Colour brings its own magic


How do you bring colour into your world?

A number of years ago, I was introduced to Humans of New York. And one of the first little stories that caught my eye was from a woman in her 90’s.

Stepping out of an apartment block in Brooklyn, she was asked, “Where are you going?” And she quickly responded, “Every day I leave my apartment, go out for a walk and magic happens.”

The magic of colour. A conversation with an old or new friend. A glimpse of nature. A cloudy sky. Blooming tree. Or rolling sea. An opportunity to comfort or encourage another person. A new lesson or learning. The laughter or cry of a child. A reflection that makes you catch your breath like it happened yesterday. A piece of music or art or prose.

Colour is found in the little things in life as much as the large. And it fills the everyday with moments of great beauty.



About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.