Day 363: Peace

She felt at peace, not quiet ready for the week ahead but still at peace. She wasn’t sure where or when she’d gotten this sense of peace but all she knew was that she had peace. She loved the feeling, almost an emptiness. Nothing clogging her up, no grudges, no bad feeling, no pining or lost love, no anxiety of clinging fears, nothing to block her, just peace. Like a fresh breeze flowing through within her, calling her to an even deeper peace. She loved the feeling, wished she could be like this forever, aspired to hold on to it for as long as she could, to memorise it and channel it in her most vulnerable moments. She wished she could bottle it up and impart it to all those around her, to share in her peace. The emptiness did not lead to lack but instead it was an abundance of, it was knowing that all the space is to be filled with good things, with great things. Things of better days.

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Day 362: Poem of the Day

By Emily Dickinson

Of all the souls that stand create

I have elected one.

When sense from spirit files away,

And subterfuge is done;

When that which is and that which was

Apart, intrinsic, stand,

And this brief tragedy of flesh

Is shifted like a sand;

When figures show their royal front

And mists are carved away,—

Behold the atom I preferred

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Day 361: Wicked

My Christmas through theatre continues as last night I went to see Wicked in the west end. I absolutely loved the show and the story as it teaches us the importance of perception. How others perceive you determines how far you can get in life. Glinda was perceived as good from the moment she got on stage and therefore got her way her whole life. All she had to do was flick her hair and people came running to her side to do her bidding. Whereas Elphaba was perceived as bad from the moment she was born, due to her green skin. She was different and disliked and it made it easier for the wizard to twist the narrative on her. The show also highlights how difficult it is to change people’s perception of you, especially when you’re different, people are quick to believe the worst.

The show was spectacular, the storyline was great, and so were the cast. Definitely a show worth seeing, one that I hope to see again.

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Day 360: Final Stretch

So this is the final 5 days of the year starting from now. Final 5 days!! It’s so amazing that we’re fortunate enough to be alive and on the brink of 2020, I know so many that have lost friends and family in 2019. Loved ones who will not be able to see 2020, and here we are, so close we can almost touch it.

My goal for the final 5 days is to keep going, to not give up one everything I’ve worked so hard for. To remember the lessons I’ve learnt and to start planning for 2020. It’s the final 5 days and I have to make it count. I will never again live in the year 2019.

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Day 359: Nativity Continued

Matthew‬ ‭2:1-2, 10-12‬

“Jesus was born in Bethlehem near Jerusalem during the reign of King Herod. After Jesus’ birth a group of spiritual priests from the East came to Jerusalem and inquired of the people, “Where is the child who is born king of the Jewish people? We observed his star rising in the sky and we’ve come to bow before him in worship……And when they saw the star, they were so ecstatic that they shouted and celebrated with unrestrained joy. When they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, they were overcome. Falling to the ground at his feet they worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure boxes full of gifts and presented him with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Afterward they returned to their own country by another route because God had warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod.”


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