Scallywag

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.

~ Author Unknown ~

Archive for October, 2013

Who is really in charge?
Cats don't like rules... Funny that.

Show Your Cat Who Is In Charge

October 20th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 40 secs

Who is really in charge?

Who is really in charge?

If there’s any confusion about the matter, tell your pet that they need to obey you.  I certainly do and in the belief that it keeps our household of three furry felines cooperative and under control. Read the rest of this entry »

You can meet odd people everywhere.
You need to be clear about what you believe.

Eccentric On The Rocks

October 19th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 40 secs

You can meet odd people everywhere.

You can meet odd people everywhere.

I met a very eccentric fellow today. While I was wandering along the rocks near our local beach, taking seascape photos in the late afternoon, a fellow in a floppy sombrero came up to me and remarked about my picture taking. Read the rest of this entry »

Oh dear...
Some people are best not left alone in the kitchen.

Maybe It’s Better I Don’t Cook

October 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 57 secs

Oh dear...

Oh dear…

Actually I’m famous in our household for my cooking. But not in a good way. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you know yours?
What exactly are your best strengths?

What Are Your Strengths?

October 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Do you know yours?

Do you know yours?

Despite what your grouchy sister says, we all have strengths whether we realize them or not. Even when we feel less than capable, our strengths are persistent, significant, and enduring. Read the rest of this entry »

A good teacher is a fabulous asset.
Thank heavens for good teachers!

What Makes a Great Teacher?

October 16th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 19 secs

A good teacher is a fabulous asset.

A good teacher is a fabulous asset.

Teachers come in all types. Some clever, some sadly lacking. But a great teacher? Now that is someone special. Read the rest of this entry »

How do other people say it?
Try saying "happy" in another language!

Another Way of Saying Happy

October 16th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 0 mins, 41 secs

How do other people say it?

How do other people say it?

There are lots of ways to say “happy” without even leaving your mother tongue. But it’s interesting to see the similarities and differences of other languages expressing the concept of happiness too. Read the rest of this entry »

Life invites us to handle challenges.
It's not a race, but it is a challenge.

A Challenge Not A Race

October 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 40 secs

Life invites us to handle challenges.

Life invites us to handle challenges.

I like to think of the Human Challenge rather than the Human Race. Yes, I know it’s not about racing around. But the way people behave, you could be forgiven for thinking getting ahead of everyone else really is the name of the game. Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful. But you have the capacity for much greater beauty.
Greatness is in life, not in longing for things.

The Latest Ain’t The Greatest

October 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 13 secs

Beautiful. But you have the capacity for much greater beauty.

Beautiful. But you have the capacity for much greater beauty.

Today we await the arrival of the latest cellphone, camera, laptop, sports car, SUV, bank loan, fashion line, must have accessory. The fact that you absolutely just have to/got to surely get it is a given. Because, it has finally arrived. The greatest is here. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving praise and encouragement goes a long way.
The power of admiration is infectious.

Praise Not Flattery Will Get You There

October 13th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 36 secs

Giving praise and encouragement goes a long way.

Giving praise and encouragement goes a long way.

Everybody loves praise. Whether we feel comfortable about it or not comes down to the way it is delivered. But if it’s genuine and couched in measurable efforts or obvious qualities, praise feels good. Read the rest of this entry »

What you plant and tend creates the view.
We shape life's landscape by the way we tend ourselves.

How Is Your Helleborus?

October 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 17 secs

What you plant and tend creates the view.

What you plant and tend creates the view.

I like gardening. There’s something about gardeners that’s really attractive. Maybe it’s their down to earth nature or their fascination with cultivation that makes them so different to devotees of other pursuits. But whatever it is, gardeners are a lovely bunch. Read the rest of this entry »