Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Time,health and focus.

Another old lesson revisited.. I believe in the old saying " if you
want something done do it yourself " .
Listening to a radio or tv programe can change your life. In the last
few months two things stand out for me . Colin Norris a nurse accused
of murder , and who i believe to be innocent.
And the other
Moment that struck my heart reports from the cotton fields of India
and the child slaves. What to do ? The first question asked. Each of
us are different to me i know that . TIME HEALTH AND FOCUS. Are the
important keys . You can end up bogged down naesayers etc to the point
that the initial focus is lost. Time on so many levels is so important
be it the kid in the field or the guy in a prison cell. So my answer
is to find a way that works. At 50+ i have seen things happen that you
can't believe is still happening in the 21st century. Talk talk and no
action is the reason. Well with the tech now it is possible to make
change happen. Indeed this old fart thinks for me this is the way to
help. I live a simple happy life and so as i said at the start " if
you want a job doing, do it yourself." love and light

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