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Archive for April, 2013

Kids love being read to.
What is the best young first time story to read aloud?

Young First Time Story Choices

April 21st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 41 secs

Kids love being read to.

Kids love being read to.

For the littlest of children it’s fun to consider what’s suitable to read as “a young first time story”. Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for love? Remember the value of your long term friendships.
Looking for Love? Then keep focusing on the needs of others.

Looking for Love

April 19th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 52 secs

Looking for love? Remember the value of your long term friendships.

Looking for love? Remember the value of your long term friendships.

It’s surprising where people go looking for love. In the process, they hang out in all sorts of places that can easily leave them feeling lonelier still. Read the rest of this entry »

Disappointment is hardest when we're ill-prepared.
Disapointments? You've had a few.

Disappointment And How To Handle It

April 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Disappointment is hardest when we're ill-prepared.

Disappointment is hardest when we’re ill-prepared.

When it’s bad disappointment can ravage you. Before you’ve even processed the impact it can slam-dunk you into depths of despair. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Read the rest of this entry »

Could soup mix the true way to happiness?
Here's one way to happiness you'd never expect.

A Gutful Of Happiness

April 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 58 secs

Could soup mix the true way to happiness?

Could soup mix be the best way to happiness?

There are always new announcements about happiness. Read the rest of this entry »

How is work changing for you?
What's happening with work?

Work As We Know It

April 16th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 5 secs

How is work changing for you?

How is work changing for you?

The nature of work is changing. In Australia, like so many nations, jobs are being “casualized”. That means fewer jobs are full time and increasingly more people work part time and “when required”. Read the rest of this entry »

Difficult people are inescapable.
Will you ever be rid of difficult people?

Oafish People

April 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 0 secs

Difficult people are inescapable.

Difficult people are inescapable.

People can be challenging, can’t they? Those you know and love can be difficult enough. But there are also those in your outer circle, who you might describe as “oafs”. Read the rest of this entry »

Many men grapple with grocery shopping.
Most men have a funny way of shopping.

Need Help Shopping?

April 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 20 secs

Many men grapple with grocery shopping.

Many men grapple with grocery shopping.

Supermarket shopping for a family of hungry teens isn’t easy. And, since I hurt my shoulder moving furniture for a friend, it has become trickier still (But then, in the grand scheme of things that’s just a first world problem, isn’t it?). Read the rest of this entry »

The best wedding wishes are funny, uplifting, or boh.
There's something deeply symbolic about wedding wishes.

Why Wedding Wishes Matter

April 13th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 30 secs

The best wedding wishes are funny, uplifting, or boh.

The best wedding wishes are funny, uplifting, or boh.

Warm wedding wishes must surely go back as far as the ceremony itself. The desire to want to honor a couple with kind words and prayers reflects our intentions for them and, also, for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Actually you are wonderfully clever.
Who says you're not clever?

How Clever Are You?

April 13th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 4 secs

Actually you are wonderfully clever.

Actually you are wonderfully clever.

You know, you are very clever. Seriously. Whether you struggled with school or hit the heights with top scores and proficiency, it doesn’t matter. You are capable and that matters a lot. Read the rest of this entry »

There's something not right about always being nice.
When should you be wary of people being nice?

Dark Side Of Nice

April 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 38 secs

There's something not right about always being nice.

There’s something not right about always being nice.

There’s an element to nice that’s quite nasty, a dark side of secrets and ill intent. If that surprises you, read on. If not, then you already know. Read the rest of this entry »