“For what we are about to eat may the Lord make us truly grateful”. That was our pre-meal prayer when I was at school. I remember it not so much because of the gratitude I felt, but because we said it a lot and most of us raced through the little prayer, eager to
We all get sad but we don’t have to stay there. Here are some tips to drag yourself out of the doldrums. It was one of those days. The sweetest little white possum was being pegged as being our first climate change extinction. This headline was closely followed by the news that Russia was
What if learning just four lessons could help you succeed at life? With so many important things to teach our children, how do we choose what matters most? We are constantly bombarded with information and advice about what we need to know about life success. It makes a complicated and, sometimes, contradictory, mix. Wouldn’t
Have you ever dreamt of having the power to save people, animals, plant life, – the world? Have you thought about what you would do if you had the powers of Superman or Wonder Woman? Well, we might not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but we all have superpowers.
Did you hear about the ant that moved the rubber tree plant? He did it because he had high hopes. The song High Hopes, sung by Frank Sinatra, was one of my childhood favourites. Just as the ant did the seemingly impossible, so can we when we operate with a mind full of
I was walking the other day and saw the most beautiful flowers on a plant I didn’t recognise. So, I pulled my smartphone out, snapped a picture of the plant and used an app that identifies flora for you. I love that app. Apps give us access to a whole new world of
What do Marilyn Monroe, Thomas Edison, JK Rowling, Walt Disney, Jennifer Brickner and Steven King have in common? They didn’t use the word ‘can’t’ – possibly the most dangerous word in the English language. How can a little four letter word be so dangerous, you might ask.
Ever told yourself you’ll be happy when ……? You’re not alone. Most of us have felt that way at some stage. Why wait? We can all choose happiness right now, regardless of what is going on around us. That may sound flippant if you’re feeling depressed right now, but these happiness hacks are
I love you. It’s true. Though I may not have met you or connected with you, in a universal sense, I love you. I love you because you are part of the intricate web that makes up the Universe. Just thinking and writing those words makes me smile. I feel a sense of
Do you love to go the extra mile for people? I do. It’s a matter of pride for me. However, when you do it consistently and it regularly goes unnoticed, you can find yourself running out of steam. There is a fine line between going the extra mile and being taken for a ride.