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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by Mandy

How many times do we take things around us for granted?  We take the people closest to us for granted because we think they will always be there, no matter what!  We take our friendships for granted because we think that somehow they are not the only friends we have.  We take our health for granted because we think we’re still young enough and that there will be tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, thinking we still have plenty of years ahead of us.

So often in life, I take things for granted.  I so easily bitch about the smallest things that are of no significance or importance…just because they did not go my way!!!  I sometimes forget to see people’s good qualities, not always realizing all the things they have done for me, not remembering that to keep a friendship, it takes two to tango. 

I take my health for granted….even though I try to stay fit by walking every morning.  I don’t go for regular check-up’s like I should, I don’t sleep nearly enough and in spite of having 5 portions of vegetables,  I choose noodles when I’m in a hurry!!!!  And last but not least, I often take my life for granted.   I don’t make enough time to stop and smell the roses….the thing is, time flies, and I can never have it back.   It is time to stop fooling myself that I have enough time to catch up on things later.

So, I think it is quite relevant to say that I, Amanda, take almost everything for granted…..but at least I realized it and am making some progress in my life to change this!  Let’s make a pledge together to make more time to smell the roses and appreciate what this wonderful life has given us!!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 3, 2010 by Mandy

Can it be that small talk is an art in today’s society?  People talk about the politics, (what is it, something you can put on bread?) the high petrol price, the neighbours, the weather, fashion, the new diet and I can go on and on.  The value of conversation is endless!

Talking does not always have to be verbal, some of my best conversations are on my pc screen via email.  As most of my friends would know….I am a talker….if I’m quiet for some reason, they always want to know if something’s wrong!!  How you phrase your sentences shows me the mood you’re in very quickly.  From &&& to @@@……..believe me, you don’t want to know everything.  More than anything, I am so much more than the most expensive tupperware when it comes to the state of the heart, heartache and dreams of my girlfriends.  They don’t tell me their secrets to spread it around, the tell me because they know I care!  I try and make their problems and heartache mine….and they always know that I am one for words, whether it’s typed,  spoken or text!  I love the contact and interaction with my friends and people.

After all, what would life be without people that really care about each other?  You don’t have to see your friends every single day… just have to know we are here for each other.  If we don’t talk, no-one will know what is bothering us,  what makes us cry….maybe never even knew we existed….. looks fade……… but loyalty never, ever fades!!

Breathe in, breathe out, camera lights action….SPEAK!!!!

Good Morning

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 21, 2010 by Mandy

I will be at the International Boat Show at Sanctuary Cove for the next three day’s…..time is not so much on my side but just thought I’d stop by to wish all my sweet , choc chip, honey dipped,  candy coated friends and family… A SPLENDID DAY!!!!!

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