Celebrate A Life

Today is the first anniversary of Dad’s death. I miss him of course, and I’m not grieving today – I’m celebrating.

Thank you Dad for being there to pick Keira up from school and look after her while I work

Thank you Dad for being proud of me, and for telling me so

Thank you Dad for helping me to see it’s more important to tell it straight than to try and be liked

Thank you Dad, for being you

I don’t know about you but I tend to shy away from positive feedback, particularly receipt of it. So perhaps I’m taking the easy way out today by celebrating someone who can’t answer back. Regardless of my own hangups, I’m sure you know someone special you can acknowledge today, someone out there would love to hear from you. Be bold, celebrate a life.

Where The Magic Happens

I have written a review of 2012. I know it will help me to reflect and then plan ahead, and who knows, it may help you too? The trouble is – it’s quite a long post and I have been focusing on brevity recently. So while I may yet publish that longer, written review, for now, here is a short video which I hope captures something of the essence of why this year has….worked.

How to make stuff happen – in five simple steps

A simple guide to making stuff happen

1) Ask questions
2) Listen carefully to the answers
3) Do something useful with what you have learned
4) Tell people what you have done
5) Repeat steps one through four

What are you waiting for? Get on and do it, and be mindful that simple isn’t always easy. That’s the point of step five I guess, repeat, repeat, repeat.

Have fun.