The gift That Keeps on Giving

its that time again

for me at least

to reflect on years gone by

of all the time we have been together

all the things we have shared

When I say we, I mean hubby and I

it is his birthday

and always a special time

as i can then splurge on him without him reprimanding me

 

i also then reflect on all the gifts he has and is bringing into my life

So much love, laughter, joy and another bazillion beautiful and fantastic things I have been privileged to share with him

And then I remember all the times when i wished and wanted for things I thought  I deserved or had the right to have

and how often i forgot that he is giving his all

which means there is no more to give if he is giving all that he has to give

so I guess it is my birthday everyday

simply because of the wonderful and fabulous  gift I get each day; everyday

the love of my husband.

And thank you for making me feel valued, loved and cared for.

Thank yo9u for having shared the last nineteen birthdays with me

 

Love you My Sweets

From your one and only…Koeks

 

love_forever

surviving life

In the times that we live we are constantly bombarded by ideals of  tolerance and forgiveness

And yes, in a perfect world everybody will be naturally caring,loving, forgiving and tolerant. But being  forgiving and tolerant is not allotted to everyone.

Some of us need immediate retribution as means to instant gratification and  an immense desire to prove the guilt of another.

But the human species is adjustable,  dynamic and resilient.We are able shift and change and adapt as needed.

We can put  our happy face on at any time, despite what or how we may feel inside.

surviving life

We can…

Be Brave when needed

Be cautious when needed

Be reckless when needed

Take chances when needed

Be gentle when needed

Be strong when needed

Cry bitterly when needed

Laugh hysterically when needed

Be humble when needed

Be proud when needed

Be sad when needed

Be happy when needed

Be kind when needed

Be harsh when needed

Be quiet when needed

Be silent when needed

Make our voice heard when needed

Be critical when needed

Believe when needed

Trust when needed

Have faith needed

Question when needed

Introspect when needed

And all this is needed

To…

Surviving Life

The gift That Keeps on Giving

its that time again

for me at least

to reflect on years gone by

of all the time we have been together

all the things we have shared

When I say we, I mean hubby and I

it is his birthday

and always a special time

as i can then splurge on him without him reprimanding me

 

i also then reflect on all the gifts he has and is bringing into my life

So much love, laughter, joy and another bazillion beautiful and fantastic things I have been privileged to share with him

And then I remember all the times when i wished and wanted for things I thought  I deserved or had the right to have

and how often i forgot that he is giving his all

which means there is no more to give if he is giving all that he has to give

so I guess it is my birthday everyday

simply because of the wonderful and fabulous  gift I get each day; everyday

the love of my husband.

And thank you for making me feel valued, loved and cared for.

Thank yo9u for having shared the last nineteen birthdays with me

 

Love you My Sweets

From your one and only…Koeks

 

love_forever

Happiness is…

1. Happiness is a state of mind…
Always looking at the glass half empty? Instead, try to see the positive side of each situation. Denied a promotion at work? It could be an incentive to work a little harder, or the push you need to look for a better job.

2. Happiness is about determination…
Instead of sobbing in a miserable heap about all the problems in your life, make a list of what bothers you and how you plan to solve them.

3. Happiness is being appreciative…
Make a list at the end of each day of the things you’ve completed and congratulate yourself on a job well done. Think about all the good things in your life – a stable job, a loving family etc – and be thankful for it.

4. Happiness includes rewarding and treating yourself…
Put away a bit of money each month and make a list of the things you really want, but cannot see yourself buying. When you have enough money, spoil yourself. You deserve it, after all.

5. Happiness can be manifested through your actions…
Pay someone – friend, colleague or stranger – a compliment. And mean it. There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing that you’ve made someone’s day.

6. Happiness may require you to be detached…
It will help you stay calm and in control of your feelings. Of course you shouldn’t confuse this with not caring – all you are doing is not letting things affect you.

7. Happiness calls for some self-growth…
What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Getting to know yourself can be as simple as taking up a new hobby and in the process, discovering a hidden talent. The bonus? You’ll meet some new – and possibly interesting – people.

8. Happiness means saying a simple ‘no’ sometimes…
It’s okay, we swear! Eliminate activities and tasks that don’t bring you joy and for goodness sakes, stop over-committing yourself!

9. Happiness demands forgiveness…

Harbouring negative emotions like anger and hatred can cripple any chance you have at being happy and feeling fulfilled. Remember that letting go has nothing to do with another person – it is an internal battle that challenges you to resolve your own destructive thoughts and emotions.

10. Happiness is learning to accept…
Some things are difficult – others impossible – to change. We may not be content about everything in life, but if it’s out of our control, then it’s best to acknowledge and accept it for what it is, instead of making it bother us.

happy life

Dreams are just dreams

sometimes we desire. We wish. We dream.
but with want, desire and dreams, comes deep reflection, consideration and planning.
and then upon reflecting and taking all things into account both present and future,
you come to the conclusion that some things are only dreams and are meant to remain just that.
so i guess because we are human, we mourn what could not be and focus on that which we were blessed with.
and with that we trust that it was the best decision to give up on a dream in order to maintain that which is good
and just be thankful for the now

i give…

i give freely.
i give naturally
i give everything
i give only the best
i give more than i have
i give more than i can 
i give with love
i give with sincerity
i give without asking

so why is it when i ask
i am denied. "sad face"

 

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