Thought for the month - August 2013

When you wander round France for a month with a tent and a fishing rod you have time to wish happiness and success for your four grown up children. But how are they going to do it?

First thing is relationships. Socrates said "Know thyself" and the closer we get to our true selves the easier it is to find, enjoy and give towards what makes others special. You spot the idiots quicker too.

Next is work. You have to want to work; then you have to find the skill, knowledge and attitude that people will pay for. This process starts really early on in life and trustworthy parents or guardians give it legs.

Third thing is money. You have to earn your own money and you have to be able to pay bills. The size of the bills simply depends on what you choose to buy, but you still have to pay them.

Just seen the brilliant electric blue of a speding kingfisher crossing the lake; just manged to catch a great golden carp. I wonder what happiness and success will look and feel like for Emily, Jenny, Ursula and Alistair?


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