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The 6 elements of life

“The 6 elements of life are to laugh, give, share, enjoy, care, and live a strong and full life.” – Indrani Smith I am regularly amazed by my daughter. Today’s IQ is entirely by her, and I couldn’t be prouder:

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Yesterday was the Best. Birthday. Ever. Starting with getting jumped on by my kids at 6am, we had pancakes/crepes for brekky while

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You must not lose faith in humanity

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi Today was such a mixed bag. Some successes. Some failures. Some

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The cure for anything is salt water

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen This guy is a man after my own heart. I LOVE this quote. I had it sent to me recently by a friend (I can’t

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R U OK?

“R U OK?” Today is R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is an initiative designed to start conversations, connect people, and prevent suicide. It’s all about asking that simplest of questions -“Are you OK?” – and being present and ready

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This is all you have.

“This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.” – Laura Schlessinger

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Touch one heart, touch one soul

“Touch one heart, touch one soul. I know it’s cliché, but it’s seriously gold.”  – Steve Pajor Today’s IQ comes from a mate of mine – Steve Pajor. An artist, a surfer, a father, a friend. The painting in the

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Stop Making Excuses

“Stop making excuses.” Yep. You heard me. You know, the ones like: “I’m tired.” “Someone else let me down.” “I didn’t have time.” “It’s not my fault.” “It’s raining.” And so on. You know in your heart when you’re making

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Get Up!

“Get Up!” – out of bed. – off your butt. – and be counted. – stand up. – I gotta loosen this load. – and make a difference. – and move. Inspired by the You Am I song, which started

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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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Givers gain

“Givers gain.” – Dr Ivan Misner Today’s quote is by the guy that started Business Networking International – or BNI for short. The honest truth is I had a whole load of stuff I wanted to say about this IQ

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Work Hard, Play Hard, Have Fun

“Work hard, play hard, have fun.” Every Wednesday morning for most of the school year, Indrani has had band practice at 8am – a slightly earlier start than usual, and it has mostly been me that takes her to band

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Let every dawn be to you

“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.” – John Ruskin Make every day count. Be kind to yourself and others, because each day is a new

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Be calm today

“Be calm today.” More of a reminder for me, than anything else. But I hope it helps you have a calm day, too. With love, and calmness, Israel. xo  

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‘It is finished’ is the triumphant cry

“‘It is finished’ is the triumphant cry that what I came to do has been done. All is accomplished, completed, fulfilled work.” – Stanley Hauerwas The bus design is finished. I am spent. Now on with the other 4,017,216 projects

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If the world seems cold to you

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom I am struggling with winter. This happens every year, and every year I struggle with it. I think it’s a combination of a 1910’s-era home

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Be at peace

“Be at peace in moments of breathtaking beauty.” This is my wish for you, in your busy, hectic life. That you find peace, and that you notice the breathtaking beauty of our world. Too often I find myself taking certain

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Change your internal script

“Change your internal script.”  Unless your life is amazing in every way, in every aspect. If that’s you, don’t change your internal script, because the current one is working. I read an article yesterday – this one – about how

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If you’re bored

“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz Don’t panic… I’m not bored with life. I just know that I

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Either You Decide

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” – Christopher Reeve So much of the way we live our lives comes down to this exact choice. Do I want

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