First of all, this is not a post about my son; however, he does feature in it as he is a major feature in my life.

Damien, my son, is busy learning to sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” It is the cutest thing ever, and he almost has it 100%. But that’s not the point of this post, it does however hold bearing. Since learning the song, and what a star is, he points them out to us wherever he sees them. Whether it is on a poster or up in the night sky, he is very excited about the fact that he saw a star. This has got me noticing stars, and pointing them out to him.

Now, you might be asking yourself, (but in your head this time, because asking yourself things out loud usually gets embarrassing,) “where is Simon going with this whole story?”

My answer is simple. And there are two points to consider. If you shine like a star in everything you do, people notice you. People who count, like friends and family, but also other people may notice your little star shining. People like your employers or managers, people who have a direct influence over your financial future.
The second point is, the more you learn the more people become proud of you. You are never too old to learn, whether you are a nineteen month old child, or a twenty eight year old adult, you can always learn something new. And when you do, people notice it, and are proud of you.

I am not saying you must do everything to be noticed by others, but it defiantly helps, and it is a great feeling to know that people you respect and admire are proud of you.                                                                                                                                                              

simon repanis

“No degree of prosperity can be sufficient to eliminate all misfortune, and sloth is impervious to opportunity.”

DEAN KOONTZ, Forever Odd


Obscure word of the week – (try using this in a sentence)

Karoshi - Death by overworking or killing oneself because of work related stress.