A street dog’s prayer

Why does no one want me?
What did I do wrong?
I only wanted a place,
To feel like I belong.

You left me lost and hungry
Dis-guarded on the street.
My body bruised and battered,
No skin left on my feet.

I’m looking for a family,
Someone with a life to share.
Who’ll cuddle me and kiss me,
And show me that they care.

I promise you devotion,
A guardian brave and true.
From now until forever,
I’ll give my love to you.

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childhood happiness

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I’VE never been rich and I’m far too careless with money to ever achieve that enviable state but the only thing I ever really wanted to achieve was to give my children a happy childhood.
There is so many conflicting ideas about what that entails new parents are under huge pressure to achieve.
I’ve never believed it was about possessions. Time is what’s important. Being actively part of their world.
Talking, reading,playing, introducing them to the world around them and letting them know no dream is too big to chase.
If I never achieve more in my life than my children looking back on their childhood with pleasure then I,LL believe my life was worthwhile.
Children are the most precious gift you can receive enjoy them before the years pass you by and it’s too late.

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childhood happiness

I’VE never been rich and I’m far too careless with money to ever achieve that enviable state but the only thing I ever really wanted to achieve was to give my children a happy childhood.
There is so many conflicting ideas about what that entails new parents are under huge pressure to achieve.
I’ve never believed it was about possessions. Time is what’s important. Being actively part of their world.
Talking, reading,playing, introducing them to the world around them and letting them know no dream is too big to chase.
If I never achieve more in my life than my children looking back on their childhood with pleasure then I,LL believe my life was worthwhile.
Children are the most precious gift you can receive enjoy them before the years pass you by and it’s too late.

power of positive thought

Have you ever noticed how some people appear to cruise through life without a care in the world?
Its often due to mental attitude. The ability to see all the positives in life stronger than the negatives.
If the positives are strongest in your minds eye then regardless of the days stresses it will still be a good day.
For most of us its hard to see past the daily grind. The mind tends to dwell on responsibilities rather than small successes. Fortunately its possible to train your mind to change the way it reacts to daily stress.
Start by listing three things that have gone right for a week. These can be as small as matching socks or getting out of bed. Then gradually build it up until the daily list is twenty items.
By this time you should start feeling like a winner too.

spelling vs creativity

For those of you who have read my posts before you will have no doubt noticed I have a huge problem with spelling.
This isn’t a problem in my work because it’s proofread before publishing but it comes up a lot in my private life.
Which leads me to the importance of teaching spelling and grammar in schools. Does it really matter?
I personally believe encouraging creativity is more important.
Why should children be made to feel that their interesting creative work is worth less because its badly spelt.
Yes spellings should be corrected so they hopefully learn but not everyone does. It doesn’t make us stupid it just means our brains are otherwise occupied with more interesting things.

slave to social media

As a writer people watching is one of my most valuable tools. In recent years I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the way character development.
Character requires independent thought and self development. The desire to explore ones boundaries and reach beyond them.
Thanks to social media sites it’s now possible to have 24-7 cyber hand holding. Never again do people have to make an independent decision.
But what effect will this have in the long term. Are we turning in to a world of mindless clones?
Cults and certain political ideals prosper using perpetual social grooming propaganda. Is Facebook, twitter and their fellow sites any different? Are we becoming the inmates of a global cyber cult?

why settle for a toxic relationship?

As a writer im facinated by relationships. But what interests me most is the people who stay in bad ones.
Why after a few months of dating someone, when it isn’t working out would you think we’re working on it? Why bother? Your not married, have children together, bought a house so why not just say its not for me goodbye.
The same with people putting up with being bullied, insulted, abused, where is your self respect?
You don’t deserve it. You didn’t make them behave like than and the most important factor to remember. They don’t love you and their not sorry.
Someone who loves you cares about your welfare. They protect you from harm not slap you around. They like your personality and enjoy your company. You are not stupid, ugly,fat,or any other degrading name.
People who love you trust you. They do not police your behaviour, friends or daily activities.
If your relationship has any of those negative factors its time to get out now!
You deserve better but you only get what your willing to settle for. Aim high nothing less than love is worth having.
Celebrate the good guys and nice girls because their the ones to build a good life with. Bad boys and bitches don’t change they just bring drama, misery and a life time of heart ache so kick em to the kerb.
You are definitely worth more.