You know nothing, absolutely nothing… Until you travel

I once met a man when I was 14. He was drunk on homemade spirits at a clandestine rooftop get together in a country where alcohol is and was illegal. Everyone else was chatting away and he was sitting close to the edge by himself enjoying the night enshrouded city view before us. He was quiet for the longest time and I stood nearby half in fear … Continue reading You know nothing, absolutely nothing… Until you travel

What is sunshine without a storm?

Have you ever wondered what makes rainbows so magical or why it feels so good to come out of the house on a cold winters day and to feel the sunshine touch your face? Would we truly appreciate that feeling of the sun on our faces if it weren’t so bitterly cold? If we didn’t experience the cold would we still appreciate the sun? I … Continue reading What is sunshine without a storm?

The Lesson from the Donkey

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.  The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.  They all grabbed … Continue reading The Lesson from the Donkey

A Thought: The Interview

Reporter: Sir, what is the secret of your success? Bank President: Two words. Reporter: And, sir,what are they? Bank President: Right decisions. Reporter: And how do you make right decisions? Bank President: One word. Reporter: And, sir, what is that? Bank President: Experience. Reporter: And how do you get Experience? Bank President: Two words. Reporter: And, sir, what are they? Bank President: Wrong decisions. Continue reading A Thought: The Interview

Mandela: Obama is inspiring

I decided to post a copy of the news report for everyone to read because it is in effect what I believe to be true. I know I said no politics, I broke that rule in part yesterday… but come on … this is BIG Go have a read at AngryAfrican’s Is Obama the American Mandela? … revisited he was more right than he’ll ever … Continue reading Mandela: Obama is inspiring

The Daffodil Principle

*received this in an email and thought it in the “wows” category, so I share it with you.  Perhaps it will mean as much to you as it did to me… Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you  must come to see the daffodils before they are over.”  I wanted to go, but  it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake … Continue reading The Daffodil Principle

Friday Funny: Maritime Facts

  A number of primary schools were doing a project on “The Sea.” Kids were asked to draw pictures or write about their experiences. Teachers got together to compare the results and put together some of the ‘better’ ones. 1. This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly age 6) 2. Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can … Continue reading Friday Funny: Maritime Facts

Words of Wisdom by the Dalai Lama

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose don’t lose the lesson Follow the three R’s: …Respect for yourself …Respect for others, and …Responsibility for all your actions Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly Don’t let a little dispute … Continue reading Words of Wisdom by the Dalai Lama

Thought of the day on friendship and love..

Remember you are never alone.  There are always going to be those people who love you… just because of you.  Don’t take to heart those who don’t understand who you really are, or those who seek to dampen your spirit.  Feel the embrace and love of your friends.  Keep your focus.  One step at a time.  You are loved.  Many here call you friend…. Continue reading Thought of the day on friendship and love..