Archive for the ‘mobile phone’ Category

Have a look around you. Look at the people you see. How many are on their phones, not necessarily talking to anyone, but simply on some social media site ‘chatting’ with friends or family?

Next time you’re outside, do the same, look around and see what many around are doing. Again I suspect you’ll find the majority are probably using their mobile phone.

We’re probably all guilty of being ‘on’ our phones far more these days than we should be, so I’m sure we all make sure we never get into a situation where we get the dreaded ‘low battery’ message.

But consider this

We try to do so much these days, running around from one thing to another, keeping going because we don’t want to let anyone down. We put on a ‘public face’ so others won’t see how much we’re struggling with life, even when we’re exhausted and find we’ve no energy to carry on with life.

We’re guilty of taking better care of our phones than we do ourselves sometimes, aren’t we? So please stop, have a think about what percentage you’d say your own personal battery would register at. If you’d say your battery would say ‘low battery’, it’s time for you to take a time out from life, and look after yourself, your health and your well-being, because you need a break.

Grateful

Posted: September 29, 2018 in car, computing, finance, friendship, life, mobile phone, poverty, quotes
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I read this on a friend’s timeline on Facebook recently, and wanted to share it will you all

It’s very true isn’t, we get so caught up at time with all the latest technology, gadgets, cars etc, that we often can forget to be thankful for what we already possess.

There are so many people in this world who don’t even have a fraction of the possessions we have, yet still we want more. Maybe it’s time to give more to others rather than keep buying more and more for ourself.

I saw this shared by a friend on Facebook, and as well as making me laugh, it got me thinking – I come back to my thoughts, but first here’s the picture that was shared:

So after having a bit of a laugh at this photo, it struck me that these days we all tend to be permanently attached to our mobile devices – phones, tablets, laptops etc – so do we ever turn them off so that we can actually give God our full attention?

We must take a time-out from our mobile phones/tablets etc just to have quality time with God, otherwise we will never truly hear what he has to say to us. Likewise we can only ever give God our all, if we actually give Him our full attention, without any distractions from notifications or messages on our mobile devices.

Today is all about options again – I’m going to give you two items at a time, and you have to choose either the option that best describes you or which you prefer:

  1. Curtains or blinds
  2. Fitbit or smartwatch
  3. Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk
  4. Straight hair or curls
  5. Visa or Mastercard
  6. Fleece or sweatshirt
  7. Yellow, rose or white gold
  8. First name or nickname
  9. Windows or iOS
  10. Hairdresser or barber

 

A variety of questions, some about your personality, some about your preferences. Whatever your answers, together they define who you are.

In case you’re wondering here’s my answerslogo_your_preferences_final

  1. Curtains
  2. Smartwatch
  3. Semi-skimmed milk
  4. Straight hair
  5. Mastercard
  6. Fleece
  7. White gold
  8. First name
  9. iOS
  10. Hairdresser

Smashed

Posted: October 14, 2017 in children, finance, friendship, life, mobile phone
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The other week during one of my usual lunchtime walks, I was walking through an area where there were some benches at either side of the pathway. There were quite a few people around, and as I got a few meters away from one of the benches, I was aware that there were three children – one about 10 or 11, the other two about 14 or 15 – climbing and jumping over the bench and attempting to get onto the wall that was immediately behind the bench.

As I got closer I realised two of the kids had mobiles in their hands and seemed to be struggling to keep their balance as they climbed/jumped from bench to wall. Then as I was passing them, I heard the girl saying to the two boys, “Don’t worry I’ll take it on my phone ’cause if I smash it Mum will just need to buy me a new one”!

I carried on walking, shocked by the statement the young girl had made. To be honest it shocked me that these kids didn’t seem to value their phones. i.e. They seemed to think a broken phone was easily replaced, because they didn’t appreciate how much a replacement phone would cost their parents.

While some will find that purchasing a replacement mobile phone is not a bank breaking expense, there are many who will! Money is not unlimited to the majority of us, so we take responsibility for our belongings – we take care of them and try not to damage them.

Are we losing the ability to appreciate how much items/belongings are worth? Do our children simply see that when something breaks or they want something, the money is available to purchase it, regardless of cost?

Yes, I was saddened by what I heard these children say, but I was probably more disappointed that they hadn’t been taught to value and look after their belonging.

Restart

Posted: September 24, 2017 in belief, computing, life, mobile phone, music, quotes, religion
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When we have problems with our laptops/tablets/phones we restart them to try to fix the problem. How about life, what do we do when we face problems in life?

Well, just as when we restart our devices when they fail, we can restart our lives by letting God into our lives and making us new.

I’ve done a few Word Associations and Places Associations with you, and several other UK specific Places Association which, as the title suggests, is all about places in the UK. i.e. cities, countries, towns etc.

So instead of throwing words at you and responding with the first word that comes into your mind, today I’m going to throw names of places in the UK at you, and this time I want you to respond with whatever comes into your mind first about that place.

So here goes…cities

  1. Margate
  2. Carlisle
  3. Prestwick
  4. Taunton
  5. Llandudno
  6. Milton Keynes
  7. Forfar
  8. Penzance
  9. Blackburn
  10. Crieff

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Only Fools and Horses
  2. Border
  3. Airport
  4. Tennis
  5. Holiday
  6. Roundabouts
  7. Bridie
  8. Train
  9. Phone call
  10. Hydro

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did you understand all my answers? Did any of your own answers surprise you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond to any of these words or place association games, with the first things that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state and our true feelings about a place.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Boots
  2. Post-it
  3. Chargewords
  4. Air conditioning
  5. Cinema
  6. River
  7. Traffic lights
  8. Engine
  9. Pain
  10. Cargo

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Winter
  2. Yellow
  3. Phone
  4. Cold
  5. Popcorn
  6. Deep
  7. Broken
  8. Car
  9. 999
  10. Trousers

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Books

Posted: August 20, 2016 in books, communication, mobile phone, quotes
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Are you a book lover – either real books or kindle?

Reading is something that can amongst other things, educate us, entertain us and inspire us. So those who can’t read or are not interested in reading books will surely be missing out on something special and inspirational.

Maybe that’s why I love this quote from Mark Twain:

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them

books

Today is all about options again – I’m going to give you two items at a time, and you have to choose either the option that best describes you or which you prefer:

  1. CD or download
  2. Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton
  3. Bacon roll or roll and sausage
  4. Bacon roll with red sauce or brown sauce
  5. Windows or android phone
  6. Android or apple phone
  7. Indoors or outdoors
  8. Introvert or extrovert
  9. Visa or Mastercard
  10. Biro or rollerball

A variety of questions, some about your personality, some about your preferences. Whatever your answers, together they define who you are.

In case you’re wondering here’s my answerslogo_your_preferences_final

  1. Download
  2. Nico Rosberg
  3. Bacon roll
  4. Brown sauce
  5. Android
  6. Android (though I’ve never actually had an Apple phone!)
  7. Outdoors
  8. Introvert
  9. Mastercard
  10. Rollerball