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Tap Dancing

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I have a little book that I keep on the shelf. I found it one day while fossicking through an op shop and it called out to me. At the time I didn’t know why, I didn’t even read it, and several times I’ve had it in the pile to go back to charity or the annual school fair. So It makes you wonder why somethings come into your life and for what particular reason. Well today I picked it up and just let it fall open at a random page. This is the quote I have to share with you today…

When you’re skating on thin ice you might as well tap-dance. Stick your neck out, volunteer, have a go, reach out beyond your best performance and when you do, do so with style, élan, panache. You will learn more from a brilliantly executed failure than from a success planned within the dreary safety of what you already know. Winning easy is boring, pointless work.”

…. Bryce Courtenay, A Recipe for Dreaming, 1994

 

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Busy Bees

It seems I’m not the only one who has been busy lately. The other day I discovered these little guys hard at work. Flitting here and there, not pausing for a moment. It made me wonder if they ever take time to stop and smell the flowers!

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Little blossum

This morning as I walked with my little one she stopped her bike suddenly and exclaimed “Look!” to something she had found on the footpath. Thinking it was probably a coin or bottle top I was pleasantly surprised to see what had excited her imagination. Transported back in time to days of playing in the scrub, making cubbies and secret codes I found she had discovered a beautiful paperbark blossom. To appreciate nature is one thing but to find that you have instilled this curiosity into another makes me very happy indeed.

 

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