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Redbanks, South Australia, Australia
Contact me if you'd like to know more about this writing group. My email address is jeebers@aussiebb.com.au

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds
Ananka knows how to enjoy life - catch and eat birdies!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Words of Wisdom from my Facebook Page

I'm often inspired by the words of others when I'm flitting around Facebook. I saw something on someone else's Facebook Page which prompted some thinking and I ended up something that encapsulates my attitude to life.
These words seem true to me, and may be useful to some people. I've slowly come to realise that my way of thinking is not the same as everyone else's way of thinking. I'm not saying my way is the best way. I just know that I live a far happier life than most people.

Life becomes much easier and more pleasant when you refuse to label things as bad. Things happen, you deal with them, life goes on. No problems, only challenges, and challenges help you to grow into the person you were always meant to be.
This is the way I live my life, and I'm living a great life!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Poetry and Life

I've been thinking a lot about life and ways to live a good life recently. I feel these thoughts have been brought on by my need to stay in a positive mood as much as I possibly can.

I've had some things happen in my life, some good things and some bad things. Everyone could probably say the same thing. At some stage I seem to have made an unconscious decision to look to the good things in life and not get all caught up in the bad things.

One of the tools I've used to do this is creative writing. I've been consistently writing short stories, longer stories and poetry for more than half of my life now. My writing has brought me joy and has brought joy to other people too.

Bringing happiness to people is a major need in my life - I'm a people focused person. If I can give someone else a smile, it makes me happy as well as making the other person happy.

I recently wrote a poem, which I posted to a website Triond. I have much writing on that site, about all kinds of things. My writing on Triond brings some money, but not very much. The most important thing it brings me is connection with other people. Feel free to having a look at my Triond profile and have a read of some of my writing. If anything interests you, please leave a comment, I'd love to read what you think. It's all about connections, good connections.

The particular poem is about resilience. I recently read a book all about resilience and it struck a chord with me. I realised that I'm a resilient person - things happen to me but I always bounce back. I hope with my writing I can help others to find resilience.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Musings from the Library 8

This is the penultimate musing from the Library. I will visit the Tea Tree Gully Library many more times of course, but I don't know whether I will ever find the same inspiration there again. That day back in early September felt like I was with something kind and wise and beautiful.

I was more than happy to sit at the library and take in the thoughts and write them down as they occurred to me. The sharing that had happened since that day has been inspiring too, and I hope people who come across these thoughts will feel a beautiful sense of rightness, as I felt on that day.

So here is the second to last musing from the library:


Waiting for night to come

Waiting for night to come
I love sunsets