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Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town
(Single), Vertigo, 10
Jodie Marie I Got You
Mountain Echo, Decca, 1
Chris Isaak Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
Simply The Best Movie Album (Various), Warner Strategic Market
Richard Hawley Tonight The Streets Are Ours
(CD Single), Mute
Noah and the Whale L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
(CD Single), Mercury, 1
New Radicals You Get What You Give
(CD Single), MCA
Emeli Sandé Next To Me
(CD Single), Virgin, 1
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!
Turn! Turn! Turn!, Columbia
Paloma Faith Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?
(CD Single), Epic, 1
The Monkees (Theme From) The Monkees
The Monkees - The Collection, Arista, 1
Emile Ford & The Checkmates What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
50's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold
Paul Weller That Dangerous Age
(CD Single), Island, 1
The Monkees I'm A Believer
Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold, 7
The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville
Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold, 2
The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15
The Monkees Mary, Mary
The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 10
Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O' Mine
The Hits Album 10 (Various Artists), Hits Album
Stereophonics Have A Nice Day
Now 49 (Various Artists), Now
Theory Out Of My Head
The Truth Is..., Roadrunner, 3
Scissor Sisters I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
(CD Single), Polydor
Tom Jones Help Yourself
Tom Jones - Greatest Hits, Universal
Bee Gees Night Fever
Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor
Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away With My Heart
Own The Night, Parlophone, 1
Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4
Zager & Evans In The Year 2525
Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold
Semisonic Secret Smile
(CD Single), MCA
Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 4
Voice of the Beehive Don't Call Me Baby
Now 12 (Various Artists), Now
The Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday
The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 1
Aswad Don't Turn Around
The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin
Pause For Thought
With Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.
More news this week about media hacking and bankers bonuses will have left some of us feeling angry. In the face of injustice, it’s tempting to react with outrage.
Equally, when someone says something nasty, or sends us an upsetting message, it’s all too easy to reply with a rant, letting our emotions win the day. But before we do so, we might take a leaf out of Jeni Stepanek's book.
Jeni is a dear friend of mine. All four of her children died under the age of 14 from a rare neuro-muscular disease, which she now suffers from as well.
One of those children, Mattie J T Stepanek, was an astonishing poet and peacemaker. Recently voted by Oprah Winfrey as her favourite guest of all time, Mattie was a New York Times best selling author, and best friends with President Jimmy Carter. It’s fair to say Mattie wasn’t your average little boy. Despite the pain, or perhaps because of the pain, his was a message of peace, reminding us to play after every storm.
It’s impossible for me to understand the pain that comes from losing a child, and the strength it must take to move on. But to lose all your children? Somehow, though, Jeni doesn’t react with anger. Echoing Mattie’s message, she challenges us never to react to feelings of injustice, but to respond. She chooses, every day, to respond with love and compassion.
So how do we mere mortals learn how to respond, and not react? Some people pray, others meditate. Me? I have a daily minute's silence. And I remember a verse from Mattie’s poem For Our World, which he wrote on the morning of 9/11
We need to stop.
Stop for a moment…
Says or does anything
That may hurt anyone else.
When we do stop, we discover the depths of our power to hurt and to help others. So when you are next confronted by a painful moment or message, will you react, or will you respond with love and compassion?
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