Nothing is a Waste of Time

This is a post that's very difficult for me to write. At this moment in time, I'm listening to sad, depressing music and on the verge of tears. Just two days ago, I lost someone who's been important to me for a very long time. I didn't lose them to death. I lost them, because it was a friendship … [Read more...]

Being There at the Right Time

We all lead such busy lives. Some of us are parents, some of us work, others study - maybe even a combination of the above. But no matter who we are, sometimes life gets us down. Sometimes we just need someone to be there for us, right at that moment in time. Not in a few hours, not tomorrow. But … [Read more...]

Everyone Loves Differently

I love going to visit my parents. Every time we go, the kids have a great day with their grandparents. They'll laugh, smile, run around; and I'm reminded of the life I had before I met my husband. But what I love most about visiting my parents is remembering how much my mother and father love me, … [Read more...]

Be Nice Because You Can Be

If someone were to ask me, "What makes you happy?", my answer would be pretty simple. I'm not a woman who cares about owning an expensive pair of shoes. I'm not a woman who cares which fashion trends are 'in'. I'm not a woman who needs a beautiful house, lots of money, or extravagant gifts to be … [Read more...]

How to Truly Be There for Someone

My husband and I are like two peas in a pod. We're so incredibly similar. We love blogging. We're obsessed with cars. We love the same movies and songs. We laugh at the same jokes. We have the same values. Despite all those similarities, though, we are so incredibly different when it comes to our … [Read more...]

It’s Good to Have Friends

Sometimes it takes a pivotal moment to help change your outlook on life. For me, it was the devastating events of Monday, 22 March, 2010. On this very day, a terrifying hail storm hit Western Australia, the worst in 50 years. There was extensive hail, strong winds and heavy rain; all of which caused … [Read more...]

Life Doesn’t Come with an Instruction Manual

There was always this inside joke between my friend and I. She would joke that I basically knew the answer to everything. Whenever something was troubling her and she needed advice, she would always come to me. I was not only her friend but her confidant - someone who she could depend on to provide … [Read more...]

Being Considerate of Others

It's always been within my nature to care about other people. I can't help it, it's a definitive part of who I am. If my daughter spills her drink in the middle of the shops, I'll find anything to absorb up the water. I wouldn't want someone to slip over. If I'm driving along and someone's been … [Read more...]

The Greatest Love of All… Comes From Within

Four years ago, someone very close to me lost a loved one. It wasn't due to illness, it wasn't due to death. His seemingly perfect relationship with his partner had come to an abrupt end. He lost the girl he thought he would spend the rest of his life with; the woman who he thought had completed … [Read more...]

Your Actions Matter

I had one of the most awful days yesterday. It started off bad and progressed to absolutely horrible. However, despite such an eventful day, I managed to go to bed with a smile on my face. I'll tell you how the actions of others led to this smile... The beginning of the day... I woke about … [Read more...]