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Relaxing morning

Shaughan just took me out for coffee, before he jumped on a bus to Palmy. It was so lovely the sun was shinning and we got the chance to catch up with friends. It is days like this when you feel so blessed to be in this beautiful world.

Last week I thought I would try ordering a photo book from digitalmax and when it came I was so happy! It was only $30 and it looks fantastic! If any of you are looking for a portfolio I highly recommend making a book online at http://www.digitalmax.co.nz/. It did take me a few days to create the book.

I found out about the arts policy for Wanganui this week. I'm really excited about the way the council are moving towards supporting all art forms in Wanganui. If you would like more information I posted an article for you to read at http://www.paintpit.com/.

Shaughan and I went out of town for a couple of days over Queen's Birthday weekend. We headed for Napier but only made it to Palmy, it was the best weekend! I bumped into heaps of people. I saw my hairdressing mate and found out he had opened a hair salon, thank God as he is the only hairdresser I will let cut my hair!!! I was really getting sick of cutting my own hair.
I don't know about you but I have had terrible experiences with hairdressers! This one dude, who was thought to be the best hairdresser in the world, cut my hair and I felt like such a boy! It was a fun experience mind you, he was totally CRAZY!! He lived in New York and had some great stories to tell.

Last week I was doing little things to our home to make it feel better and now that the framing gear has gone, I have more spaces to fill. So I set up a little area for my hairdressing gear, it was great fun getting out of the shower and using the space this morning! Tonight I'm going to cut one of my mates hair before she heads off to the South Island for a holiday.

I went for a job interview last week, it was strange as it has been such a long time since I have been for an interview. I really had forgotten what it was like to be in that situation. I did a terrible job, my mind was blank and I was not thinking straight!!!! I do hope that they find the perfect person for the job! It's a great job and the right person could have such a big impact on the whole community.

I just received this email, I was just talking about this with a lady at the coffee shop:

DEVELOPING PATIENCE

Life is a test in patience! This week you can expect to be tested at least four different ways:

· Interruptions - you'll sit down to dinner and someone will knock at your front door; you'll be in the restroom and your cell phone will ring; you'll be working on a deadline and your boss will ask you to attend a meeting.
· Inconveniences - flights will be canceled or delayed; car trouble may leave you stuck on the motorway. How will you react?
· Irritations - those little things that are beyond your control and make life uncomfortable. Irritations tend to bring out either the best or the beast in us.
· Inactivity - you'll be forced to wait... in lines, in offices, in traffic, in elevators. Kiwi’s would rather do almost anything but wait.

Research has shown that people who are habitually impatient are the ones most prone to be heart attack victims. Proverbs 19:2 says "Impatience will get you into trouble." You could probably provide a few personal examples of that truth!

THREE SECRETS TO DEVELOPING PATIENCE:

1. Discover a new perspective. Find a new way of looking at the situation. Patience always begins by changing the way you think about something. And there is always more than one way to look at something. "A man's wisdom gives him patience." Pr.19:1

2. Develop a sense of humor. Learn to laugh at yourself and your circumstances. Find the fun in your frustrations. On average, people with a sense of humor live longer than those who don't. "A relaxed attitude lengthens a man's life." Pr. 14:30 (LB)

3. Deepen your love. When you are filled with love, almost nothing can provoke you but if you're filled with anger almost anything will. Love is thinking about what others need, not just yourself. "Love is patient." 1 Cor.13:4

My music clip for the day is 'MAD WORLD' by Gary Jules


My message for the day was: Darkness is simply unable to penetrate the intensely bright glare of the One. It is literally cast away by the beam of brightness.

I am just sitting here thinking that it's been about 3 weeks since I have had a good painting session, so I'm going to leave you and go get my painting shoes on!

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