a lovely week...and some VERY lovely parcels!!!
I have had another really lovely week. I'm feeling pretty lucky, or perhaps blessed is a better word. I’m learning as I get older that you can't ignore the beautiful things in your life that bring you happiness, joy, or peace, because you never know what's round the corner! My friend Beth, always says "it's good until it's not!" I like that, and apply that attitude to my own life. Life has its “not good” moments, there’s not much we can do to change that. And when thinks suck, they suck. But let’s not ignore all the good, lets enjoy those moments wholeheartedly, rather then taking them for granted and perhaps waiting around for things to get difficult again. I'm the first to admit freely that life often takes turns I don't expect or appreciate at times, but it’s interesting that I'm also becoming more and more aware of the amount of good things there are in life. And now I believe that nothing is too small or insignificant to be thankful for and celebrate.
So, my week has been full of beautiful things, including receiving 2 beautiful parcels in the post this week (one was quite unexpected too!)...
Here is the first parcel I received. It was a total surprise, and reminded me of one of the main reasons I love blogging- becoming part of this really lovely and thoughtful community of readers, encouragers and supporters! Raylee, who reads my blog (and who writes the blog ess-arr) has obviously been taking notice when I write of my love of the Beatles and second hand stuff! She sent me this book she found, full of pics and quotes of and about John Lennon, many of them I had not come across before. This simple, beautiful gesture once again made me stop and realise all the goodness there is to be noticed in this world.
As part of the #PostCircle put together by Miss Beatrix I have been put into a group of 6 women who will send lovely little things in the post to each other. Pretty much like pen pals I guess! I received this little parcel of wonderment from Theresa in the
A long handwritten letter (when was the last time you received one of these!!?) It was so nice reading it, and I can't wait to reply!
this gorgeous little card marking the journey Theresa's little parcel has taken..
And some very pretty (and very British) ribbon!
I also sent a little parcel last week as part of the #Post Circle that I thought I'd share with you, as it's probably arrived by now!
A hand made card (it says G'day, I had to acknowledge my Aussie-ness in some way.)
Some beautiful vintage cards of Australian Native Birds
a wooden owl sticker I found in an Op Shop (my recipient, Claire, loves owls.)
This cute little card
and the envelope it all came in I made using a page that had fallen out of my childhood book "The Diggingest Dog."
I have sent this to Claire who writes the blog the owl in the teacup. You should check it out!
Some other beautiful things from my week have been...
Meeting inspiring people last weekend.
Playing my new music to an audience who seemed to enjoy it.
Being able to play music with my brother and hubby, how many people get to do that!?
Wearing my favourite tights because the weather is cool enough!
Catching up with beloved family who are here (very briefly) in
Hanging out with my wonderful community on Wednesday night for a batch of spaghetti bolognaise.
Working with my other brother in our community garden and getting something done for once!
Quality time with my housemate.
Crafting with the lovely ladies in my community.
Forgetting my phone when I went to work and spending the whole day phone call, text and internet free!
Mr. Coleman going hard and tidying up our whole house yesterday for when I came home from work..aww, nice.
A new song.
My talented singing students.
Reading so many people's lovely blogs.
Bed time stories with our kiddies
So, that’s some of the loveliness from my week. I'd love to know about whatever happiness has been coming your way! Feel free to share!!