The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the dominance of outward conditions.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I like to read the work of John C. Maxwell. I find it very positive and thoughtful. I read The Maxwell Daily Reader.
A recent entry suggested that the following questions would help 'find the keys' to people's hearts. These questions were:
- What do you dream about?
- What do you cry about?
- What do you sing about?
- What are your values?
- What are your strengths?
- What is your temperament?
1. What do I dream about?I dream about freedom. I would like to break free of my job, which will happen in 3 months time. I would like to be free of my insecurities, although I think being a Christian, is very helpful in this area. I would like to be free of some memories that make me sad. I would like to be free of all my clutter which I am working on as I prepare to sell my house.
I dream about running a small craft business with my daughter R and (I dream about being thin and not hungry.)
I am lucky. My dreams are mainly do-able. In a sense my being made redundant from my teaching job, has opened up the path for new things - things I would never have left the security of a well paying job to pursue.
I am taking the first practical steps to fulfil my dreams. Step one is to clear out my back room so it can be completed. It needs to be lined. P:-) has promised to do this for me. He is a retired builder. I can see things are starting to come together. This has meant going through a lot of clutter and sorting. I am making a big pile for the Salvation Army.
So that is what I dream about. Not big dreams. My big dream would be to buy a house each for my 2 daughters, but that is just a pipe dream.
So it is quite exciting being on the verge of a new life, even if not by choice, and working towards my dreams.
|Vintage image of bunny|
I stopped to post a letter a few days ago. The light shimmery haze as I looked down the mountain and over the sea, reminded me of hot summer days. Spring is certainly here.
|Looking down towards the Tasman Sea|
We said goodbye to P:-)'s old van. I found it quite sad. It had taken us on a few good trips - one around Victoria - and never missed a beat. It was Toyota Townace.
|P:-)'s old van.|
|P:-)'s new van.|
As we were heading out the other afternoon, I snapped these photos of the windscreen.
|Afternoon sun through windscreen,|
|Afternoon sun through windscreen.|
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