Walking…

Here’s another of life’s lessons: Walking to church with F yesterday we stopped by P’s store to do some copying. One of his nephews was holding the fort and he got chatting to F in a friendly way as I copied away. Walking back out into the rain, we carried on a little further, until we came to a mother and her two young boys. She was looking stressed and… Read More »Walking…

Focus

Remember Usain Bolt in Beijing? “So I went out there and gave it my all, and left everything on that track.” So said Usain Bolt yesterday after his victory in the 200m sprint in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Once again, I’ve been impressed by the utter commitment the Olympians have shown… Particularly the GB Cycling team whose collective focus on their goal of winning Gold medals has resulted in… Read More »Focus

Thank you!

Here’s another reflection from Summer 2008 – the message is still relevant… ‘Thank you’. Such a small word, yet how irritating when it’s not forthcoming. Especially when you’ve put yourself out for someone. I seem to spend my days reminding F to say ‘thank you’, in the hope that one day he’ll get it. Sometimes he volunteers it without prompting, and it gives a warm feeling I can tell you.… Read More »Thank you!

Courage…

I posted this story back in 2008 after a memorable journey… A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days working in Los Angeles. It was my first time there, and I was struck by the number of cars, the size of their freeways, and the utter lack of public transport. I’d been in a suburb with a well known humanitarian organisation, and had to head downtown (into the… Read More »Courage…

Welcome to my world

Friends, welcome to my world. I’ve been challenged and inspired by many blogs, yet I remained on the sidelines when it came to joining the fray. Not that I consider myself technologically retarded – it’s just that time pressures make participating a challenge. But now it’s time to ‘roll up my sleeves’ and get ‘with it’. I’ll post a few thoughts from the archives to be going on with, and… Read More »Welcome to my world