Love What You Do, Be Who You Love…

Mary-Jo Jacobi - WIS Awards

Mary-Jo Jacobi – Image by WIS Awards

Following an Executives in Residence meeting with Mary-Jo Jacobi Jephson at the University of Leeds a while back, I was left in a somewhat pensive mood.

Being a figure of quite some importance in the business world, I listened to Mrs. Jacobi Jephson with great respect. It would appear she had achieved much in her life and the fact that she took the time to speak to myself and others labelled as the “future generation of business” was commendable.

Yet I must admit that the longer she spoke, and the more she revealed about her life

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Words Are Powerful. Choose Them Well.

(Edited) Image by iNkMan_ / CC BY-NC 2.0

(Edited) Image by iNkMan_ / CC BY-NC 2.0

This post was inspired after I received a call today that left me literally speechless. A person who means the world to me was told in no few words, by their own flesh and blood no less, that they were a terrible person deserving not a single act of kindness.

This person is not flawless. This person is not perfect and yet this person is a person of immeasurable strength, infinite resilience and who exudes an exceptional loyalty, warmth and kindness only the few who look past the cracks will ever witness.

Experiencing this person’s heartbreaking

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Being Rich…

…is not about how much you have, but how much you give.

These are the truly magnificent words spoken in the following Gift – Singapore Drama Short Film by Daniel Yam.

It depicts the heartbreaking but beautiful tale of a young boy who never appreciated how truly wonderful his father was until it was too late.

It carries a strong underlying message across to those watching that not everything is always as it seems and it is also a gentle reminder to all of us to appreciate our parents while we still have them. One day they will be gone

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A Personal Note on Love

Love Note 2

Love is a strange thing. You can love your car, love your man/woman, love your sister, love yourself, love your xbox, love blue skies, love the smell of freshly cut grass… the list goes on and on. Objects, feelings, places, memories; you can love so many things and yet – how do you define love?

Is love a feeling? Is it an action? Or maybe even just a chemical reaction? Does it make you stronger? Do you need it? Is it universal or unique?

I have met thousands of people in my lifetime, seen million of objects, performed countless

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