Words Crush Wednesday – Pema Chödrön Edition

Have you ever wondered why the same thing keeps happening to you over and over? As if it’s on an annoying loop and you can’t find the pause button. I fully believe there is a lesson to be learnt in everything, good and bad, and it is up to you to see and receive that lesson. This quote, simple yet profound, deeply resonated within me which is why it’s this week’s Words Crush Wednesday. If you can’t understand why you keep finding yourself in the same situation, this might help:


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Words Crush Wednesday – Easter Edition

This week’s Words Crush Wednesday is being posted on a Thursday. It’s been a busy week in the lead-up to Easter, but I’ve been thinking so much about what I’m most looking forward to this Easter.

I remember with great affection how my grandparents used to hide dozens of marshmallow eggs in their garden. We would dive into the bushes, cobwebs and all, in search of our stash. We’d have a delicious roast with all the cousins and aunts and uncles and it was so much about family. I’m most excited to see my friends and be with my family while sharing a delicious meal but really, one word, chocolate. That is all.


Words Crush Wednesday – Dr Seuss Edition

Today, I:
A) Turned another year older.
B) Got given several fresh sweet peppers while passing my neighbour’s garden and got roped into a very long conversation, even though I gave him the “sir, I really have somewhere to be” look several times. He finally stopped when his wife came outside and gave him a bit of a stink eye, as if to say “why are you still talking to this youngster?” (When you’re 117, a 30-something woman is considered a youngster – bless).
C) Got my hairs did. This went well; my hairdresser spoke my ear off although it was fine because she’s nice and it’s so awkward sitting in a hair salon in silence for two hours while someone makes you dumber. I mean blonder.
D) Nearly got knocked over. Apparently dude felt it wasn’t necessary to stop (or even slow down) at the humped pedestrian crossing (he must have good shocks). He missed me by literally an inch. It would have sucked dying on my birthday but at least my hair looked good.
E) Observed an incredibly beautiful woman sitting in traffic picking her nose. People, just because you’re in the confines of your car, it does not mean no one can see you. Everyone can. Ev-er-y-one.

Having said all of the above, this is my Words Crush Wednesday quote. Quite fitting.



Words Crush Wednesday – Virginia Woolf Edition

I’ve recently rejoined WordPress and one of the first blogs I followed is Rebirth of Lisa. She has a wonderful weekly feature called “Word Crush Wednesday”. The idea is to post a quote and write a little bit (or a lot) about it. This quote by Virginia Woolf is particularly poignant for me, coming from South Africa and seeing abject poverty on a daily basis. Many people don’t want to “dine well”, they simply want to dine. How fortunate I am to be able to cook pretty much whatever I want, granted they have it at the store. This is never lost on me.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”