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Playing muddy puddles, be yourself and have fun!

Eilidh Milnes

Follow the path less travelled!

I've had the pleasure of speaking for a number of corporate clients this quarter. I've encouraged the delegates to explore their skill levels, self-confidence and relationships. I'm cited at "Captain Positive," however I temper my positive outlook with realism and practical solutions. 

Nonetheless, I have a passion to live life to the full each day and my motivational messages embrace "positive doing" not just positive thinking. Essentially my messages are based on life experience and common sense, however common sense is not always common practice, is it? 

Here's a very clever animation by Barbara Ehrenreich, who explores the "darker" side of positive thinking. It was sent to me by one of my loyal ambassadors; someone who continues to inspire me, our son Kyle! 

Today I was in the Nationwide Building Society. Liz Hills the former branch manager served me with her standard customer service (Liz Hills gives each client an exceptional experience.) 

So as usual we exchanged smiles and brief updates. Liz mentioned that she'd taken her grandchildren to Delamere Forest where they'd played in the muddy puddles. "You played too didn't you Liz?" I bounced back.  And she replied, "Yes, so long as no-one was looking... "

Old Celtic Wisdom?

This made me think of the anonymous quotation that I spotted years ago at the Eden Project, Cornwall UK.  According to some sources it's an old Irish proverb, either way the words are well worth pondering.  The last line says it all for me, "live life every day as if it is your last!"  Follow the path less travelled!

Work like you don't need the money,
Dance like no one is watching,
Sing like no one is listening, 
Love like you've never been hurt,
And live life every day as if it were your last!

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