When you stop and look around you begin to notice how beautiful our world truly is. It is so easy to be so focused on getting all the things on our mental ‘to do list‘ completed, that we forget to notice the beauty that surrounds us.

Last week I stopped and noticed my 9 year old daughter standing at the window in her pyjamas watching the sunset. She stood there for a long time with the glow of the sun in her hair, she was so peaceful and content with just watching the sun go down behind the large gum trees. Nothing else mattered to her in that moment. I watched her in awe, she was just so lovely standing there.

How did I get so lucky to be her mum?

This time of year is so magical, and yet it is so easy to get lost in rushing around shopping for gifts and stressing about running out of time to do all those things we ‘need‘ to get done before the holidays.

Sometimes we miss the magic because we are moving too fast.

Watching my daughter I felt inspired to just slow down, to breathe, and to notice the beauty that surrounds me.

There is truly so much beauty that surrounds us, sometimes we need to stop and see life the way a child does, and remind ourselves that being in the moment is a precious gift. This Christmas I hope that you can take the time to slow down enough to notice the beauty in your world, to look at the magic of Christmas though a child’s eyes, and I also wish for you to see the beauty within yourself.

Be kind to yourself, be gentle on your soul, speak to yourself with patience and gentle love, and above all embrace all that is amazing about you. 

Thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx

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Welcome to the #mg linkup party!

It is so lovely to have you here, I am always so thrilled at the amazing people who link up every week. This year has been amazing and so many fabulous posts have been shared on #mg. A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in 2016!

This week the #mg linky will be a little different. Due to Christmas and my gorgeous children being on school holidays I will be taking an #mg linky break until next year. So this week my linky will actually be open until just before Christmas.

My #mg Link Up will return on the 6th February 2017, so be sure to pop that in your blogging calendars

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Enjoy and thank you so much for linking up xx

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Featured Writer Time!


The most clicked on post from last weeks linky goes to Lisa with “I am woman hear me roar!” Lisa’s post received a record amount of views from #mg, congrats Lisa and don’t forget to grab your featured writer badge!

One of my fav posts this week was a very heartfelt, open, and honest post by Laura titled “A Bump In The Road”. I feel privileged that Laura shared this post with us here at #mg. Don’t forget to grab your featured writer badge.

Also a shout out to Dave with his post “Parental Instincts”, if you haven’t checked this post out already then please do, it is a fabulous read for all parents! Don’t forget to grab your badge Dave.




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