Faith

I write about my faith because it is the part of me that I keep returning to, the part that makes the most sense when I’ve lost my way and the source of the light on the Lighter Side.

What will make me happy today?

What will make me happy today? Social media is one of those modern scary ‘evils’ that has so many articles written about it, I’m not going to bore you with another one. I’m going to try and entertain you instead. Sadly, because I write on a blog, I ought to… Read More »What will make me happy today?

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What will you do once your children have grown?

What will you do once your children have grown?

When I was in high school I wrote down in one of my many journals what my plan for the future was. With teenage arrogance and idealism I had my life mapped out.

I have lost the written plan, and certainly the plot, since then but I seem to remember it went something like this:

  • Complete school – 1989
  • Go off to study Graphic Design (hopefully at University) – 1990-1993
  • Work in the advertising industry, build up an amazing career, eventually have my own company with my name in bold writing across the front of the building.

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  • Get married in approximately 1996 – you know it’s necessary to have a few years of single life before settling down.
  • Have children in 1998  – because it’s important to have a couple of child free years of marriage just so that you can get to know one another and build up your relationship. Strong foundations and all that).
  • Stay at home to look after those children – note how speedy was my rise to career stardom (five or so years max).
  • Be content with that decision for ever because obviously, who could compare a successful career to human lives?
  • No idea what I wrote next.

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In all Honesty, be Wise!

In all Honesty, be Wise! My honesty compels me to share all the things I am thinking in my head, my wisdom compels me to keep quiet! I was taught from an early age to tell the truth, but speaking the truth about all the things I am thinking may… Read More »In all Honesty, be Wise!

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I could have killed him – but then he nearly died!

I could have killed him – but then he nearly died! Inside my home… You know, last Saturday I could have nearly killed my dearest husband. He was having such a fun relaxing day, the rugby was on, and try as I might with the vacuum cleaner I just could not… Read More »I could have killed him – but then he nearly died!

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A brief look at True Love

Recently I was driving somewhere and Carly Simon’s ‘Coming Around Again’ – one of the anthems of my teenage heart-break years – was on the radio. Obviously I sang it at full volume, I know each and every word, although I don’t actually have a clue what she’s on about. Babies sneezing and fixing toasters – so bewildering? Definitely.

Almost as bewildering as a teenage girl’s love life when the object of my affection changed from one week to the next, depending on which young chappie happened to have caught my eye at Youth Group on a Friday night. If you are reading this now and you were a boy at a particular youth group in Johannesburg in the late 80’s, chances are I had a crush on you at some time or another. You see there’s so much room in a broken heart.Read More »A brief look at True Love