Ohmigosh it’s nearly Christmas… again!

Not a clever post full of my thoughts about Christmas.

For me, Christmas each year is a time to remember who I am, why I do what I do and the context in which I do it… it’s a perfect set-up for heading in the New Year with (I hope) a fresh sense of purpose and focus.

Today it was my intention to write the first of a number of posts about some of the things this season reminds me of… and then I came across a quote which, though reflecting my thinking from a slightly odd angle, does leave me wondering how much better the world could be in 2012 if we were each able to grasp the truth that
“life is so not all about me”.

So rather than hearing more from me – here’s something from George Bernard Shaw,

This is the true joy in life – being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

With years of experience playing bass in a wide range of situations a dear friend once said that if you were to cut me in half you'd find the word 'bass' written all the way through - yes I know that's so cliche - but that doesn't make it any less true! Like so many people I have more than one 'day' job - but most of my work-time these days is spent working for Interconnected Solutions.