Gratefulness has supported me, through good & bad. I try to make it a way of life and to incorporate it into daily life where I can.
Such an unusual question, made me think. What is my gift? Right now what comes to mind is my training, to help others is the gift I want to offer. So I guess I am walking that path with love and motivation and with my eyes, heart and mind wide open to learn.
The recognition of past change and how it has been a good thing in my life, supporting the notion not to fear it.
Little steps, starting local and trusting that any support and help I offer will spread with each person, casting the net wider and wider.
Just the act of listening can bring this feeling, seeing how someone responds when you give them your time can be so uplifting all round.
What does the future hold for my three eldest nieces in foster care? Will they be ok? Where will my new career path lead me?
Family, belief, connectivity
Such an interesting question, and something I have previously worked on. I struggled with my self belief and having confidence in my choices – to overcome these limiting internal beliefs I got some coaching which really helped me. It is surprising how an impartial perspective can truly highlight my own strengths. I still have the occasional struggle but by sharing my struggles I find that reignites my positive beliefs when negativity creeps in.
No hate or divisions, simply love and respect for each other no matter our differences.
In more way than I can imagine, and for that I am ever so grateful
I did not expect to have a career training and recruiting lorry drivers, not after going to college to work with animals, but I loved it and do not regret it. More recently my path has totally changed and I am embarking on a new career, after a break of almost 5 years, training to be a counsellor. The surprise here is that I never thought I would be able to doo this and yet here I am, doing it.
My auntie Debbie has been and still is such an inspiration to me.
That kindness and patience are needed at times when I don’t understand.
A day filled with sunshine and friends and no worries.
By embracing the tasks of the day and not worrying.
Securing my place on the next 2 years of my counselling course.
Life itself has taught me so much, if I take the time to listen to it and respond.
But I have been blessed with so many teachers in my life, and today as it is her birthday, I give thanks to my Auntie Debbie who is a light in my life.
The joys of laughter and the sounds of nature.
A search for hope brought me here.
I find this difficult as my mind drifts and wants to think about what I ought to be doing and what I need to get done. But I know that being still and absorbing the sounds of nature is important to help me achieve the things my minds wishes to do. So, I find a moment in nature helps. Also though, I find spending time with my baby nieces helps me because although it may not be still, the time and the listening to their joy really fills me with love and hope.
At the moment I am finding it is my Uni course, even though online, it makes me feel energised and I am always eager to join the class. However, I am struggling to feel ‘alive’ with most other things I am involved with, but I still joined and am always so grateful for feeling more ‘alive’ by the end. The energy and love of others keeps me alive.
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