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Have you ever had one of those major stomach aches that just get you up in the night, or you have to go on the bladder run in the early hours – and then you just cannot go back to sleep?
welcome to kitchen talk – I am sat with coffee at silly o clock watching the world go by and thinking those random thoughts you think when just absent in mind and far away, have you ever done that?
Last night the phrase “lost in awesome abandonment” just popped in my head, and a real sense of “wow, life is good” There I was just stocking my fridge, my freezer, my fruit bowl .. well .. look at this…
Life has not always been like this, far from it. In the last few years I had dealt with child abuse which my mind had locked away, I had been homeless, in debt, yet here I now was over looking the sea in my apartment, with food, good friends online supporting me with website work, being my business champions, giving me love, I was re united with an old college friend and for once I felt life was good.
life is our teacher
Life does have a habit of teaching us many things whether we have ears to listen or a heart that is open, but in truth we can be so full of hurt or anger that we can often miss the tiny things that life is teaching us .
So for example – being homeless – some peoples biggest fear… was once mine, and not something I would choose or wish on anyone, however the skills you learn are huge
Survival Think fast/act fast – because if you do not it could be a matter of life and death
Resourcefulness You learn quickly what resources you need, where and how to get them
Networking – linked with above, this is the who.. make friends, make contacts, get doors open
Gratitude – it is easy to have the mentality of “i want, i need” and victim mentality of “i deserve, the world owes me” but let me tell you, this will not get you far, so instead if you can master gratitude you notice how things change.
Lessons from Gratitude
Helping others through our stories
Why share all this, you may ask?
I often get asked… why do you share stories about you, surely isn’t that egotistical?
I share because…
people relate – and when we relate to others we form deeper connections
People like people who are like them – shared or similar experiences attracts similar folk
By sharing our stories we help to heal ourselves and others
If a stranger, friend or family tried to tell you what you could and could not do in your own home – how would you feel? – This is my home, my heart, my sweat and tears and I invite people into my home and my heart.
Offer of help:
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