Tag: grass

Have patience with all things

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales This quote is

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Play

“Play.” It’s Sunday here, which is a family day of fun for us. My daughter is sick with either Rubella or Measles or Chicken Pox – she’s super spotty, and we will be seeing the doctor tomorrow – and despite

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Wherever you go, there you are

“Wherever you go, there you are.” No attribution to this quote today, as it (according to google) was originally created by about 8,321 different people. It was sent to me by a reader, who reached out yesterday with an amazing email.

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Take a break

“Take a break.” Exactly. That’s why I’m going on a week’s holiday to tropical Cairns, leaving in a few hours! (For my international readers, Cairns is here.) I’ll still be delivering daily IQs, although they may well be more philosophical,

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Put yourself first.

“Put yourself first.” This isn’t being selfish. Instead, it’s knowing when you need to focus inward rather than outward. Making your own nourishment, success and health your number one priority, instead of everyone else’s nourishment, success and health. I needed

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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Happiness lies in other places, too. But right now, I have to agree with Roosevelt. I’m getting an enormous sense of enjoyment and

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It takes courage to grow up

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings I wholeheartedly agree. There are few things scarier than confronting who you really are. In extremis, the mask slipped from the face… In Year 10 English,

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The secret of your future

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock What kind of routine do you follow? How do your days begin and end? What makes your life easier? I’m curious. Please let me know. With

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Education

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein A cheap shot at schools everywhere, but still funny. Remember to laugh, my friends. Especially at ourselves. With love, Israel. xo  

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Always Do Your Best

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino It’s true. What you are experiencing now is the result of your previous thoughts, words and actions. What you are thinking, saying and doing RIGHT

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Move, lovely.

“Move, lovely.” I came back from my summer holidays thin, fit, tanned, and feeling terrific. I have since put on some weight, eaten a whole host of the wrong foods, and have started feeling a bit fuller around the middle

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Blessed are the hearts that can bend

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” – Albert Camus Today is my last day of work for the year. (Probably.) Today is also the last day of new IQs for this year too. From tomorrow,

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Our prime purpose in life

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama With love, Israel. xo  

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All things are difficult

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller It’s funny how a simple quote like this makes the world an easier place for me. Stressing because life/work/relationships/children/sport/etc is difficult? Yep, me too. Don’t worry. It gets easier.

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You can’t always get what you want

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need…” – Mick Jagger Today, our household was hit by a figurative bombshell. Upon waking up, my wife noticed that

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Whoever wants to reach

“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.” – Saul Bellow Recently I’ve heard several stories of miraculous achievement which start with a commitment of 15 minutes a day. New products for online businesses, new websites, fitness

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Love is life.

“Love is life. And if you miss love,  you miss life.” – Leo Buscaglia I woke up feeling really grumpy with the world today. I had to work. I had to look after the kids. I had a bunch of

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Derive happiness in oneself

“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” – Henri Matisse Today’s IQ is a photo taken on my father-in-law’s farm, during an extended morning fog on our visit last weekend. At

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Luck is when

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” – Oprah Today I don’t have a whole lot to write about, I’m afraid. Nor tomorrow, for that matter. I’m off to Melbourne in the morning (rather early) to photograph a wedding for some

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There is not one blade of grass

Dear friends, I’ve just returned from a wonderful speaking engagement for a local photography club. I was able to speak with passion, from my heart, about my photography work. I gave fully and freely of my knowledge and expertise, and

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