Archive | January, 2015

We’re not responsible

31 Jan

“I am not my brother’s keeper.” Whilst it’s true we’re responsible for ourselves, it’s also true that we’re not responsible for what someone else does or says and yet the baggage inflicted on us, we carry as our own as if we were somehow responsible. If as a consequence we go …

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Forms of Anger

30 Jan

Having lived with someone who had anger issues I know how toxic anger can be. We’re human beings; we’re bitter over the things we cannot change or control; we get angry and are slow to forgive.

Anger can take the form of sarcasm, meanness or apathy, and are the most common forms used. We tend to bottle our feelings up when we’re angry and instead of communicating and …

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A Marjorie Hinckley quote

29 Jan

Something inspirational:

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”


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Expectations & Milestones

28 Jan

“It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.” – Mike Huckabee

Milestones are those markers in the road telling us how far we’ve come and how much we’ve managed to achieve, but given my own physical difficulties I would always struggle to reach my own …

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Demis Roussos

27 Jan

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Demis Roussos yesterday. I would while away the hours listening to his music when I was a teenager.

For those of us who love his music, here is a gentle reminder: Demis Roussos; Forever and ever Lyrics (YouTube)

You made the world a better place with your music. RIP

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Our need to prove

26 Jan

It starts with our parents. We spend a lifetime trying to prove to our parents that we’re worthy of their approval.

We spend a lifetime trying to live up to our parents’ expectations. We spend a lifetime trying to show them we’re capable, that we’re responsible and that we can make something of our life …

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A Charles Warner quote

25 Jan

Something inspirational:

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.


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24 Jan

We all have things that we deal with, but unfortunately anyone that deals with something like a disability, still has to deal with the same things other people deal with; but will have the added complication of dealing with their disability too.

This can often bring about emotional and mental challenges and unfortunately that may invite less understanding and tolerance from other people, depending on what they have to deal with …

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My struggles

23 Jan

I’m struggling as my sensory problems are beginning to interfere with my daily life. If I’d known back then as a child what I had been dealing with for all of these years, I would have had a head start in finding a way to deal with these challenges now. Juggling my emotions …

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A Forrest Gump quote

22 Jan

Something inspirational:

“My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”


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