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Acknowledgement

Taking responsibility means saying thank you as well as saying sorry.  Both acknowledge another and yourself.  Both are important and can be easy or hard to say.  But they must be said, others want to hear them. Advertisements

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Literary devices

An author on the weekend talked about refining their story by dog-walking and other literary devices.  Jasper Fforde plays around with literary devices too – to drive the plot but also as part of the plot.  In his stories you … Continue reading

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Being first, being in the middle.

It is nice to be the first to do something – be novel, unique, a leader. But there is comfort in knowing that millions had done in the past what you are doing now, and there will be millions more. … Continue reading

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Going places, stepping up

The other day someone marked some recent achievements by saying: “This is great!   You are finally going somewhere in the world! This is really a step up!”.  I thanked them for their compliment and kinds words, but I was surprised to … Continue reading

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The underestimation of a friend

I recently caught up with some dear friends, at the same time introducing them to M. I was a bit worried as my friends have a different view of relationships and marriage to me – I didn’t want to offend … Continue reading

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If I offered you a smile would you take it?

The actor offered the photographers what he hoped was a winning smile, while one of the more competitive photographers offered his colleague a mean smile. Back at the office the journalist offered a smile that she hoped would reinforce to … Continue reading

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Finding that thing

Two wise men told me to find the thing that blows your hair back.  What a description!  To look for the thought that races past you and leaves you breathless.  To search for the question that fascinates you like a … Continue reading

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