No longer an only child

Our only son wanted a brother or sister
but when expecting a second child there is the worry
will he feel unwanted or resent having to share his parents
with a new baby who needs a lot of attention ?
This little story was to show that an only child can get what he wants
a brother or sister to play with
and still be equally loved………………………….

In the beginning there were a couple
who had a baby whom they loved
then they got pregnant
and had another baby
who needed a lot of attention
but they still loved their first child just as much
and became an even more happy family!

(Now no-one has to sleep in a room all alone)
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Take the plunge

The people on the ledges represent
those ready to take the plunge!
The height, from which you step off into the unknown,
represent the level of difficulty you are attempting
The rectangular columns below
represent the options you are attempting
and the spaces between represent failure
The people at the very top are gambling all
hoping for the greatest reward
The blindfolded couple on the right
are hoping to get married
The ones on the lowest ledges
are only taking a small chance
hoping to get away without a parachute
some do – some don’t
Both the “ Give up the day job” and the “Promotion”
columns have someone just climbing on to them
and someone else hanging on to the attempt
by their fingertips – They all make it
but sometimes it takes a huge effort
The person jumping up and down has just won the Lotto
and those sitting or lying down are taking a rest
before continuing the fight
The blindfolds represent the enormity of the attempt
Taking on a partner for the rest of your life
is a huge gamble – you can not possibly know how you both develop and change through all those years – although when it does work – it is great
The parachutes represent preparation, readiness or support from outside – For example if it is a ground breaking new business venture you are attempting then if you cover all the possibilities and use caution you can succeed – Or if your marriage is in trouble there are Friends/family/councillors and if all else fails divorce – to save you – Listed above are options – there are several empty columns so feel free – add your own
We are constantly faced with opportunities and decisions and there must be something
you have always wanted to try
If you do not try, you can not succeed
So go on!
Take the plunge….now

 

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Against all odds

This is the one that goes……
After being struck by lightning, the ground falling out from under you
while being stuck on a ledge with a poisonous snake having to swing out of a rope which is too short
over shark infested waters and expected to swing tarzan style onto an impossibly precarious platform
from which you are expected to dive into a river
which immediately turns into a roaring waterfall inhabited by a large white hungry bear
with only a log to cling on to as you traverse the afore mentioned shark infested water
and then to be greeted on the beach by a friendly native AND a tiger……
The next chapter would then begin……..
After escaping all the perils our hero…………………..
But it is true that no matter how dire the current catastrophy seems to be
Against all odds mankind has a knack of surviving
Heros pluck drowning children from swollen rivers
and Mothers lift impossible weights to save thier children
A few days after you thought there was no way out
You wonder why you worried at all
So if things look bad now……. hold on

 

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Against all odds

If you are having a bad day

or week or year

Where bad turns to worse

and Life is uphill

When things look bleak

where ends just won’t meet

Look on the bright side and always

remember………

No matter how dire

the current calamity seems to be

Against all odds mankind

has a knack of surviving!

Heros pluck drowning children

from swollen rivers and

Mothers lift impossible

weights to save their children

So take heart!

The day WILL come

when looking back

You wonder why you worried at all

So if things look bad now…….

just hold on!!

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THE CHALLENGE

Mankind has always loved a challenge
Ever since he won the fight for survival
thousands of years ago
he has sought to replace
the instinctive need to fight – to win!
Throughout all areas of our world
the strongest will survive
games were invented to test the mind
and competitions for physical supremacy
exist within all civilisations
from the beginning of time
Our games and competitions
are just different
So if you want to race down a mountain
faster than anyone else
Make your first million
by the time you are thirty
Be the first to climb the highest mountain
or conquer the roughest sea
If you want to spend your life
in the seemingly impossible search for
a cure to disease
or if you just want to play
one round of perfect golf!
Relax and enjoy the challenge
and remember you are only obeying
a natural instinct ………!

