Two thieves

Do you live life with regret? Do you find regrets prevent you from making the best decisions tomorrow? The creeping voice in your head, regrets about yesterday’s decisions that hurt your tomorrow. You can use those foibles as fuel, pushing you to action. “I wish I’d done better in that project” “I should have saidContinue reading “Two thieves”

Learning from a walk

I have been walking more recently, walking to think, walking to get healthier, just walking anywhere with whoever will walk with me. I read once in a wonderful book by Sidney Poitier a quote that has always stuck with me; There is something that happens when you walk somewhere with with someone, its unspoken butContinue reading “Learning from a walk”

Fish and chips by the sea while reading books about the sea

Some weekends the pleasure of being alive is just within reach and the warmness of the moment is understandable also. It’s a gift to be alive. And each moment, each breathe we take is literally the chance of a lifetime.

No crabby pants allowed only happy clams

As I write this post the bank holiday weekend still has half of Monday left but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it has been one of my best long weekends for ages. I am at peace with ‘the me’ down at the beach. Whether it be short walks on theContinue reading “No crabby pants allowed only happy clams”

No man is an island

Learning of friends losing loved ones and relatives always leaves me a little sad, even if they were not direct friends it effects us all. More than ever this poem by John Donne says how I feel right now. (excuse the use of noun ‘Man’ it was written in 1624) ((Spot the Hemingway title… ))Continue reading “No man is an island”

No instruction manual for being a parent

One of my favourite things to read on my company’s intranet are the new parent posts. The captured moment of a beautiful new baby with the smiling parents, looking overjoyed and a little bit worried at the enormity of the responsibility they have now. They remind me when my children were born, feeling just theContinue reading “No instruction manual for being a parent”

I never miss four

This is Jonny Wilkinson one of the greatest fly half’s in the history of world Rugby. He is retired now but a great proponent of my theory of the ‘hardest worker in the room’ He worked tirelessly to perfect his skills. Too small, too slow, too weak. Yet he became a legend. A quick story:Continue reading “I never miss four”

Perspective

Not sure why I remember this today but it just came back to me this morning. I remember travelling to Scotland years ago, we went right up to the Northern most tip of our beautiful island. I had driven for over a day, got a boat /ferry to get to Lochinver, Sutherland in western Scotland.Continue reading “Perspective”

Learning from rain

After weeks of sun and dry weather it finally rained in the UK last night. It was in this rainstorm I learned a profound lesson which I will apply to all things from now on. The rain was welcome relief for people, animals and fauna alike. Anyway, the rain was not light last night butContinue reading “Learning from rain”