Where’s Life’s Value?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Where’s Life’s Value?

I’ve been trying to get my head around the obsession with winning money we have in this country (and world-wide, I imagine). I remember recently commenting, “I’m glad I didn’t win it.” on someone’s Facebook post about their envy at someone else winning £165m on the Euro Millions: a comment they just couldn’t fathom. In […]

Saying Thank You

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Saying Thank You

As I grow older, I feel gratitude is one of the main routes to happiness. No matter where we are in our life, there are always others who are worse off than ourselves. I understand everything is relative and that we all have times when we feel down, but in the great scheme of things, […]

Life’s Full Circle

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Life’s Full Circle

I’ve found myself reflecting on both ends of life’s full circle this month. On one side I’ve been reminded of the preciousness of life. Two dogs that I hold dear in my life passed away this month (thankfully not my own) and my dear friend, Bill, would have been 97 this month, too. I used […]

Focussing on Good

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Focussing on Good

After the press reports in Woolwich this month, I started to wonder if sending an email out about my quiet life in a idyllic Cornish village, so far removed from that world, wasn’t just being glib; making small of some horrendous act from a fool on an misguided religious fervour. Surely there was something I […]

Keeping Promises

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Keeping Promises

After sending out last month’s newsletter 24 hours early – under the misapprehension there was only 30 days in March! – I got to thinking why I scold myself so much for not getting stuff like this exactly right. I tend to be a stickler for keeping my promises to myself and so chastise myself […]

Frustrated by Failure?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Frustrated by Failure?

When I was younger I became frustrated by ‘failure’ and all the effort that went into something that seemingly crashed somewhere down the road. It’s only over the last few years or so, though, that I’ve realised nothing is wasted… especially the experiences gleaned from those ‘failures’. In my past I’ve funded my life a […]