A Smile.

Do you believe you create your own destiny?

I do.

Anything is achievable in my book with hard work, determination and of course positivity.

Don’t get me wrong – we all have the occasional ‘off’ day where nothing seems to go our way.

Those day’s when our heads are filled with self-pity – it goes without saying that on these yukky days we attract even more of the rubbish stuff.

After-all, negativity breeds more negativity. Right?

Over the past  weekend, Mr.IM and I were very lazy…we even got back in bed on Sunday morning and fell back to sleep after breakfast.

Unheard of – but bloody fabulous, I highly recommend you try it one of the days!

While I was doing nothing, I found myself looking back on our journey so far here in Australia, and smiling a big cheesy grin at just how lucky we are.

Who would have thought I would have a blog? Hells Bells that wasn’t on the cards at all when we arrived.

Now I cannot imagine my life without blogging.

It feels so right.

Everyone I have connected with brings a smile to my face. I had made friends with people I’m yet to meet in the flesh. Gorgeous good supportive people.

When I first arrived here in Australia as well as being super-excited for our future, I also felt like a fish out of water.

Moving to another country is a huge step for anyone.

Even though we had visited numerous times before – nothing felt quite right to start with.

My tummy always had a case of the butterflies…even paying for food in Woolies felt like a big drama. Being asked ‘ Cheque Savings or Credit’ got me every single time. 😉

But slowly all of the pieces started to fit into place. The negatives started to be replaced by the positive.

Having the right frame of mind is as simple as starting the day with a smile.

Hello my name is Bev and yes as a rule, I’m always smiling.

A few years ago when Ms. May was at school, she had to learn and recite a poem for her Speech and Drama exam.

She chose A Smile written in 1990 by Matthew John Fraser.

I have loved the simplicity of this poem from the get-go, but more than anything I remember just how much it made me smile.


Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the ‘flu.

When someone smiled at me today I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin, when he smiled I realised I’d passed it on to him.

I thought about my smile and then realised its worth, a single smile like mine could travel right around the earth.

If you feel a smile begin, Don’t leave it undetected.

Let’s start an epidemic quick.

And get the world infected.

– Matthew John Fraser.

Last Saturday evening was a very smiley evening for me.

The lovely girls at CR had organised a ‘HELLO’ dinner to welcome me into the Maroochydore family…It was also the delightful Rozy’s GOODBYE dinner too.

Rozy is a gorgeous gentle soul that welcomed me to the CR family with open arms. I know she will be missed by everyone…as I type this she should will be well on her way to the Greek Islands for a well deserved break.

Here’s a couple of pics from the very smiley night:




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Outfit: I’m wearing this dress from Witchery and my Rockport Leopard Shooties

Being surrounded by such good people made me realise once again just how LUCKY I am.

I didn’t stop smiling the whole evening.

Never forget the power of a simply smile, a small comforting touch or a compliment – it goes along way 😉

Are you a smiler? What makes you smile?




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