Here’s my weekly poem – I hope you enjoy it
It Couldn’t Be Done
I’m having a pretty good day today.
I hope you do too.
See what you can do to make that happen.
Morning my shiny happy people – how are you today?
It’s a beautiful sunny Monday morning here in Coventry, a bit on the nippy side, but lovely none the less.
I have to admit to something.
I’ve been procrastinating over a couple of things.
The first one was a paper work thing. I was a bit unsure about what I needed to do, so I found every excuse I could to avoid doing it. I found ‘busy’ work to do so that I could argue that I had been doing other things, I became very easily distracted by anything and everything that would take me away from it and I generally avoided having to get on with it. That has changed today and it makes me feel really good.
It feels great when you get something you have been putting off out of the way and you don’t have to think about it any more. If I do think about it, I think – well done me – I did that, rather than thinking that I should be doing it and feeling guilty and a bit rubbish about myself.
I bet you have one or two things that you are deliberately or subconsciously putting off…so what could be your trigger to getting them done?
Oddly, for me, it was getting on with something else that I had also been putting off.
My partner and I enjoy a good meal – maybe a little more than we should. Over the last few years the pounds have started to creep on and despite talking a lot about losing weight and using phases like ‘we could try this diet’ or ‘we should really do more exercise’ we hadn’t really committed to changing our habits at all – that is until this weekend. We stuck to a high protein, low carb meal plan and were quite impressed with the results – we both lost 4 pounds each. 4 pounds in 2 days is a hell of a kick start to a diet, and it made us both feel really good about sticking to it and achieving real results. This ‘win’ reminded me how good it feels to achieve something I’d been putting off and spurred me on to do my paperwork.
I was once told that the secret to getting things done is getting things started.
What are you going to start today?
Today is Extraterrestrial Culture Day.
Now I’m definitely not saying there is no such thing as aliens, but when I saw this it reminded me of a lovely phrase…
… Don’t open your mind too much, your brain might fall out.
I think the important part of that sentence is the ‘too much’.
It’s important to keep an open mind – that’s how we learn things.
It’s also important to question what you are told – that’s how we don’t make idiots of ourselves, or become pawns in someone else’s games.
Be sceptical – sceptical is good – it asks for evidence.
Don’t be cynical – cynical is bad – it means you dismiss ideas just because you don’t like them.
So keep interested, keep open minded, look for proof and ask lots and lots of questions.
Happy ET culture day
The Truth is out there!
I like to post a poem on a Sunday, but I must admit to having a rather lazy weekend and not doing very much of anything except catching up on some TV and eating plenty of yummy food with my partner. We were in hibernation mode – no excuses – just felt like it.
Today the guilt is kicking in and I feel like we wasted a perfectly lovely day.
But then again, was it a waste, as we had a perfectly lovely day?
So, I’ve decided to get over the guilt, roll up my sleeves and do all the stuff that I would have normally done yesterday today and be extra productive on this beautiful Monday – so here’s yesterdays poem – I hope you like it.
I decided to post this one as it was written in a letter to a contestant on celebrity big brother this year. Most people seemed moved by the poem, yet almost all of them had never heard it before, which surprised me as I believed it was very well known.
For those of you that know it, be reminded of these stunning words. For those of you that are new to it, enjoy it, share it and live it.