Dear Malawi (#450-458)

When I’m not busy sleeping or indulging in in-flight entertainment as I fly over a particularly large piece of ocean, I can be bothered staring or reflecting. Sometimes there is no difference between the two. I have voted this flight from Johannesburg to Sydney the…

These are a few of my favourite things… (#389-449)

I love Christmas time. I love it for it’s Starbucks and its music and its decorations. I love the days off work and the time with family, especially this year. I love that Christmas is about joy and peace. I love the spices and the…

OJ, cake, and anniversaries (#322-#388)

I promise blessings are more than a dime a dozen in my life. I’m just not extraordinarily blessed at thinking to write them down (last time I wrote directly about life’s gifts was March 5th). Although every time I take the time to do so,…

The best kind of coach is a dad

I think the best of a daughter’s childhood memories — the ones remembered most vividly and with hues of colour that have worn in other memories forgotten, and preserved with happiness and the nostalgia of past pages written in the diary of our lives —…

New Zealand skies, rollerbladers, and Skype dates (#275-#321)

Seems I’ve taken a vacation from counting my blessings. I was reminded of this tonight after a comment from a sweet friend from home. Three pages back in my posts, I realised that last time I blogged this topic it was Thanksgiving. Over three months…

A chicken stir fry Thanksgiving (#245-#274)

In my own one thousand gifts pursuit, I’ve been slowly but steadily tracking the goodness in my life: Starting today… on my way to 1000 gifts, 27-27, Breaking past the first 100… (101-132), The Zumba booty pump, weddings and strengths finder… (#133-#195)… Last week I blogged from…

POG, pancakes and beautiful sunsets… (#196-#244, Maui edition)

Tracking the goodness in my life…. [start from the beginning: Starting today… on my way to 1000 gifts, 27-27, Breaking past the first 100… (101-132), The Zumba booty pump, weddings and strengths finder… (#133-#195)] I spent a majority of last week stressing over work, believing I wasn’t…