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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What memories are made of

What memories are made of….
How did you two meet? – Your first kiss?
Where did you go on your first date?
Was it love at first sight?
Do you remember the time we….?
When you find the right person
The One for you
When you know it is forever
Then you have also found
What memories will be made of….

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Specially for Male couples
Also available for Female couples

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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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15 minutes of fame

That at least is what
we are all supposed to have in our lifetime
But what is it that is so fascinating about fame
the state of being wildly known or recognised
It can be catching the biggest conger eel
off Wicklow harbour
which gets your name in the book of records
It can be,
being the first local golfer to reach one handicap
which gets your name in the newspaper
It can be finding buried treasure
or surviving against the elements
which gets your face on the telly
but I think I know what it is
We all like to be praised
To be special, to be told “You done good”
(was it Tony in “Saturday night Fever” who said that?)
Perhaps the time has come to clap everyone,
who deserves it, on the back.
So hop in – have your allotted 15 minutes
and hopefully it will be good enough
to keep you in after dinner speaking for life!
Or at least supply the anecdote which begins
“… Have I told you about the time I……………….”
On the way to being famous in the drawing
I have tried to include a variety of reasons
for possible fame
my favourite is the lad on stilts and
the guy about to step on the priceless spider!
The one throwing up is not going to make it
Nor is the one being carried off by stretcher

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Life is amazing

In this drawing
the first archway is creation
a new baby is born
The ‘Free Personal Choice Umbrella’
is to allow parents to choose
what they teach their child
The next four archers
represent what a child learns
while growing up:-
Morals and Manners
Religion or way of Life
Formal Education
Survival skills
The changing Weather conditions represent
the the trials and tribulations of living
The ‘Parents letting go area’ is next
and then…….
The Self-sufficient Stamp proves
readiness to go on alone
Where the platform stops
is our place in ‘Life’
What is amazing is that each of us is unique,
each one of us is special and
there is a place in ‘Life’
for every one of us
The ‘Stork Special Bus’
which brought our parents here
now returns them to their own
place in ‘Life’
and
We start the adventure that is ‘Life’
………. amazing!

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Freedom

This drawing was done during the time of change in Eastern Europe.
The shell represents repression or communism
When it breaks down, the resultant outpouring of people,
Their attempts to stabilise what is left of their nation by using the broken pieces of shell,
which represent what’s left of administrative and social structures
While helping each other out of the shell some organise, some work, some just enjoy
They then go along to the next nation and start breaking it’s shell
(Apartheid, South Africa 1994?)
The ladder represents the formation of organisations such as Solidarity
and there are even two UN observers, bottom left

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Making it

17 little images – each with a story to tell
DO NOT GET OVER CONFIDENT
DO NOT GIVE UP
ALWAYS BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
REST WHEN YOU ARE TIRED
COMPROMISE
BALANCE YOUR LIFE
A NICE STEADY PACE
NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY !
A LITTLE LUCK
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK
LISTEN TO ADVICE
SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS
LEARN YOUR STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES EARLY
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
PREPARE FOR THE JOURNEY

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