“When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are able to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”

Originally posted on Writing On The Edge:

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, support, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials… and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams .”

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“One of the greatest privileges of life lies in supporting, encouraging, enriching and perhaps even inspiring the lives of other people in some way.”

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes : Just Sharing Some Thoughts:

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“One of the greatest privileges of life lies in supporting, encouraging, enriching and perhaps even inspiring the lives of other people in some way.”

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, support, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials… and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams .”

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First Light Makorori, Gisborne, by Dawn Furmage (Credit: http://www.aa.co.nz)
for a great bigger picture see http://nzwriter.wordpress.com/category/new-books-by-craig-lock/

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“Don’t worry about the world ending today…
it’s already tomorrow in the scenic and tranquil little haven that is New Zealand (or Godzone as it’s often affectionately known)

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The aim of a new book (still to be written!)

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from To the End of the Rainbow

Originally posted on Craig's List of Writings:

The aim of a new book (still to be written!)

Picture: scenic Gisborne, NZ sunset

A POSSIBLE SHORT “REVIEW” (and the AIM) of a new book (still to be written!)

“The characters seem to represent the virtues and the resilience of the ‘little’ people, a story (or stories) to which we can all relate. In essence it’s about hope and faith: a tale (and tales) of the unquenchable spirit of tenacity in battling on, no matter what are our circumstances. And then eventually finding a way,a pathway to overcome personal adversity … and to ultimately succeed in glorious triumph.”

“The aim is to write a book as a celebration of a unique vision – a vision which reaches out and shines, touching with magic the drama of life across all it’s limitless horizons.”

FOR MY DEARLY BELOVED SONS, SEAN AND GARETH

“Watching children grow
is like threatening the ivy
to climb the garden wall.
You wait for it to happen

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Thanks (for the follow)

Originally posted on THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER:

Hi

CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT and many hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs athttp://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/craigs-blogs-and-writings/…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),

* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

~ Franz Kafka

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

“As we live and move and have our being, so from this…

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Ryan’s Reach: Helping Brain Injured Individuals and their Families

http://ryansreach.com/

“Turn your face towards God in the hard times”

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“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities…”

HOPE: "from darkness into the light."

HOPE: “from darkness into the light.”

http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/here-was-a-light-behind-the-despair-beyond-the-darkness-at-first-a-flicker-of-an-ember-just-a-tiny-pin-prick-of-dawning-possibilities/

“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”

- as adapted (slightly) from Rian Malan’s powerful words in his compelling book ‘My Traitor’s Heart’

from http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

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Seascape (great) by Anton Gorlin (from http://www.inspirefirst.com and http://www.cuded.com)

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The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

Originally posted on LIFE is God's Novel:

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/

The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”
– c

from https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/on-the-podium-after-the-greatest-race/

“Together, one mind, one life (one step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

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“The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete…it’s not victory but combat…not to have vanquished but to have fought well…not winning but taking part.”

Originally posted on The Greatest Race: The Race of Life:

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“The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete…it’s not victory but combat…not to have vanquished but to have fought well…not winning but taking part.”
― Pierre de Coubertin (French Educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894. 1863-1937)

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Learning to Live with Brain Injury

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:

Learning to Live with Brain Injury

James Piercy calls it the “hidden disability”.
Every year in his homeland, the United Kingdom, 135,000 people are admitted to hospital as a consequence of it.
And each day in New Zealand, about 90 Kiwis sustain it from everything from hypoxia and strokes to falls and concussions.
The UK science communicator is talking about brain injury, which he says for something remarkably common is poorly understood.
The gap is something Mr Piercy, who last night hosted a presentation in Dunedin as part of this week’s New Zealand International Science Festival, aims to close.
Indeed, his own knowledge of brain injury was scant until the day his life changed – January 30, 2011.
What had been an ordinary Sunday outing near his home of Norwich turned to tragedy when his family’s car sustained a tyre blow-out, spun off the road and slammed into a tree.

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“An individual of forceful personality , with a high tolerance of frustration, showing drive, determination and great resilience (together with a large dose of perseverance, persistence and patience *) will win through in the end more successfully than someone of less robust temperament.”

* “the three P’s”

http://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/an-individual-of-forceful-personality-with-a-high-tolerance-of-frustration-showing-drive-determination-and-great-resilience-will-win-through-in-the-end-more-successfully-than-someone-of-less-ro/

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

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