Sunday, 31 March 2013

He was intolerant of intolerance.

   I heard the above line on the radio as I drove home. As per my last post, it's short to the point and there's an element of wit to it. Intolerance is the one common thing that invades all our lives. There needs to be an "Intolerance day." Where we all deal with as much petty intolerance as we can in 24 hours. I'm warming to the idea right now and can think of a couple of targets :-))))).

   Onwards and upwards in the pursuit of fulfillment and happyness :-)

Monday, 25 March 2013

Persistence beats resistance.

   I love little aphorism's like the one above. Short and to the point. Their shortness seems to add to their gravitas.
   The last couple of weeks have been really busy, work wise. Long days with not much time to do anything else. Where I have had a little pondering time I have been thinking about the desired direction I'd like my life to follow. It isn't hugely different from the path so far followed. It's more to do with not just looking straight ahead but casting an eye to the left and right and taking in what's happening. Being a part of that and enjoying  it. Pretty basic really.
   One by product of the long days, are mistakes. Small ones, like measuring a tile to be cut to fit a gap, cutting it and then binning the right half and trying to fit the wrong half. In the past this would have started a short dialog in my head about what an idiot I was. This week however I've either smiled or laughed as my error, as I reach into the rubble sack to retrieve the wanted tile. I've not been troubled by the long hours. In fact, it's more about the job done and not the time taken ? I can't explain to myself, why my mood is changing and frankly and for the first time in memory I don't need to know either.
   And now for a change of subject. Amino Acids! I've taken a few supplements in my time and apart from Ginseng, haven't really noticed any benefits. I've been very interested with the effects food can have on your well being. How at different times in a life cycle you may be suffering from a deficiency of one sort or another. So while nonchalantly perusing the web. I came across AA's. It mentioned that L-tyrosine may have a beneficial effect on mood. So off I went searching for more info. Body builders use L-gultamine to help with muscle recovery. They also take L-Arginine which helps with muscle mass, blood flow and circulation. There are several AA's all doing slightly different things. From helping to reduce fat in the body, angina, aiding recovery from heart attacks to erectile dysfunction. So I'm taking a couple at the moment. I'll let you know if they make a difference.
   I turned 55 last week and finally excepted I won't be discovered by Fulham scouts playing in the park and fast tracked into their first team. Score the winning goal against Chelsea, in the FA Cup Final and there by become a Fulham legend. However it wasn't all bad news. I did receive a Kindle Fire as a present. I wasn't expecting it and truth be told, felt a little embarrassed to receive such an expensive gift. I've added a few books and several apps. All I need now (and am looking forward to) is to be stuck or delayed somewhere so I really make use of it
.    Well that's it. Apart from one last aphorism "No wind favours he who has no destined port"

Onwards and upwards in the pursuit of fulfillment and happyness :-)

Monday, 11 March 2013

What do you want from life ?

   I don't mean material things. I mean the intangible things and more specifically have you thought about what you want recently. Is it the same as the last time you mulled it over? I have and it isn't!
   I won't bore you with the detail. The general stuff, I will though. I'm surprised how short the list was, is and how detailed. My initial list, hid things. No that doesn't sound right, some of the things I wanted or thought I wanted were a bit too general too vague. They needed to be slimmed down and when I did the necessary trimming they became something else entirely. That surprised me, in a good way. Hiding behind the donuts were a few apples.
   We don't have as much control over our lives as we think. The banks own our homes. Our jobs aren't for life and so it goes on. Where we can make a choices, shouldn't we? I have friends who are quite happy for life to just happen. They may plan a holiday but not much else. I don't have a problem with that but I do think my brush with the blues was a result of letting go of the reins. So starting to feel I can begin to have a bit of a plan is, well heartening :-)`
   That's all I have 

Onwards and upwards in the pursuit of fulfillment and happyness :-)