Good Morning: 17 January 2021

Good morning friends,

Did you have a peaceful night’s rest?

I am a bit late this morning, please forgive me. I slept in today. We had load shedding again from 2:00am to 4:30am this morning. Like yesterday the mosquitoes had a field day and were in full-bloodsucking mode.

Ogies woke us up around 7:38, angry with me. I missed her 7:00am feeding time. After I went and gave her some food, I got back in bed for some extra sleep. I woke up with a bang around 8:45am. Jumped out of bed, got dressed, and went to Dad’s flat.

I made Dad’s breakfast and took it to him. He was snoring away. Snuffels, Dad’s dog, was also in Sunday mode. He just laid on the couch, looking at me and waving his tail…

I cleaned out the birdcages and gave Spyker and Poplap fresh food and water. Not that the water will be fresh in about an hour. Both always wash as soon as I put fresh water in their cages. This afternoon I will replace the water again.

My quiet times in the mornings are getting longer these days. I do my Bible study and; have a conversation with my Heavenly Father. I am so grateful that I can do this in my garden every morning, weather permitting.

It’s a beautiful day. Only a light breeze and it is going to be 28°C. Tonight we are having load shedding between 6:00pm and 8:30pm. This mean we are spending tonight outside enjoying the garden and cool air.

I decided to do my gratitude journal and reading The Magic by Rhonda Byrne in the morning and, now I spend much more time in the garden. It is like I can think better outside.


Today’s activity for the 28 days of Gratitude is focusing on health. Every morning you must say, Thank you for each part of your body and your senses.

“Thank you for my legs and feet.”
“Thank you for my arms, hands, and fingers.”
“Thank you for my amazing sense of taste.”
“Thank you for my wonderful sense of smell.”
“Thank you for my precious sense of touch.”
“Thank you for my eyes, that enable me to see everything.”
“Thank you for my hearing.”
“Thank you for my brain and my beautiful mind.”
“Thank you, organs, for working perfectly.”
“Thank you, cells, for working hard to give me a healthy body.”
“Thank you for my strong and healthy heart.”

On a piece of paper or a card, write in bold letters.


Put this card in a place where you can see it. During the day at least 4 times, read it slowly, and be grateful; for your health.

I am adding today’s activity to my daily gratitude routine.

  1. Count your blessings: Make a list of 10 blessings. Write why you’re grateful for each blessing. Reread your list and say “thank you, thank you, thank you” Feeling gratitude for each blessing.
  2. Identify 2 relationships and write 5 things you are grateful for in the person. It can be a family member, a friend, a colleague even a pet. During the day say “Thank you, name.”
  3. Say thank your for your different body parts, organs and your senses. Be grateful for each of them.
  4. Four times a day read the words on the card slowly and be grateful for your health.
  5. Before going to bed, take your magic rock/gratitude rock in your hand and think about all the things to be grateful for that happened the day and say Thank you.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone.


Good Morning: 16 January 2021

Good morning everyone

I hope you slept well. I had a busy night was up a lot.  A bit tired this morning because of fighting off the mosquitoes. We sleep with the fan on at night to keep us cool and to keep mosquitoes away. We had loadshedding from 4 to 6 this morning and the mosquitoes taking advantage of the situation.

It has been raining since around 3:00am this morning. I just love the sound and smell of rain.

I had to go put out the buckets in the kitchen at around 4:00am this morning when it really started coming down. Somewhere the roof is leaking and I have to get someone out to have a look. So many people has said they will have a look but I am still waiting. My buckets have increased from 3 small ones to whole row of them. I am afraid of hights but I am thinking of going up there and have a look for myself.

It is a beautiful day today.  According to my Weather App it’s going to be 24°C and cloudy. Perfect weather for mid summer I think.

This morning I am having my quiet time on my comfy chair in my office.

Day 3 of my 28 days of Gratitude. Today I must get 3 photos of people I have relationships with. It can be your partner, a friend or a family member. On a piece of paper write 5 things that you are grateful for in that person. For example: Thank you, dad, for always supporting me. Thank you, Lucy, for your kindness… During the day look at the persons photo and say thank you, name.

If you are doing the 28 days of gratitude with me remember to repeat Day 1 and 2 till the end of the 28 days. If you want to you can repeat todays excerise also for the remainder of the 28 days.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Have a fantastic Saturday and remember to be grateful for the people in your life.


Good Morning: 15 January 2021

Good morning,

I hope you had a good nights rest, and for those of you that are still awake that you had a great day.

It is a beautiful cool morning with a light drizzle. According to the weather forecast we are having a cooler day today only 24°C.

I can’t do my quiet time in the garden this morning, but I am so grateful for the rain. The garden and I welcome it with open arms.

This morning I must take dad to get a Covid19 test done. He is going for a colonoscopy and gastroscopy on Tuesday and before he can be admitted they need a Covid test done.

Later today we are having loadshedding so no electricity between 12:00pm and 02:30pm. This gives me the opportunity to read and color.

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

Today is day 2 in my 28 days of Gratitude. Feel free to join me on my Journey to make Gratitude a part of my life like breathing.

It is funny how fast one can get into a habit of noticing everything and  everyone around you and saying thank you. Yesterday while walking to the shop, I realized how lucky I am to have have a shop just around the corner of me. The security guard on duty was extra friendly today.  To be honest I never even noticed him in the past.

