A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.

~ Chinese Proverb ~

Archive for September, 2012

As George Clooney knows, there's more to heroism than Hollywood.

Who Are Your Heroes?

September 30th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 22 secs

We all need heroes.

What’s a hero when they’re home? Somebody courageous? People who can climb trees to rescue kittens, extinguish house fires, or wrestle down crocodiles? Or, do heroes have something more besides? Read the rest of this entry »

There's more to being strong than force.

Are You Strong Enough?

September 29th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 21 secs

You need to be strong.

Being strong. What does that mean to you? Is it about muscles, power, or do you think of it as a force? Read the rest of this entry »

Whether it's posts on social sites or supermarket shopping, your privacy is being compromised.

BTW Please Note That With Each Post Your IP Address Is Recorded

September 28th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 28 secs

Weird to think companies have this much data about you.

Don’t look now but they’re watching you (that little byline saying “please note that with each post your IP address is recorded” means they know where you live). Read the rest of this entry »

Does chaos rob your happiness?

Can Happiness And Chaos Coexist?

September 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 10 secs

Happiness or chaos?

Part of me would like to say that happiness and chaos are best buddies. If they were then our haphazard confusion, mess, and disorganized state could be waved away. With one happy sweep of the arm and a justifying giggle we could all be delighted living a shambolic life. But I know that’s not true. Read the rest of this entry »

Sleeping like a baby would do you good.

Get Some Sleep

September 26th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Nighty, night. Sleep tight!

Modern technology is putting the squeeze sleep in a decidedly unhealthy way. If you wish, you can easily decide to live an all day and night life. Then, down some pills to keep you going. As ridiculous as that is, some people do just that on a regular basis, then crash and burn in an exhausted heap at the end of each week. Read the rest of this entry »

Screaming is easy, but can talking it through be better for you?

10 Ways For Talking Through Complaints

September 25th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 27 secs

Talking it over beats screaming hands down.

Talking normally as a way to sort out complaints has a lot going for it. By normally, I don’t mean yelling, screaming, or even pleading. Just good old-fashioned communication. Read the rest of this entry »

Family life isn't exactly a giggle, is it?

What’s Your Family Like?

September 24th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 11 secs

Hard as it can be, family is where it’s at.

If you want to talk about the big stuff of life, “family” is where it’s at. Nothing else comes close to the challenge of growing up together. Read the rest of this entry »

Is this what happiness is?

Warning! Happy Tips

September 23rd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Is this meant to be funny?

Happiness is not a habit. Despite all the well-meaning advice peppering the web, being happy is not a routine brush your teeth exercise. Lasting happiness (the kind we all want) comes from the heart. Read the rest of this entry »

How would you describe your bed life?

Bed Means What Exactly?

September 22nd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 45 secs

What makes bed so special?

Here’s to the humble bed. But like breeds of dog, beds come in all shapes and sizes and get used in all kinds of ways. Travelling, for example, certainly highlights their diversity. Getting a bed for the night in Timaru, New Zealand, got us a foam mattress inside a rusty old van with no wheels, in a ramshackle barn. While, in the US, a “bed” translated into two massive king-sized couches at opposite ends of a bedroom. Read the rest of this entry »

If you find filling in forms difficult, try wearing protection.

“Please Make Sure That The Submission Is Under The Correct Category”

September 21st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 39 secs

I find suiting up for form filling helps…

Well I read the instructions that said, “Please make sure that the submission is under the correct category” so I did my best. But that still wasn’t good enough for the fellow in the post office. Read the rest of this entry »