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Balancing life in all its various shapes and forms


Passion for the Good or Bad !

Ooooh what a subject for a Sunday morning! Passion can be defined as a “very strong feeling about a person or thing” or “an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something.” Everything from chocolate, football, politics to saving the world has stirred passionate feelings and arguments in pubs or in families, so it can be a destructive emotion as well as a positive one. Passion is such and individual thing! We can all feel passionately about our country but th

Promises, Promises … Oops I did it again!

So what changed ? Why did I suddenly decide a few months later to finish the job? Another bottle of wine? Another fish supper? Actually it is much simpler than that, all it took was someone sending me a text that said “well I believe in you, read this and remember it” So I have thought, believed, dreamt and finally dared! Sometimes you need to hit rock bottom before you can start again, cliche I know but in this case so true. Apologies dear readers but I broke the promise at

Sunday Morning Thoughts 11/11/2012

Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once. Audrey Hepburn How many of us tear through life’s gallery at breakneck speed? A dash to the shops, grabbing a quick bite to eat at lunch, texting instead of calling to Hi? The next time you decide to go through life’s exhibits at full pelt, giving them but a glance, stop, t

Sunday Morning Coffee Thoughts 4th November 2012

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at.” Jesse Owens The daily battle of life, the grind to earn our wage and our position, the fight to get the children off to school in time, the attempts to look like a normal human being as we squeeze for our place on the bus! The outward struggles that are seen by all. But what of the inner battles, the stress the da

Sunday Morning Coffee Thoughts 28/10/2012

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Mother Teresa Sometimes a quote needs no explanation other than … Yesterday is gone: Time to leave what might have been behind Tomorrow has not yet come: Time to plan and focus when it comes We only have today: Today is now, focus on it and live it Let us begin:  An opportunity to start again and  the day Gx #Coffee #Glasgow #Sunday #Thoughts

Sunday Morning Post Coffee Thoughts 21/10/2012

“For whatsoever from one place doth fall, Is with the tide unto another brought: For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.” Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen This is one of my favourite quotes but it drives me nuts. Every time I think I have it in context the phrase “ships that pass in the night” pops into my head. Perhaps it is the tide reference but for some reason I feel the two are linked. How often, when the ebb and flow of life gets us down do we seek so

Sunday Morning Post Coffee Thoughts 30/09/2012

Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take? “ Alice asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire Cat. “I don’t know”, Alice answered. “Then” said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland A fork in the road? A decision to be made? Tough or easy, decisions can still mean some hard thinking or happen at the toss of a coin. We make choices every day, latte or triple shot, blue tie or no tie, bus or walk many of these are determ

Sunday Morning Post Coffee Thoughts 09/09/2012

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) Freedom! When you hear that word what do you think? What do you feel? Is freedom for you a state of mind, a state of security, financial or otherwise? Or perhaps freedom is the perception of being able to go where you want, be with whom you want to be with, making the mistakes you need to make! Whatever your definition of freedom is relish in it, celebrate it

Sunday Post Coffee Thoughts 02/09/2012 Phenomenally woman

“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” — Maya Angelou In memory of John who gave me this poem  to remind me of who I am and that no matter what I do or change, I am still a phenomenal woman! No

Sunday Morning Post Coffee Thoughts 26/08/2012

“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!” ― J.M. Barrie When you pass a group of young people playing football and the ball rolls towards you, do you ignore it, moan about the state of the youth of today or pretend you were Tommy Gemmell or Steve Chalmers slotting one by Inter Milan in the 1967 European Cup Final? There is something sadly satisfying when a gangly youth yells back “thanks Mrs

Sunday Morning Post Coffee Thought 19/08/2012

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  Dr. Seuss How many times have you cried after watching a film? Whether it was sad, funny, romantic or even violent, often a wee tear is shed at the end when good prevails over evil, the boy gets the girl or the world is doomed again and there is no hope! What is it that made us shed that tear? The music, the dialogue, the performances or is it that somewhere inside us the situation triggers a memory or an emotion from


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