Find the Mirror that Reflects the REAL You

Children have a way of bringing life into perspective. Children of friends of mine insisted on going to a local fair recently. One of their favourite attractions was the house of mirrors. They were fascinated by the warped images that the mirrors showed. With such excitement, they would run from mirror to mirror as each […]

Low Points

Lewis and his older brother, Warren also known as Warnie, endured several terms at Wynyard, an English boarding school for boys. The headmaster was a cruel man who made life unbearable for everyone there. Decades later, Warnie wrote in his understated dry wit, “I am now sixty-four and a bit, and have never yet been […]

Facing Our Fears

   Putting off practicing, when it comes to facing our fears, can be one of the most dangerous things we can do. While it may be difficult, we need to seize every opportunity we can in order to make progress. I think we often get trapped into thinking that opportunities are defined as big moments […]

Dare To Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When […]

My First Half Marathon 

I’ve signed up to my first half marathon… I am very much a beginner in the world of running but thought that it would be a great challenge and it has been something that has been on my bucket list for a while. So when I saw the event advertised I thought “Why not? There’s […]

Monday!

Many see Monday as a challenge but how about adopting a new way of looking at it – as a fresh start to the working week. No matter how it has started today, it’s not too late to dig in and begin a new journey of success.

Courage like a Muscle

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” Ruth Gordo Make sure that you flex your courage muscle daily. That way when you really need it for something really scary or daunting  it will be highly developed through daily use. Doing something courageous each day means finding something that you’re fearful of and overcoming […]

When Things Do Not Go Well

The first words that many people like to quote when misfortune hits are: “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28 But that’s hard to believe in hard times. I once sat with a woman who had […]

100 Years

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” A. A. Milne This is from the author of the beloved Winnie the Pooh books. For me it sums up what it’s like to have a friend, relative or […]

Change In The World

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi It’s easy to get frustrated by all the violence and pain being experienced around the world, and even easier to feel helpless about it. But rather than sitting around waiting for the world to change, it’s better to start making changes within […]

Don't Worry

“Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” Bob Marley   This is perhaps the most touching and yet often quoted lyric by Bob Marley, and it sums up a great way to think about worry, stress, and anxiety. When times are tough it is easy to get caught up in […]

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