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MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SNIPPETS

Some little snippets from all over the internet about the funny, thoughtful, and spiritual side of Christmas. #Christmas

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I love Christmas and thought I'd finish my Saturday Snippets series with some Christmas snippets from all over the interwebbities (and also from my own posts). I hope you enjoy them and that you're looking forward to Christmas as much as I am.

WRAPPING UP A YEAR OF BECOMING "MORE"

My WOTY for 2019 was "More" and it inspired me to grow in many areas of my life. This is how it looked in retrospect.

12 MONTHS OF LEARNING TO BE MORE

I chose MORE as my Word of the Year for 2019 because I was feeling a bit lost and depleted. I don't think I realized at the time how run down I was and how my energy and resilience has been drained from working in a difficult job for the last three years. I think it was a subliminal need to reclaim myself and choose life on my own terms again that led me to selecting a word that wouldn't normally have been on my radar.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #23

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen on the internet come together in one place #Saturday #snippets #midlife

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Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

Because I always enjoy a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, I hope you'll humour me and sit a while as I share my news. There's nothing like a virtual cuppa and a chat, and I have lots to share from the last few weeks. #ifwewerehavingcoffee

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from November - we're having coffee AND cake today because we're celebrating November being my birthday and Cresting the Hill turning five! (More on both below...) Because I always enjoy a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, I hope you'll humour me and sit a while as I share my news. There's nothing like a virtual cuppa and a chat, and I have lots to share from the last few weeks.

5 YEARS FROM THE DAY I FIRST PRESSED "PUBLISH"

5 years ago I launched my blog. I was a complete novice and I've come a long way. Blogging gives me a voice, opens my world, and connects me to thousands of people - such a joy.

5 YEARS - WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?

Exactly 5 years ago, on November 30th, 2014 I published my very first blog post. I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing, I wasn't one of those clever blogging souls who'd researched everything, done courses, joined Facebook groups, and who knew exactly what they wanted their blogging journey to be all about. NOOOOO - I just closed my eyes and jumped (well - closed my eyes and hit the Publish button) and the rest is now history.

WHEN A NEW NORMAL IS BETTER THAN YOU EXPECTED

Life can force us into situations we hadn't planned for, but sometimes we find that things fall apart so that they can bring something far better into our life.

WHEN THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS

Anyone who's been reading my posts over the last several months knows that I left my job in less than satisfactory circumstances. I'd pushed through for years dealing with a very difficult workmate who had a lot of issues that rained down on me while I tried to help, and also do my work efficiently. Ultimately it didn't end well (surprise surprise!) and I finally gave up and put in my notice.

XYZ - AND SHOULD WE SAY YES OR NO?

Knowing when to say Yes and when it's okay to say No - it's all to do with boundaries and not allowing others to drain you dry

WHAT DOES XYZ MEAN?

Apparently (according to the Urban Dictionary) XYZ stands for "examine your zipper" ie: check that the fly of your pants is zipped up. Today is the last day of my List of More and I thought I'd go out with a bang and cover the last three letters in one hit - and in the process I'll be checking that all my buttons and zips are done up!

HOW TO FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE

None of us get to determine what life events are in store for us (good or bad) but we do get to choose how we react or respond to them. I'm choosing positivity and gratitude. #midlife #happiness

ARE YOU LIVING IN YOUR HAPPY PLACE?

Now I've passed the 50 year life marker I'm appreciating that I'm in the second half of life. I have less years left to live than those that have already passed. That thought can be a depressing one, or it can be a wake up call to appreciate every day I'm blessed with between now and when I go to meet my Maker. I may have another 50 years, 50 months or 50 minutes left - nothing is guaranteed, and because nothing is certain, I want to make the best of this second half of life.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #22

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen on the internet come together in one place #Saturday #snippets #midlife

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Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE PARTY #96

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers

WELCOME AND PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE LINKING

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 96! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.