Happy Christmas

Christmas has been. Boxing Day is here. What a great season this is.

Christmas to me > Jesus’s Birthday. Retelling of the birth of Jesus. Celebration. Family. Friends. Love. Church. Food. More Food. Leftover Food. Laughs. Happiness. Giving. Gratefulness. Shopping. Craft. Food.

What a great Christmas this was. I hope that all my family who are interstate had a very blessed Christmas and I thank everyone for their company, laughs, gifts and happiness we shared over the last couple days. I may have put on five kilos, but it was worth it!

Happy Birthday Jesus! 

“Today is the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; He is the Messiah the Lord.” – Luke 2:11

What did your Christmas look like?

Inspire #4

Success can be created from the assistance of a super attitude. & from experience. Sometimes the little things in our life can be just as important than the big things! These quotes cover that pretty well.

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swarni Sivananda

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things ~ Robert Brault

Check out some more quotes here, here and here.

02.09.12
HAPPY FATHERS DAY! Today I enjoyed the little and big things. Mr J and I attended church in the morning  which was followed by a beautiful spring drive to a castle for lunch. Here we celebrated my grandmas 80th and were thankful for our fathers. My brother and I gave dad some of his favourite nuts which were almost gone by the evening {with something else on it’s way}. The night finished with Mr J’s relatives. Today taught me that I could fit in a weeks worth of food into my stomach in one day… it was good! Before bed I was inspired by this on tv. Tonight I had to hang one leg out of the covers due to warmth. Spring is here!

Love via The Taste Buds

Being on a budget for America & Canada, I’m being very careful with where and how my money is spent. When I see ideas like this, I jump on them. Simple, easy, yummy and meaningful gifts!

Make someone smile through taste buds and love.
Give a gift of food along with a cute little note, such as the examples below…

MINTIES/MINTS
* You are a BREATH of fresh air
*I MINT to tell you how much I appreciate you
* We were MINT for each other

NUTS/SNICKERS {or anything nutty}
*One of my favourite things about you, is that you are NUTS
* You’re NUTRAGEOUS
* I’m go NUTS without you

GUMMY BEARS
* I love you BEARY much
* You are BEARY cool

EXTRA {chewing gum}
* Thanks for going that EXTRA mile
* In STICKY situations, don’t forget I’m always here for you & so is God

SMARTIES
* I like SMARTIES like you
* You are one big SMARTY

MILKY WAY
* You are the brightest star in the MILKY WAY
* You are out of this world
* Your smile is brighter than the MILKY WAY

Put a smile on someone’s dile & satisfy their sweet tooth. It’s easy.
I gave Mr J some goodies for this reason

Operation Christmas Child {A New Venture}

Late last week, Samaritans Purse welcomed me as a volunteer. I’m very excited to join the team at Samaritans Purse to assist with one of their major projects, Operation Christmas Child. This is a wonderful project that demonstrates God’s love. It brings joy and hope to millions of children in desperate situations around the world by giving shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and the message of God’s unconditional love. This is a simple hands on prjoect that ANYONE can be involved in.

Samaritans Purse helps those who are suffereing from the effects of war, famine, disease, extreme poverty and natural disasters.

Did you know?

  • More than 2.3 million children under 15 worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • In the past decade, war has claimed the lives of more than two million children.
  • As many as 1.8 million children are being forced into prostitution and pornography ever year around the world, some as young as 11 years old.
  • Each day, 5,000 children die needlessly from waterborne illnesses {equivalent to 12 full jumbo jets craching}.

If you want any more information about Operation Christmas Child and how you can be involved, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

My Doings

In the last three days I have:

*Read God’s word {Romans 6 was a highlight}
*Ate soup
*Lived in maximum 14 degrees celcius weather
*Worn layers, big scarfs and my NEW fingerless gloves {fingerless so I can wear them all day and still type & write} as a result of above
*Used my travel mug {filled with chai tea!}
*Completed a crossword
*Listened to the rain on the roof while be snuggled under my bed covers
*Gave Mr J a card with 126 reasons why I’m thankful for him
*Attended work each day
*Cancelled netball training due to the massive amount of wet coming from the sky {aka rain}
*Looked into a travel card for overseas – 45 days to go!
*Prayed
*Tried my new bag on to make sure it still fits after a couple days – excitement might have a little bit to do with it too {maybe!}

& now I’m super dooper excited to spend some time with my bestie tonight. We will be eating Mum’s homemade chicken noodle soup and covering ourselves with blankets watching McLeods’ Daughters {or alternatively a good old chick flick!}. We’ll need some warmth for this weekend considering we will be getting down to our bodysuits for netball tomorrow {forecasted temperature: maximum 13 degrees celcius}, brrrrr!

Happy Friday everyone! What are your plans for the weekend?

Infinite Massage Card

I have had a lot on my plate lately which has caused me to be uptight and stressed at times, more than not. Mr J could see the toll it was taking on me so recently he surprised me with this:

It’s an infinite massage card, which gives me the privilege of a massage anytime I want. {Once Mr J gave it to me, I asked him if he knew what he was getting himself into!!}

I feel so blessed to have a boyfriend that cares for me and could recognise when I needed a ‘pick me up’ like this. To see the time, effort and thought that went into this made me smile wider than the ocean.

Do you know anyone that may need a similar card like this one? Spend some time preparing to make their day even more special. The added bonus is, you don’t need money, just yourself.

Fancy Tea?

I love tea and today my boss directed me to this.

Who knew that there was tea in the flavour of chocolate, creme brulee, vanilla slice and strawberries & cream? Dream. Come. True!!

I still have to venture to this store but considering they sell giant tea cups there is no doubt it will be good. Plus, their website looks mighty fine.

Next time I’m in Rundall Street, T2 here I come!