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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What Difference Will Your Life Make?

Easter is a time of new beginnings.  I like to think of it as a time to let go of what has gone before and start with a fresh, spring like approach.  We all have the opportunity to change how we are in our lives, after all it is all about choices, we choose who…

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Do Something for Someone Else This Week

There’s a saying that what goes around comes around, and I have first hand experience of benefiting from acts of kindness.  I constantly look for ways to help others and so it returns to me when I least expect it. There is a sense of satisfaction in giving something to others when you do not…

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Cleansing your personal space

I was recently asked how to clear a feeling of negativity in a place.  It’s always a great idea to ‘cleanse’ a new area you go into, but equally this technique works if you are wanting to cleanse an existing area that has become tainted with a negative energy. For me cleansing is as much…

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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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