Never stop chasing

The thing about chasing dreams, is that it’s our dreams. As obvious as that seems, we rarely recognise that no one else will ever have a view of our dreams the way that we have it even if we describe it to them in detail. They will visualise it within the context of their lives…

Trading off the best of me

If kindness and compassion are a reflection of who we are, there can be no prerequisite for anyone to have to deserve it, or to earn it from us. How we express it towards them may take different forms, including tough love. But it is our intention behind that tough love, and how we follow…

Willingly obliged

This is most true for religious subscription and cultural heritage, but applies to every relationship in our life. Choice inspires willingness because a choice is driven by our belief in the benefit of our contribution towards others. Obligation inspires contempt because it is most often associated with the threat of a negative repercussion. What drives…

Forever hopeful

Hope is born in moments when you have no reason to believe in the moment that is to follow, but something good unexpectedly lands in your lap. It’s born when that unexpected call changes your life for the better. It’s born when that stranger smiled an understanding smile in that moment that you thought the…

It’s not yet time to quit

Inspiration…if it came easily, it wouldn’t really be inspired, it would be convenient. It’s in those moments when everything we want to take for granted is not available that we are pushed to consider the impossible as a possibility. That’s when we dig really deep. That’s when we abandon convention. That’s when what we question…

Every breath is hope

When we undermine ourselves, we empower our enemies, and like they say, the friend of my enemy is my enemy. So it stands to reason that that is how we become our own worst enemies. It’s our efforts to subdue our hope in tomorrow, that offers us protection against yet more disappointment or heartache. It’s…