Friday, 23 March 2012

A day at the laundromat

Sometime over the last two days, while I was at work, my washing machine died. I knew this was about to happen and have been begging him for a new one weeks now, but for some reason men like to wait till it isn't working any more.

So today I decided to try a laundromat. I've never been to one before, so this was definitely going to be a first time experience for me.

I packed all my dirty clothing, jumped in my car and made the 20 min drive to the laundromat. I got there, and apart from the owner (who was very busy looking after laundry others left to wash), there was one other person and myself there. I was thrilled about that, it meant I could use as many machines I need to cut down on the time I would be there.

It's not much to look at,
but it got the job done
As soon as I walked in, the other customer greeted me, she is one of the nicest persons I've ever met. She is an older woman who had just completed her wash, but was kind enough to stay back to explain to me about the machine sizes, how much clothing to put, how much detergent to use, time and cost. 

After she helped me set up my wash, we sat and talked. She told me she had just started coming there and that I was lucky that there weren't any other customers, because normally there are a lot of people there. She was so friendly and helpful. We shared some more small talk, a few laughs, and some chocolate covered rice snacks. She then informed me she had to go home to prepare lunch, so we wished each other safe and pleasant weekend, and she left.

That lady reminded me there are still nice people out there. The funny thing is we talked up a storm but never exchanged names.

It's extremely wonderful to me nice strangers. 

When last did you meet a nice stranger?

Much love,

Thursday, 8 March 2012

International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day

I am Woman by Helen Reddy says it all...I am woman hear me roar...

Keep Strong,

Friday, 2 March 2012

Two Simple Words

Thank You!!!

These are two very simple words, but they mean a lot. Growing up,  saying thank you, please, may I, good morning, good evening, etc... Were some of the words our parents taught us. These were to groom us to become respectful, well mannered adults.

But for some reason as we grow old we forget how important these simple words are.

Gratitude demonstrates an appreciation for the kindness, benefits you have received, all the simple pleasures you were afforded in your life.

We tend to take for granted many things in our lives, our co-worker, our friends and mostly our families. The people that help make our days go by easier, persons who offer a shoulder to lean on and kind words.

This year I've made it a goal to be more grateful.

~ Thank You Mom & Dad for all the values you instilled in me and the support you give to me.
~ Thank You to my sibling who have given me fun times, straight talk and a whole lot of annoyance (love you guys).
~ Thank You to my 'Mr.' for the experiences he have given to me, the good times and the bad.
~ Thank You to all my friends who have been there in my times of need and and times of joy.
~ Thank you to my co-workers, taxi drivers, canteen staff and all the other people who I interact with on a daily basis, you guys make my day go by easier.
~ Thank You Lord for LIFE!!!

Do you demonstrate gratitude? What are you thankful for?

Mcuh love,

Thursday, 1 March 2012

February Photo-a-Day Challenge - Day 24 to 29

My Bathroom Cabinet
Time for a new wallet.

A rainy night.

Something I Ate
One of my fav snacks.

Whoot day!!!!!!

Something I'm Listening To
Jr Gong, I love his vibes and style.

That concludes it for the February Photo-a-Day Challenge. I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Stay tuned for more challenges.

Much love,