Funny things my kids have said …

Funny Kids Quotes

My kids are a constant source of amazement and laughter. Some of their comments just crack me up so much, I don’t know where they come from, so I just had to write them down somewhere – may as well be here! Most of the funny comments are about their lovely mom!

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Soulmate … Soulfriend, Kindred Spirit



People often talk about soulmates, but what about “soulfriends”?

While I mentioned in a previous post that I don’t believe in that single soulmate, I do believe in the principle of a soulmate, so the thought of a soulfriend is equally intriguing and also heart warming at the same time. One of the quotes above suggests that this person could be a friend, sibling or even a parent or child.

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Believe that anything is possible …

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I was raised to believe that anything is possible, the sky is the limit. My parents always believed that I could achieve whatever I wanted provided I set my mind to it.

This type of encouragement was great as a kid – parents having so much faith in their child. Although sometimes they could not understand why I did not get straight “As” in school (I was a late bloomer!). I found that with this upbringing I set the bar high as I believed it was achievable with hard work and a bit of luck.

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A dream without action remains just a dream …

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Everybody has a dream or goal, but for most these remain just that – dreams or goals. If you don’t take any action or risk, how do you expect to fulfill these dreams?

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Cherish your inner child …



I was having lunch with a friend of mine, Victoria, who is in her mid twenties and it is amazing that during our conversations that you could never tell that there is a 15 year age difference between us. Is she mature for her age – not at all! For some reason I am always a source of entertainment for her as she can’t stop laughing at my antics! I think she laughs more than anybody else I know, which is one of her great qualities!

I told her that I have always acted younger than my age, maybe it is partly due to the fact that I actually look like I am in my late twenties, but really I am just a big kid. I like to see life the way it should seen – there to experience, enjoy, learn, grow, and most importantly have fun while living it!

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Appreciate what you have …

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It is that time of year again where we look back at what has past and look forward to the things yet to come.

Despite this past year, I try to look at the big picture and realize that I have so much to be thankful for, a life that many people would strive to have. This allows me to appreciate everything that I have:

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Martial Arts for business? It’s a state of mind …


Recently I was asked by a senior recruiter “How does martial arts help me with business?”. The interesting thing is that this has come up many times before with friends and even my last boss.

My last boss has asked me how I manage to cope with all the stress and multitude of personalities and arguments that I have to deal with. We had a lot of “A type” personalities and many meetings got very heated with arguments and shouting!

My response was very simple – my martial arts training. For these instances my training helped me put things in perspective – deadlines, people screaming – it’s not the end of the world, nobody is dying. I told him, if somebody was coming at me with a knife then I would worry, but words are just words.

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