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Do you know any ordinary heroes?

If so, what it is about them that makes you consider them to be an “ordinary hero”?

Here’s Christopher Reeve‘s definition of what makes someone an ordinary hero:

A hero is an ordinary person who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles

ordinary hero

For me, that definition helped me to realise that, despite my initial feelings that I didn’t know any “ordinary heroes”, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

I hope that as you’ve thought about people you know who are ordinary heroes, you’ve realised that they are in fact so much more any ordinary heroes…they are in fact extra-ordinary heroes!

When you were younger, do you remember playing dares? Each person in turn was dared by the rest of the group to do a particular thing which they wouldn’t normally do.

I don’t know about you, but I always hated that game. Maybe it’s because I have always been quite a quiet (don’t laugh!) and shy person, but I always hated having to put myself in situations I wouldn’t normally get embroiled in, or say things to people I wouldn’t normally say.

There’s one dare however that we should all be willing to do…

Dare yourself each day to be a blessing to someone.

If God in part of our life, it should be our duty to be a blessing each day. Will you accept the challenge today?

LiarIt’s hurtful when people lied to us isn’t it? Why do some people think it’s acceptable to lie openly and blatantly to others?

I recently read the following quote, which despite its simplicity, hits the mark:

The worst thing about being lied to is simply knowing you weren’t worth the truth ~ Unknown

The most important thing to remember when others lie to you, is that it is not you who is the problem, it is them! If they haven’t got the guts or the honestly to tell you the truth, are they really worth getting upset or annoyed about?!

Don’t get drawn into a web of lies and deceit, because it will become ingrained in you and you’ll find it difficult to stop lying.

It’s Christmas time, and for many that also means party time!

Christmas Party

But what does party time mean to you? A night out with friends and/or colleagues? A Christmas meal? Lots of drinking? Lots of dancing? Very late night or even an early morning?

And what about the day after the party, how do you feel? Hangover? Little recollection of events from the previous night? Exhausted? Memories of a night full of fun?

Sadly for many, Christmas night‘s out are all about drinking lots of alcohol and getting into a state that means they are not in control of their actions, and will have little memory of anything they have said or done. For me that’s not a good night out, that’s just a waste of money!

You can have a great night out and have fun spending time with friends, without the need for alcohol…trust me on that one as I’m talking from experience!

christmas party2I find it quite annoying when people assume that just because I don’t drink I can’t enjoy a good night out! I’m sorry to break all your preconceptions, but not drinking and having fun aren’t mutually exclusive!

Please don’t misunderstand my message today, I am not against people drinking, I am against people drinking to excess, because after all what does that achieve both for the person doing the drinking and those who have to look after them…I’ll let you answer that question yourself.

In conclusion, if you’re attending a Christmas party in the run up to Christmas, I hope you have a great night out, but even more so I’d ask you not to drink to excess but instead drink responsibly. 

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, so today I’m going to give you 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. Autumn

2. Snow

3. Boots

4. Bulb

5. Faith

6. Pet

7. Injection

8. Volume

9. Car

10. Weight

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. Leaves

2. Cold

3. Shoes

4. Light

5. God

6. Tigger (our 17 year old cat!)

7. Pain

8. Deaf

9. Dirty

10. Diet

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing these, 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 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?

I sometimes just pick some really random words and just try this myself just to see what my answers are – I know that really does sound sad, but I often find it illuminating to discover what is occupying my subconscious…I’d urge you to try it out for yourself.

How’s your week been? Busy? Quick?

Well my week at work has been one of those where I’ve been really really busy, but now the week’s over I can’t actually list you anything I’ve achieved!

It’s funny how we get weeks like that isn’t it? It’s been a weeks where I’ve just had one thing after another to do, with not much time to stop and take breath, or assess what I have or haven’t achieved.

I always find it funny how when you’re really busy you feel as if you’ve achieved little, but when you’ve had a bit more time to focus and do your own thing, it often feels like you’ve achieved more. Imagine what it would be like if we combined those two things. i.e. Achievement with constantly busy…

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would astonish ourselves.

Yeah! Imagine we were always focused on our work and constantly completing our allocated tasks and achieving other objectives too…wouldn’t that be amazing! I guess our workmates and managers would wonder what’s happened to us all if we all started over achieving!

Anyway, after an extra busy week at work, I’m glad to have a couple of days of no work…mind you that doesn’t mean I’m not busy with other important family things!

I’m hoping for a slightly less busy week at work next week, but ‘ll be surprised if that happens as looks like we’ll be moving office!

Ever come across someone who appears to listen to you but later shows they really haven’t listened to a single word you’ve said?

I would guess we all know someone like that! I would also guess that they are not particularly caring people when it comes to others, am I right?

J Clarke once said

One who cares is one who listens.

and that kind of sums up what I was saying doesn’t it.

Of course there is one person who we can all talk to who I guarantee will always listen to every word you say, and will show is love and compassion for you on a daily basis. Do you know who I’m talking about?

GOD!

Don’t ever stop caring about others. Be Christ-like and listen to what others say to you and saw you care about them.

Someone recently said to me, “If you’re hurting–you’re growing”.

I must be honest and say that when they told me that, I laughed (in disbelief) as I couldn’t understand how I can possibly be growing just because I’m hurting. However on considering this a bit more, I realised that this statement is probably true.

After all how do you learn to deal with hurt and disappointment, except by experiencing them, as you can’t really teach someone how to cope with these things.

Therefore, when you’re hurting, don’t forget that by dealing with your hurt, you are in fact gaining real life experience and so are growing as a person.

The other thing to always remember when you’re hurting is that you are not alone…Draw nearer to God & let Him be your strength.

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last few months, so today I’m going to give you 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. Negativity

2. Yummy

3. Boredom

4. Heart

5. Milk

6. Sunshine

7. Kindle

8. Dementia

9. Airport

10. Candle

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. A specific person (I can’t name them for obvious reasons!)

2. Mum’s homemade chocolate cake

3. Unhappy

4. Pain

5. Cow

6. Happy

7. Books

8. Dad

9. Holidays

10. Light

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse 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 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?

I sometimes just pick some really random words and just try this myself just to see what my answers are – I know that really does sounds sad, but I often find it illuminating to discover what is occupying my subconscious…I’d urge you to try it out for yourself.

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last few months, so today I’m going to give you 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. Watching sport on TV

2. Professionalism

3. Independence debate

4. Snow and ice

5. Job application

6. Home time

7. Administration

8. Care home

9. Twitter

10. TV crime series

 

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. Football

2. Honesty

3. Uncertainty

4. Brrrrrrr

5. Nervous

6. Yay!

7. Rangers FC

8. Aunt Mae

9. New friendships

10. Midsomer murders

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse 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 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?

I sometimes just pick some really random words and just try this myself just to see what my answers are – I know that really does sounds sad, but I often find it illuminating to discover what is occupying my subconscious…I’d urge you to try it out for yourself.