How’s Your Blind Spot?

Fitzgerald

Thoughts tumbled into my mind as I considered the book I’m writing, ‘Life Changing Seconds . . .’, making me  aware of how a little act of kindness or consideration can touch a heart and forever change a life and we’d never know.  How wonderful, the magnificent and hidden hand of the Universe silently at work. Then I thought about how often our self-absorption and personal insecurities may have blinded us to chances for change, little windows of potential light left behind […] Read more »

Patience,When Will You Be Mine?

frustration ahead

Like me, do you frustrate yourself?  Friday was a case in point.  Why do I think I know better than those who know?  Why am I not patient?  Now, in mitigation, I thought all was well therefore headlong into the throng I threw myself, even though I’d been told my mission wasn’t important.  It was to me.  Okay, okay I admit I’d made my mind up and the lady wasn’t for turning, as someone once said. Following instructions to take […] Read more »

In Celebration Of Ourselves

stones

I’m amazed.  I’m thankful.  I’m grateful.  Are you? You see, I spent most of yesterday lying flat and thinking.  Lying flat because I’d had cerebral spinal fluid drained off to reduce the pressure within my skull.  Thankful because although the pressure was over 100% higher than it should have been, my body continued to function, maintaining my mental acuity.  (Here I admit to being told I’ve been a bit picky recently but, being Cancerian, I prefer to think it was […] Read more »

Margaret Made A Difference

Margaret Thatcher

Grocer’s daughter, mother of twins, research chemist, lawyer, politician.  Any one of those might be enough to fill a lifetime.  So what ‘ingredient X’ fired the drive and achievements of this lady?  You see, love her or hate her, the fact is she changed the world – yes, world – during her sojourn here on earth. Of all the coverage I heard yesterday, one sentence registered in my mind in big red capitals, something Mrs Thatcher said in an interview: […] Read more »

Angels In White Coats

NHSangels

Changes to the NHS are very topical at the moment and, sure, there’s much that needs to change.  If you were to be with me at 11.20am on Wednesday this week, you’d be in theatre watching the hands of an angel (and I’ve told her she has them, many times!), expertly guiding a needle between my vertebrae without touching my spinal cord, conducting a therapeutic lumbar puncture by draining off some cerebral spinal fluid.  I’ve been through this procedure so […] Read more »