Take Heart

They say that when you don’t know what to write about you should write about not knowing what to write about. But I’m not sure that’s entirely true.

Ideas wise, I find myself at a bit of a loose end right now. But I’ve decided that this is okay.

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you’ll have noticed that I go through phases. Sometimes I am voluble and post loads of stuff whereas at other times I will post a doodle or a photograph.

I’m coming to the realisation that there are enough types of people in the world to accommodate (and love) both approaches – and more!

I have seen people that do nothing but reproduce (repost) the works of others on their blogs and be phenomenally successful by doing that.

Other people take their favourite quotes, type them over a pretty picture (sometimes not even their own) and post these to their blog. Their fans lap it up!

Still others write page after page after page of the most wonderful prose – witty, vibrant and meaningful – but ultimately very personal to them and entirely irrelevant to billions of people around the world. But their followers love them for that!

Here’s the thing – there are almost seven billion people on this planet, and within that wonderful collective there is such a beautiful variety. This means that whoever you are and whatever you want to post – there is someone out there waiting to read it!

So there’s no need to be despondent if you feel like you don’t know what to post. Just do the first thing you think of – and it’ll be loved by someone.

Whoever you are – the world loves you. And I love you too.

Thabks for reading.

Kindness – Robert.

Long Day

Left for work at 6.50am and arrived back home at 8.10pm. Still, I got the chance to meet my new team, received a whole bunch of information about management plans within that team and got a couple of free pizzas.

Long day, but I guess I have to acknowledge that this is the normal course of events for some of the senior managers in this team. They seem to put their life on hold and devote it to the company. I have nothing but respect and more than a little admiration for them.

Not sure why I never felt the need to throw my life so far out of balance. Maybe if I worked in an industry that I love as much as my hobbies and interests, instead of merely doing a job that I would (at times) do for free. Maybe then I would put the hours in. But as it is … I keep a balance.
Still, I did meet some genuinely nice people today. And the pizza was good too.

Glad it’s time to sleep.

How to Brush your Teeth

Buy a toothbrush.

Buy some toothpaste.

Put some toothpaste on the toothbrush.

Scrape it it off again in the edge of the sink.

Take plastic wrapper off of toothbrush.

Scrape toothpaste on edge of sink into bristles of toothbrush.

Put toothbrush in mouth.

Take toothbrush out of mouth.

Looks at blob of toothpaste that has fallen from toothbrush onto bathroom floor.

Try to decide if the three second rule applies to toothpaste.

Decide that it doesn’t due to having flushed toilet without lid being down.

Pick a piece of old tissue from the bin.

Wipe blob of toothpaste up.

Throw tissue in bin.

Throw toothbrush in bin.

Pick up mouthwash and try to read the sell by date on the side.

Give up trying to read sell by date.

Open mouthwash and drink half the bottle.

Look at label and realise it say No Alcohol.

Put cap back on and throw bottle in bin.

Go to bed.

How to Win at Football

I was listening to a football* match the other day and one of the players was called Schindler. He happened to be on the opposition team, but I remember thinking that I wanted him to do well because he saved all those Jews from the Nazis in that movie – Schindler’s List.

And that’s when I had the idea of how to assemble the most popular football team in the world.

This team would be supported by everyone and, as you well know – a team that has their fans behind them, urging them on, is absolutely unstoppable.

Here’s how to do it. Have each of the players in your team, regardless of their ability, change their name, officially, to one that is famously popular.

So, for example, you could have, amongst others – Pope John Paul & The Buddha in defence, Mahatma Ghandi & The Dalai Lama in midfield and Martin Luther King Jr. & Shah Rukh Khan as strikers. Of course, Jesus Christ would be in goal, primarily because he has a reputation for saving on a regular basis.

It doesn’t matter which sport you pick – this principle will apply to all. So, whose name would you adopt for your favourite team player?
*Some of y’all, in other parts of the world, might know The Glorious Game as Soccer. You’d be wrong, of course, but that can’t be helped.

Thank You Sweet Readers

Just had a notification that I’ve received my 1,001th Like on this blog!

Considering that I started it less than two months ago, I think that’s quite an achievement, yes?

But then again – it’s less my doing than the responsibility of you, my wonderful readers. Thank you so much for the love and support you have given me – it means the world.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, wherever you are in the world. 😘

Kindness – Robert.