Monday, 21 February 2011
Now Four A Contest.
Today, February 21, 2011, marks the four year anniversary of my blog. The following is the first ever blog I wrote, fours years ago, to the day.
Challenging The 'Inner Critic'.
This is my first blog. This is another positive step forward in getting on with my life. I challenge my 'inner critic.' The 'master' that dictated that I had no self-worth. The master who told me not to impose myself on society. Now I question this negative authority. I have given myself permission to be positive. I shall no longer be a recluse. The world has so much to offer.
Have you ever woken up from a dream and didn't like the way it ended? Did you ever try to go back to sleep and change the ending? Many a time, my life felt like dreams with sad conclusions. The more positive me visualises a better ending to my dreams. I focus in my mind on just how good life can be. We all have the right to a happy ending. Our dreams, our goals, our aspirations are valid. Our spirit and our empathy will encourage us to make our positive plans an exciting reality.
In my postings I shall endeavour to be transparent. I will verbalise my thoughts in an open and honest manner. I must be true to myself and I must be true to you.
I look forward, with positive anticipation, the sincere interaction that we will share. When we help each other, we help ourselves.
I thank you for your time. Warm regards klahanie."
I believe that I have maintained my ethos. My blog has, and always will be, open, honest and transparent. I want to clearly demonstrate that my mental health issues are only a small part of who I am.
Today, coincidentally, is the birthday of my well known Vancouver playwright, brother, Andrew Templeton. Happy birthday Andrew and here is a link relating to my brother, Andrew Templeton .
Now then, this being my fourth blogging anniversary, I've decided to have a contest, an idea inspired by a recent contest on my dear New Zealand friend's site W.M. Morrell's Musings From Down Under. So, thanks to you Wendy.
This contest will have a suitably English prize to be posted to the winner. And no, the prize will have nothing to do with 'toad-in-the-hole', 'bubble and squeak', or even 'spotted dick'. I was thinking of including an autographed photo of myself, but I don't think the winner would believe their luck...
So, the first person to correctly answer the following question will win an English prize. The winner and the prize will be announced in my next posting. All I ask is that anyone who enters this contest is a 'follower' of this blog.
Thus, here is the question : I have lived in a place that is mentioned in a nursery rhyme. The first person to correctly identify the nursery rhyme I am referring too, will win that suitably English prize.
Anybody seen this dog? Penny the outlaw dawg aka 'Penny the Sundawg Kid'. Thanks Wendy for this photo. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, was most amused! 'Arf, arf..' :-)