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Wisdom From Roald Dahl | Tuesday Inspiration

Here’s some Tuesday Inspiration for you all – from one of my favourite authors – Roald Dahl! It’s in the same vein as ‘The Eyes are the Window to the Soul’ –  whether you’re in a good or bad place, your eyes will be your giveaway…

And as Mr Dahl says, if you have good thoughts (a happy, healthy mind), they will shine out of your face like sunbeams! Be a ray of light rather than a drop of rain – think positive and be happy! Have a super rest of your Tuesday Good Girls (and Boys!) x

Wisdom from Roald Dahl

Floral Inspiration: Bring Spring & Beauty into Your Home Decor

It’s August next month, and just around the corner is September – Spring! In Cape Town it traditionally rains on the 1st of September (pretty much every year), but it’s still a hopeful time of new things.

Flowers traditionally speak of celebration and new birth, but can also show love, appreciation, sympathy, joy and happiness.  I found this quote recently and it just emphasises the symbolism of flowers as something beautiful that grows from a seed:

“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity – Robert A Heinlein

We often buy fresh-cut flowers for home, but after about 10 days you have to say ‘goodbye pretty roses’ or ‘farewell lovely proteas’… why not add the effect of flowers to your home though floral decor?

Florals do not have to mean your grandmother’s choice of lounge suite cover; in fact, florals can be amazingly attractive and uplifting to a room – whether real or imitation. And by imitation I do not mean fake flowers, but wall hangings, wallpaper, stickers, lighting fixtures and more. Have a look at my inspiration for SpringFloral Decor!

Lilac Wall Art

Lilac Wall Art | source Victoria Hudgins on Project Wedding 

Black & White Flower Wallpaper

Black & White Flower Wallpaper | source Etsy.com

Wreath Around the Doorway

Wreath Around the Doorway | source Room Service

Real Flowers as Wallpaper

Real Flowers as Wallpaper | source Pinterest

Hanging Vases

Hanging Vases | source reasontobreathe.tumblr.com

Floral Prints on Canvas

Floral Prints on Canvas | source Etsy.com

Romantic Flower Fairy Lights

Romantic Flower Fairy Lights | source Pinterest

Flower Heart Decor

Flower Heart Decor | source prima.typepad.com

Life’s Little House Rules…

Are there rules to live by? Rules that apply to everyone in the world? Well probably not, but it might be good to start with what God has asked of, commanded of and promised us – Love God, Love Your Neighbors… I reckon those are some good words of advice that everyone in the world could and should live by.

Found this on the weekend and thought I’d share with you – some good advice on life’s little ‘house rules’, being kind to dancing crazy and being silly! Have a super Monday xxx

Life's Little House Rules

Life’s Little House Rules | source Alexander Creative on Etsy

Check that Mirror! | Monday Motivation

Say goodbye to Monday’s blues and have a smile – you’re looking good today 🙂

May your week be full of light and love, may you shine and sparkle and be the best you can be…and when in doubt – take a look in the mirror and give yourself a ridiculously over-confident wink – you’re looking particularly good today…

You're Looking Good Today

Saturday Dreams | Weekend Inspiration

Hey lovely good girls, hope you have a stunning weekend whatever you are doing (like me, avoiding the rain most likely!) Here is some rad inspiration to keep in the back of your mind, courtesy of the amazing C.S Lewis…to always have the outlook of dreaming bigger…

Dream a New Dream

Dream a New Dream | source Pinterest

Thursday Inspiration – Strength through the One who Strengthens Us

Days come when things don’t go right, stuff gets us down, people make us upset, we disappoint ourselves… and the food burns in the oven. Sometimes we have days like that, and its just means we need to draw just a little deeper within ourselves and find the strength to move forward and above.

The human spirit is really amazing, and I think we doubt or don’t expect to find the amazing strength we have within us. I read a book recently about a Jewish man who had escaped from Treblinka during World War 2. The daily atrocities he was faced with are something we cannot even comprehend – but somehow (somewhere) he took each day as something to overcome and his incredible strength and hope for a real future kept him going.

I was rather humbled when I read this account, and it made my little troubles seem so incredibly insignificant; how could I even complain about a bad day when terrible days happen every day around the world to so many people? Am I unable to gather the strength to get over a bad day when others are drawing incredible momentum to escape from atrocities?

The good thing in ALL of this, is that God is the beacon of strength and light in each one of us. I firmly believe that He is the one that gives us the strength to get us through tough times – even tiny insignificant bad days. Today’s post was drawn out of me having a ‘bad day’, but has grown into a realisation in myself that our strength is worth fighting for, and ALWAYS worth asking God for.

“For I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens Me” – Phillipians 4:13

Have Strength

Life is Learning to Dance in the Rain

Hi lovely people! Here is a great little slice of inspiration I came across today…when life is tough, things get thrown at you and you don’t know why…focus on getting through each day at a time, and finding joy in triumphing over troubles.

It’s the question we put to God when times are hard, ‘Lord, why did that have to happen? It hurts!’…and all he wants us to do is draw closer to him and walk through the pain hand in hand. Life is about learning to Dance in the Rain!

Life is About Learning to Dance in the Rain

Dance in the Rain | source Penny Wishes on Etsy