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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F Is For Faith

Do you believe that faith is about religion and believing in God, or do you believe it is just about believing? Faith is a constant and unshakeable trust in something, especially when there is no evidence.  Understandable why it is often attached to God then, isn’t it. ‘Keep your dreams alive.  Understand that to achieve…

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E Is For Excellence

Sometimes, when we’re busy or stressed, it is easy to let our standards drop.  We often don’t see it coming, don’t realise at the time that it’s happening.  We feel we are doing our best when in fact there is so much more we could give. Excellence can be obtained if you: …care more than…

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D Is For Doubt

You know, those niggling little thoughts that creep in when you are not looking.  They start to eat away at you and try to persuade you that the decision you’ve just made is somehow flawed, or you didn’t consider all the possibilities, then they try to change your mind, make you reverse your thinking. It’s…

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C Is For Caring

Originally this post was going to be ‘C Is For Confidence’ and there are a whole host of other ‘C’ words it could have been.  It seemed to me though that through the last few posts I have written I have been made aware of the very deep caring nature of my readers.  Through your…

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B Is For Bravery

“Bravery: having or displaying courage, resolution, or daring; not cowardly or timid”.  Being brave isn’t just about facing up when you have to.  It is also about knowing when something has to stop and taking the steps to withdraw.  It is about recognising when things are wrong and being able to do something about it.…

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A Is For Attitude

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, was moving to a nursing home.  His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.  After many hours of waiting patiently in…

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Be A Light In This World

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” Albert Schweitzer I have a great deal of respect for the writings of Albert Schweitzer.  I particularly love this simple quote as I believe we can all be that light in the world for others.  We…

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Smile – It Really Is Worth It!

Following my last post, Helping Out Where We Can, I had a number of comments from readers about the immense good that a smile can do. This weekend I have been working in my shop and for the first time I really noticed how many people simply don’t smile.  I always greet customers with a…

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Helping Out Where We Can

When someone close to us in our lives has a crisis how far do we go to help out? When someone not so close to us has a crisis how far do we go to help out then? And what about someone we don’t know at all, a stranger in the street? Recently on UK…

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