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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them.

-Denis Waitley

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Buddha purchased a copy of The Big Issue from a street vendor with a £10 note. When Buddha asked for his change the vendor looked with a smile and said, “Ah, change must come from within”.

– Anon.

When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home.

-Rumi

The only thing I fear more than change is no change.
The business of being static makes me nuts.”
-Twyla Tharp

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

– Voltaire

I keep on hearing on the radio, Eliza Doolittle’s  new song, Pack up, but never really listened to it, until today. It’s great to hear a pop song with a certain depth, different and provide enjoyment. Love the guys voice singing in the chorus 🙂

I get tired, and upset
And I’m trying to care a little less
And on Google I only get depressed
I was taught to dodge those issues, I was told:
Don’t worry, there’s no doubt
There’s always something to cry about
When you’re stuck in an angry crowd
They don’t think what they say before they open their mouth, you gotta

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say bout me.
Pack up your troubles get your old grin back
Don’t worry about the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
‘Cause they whisper too loud for me

Hot topic,
Maybe I should drop it,
It’s a touchy subject,
And I like to tiptoe ’round the tiff going down,
You got penny, no pound
So if your business is running out
It’s not my business to talk about
They don’t think what they say before they open their mouth, you gotta

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say bout me
Pack up your troubles get your old grin back
Don’t worry about the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
‘Cause they whisper too loud for me

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say bout me
Pack up your troubles get Your old Grin back
Don’t worry about the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
‘Cause they whisper too loud for me

Yeahhh yeahhh yeaah
Yeah yeah

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“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

I came across this on an online dating profile. It stuck in my mind and I kept a copy of it because it was on a man’s profile and I was tired of reading men’s profiles blaming women for the situation they were in.

A special toast for women who refuse to be silenced

Here’s to the women who stand up tall,
to the ones who fight and refuse to fall.
The ones that won’t accept defeat,
no matter how depressed or beat

Here’s to the women size twenty or eight,
and to the older ones that still look great.
To the fair of skin or a flawless tan,
to the ones that flirt like would a man

Here’s to the women who just don’t care,
about their looks or what they wear.
To the sexy ones that dress to kill,
and make the men both sweat and chill.

Here’s to the women who will not cower,
when faced with threat or those in power.
To the young, the old, the big, the small,
and the ones who stand each time they fall.

Here’s to the women who just won’t quit,
and those that shout or throw a fit.
To the sweeter ones that wont attack,
but will find a way to pay you back.

Here’s to you all, I raise my glass,
to the women out there no matter your class.
Drink to yourselves and shout out aloud
“I’m a strong special woman and of that I am proud!”

by Gabrielle Llambias


Other poems worth reading:
My perfect little world by Gabrielle Llambias
Ithaca by Constantin Kavafis

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
– Aristotle

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”
— Lao-Tzu