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That moment when you receive a phone call to offer you your very first job!

For me, I’d had a lot of job interviews before I was finally successful and offered a job. It had been getting quite depressing how many times I’d had no replies to job applications, been called for interview and then heard nothing further or got the dreaded ‘Dear John’ letter.

The job I eventually got was one I really didn’t expect to get as they had been looking for someone with some specific experience, which I didn’t haven’t. Some how though I obviously impressed (or at least did enough for them to have faith in my abilities), and as you can imagine was absolutely delighted when I got that phone call offering me the post.

How was you’re first job offer – Was it a job really wanted, or one you weren’t really wanting?

Whatever your first job, I’m sure you were happy to get the job offer, as at the very least, it meant you were going to earn some money!

That moment when you’ve set off in the car on your holidays, and then about an hour into the journey the words “I’m not sure I remembered to lock the back door” echo round the car!

When I was younger, this or similar phrases were uttered not long into the start of our annual car journey south at the start of our summer holidays. Mum always had second or third thoughts about whether she’d turned this or that off, or lock a door or something along those thins.

If I remember correctly, I don’t think we ever turned round and went back home to check anything, although I think a couple of times we maybe stopped and phoned my aunt, who had spare keys for the house, to ask her to check everything was ok. Other times I recall Dad and I both convincing Mum that whatever it was she thought she’d forgotten to do, we had checked and it was ok.

No matter how we ended Mum worrying about something she thought she’d forgotten, there was never an occasion where it turned out Mum had forgotten to do something! How many times have we all done that, gone out, and thought you’ve forgotten something, but in reality you very rarely have?

So whether you’ve had you’re moment of thinking you’ve forgotten something when you head off on holiday this summer, or you’ve still to go on holiday, be assured that it’s more than likely that you haven’t forgotten to do something important before you head out your house on holiday.

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?

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Turn your mobile off!

Oooh a very controversial suggestion this week isn’t it?

Mobile phone offWe all seem to be permanently attached to our mobile phones don’t we? The second they alert us to an incoming phone call, text of IM, we snatch the phone and immediately answer/read/respond to the incoming call or message. It doesn’t even matter who we’re with or where we are, our phones still seem to be the most important thing around us.

So why not take a break from the constant communication with others via your phone, and turn it off, just for a few hours. During that time, why not spend some quality time with your family, alone with your thoughts or spend some quiet time with God.

Make sure your life isn’t ruled by your mobile and the demands of others, by taking some time out from your mobile phone.

 

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Call a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while

If you are anything like me, I’m sure you have friends who you haven’t spoken to in a while, but who you still consider to be good friends. So why not lift the phone now, and give them a call, as I’m sure they will get a lift from speaking to you, and in return it will brighten your day.

Go on, give a friend a call, and brighten both your days!