Scallywag

Happiness ... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

~ Vincent van Gogh ~

Archive for December, 2013

Actually every person matters.
What we do only adds to our inherent worth.

People Matter

December 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 2 secs

Actually every person matters.

Actually every person matters.

People matter. But then you know that. In fact, everybody knows that. Yet, strangely, many don’t show it. Read the rest of this entry »

There's more to variety than repositioning.
Rather than try to hide it (or make mock diversity), celebrating variety is great.

The Best Way

December 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 33 secs

There's more to variety than repositioning.

There’s more to variety than repositioning and the best has many faces.

Everywhere you go things are done differently. Being in Bangkok for our first “annual” holiday in 4 years reminds me of that. For wherever you remain, you fall into thinking that your way is right. Read the rest of this entry »

Santa kit?
If you are good, Santa Kit will give you cat crackers.

Christmas Difference

December 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 17 secs

Santa kit?

Santa kit?

Snow or shimmering heat, it’s still Christmas. Be it a somber tall conifer or brightly lit eucalypt, it’s Christmas here, there, and pretty much everywhere (wherever and whenever people choose to celebrate it). Read the rest of this entry »

Even we've got a TV.
I've lost my remote control.

On TV

December 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 30 secs

Even we've got a TV.

Even we’ve got a TV.

Call it the telly, TV, television, or goggle box. For Aussies they all mean the same thing. Yet whatever you all it, television has found its way into our lives in an extraordinary way. Read the rest of this entry »

Forget clock watching. You could have an extra 40 years up your sleeve.
What if you really could live in good health for an extra four decades?

Age Shall Not Weary Them

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

Forget clock watching. You could have an extra 40 years up your sleeve.

Forget clock watching. You could have an extra 40 years up your sleeve.

Imagine being young for almost all your long life? That could be the future if new research on reversing the ageing process proves fruitful. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes Christmas time is anything but happy.
Happy, happy Christmas (but not for everyone).

Happy This Christmas?

December 19th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

Sometimes Christmas time is anything but happy.

Sometimes Christmas time is anything but happy.

You know, it’s okay if you’re not that happy this time of year.  What with all the pressure that goes with it, some people find Christmas overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »

Everybody likes kindness.
Kindness is amazingly underrated.

Quotes On Kindness

December 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 36 secs

Everybody likes kindness.

Everybody likes kindness.

It’s good to remind yourself about the wonder of kindness and it is my hope and prayer that some of these qotes will touch you too: Read the rest of this entry »

Fining happiness in what we can do.
Think of what people can do, not what they can't.

What Disability?

December 16th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 24 secs

Fining happiness in what we can do.

Fining happiness in what we can do.

Everyone has a disability, whether we know it or not.

Even the most able-bodied athlete has something that isn’t functioning completely. Likewise,  models who are at the top of their game are beset with limitations of one kind or another. Read the rest of this entry »

There is always more work to do, isn't there?
Work demands a lot from you.

More Chores

December 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 11 secs

There is always more work to do, isn't there?

There is always more work to do, isn’t there?

Work, work, work! It never stops. You’ve got more to do than you know how to. Yet, the more you do, it seems the more there is to be done. Read the rest of this entry »

Life in our hands.
Put you hand in someone else's - whether to give them strength or get the care you need.

Life Has Its Highs And Lows

December 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 45 secs

Life in our hands.

Life in our hands.

Life. You might not always like it, but it’s still a gift. Read the rest of this entry »