A police officer in Sichuan, China helped an elderly man to cross the road. I commend him for his creativity, problem-solving and his decision-making. And also for his very simple act of human kindness. Rather wonderful, isn’t it?
Sandra Boynton’s wonderful illustrations undoubtedly convey a message that’s meaningful for so many of us. Living through stress, juggling responsibilities and commitments, feeling the responsibility of caring for others, thinking perhaps that whatever you’re going through right now will never pass … we’ve all been there, haven’t we? Ms Boynton’s imagery is wonderfully insightful –… Read More Don’t . . .
“I think there’s something you should know I think it’s time I stopped the show There’s something deep inside of me There’s someone I forgot to be” George Michael (1990) So, most of the time, and at a level you’re happy with, are you operating at your most authentic best?
I heard a politician talking about an aspect of Brexit. To be honest, I switched off just a tad … much as I love my early morning fix of political debate, I’m feeling a little phased at the moment by the complication of the UK’s European negotiations. And I did have to concentrate on the… Read More The place you were before?
Conceptual artist Gillian Wearing stood in a busy area of South London and stopped passers-by, asking them to write down what was on their mind. She then photographed them holding their statement, and called the collection she created, “Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else… Read More Say it . . .
“One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it you have no certainty, until you try.” Sophocles, Trachiniae, 415 BC
I read an article the other day about self-confidence. I was really taken with a notion the author put forward which suggested that sometimes the excuses we make are more about us than the people we’re imagining are causing us problems. It reminded me that we can very rarely be responsible for changing someone else… Read More Move along there . . .
As someone who is forever grateful for the opportunities of a lifetime that her school gave her, I felt really sad to read the story of someone whose school experience was not as positive. At the age of only 5, Sean Macnamara was streamed at school, and in effect written off. He suggests that where… Read More Take a seat . . .
“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.” Kahlil Gibran
I overheard a bus driver on a special route transporting students between campuses and exam venues, ask, “why would you take a taxi when there’s a free bus? And she had a point. It’s good to feel you’re getting a bargain, and students can often do with keeping some money in their pocket. But what… Read More The right thing . . .