Why Being More Grateful Is Good For You

We take so much for granted and it is only when something is taken away that we realise what we had. Why do we allow complacency to set in? Whether it’s being in a marriage, your children seeing their father on a daily basis, having a job or simply having good eyesight, we just assume…

Don’t Give The Silent Treatment

I read this excerpt from ‘Love It Forward’ By Jeff Brown and was left deep in thought…. “There are two types of relational silence- one that serves the connection, one that damages it. In the first, silence comes with the qualifier “I need some quiet time to reflect”, which is healthy and respectful to the…

I Asked My Daughter What She Wants To Be When She Grows Up… Her Answer Surprised Me

During a ‘Show and Tell’ session at school last week, my 4 year old daughter had to draw a picture of what she would like to do when she grows up and talk about it in front of her class friends. As we walked home, I asked my daughter what she would like to do.…

Remembrance Day

Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 2014 (at 11am on 11/11/2014), I attended an event at my local village memorial to commemorate the fallen heroes of World War I and the people they left behind. It was a wonderful event, which brought together people of all ages,…

With Hardship There Is Ease

I had a particularly difficult day yesterday and the only thing that got me through it was realising and appreciating the blessings in my life. I wanted to share these thoughts with you, in case you happen to be going through a bad time … The Background My son has been ill for a couple…

Why My Son Wrote A Letter To The BBC

It was the World Cup final on Sunday and yes I know you know that. The same day I had many texts, tweets and Facebook posts about watching the final on a channel other than the BBC. The reason being that the reduced viewing figures would show the BBC that people are not happy and…