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Wednesday 30th December 2015


I hope this finds you fit and well.

I had a great Christmas. Hope you did too!

If you have time for nothing else this issue, view my first and last pictures this newsletter.

If you don't even have time for that, Happy New Year!

Our Family Christmas Photo
Our Family Christmas Photo

Just had a spectacular Christmas with my family!
My elder daughter Teal (she's the one immediately to my right) had a great idea that we should do a family photo.
So we did.
Not your average family photo.
More reminiscent of the Adams family than the Brady Bunch.


The Prevention
The Prevention

The Right Obsession
The Right Obsession

Wise words!

Pack Travel
Pack Travel

I did not know this about pack travel. Makes perfect sense when it is explained.

Be Creative by Jim Meskimem
Be Creative by Jim Meskimem

Happy New Year, and as the prof would say, "Ta-tah!"

That's Crazy
Thats Crazy

Miss Universe Is Fixed
Miss Universe Is Fixed

Journalism Is
Journalism Is

Bad Ass Raccoon
Bad Ass Raccoon
How the Most Expensive Structure in the World Was Built

The story of the International Space Station.


God's Wife - Some Stories From The Inspiration Side Of The Track

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was:

A four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry.'


Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family.

One little boy in the picture had a different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted.

A little girl said, 'I know all about Adoption, I was adopted..'

'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked another child.

'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'


On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home.

As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was.

'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered with a smile.

'Really,' I said. 'I have to say you don't look very discouraged.'

'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face... ...'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet.'


Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.

Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.

On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school.

Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement. 'Guess what, Mom,' he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me... ...'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'


An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December, some years ago:

A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said, 'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'

'I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,' was the boy's reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, 'No doubt, you will be more comfortable now..' As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her:

'Are you God's wife?'

Instant Karma
Instant Karma

Some people do not have to wait too long before they get their dose of Karma!

To Do Great Work
To Do Great Work

Find something you love doing then work out how to make a dollar doing it!


If you try to improve performance by 100% with immediate effect you are sure to fail, however if you improve by 1% each day, within a few months you will have improved performance by 100%. - Tim Grover (2015)

The Revolution Has Begun
The Revolution Has Begun

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking
WW II Fatalities

Peace - worth preserving!

Speaks OutVeteran Pilot Who Flew Two 9/11 Planes
911 Pilot Speaks Out

The official story is B.S... ...just not possible.

Why WWIII Is On The Horizon — Paul Craig Roberts

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this constraint on Washington, neoconservatives declared their agenda of US world hegemony. America was now the “sole superpower,” the “unipower,” that could act without restraint anywhere in the world...

We really need to be creating a better outcome than this!

Happy New Year
Happy New Year


Until next time,
dream big dreams,
plan out how to achieve them,
be continually executing your plans,
enlist people to your causes,
travel and/or read widely, preferably both,
all the while observing what you observe
rather than thinking what you are told to think,
think well of your fellow man,
take time to help your fellow man,
he sorely needs it and it will help you too,
eat food that is good for your body,
exercise your body,
take time to destress,
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!



Most of the content herein has been copied from someone else. Especially the images. My goodness some people are talented at creating aesthetics! The small bits that are of my creation are Copyright 2015 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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