Day 2: In the morning write down another 10 things you are grateful for and the reason why. Afterwards read it again and after you finished each one say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Look for a smooth rock that will fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. This is your gratitude rock. Place it by your bedside and tonight when you go to bed take the gratitude rock hold it tight in your hand and think about all the things that happened during the day that made you grateful. Single out one that means the most to you and say Thank you. Repeat this for the next 26 days.

Have a wonderful Friday filled with gratitude and laughter. If you are on your way to bed have a peaceful nights rest.


Good Morning: 13 January 2021

Good morning friends

Hope you had a peaceful nights rest.

Today is my 47’th birthday. I know the song goes “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to…” But I changed the lyrics for today to “It’s my birthday, and I’ll do what I want to….” So after the cats fought at 3:00am and Lian my youngest son, who was streaming games the whole night, decided he was hungry and made himself a snack. I went to the kitchen to see what was going on. When Lian saw me he said Happy Birthday and he asked if I wanted a strawberry Milkshake. So in the middle of the night Lian and I drank strawberry milkshake and talked. It was the best way to start my birthday. “It’s my birthday, and I’ll do what I want to…” I went to bed and tried to fall asleep. Think I was on a sugar high from the milkshake. I did manage to fall asleep and woke up when Morné went to work at 6:00am.

Lian was still streaming at 6:30am when we started on a Peppermint Crisp Tart for my birthday. It has been a tradition in our household that on a persons birthday I will make them a Peppermint Crisp Tart as part of their Birthday present. I always loosed out but this year I decided I am making one for myself with the help of Lian. So before I had breakfast or even my first cup of coffee, I licked out the mixing bowl myself. “It’s my birthday, and I’ll do what I want to…”

On a more serious note I would just like to say thank you to my Heavenly Father for all the opportunities of the past 47 years. I am looking forward to all the new opportunities I am going to have in the coming year.

Happy Birthday to me….

This morning it was nice and cool in the garden. Just a light breeze. According to the weather forecast on the Radio today it is going to be a whopping 38 Degrees Celsius. So for the remainder of the day I will be staying inside again. Will go out tonight when it’s cooler and spend some time in the garden reading.

Have a Blessed Wednesday and let’s all be grateful for this beautiful day full of new opportunities. If it is the end of your day be grateful for all the opportunities you had today. I wish you a peaceful nights rest.



Good morning: 12 January 2021

Good morning friends,

I woke up with a bang this morning… My first thought was oh my goodness we overslept. I completely forgot that my fiancé are only going to work at 8:00am and not 6:00am.

I had wierd dream last night. My fiancé and I were trying to put a antique tool or something together and the parts just din’t want to fit. Needless to say I felt a bit frustrated or disappointed when I woke up.

Today is going to be a scorcher 36 degrees Celsius according to the weather forecast on the radio this morning. I will spend the mosy part of my indoors today.  Keeping hydrated and trying to stay cool.

You must have a awesome Tuesday stay safe and healthy.  If you are heading to bed now sleep tight and sweet dreams.


“Everything is possible for the person who believes. ”

Good Morning: 11 January 2021

Good morning everyone

What a beautiful morning here in my garden in South Africa. Only a light breeze. The weather forecast on the radio said its going to 31 degrees Celsius today…

Well I hope you had a peaceful nights sleep and is ready to face the day and week.

I woke up extra early this morning and after I had my first cup of coffee I swept the house, filled up the birds waterbowls and the feeders in the garden.

Had my quiet time with my Heavenly Father in the garden again this morning. I am so grateful that I have a beautiful garden and that I can sit and listen to all the birds and traffic going by. I wish everyone who passes my home a wonderful Monday.

It is going to be a busy day for me. Laundry day and I have to do some editing. Then I must also try to come up with something for dinner…. This morning I draw a blank…. But I still have some time to decide.

Well let the day begin. Have a fabulous Monday everyone, and if you are on your way to bed have a peaceful nights rest.



Good morning: 10 January 2021

Good Morning everyone,

Today I slept in. Only woke up after 7:00am. But that’s not a train smash it’s Sunday and my “take it easy” day. Today I do everything at a snails pace. Recharging for the buzy week ahead.

This morning the wind is blowing again and it’s going to be another scorcher today.

Spearmint flowering…

Have a Blessed Sunday and stay safe. If you are going to bed soon. Good night and I wish you a peaceful nights rest.


Good Morning

Good morning everyone

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest. I slept like a log only woke up once during the night.

I can’t believe that the first week of January is something of the past.

This morning the wind is blowing again. It’s cool but not cold. Not a cloud in the sky… According to the weather forecast we are heading for 29 Degrees Celsius. Here in South Africa that means lots of sunscreen and keeping hydrated. I must start closing the windows and doors to keep the house cool inside.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday filled with gratitude and laughter. For those who are only going to bed now I wish you a peaceful nights rest.


Good Morning: 7 January 2021

Good Morning friends

I hope you had a peaceful nights sleep and is ready to face this beautiful day.

It’s a beautiful cool morning. Only a light breeze this morning. According to the weather forecast we are going to have another scorcher today.

Enjoy your day. Stay safe and healthy.


“Happiness depends upon ourselves” ~Aristotle