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If someone has encouraged you, take the time to let them know how it has affected you. If you never say it, it never gets said, and they never know how much their encouragement has meant to you.

Look at it from the encouragers perspective…if they do or say something they think will encourage you but they never get any feedback to suggest they have helped you, it may discourage them from trying to encourage you or anyone else again, and how awful would that be!

Personally I feel that we all need an “encourager” in our lives, because we all go through times when we struggle or feel sorry for ourselves, so just to have someone around who can life our spirits and reassure us can be just what we need.

So go on, encourage the encouragers, as they do a fantastic job!

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Today it’s time for another lesson in Scottish words and/or phrases. I wonder how many you’ll understand, never mind know!

  1. Face like a wet weekend
  2. We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns!
  3. Drookit
  4. Shoogle
  5. Stour
  6. Peely-walley
  7. Tattie
  8. Feerty (not sure about spelling!)
  9. Hoose
  10. Reekin

Any ideas what any of the above means, or are they all a foreign language to you?

Here’s the meaning of each of the above:

  1. Looking unhappy or annoyed
  2. We’re all God’s children, nobody is better than anybody else – we’re all equal
  3. Soaking Wet
  4. Shake or jiggle
  5. Dust
  6. Pale or wan
  7. Potato
  8. Scared or frightened
  9. House
  10. Stinking or smelly

So how did you get on? Confused or feeling quite pleased with yourself for knowing them all?

Have you ever noticed how there are some things which happen in films which never ever happen in real life?

top15moviesHere’s a few examples which show what I’m saying:

  1. It’s always possible to find a parking spot either right outside the building you’re going to or directly across the road
  2. All locks can be easily picked using a credit card, except when there’s someone inside the building or room whose life is in danger
  3. When there’s a police stake-out in progress, nothing interesting ever happens until the police officers are eating or have a hot cup of coffee perched on the dashboard
  4. You very rarely ever see anyone having to put petrol or diesel in their car because cars never run out of fuel in the movies unless they’re involved in a car chase
  5. All building ventilation systems can be used as great hiding places where no-one ever thinks to look for you
  6. When you turn out the lights in your bedroom when you go to bed, everything in your room is still visible, it just has a bit of a strange bluish/white glow to it
  7. Anyone can successful land a Boeing 747 plane simply by being given instructions direct from the control tower
  8. A chainsaw is always available when needed!
  9. When in Paris, you can see the Eiffel Tower from any room window
  10. You always wakeup with all your makeup on perfectly!

Any of these sound familiar?

Obviously these are complete generalisations because not every film follows the above rules, but I’m sure you’ll agree, you can think of a lot which do!

Today it’s time for a lesson…in Scottish words and/or phrases. I wonder how many you’ll understand, nevermind know!

  1. Haud yer wheesht
  2. Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs!
  3. Is the cat deid?
  4. Do yer dinger
  5. Ma heid’s mince
  6. It’s a dreich day
  7. Wallies
  8. Bahookie
  9. Eejit
  10. Glaekit

Any ideas what any of the above means, or are they all a foreign language to you?

Here’s the meaning of each of the above:

  1. Be quiet!
  2. Don’t try to teach someone something they already know
  3. Has the cat died? Which is usually asked of someone when their trousers are a bit short. i.e. Their trousers are like a flag flying at half mast
  4. Loudly express disapproval; Go mad
  5. My head’s a bit mixed up
  6. It’s a cold, damp and miserable day
  7. False teeth
  8. Bottom, backside, butt
  9. Idiot!
  10. Stupid!

So how did you get on? Confused or feeling quite pleased with yourself for knowing them all?

Some things in life just aren’t important in the grand scheme of things and over these last few days, I’ve been reminded again how important it is to make sure the things that are important to you stay top od your priority list.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post (in It Might Be New Year But…) that this year, 2013, hasn’t been the best for me so far. I think it’s for the reasons listed in that blog post, that I’ve reminded myself several times this year already, that I shouldn’t get too bogged down in things that in the grand scheme of things, really aren’t important.

Sometimes I think we’re all guilty of paying too much attention to what others think of us, how much (or how little) we enjoy certain activities, and of course the one that cripples us all at times, timescales and deadlines!

reality-checkHere are some things to consider – I’d suggest you consider the order you would currently put these tasks, review that order, and then place them in the priority you would rally want these items to be in your life:

  • Work – including overtime, timescales, deadlines
  • Children – looking after them and sending quality time with them
  • Religion – attend meetings and gatherings, spend “you-time” with God
  • Learning – enhancing your skills so you can go further in your employment
  • Possessions – constantly the wanting to be one of the first with the best items available
  • Family – care and provide for them and look after them when they are ill
  • Relax – spend quality time relaxing and recharging with friends/family or by yourself
  • “You time” – spend time yourself doing whatever you want

I’m sure even at a quick look we can all put these items in a current priority order. But are you happy with that order?

Some of the things in the above list are not essential to achieve all you can achieve, therefore why not remove those unneeded tasks and focus only on those which will help you achieve what God wants you to achieve.

Why not make this year a year to concentrate on the important things in life and not get bogged down in trivial things, but lets keep God at the centre of all we do and out family and friends next. SO keep focused on what’s important in your life and don’t get distracted by other things.