Jail, Sacked and through to the next round

Well its been a busy old end to the month.  In today’s news we have Tommy Sheridan going to jail, Andy Gray getting the sack from Sky over his comments regarding female colleagues and officials and Murray getting into the semi finals of the Australian Open while Nadal sadly loses.

Meanwhile back in the real world for me I have hardly had time to stand still all week.  I actually can’t quite believe that it is Wednesday already as part of me could do with the week starting again and part of me can’t wait already till the weekend and that glass of wine on Friday evening.

I did have time though to hear the news at lunchtime and in one sense it seemed like a different world from the world that I live in and the things that concern me day-to-day and yet there are lessons that I can learn or relate to in any of these stories.  I must admit that I haven’t listened to the ins and outs of the Tommy Sheridan case as if I am honest I couldn’t comprehend the sordid nature of many of the allegations.  It was the work of fiction yet was it?  However listening to it today it made me reflect that we have all can learn from it from the simple lesson of “I kein your father.”  In other words I know where you came from and the lesson is don’t get too big for your boots as we are all at the end of the day a daughter of Eve and a son of Adam and we all make mistakes.   The lesson is to take it on the chin, say sorry and learn from it.  The Sky news sacking is a similar horrid little story of male chauvinism in the workplace and I am glad that the sacking has taken place and again feel that is a story of someone who has got too big for their boots and feel that they are invincible. For me in my world women and men should be treated equally and it is a shame that on both sides this issue is raised again and again as I am really not sure what it achieves and it just makes me feel that you have to show by example and it is really sad that in this case someone who should have led by example has let himself down so badly.

This leaves us with the Tennis and I confess this is what has cheered me up.  Firstly despite the odds I live in hope that Murray will win a grand slam and fulfill his dream of doing so.  This morning I was delighted with his win but as a Nadal fan also felt torn about the next round!  I have no problems now its Murray for me and I just hope that he can do it this time and win.  But I am sorry for   Nadal that he didn’t get to win his 4 Grand Slams as I really like him as a player and a person.  But today shows what sport is all about just as you think you can predict the outcome it changes and it is all to play for!

So as I sit here with a massive list of things to do work wise, a washing that is reaching vast heights again with a washing machine that is in a mood again (don’t ask he has a character all of his own) , a rather untidy house, a son who is tired and fed up as his plans to play at his friend’s house on Friday have changed and a dog who keeps planing his next great escape what can I learn from todays news?  Well firstly to stay true to my principles enjoy any success but see that its very rarely achieved alone no person is an island, secondly to treat everyone as an equal and remember to try to see things from their perspective and lastly always expect the unexpected in life as that is what makes life fun and keeps us on our toes!  Jail, sacking and tennis lessons to be learnt!  Now to the next thing on my list with these lessons in mind!


About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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