The search for joy can be hard

I caught my wife studying hard last week. She was caught up in the world of concentration seeking information and studying to apply it to heart and mind. So I captured the moment. Why? Because I wanted to remind myself that chasing dreams, or joy, or goals always involves hard work. Wishful thinking does notContinue reading “The search for joy can be hard”

Choosing to live life to the full

Live life to the full. I love this phrase – it is jam-packed full of wisdom and joy and possibilities. Life is meant to be lived, not loathed. The choices we make everyday determine whether we will enjoy life, or endure it. How are you choosing to live your life today? There are so manyContinue reading “Choosing to live life to the full”

More love please

“We all wanna be loved; we all want just a little respect”. So wrote the band called DC Talk I believe the love is the most powerful force in the entire universe. It is the life flow of anything worthwhile. It is the bloodstream of every relationship, and when love is not passing between twoContinue reading “More love please”

A little reminder to keep remembering what’s important today (and every day)

Have you ever forgotten something so important that it messes with your head when you cannot remember it? I hate when that happens. There are certain things we need to remember, like our partner’s birthday, facts for an exam, or remembering to go to the toilet on a regular basis. There are other things it’sContinue reading “A little reminder to keep remembering what’s important today (and every day)”

Everyone has to matter or no one does

I was watching the drama Gotham recently when I was struck by the quote in my title. In the episode Detective Gordon is making the point that in society everyone needs to matter – including the homeless, the runaways and the (so-called) undesirables. Gordon is the one person who believes Gotham can be better –Continue reading “Everyone has to matter or no one does”

The strength you have is not in your strength alone

The strength you have is not in your strength alone. There are many people out there with great strength, and yet their strength is not seen or known or used. I am one of them – you might be too. I believe we all have latent strength within us: strength that lies dormant and awaitsContinue reading “The strength you have is not in your strength alone”

Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up

The words we say and use are vitally important because they will either build ourselves and others up, or break them down; they can wound a friend or make them feel wonderful. Words can transform a person’s emotions, wellbeing and thought patterns for better or for worse. What words would you use to describe yourself?Continue reading “Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up”

One step gets you closer to your goals

Not every aspect of life is happy or easy. What should we do when the journey is tough? We Keep on stepping forward one step at a time Giving up and giving in is easy: it’s the path of least resistance, but it does not build resilience. It’s one way to end the struggle, butContinue reading “One step gets you closer to your goals”

Life isn’t the Insta-life you’re looking for

Life is made of ups and downs. We walk through each of them with our head held high to the best of our ability. Do not fear hard days or get caught up in the ‘this always (and only) happens to me’ – everyone faces hard times. That’s hard to believe when scrolling through socialContinue reading “Life isn’t the Insta-life you’re looking for”