In my opinion... Far more important than it's appearance is the scent of the rose; compared to it's colour or shape scent invites me in. It's scent makes all the difference: so too the scent of a friendship or romance, it's essence is more alluring and captivating than mere actions and appearances. Love, trust, patience … Continue reading Love’s bloom
Wishing you peace and love. M +D Noffke A man born to love. Many of us are spending a quiet Christmas, not by desire, maybe by choice, but also out of necessity to avoid the pandemic. I am using the time to reflect on who Jesus was, born into our world, his mission to reflect … Continue reading Christmas
Are you connected to your inner fire? Do you need refreshing or reviving? Or are you feeling inspired for the next season? You may think I am crazy because many of you know that your spirits are flagging with the ongoing onslaught of Covid 19. In order to get through this ordeal we need to … Continue reading May your inner fire burn brightly.
Last weekend Derek and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. We decided to look for self-catering so that it was easier to social distance and we found a lovely cottage on Belfield Farm In Elgin, Boland (Western Cape – South Africa). You can see a lovely slide show of the farm here We had a … Continue reading 34th Wedding Anniversary
Let go of failure and breathing out perfection Breathe in Love and Grace. "The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it"Henri Nouwen. In our humanness let us aim for living an authentic and unpretentious life; loving those around us, not aiming for perfection and not judging the … Continue reading Breathe in Love and Grace
In response to a writing prompt: A personal mandala is about to unfold... Transforming mandala. As my life circles out, like centrifugal force in slow motion, from the center, where I originate from to where my life will end I see how my life becomes more abundant, with whatever I fill it with. The space … Continue reading Transforming mandala.
Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong, 1969Morag's drawing 1969This was the house we lived in, in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Clown by WC Armstrong, 1968Clown by Morag Armstrong 1968 As it is Father’s day I would like to wish all the fathers a very happy day. I hope you feel cherished. I was also thinking about my father. … Continue reading Fathers make an impact
Self-reflection requires you to shift the focus within. Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted - it is an intimate date with yourself. Paul TP Wong. Water colour sketch, abstract, by Morag Noffke I lashed out at someone in my mind. I was annoyed. I know I need to come back to my personal barometer. … Continue reading Poem: Self-reflection
What is Self Care? Photo by Immortal Shots on Pexels.comPhoto by Natasha Fernandez on Pexels.com I would love to know your thoughts on what Self Care is for you ... Take good care and enjoy your weekend.
Photos by Morag Noffke Mothering and nurturing is something that we all need; and should do for ourselves. Today, being mother's day, I hope you know that you are special, whether you have cats, dogs or human children you are an important person in their lives. Thank you for your time and care which you … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day