Category Archives: Life’s lessons

I doesn’t matter

Some years ago the Readers Digest reported the case of Angie and David whose house burned down. Angie’s first act was to hunt through the blackened ruins searching for any photo albums that had survived. She managed to find some … Continue reading

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The real tragedy of life

Someone once said: ‘The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.’ Some of us live in the past, remembering previous times in life and wishing we had them … Continue reading

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Strange ways to die

Among history’s strangest deaths was Hans Steininger, who was famous for having the world’s longest beard. He trod on it, fell, and broke his neck! Then there was King Frederick of Sweden who died after eating fourteen servings of his … Continue reading

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If it feels good…?

Aleister Crowley was an artist, novelist, and occultist who founded a new religion he called Thelema. He saw himself as a prophet who would guide humanity into an age of self-realization. Even the Beatles were numbered amongst his fans. The … Continue reading

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‘Welcome back, stupid!’

I heard about an over-confident off-road driving enthusiast, who came across a sign that read: ‘Road Closed. Do Not Enter.’ But he simply drove round it, thinking it would save time. However, after a few miles of successfully negotiating the … Continue reading

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The author will make things clear

Author Marshall Shelley, who suffered the deaths of two of his children, wrote: ‘Even as I child, I loved to read, and I quickly learned that I would most likely be confused during the opening chapters of a novel. New … Continue reading

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Missing what our hearts want most.

Tennessee Williams wrote a story about a shy young man who inherited a bookstore and married his sweetheart. But she wanted more. She had a fine singing voice and left him to follow a career on the stage. At their … Continue reading

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One should never complain about something that tells us the truth

I heard about a man who lived on Long Island, who achieved a lifelong ambition by purchasing a very fine barometer. But he was extremely disappointed to find that the needle seemed to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked … Continue reading

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Don’t dance so fast,

There’s a bit of homespun wisdom that says: ‘Do you run through each day on the fly, when you ask, how are you? do you hear the reply? When the day is done do you lie in your bed, with … Continue reading

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Dust if you must

Rose Milligan, in a thought provoking piece of wisdom about making the most of life, wrote these words: ‘Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture, or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant … Continue reading

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