“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” Henry Ward Beecher.
It’s a little late this month as we are already 9 days into May but it wouldn’t feel right not posting my month review of what I’m grateful for from the previous month. I also like to do these as a reminder to myself that bad days are only temporary and that I have so much to be thankful for.
Good morning from beautiful Bali ☼
This is the first of my Bali Travel diary and I cant wait to share with you my experience so far!
Here are some super quick answers to some common questions
- I am here with my husband, 7 year old son and 5 year old daughter
- We are staying at the Bali Dynasty Resort
- We are staying here for 9 nights
- No set plans, we are just taking it as it comes
The Blogging Chums Award
I was nominated by the incredibly talented Eve from for the blogging chums award. I feel so grateful that Eve thought about me for this award as its always so special knowing your words are being recognised. Thank you again Eve!
The Blogging Chums Award is given to particularly brilliant bloggers who are really providing something special to the community, either through their writing or the way they engage with other people: they’re just brilliant! The award was created by Robert at The Non-Alcoholic Student.
Here are the rules:
1. Be sure to use the award image!
2. List the rules & about paragraph!
3. Thank whoever nominated you!
4. Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you to spread some positivity around the Internet – anyone will do!
5. Nominate 5-10 more people for the award and go let them know about it in their comments!
I don’t think I would have ever started this blog without your words of encouragement as you gave me the confidence to believe in myself. You have been a major influence in my life and for that I will never be able to thank you enough.
You respect that I have good days and that sometimes I have bad days and you always know exactly what to say depending on the day. You have the biggest heart of anyone I know and your kind nature flows through your beautiful family that you have grown. I admire your strength, your wisdom and your Pinterest mum ways.
You make the world a better place and although I know you don’t always feel it, I promise you that you do!
Thanks for being my unpaid therapist 😜
Love Nat xx
I cant wait to read your responses if you do choose to reply!
Thanks for reading ☮
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek
Here in Australia it is a public holiday for ANZAC day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.) Every year, thousands of people join to pay tribute to and remember those who have served to keep us safe and to also share our gratitude to all those that are continuing to serve to protect Australia, its people and its interests. Like with any event in the world there is always some controversy and I totally respect other peoples opinions (when shared kindly) as depending on our circumstances we may have had an entirely different experience at that time to others.
For me I feel that there is something so special about events that can get people to set aside their differences for a show of solidarity. It proves that we can stand together, and it gives us hope that despite life becoming more and more complicated we can come together in unity and peace.
Whether you are celebrating ANZAC day today or if you’re just going by your usual everyday routine, I highly recommend taking a moment of silence. Think about all of the wonderful things in life you have to be grateful for. It doesn’t matter how long you choose to be silent as even 5 minutes can help balance your mind, be more mindful and encourage self-compassion. Your 5 minutes of silence may be small but if you are giving your best self in your everyday life it can be a powerful contribution to making the world a better place today.
Thanks for reading ♡
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
I have mentioned before that my dream is to one day be able to help people overcome fear and self doubt by setting meaningful goals and then help them in closing the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. I have previously shared my tips on how to draw your future which is a visual way of setting goals so today I thought I would put together some more tips that can be used in combination with visual goal setting or on their own.
“Children learn to smile from their parents.” Shinichi Suzuki
I am a mum of two children, I have a son who is 7 and a daughter who is 5. I started writing this post with the intention to share all of the wonderful things that happen when you become a parent and although there are SO many amazing things that do happen I wouldn’t feel 100% authentic not talking about some of the struggles with some lighthearted humour.
So here is a list of the first 30 things that came to my mind about my experience with parenting so far.
I hope you enjoy and let me know if you can relate to any 😊