Take a breath…and slow down. 

For the past week, I have lived mostly between the sofa or bed, with an invisible ‘out of order’ sign slapped on my forehead.  I’m usually the one ploughing headfirst into everything, 100 miles an hour, doing, racing, chasing, with an only-fools-slow-down sort of attitude.   But sometimes your body forces you to slow down, […]

Giving honour…even if it’s not deserved. 

I was on a plane yesterday when I overheard a conversation between two passengers sitting next to me.  Woman: What do you do back home? Man: I serve in the military. Woman:  Wow, that’s great, thank you for your service. Man:  Well, you all are worth it. In the US (where I am, at the […]

How to be kind…

On my way home from work yesterday, I popped into the supermarket and found myself walking across Sainsbury’s car park, behind two ladies wearing hijabs. As we approached the entrance, a woman walking out of the store, acknowledged the ladies in front of me, smiled brightly and said ‘good evening’.   The ladies turned to […]