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Fear Of Heights

At the end of the day, some you win, some you don’t. So I’m glad that I’m here with some friends that I know. Always there with a smile, saying you’re not alone. Say it la la la la caesura.

My daughter has been walking around the house singing this jovial song. She attended her school camp last week and came back a totally different person. She was so excited to let me know that she had over come her fear of heights. The camp supervisors and instructors had a number of activities set for the 3 days that all the students were there.

The children all participated in “Team” activities. My daughter was the first to raise her hand and join the opposition team to balance out the numbers and she said that the instructor praised her for doing so. He said that she was the first one to take the first step in team participation. I was so proud of her, because it’s something I would’ve done and it felt good that in doing that, she reflected what we have taught her. Be a part of something good.

She then went on to telling me that she attempted to take part in all the activities, even if was only once. She is terrified of heights and I was so worried for her after reading her school letter. All the students were asked to take a camera along to the camp, I was happy with that, being a photographer, I love making record of events such as that. So she scrolled through her camera and played a video that her friend had recorded for her.

And there she was, on the high rope with her safety gear on and walking along so confidently. She took her time but she had completed the task and as a parent it was amazing to watch my empowering child reach the end of her fear. It was over! And I found myself hugging her so tightly, kissing her head and face and congratulating her on her achievement. She stood there laughing and saying “Mum, I can’t breathe!”.

She did say that if it weren’t for the encouragement of her friends and her team, she probably wouldn’t have taken that leap of faith. She’s known her friends since we moved here to the Gold Coast, since she was 6 years old. This is their final year together at school and her best and closest friend will be attending a different school next year. However, they have promised to keep in contact. So this is the reason why I haven’t minded her singing this song repeatedly.

At the end of the day, some you win, some you don’t. So I’m glad that I’m here with some friends that I know. Always there with a smile, saying you’re not alone. Say it la la la la caesura.

This time around, She WON!!

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Have A Good Day

I wonder how many of you tell yourself to have a good day. My brother dropped off my two nieces yesterday evening for the weekend and this morning my 6 year old niece said to me “Did you know Aunty, that when you tell yourself that you’re going to have a good day, then YOU WILL have a good day!”. I had a little giggle to myself and replied “Oh Darling, how did you get so clever!?”. Out of the mouths of babes. We adults can also learn a lot from the simple minds of children.

Both my nieces went on, to informing me that they are doing a “Negative Fast”. Only speaking good and positive things about everything in general. Not that I hear them say anything bad or nasty but it will teach them how to look at a negative and turn it into a positive. I remember growing up with my siblings and singing a song and the punch line was J.O.Y…Jesus first and Yourself last and Others in between. How true is it? That when you place God first in all things, then everything else will fall into place, giving you absolute JOY in your life.

After telling my 6 year old niece that we are hitting the beach she replied “Wow! My positive thinking is working Aunty, I told myself that I was going to have a good day and it’s just getting better”. She is so adorable and loves to talk all the time, even in her sleep ha! So we headed out to the beach and we had such a great day, making sand castles, climbing trees, playing on the playground then finishing off with a walk. I also managed to squeeze in a quick portrait photo shoot with the girls. My daughter loves her cousins, she said to me that today was the first time that she didn’t need to interrupt a disagreement ha!

Give it a go! Tell yourself each morning that you’re going to have a good day and whenever a negative gets in the way, walk away, breathe and turn it into a positive. I know! Easier said than done, but then again Practice makes perfect to eliminate the negative and extenuate the positive. 


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