living life the better way Series – ACT

“Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise. ” Horace.

 Image   A wise man had once said, “Even if you are on the right tracks, you will get run over if you just sit there.”

Dreaming, planning and believing are all important, but they will be of no consequence without action.

There is a quote by Earl Nightingale that sums up action quite well – “What the mind attends to, it considers. What the mind does not attend to, it dismisses. What the mind attends to continually, it believes. And what the mind believes, it eventually does.”

Let’s not just be hearers only, but doers as well.

 

*from Rajendra Pillai*

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My sweet Mother… Nnem

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The internet has really been poor all day… and is still really bad. But I cannot go to bed today without celebrating my sweet mother… we all call her Nnem, which in our dialect means my mother.

Nnem, I just want you to know that you are the very best and I love you. Things are so tough now but someday soon I will make you the proudest mother on earth and do those things you truly deserve.

Happy Mother’s Day.

I borrowed a short poem from Michael Adesanya *winks* and hope you and every mother out there enjoy it.

And to my readers who are mothers, this is a happy mother’s day especially to you too…

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Libeck & Lemon – Episode 14.

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Lemon was missing.

The entire household had only noticed when Mistress in her usual every-morning duty had come to bring her feline majesty her breakfast that morning. I’d just returned from my morning prowl around and bowel-emptying duty and was on my belly keeping a watchful eye on the goings-on in the yard.

I’d vaguely wondered about her absence from her kennel, but hadn’t thought much it. For one thing, she was a cat and they are night-prowling animals and for another her whereabouts wasn’t any of my business unless of course she crossed into my boundary.

 

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living life the better way Series – START NOW

“There’s no time like the present. No present like time. And life can be over in the space of a rhyme.” Georgia Byng.

Image The key to any achievement is to start using the present. PLAN, PREPARE AND PROCEED.

Don’t wait for sudden inspiration or enlightenment. When it happens – and if it happens – use it to your advantage. But don’t wait for it. Start NOW.

Many a great man became great in his field of work because he kept at his work with a regularity that demanded tremendous discipline. If you spend time regretting the past or worrying about the future, remember – you are allowing the present slip away.

 

***from Rajendra Pillai***

Ant Hill – 6

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I marched along with the ants as they made steadily for the exit of the Hill in an upward, neatly ordered file.

“Imagine you and me crawling out like this side by side, away from the restrictions of this Hill.” I whispered to Zita, thrilled to be at her side.

“Zoro, you shouldn’t be here.” Zita whispered back, not taking her eyes from Giba in front of her. “Drones are not allowed in this march and you know it.”

She was right of course. Workers were on a march to find and bring back food and only Workers were allowed no one else… least of all a Drone. But I didn’t care. I hadn’t seen my Zita in days and I’d be damned if the fear of Kaza, or of death would prevent me from being by her side now.

 

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