The Advent of the Year of the Horse: Vice and Virtue

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Firstly, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one! There’s so much to celebrate in life and all too frequently we choose to dwell on the negatives rather than the positives. Look at how the media reviews any year – it’s a catalogue of doom and […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Patience, 18th December

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18. Patience “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” Winnie the Pooh   “Patience is a virtue. Possess it if you can.” Proverb ……………………………………………………………………….. Patience is ‘waiting under duress’, according to the definition in the dictionary. But should ‘patience’ be so frustrating? If you try to live in one […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Loyalty, 17th December

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17. Loyalty “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Josh Billings   “The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and faith.” Confucius “Loyalty is the pledge of truth to oneself and others.” Ada Velez Boardley The meaning of words […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season; Forgiveness, 12th December

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12. Forgiveness “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi   “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain   Who are you going to forgive today? The stranger who barged into you on the train? The work colleague who […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season: 4th December

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4. Honour “Honour and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part, there all honour lies” Alexander Pope . “Men honour what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realise how dependent they are on what lies beyond it”   Chuang Tzu . . What do the following people  have in […]