And we BLAME the foxes?

We scatter our streets with the remains of kebabs, chips and pizzas and then we wonder why wild animals treat our cities like one big buffet

It’s a bit rich the NHS putting up “Fox Alert!” posters when we are all far more likely to be killed by the NHS than by a fox.
I reckon our hospitals have probably killed more people than foxes have killed chickens.

At Stafford Hospital, where 1,200 died in three years, 13 nurses are facing a lifetime ban for the neglect and abuse of patients.

NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is investigating nine other hospital trusts and an estimated 10,000 needless deaths.
And watch out for that MRSA virus!

How many deaths does the fox population have on its paws? Er – none.
When did we become a nation of total hysterics?

What happened to four-week-old Denny Dolan, the South London baby who was attacked by a fox, was every parent’s worst nightmare.
But let’s struggle to keep a little perspective.

If you want to control the urban fox population then you could start by getting local councils to do the job they are paid for – cleaning up our filthy streets.

It should be carved in stone that every house in the land has its bins collected at least once a week.

And once the councils start doing their job, we could have a crackdown on all those slobs who treat our pavements like a rubbish dump.

Nobody could fail to be distressed by the sight of that baby in his hospital bed.

But the fact remains that the fox population is not kicking down our doors to eat our children.

The fox wants to avoid human contact. I live in the heart of London and I spot a fox about once or twice a week.

True, they sometimes pause to look with interest at Stan, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – is he possibly some kind of sandwich?
But their primal instinct is to stay the hell away from me.

We – stupid, slobby humans who always expect somebody else to clean up after us – have brought the fox population to our door.
And I confess that I always enjoy seeing a fox. The sight of a fox makes my heart beat a bit faster.
It puts a smile on my face – even when they are giving Stan the evil eye.

No, I am not one of those city folk who believes the fox is some kind of cuddly, stuffed toy.
I know it’s not Basil Brush peering at us from the bushes. I know that if I tried to hug a fox he would cheerfully bite my nose off.
Boom Boom!

The fox is wild. That’s what I like about him – the sight of a wild animal so close to home.
Spotting a fox always gives my day a lift – like having a little bit of David Attenborough on my doorstep.

Calm down, Britain – you are losing your grip.
Dogs are more likely to hurt babies than foxes. And horrible human beings do more harm to children than dogs.

We all wish little Denny Dolan a full and speedy recovery.
The fox apparently has a sweet tooth for baby poo and experts suggest that’s what attracted the one that attacked Denny.

The family say it gained access to their home through a back door with a faulty lock, which they were apparently unable to get the council to fix. Perhaps they should have fixed it themselves.

The fox is a wild animal. He always will be. But we still have more to fear from each other than we do the fox.

And what a miserable, antiseptic, sterile world this would be if it had no place for the wild fox.

As far as I can tell, the fox would prefer to have as little to do with us as possible.

He is only hanging around our neighbourhoods because human beings are such a bunch of slobs.

We would be far better off having a cull on human slovenliness than the fox population.

We scatter our streets with the remains of kebabs, chips and pizzas and then we wonder why wild animals treat our cities like one big buffet.

Save the fox – cull the slobs!

Tony Parsons, Sunday Mirror.

Why Would you choose Negative Thinking?

I’ve heard it said countless times that simply thinking positive thoughts isn’t enough. Rather then argue that point I prefer to refer to the wise words of Zig Ziglar who said, “positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” In other words, even if it only helps a little — those who strive to put positive thinking to work in their lives are better off then those who don’t.

There is magic in positive thinking!

In aviation, the word attitude means the angle at which the plane meets the wind, whether the wings are level with the horizon, and whether it is climbing or descending. The pilot who fails to take responsibility for the attitude of his aircraft is in serious trouble. And likewise, any person who has not taken charge of his or her own beliefs and attitudes runs a similar risk.

The key to cultivating and maintaining a positive mental attitude is to take control of your thinking and avoid negative minded people. It’s a challenging task to develop a calm, focused mind, but well worth the effort.

Every setback and failure you experience also comes with a great opportunity. When one door closes, a window of possibility opens. The key is to look for the opportunity and avoid dwelling on failure. Think thoughts of defeat and you are bound to feel defeated.

Your attitude is not determined by circumstances, but by how you respond to those circumstances. You determine your attitude; you always have the choice to respond either positively or negatively. What happens to a person is less important than what happens within them. The great inventor, Thomas A. Edison, was known for his positive mental attitude.

In December 1914, the Edison Laboratory was almost entirely destroyed by fire. Edison lost $2,000,000 worth of equipment and the records of much of his life’s work. The morning after the fire, as the 67-year-old inventor walked among the ashes, he was anything but defeated. Looking around, he remarked, “There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start anew.” Yes, there is magic in a positive attitude!

It’s your life and it’s your choice. Which attitude will you choose?

How do you use your ego?

Do you know what the purpose of your ego is?

Your ego’s purpose is to keep you looking good and to prove that you are always right. What do you think about that?

Let me explain…..

One of the biggest problems I have when working with business owners is that they spend most of their time justifying what they know instead of finding out what they don’t.

How crazy is that?

Now I know you wouldn’t do something like that and you don’t have an ego so you probably don’t need to read this blog, however, you may know someone that is just like this and may benefit from you passing this on.

At the weekend I was working with the guy that’s designing my book cover and one of the statements on the book goes something like this “When faced with change or justifying what they know, most people get busy finding the proof!” and he said “that’s unbelievable, why would anyone do that?‚Äù

I explained it’s all to do with the ego and the ego doesn’t like us being wrong, so what it does is justifies why we did what we did. The problem with this is that what we have done has been perfect to get us what we have got, and you know as well as I do that if we want something different we have to do something different.

The following evening I was with this same person finishing off the design and I asked him how the release of his new music single was going. Now bearing in mind this man has an IQ of 167, he’s highly creative and a talented musician among a multitude of other things; this is what he said…

“Its rubbish, the producer is in another country and it didn’t happen.‚Äù So I said “Why are you using him then?‚Äù He replied. “Because he’s got the money to do it and we haven’t.‚Äù So I said “How much do you need?‚Äù “Four thousand pounds.‚Äù He said. “So why don’t you put the money together yourself?‚Äù was my response.

So for the next twenty minutes he justified why he couldn’t do the production himself with the rest of the band members. His mindset was set on finding the proof of what he believed he knew instead of finding out what he didn’t.

My question to you is where are you being run by your ego and what could you do differently to get a better result?

Your Life, your choice….