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Monday, December 14, 2015

#thoughtfortoday #kjmausphotography

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015


Our true wealth is the good we do in this world.

None of us has the faith unless we desire for our neighbors, what we desire for ourselves.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

THOUGHT FOR TODAY....................

Plenty of people miss their share of

happiness, not because they never found it,

but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Thought for today.....

'It's not the load that breaks you down,
it's the way you carry it.'

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Thought for Today.....

Good things come to those who believe,
Better things come to those who are patient,
And the best things come to those who don't give up.


Thursday, November 5, 2015


Faith is not about everything
turning out okay,
faith is about being okay, no
matter how things turn out.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


“We should all be thankful 
for those people who 
rekindle the inner spirit".
Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Have the courage to say no.

Have the courage to face the truth.

Do the right thing because it is right.

These are the magic keys to living

your life with integrity.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Never stop learning, 
because life never stops teaching.


Stars can't shine without darkness.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


'Earth and sky, woods and fields, 
lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, 
are excellent schoolmasters, 
and teach some of us more than 
we can ever learn from books'......

Sydney Sept 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Cherish yesterday,

Dream tomorrow,

Live today.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Shipwreck #inspirational

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering.

Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

#kjmausphotography ♥ Cronulla

I  ♥ Cronulla


Look in the dictionary; 

both determination and effort 

come before success.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015



“Think of all the beauty

 still left around you

 and be happy.”

- Anne Frank

Thursday, July 30, 2015

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.

Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.

It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Choice


It's quiet. It's early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming.
In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be replaced by the pounding pace of the human race. The refuge of the early morning will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met.
For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day's demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I’m free to choose. And so I choose.

I choose LOVE...
No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.

I choose JOY...
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical...the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

I choose PEACE...
I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.

I choose PATIENCE...
I will look the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I'll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fists on new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.

I choose KINDNESS...
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I choose GOODNESS...
I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.

Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My loved ones
 will not question my love.

I choose GENTLENESS...
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

I choose SELF-CONTROL...
I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.

To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when the day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.-- Max Lucado

Sunday, June 28, 2015

#thought for today

Adopt the pace of nature: 
her secret is patience. 

                                                ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, June 23, 2015



You don't actually have to take the quiz. Just read this straight through and you'll get the point. It is trying to make an awesome point! 

Here's the first quiz: 

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest. 

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize. 

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners. 

How did you do? 

The facts are, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. 

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one: 

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school. 

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time. 

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile. 

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special. 

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with. 

6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you. 


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care. 


----- Charles Schulz-----

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Inspirational Story

sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice, Italy, the city of lights and water.
As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, “Two cups of coffee, one of them there on the wall.”
We heard this order with rather interest and observed that he was served with one cup of coffee but he paid for two.
When he left, the waiter put a piece of paper on the wall saying “A Cup of Coffee”.
While we were still there, two other men entered and ordered three cups of coffee, two on the table and one on the wall. They had two cups of coffee but paid for three and left. This time also, the waiter did the same; he put a piece of paper on the wall saying, “A Cup of Coffee”.
It was something unique and perplexing for us. We finished our coffee, paid the bill and left.
After a few days, we had a chance to go to this coffee shop again. While we were enjoying our coffee, a man poorly dressed entered. As he seated himself, he looked at the wall and said, “One cup of coffee from the wall.”
The waiter served coffee to this man with the customary respect and dignity. The man had his coffee and left without paying.
We were amazed to watch all this, as the waiter took off a piece of paper from the wall and threw it in the trash bin.
Now it was no surprise for us – the matter was very clear. The great respect for the needy shown by the inhabitants of this town made our eyes well up in tears.
Ponder upon the need of what this man wanted. He enters the coffee shop without having to lower his self-esteem… he has no need to ask for a free cup of coffee… without asking or knowing about the one who is giving this cup of coffee to him… he only looked at the wall, placed an order for himself, enjoyed his coffee and left.
A truly beautiful thought. Probably the most beautiful wall you may ever see anywhere!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015


Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope, and your courage.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


"As your faith is strengthened 
you will find that there is no 
longer the need to have a sense of 
control, that things will flow 
as they will, and that you will 
flow with them, to your 
great delight and benefit."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


"When a bird is alive, it eats ants. 
 When the bird is dead, ants eat the bird. 
 Time and circumstances can change at any time. 
 Don't devalue or hurt anyone in life. 
 You may be powerful today, but remember, time is more powerful than you. 
 One tree makes a million match sticks but only one match is needed 
to burn a million trees.  
So be good and do good." 

Monday, June 1, 2015


"I am beginning to learn that

it is the sweet, simple things of life

which are the real ones after all."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thought for Today

Try to be like the turtle -
 at ease in your own shell.

Inspirational Short Story

Be Deaf To Negativity
Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs.... who arranged a running competition.

The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.

A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....

The race began....

No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:

"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"

"They will NEVER make it to the top."      Or

"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one.

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher....

The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....

But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort,
 was the only one who reached the top!
THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?
It turned out....

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is:
Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic....

 because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart!
Always think of the power words have.

Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!


And above all:
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfil your dreams!

Always think:
God and I can do this!!

Stay Strong!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Follow your Dreams..........

Thought for Today

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
~  J. R. R. Tolkien 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Anzac Day

Australian & New Zealand Army Corps
Lest We Forget...
They shall grow not old...
as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
we will remember them.
The Anzac tradition—the ideals of courage, endurance and mateship that are still relevant today—was established on 25 April 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
It was the start of a campaign that lasted eight months and resulted in some 25,000 Australian casualties, including 8,700 who were killed or died of wounds or disease.
The men who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula created a legend, adding the word ‘Anzac’ to our vocabulary and creating the notion of the Anzac spirit.
In 1916, the first anniversary of the landing was observed in Australia, New Zealand and England and by troops in Egypt. That year, 25 April was officially named ‘Anzac Day’ by the Acting Prime Minister, George Pearce.
By the 1920s, Anzac Day ceremonies were held throughout Australia. All States had designated Anzac Day as a public holiday. In the 1940s, Second World War veterans joined parades around the country. In the ensuing decades, returned servicemen and women from the conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Indonesia, Vietnam and Iraq, veterans from allied countries and peacekeepers joined the parades.

During the 1960s and 1970s, the number of people attending the ceremonies fell as Australians questioned the relevance of Anzac Day. However, in the 1990s there was a resurgence of interest in Anzac Day, with attendances, particularly by young people, increasing across Australia and with many making the pilgrimage to the Gallipoli Peninsula to attend the Dawn Service. 

Anzac Day 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Inspirational Story..

"Paid in full with one glass of milk"
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to
door to pay his way through school; found he had only one thin
Dime left, and he was hungry.
He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house.
However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.
Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water.
 She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.
He drank it slowly, then asked,
How much do I owe you?
You don't owe me anything, she replied.
"Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."
He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart."
As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically,
But his faith in God and man was strong also.. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Many years later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled!
They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
 Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation.
When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.
Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.
Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.
He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to
save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.
After a long struggle, the battle was won.
Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval.
He looked at it, and then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room.
She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it!
Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill.
She read these words.....
"Paid in full with one glass of milk"
(Signed)  Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed:
"Thank You, God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands."
There's a saying which goes something like this:
Bread cast on the waters comes back to you.
The good deed you do today may benefit you or
someone you love at the least expected time.
 If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place –
And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?