Welcome to the first edition of the Vizier’s Reflections. All of us lead busy lives. With this in mind, I will use this post to share with you, any interesting and useful ideas that I come across each week. If I can help to highlight some ideas that might be of use to you, I would have achieved my aim. Although I am not sure how this post will develop over time, I do intend to make the Vizier’s Reflections a weekly staple. It will also make a good platform for me to make any announcements if the need should arise.
The inspiration for this post was Steve Scott’s Sunday Selections. I know he reads my blog so it is best to give him due credit him for this idea before he says anything. Joking aside, I enjoy reading Steve’s lifestyle design and personal development website. I have gained quite a few useful ideas from the many articles he has written. The one topic that stands out for me is his blog traffic blueprint. Traffic is a major concern for any successful blog. It would be great if you too could benefit from Steve’s ideas as well.
Managing Changes in Life
As we go through life, we are bound to face changes and challenges along the way. There are times when we have to take risks and there are times when we have to be cautious. In his carefully thought out manner, Scott McIntyre of Vivid Ways shows us how to thread this fine balance between risk and caution.
But knowing how to balance risk and caution alone is not always enough. We need something extra to manage changes in life. Luckily, this is something that all of us have. What I am talking about is intuition. And when it comes to intuition, who else would know better than Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition? I thoroughly enjoyed her fascinating post on intuition and you too can read about it if you wish to learn more.
Living Life with Passion
I have a confession to make. I watched Tangled on Friday night. Yes I know I am a grown man with a reputation as a Vizier to uphold, but I am sure my secret is save with you all since I am not that well known yet. Besides, I am excited about the lovely, but crowded new mall that has just opened in my sleepy neighbourhood. Things will never be the same again! I love the many eateries in the mall. This will be the perfect opportunity for me to change my routine and to try something new when it comes to food. And there are two large supermarkets, a cinema, a library, a bookshop and loads of retail outlets. Ah, so this is what it feels like to be content.
Anyway, back to Tangled. It was a lovely but typical Disney story about following your heart and dreams. The important message to take back with you is to live life with passion. I think everyone should bring their kids to watch the movie to instill this message in them. After all, children are the next generation and they should get life right from the start. Of course, there are perils in letting the kids watch Tangled. They might just pick up the idea that mothers may not always know best instead. I cannot say that the movie was great or inspired. I do enjoy my Disney movies by the way; my favourites are Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Tangled did have its moments and I did enjoy it, but I doubt I would watch it a second time. The characters and story were not as developed as I would have liked them to be. But I doubt kids would notice or bother.
A Moving Story About Kindness
Finally, I would like to talk a little about kindness and the small things in life. As we go about the hustle and bustle of our lives, it is easy to focus on the big picture and to forget the little things. In my opinion, the little things in life matter. For if we cannot get the little things right, how can we hope to manage the big things?
With this in mind, I would like to share with you a moving story that I came across at Think Simple Now. Its message is simple. It is better to be kind where possible, than to regret not doing so. For us, an act of kindness may be nothing more than a lift of a finger or a wave of a hand. But to those who receive it, its impact may be far greater than we could imagine. So remember to be kind. You never know how a simple act of kindness can make a great difference in someone’s life.
That is all I have for you this week. I hope you all have a great week ahead!
Irving aka the Vizier