It's Friday and the first week of the holidays is almost at a close. We have had a lovely week together but today I want to focus my Friday thankfulness on some other treasures in my life.
I was reflecting on the things that have made my heart swell this week I
have been thinking of 3 women I know and how they have contributed to
my sense of gratitude and excitement and purpose in living.
One of these women Ange -who has just had a second wee baby has spent this year intentionally working on issues she finds difficult. Intentional self-improvement through practise. Each
month she highlights what she will work on and then highlights how it
has gone. I have never met Ange but I read her blog and I feel like we
might be similar people when she talks about her self-set challenges. I
have so much respect for people who decide to go confidently and
sometimes painfully in the direction of becoming who they'd like to be.
I often talk about Deb here on my blog. Deb is a resourcer and resourceful. She is constantly teaching and encouraging people to learn new crafty skills, her house is like a train-station come restaurant - in that there are always people there, people being fed, people welcome. Deb is an extraordinary crafter
and op-shopper. She has just taken a leap into a whole new world
(because having 4 children, numerous pets, a business and a husband
isn't really enough!) and launched an online craft shop with vintage fabrics, kits and loveliness. She is an amazing blogger and she has a lovely giveaway on her blog
as well. I am always SO excited to see people pursuing their passions.
It makes me excited - I am such a pom-pom waver at heart.
Sophie is another recent addition to my life and over the last few months she has been rallying women to embrace, encourage and support one another through a group she calls The Sisterhood.
At the moment she is asking for people to get on board and send treats
for women whose lives are in need of encouragement. Because we can.
Because we all understand the value and strength we can find in a
well-timed word, gesture, bar of chocolate. Sophie is a young mum
herself but she is using her voice and her passion to bring hope and
life to women she has never met.
So this Friday I am focussing on
the joy that other women bring to my life. The inspiration I get from
seeing my friends and people I know pursuing their dreams with
confidence and determination. Women who start with themselves and their
families and then continue to send ripples of joy into the world.
Who is a woman who inspires you and why?
Don't forget to enter my giveaway as well.
Loving all these things too...what Sophie is doing is very cool!
Nice. It will be fun to get involved with the blogging community when we're back. Lucky you to have such inspirational reads/friends.
They certainly are all amazing women!
When I first started blogging, I remember reading a post which was lamenting the fact that it was becoming be a mummy blogger. It suggested that many of the women starting blogs were socially inept and hid their loneliness behind their computers.
Well, all I can say is that the person who wrote that posy had never met a South Island Mummy Blogger!!! Seriously, it makes me feel quite inadequate when I consider the talent and social conscience of my fellow South Island Mummy bloggers- just stop and take a mental inventory- the talent is amazing; the generosity of spirit is overwhelming and the get-up-and go is super impressive!
I am proud to have you all as my friends.
(oops! didn't mean to write an essay!)
Nice Post Mariam, And nice snaps as well. this Passion and Purpose of life increase purpose of living. Thanks for sharing such kinds of post. !!!!
Ooh you are such a sweetie! thanks for the very kind mention :)
Such a sweet post - full of love and purpose indeed.
as always love reading your posts!
I love how the blogging world is such an inspiring place
Yeah you'll already for kiwi blog world now!!
I love essay comments - I write them often! I'm with you I have found the chch bloggers to be very socially ept!
well deserved dear friend x
I am lucky to have a lot of these kind of people in my life
thanks for the encouragement!
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