Sydney, Australia

Originally from New Zealand, born in Christchurch. I spent most of my childhood living in Dunedin. Ventured over to Australia when I was...

Morning laughter...

How empowering is music?

Here I am sitting writing in my journal after a rather hectic day and the hawaiian acoustic music is slowly subsiding my cares away
I am coming back to myself
Children are so enlightening and exhausting at the same time
I will always give gratitude for being able to conceive two healthy little ones.

I go from being with them for most of the day to teaching a class of 12 children in the afternoons, my life is filled with these little treasured beings.

The biggest thing to master as a parent is to stay calm amongst the chaos
to keep the smile upon your face even when the sleep deprivation causes your mind to stuff up, things come out wrong or odd things happen.

I’ve figured that life brings funny embarrassing moments to you when you really need them, when you are in need to lighten up.

The other day I dropped my oldest to Preschool and grabbed a coffee.
The young girl on the counter is used to my face and we have a little chat
each time I come by. She took one look at me and said “Large today?”

I thought why not, so a large it was. As I bundled my youngest in the car seat I sat
my coffee on top of the roof of the car.

Off I went embracing the morning traffic, I came to an intersection and reached for a sip of coffee, ……errrr no coffee in my usual tray.

You guessed it, I left it on the roof! I was so eager to enjoy the rich creamy taste that I made a sprint for it while the lights were red, and sure enough my trusty coffee was still in sight. It had not moved in the ride of about 2km. I couldnt’ stop laughing at myself. Thank goodness the young girl prompted me to have a large as a small regular wouldn’t of made the distance to the lights.

I looked around me, and all I could see were people smiling as they crossed the road. Drivers were having a chuckle in near by cars…..I thought to myself…..how wonderful this incident is attracting smiles on these sleepy overworked faces.

One coffee a day, many of us feel fixated to it, an addiction and habit formed through these cheeky cafes springing up all over the place, but boy do we enjoy the taste of a good coffee:)

Journal Comments

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