Plant the right seeds


selective focus photo of pink petaled flowersWe’re harvesting the fruits of the seeds planted by those before us. Make sure you plant the right seeds for those who come after you.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. (Warren Buffett)
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Be at ease in your own skin for you cannot shed it like a snake.
Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell. (Bill Copeland)

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Random Acts of Kindness


  1. We rarely listen to others – ask someone about their day
  2. Share something interesting you’ve learnt today
  3. Who will be making dinner for your family today? Tag, you’re it!
  4. Feed a stray animal if you spot one
  5. Bake something for your family/friends
  6. Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a sales person
  7. Save your family some time and buy their groceries
  8. Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you
  9. Let someone know how much you appreciate them
  10. Tell a friend about ARK/World Kindness Day

Overcome Fear


person standing on top of tree

You can’t overcome fear by thinking about it. Face it head-on.

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. (Dale Carnegie)

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When a problem arises it is not a sign to stop, it’s merely a sign to change your plans slightly.

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. (Robert H. Schuller)

 

The Cunning And Instructional Turtle


Star Wars Jabba the Hutt figurineA Poem by Jay

Whose turtle is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite angry though.
She was cross like a dark potato.
I watch her pace. I cry hello.

She gives her turtle a shake,
And screams I’ve made a bad mistake.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

The turtle is cunning, instructional and deep,
But she has promises to keep,
Tormented with nightmares she never sleeps.
Revenge is a promise a girl should keep.

She rises from her cursed bed,
With thoughts of violence in her head,
A flash of rage and she sees red.
Without a pause I turned and fled.

With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.

sea turtle swimming with fishes