ponderingthewaves

Pondering the waves of life.

Category Archives: Life & Learning

Love following the SPCC Thai/Vietnam tour/

Two years ago I went on a History tour of Thailand and Vietnam with Years 9 and 10 students from SPCC. Loving following the new group as they revisit the places that allowed me to be awestruck. Understanding our history and the history of other cultures broadens our understanding of ourselves and our world. Even …

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Inspiration Of A Life Changed

I thought this blog was totally worthy of being shared. No difficulty is too great that we can’t attempt to overcome. Inspiration Of A Life Changed.

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Living in the “projection” of the moment.

There is a lot of talk circulating these days about “living in the moment”. I’m pretty sure I’ve even prattled the statement to people at various times, but I’m not sure I’d challenged myself with the meaning and implication of this statement until recently. The first time I was challenged to “live in this moment” …

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Each day is a gift!

Every day is a gift we have been given. We have choice as to how we use this gift. We can value the gift, like that from a loved one, using the day to bless ourselves and others. Or we can discard it. Through the gift away as useless, disregarding the inherent value within. We …

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The value of time with people

This is a delightful video that should encourage you to value the moments you spend with people. Don’t ever see a moment shared with someone you love as a wasted moment.

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Happy Memories Build Resilience

We all have memories. We remember events, people, feelings, scents, experiences and remember them especially well when they involve us. Sometimes we revel in our memories, having a little giggle to ourselves, as we recall a fun camping trip or an embarrassing moment. But at other times we allow our memories to stagnate and replay …

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Art of Appreciation

Today I experienced the art of appreciation. It arrived most unexpectedly, and from such a range of sources, and all in one day. It’s interesting that I can write on “bucket-fillers” a few days ago and then today I was consistently aware of those people who were “filling” my bucket or those people whose bucket …

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Knowledge and Love—How do they Connect?

  This week a read a verse that has had me thinking, “that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight”. This bible verse is in Philippines 1:9, and there is a lot more context included, but that little line has had me thinking.   For, as I understand it, …

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How Full Is Your Bucket?

Recently I came across a delightful picture book for children, which also provides an enormous challenge for adults, “How Full is Your Bucket?” by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer. I strongly recommend this picture book to everybody; I don’t believe there is an age limit applicable. So why do I love it? This story beautifully …

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Why build traditions?

The word ‘tradition’ or ‘traditional’ have almost become dirty words in our current society. We believe that for someone to be traditional, they are not embracing change or retaining a conservative view on life. However, establishing traditions do not have to be outdated remnants of the past, or irrelevant mementos. Creating traditions and building celebrations …

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