When you’re asking yourself if you’re making a difference, remember that the tip of the iceberg is all you see

Never measure the fruit of your labours or the impact of your life only by what you see. Because what you see is only the tip of the iceberg.

No regrets: it’s time to do what you’ve been dreaming about.

If you had one day left to live, what would you say, what would you do, and what would you give?

Clinging on for dear life

‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1) I looked out my kitchen window yesterday and noticed an apple or two still on my tree. It looked like they were just clinging on for dear life, just hanging on by a single twig. Anyone else feel aContinue reading “Clinging on for dear life”

Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place

I did a ridiculous thing today. Just when I think I can’t get any more daft, I reach another level. I’ve concluded that sometimes my head is so far ‘in my head’ that my environmental senses don’t work properly. Bill asked me to post a really important piece of correspondence this morning. He drove meContinue reading “Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place”

How to get through a pandemic: Just do the next right thing

How can we get through the uncertainty of the next few months?
… Start by doing something, when you feel you can do nothing
… Do what’s in front of you, rather than worrying about what’s ahead of you
… Do the right thing, and the next right thing will happen.

Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t know who first said this, but I can’t understand why it became so popular. Because it’s quite simply wrong. I would re-render it as: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but there’s nothing like words to bring you down.’Continue reading “Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism”

Life is not a board game: Don’t ask me what’s next, ask me what’s now!

To the mum whose little ones aren’t speaking in sentences by the time they are six months…
To the teens who go through puberty later…

To the 18-year-old who didn’t get the results you wanted…

To the university graduate who didn’t get your dream job…

To the young adults whose friends are all getting married…

To the couples who haven’t got engaged yet…

To the marrieds who don’t want to/can’t have children right now …

Life is not a board game. Please don’t panic!

Back to school 2020/2021: burst bubbles and brave steps.

When all this is over, you will tell your children how brave you have been…