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Famous Last Words!

“Famous last words” a witty phrase that is used in response to various remarks and means words that are soon proved to be wrong.


I’d like to invite you to… think back to your last words. Were they words you are proud to stand over? Are you proud of the message you communicated or with the benefit of hindsight could they be words that soon proved to be wrong?

Our words, when said in haste or without thought for the receiver, can HURT.

It may be too late in some cases to undo the hurt…but it is never too late to realise that ‘sure we all say things‘…is not a good enough excuse!

Of course we don’t always set out to HURT with our words but once hurtful words are uttered…the outcomes are far-reaching and can have a ripple effect!

Don’t doubt it! Our words hold POWER!

Our words can affirm and encourage or sadly they can emotionally and psychologically wound. I’d go as far as saying they can, in some cases…destroy!

Maybe today is a good day to become more aware of the powerful position we hold in the growth (or not) of those around us.

I say let’s warm each other with our words!

William Henry Seward, architect of the Alaska Purchase, was asked if he had any final words. He replied, “Nothing, only ‘love one another.’”

Much love,

Marie xx

Reblog ‘Writing’ – Short Story

The pen lies firmly between thumb and forefinger, The empty page awaits the uncertain stroke. A sigh, a glance – a dip to the pot and the alchemy begins. Pause now. A thesaurus is lifted and thumbed anew. Darting, glancing, and leafing through the lavish pages, The swish of rice paper whispers thoughts, to-ing and […]

via Writing — Short Story

This will resonate with everybody that writes; with every writer! A stroke of genius!

Saturday reflection…The Gift of the Gab!…the art of Conversation.

via Daily Prompt: Conversation


The Gift of the Gab…Conversation…talking!

I’m Irish, so need I say more??

I love people and

I love good conversation.

I love watching women in cafès having heart to heart conversations.

I love listening to my male students having whole-hearted conversation at break time.

I love when my students get knee deep in conversation during group discussions.

I love when students gain enough confidence to join into conversations and share their opinions.

I feel sad when students tell me they haven’t spoken a word of conversation to another human being since our previous class.

I feel it’s time to make a change, to make a difference…We all need conversation!

So let’s reach out and start a conversation with someone today.  In a shop, on the street and if  you lack confidence in your conversation skills and all else fails…come to Ireland and kiss the Blarney Stone…guarantees you an instant…Gift of the Gab!

Much love,

Marie xx


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