The Cobbler that had no Sole

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My grandmother once told me a story about a wealthy shoe cobbler. She told me that,Everyday a cobbler worked and slaved and was a slave to work. Everyday working to get paid but see the cobbler was the owner of the shop and he was wealthy.
So she asked each time she told me the story, what was he waiting to get paid for? The cobbler wasn’t searching for just money u see he was looking for love, happiness and compassion.
Over living to work all his life, the cobbler never got to truly live. She told me he was alone and never married, she said that he worked 24/7 and never stopped.
I always keep coming back to this story that my grandmother used to tell me when I ask myself, am I living to work or working to live ? I ask myself am I living my life to the fullest.
See it is not just how much money u have in your pocket that makes u wealthy or the items you own. It is also about the experiences u have encountered and the adventures you endured. It’s about the love that u have gained and the love that you have lost and the lessons You have learned through your own life.
The story finishes by the cobbler dying and the last sentence goes as follows:
The cobbler sadly passed away and when he was found, he was found with no soles on his shoes and no sole in his body.
This is why I pass the message on to you, are you working to live or living to work?
Be nice to it and get a nice photo of the tower for it too 😁

July 2018

Paris je T’aime

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I really love it here.

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I wanna come back…

TPJ x

Lahinch Surfing is class

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Surf School

Lahinch is a cool spot in Co. Clare Ireland. Great surfing, great people, nice times of a weekend.

 

Seasonally Dancing

Winter

 

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Spring

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My boys

 

Summer

Guiseppe and friend

 

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Fall

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Talking, eight different photos, four different seasons and thoughts and a general understanding of each other.

Above all laughter, lightness and dancing,

TPJ x

Who we post for

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What’s the story with the Tiger man? Who do you post for? Would you not think about advertising? What are you doing with the teddy man? These are questions I get the whole time.

We, at Tiger Paws Junior’s Stories, are a little siteand a little family located all over the world and we love what we do. We’ve been up and running for nearly six years now… we post when we want not when we can.

There is now 13 of us involved which is great and unbelievable because our crew is so talented.

We try to create beauty, For the world… well for anyone with a computer who has access to the internet and who has our website name. If no one sees it, at least we tried. We did our job 😂😂❤️

What it’s all about I suppose, is trying to make a sad person smile at our stupid photos. We don’t care about negative comments, we care about sad people who want or maybe need to see a funny photo.

I guess what this Friday morning post is about is setting out our foundation again for any new readers. (I just set up our Instagram and it’s buzzing – 800 likes in a day!) so I’m worried people may not get us.

We don’t care about likes, we’ll post something and be happy with no likes. That’s not why we post. We like to travel…so we post travel photos. We like meeting people we would never ordinarily meet…so we post photos of meeting them. Absolutely above all we like making people happy, so we post happy Photos. If your featured great, if you’re not don’t worry. It’s not an exclusive site. It’s a happy one, ask for a photo, invite us to your party…as long as our schedule permits we’ll do our best to come.

We post for the person in their room on their own who is feeling low. We post for them and try to make them smile.

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Life is Beautiful. Have a beautiful day.

TPJ x

Elephants

Elephants

Elaine Gavin, Artist, Ennis

This is a painting she’s worked hard on and I fancy
That this elephants entrance is part of elephant fantasy,
The mothers look quiet, their babies protected,
The old ones welcomed, their fathers never rejected,
Their family tight, often closer than humans,
With no disposable words, communication ends up bloomin’,
 Elephants have thick skin being separate, but are stronger as a unit,
They stride for each other, strength never ruins it but…
With their tusks and their trunks they can sound war in a blink,
But they possess resolve and goodness, and they drink soft and lightly think,
For together they may be separate, for one of them is for all
For they will always remember the hunters barbarous call
If you don’t like them, don’t paint them…She likes them so she does,
You cannot mock the beautiful craft of the painting, a spirit animal because…
We love it here. Elephants are awesome…like Tigers…and animals…
They don’t need to use words…words are for cannibals. 
                                                                                                      TPJ x 28/3/18

 

We love collaborations here…sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. But what is for sure is that nobody can accuse us of not trying xx

Drunken Poetry

Expectations WORLD Jeans Fire

Learning to accept what we read in the papers is tough. I like to believe in the beauty of the world.

But many others disagree.

Belief is the bad, acceptance is the easy, to speak is the fall back when actions are too queasy.

To do, when I trust too much in respected voices which have become sour, is more difficult because of you…

Learning to forgive is hard, Learning keep going is harder still…because of you and your spiteful judgement.

Life is learning, learning something new with every step we take.

Taking steps into our future surrounded by people who know much better than us what is suppose to be good for us.

Gopher uk yourself. Exit with brexit and be alone, you nationalistic per icks.

Your country isn’t better than my country simply because you were born in it.

This is me and it shall not be you, because what you Want to do in Life should be up to you.

It merely just depends if you Need to do it enough to give it your precious time. It is always good to forgive. Even if it’s not reasonable… It is always good to accept it if you’re not hurt too much. Even if you are…

I try to smile to see how it makes the hurter feel. It’s good to read but it is better to write.

Be Nice…smile and be nice.

and try harder than last time

I will be what you want to be, But most importantly – I will do what I  bloody want… except bloody someone else side or out.

Justin some drunk thoughts about life… you dickhead

ya you…

An Ode to Limerick in the Snow

017This is an Ode to Limerick City. I love living here.

Had a blast in the quiet peace of the snow carpet.

I can’t tell you how nice it was. One of the best days work I’ve put down ever.

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The people of Limerick, the dogs that I met and the warmth of the snow. It was just magic to shoot.

Take a look at some of my favourite shots

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It was bloody good fun!

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Love lots and stay safe out there,

TPJ x

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