Tag: sunrise

Make it count

“Make it count.” There’s a touch of truth in the statement most commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Turns out it was originally stated thus by Aristotle: “It is

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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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Out of suffering

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran My daughter is suffering a bit now, with her illness. She’s OK, but just uncomfortable. Late last night it got me thinking

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Listen

“Listen.” Today’s IQ is a video one, too. This was shot a few years back at Crescent Head, our summer holiday destination of choice for the past 5 years. I love the gentle clunking noise made by the stones on the

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We have to be greater than what we suffer

“We have to be greater than what we suffer.” – Gwen Stacy This quote is taken from the speech given by Spiderman’s girlfriend in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It is a cracking film, but it has left me utterly hollow

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STRIVE

“STRIVE.” Defined as: verb     make great efforts to achieve or obtain something struggle or fight vigorously I love this word. I chose it for this IQ because it perfectly describes what the tree in the picture is doing,

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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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Get up early.

“Get up early.” It might seem that I’m going all Sergeant Hulka on you (nod Bill Murray and Stripes) telling you to LOOK UP and GET UP EARLY and stuff like that… …but it’s all coming from LOVE. I have

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Between two worlds life hovers like a star

“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.” – Lord Byron A bit of poetry for your day, complemented beautifully by this shot of sunrise at Crescent Head. What does this quote

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Rock it.

“ROCK IT.” Today’s IQ is dedicated to all of you. May you ROCK whatever IT is for you, in your day, in your life, in your own way. Take the bull by the horns, take charge, throw your hands in the

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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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Nothing is as powerful

“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo Well, actually, the original quote is: “On résiste à l’invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l’invasion des idées.” Translation: One resists the invasion of

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There is no scarcity of opportunity

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” – Wayne Dyer Scarcity of resolve. I think that phrase sums up the disappointments of mankind since

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Forgive yourself.

“Forgive yourself.” I set ridiculously high expectations upon myself. I have done it my whole life. I have always been driven to achieve, and I always feel a keen sense of failure whenever I don’t measure up to my own

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Good artists copy, great artists steal

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso I’ve been thinking about the notion of stealing a LOT lately, thanks to this article. The bits that hit me hardest were these two: “We steal time and sanity from ourselves

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False Expectations Appearing Real

“FEAR: False Expectations Appearing Real.” Yesterday I drove a 13.5 metre, 15-tonne bus for the first time. I also managed to qualify for my Heavy Vehicle Drivers Licence. One more item checked off the list for our upcoming adventure around Oz.

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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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