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We have been asked — a lot — what it is that we do.

People seem to like knowing that sort of stuff. It was easy when we had jobs with titles, or when we created a high street delicatessen. They are the ‘things’, the reference points.

What if what…

Every Day Encouragement (Days 44–51)

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The past week or so has been a scattergun approach in terms of subjects, perhaps a reflection of our ‘take each day as it comes’ approach to life; necessary in these uncertain times, but also coincident with our priority having switched to development of our website.

Day 44 suggested checking…

Every Day Encouragement (42/365)

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We sort of have an idea … it’s a good idea. But every day — if you let it in — there are reasons why the plan might not work. Mostly, speculation about ‘stuff’ — sure, it is the sort of ‘make-or-break’ kind of stuff like “mm, will that actual…

Every Day Encouragement (41/365)

Generous with your time, your energy, your words; with your encouragement.

We can report that it totally stops you in your tracks to be on the receiving end of unexpected generosity.

This one seems like the best one to start with as we set out to share them all with you.

Every Day Encouragement is a side project of feastsandfables Encouraging words, written and shared every day for 2021.

Every Day Encouragement (Days 32–38)

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One month into #EveryDayEncouragement a ‘challenge within a challenge’. Amidst the 365 pieces of daily encouragement, a short burst of handwritten encouragement; perhaps because:

there is something more deliberate about hand writing something. Such a departure from fingers tapping idly across a keyboard. More consideration, perhaps. A need to ‘get…

The Encouragement Manifesto (Part 2)

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The Other Way

by Mich Bondesio

I was born to be positive.

It makes me happy to know that optimism is in my blood. Even when I experience times when I’m less so.

But an outlook is more than just how you see the world.

An outlook is worth a thousand thoughts, words, decisions, or actions.

An outlook can…

The Encouragement Manifesto (Part 8)

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by Steve Marshall

She wasn’t doing anything I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

J.D. Salinger, A girl I knew, 1948

As my own time of doing things seems to have gently subsided, the more recent years of my work have been…


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