September 1, 2016

#05BESTFRIENDS

open your heart and soul

Best friends are one of the most wonderful, blessed gifts life can dish out. If you are lucky enough to have a few, a couple or just one ‘bestie’ who stay with you for life, you are lucky. I am fortunate enough to have a few. They know who they are, and I would not exchange them for anything.

Like most of the population, I have gone through the tough and challenging times life has to offer. When the tough times are in, it’s my mates who become my backbone, offering the unconditional friendship, beyond anything one can imagine. We have had some hilarious, precious moments that I would not trade for all the diamonds in the world (and I really like… no, no love diamonds).

I am old enough now to truly reflect on the past and realise how lucky I am to have them in my life. My take is that you are much better off having a handful of best friends that you can rely on and love you, rather than trying to be mates with everyone.

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May 1, 2016

#01SIMPLETHINGS

Be grateful for the simple things

Like many, my childhood days, were amongst the happiest of my life. We lived a simple life, but our lives were nonetheless joyous, adventurous and filled with loads of good fun. Happiness was always found in small things on a regular day. As life progresses, it’s sad to see that some of us lose sight of the simple things. We forget the modest lifestyles, silliness and simple pleasures of our pasts. In searching for more, we often end up feeling surprisingly dissatisfied. Focusing on the adult equivalents of the simple pleasures we once enjoyed can reinvigoratean appreciation of uncomplicated pleasures, reducing stress, increasing our gratitudeand allowing us to live richer, happier lives in the present. For the last few years I have focused on enjoying the simple things that make me happy which has truly de-cluttered many elements of my life and made me get into the habit of focusing what is important and what is not.

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