The 17th Century Nun’s Prayer

It’s called the 17th Century Nun’s Prayer, source unknown. “Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s…

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Set In Stone

I don’t usually include pre-written content in my blog posts but I have just been sent something by a friend that I would like to share with you, my loyal blog readers.  It is called ‘Stone’. ‘Two friends were walking through the desert.  During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one…

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Have You Set Your Intention?

Today I drew the plans for our new extension on the house.  Don’t get too excited; that sounds rather more grand than the sketch I have in front of me!  The point of the exercise is not to submit these very detailed but very inaccurate drawings to the local planning office, this is an exercise…

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Lost And Found

I am amazed at how we can lose things that seem to be intrinsic to our very being but then find something far more precious, far more satisfying, and giving us a feeling of being far more complete.  There is a saying that when one door closes another opens, and this is very true.  The…

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Inspiring People

People who take on great personal challenges are an inspiration to us all.  A good lot of the time we go through life almost not noticing the things that are going on around us.  But every now and again something floats along in front of us and we grab it with both hands and think…

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The Weakness In Me

Yes, I know this is a song title by Joan Armatrading, but I’m not going to write about the song or Joan Armatrading as it happens! I am, not for the first time, going to talk about my own weakness.  When I was thinking about this it just happened to come out in the form…

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Just A Theory…

One of the things I may not have mentioned yet on my blog is that I am a big Star Trek fan.  I can totally absorb myself in the ‘alien’ theory.  There is so much we do not know about what else is out there. I spent an enjoyable afternoon recently theorising with a friend…

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Blogging For Fun Or Blogging For Fortune?

Okay, so maybe I won’t make my fortune directly from my blog but you never know! When I started down this road with John Thornhill’s Masterclass in 2009 I was clear that it was to learn how to market a self help product via the internet.  Along the way I have learnt a lot more…

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The Importance of Friends

Three things happened this week that prompted me to write this post about the importance of friends.  The first was an email comment made to me by an inspired writer, Susan Owen-Thursfield (you can see what I mean about her being ‘inspired’ by reading her blog here).  In the email she said ‘every day you…

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Remember To Be Grateful

My life seems to have become so complicated in recent years, I know that sometimes I can forget to be grateful for what I have.  It is easy to focus on the things that don’t go right instead of the things that do.  It is easy to focus on what I haven’t got, rather than…

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