“I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

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pic (not your nose, please) from http://www.mymovie.wordpress.com

Memory (Short-term) : Difficulties

+ absorbing (processing) “info” (multi-tasking, like walking and talking)

Conversation with “the nurse” yesterday about my forgetting my limitations after more chaos on the gym program (and making an absolute ‘idiot/wally’ of myself) trying to follow instructions for the exercises…
:
“M, I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

“You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.

-Colette

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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Thoughts of HL Mencken: DEMOCRACY in the US

Ernest Hemingway: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

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and

http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

“Reading Ernest Hemingway’s  The Sun Also Rises’ written in 1926, I noted several references to HL Mencken, an American writer, satarist, et al .

Fascinated by his influence on some of the characters, I googled him to find this- written in 1920 –  among many wonderful quotes…

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

― H.L. Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe

see https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/27042-as-democracy-is-perfected-the-office-of-president-represents-more

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

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNSmstBVMbp_z7rRUcopCv5mC__5Hw%3A1569691234377&ei=YpaPXYnTFtS6rQGmsI3ACQ&q=hl+mencken+quotes&oq=hl+mencken+quotes&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i67l2j0l7j0i8i67.11467.14618..15199…0.0..0.248.1418.0j5j2……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i39j0i20i263.O3_ERet-Qa0&ved=0ahUKEwiJjLrDg_TkAhVUXSsKHSZYA5gQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

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from a letter titled ‘Democracy in the US’ in the New Zealand Herald by a S…

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The Story of the Cracked Pot

INSPIRE

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THE STORY OF THE CRACKED POT

“A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years, this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two…

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The meaning of Hashim Amla

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

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Before he earned legend status, Proteas’ legendary batsman had to endure being reduced to an ‘outsider’

Source: The meaning of Hashim Amla

http://www.journalistandwriter.wordpress.com

and http://www.facebook.com/journowriter.wordpress.com

“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.”

“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/…/there-is-neither-east-nor-west-tribe-nor-ethnicity..

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

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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Letter to my son: Tom O’Neil

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

w7s6utch3zcgbm5ew5v4im2qtihttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12269190

and

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

Sound wisdom and advice from Tom O’Neill

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(enough there for now, c)

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.

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PPS

For G and S

“Watching children grow
is like threatening the ivy
to climb the garden wall.
You wait for it to happen
you hurry it along with love.
But still you’re disappointed
at giving someone life enough
to walk off on your own
and not be carried in your arms.
You never turn your back – not once,
and yet one day they’ve grown apart
or taller.
It’s all the…

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Letter to my son: Tom O’Neil

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

w7s6utch3zcgbm5ew5v4im2qtihttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12269190

and

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

Sound wisdom and advice from Tom O’Neill

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

(enough there for now, c)

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.

young-dreamers-from-herald-summer-photo-competition-1

PPS

For G and S

“Watching children grow
is like threatening the ivy
to climb the garden wall.
You wait for it to happen
you hurry it along with love.
But still you’re disappointed
at giving someone life enough
to walk off on your own
and not be carried in your arms.
You never turn your back – not once,
and yet one day they’ve grown apart
or taller.
It’s all the…

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It’s a kind of magic

“I see a world of limitless (infinite) possibilities …even when there appear to be none.”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

Darkness awakening toMan on beach sunrise“I see a world of limitless (infinite) possibilities… even when there appear to be none.”

http://www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com

as “inspired by/from”
About the Author

When you “get a mo”, post on http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

and

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com  , c

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(enough there for now, c)

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“The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. “

“The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what

one does. “

– J.M. Barrie

http://www.writingcraig.wordpress.com

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

(enough there for now, c)

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/category/its-a-kind-of-magic/

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&sxsrf=ACYBGNRI1ddGk9AercqHH9kt-Cis2B8tkg%3A1568653277034&ei=3b9_XfjdAc_2rQGa2KaIDg&q=magic+craig+lock&oq=magic+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…5883.9114..11577…0.0..0.271.1292.0j2j4……0….1..gws-wiz…….0j0i30j0i8i7i30.FOILXzhslKg&ved=0ahUKEwi4wOnq6NXkAhVPeysKHRqsCeEQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

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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

Still
Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

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12 tips for a new hobby

“I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing.”
– David Beckham
Same with my writing
PPS
“The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what

one does. ”

– J.M. Barrie

Tips from Sharvi

Do you have a hobby? If no, then why not start one now? If you do have one, then are you still enjoying it as much as you did when you first started it? Hobbies bring you so many benefits, but make sure to choose the right one/s…

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