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Tag: Winston Churchill

The chance to do a very special thing

I saw this quote from British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and it made me think. He said, “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”

Our finest hour. Do we even know what it may look like? Does it happen at the job we are doing now? Is it part of a future job that we can’t even imagine doing today? Will it be using a skill we would define ourselves as having or something far deeper, that we haven’t even discovered yet? Continue reading

Ukraine

The world watched in horror as the democratic country of Ukraine was attacked last week. By someone who has been labelled as a bully on a global scale.

There were many scenes of tanks and guns and explosions shared in the media. But the thing that stood out the most to me was the quiet bravery of regular folks. Taking up arms to protect their neighbourhoods. Taking down street signs to confuse the intruders. Even President Zelenskyy, when offered assistance to leave Ukraine safely by foreign leaders, answered by saying, “I need ammunition, not a ride.” Continue reading

In Honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day

In honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day, here is an excerpt from my book, The Treasure You Seek.

January 27, 2016
“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”

One in five Canadians suffers from mental illness. Although the topic is being discussed more and more, there is still a stigma attached to it whether it is at work, as a parent, or among friends. Continue reading

November 30th

Two people who made a big impression on me celebrated their birthdays today.  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born 144 years ago on November 30th, 1874.  The author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, was born on the same day in 1835, 183 years ago.   Continue reading

The darkest hour

This week the movie Darkest Hour will be released.  It tells the tale of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in World War II having to decide whether to make peace with Hitler or fight on.  So much of Europe had already fallen to the Nazis and Britain almost lost everything at Dunkirk when regular folks in personal boats had to help bring the British soldiers home to fight against the German attack. Continue reading

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