December 2016

Falling?

Realisation, beginnings and hope. Sometimes what we experience as falls are times of strengthening. Down times we need to savour because the next big leap in our journey is approaching. One of my favourite Bible characters is Joseph son of Jacob.

Reflexions!

Realisation, beginnings and hope. At this time of the year I like to take stock of what has been and what is to be. Over the weekend I went back to my book of ideas and aspirations. I have had these kinds of books for years. The most recent one was started in 2010.

Being Still!

Sometimes in life being still is absolutely what we need to do. If you are an extrovert like me that can be easier said than done. One of the ways in which I have learnt to be more still when needed is to observe and learn from introverts. I know many and I admire their

The Push!

Our weaknesses can present opportunities for us to acquire new strengths. If like me you deal with children you would have experienced their amazing world of natural abilities. One aspect of their development I find most fascinating is how they overcome their gaps and develop skills in areas they would rather avoid.

Adaptation!

‘It is not the smartest or the strongest who survive, it is the most adaptable’. I heard this earlier in the week and have pondered the words for days. As I set out cycling on the roads of Accra I was invariably faced with the challenge of navigating some smooth roads and some bumpy roads.

Choices!

Left or right? Forward or sideways. One of the greatest gifts of life is having the option to choose what we do. Sometimes we forget that we have the power to make a choice. We too easily allow ourselves to go with the flow because that is where the wind seems to be blowing.

Parenthood

A very happy fathers’ day to all fathers. My wish is a day late but well meant. Yesterday as we celebrated fathers I reflected on parenthood and childhood. Our experiences vary but it is safe to say every parent (adult) has experienced childhood.