What makes me happy!

What makes me happy!

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The world is in turmoil and sadly a lot of people are getting ill from an invisible enemy called COVID-19. Over 1.3 million people around the globe have been confirmed as infected. Wonderfully 20% as at today have fully recovered. Tragically 5.5% will never return to their homes. The virus is unforgiving for some, yet gentle on others. It affects all ages, races and classes. It does not discriminate. In that way it is bringing us all together (in heart) in a way nothing before ever has. To learn more about the poems author click here It’s been 13 days since New Zealand went into Level 4 lock down under a National Emergency. Something my generation and younger have never experienced. In fact, a lot of Boomers haven’t either. Yet…
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First time out of my bubble!

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Safe inside my bubble! On Monday 23rd March I arrived at work reading to put in place the social distancing plan for my team. The country was at alert level 2, we were being asked to social distance ourselves, so over the weekend I devised a plan to have all my back office staff working from home by the end of the week and my front facing staff operating between campus & home using a roster. Then that day a National announcement, Jacinda Ardern our Prime Minister advised we were going to Level 3 effective immediately and within 48 hours we would be level 4 and in a State of Emergency. Which provides new overarching powers for the enforcement of the rules we will need to live by. This shit…
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Toilet seat down or up, what does your preference say about you?

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It’s funny how some questions can generate more emotional responses than others.  There are three camps when it comes to whether the toilet seat should be left up or put down.  If you live in a household full of either females or males then this question probably doesn't even come up in your home.  For those that live in mixed households I have no doubt it has come up and in some cases many times and with some of those being heated exchanges. So let’s explore the options (disclaimer the following is 100% authors personal views): Camp 1: Toilet seat down – this is normally an expectation demanded (yes I'm purposefully using a strong word) by the matriarch of the house.  This is the person who thinks it is their…
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Human Moments

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I just finished reading an article from Daniel Goleman called The Chemistry of Connection.  I agreed with the points made yet was also confronted by them. The author promotes more ‘human moments’ and less ‘digital moments’ if we want to have better interactions and communication.  I can sense you nodding in agreement and saying well that’s obvious.  Yes it is obvious, I would go as far as saying it’s logical, yet we are most probably all guilty of at times avoiding the ‘human moment’ and using ‘digital moments’ instead. Can you think of a time when you have either sent an email or received one from someone which has led to more questions than answers?  How did you deal with that situation?  Chances are you sent an email back asking…
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Creative Outlets

Creative Outlets

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I am fascinated with the creative side of humans. Some people are able to create the most amazing masterpieces, whether it is art or engineering the ability for an individual to be able to come up with a great idea and then turn it into reality is really something to be amazed by. The other morning my 6 year old asked me to draw my best monster. Immediate challenges that could come to mind: 1. I had 5 minutes before needing to leave for work 2. I hadn’t drawn a monster before 3. I had to come up with an image in my mind of what my monster would look like then put pencil to paper to see if I could bring that image to life! Challenge number 1 could…
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