A Swirl Of Protection

Isn’t it funny how children are sometimes so much more naturally inquisitive, intuitive and switched on that they help you see things you may have simply overlooked!!

My neighbour’s children were asking me yesterday what a “blog” was and what I was writing about in my blog.  I explained it was a bit of fun I was having finding 1 heart or 1 swirl a day, taking a photo of it, posting it on my blog and writing a little story to go with it.  They seemed marginally interested, and I thought it was maybe because they didn’t understand what it was all about.

Well how wrong could I be!!!  The new concept of a blog obviously took a little time to sink in to their necktop information system (aka the brain!!!) and then “whamo” their creativeness and eagerness to be involved kicked in!  Early this morning they came running over with an idea they had for my blog … an object they had thought of which was shaped as a swirl … something I had not even given an inkling of a thought about and yet I had been handling these objects every day for the past 3 weeks!!!!!   A mosquito coil !!!  We are holidaying on The Murray River and because it is in flood, the mosquitos are rampant and we’ve been burning these coils pretty much non stop!

So these little green swirls have been faithfully looking after us all by slowly sending out their little grey tendrils of scented smoke and warding off the pesky mozzies.  So as I said in my very first post … “gotta love a good swirl” !!!!


Words Not Always Required…

Don’t you love this cute little guy?  We paid a visit to the local video library the other day (why do they still call them video libraries when we can only get DVD or Blu-ray now???) and this little guy is part of their marketing/advertising material.  So I snapped him and added my little bit of creativity!!!!

The weather was lousy and we couldn’t do our normal daily holiday activities so we thought it was a good day to cosy up and be couch potatoes for a day.  So there we were, my son and I, finally forced to spend an entire day in each other’s company … something we haven’t done for such a long time … he is 13 and hanging with Mum is not on the top of his list of cool things to do!!!!  We both had a blast though … eating lollies, drinking soft drink while lying on the couch and sharing a blanket!   Even though we weren’t having in-depth conversations, and trying to solve the problems of the world, it was still a lovely way to spend the day with each other, sharing a laugh and just enjoying each other’s company without any interruptions.  Words aren’t always required when the heart is doing the talking!!!!  :-))

Hearts by Nature

Isn’t nature wonderful?  These leaves were actually the inspiration for me to create my 1heartaday blog in the first place!

I found these beautiful little heart shaped leaves on one of my morning walks.  The large one on the left was the first one I stumbled across … it was sitting in the middle of the path just waiting for me!  I held it in my hand and marvelled at it every few minutes along the way.  I looked and looked for more of these little beauties but it wasn’t until and hour later when I was walking back up to my house that I found its little mate!

I’m glad that I was aware enough to notice them … and when I look at the chain of events that have happened from that moment of discovery, I realise that the little things sometimes really do matter.  No matter how insignificant you think something might be, if it strikes a chord and ignites a little spark of an idea or imagination in you, then listen to your heart and your inner guidance system … there may be something bigger in store for you … you just never know where it might lead you!!

Zoot Zoot Zoot…!!

I just watched this entertaining and inspirational video from Amanda Gore who heads up “The Joy Project”.  Amanda’s team is endeavouring to build a Global Joy Community … this snapshot is of her demonstrating “zoot, zoot, zoot” which is a fun way of showing people that you love them … you’ll have to watch the video to get a better idea.  I tried it out on my sons and they looked at me really weirdly!!!!  But it did put a big smile on their faces so I guess the message got through in a round about way!!

Thanks Amanda for your heart inspiration for today!!  I have joined your Facebook Fan Page and I will read up a bit more on The Joy Project.


Hearts & Swirls

I am obsessed with hearts and swirls!!  I notice them everywhere. I am drawn to anything that has them in their design or pattern. I am renowned for saying “ooh it’s got swirls … love a good swirl”!!  Ok, so I guess that could just mean that I love hearts & swirls, end of story. But I have come to realise that when I notice them, it is at the right place, at the right time, confirming for me that I am making a good decision or am on the right track. So now I’ve started to seek them out … continually looking for them everywhere.  I’ve started taking photos of them and have got a nice little collection started.  The more I seek them out, the more I notice them, the more I know I am on the right path and that the universe is somehow looking after me.  So here is the very first of my expanding collection. 

This photo was taken inside the entrance to my house one morning when the sun was streaming through the glass at the front door.  No, there are no heart shapes in the glass, but this is what was reflected onto the floorboards … a perfect little rainbow coloured heart … I just love it!  

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