In this post I explore the legal, ethical, karma, just, and philosophical stance of walking off with money that you've found. What would you do if you found money that wasn't yours?
“There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.” Mark Nepo The check-in guard gazed over my body with vigilance, distracted in his professional duties by the purple butterfly bag draped over my left shoulder. The stern, dower face softened, and I knew a witty comment had arisen into his head the moment a glowing grin heightened … Continue reading Saying Goodbye To The Canadian Dream
As I creep towards 40, I often think how my life would have been different if I’d had no ambition. I know if I hadn’t been driven in my twenties knowing I was capable of so much more that I would probably still be working in the same dead-end job, probably single with no prospects … Continue reading No Ambition In Life? Read This…
Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for March, 2021. This months image features David Goggins, an endurance athlete, public speaker and retired US. Navy SEAL. I first discovered David through Instagram where he would often be shouting motivational advice, while on a long distance run. This has really inspired my mindset - his don't … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: March, 2021
When it comes to personal attributes, bragging is not a revered trait. Several years ago I wrote the post How do you handle a bragger?, which has experienced continued traffic over the years, from people I can assume seeking coping strategies to deal with a boastful colleague, relative or friend. In my own upbringing, I’ve … Continue reading The Humble Person’s Guide to Hype and Self-Promotion
“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”Germany Kent Today I wanted to talk about practicing gratitude. In the UK we have been sitting through another lockdown. As we’ve gone through each order … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Be Grateful
Rebirth... In many cultures this time of year is special because it marks the end of an annual cycle, another reborn year arriving coming into gradual sunnier days. As you enjoy festivities over the next week, try and do some of the following as you prepare to exit 2020 Reflect… Be grateful for the good … Continue reading Happy Christmas (New Beginnings)
It’s been a challenging year hasn’t it? Through conversations online and in person (i.e. by in person I mostly mean video calls), I’ve seen a general theme that we should write off the year and roll on 2021 for a fresh start, where people cling onto the hope that the world will have moved on … Continue reading 2020 A Bad Year? Don’t Write It Off Yet…
Money doesn't buy happiness they say. But when it comes to basics like making rent, eating and having a warm home, money makes your life much easier. Don’t get me wrong, most of my life I’ve lived pretty comfortably. I can’t speak from experience of fiscal struggles being a daily reality throughout my life, but … Continue reading Does Money Buy Happiness?
Have you seen my No Complaining Challenge yet? Because many are calling 2020 a ‘bad’ year, this seemed like an ideal time to challenge my readers not to complain for the next three weeks. Check it out! In today's post I want to look at gratitude. When times are hard, you may say: “What is … Continue reading What Are You Grateful For?
The phone buzzed away - my dad ringing, it was out of character for him to call at this time, he would know I was just home from work having dinner. It had to be bad. Grandad’s health had declined overnight and was now he was in a vegetative sleeping state - he might have … Continue reading Reflections from my grandfather’s deathbed
As we head into 2019 - the year which will mark the anniversary of my blog running for five years, it seems the perfect opportunity to reflect what I am grateful for. To feel nothing but gratitude for the year to come is pretty poignant - I remember starting 2014, with feelings of dread as there … Continue reading Gratitude 2019