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The Carpenter Here is today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil “An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his […]Read more
The Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn “Over the years I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept – the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a […]Read more
Here is today’s story from my never-ending note book and everlasting coloured pencil ! Comfort Zones Two seeds lay in a shallow depression in the field where the farmer had thrown them. As the autumn days passed, birds searching for worms, and the wintry wind, loosened the […]Read more
Integrity: The triple filter test Here’s your Wednesday story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil! The Philosopher had just spent another hard day at the university asking lots of pertinent and challenging questions. On the way to his favourite cafe for dinner, he was greeted […]Read more
Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Seahorse Once upon a time, there was a young seahorse called Sidney. He was a lovely friendly and clever seahorse, who was very good at being a seahorse, but the problem was he was […]Read more
Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Knowing Where to Tap At the end of the 19th century a wealthy mill owner was sick with worry as his steam boiler lay broken and his workers were standing idle. Time was money […]Read more
Every Wednesday I post an inspiring, thought provoking story for you to reflect on. I have been posting them for many years and today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil is called the 99 Club The 99 Club “Once upon a time, there lived a […]Read more
I love stories! My Dad used to be a brilliant storyteller making up endless stories for me to fall happily asleep to last thing at night. He also used to tell my children “true lies” as he had run out of true stories about growing up […]Read more
Metaphors and stories have been used for centuries as a method of healing, learning and guidance for parents and children alike. Here is my Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil Why Taking a New Baby Home Is Like Learning To Drive. “Taking […]Read more
“Response-ability” The magic of metaphor from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil. “Response-ability” is a strange sort of word because it shows us that we all have a choice in the way we respond to the different situations and circumstances we find ourselves in. In most […]Read more
Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Why People Like Clowns “Why do people like me?” asks the clown. “It is because I make people laugh?” “They enjoy laughing certainly,” says his friend. “Or is it my colourful clothes, large shoes […]Read more
Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude! ~ Ralph Marston A gentleman once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar […]Read more
Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Falling over Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil from Dave Mason from Hypknowsis “When I was a student, I went out one winter’s afternoon and I found that […]Read more
Here’s my weekly story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Piano A mum wanted to encourage her young daughter’s interest in the piano so decided to take her to a local concert featuring an excellent and famous pianist. In the entrance foyer the […]Read more
Here is my Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Shoes You may have heard this very old story illustrating the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking before. “Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa […]Read more