Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Putting Out Fires

My father was a small town Volunteer Firefighter, so I have a real soft spot for Firefighters. They put-out fires. They save lives. They’re heros. They’re all about dedication, serving unselfishly and making everyone else’s wellbeing their top priority. What’s not to love? I’m drawn to people who possess those qualities. Men and women who give without reserve so others can flourish, should be praised. Men and women who are all about rescuing others are a big deal. 

Well, I found-out that one of my Voice-Over colleagues was a Volunteer Firefighter and a blogger, so it was a no-brainer to shine my little spotlight on him and give him a hearty Debby Barnes Voice-over Rah-Rah! His content is always fresh, down-to-earth and helpful. And you can tell he cares. Marc Scott really cares. You get a real sense of this quality in him in the way he writes and what he writes about. He recently posted a beneficial article about how to get above and beyond a bad week, called: “10 Free Ways To Forget A Bad Week”. And though it was written with his Voice-Over colleagues in mind, it’s a good read for anyone who’s struggling to overcome a bleak week. He starts out by stating a sobering fact, then he reminds us that we all have bad weeks. But, he goes on to offer us some sensible ideas for shifting our gaze and shifting our frown. And his ten free tips are light, positive, easy and fun. (I’m actually partial to tips 2, 4, 5, 8, and 9, myself.)

At the end of the day, it was good to be reminded that we “…can either wallow in self pity and lose all confidence and respect for ourselves…or find something that will make us smile and leave our worries and woes behind.” Amen. Well said Marc. These nice ideas leave us feeling like we can put-out our little ‘fires’ before they start burning out-of control. This is advantageous advice from a kind, gifted, Volunteer Firefighting VOT. Rah-Rah!, Marc.

Read it here: