I prepared this quote two weeks ago, to mark the passing of that mid-year milestone, the summer solstice. However, on 24 June, we all found ourselves swept away by 'events, dear boy, events' (Harold Macmillan's response to a question about what a Prime Minister most feared). So I ended up posting a different quote that … Continue reading Friday Quote: the beauty of summer
Today marks the centenary anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme in World War I. This most devastating military event in British history saw nearly 60,000 casualties (of which 19,240 were killed) on the first day alone. The battle lasted 141 days, resulting in over a million allied casualties by the end. … Continue reading Friday Quote: We Shall Never Forget
I have never felt sick or upset about political events. Before this morning. Today is a very serious day for the UK. The vote to leave the European Union will have major ramifications for the way we live our lives and the nature of our society. It is hard to be magnanimous towards those who … Continue reading Friday Quote: let the healing begin (hard though it may be)
One of the wisest messages that emerges commonly from the work of many inspirational leaders is the advice to avoid perfectionism. Apart from being unobtainable, it is damaging to one's chances of leading an authentic life and living one's values. It stifles creativity and limits our chances of feeling that we have achieved our goals. … Continue reading Friday Quote: silence your inner critic
There has been something of a railway theme in some of my posts this week. So to maintain this momentum, today's quote is train-linked... And I could not resist letting you see this clip of another poem inspired by train travel: Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Railway". Have a marvellous weekend and may all your journeys … Continue reading Friday Quote: Get to it!
In keeping with this blog's celebration of creativity, here's an inspiring thought from a great man. I hope you have a magnificent weekend, and that you can let your imagination go wild! 🙂