P Is For Perseverance

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being…

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O Is For Opportunity

I love opportunities.  I grab them with both hands most of the time.  I never regret letting go of the ones I don’t take up. Some of it comes from being a risk taker, I love life and am happy to explore it fully, but I don’t feel I am in any way cavalier in…

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N Is For Normality

At this point you might well be asking ‘what is normal?’  It’s true that normality is different for each one of us.  We all have our own set of rules we abide by, our own set of ideas about what is ok and what is normal.  And in reality there are no hard and fast…

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M Is For Motivation

It can be hard to get motivated sometimes.  We all know the little triggers that help us to be motivated but sometimes it’s easier to sit back and refuse to use them.  For me it’s fresh air, but sometimes I don’t feel like a walk, can’t always be bothered to get in the car and…

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L Is For Love

“I am Me.  In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.  Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it — I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself.  I own…

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K Is For Kindness

Mark Twain once said that kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Kindness spreads love wherever you go.  It helps, it heals, it brings joy to those around you.  Princess Diana told us to ‘carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in…

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J Is For Jolly

And also for jocular, jocund, jovial – all having a similar meaning.  J is also for joy.  And J is for jelly…I like J words. Charles Dickens once wrote ‘there might be some credit in being jolly’.  (The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, chapter 5).  How right he was. Having a jolly disposition changes…

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I Is For Inspiration

‘Inspiration comes to us quietly and slowly; prime it with a little solitude’.  Brenda Ueland. When do you get your inspiration?  Is it in those moments of quiet solitude, or are you inspired in other ways?  Do you act on your inspiration or do you just dream and never take action? Until you spread your…

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H Is For Happiness

Is it not reasonable that we should all expect to have happiness in our lives?  If you are not happy what can you do about it? A good way to start is to make a list of all the things that make you happy.  Even the smallest of things.  How can you implement these into…

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G Is For Generosity

What most unsuccessful people do not realise is that in order to receive you have to give.  Instead of having a ‘what’s in it for me’ attitude you must give freely, not expecting anything in return.  It is only then that you will reap the rewards of your generosity. “Do all the good you can,…

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