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The Small, Same, Boring, Unrewarding Things are What Matter Most

Filed in Relationship by on May 26, 2017 0 Comments
The Small, Same, Boring, Unrewarding Things are What Matter Most

When I stand back and soak up the sight of a well proportioned and attractive garden, I do not think of things like soil health, weeding, pruning or plant selection. I actually think very little and instead allow the beauty to envelope me. It is the same when I look at a couple who are clearly in love and have been together for a very long time. My dear friend’s parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and when I think of them, I give no thought to the difficulties they must have faced, the arguments they had or the problems endured. I see the love and most importantly the respect they share. There is absolutely no doubt they faced many difficulties if they are still together after so long just as there is no doubt how much thankless work goes into creating a beautiful garden.

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Selfish or Selfless. Are They Different or the Same?

Filed in conduit, Practicality, selfless by on May 19, 2017 1 Comment
Selfish or Selfless. Are They Different or the Same?

This may all seem quite pedantic, the splitting of hairs, but maybe such confusion can explain why we believe we do live relatively selfless lives, yet the world continues to sink into despair around us. The human race would not be suffering as it is if most of us were selfless.

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Arhh the Humble Veggie Patch.

Filed in love, Relationship by on May 12, 2017 1 Comment
Arhh the Humble Veggie Patch.

On occasion I have found myself just staring at my partner and revelling in the feeling of love I have for her. I sometimes make a promise to myself to do something small but very nice for her, but time passes and I justify that my attempting to just be a decent, caring human being in her presence is enough. Many times it is and my flash of desire to create a moment where she feels special again slips away.

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Walk with Me in My Garden – Growing Love

Filed in love by on April 27, 2017 0 Comments
Walk with Me in My Garden – Growing Love

I started to write what I thought was going to be a nice short piece, but it has grown into something much longer. Editing it down killed the content so I have decided to break it into three, hopefully, easily digestible parts. I embarked on this piece with an outcome in mind but as I delved it became apparent that my original intention was a bit off target. I sought to separate the love we have primarily in a spousal type relationship from all other types. I soon found myself putting together words that sort of contradicted my intention. At the very least they directed my away from my intended outcome. I also wished to separate all relationship type love from the universal form I have written much about, but again that was thwarted as I continued writing. Instead of deleting and changing it all, I have decided to leave that literary journey intact. This may be a risk, as it can reveal me as illogical, confused and possible less intelligent that I thought I was. But I have had fun using these words to open my mind to many things, some I had seen before and some I hadn’t.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Filed in charity, Ego, Life, Relationship by on April 5, 2017 1 Comment
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

I have been mulling over the possible link between depression and losing the respect of those around us. I think there is more to this than just a loss of self-esteem, which must surely follow once all respect has waned.

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Are We Alone Here? Yes! Sorry ET.

Filed in fun, interstellar, Life by on March 22, 2017 0 Comments
Are We Alone Here? Yes! Sorry ET.

If ET arrives tomorrow I never wrote this.

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Thank You – Make it an Action Not a Phrase

Filed in Life by on February 22, 2017 0 Comments
Thank You – Make it an Action Not a Phrase

Thanks comes in many different shapes and sizes, and can be concealed within other actions or words such that they become unrecognisable to many because of the way we have been taught. Despite one of my love languages being words of affirmation, I don’t like getting thanked. I can’t really explain why but the explanation may […]

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Another Way to live – The Book is Finished

Filed in Current Project by on February 15, 2017 1 Comment
Another Way to live – The Book is Finished

Finally, Another Way to Live, has been uploaded to Smashwords, an awesome website for independent writers. The official release date is Feb 22 and you have a look at it and sample it here. Despite what seemed like endless scrutiny of the book, I welcome anyone who finds an editorial error, grammar mistake or anything else […]

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Allow the Truth to Shine

Filed in Life, Thought by on February 1, 2017 1 Comment
Allow the Truth to Shine

I have been involved with or been a bystander to a number of disturbing events these past couple of years. Some are the result of family, some are not. In each case what seemed to be evident was that people have a distorted view of truth. In some cases people lie, in others, they deluded […]

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No more excuses

Filed in Choice, Life by on January 25, 2017 0 Comments
No more excuses

This is where I find myself. I have ideas for stories, screenplays, articles, books – both non-fiction and fiction and they sit waiting for me to execute Plan A. I want to write. I executed Plan A to get these thoughts down in a coherent manner for this post, in a surprisingly short amount of time. I executed Plan Z the past few weeks when I couldn’t get a post written. Go figure!

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