Monday, November 2, 2009

Love Revolution

The Love Revolution is here. Daily we see destruction taking place in people’s lives around us - crime is on an increase, emotional heartache is a reality and people don’t know where to turn. A drastic change in the thinking and behaviour needs to take place and acts of love is what is going to bring the change. We’ve heard the song by the Black Eyed Peas “Where is the love” and the answer is that starts with people. The Love Revolution is about the power of love in action, the physical touch of God through people is what can make the difference. It starts within ourselves to change our mindsets and attitudes, to improve the situations of others through kindness.

Love can be costly but it can be the beginning of the greatest change in another person’s life. The Love Revolution is about doing good for someone else through love whether is be it an act of kindness or a word of encouragement, it’s about doing something out of love for someone you know and even those you don’t. God’s love for us is indescribable and uncontainable, we can only imagine what His love can do through us to change the lives of others if we just acted in His love.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

When I grow up

The process of life is an interesting thing. In my mind I had everything sorted but it all seems to have become more confusing and complicated as the years have gone on. I was going to be a ballerina, a designer and now after four years of studying I am a PR practitioner. I’ve learnt a lot during my many years of being a student and it’s funny to think that I’ve been learning since I was born. At the age of 22 there is so much more in store for me and growing up is just the next step in my life’s process.

When I grow up I want to be successful, have a family, enjoy life and be able to take care of myself. I want to be able to tell the stories of my life, my experiences, where I’ve been, what I’ve done, who I saw. My student life seems to have come to an end but I’m not so sure that I want to grow up just yet. When I grow up is in the future, its not here now and that’s what I want to believe. When a person grows up they have to consider so much more things and can’t just be. Their decisions have to be responsible, their life revolves around working - is that what my life will be like when I grow up.

I’m not ready to grow up, I don’t want to grow up but the truth is I have no choice in the matter and I just have to grow up. It’s no longer when I grow up but now I am grown up. Each day I face the new things that grown up life brings and I know there is a lot that lies ahead of me as a grown up.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Conventional is a good fallback position

People say that if we fall down or something goes wrong it’s the come back that makes the lasting impression. Being conventional can be like taking the easy street, the one that goes unnoticed and people tend not to talk about. A conventional position is a safety zone, the comfortable place where things that are seen as normal are accepted because everyone has a common perspective on the issue. The predictable can result in people being satisfied but going beyond their expectations is what will blow them away and keep them coming back for me the catch is that when things go wrong, doing it the conventional way is the good fallback position as there is time for your big comeback.

Doing the conventional thing is a secure way of knowing that things will work out in the end. You know what to expect and what the results of that decision will be because it is the usual way of doing things. At times people are afraid to be adventurous, doing what’s typical just makes them fit in with the crowd and that’s good enough. There is always a possibility that things won’t be accepted or something could go wrong and shifting into the conventional position is the best fallback option. We must just not forget to comeback in an unconventional way.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What I‘ve learnt so far:

  • Decisions are the hardest thing to make
  • You are the one that holds yourself back from moving forward
  • Nothing comes easy
  • Love is something you have to work at everyday
  • There is always place for compromise
  • Experience is what makes the difference
  • Sometimes you need to take time out to do absolutely nothing
  • If you don’t do it now, you never will
  • Friends come and go
  • There is a new challenge around every corner
  • Public transport is not for the faint hearted
  • You need to use your time wisely
  • Going Green is the way of life
  • There is so much more in the world out there
  • Life online is a whole new playground
  • There is no wrong answer
  • If something appears difficult, once you’ve done it you’ll see it wasn’t that bad in the first place
  • The goals you set out for yourself will be met with hard work
  • Laughter really is good medicine
  • You can’t hide from the future
  • You can live on no money
  • Books have lots of information; we just have to open it
  • We have to grow up at some point
  • We think we have the hardest lives but there are those who are in worse situations
  • Memories are never lost
  • There is so much more learning to do….

One idea

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one idea” (Alain).

An idea evolves when we think about a particular aspect, thoughts develop into an idea that when put to action can be the answer to the situation we are facing. I think there are different types of ideas: average ideas, ineffective ideas, out of the box ideas etc., it depends on the person and the situation. There are two sides to the statement made by Alain, firstly it could be dangerous to have one idea because if something goes wrong there is no back up plan. The other side to the coin is that your one idea can be so brilliant that it leaves dangerous effects because it makes such an impact. I like to think of ideas in this way.

People limit themselves in the way they think but there comes a point where we have to do things out of the norm, go above people’s expectations and dream ideas that we may see as impossible. We are taught ways to do things but we were never intended to be average so why have we stopped having dangerous out of the box ideas that gets people talking.

One idea can birth a series of new ideas that could change the inevitable by doing it in a manner that has never been seen before. Many of us have ideas but when we think them through we discard them because we believe we are not able to make them happen or we are afraid people won’t accept the idea. What we forget is that its our own idea, that no other person has thought of it and it may just be that dangerous one that changes everything. You may have just one idea, but even one can make a world of a difference.

Monday, October 12, 2009

World famous

Andy Warhol said, “In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes” – You can’t choose the 15 minutes but why would you be world famous.

We live in a global village where everyone in some way knows another person’s business. Our online profiles tells people more about ourselves and by uploading photographs we show everyone what we up to. Reality shows seems to have the world’s attention and even the ordinary person can get involved and attain their fifteen mintues of fame.We can be world famous and fifteen minutes of fame is worth it.

Becoming an everyday celebrity seems to be the “in” thing. Being noticed for doing something normal or out of the ordinary is all about getting people to talk about it, we all want that moment of fame. Every person has a special talent or unique skill that makes them different from everyone else in the world so technically we all can be world famous for different reasons.

We say we want our privacy but inside we want to get attention. Be noticed for who we are, see our name in lights with screaming fans running after us. I would say that its not in the future that we will be famous but rather that in the present we can be famous. Our opinions matter, what we do involves more people than just ourselves. Being world famous can happen at any moment so live life out of the ordinary and claim your fifteen minutes of fame.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Plugged in

I used to think that being plugged in was only for electronic equipment. Today we live in the “plugged in” generation. Every where you turn someone is plugged into something. Whether it be listen to your ipod, social networking on your mobile, instant messaging or using your gps to find the place you looking for.

We’ve reached the point where if we are not plugged in, we are left behind and unaware of the new things around us. We want to do things globally because that’s what it means to be plugged into society. We learn new things and we share information with anyone.

It’s not just about what’s happening in your surroundings but what’s happening anywhere in the world. Our lives are lived online and we don’t know what it means to not be connected, living offline is so last season. When we plug in, we open up our world’s to so much more possibilities.