Monthly Archives: May 2015

Look up

If you put a buzzard in a small pen it will never fly out, even if the pen is open at the top. The reason is that buzzards always take off after running about three metres. Without space to run, … Continue reading

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Eyes that do not see, ears that do not hear

A few years ago the Washington Post arranged for Joshua Bell, a world renowned musician, but dressed in jeans, T shirt and a baseball cap, to play a Stradivarius violin worth more than three million dollars outside the subway. Hundreds … Continue reading

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Dead souls

Albert Einstein, who lived his life in the pursuit of scientific discovery, used to say: ‘He who can no longer pause to wonder, is as good as dead.’ Madeleine L’Engle, referring to this, said: ‘I share Einstein’s affirmation that anyone … Continue reading

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Blessings that become burdens

There are many things in life that are supposed to bring happiness but actually become burdensome: like the proverbial mother of the bride, who takes what was supposed to be the most wonderful day of her daughter’s life and turns … Continue reading

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It helps when you carry someone with you

There’s a story about a tribe of Red Indians who lived alongside a dangerous river and got attacked by a hostile group of settlers. They found themselves outnumbered and with their backs against the river. Their only chance for escape … Continue reading

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Not a bad deal after all!

Economists tell us that it now costs middle income families nearly half a million dollars to raise a child. To ease the pain it’s worth thinking about what you actually get for it. You get a hand to hold, usually … Continue reading

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Give yourself margin

Dr Richard Swenson, in his book Margin, says that the answer to the problem of overload in life is to give yourself margin. Overload is being thirty minutes late to the doctor’s office because you were twenty minutes late getting … Continue reading

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