Hello and a very warm welcome to my newly relaunched blog. I'm Paul a 40 year old family man from the UK. In this complex, information overload 21st century world, too often we lose sight of what's really important. Here I want to celebrate life, share inspirational stories, throw the spotlight on charities and causes close to my heart. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you all.
Monday, 19 April 2010
My only "Son"shine!
A couple of days have passed since my last blog entry, but don't worry I'm back, refreshed from a long weekend break and raring to go, just that little bit busy again with work today.
A warm welcome to any new readers and followers - it's very encouraging to see people stopping by even when I'm away. My target of 300 followers by the end of the year is looking very achievable with nearly 50 followers in all now, more than half of which have joined in the last week or so. Please keep the comments coming and get in touch about any special charities you would like me to support. I've already got at least 3 more charities suggested by fellow writers out there that I'll be highlighting in the next couple of weeks.
As there's only time for a short piece today, I decided to have a quick trawl around the web to find a quote or two to help lift the gloom of the start of another working week. My favourite one that sums up the spirit of this blog comes from the late Dr Leo Buscaglia (1924 –1998)...an author and Professor at the University of California who was also affectionately known simply as Dr Love.
"Don't spend your precious time asking 'Why isn't the world a better place?' It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer."
Then again, sometimes when I’m looking for real inspiration, rather than go trawling around for inspired quotes and insights from the great and the good on this planet, I find the answer much closer to home. When seen through my son's fresh, imaginative mind, suddenly the world seems a very different and much simpler place.
Here's a few of my absolute favourites:
“I’m not a lazy lump...I’m a tired lump!"
"Mummy you are delicious, Daddy you are tasty, granny you are a haddock!"
“Daddy, my nose has just done a trump”
“Grannie's hat is on to keep her ear wig in” (she has a hearing aid!)
“I’m decoratoring beautifully mummy” says he as he put up the baubles on the christmas tree
"Daddy stop reading with your mouth full."
“When I’m a big daddy like you I’m going to be strong, tall, and messy”
When asked what does daddy do all day, he replied in my defence “Daddy does mess!”
But even at his cheekiest, somehow always manages to redeem himself....
“I’ve got the best family in the whole world ever”