Back to Normal (well my idea of normal anyway)!!!


Well, after a VERY eventful festive season, all seems to be falling back into it’s normal cycle.   My mother-in-law came for a visit, my sister came for Imagea visit and we had fantastic family time in the school holidays (barring of course the little “procedure”  of having my wisdom teeth removed – bygones.

What I have realised over this period is that I am EXTREMELY lucky because I have the following:

  • An awesome husband and daughter

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  • Supportive  and  iconic mother – I hope I am like her when faced with the challenges she has faced in the last three years, battling and beating breast cancer, heart bypass surgery and general illness – my absolute hero!!!!
  • Fabulous sister – loves me for me!!

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  • Wonderful extended family.
  • Crazy friends!!
  • Excellent health.
  • All my dear, dear animals.
  • Beautiful City I live in!!

My goals for 2013 are not the usual New Years Resolutions – these are things I sincerely strive for for my own well-being and that of others (based on the Buddhism philosophy):

The moral code within Buddhism is the precepts, of which the main five are:

  • Not to take the life of anything living,
  • Not to take anything not freely given,
  • To abstain from sexual misconduct and sensual overindulgence,
  • To refrain from untrue speech,
  • and to avoid intoxication, that is, losing mindfulness.

Truth to remember:

Karma : what goes around – comes around

QUOTE I Like:

All experience is preceded by mind,
Led by mind,
Made by mind.
Speak or act with a corrupted mind,
And suffering follows
As the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox.

All experience is preceded by mind,
Led by mind,
Made by mind.

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