We’ve got to find a wayPosted: July 15, 2016 Filed under: LOVE | Tags: belief, culture, faith, France, hate, love, Marvin Gaye-What's Going On (1971), Nice, peace, politics of fear, prayers, sorrow, terror, terrorism 1 Comment
My heart weeps for the children of Syria, Orlando, Baghdad and Nice, I feel powerless to change the hatred and fear gripping parts of our world. What the hell can we do?
I’m your mother, I’m supposed to drive you crazyPosted: May 11, 2014 Filed under: LOVE, Single Motherhood | Tags: glamorous single motherhood, Go on pamper me I'm your mother, happy single mothering, in praise of selfless mothers, let me eat cake, MOTHER'S DAY, Mother's Day 2014, Mother's Day Australia, my girls are my be-all and end-all, my mama worked so hard for me, peace, presents for single mothers, relaxation, single mother bliss, single mother dreaming, sleeping all day, spoilt single mothers, Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (Live) 2 Comments
Flowers, chocolates, cards, a new house and a new car, my kids know how to spoil me on Mother’s Day, but apparently today they forgot what I really like so they got me some soap. And candles so that my cheeky youngest child, who is a trainee fire starter, can melt wax all over the house. Joy. And as it is Mother’s Day I am supposed to smile sweetly and be grateful and pretend that it doesn’t bother me, otherwise in a few years they will relocate me to a home for the bewildered that plays Phil Collins songs all day. Sigh. Motherhood is so glamorous and exciting isn’t it? Rest up today mamas, it’s going to be a big year
May you find comfortPosted: February 23, 2014 Filed under: LOVE, Parenting | Tags: cherished children, fabulous parents and siblings, grief, In the Arms of an Angel - Sarah Mclachlan (live), love only, magnificent mothering, peace, RIP SM, so loved, sorrow, warrior fathers Leave a comment
Yesterday another precious soul left us, way too young, surrounded by the love of his beautiful sisters and parents. It was an honour to watch his courage and strength. His mama and papa inspire me to be a better parent. RIP sweet boy, you are so loved
KarmaPosted: December 9, 2013 Filed under: Self improvement, Theme Songs | Tags: action, breathe, Buddhist teachings, Daisaku Ikeda, dirty deeds, driving the karma bus, forgiveness, I ask myself, Karma, Karma Police, like a detuned radio, love, mindfulness, mirrors, peace, Radiohead, reaction, sanskrit, single mother sanity, this is what you get, time is more powerful than you, universal laws, yoga Leave a comment
According to recent traffic reports the karma bus is coming with it’s engine revved and I’m not in the driver’s seat.
“It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.”
― Daisaku Ikeda
MadibaPosted: July 17, 2013 Filed under: Birthdays, LOVE, Self improvement | Tags: 46664 charity, 67 minutes, 67 years of service, African leaders, ANC, charity and community work, free Nelson Mandela, JULY 18 BIRTHDAYS, Madiba, Mandela Day, NELSON MANDELA, Nobel Peace prize winners, peace, President of South Africa, The Specials AKA 2 Comments
In May 1986 I stood singing outside the South African embassy in London for a few weeks with a bunch of other ratbag protestors hoping that our combined voices could help free Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. I only knew about him because of the song by The Specials AKA. He was freed in 1990. I don’t think it was because of our singing. Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Madiba’s health may be ailing but we can look to him for inspiration.
Tomorrow is Mandela Day. All you have to do on July 18 is donate 67 minutes of your day to doing something good in any way you can. Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to the struggle for social justice. Can you spare 67 minutes of yours to support a charity or serve your local community? Make every day a Mandela Day.
I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons….Posted: December 8, 2012 Filed under: SONGS, Thought For the Day, WRITERS | Tags: English songwriters, John Winston Lennon, peace, strawberry fields forever 1 Comment
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” John Lennon
On and on across the universePosted: October 9, 2012 Filed under: Birthdays, SONGS | Tags: John Winston Lennon, peace, Sharing all the world Leave a comment
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”