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Watching the match

It does not matter if it is Gaelic, Hurling, Rugby, Soccer,
or Tiddlywinks
It is you against us and winning
is the greatest feeling in the world!

Jubilation is unbridled
Spontaneous leaps to punch the air accompanied by loud whistles
Cries of “Yes!” fill the air
Spirits soar and loud cheering and excited clapping
screams of the passion
with which supporters respond to
“Their” teams positive performance!
Dejection and disbelief
plummet true supporters
to the depths of despair
as their team falls behind
A son tries in vain to comfort his dad
with words of “It’s not that bad…….there is still the next match”
but one fan can’t take any more…………
he leaves before the match is even over

There is nothing like a match
It can carry emotions
to the highest pitch of elation one instant
then crash them to rock bottom the next

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Divorce for beginners

You laugh because if you don’t
you might cry

You cope because if you don’t
you might break
The memories – The Good and The Bad
Are yours and will be with you forever……
Then – like a new dawn – you realise
You are Free

That now every choice you make
about your life – is yours alone

Every day becomes not just ‘Another’
but ‘A’ new day

Your world takes on new colour
a new excitement!

You can shake off
all those years of compromise
You can be You again!
Divorce is not just an End
It is also a Beginning………….

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Perfect match

You do not have to be
exactly the same
You just need to be
a good combination

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Always look on the bright side of Life

Think positive!
Natures of “Law of averages” dictates
that better days are on the way!
So even when times are hard
remember to
make the most of all your days

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Practice makes perfect

You climb into one of the cannons
You get shot across the ravine
And hope to fly straight through
the ”Opening” which represents “Success”
On the other side are all your dreams and aspirations
You may be lucky first time
but if you fail you go splat against the rock face!
and fall down to the ground
– now –
if you really want to succeed
you pick yourself up and try again
and again and again  …….
until with enough practice you will achieve your goal
Practice does make perfect

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One moment in time

If Mankind is all people who ever existed
Then this drawing is meant to be a cross section
thru’ mankind at One Moment in Time
The Map has three parts
The Outside Edge – The Middle – The Inside Edge

The Outside Edge – is made up of people who have made a difference to our Physical world
For example – Someone – at one moment in time must have been the first to make Fire and there WAS a day when the first wheel turned – In our own era the atom was split and telecommunications have reached such a level of sophistication that the vast pool of mankind’s knowledge is now readily available to all people everywhere
The Middle – is made up of those milloins of us who exist and only add
our unique personal experiences to the knowledge
The Inside Edge – Is made up of those who shape our Psychic world:-
What we believe – what we like – what makes us happy or afraid
Here the contributors include- Religious Leaders – Great Thinkers – Writers – Artists – Muscisians

My Grandmother was alive before the first telephone was brought to her villiage – she died in the spring of 2000 having seen monumental changes both in what we believe to be truth
and what we can do with the physical knowledge we have gained
This map is to remind us that if you take the development of mankind as a series of steps
Then the difference between mankind’s first ever step and where we are today
Is so immense that what is yet to come is……………………….?

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The Maze

The walls of the maze represent
the restrictions we as a society put on ourselves
You could pick up a knife and kill the next person you meet
– there is no actual barrier – yet you do not
The centre of the maze represents “happiness”
as we move through life we strive for happiness
Our requirements are different and
can be as simple as not to be hungry tomorrow
or as complex as the need to own
one more conglomerate
The four entrances to the maze:-
only one of which leads to the centre
represent the different opportunities
and choices available to us
Some people are born to happiness –
They start at the correct entrance and proceed with ease to the centre
Some work for it
They start at one of the dead ends
and have to work their way through one or all
of the dead ends before finally arriving at the centre
Some have it and loose it – They reach the centre
but turn back and end up in a dead end
Some never attain happiness but spend their lives
going from one dead end to the next
So strive to realise your dreams
whatever they may be
and always remember Life is for living
and the real secret is
to know when you are happy

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