“In life, it’s not so important how you start, but how you finish.”

“In life, it’s not so important how you start, but how you finish”

 

picture from

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/my-greatest-race-the-race-of-life/

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

picture from

https://thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com/

and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

from

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/my-greatest-race-the-race-of-life/

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Desiderata by Max Ehrman (1952)

    • Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

 

    • and remember what peace there may be in silence.

 

    • As far as possible without surrender

 

    • be on good terms with all persons.

 

    • Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

 

    • and listen to others,

 

    • even the dull and the ignorant;

 

    • they too have their story.

 

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

PS

I can’t do much about all the suffering in the world, but … – Craig’s Quotes

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/i-cant-do-much-about-all-the-suffering-in-the-world-but/

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

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PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

 

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My Greatest Race: the Race of Life

The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

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pictures from

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craigs+race+album

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com
and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

PPS

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King…

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“Hold fast to dreams…”

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pictures and quote below from my book Craig’s Race Album just being published at Amazon  (following on from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/craigs-race-album/)

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly…”

 

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/hold-fast-to-dreams-for-if-dreams-die-life-is-a-broken-winged-bird-that-cannot-fly/

and

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=mc2RWu3XOsKv0gTzj4WgDw&q=hold+fast+to+dreams+craig+lock&oq=hold+fast+to+dreams+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

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picture from my book Craig’s Race Album just being published at Amazon

following on from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/craigs-race-album/

SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.”

Write (Writing) in the Zone

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– Robert Green Ingersoll
from https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

One of the finest lines in all literature…perhaps!

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“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”…

“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”…

Humility!?

 

from

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

and

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

 

picture from

https://mymovie2015.wordpress.com

Nice song (but what about the message from Kenny and Mac)?

“Fall in love with yourself and ensure a life-long romance!”

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enough there for now, c!

Shared by “totally unmusical me”

 

 

PPS

“I can’t do much about all the suffering in the world, but all I can do is perhaps add a little touch of creativity, hope, ‘beauty and magic’, that I hope may uplift and encourage others…even if it’s just ONE person.”

from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/i-cant-do-much-about-all-the-suffering-in-the-world-but-all-i-can-do-is-perhaps-add-a-little-touch-of-creativity-hope-beauty-and-magic-that-i-hope-may-uplift-an-3/

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“It’s easy being a writer – the hard part is trying to earn a living whilst doing so.”

Write and Create (from Creative Writing Course)

writers-block.jpg“It’s easy being a writer – the hard part is trying to earn a living whilst doing so.”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at 

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE(paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

* Hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers

 All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
PPS
“When the writer is no more, the value of your purchase will soar”
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If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back…”

If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.
If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the world’s...

 

If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering.

If you can read this message you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read it at all.

 

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

dawn best

 

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“Information and Inspiration Distributer”

 

“Explore, dream, discover”

http://www.craiglockbooks.wordpress.com

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A writer for whom sport was a burning passion — Sport for Peace: Sport Transcending Boundaries

“A writer for whom sport was a burning passion.” see https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/ pictures from http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com and http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

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