I’ve done it

Passing an exam – Academic or otherwise
is the most wonderful feeling.
To have been judged by ones peers
to be good enough after weeks – months
even years of learning and endless practice
is fantastic – brilliant and marvelous!
But I wonder if a thought ought to be spared
for those who also wait for the result
Those who care passionately
wether we pass or fail
Those who walk the floor
waiting for the phone to ring
Constantly checking the time
nervously drinking or chain smoking or praying
One with her ears covered
and another with his head in a cardboard box
Driven to distraction by the waiting
and at the same time
afraid to hear the result………….
The words “I’ve done it” shouted
while floating from cloud nine
are greeted with “Congratulations”
and “I never doubted you”
And perhaps it is because of those very people
who care so much
that the feelings of joy are so great!
So if you’ve just done it –
“Well done”

 

Link words – Graduation – Passing exam – Qualify

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Getting to know you

What if you got to know someone
before you met them?,
It might turn out like this little story did………….,
He nonchallantly contemplates life in general………….
She happily reads the news of today,
Without any great premeditation
they come across each other on the Web,
They start a dialogue,
Which grows into friendship?,
They unplug thier computers
and meet for the first time….,
and then…

 

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Fortune favours the brave

You can go for the safe option
You can maintain steady progress
You can play it safe
But is that all there is?
Is this as good as it gets?
Next time you are faced with an opportunity
to have a go
Remember – Fortune favours the brave

 

 

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Two heads are better than one

If you look beyond the obvious
Lateral thinking is fun!
Your solution to a problem
may not be anyone else’s
but if it gets the job done…..
What does it matter?
Variety is the spice of life!
……….and if you do
have to carry a long plank
then two heads are better than one!
Even if for no other reason than that:-
Each head usually comes with two arms
and a body attached!

 

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The Match

Going to The Match is the greatest!
Win, loose or draw – they did their best
Supporting the Team is what matters
Next week “We’ll show them!”
Going to The Match
is the greatest! 

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Team Spirit

To fight for personal victory
and to win
is always great
but
when your efforts
affect the outcome for everyone
when your failures
affect the result for everyone
Then the desire to fight
for your team
and to win for your team
Is what gives ‘team spirit’
its greatest power

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There has to be an answer

Hindsight is a wonderful thing
Looking back the answer is always obvious

Man thought the world was flat
Question: What happens when you come to the edge?
Answer: The world is round

Impossible as it may seem right now
There has to be an answer –
There always is

 

 

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Hang on

When you are not alone
When someone is there
to help you and
if you can hang on
just a little longer
if you can make one last big effort
Then all that went before
will have been worthwhile
and you will achieve
your goal

 

 

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Retirement is a freedom

Retirement is a transition from
waking up in the morning and having to do…….
To…: “Waking up in the morning to
the question “What would I like to do today….?”
Retirement is the change
from tomorrow’s tasks being predetermined
To…- Being able to change your mind
and go fishing or go walking or even staying in bed!
Retirement does not have to be in a cottage
or where the sun shines every day
Nor…..
Does it have to follow any pattern whatsoever!
Retirement is a state of mind
In fact…….
Retirement is a freedom to choose

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Live your dream

When you start out in life
It’s all a bit daunting
So many new paths to explore
So many options to choose from
But believe in yourself
Believe in your dreams
….. and make them happen
Because you will find
your dreams will show you the way

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Location, Location

There is no one place
anywhere in the world
where every single one of us
would definitely be happy to live
We are all different
We have different needs
The real trick is to find
‘Your own’
Perfect location

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Quality Time

A lot of our younger years were spent
Wanting to be “old enough to……..”
and ‘X’ number of years was like a magic barrier
to be reached or illicitly crossed!
To ride a bike ‘on the road’
– to leave school, to wear make-up,
get a job, drive a car
go dancing and / or drinking or even to vote!
We never seemed quite to be
……..
tall enough for the fun fair ride
or old enough to gain entry
or mature enough to get insured in Dad’s car!
As each goal was achieved – another appeared
But
Life is not a race to the end
There is no prize for finishing first
Each day comes but once
and all we truly have
is the memory of our past
and this one moment in Time
It is the quality of how we spend our time
which make the best memories

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