Category Archives: Seeing the possibilities

The Power of One

Do you know that one vote made Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector and gave him control of England. One vote caused Charles the First to be executed. One vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic. One vote also made … Continue reading

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‘Some people look at the way the world is and say, why?’

When I was young I shared with most young people of my generation a great admiration for John F Kennedy. We were idealistic and thrilled to his inaugural speech: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you; ask rather … Continue reading

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Never discount people you think can’t do anything for you.

An elderly couple once went to see the President of Harvard College, who begrudgingly gave them a few minutes of his time. They told him they wanted to erect a memorial to their son. He told them that Harvard didn’t … Continue reading

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Missing the things we want most, even when we already have them

Russell H Conwell, in his famous lecture entitled Acres of Diamonds, tells the story of a Pennsylvania farmer who became obsessed with oil exploration, then sold his farm and went off to Canada to prospect for it. However, the man … Continue reading

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Telescopes to God

Hans Lippershey was a Dutch spectacle maker who in sixteen hundred created the first telescope. One day two children came into his shop and were playing with some of the lenses scattered around. They put two together and found they … Continue reading

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Sitting on a gold mine

A few years ago builders, while renovating a landmark hotel in Georgia, discovered the entrance to a shaft under the concrete floor in the main dining room. To their amazement they found the shaft led to the entrance of a … Continue reading

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The way God would paint our portrait

There’s a story of a homeless man sitting across the street from an artist’s studio. The artist saw him and thought he’d make an interesting portrait. So from a distance he painted this man – but not with downcast eyes … Continue reading

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