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Family

17 Aug

The following poem was forwarded by my mother no less and I thought it appropriate to share as I think the message rings true for most of us.

 

F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,

‘Oh excuse me please’ was my reply.

He said, ‘Please excuse me too;

I wasn’t watching for you.’

We were very polite, this stranger and I.

We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,

How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,

My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.

‘Move out of the way,’ I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heartbroken.

I didn’t realize how harshly I’d spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,

God’s still small voice Continue reading

Quote of the Week – Sow Bountifully

4 Jun

 

I came across this quote today by the poet and novelist, Robert Louis Stevenson. We can see why he had such a prolific talent with words. His writing was an inspiration for Nobel laureates like Hemingway and Kipling.

But what can we gather from this vitalising quote? Continue reading

Know Not Me

28 May

You brought me forth into this world

With pain and joy which mingled

Like blood and water eventually the cord

Was cut, now separated and singled

You raised and fed and taught me all

The lessons that life had shown thee

Behind the flesh my spirit withdraw

It’s clear you know not me Continue reading

The First Step…

20 May

He tried to hold it down
But they forced his hand
He tried to bide his time
But that didn’t suit their plans
“You’ve so much to say; so much to give young man!”
This he knows but this young man
Didn’t think it was time to expose what he knows he can
Truth is – he is bound
Bound by the fear that they don’t really want to hear
What goes on his inner interior?
Continue reading

The Art of Reading

29 Apr

Reading is not an activity reserved simply for the literary connoisseurs amongst us. As students and children most of were exposed to the likes of CS Lewis, Kipling or even Shakespeare. I remember reading the ‘Famous Five’ stories by Enid Blyton when I was young and how exciting those adventures were. 

In today’s age of internet, video games and cable television, reading seems to have lost its appeal. Tastes are changing along with the times. We are living in an Attention Age, with its influx of social media and an abundance of information. Maybe that has something to do with it. 

I came across a dismal statistic recently which stated that over 34% of people in the UK claim not to have read a single book in the previous year. Isn’t it time we change this statistic? Continue reading

‘Let your light shine’

13 Apr

One of the driving forces behind the conception of this blog was a thirst to make a positive contribution in our society.

It’s been said before that it’s not who we are but what we do that defines us. Each of us has the means to make a real change today. By cultivating our talents, we help make ripples of difference in the lives of others.

To better the world we live in, we must first better ourselves. If we are to reach the promise of our potential, we must move away from our fears and inhibitions. To grow, sometimes we must leave our safety zone, our nest of comfort. To fly, we must spread our wings and soar to new heights with faith and courage.

So let us walk this journey together, to inspire, rekindle and inflame anew the light of those around us. The lamp we light for others will also brighten our own path.

I’d like to share a clip from the film ‘Coach Carter’. It echoes a powerful sentiment, that is – we’re all meant to shine! Continue reading