Floral Friday and the week that was #2

It’s been one of those weeks. Busy. Sick kids. Sleep depravation. A funeral for a little girl who was born last week and never took her first breath. 

But mercifully along with these things there has also been relief. Time at home with the sickies. Nanna naps. Sitting in a church full of people just so sad, yet able to sing all my favourite hymns with a full heart that is just so thankful for everything. 

On the side there is a project I am working on involving a bunch of young ladies from my church. They were instantly excited when I asked for their help to get it started. Their enthusiasm and passionate words reminded me of a younger me. Many heart swelling moments as I read all their emails of reply. 

Now.. without further ado here is your flowers for Friday! (Protea, Daisy, Sage, Scabiosa and a Just Joey Rose)

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This week on the Interweb I came across these posts.. go check them out! 

Laura from Happy Pantry posted her Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscuit Recipe! 

biscuits main Floral Friday and the week that was #2Naomi posted about textile artist Jacqueline Fink and how to keep inspired and overcoming a creative block .

jf4 scale Floral Friday and the week that was #2If you have never visited Mel from Coal Valley View go check out her latest post about Spring on their Tasmanian farm! Just a visual treat!

IMG 7092 Floral Friday and the week that was #2And last but not least.. Brooke from Slow Your Home wrote about How to deal with sentimental clutter. 

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Have a fabulous weekend! xx

 

Thankful Thursday :: Communities

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This Thankful Thursday is about Communities. 

I’m so thankful to be part of so many. I am a talker and will strike up conversations with strangers, so connecting with people is easy for me. 

I’m thankful for my street community. I’m thankful for our seventy year old neighbour who will pop in and check that everything is ok from time to time, usually when I am still in my pjs… I’m thankful for the waves as we go by in the car. The chats as we walk by. In our street there is an unsaid understanding that everyone looks out for each other and their property. An email tree helps facilitate this and through it we can share what is going on in our lives, which I think is a big part of contributing to the feeling like you belong. 

I’m thankful for school communities. A school community is one of those situations where it really is up to you how much you want to be involved or not involved.  In the past I have been more involved at my kid’s school by being on committees and just being there at school for different events. Over the past year or so this has really dwindled and I am noticing that it’s taking more effort to stay in touch with the staff and that is something I need to work on.

I’m thankful for my online community. Some people may ‘poo-poo’ this notion and say it’s not real, but for me it’s a big part of my week. Through blogging I’ve met and connected with so many wonderful people. Some have been a huge encouragement and we keep in touch through comments and emails. There are so many people who I’d love to have a cuppa with and meet in person and I know that some I will never ‘see in the flesh’ but that doesn’t really change how much enjoyment I get out of sharing and connecting. 

I’m thankful for my church community. I’m thankful for the chats and people keeping me accountable. I’m thankful for the encouragement I get from people who know how much I need it. I’m thankful for the leadership of older women in my church. I’m thankful for a God who calls all these people together to make this community. 

Being part of a community is mostly up to you. You may not be a talker like me. You may not be an oversharer like me either and it is up to you to decide how you can contribute to your community. It’s not about others and what they do. 

What community do you feel most at home in? 

What are you thankful for today?

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