply enjoying life, and trying out a new metallic pink nail polish.

Quote of the week:

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What were your Ten Blessings of the Week/Day?

Wishing you all a great day!

 

Ten Blessings of the Week!

 

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The week included a family day on Friday. A relaxing lazy day for me on Saturday. A sunny day for me to take the boys out on Sunday to the Ashcombe maze, where we had a lot of fun exploring the mazes, getting lost in them and figuring them out. Plus it was lovely to explore the gardens, and walk through Autumn leaves and kicking them in the air. Here are my Ten Blessings of the previous week:

  1. I am so blessed for my speech, being able to express myself, and having the confidence to express myself
  2. I am so blessed for my heart physically it keeps me alive pumping oxygenated blood around my body, emotionally it keeps me alive through expressing love to those very special people in my life.
  3. I am so blessed for a rainy Saturday, encouraging me to stay comfy in bed that bit longer, and enjoy a movie curled up on the couch.
  4. I am so blessed for my good health which enables me to enjoy life and do the things I want to do.
  5. I am so blessed to be able to attend the ANZAC Day local service, and remember those who have served this country and died serving this country, in order that Australia remain a land of freedom.
  6. I am so blessed that I was able to have a fun day out with my boys getting lost in a maze.
  7. I am so blessed to watch birds enjoying the bird bath, and Autumn leaves falling from the tree.
  8. I am so blessed for my comfy warm bed to sleep in at night, and all the hours of glorious sleep I had during the week.
  9. I am so blessed to receive smiles from strangers and greetings as I walked passed them. It so nice to go for a walk and feel the world is full of friendly people, it makes the world feel a friendlier place.
  10. I am so blessed to have a dishwasher to clean my dirty dishes ,  and a son who then puts the washed dishes away. It is just one of the household items that makes my house work duties that much easier.

Quote of the week: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”~Albert Camus

What were your Ten Blessing of the Week or Day?

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

 

Fran Dishon

Fran Dishon

Ten Blessings!

Feeling so tired today after working a busy shift late last evening, it was good to get some work, and great to work with helpful people. So resting up today, catching up with errands and house work, and hoping to go for a long adventure walk with Little Miss Popularity on this gorgeous sunny day.

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So my Ten Blessings for the previous week are as follows:

  1. I am so blessed for sunshine, a cool breeze, and a walk in the park before work.
  2. I am so blessed for my morning meditations they bring me a sense of peace and calmness to the day.
  3. I am so blessed to have received a phone call to say there had been a cancellation providing a spot for my son in his social group programme so he could go to the pictures and have a fun day out.
  4. I am so blessed to have attended a chocolate making workshop at the local library with was fabulous. I got to taste lots of yummy chocolate, and learnt so much about the history of chocolate and how to best cook chocolate. It was lots of fun.
  5. I am so blessed that I could take some quiet moments outside to read my book and enjoy the fresh air.
  6. I am so blessed to have experienced magic, at the magic show at the library which my youngest son Mighty Mouse just loved. He clapped and laughed and thought it was great. I am still wondering how that magician made things happen, it was a very magical show and extremely entertaining.
  7. I am so blessed for the wonderful sunny day I had which was perfect to spend outside grooming my dog in order to make her look beautiful. Then we enjoyed a reward of an adventure walk, where we came across an adorable mother duck and her baby ducklings.
  8. I am so blessed to be able to whip up yummy meals each night. We not only have more than enough food we have food to create with and enjoy.
  9. We were so blessed to be invited to our friends house  for a meal and a  social catch up.
  10. We were so blessed to spend Sunday playing chess and going for a long family walk, and sitting out in the park enjoy coffee, soft drink and sharing  a very huge cookie. It was such a lazy casual family day.

Amongst the mundane day-to-day activities of life, where lots of beautiful enjoyable moments, and the week was full of lovely opportunities of joyful experiences that just made it feel that little bit more special.  

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Ten Blessings!

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This week was lovely it was about slowing down and appreciating more. It was full of lots of little adventures. It was full of happiness and smiles.

 

This weeks Ten Blessings were as follows:

 

  1. At work I discovered that not everyone will appreciate how I do my job, and when things are tough they may turn to blame. This week I felt blessed that I could understand that, and continue my work in caring and compassionate manner.
  2. I am so blessed that the sun was out and I was able to go down to the lake have a picnic lunch on my towel and enjoy resting under the shade of three trees enjoying the view.
  3. I am so blessed that I realized I no longer enjoyed food shopping so I brought a recipe magazine, picked out some recipes and went in search of ingredients. Food shopping was fun and creating new dishes were delightful.
  4. I am so blessed that I slept so soundly in my bed all week-long, early nights, deep sleeps and early mornings.
  5. I am so blessed to have hot running water for my showers. I love a hot shower.
  6. I am so blessed to be able to attend the Toastmasters mini convention, such an enjoyable and interesting day.
  7. I am so blessed to new and interesting people over the week, having interesting and different conversations.
  8. I am so blessed that I can experience sunshine and rain in one week, even one day. I love my umbrella and standing out in the rain.
  9. I am so blessed to have a delicious Sunday lunch with wonderful group of ladies.
  10. I am so blessed to have some family garden time, planting plants and watching Mr. Serious mow the lawns. Then we relaxed with drinks , cheese and biscuits. A lovely way to complete a Sunday afternoon.
A touch of colour added to the garden!

A touch of colour added to the garden!

 

Today I have been waiting and hoping for a job, unfortunately it didn’t happen today. Next time I am sure things will go my way. I sit at home and wait and are ready to go. However today I will just be going to pick the boys up. However it was not a waste of time I got things done around the house. I got lots of washing done and dried. I got to do this blog post. I get to cook tea and have it with the family. I will even get to do homework with Mr. Serious he will be happy about that. However I  do not get paid for doing those things so I will have to spend another day waiting for work, hoping I get a job. 

Take time to smell the roses!

Take time to smell the roses!

What were you blessings for the day or week?

Wishing you all a wonderful day?