31 JANUARY 2023 — TRUST TRUST TRUST

In whom do we trust? Who can we trust? The most obvious answer to that question is OUR SELF. Hopefully, however, we have many people in our lives whom we can trust to be on the side of our best interests as we…

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20 January 2023 — LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT SO MAKE IT GOOD!

So how do we make our lives Good? Not, I fear by indulging ourselves but simply by loving ourselves WARTS and ALL, through acceptance and patience. And when we are able to love our ‘selves’ we are the able to love others.

ACCEPTANCE and PATIENCE I would suggest are two VERY IMPORTANT FACTORS in our ability to love ourselves and others. Two very important factors also in making our lives GOOD and removing the need to judge and criticise ourselves and others.

Ponder Points: my thoughts on reading this were…my feelings on reading this are….

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19 January 2023 — WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH THE TOUGH GET GOING!

Well, as usual we have two choices — either to give up, shrug our shoulders and feel sorry for ourselves OR to brace our shoulders and move forward

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH — THE TOUGH GET GOING. A saying not always easy to carry through but one which brings GREAT REWARDS OUR WAY — SUCCESS rather than FAILURE!

Ponder Points: …on reading this my thoughts were …my feelings were

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26 December 2022 — ENJOYING CHRISTMAS TIME

Are we? Did some of us have expectations which weren’t realised? Have some of us received bad news? — it can happen around Christmas time. Are others of us simply using ‘Christmas Time’ as an excuse to indulge ourselves in order to escape reality? And for many of us there is sadness around this time because of the people who are no longer here to celebrate it with us.

Hopefully, most of us are enjoying Christmas, meeting up with friends and family able to forget our worries and troubles in the joy of being with the people we love.

It is good, however, to bear in mind that joy and sadness often go hand in hand and to brace ourselves for whatever feelings come to the surface

PONDER POINTS: on reading this I felt ….my thoughts on reading this are…

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22 DECEMBER 2022 — PATIENCE

How very thankful I am that I wasn’t christened Patience. Patience is a quality I very much lack. I’m afraid I am one of the ‘want everything yesterday’ kind of people.

Patience is a quality I keep hoping to acquire. How tranquil life must be when one is endowed with the patience to wait for something to happen.

‘PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE’ originates from the poem called Piers Ploughman created in 1360–1387 by William Meiland a time long before our modern technology virtually allowed us to have everything yesterday.

Ponder Points: on reading this I felt …. my thoughts reading this were …I consider myself to be patient because ….I am impatient when …

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Barbara Thorne: The Point of Power is Now

My writing is based on the understanding that ‘we’, (each of us individually) create our own reality through our feelings, thoughts and actions.