Stories and Encouragement
About the Book
People write for lots of different reasons. The one reason everyone who writes has in common though is that they have something to share. So sharing is the motive but there are unique stories belonging to each that has brought them to the point of sharing. Normally people want to publish because they have accumulated enough expertise that they can confidently support the content and they may even have a reputation behind them that means their name is recognised by their readers.
I can't lay claim to either. What I have is an offering based on the experience I have. So, this is where the argument for why anyone should read anything I have written can become ropey. We do things either because we trust or we have confidence based on experience. So I started a blog because I have written material for many years but I never converted it into published material. This seemed a home for this blog and so now I should tell you what I write about.
We all have to discover meaning and motive in what we do. Some find this comes easily and some spend their lifetimes struggling. There are plenty of books that are meant to help you uncover and validate these things. Bookshelves groan under the weight of self help literature - with varying degrees of value and varying degrees of succesful hooks to help you move on. I have a simple approach to what I have written - stories; stuff and encouragement. I'll come flat out and say I do believe we are spiritual creatures living physical lives but nothing I have written here means you have to believe the same. There are stories that offer a context, showing I have struggled for meaning like everyone else; there's a hodge podge of observations, again that many will have experienced and tried to understand, and finally some words of encouragement.
I'm not offering solutions I just offer a context for a reader to reconceive how they think and feel about their choices in life and the things they might do next. As I say in my introduction, there's only one way to find out if what I have written is of any use to you - have a read.
- 1 Stories
- A New Year - Old Tricks
- Two Old Guys
- A story of Conviction: Whitney Houston, Jemima Wilkinson and American Hippies
- Nature - the Great Teacher
- 2 Stuff
- Finding your heart in life - You’re either an Eeyore or a Tigger
- Love What You Do and Do What You Love in a Mad, Bad World
- It’s Not How You Start…
- Where do you begin on the Question of God?
- Saying the Obvious has its Purpose
- Ralph Waldo Emerson and Self Reliance
- Relationships are Open for Business 24hrs a day
- Finding Purpose and Meaning It
- 3 Encouragement
- Determination - The Stuff of Legend
- What Is Heroism?
- Where do you find Peace?
- Happiness May be Closer than You Think
- Letting Go and Grabbing On
- Losing and Finding Strength and Sensitivity
- What do You Do When You Still Have a Million Miles To Go?
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