by Sunil Bali, 13-01-19

When he was growing up, Ted suffered from severe asthma. Too scared to play outside, he increasingly spent his time reading.

At school his grades were excellent, but his father noticed that his son was becoming ever more shy, introverted and the spark had left his beautiful blue eyes.

Finally, his father sat Ted down for a heart to heart and told him that if he did what he feared, then not only would the fear go away, but he would be much happier and stronger.

Ted took on board his father’s words and not only overcame his asthma, but went on to embrace what he called "the strenuous life" – a life filled with physical activity, adventure and action.

Teddy as he was better known, grew up to be a cowboy, conservationist, war hero, author…..oh and also President of the U.S.A. for 8 years.

My favourite saying of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt is stuck on the wall of my study and reads:

"never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."



Everybody wants to change the world, but no one wants to change the toilet paper …..

Dear God, you gave me a childhood, you took it away.

You gave me a Youth, you took it away.

You gave me a Husband, it’s been years now, just reminding you …..


And finally, whilst all is well with me, I’m going to take a break from my weekly musings for a while.

So a huge, heartfelt thank you for allowing me the privilege of your Inbox and all your wonderful messages over the years.

My very best and warmest wishes to you.

Until we meet again …..


Live big & love deep.