in a year! See below for the details. The challenge was to spend 15 minutes a day reading the Bible and you will complete it in a year. However, I found myself enjoying it so much, I didn’t want to stop. I tried reading the Old Testament followed by the New Testament and a Psalm and whizzed through that reading plan and in the end just read whole books or whole chunks of books together. I can’t say I retained a lot but it has given me a refresher!
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child replied: “I want to be a phone so that my parents will pay more attention to me.” A four-year-old’s brutal judgment on adult absorption with technology.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Philippians 2 v 3
Get off the roller coaster and start living
“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” Albert Einsteen
As you go older time seems to go quicker. This happens because the value of a day lessons as life lengthens. By value I mean 1 day as part of 3 years is a larger fraction than 1 day of 54 years. Time shortens.
So seize every moment. Put down that phone and talk. Don’t stay in work longer than you have to. Live life for the now. Yes plan for the future but don’t let it dominate. Live for today.
My favourite actress. Her films are poignant, funny, serious and entertaining.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an amazing film and it’s heart reveals a young woman trying to find her way in life. Maybe it should be a text book for schools. As an aside Henri Mancini who wrote the music for the film wrote Moon River for Audrey’s voice.
Not only was Audrey Hepburn stunningly beautiful, she was also very talented. She was the first actress to win a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA for a single performance. She was also a trained ballet dancer, and could speak numerous languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. In her later life she devoted her time to working with UNICEF. Audrey lived her life to the full, taking each day as it comes and went out of her way to help others. These are all lessons that we should try and incorporate into our own lives on a daily basis.
I discovered some of her quotes:
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
“Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”
“I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.”
“I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
“I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.”