The purpose of this blog is to inspire us all to live a significant life.

I am constantly challenged by people who have a positive impact on others by consistently making wise and courageous choices about the things in life that really matter. These are the ones who, at the end of their lives, will be able reflect on a significant personal journey and whose funerals will be a celebration of a life well lived and a legacy well left for the succeeding generations to follow.

None of the people featured in this blog are perfect. They appear only because at least one of the choices they have made has positively inspired me. I share their stories and reflect on their choices in the hope that you will be inspired to live a significant life.

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Who are You when No One is Looking?

It has been said that who you are when no one is looking is who you really are. It’s in that quiet place that things like character, values, integrity and faith are forged. I am [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: Humility, Integrity|Tags: |

A Tale of Two Tellers

What has grace got to do with good service delivery? Nearly five years ago Lorraine and I travelled to England to give support to our younger daughter and her husband as they welcomed their first [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Kindness|Tags: , , |

Honesty That Opens Doors

Honesty rather than ‘spin’ really does open doors! While I've never had the privilege of meeting the famous Scottish comedian, Billy Connelly, I feel like I've experienced the next best thing. Billy Strachan, also from [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Humility, Reality|Tags: , , |

Sing With One Voice

When a community of people learn to sing with one voice the result can be captivating. The Sing-Off is an a cappella singing competition in which small teams of contestants dazzle with their vocal skills. [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Categories: Community, Teamwork|Tags: , , |

Returning Rabbits & Building Community

The opportunity for building community can emerge from the most unlikely circumstances. Earlier this year Lorraine and I were looking after our grandsons while their parents were away. Our daughter Anna had asked me to [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Community, Kindness|Tags: , , |

Watering the Gardener – Lessons from a Mentor

Taking the time to mentor someone is an investment that can have far reaching effects. In my early twenties I studied theology at a school in the North of England. The main building was a [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Encouragement, Kindness|Tags: , |