“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world…”

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I Wanted To Change The World

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.

I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that IF long ago I had changed myself,  I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

Author: Unknown Monk 1100 A.D.

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/when-i-was-a-young-man-i-wanted-to-change-the-world-2/

from Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” –…

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“Life/life’s journey is (often) like climbing a mountain: Take time (out) to stop, rest and admire the view.”

It's not the mountain we conquer, but OURSELVES

“Life (and life’s journey)  is often like* climbing a mountain: Take time (out) to stop, rest and admire the view.”

-just wrote that (heed those words, c!)

*(akin to)

That line’s a simile, btw (by the way)

pictures from http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

Following on from

“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view along the way, seeing how far you’ve already come from the higher slopes of life’s long (and at times very rocky, difficult) journey.”

https://capetownmypictures.wordpress.com › 2019/05/30 › climb-those-m.

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

https://www.google.com/search?q=climb+mountains+but+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=climb+mountains+but+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.46576j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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PS

“I make art through writing… and words are my tools”

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

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(enough there…

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“Aim not at success, but rather living a life of significance.”

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“Aim not at success, but rather living a life of significance.”

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/2019/08/15/create-a-dream-and-give-it-all-youve-got/

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/create-a-dream-and-give-it-all-youve-got/

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&ei=9TJkXYzcFpb2rQHomZSICw&q=Aim+not+at+success%2C+but+rather+living+a+life+of+significance.%22&oq=Aim+not+at+success%2C+but+rather+living+a+life+of+significance.%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3…81657.81657..82756…0.0..0.250.250.2-1……0….1..gws-wiz.TCyEL5AlsZE&ved=0ahUKEwjMqsLUoqHkAhUWeysKHegMBbEQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

Psss (and NB)

A life may (should) be measured not by achievement, nor by the amount of money in your bank account… but in the number of lives touched.

– c (that thought just came to me – 27th August 2019)

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

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Pics (great) by my old friend, John

www.facebook.com/fotoshop66

https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

Shared by “worst-selling writer” ( + the totally unmusical world’s absolutely worst photographer and fourth worst writer*”)

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Still
“Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”
* see

https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/

and

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

“Reaching people from the end (bottom) of the world.”

and not from the world of your and my bottoms, I hope!

Share, encourage, uplift and help spread hope, love and light

“Create a dream and give it all you’ve got…”

“Life is one long journey of learning, exploring (limits), discovering and dreaming.”

YOU can be a Champion of Hope (to others)

Man on beach sunrisehttps://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/create-a-dream-and-give-it-all-youve-got/

and

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/

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PS

“Life is one long journey of learning, exploring (limits), discovering and dreaming.”

me just wrote that 11th October 2018

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Shared by “totally unmusical” c

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing…

but still

‘Driven to create, share, encourage, uplift  and perhaps even inspire’

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“It took me twenty-five (long) years to find out that I had no talent for writing; but by then I was too ‘famous’ to give up (on the writing journey.”

Write on Writing

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“It took me twenty-five (long) years to find out that I had no talent for writing; but by then I was too’famous’ to give up (on the writing journey).”

– c (as “inspired” by Robert Benchley)

see https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/it-took-me-15-years-to-find-out-that-i-had-no-talent-for-writing-but-by-then-i-couldnt-give-it-up-because-by-then-i-was-too-famous-to-give-up/

from my book Odyssey (just published)

Odyssey from www.thetimes.co.uk

https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/my-book-odyssey-has-just-been-published/

pic (below) from http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

and

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=writing+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Shared by “worst selling and the world’s fourth worst writer”

see https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/

and

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

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Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view along the way….”

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https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/…/climb-those-mountains-keep-chasing..

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?q=chase+those+dreams+but+stop+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=chase+those+dreams+but+stop+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.32226j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

pics from

http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

and

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

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

pic (below) from http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

and

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

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“If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.”

Write and Create (from Creative Writing Course)

“If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.”
– a wife (I won’t say whose)

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

and

http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com

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

“Fall in love with yourself…

and ensure ONE life-long romance.”

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

“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously”

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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.”

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/

# like the bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan over the weekend + the situations in Yemen and Syria, as well as countless other places around the…

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A Life in Words: “My various books (and blogs – WordPress) form the threads of my ‘little’ life and are interconnected…as life unfolds.”

“Create a dream and give it all you’ve got…”

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“Create a dream and give it everything you have,
You could be surprised just how
much you are capable of achieving.
If you don’t have a dream…borrow one!
Any what way, you must have a dream.”
– Jesse Owens, famous American sprinter who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

from my book A Writers dream(s) I’m currently writing

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=a+writers+dreams+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

and

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=a+writers+dream%28s%29+craig+lock

+

Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=2qBTXZjvA9H_rQGPpp3ADg&q=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&oq=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…10709.14851..16057…0.0..0.232.2434.0j6j6……0….1..gws-wiz.VPZdsMUinEs&ved=0ahUKEwiYxJ2J1YHkAhXRfysKHQ9TB-gQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

https://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/the-impossible-dream/

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=2qBTXZjvA9H_rQGPpp3ADg&q=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&oq=create+a+dream+and+give+it+all+you%27ve+got+jesse+owens+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…10709.14851..16057…0.0..0.232.2434.0j6j6……0….1..gws-wiz.VPZdsMUinEs&ved=0ahUKEwiYxJ2J1YHkAhXRfysKHQ9TB-gQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

from

https://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/the-impossible-dream/

Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.

STar unreachable

Star Jesus

pic from

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=a+writers+dreams+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

and

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=a+writers+dream%28s%29+craig+lock

Shared by “totally unmusical” c

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

 

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