Monday, January 26, 2015

monday gratefuls {wk 5 2015}



So I missed 2 weeks of documenting my gratefuls here on the blog, but that is because I was off gallivanting in QLD with my family. So there was lots of gratefuls over the last few weeks, just not shared here.

Anyhow, this week I am grateful for:

  1. The Bullbar on our car. Yep, this is a strange one, but I was unlucky enough to hit a kangaroo last week when I was driving home from Perth. The bull bar was a godsend in that one moment. 
  2. Home. The feeling of pulling up in our driveway after two weeks away is indescribable
  3. Family. We had such a great time over the last fortnight spending time with many people in our extended family
  4. The circle of life. We lost a much loved family pet over the weekend. Yes it was incredibly sad for our family, but instead of dwelling on our loss I used it to teach the kids about the circle of life. We have had discussions about heaven and why things happen like this. I also explained to them that it is okay to not have all the answers and that sadness is a perfectly okay emotion and not to be afraid of it. Yes, I realise that it is a strange thing to be grateful for, but I'm consciously trying to change the way we look at things in the world. By actively looking for alternate views of a particular situation. Yes, this may not be a cup of tea for some people, but it's working for me. 
What are you grateful for this week? 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

15 Must Read Books in 2015



In 2014 I certainly slacked off in the reading stakes. I think I read about 5 books, which isn't normal for me, I am usually devouring a few a month. Well I'm going to change that in 2015!

Here is my 15 Must Read Books for 2015.

1. Outlander Series- I'm up to book five
2. The Rosie Effect
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4. The Fault in Our Stars
5. Gone Girl (I know, I'm behind the times)
6. The Husbands Secret
7. If I Stay
8. Fangirl
9. Eleanor & Park
10. The Goldfinch
11. Paper Towns
12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
13. Party Girl
14. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
15. Isla and The Happily Ever After


What books are on your list? 
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