Saturday, 19 January 2013

L I V E - L A U G H - L O V E in B A R B A D O S

It's a Saturday morning in Barbados January 19th, 2013 and I want to give thanks for my life, my family, friends, loved ones and business.

I watched the documentary last night called "Happy" and was astounded to find out that a poor middle eastern man (and his family) who's job was to run people on the rickshaw all year around, is more happier than the average American.

I pray and hope that all people (especially those who have good hearts and are hard workers), learn and see the benefits of being 'exactly' where they are in their lives.

It is not by chance that we are where we are in our lives.

People of Barbados in my home country and people all over the world - Be Grateful for your lives, be Grateful for both the positive and negative things in our lives; these experiences are there to teach us important lessons; the sooner we tackle each problem like this, the easier each issue becomes.

Yeah I know, I know......the problem is right here, right now and God knows you may be hurting or suffering greatly...........but I say NEVER give up. Never stop learning these lessons from lives difficulties.

In "Happy" it also showed a part about this beautiful woman who had 3 great kids and was very popular and I think won modelling competitions etc... and she thought she was happy, but deep inside she wasn't.

After an unfortunate accident she was knocked over by a car and had to endure 30 surgeries mostly for her spine and face. She lost her husband and life looked dismal...........shoot who wouldn't be!

Be she persisted through 30 surgeries and found true love with another man, who loved her for the soul she had inside. What did she say afterwards..........? She couldn't be more happier now than ever before in her life. Now she helps people with similar difficulties and is such an inspiration.

After myself suffering an accident 21 years ago where I, as a jockey of 10 years total) finished 3rd in the race and the horse just fainted while running after the finish line (around 1 m 24 seconds). 

I was in a coma for 2 weeks and up to now I still value those difficulties and what positive things it has brought to my life.

L I V E - L A U G H - L O V E

Saturday, 12 January 2013

First Thought from Barbados and Beyond

My name is Brett and this is my first "Thought from Barbados and Beyond."

I am unsure of what this blog will become but for now it's just random 'Thoughts from Barbados and Beyond' (for when i travel).

Barbados is highly rated as a tourist destination located in the Caribbean region.

Barbados is ranked 47th in the Human Development Index for 2011.

Temperatures in Barbados are warm all year around and therefore living in short pants is my preference.

Although the heat gets to me for most of the year, it's nice to travel abroad to cooler climates.

I like to travel.....but as I get older I find it more difficult to handle motion sickness.

From my early childhood memories, I was never good with motion in the back seat of a car or on water and had unpleasant times travelling with my ears popping all the time.

I used to be a professional thoroughbred jockey and have raced successfully in Barbados, Trinidad, Martinique and Toronto, Canada winning (I think) 174 times in my 10 year career.

From a horse racing accident I was involved in 21 years ago (Jan. 11th, 1992), where the horse I was riding fainted, I suffering a head injury (coma for 2 weeks).....I'm sure this didn't help with motion sickness.....

I now live and run my own business in Barbados helping promote the tourism product on my website "Totally". 

If you've been to Barbados before, the people and country are very likable and it is a pleasure to promote something, when you believe in the heart and soul of the people and country. 

You must travel to Barbados and experience it for yourself.