One hundred tales of the fallen of World War One.
One hundred tales of pandemics, battlefield wounds, accidental shootings, car crashes, drownings, suicides, tram accidents and plane crashes.
One hundred tales of soldiers, sailors, airmen and nursing staff, from the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and the West Indies.
One hundred stories behind the names on the gravestones.
Let their stories not be forgotten.
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We spend our time rushing from one thing to another, trying desperately to cram as much as we can into the hours that we have.
This doesn’t allow us to appreciate what we have, where we are, and what we have accomplished.
Take a breath. Take a step back. Just enjoy the moment.
We are often constricted by our own viewpoints.
Respect the beliefs of others, even if they are not your own, or you don’t agree with them.
Life is about give and take, so be measured in your approach.
Our viewpoint, no matter how solidly held a belief it is, does not always tell the whole story.
To identify what we are looking for, rather than what we are determined to find, we need to take a step back and see things in a different light.
Don’t take everything at face value.
Often there is more the to the story than meets the eye; hype is overrated.
Look beyond what you are being told.
Read between the lines and seek out that which you are not being told.
Believe you can find the truth, but not that you are being given it straight away.
Preparation is key.
Knowing where you are, and with an idea of where you are going is vital to the journey you are yet to embark upon.
Before taking that leap into the wild blue yonder, take a step back, survey the scene, and plan ahead.
Not every path is obvious, not every road is straight.
There are often many twists and turns to navigate, but often life is more about the journey than the destination.
When we are born, we are not provided with in-built satellite navigation.
Our journey is our own, and, after all, a direct route would be a boring one.
Life is full of ups and downs.
There is no failure in feeling distressed or unable to cope.
Nor is there any failure in asking for help.
Reach out to others if you need to.
It is good to talk.
The pursuit of perfection is an exhausting practice.
Often it is a fruitless one as well.
Everyone is unique; every situation is unique; everything in nature is unique.
Perfection, therefore, is unattainable.
Be happy with how you are and where you are in life.
Happiness is perfection.
Some things cannot be hurried.
Patience is often required, but often hard to come by.
Take a breath.
Take a step back form the situation.
Things will happen when they need to.