Lying here dead after a crazy Shaun T workout

Lying here dead after a crazy Shaun T workout… got me thinking…
So many people give up on the things they want most in life, for little enjoyments they want in the moment. They simply can’t see past Friday night. The weekend…
They dream big, but fail to sacrifice big.
They complain big, but don’t take action big.
If you want something in life. You have to be willing to work hard for it. Success is no accident. It’s hard work. Big sacrifice. Never give up attitude. Studying. Learning..
But most importantly? Loving yourself enough to realize you are worth it!
I pray you live a life you can be proud of!

This is just s shame

This is just s shame! Absolutely no respect for people or places!
Two nights in a row down there and saw so many people just leaving THEIR trash lay. What’s even sadder is the number of adults that let children leave their trash lay. Teach your children respect for places and people.
Whenever we go somewhere our children are made to clean up after themselves before we leave. Typically I carry a Wal-Mart bag with us so they can throw trash away as it comes.
I feel so bad for all those that have to clean up the filth of others. Praying an extra blessing on you all today!

Now that America has just celebrated it’s independence

Now that America has just celebrated it’s independence, I’ve heard that they just received a message from Her Majesty The Queen of England that went something like this…
To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:
In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.
Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories.
Your new Prime Minister, Theresa Mary May, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded and all politicians will be deported to Mexico.
To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:
1. Everyone shall be required to obtain an Oxford English dictionary. Look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.
2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour’, ‘favour’, ‘labour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix ‘-ize’ will be replaced by the suffix ‘-ise’. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up ‘vocabulary’).
3. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.
4. To assist you in your re-colonization, the British government will immediately transport all of it’s convicts and terrorists to the U.S. to help make America great again!
God Save the Queen!

Neat list

Neat list, and like any list that discusses behaviours, responses, etc., I would add that they *may* rather than *will* have the said/desired affect – we’re dealing with humans after all.
Number 5 has a negative affect for me. When I see someone nodding as they are talking to me I have an automatic ‘gut-feel’ of distrust starting to grow. My mind goes to ‘what are they trying to sell me/convince me?’ The first time I realised this happening I wrote it off as being a reflection of whether I liked that person overall (I didn’t like that person), but it happens every time with every one who nods, no matter if I like them or not. The difference I notice now is the intensity of questioning and trust.
Do these resonate with you…

Happy 1st of July

Happy 1st of July
We are returning to the UK for the Summer……please don’t tell me we’ve missed it.
Can we slow down time? How often have you heard or possibly said “can’t believe that it’s ‘x’ long since ‘x’, it’s seems like only yesterday”. It’s certainly something I’ve said and no doubt will say again.
Spending my time divided between the UK and Spain seems to have made the last year seem much longer.
Of course it’s been mad busy at times, on and off planes, trains and many car miles. Then there has been the quieter moments.
Having time to reflect on what’s happening in my life, questioning my own contentment, purpose and achievement has been a massive bonus to being away from ‘home’.
Not everyone is as fortunate as I am, you can’t all ‘escape’ to Spain for weeks at a time. My biggest learning has been that it’s very important to find a ‘Spain’, might only be for an hour and could be almost anywhere. It’s the time taken to step back, think about the issues (good, bad and indifferent) in life, rationalise them and make decisions. As I’ve experienced recently with some of my friends, decisions have been very tough, personally & from a business perspective. Sharing the issues with a trusted friend or professional can be key as a different perspective or sense check will help us to a more balanced position.
I’m from an age when many ‘blokes’ lived/live with a detachment to emotion and a perceived male ‘ego’ of ‘I can sort it….’ and ‘I’m independent, don’t need anyone else…. ‘.
Sharing ‘feelings’, ’emotions’, ‘problems’, may not come naturally, certainly didn’t for me.
It’s worth it