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A Selfless Act

I get tired of people telling me about how badly behaved children are today (compared with when?), how selfish they are ‘ blah, blah, blah ‘ and so I thought I’d share with you an article from a past Cancer Council WA newsletter as it struck a chord with me, and hopefully it will with you too. Continue reading

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Whose life have you touched today?

“When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighbourhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it. Continue reading

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Tidy Kids ~ Is this an Oxymoron?

I’m probably preaching to the converted here, since most of the readers are teachers or those in the childcare industry with lots of practices in place to ensure that tidying up is never an issue. On the off-chance, however, that you still struggle in this area and would like a few more tips, here is my take on the whole issue. Continue reading

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How to Climb Mountains ~ by Paulo Coelho

Choose the mountain you want to climb:
don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as ‘that one’s more beautiful’ or ‘this one’s easier’. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach your objective, so you’re the only one responsible and you should be sure of what you’re doing. Continue reading

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His name was Fleming

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. Continue reading

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Overcoming Adversity

Just when you think life’s tough and you’re contemplating going off to a little pity party on your own somewhere, the universe always manages to show you something to put it all back into perspective. I thought I’d share two recent events with you that totally amazed me and certainly made me very grateful and humble. Continue reading

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Life Lessons From Colonel Sanders

Did you know that Colonel Sanders was turned down 1,009 times before anyone bought the rights to his KFC chicken recipe? Harlan Sanders owned a restaurant/motel/service station business and at the age 63 was offered nearly $200,000 for it. Deciding … Continue reading

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