You have to push… – young Japanese woman encouraging my friend’s daughter to stretch herself. Simple yet powerful words…words of encouragement…wise words that remind us that only when we put effort in, do we really begin to get the results we want in our lives. “You have to push…” My friend repeats these words oftenContinue reading “The Importance of Going Beyond What We Think We’re Capable Of”
Life is short. And uncertain. It is like a drop of water skittering around on a lotus leaf. You never know when it will drop off the edge and disappear. So each day is far too precious to waste. And each day that you are not radiantly alive and brimming with cheer is a day wasted.
I will be like a raindrop that washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth…small attempts repeated will complete any undertaking – Og Mandino That’s the power of persistence. Hacking away at the tree with an axe until it falls. Doing a little bit every day. Taking oneContinue reading “When you are DOING… it’s hard to be Doubting”
I love the French language. The guttural Rs…the way one word seems to join another in a sentence…except in certain cases…pure music. To learn French back when I was in secondary school – our teacher always started the lesson by asking us to “écouter et répéter…” – listen and repeat. In Og Mandino’s ‘The GreatestContinue reading “écouter et répéter”
I have always tried to follow my intuition. Today is difficult because I’m being asked to put myself ‘out there’ – to expose myself to John and Jane public. In a recent interview – Natalie Cole talks about her life and why God puts her in certain situations that are incomprehensible to her. Like theContinue reading “What is the Value of a Second Effort?”