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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
“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
In keeping with this week’s theme on romance and relationships, here’s today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil. The pioneering biologist Bruce Lipton found that the cells in your body are always in one or two modes: protection or growth. Basically, in fear–mode […]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
Here’s my weekly story from my never ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil to ponder this week. The Nails in the Fence Here is a wonderful story from my never-ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil that I taught the children in my Year 4 class many […]Read more
I always enjoy receiving my regular email from Karen Salmansohn, a best selling author with over 1 million books sold – who is known for creating a new breed of books – “self help for people who would never be caught dead reading self help.” I enjoy […]Read more
Maybe it’s time to make some small changes this week that, over time, become big changes for the better and will create a brighter more fulfilling future …….. Today’s Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil comes from the fascinating HYPKNOWSIS website and is continuing […]Read more
Sailors Being a successful, relaxed and confident parent is not about controlling your environment, controlling your kids, controlling your partner or even about controlling your life, but instead, it’s about being able to respond to it with extreme flexibility. A captain of a ship can’t control […]Read more
Here’s today’s story from my never ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. The Stubborn Computers Two computers are sitting on a desk in a brightly lit sitting room surrounded by the noise of a typical family and they won’t, can’t and refuse to talk to each […]Read more
Today’s Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and my ever lasting coloured pencil, is a true story by Kent Nerburn. The Last Cab Ride “Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One time I arrived in the middle of the night for a […]Read more
CHANGE Here is a true story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil taken from Chip and Dan Heath the authors of Made to Stick and the soon-to-be-released book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. “A troubled teenager named Bobby was sent to […]Read more
The Giraffe Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil about teamwork and the “we” mentality. There was once a giraffe who was taller than his brothers and sisters – he was the tallest giraffe that anyone had ever seen. The pity […]Read more
The Echo Here is today’s story from my never ending note book and everlasting pencil. A man and his fine young son were walking in the forest. Suddenly the young boy trips and feels a very sharp pain and he screams out, “Ahhhhh.” Surprised, he hears a voice […]Read more
Here’s another weekly story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. If you have a story please send it into me so I can pass it on 🙂 A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old […]Read more
The Nail in the Fence Here is a wonderful story from my never-ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil that I taught the children in my Year 4 class many years ago. There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a […]Read more