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Wednesday 21st September 2016


Facebook reminded me that I posted the following 12 months ago today.

I don't think the value or the timeliness of the message has diminished in the last 12 months.

Do you?

Lessons From The Farmyard

This month's events in Syria and Europe only serve to remind us t hat when one country takes it on itself to destabilise another, like the US has in Syria, EVERYONE loses.

There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”

So is with our lives... Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all...

-Call it power of collectivity...
-Call it a principle of success...
-Call it a law of life.

The fact is, none of us truly and fully wins, until we all win!!

Hope you have a great week!

Time Lapse Photography in the Forest

If you watch nothing else today, watch this!

The NSA Is Hoarding Vulnerabilities
Bruce Schneier

The National Security Agency is lying to us. We know that because of data stolen from an NSA server was dumped on the Internet. The agency is hoarding information about security vulnerabilities in the products you use, because it wants to use it to hack others' computers. Those vulnerabilities aren't being reported, and aren't getting fixed, making your computers and networks unsafe.

Bad Neighbourhood
Bad Neighbourhood

Important Things
Important Things

How Is Your Day Going?
How Is Your Day Going?

Downhill rapidly, I'd say!

What Did You Hear?
What Did You Hear?

Unpanned Gold
Unpanned Gold

The Knowledge That Matters
The Knowledge That Matters

Not quite true. There is a lot more that is as important as that mentioned here but nevertheless it is a starting point for a great conversation about relative importances and how we are not taught to evaluate them.

4 myths about selling a business debunked

If you run a business there is some good information in here.

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

We think sometimes there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests, enchanting deer and butterflies with her smile. We think sometimes that ours is an age past frontiers, past adventures. Destiny, it’s way over the horizon, glowing shadows galloped past, long ago and gone.

What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure... ...not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth!

Our century, they’ve changed their clothes, of course. Dragons wear government-costumes today, and failure-suits and disaster-outfits. Society’s demons screech, whirl down on us should we lift our eyes from the ground, dare we turn right at corners we’ve been told to turn left.

So crafty have the appearances become that princesses and knights can be hidden from each other, can be hidden from themselves.

Yet masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that we’ve never lost the shield we need against dragons, that blue fire voltage runs through us now to change our world as we wish.

Intuition whispers true. We’re not dust, we’re magic!


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 2014-2016 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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