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The Cost of Kindness

If I have learnt anything during my 60-plus years on this wondrous planet, it is that every day we have the opportunity to be better versions of ourselves. And through the simple act of kindness we have this opportunity…

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Life lessons from an almost dead tree

“Darn,” I cursed. The tree had died, for we had forgotten to dutifully nurture it. I feverishly raced to get a bucket of water. Dousing the parched earth that supported the resolute death stick, a part of me knew my efforts were in vain. But just like that dead stick, I refused to concede it was all over.

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Taken

On a recent rehoming I was taken down some dusty tracks; they wound this way and that, and as they did, my mind wandered with them. I was struck by the raw beauty that daily abounds as Louis Armstrong belted out “What a wonderful world” in my head.

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Walk a mile

“I think you need another pair of shoes,” someone commented as they looked down and saw the cable tie strapped firmly around my left runner. “No, no,” I replied, “It’s got a few more miles in it yet.” And I smiled.

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The Fourth Sheep

In a tale worthy of a Hollywood movie, if not our very own spine-tingling novel, comes the rescue of the “fourth sheep”.

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Cradle the Broken Pieces

With so much pain and hardship already delivered into their young lives, Switzerland and Mozambique have found sanctuary and a fast friendship.

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Never mind how history will judge us

The often-invoked cautionary phrase reminding us to temper our actions begins, “History will judge us…” But should the better metric of how we behave today not to be judged by the way future generations will look back upon us, but by how the recipients of our actions today are impacted by them?

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Grounded

I am not sure what called me to the field that day, but I am mighty glad it did. Accepting the invitation of its lush green softness, I settled myself down.

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What If?

What if we humans are meant to be the helpers and the healers of this world, not the hurters and harmers we have become? What if the animals on this planet are not here for us, but with us?

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Beauty

Whilst the capacity to appreciate beauty may at times escape our busy minds, it never leaves our hearts. It is always there, just waiting for us to reconnect.

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