Salty Sam’s Fun Blog for Children

Number 398

Ways to Create Your Life


Hello Everyone



Miss Pringle asked her class a question recently and it started up an interesting class discussion…


Has it ever occurred to you that all projects start with a thought?


ln other words, visions come before reality.  Every novel, blog, computer game, film, building, ship, bridge, car and space ship started as thoughts before they came into existence.


People might always be asking you what you want to be when you grow up.


They mean what job do you want to do.


But do you ever think about what you want to have, how you want to live, what kind of person you want to be too?


You can create an entire vision and then live into it.


lt will take a lot of work, maybe also risks and a lot of problem-solving too.


But your life is yours and you can’t live someone else’s ambitions, dreams or their limitations either.


Every time you complete a task, it gives you more confidence and motivation to try to achieve even more.  This is the way you learn and grow up.


Some children struggle with just learning to read.  But when they conquer this problem, they have opened up a whole new world for themselves.  lt was really worth the struggle.


Sometimes you know what you want but not how to get it.


Focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want.  This sets an intention in your mind.


When you do this, you will find that things start happening in your life to point you in the right direction.  Things, people and information shows up like little celestial (heavenly) signposts to show you the way to take.


This is because a part of your brain called the reticular formation starts working.  lt is like a radar system or heat-seeking missile that goes to work to pick up what you need to take you forward on your search to find what you want.


Finding out how to do something is enormously important to.  Research and education give you knowledge; and that gives you self-confidence and more chance of making any project you tackle a success.


The next thing to do is take action.


There is a difference between being proactive and reactive.


Proactive means that you take initiative.  You decide to do something and then do it.


Living in a reactive way means you only do things when situations happen and force you to respond.  This is not the way to create the life you want for yourself.


But don’t get desperate for what you want.  Being too obsessive about one thing steals the other areas of your life away from you.  You can miss out on happiness found in unexpected places.


Sometimes you can get something even better than what you set out to achieve in the first place.


You will not be able to see the whole journey in front of you, only the step in front of you and the steps make the journey.  That is why as you take decisions as you go along, you are making your own journey.


And a lot of decisions take time to think about.  Your brain needs three days sometimes, for ideas to properly sink in and be processed and decided upon.


Life will take you on odd twists and turns sometimes, and it is only when you look back that you see the pattern of everything – in the way a puzzle fits together.


At times, the same thing keeps happening.  You may not be learning the lesson you need to learn.  Once you have done this, because you finally realize what it was, you will be able to move forward.  This lesson might be something like learning to stand up for yourself.


There will always be storms to weather.  You may be blown a little off course in the process. When you get through the storm, you have to get back on course as quickly as you can.  Don’t give up being true to yourself.  When you win through, you can be very proud of yourself and what you have achieved.


Some people seem more fortunate than others, but you only see others’ lives through your eyes, and that may be different from their way of seeing things.


Don’t let negative emotions like jealously get in your way.  They will never help.  lf you feel negative emotions, turn them into something positive.


lf you feel jealousy – turn it into ambition.  lf you feel anger about an unfair situation, take that huge energy and use it to take action to change things.


Sometimes, you have to be strong and put up with things, sometimes you have to be strong and change things.  You need to have wisdom to know which to do!


You can learn from other people.  But not all strategies work for all people or all situations.


Everyone has to follow their own path and learn their own lessons.


You must follow your own heart, otherwise you will never live your life whole-heartedly. 


Often you will never get things to work out if you don’t put your heart into doing them.  You just don’t want to put the effort in that you need to, to make a success of the project.


Different people want different things – that is what makes the world work.


The world would be a much better place if everyone took responsibility for themselves, their actions, decisions and behaviour whenever they could and realized that these all have consequences.


And the world would be a happier place if everyone could follow their own heart and make their life what they wanted it to be.


Don’t you think?



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Love and kisses



Salty Sam





Bill and Bob’s Joke of the Weekjokejoke


Bob:  Why wouldn’t the limpets give any money to charity?


Bill:  l don’t know.  Why wouldn’t the limpets give any money to charity?


Bob:  Because they were shellfish!



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Things have been pretty quiet around here lately and so I thought I would share some clipping with you from this week’s Rocky Bay Gazette…


The first lesson at one of the Rocky Bay evening classes entitled ‘Positive Thinking’ did not end well when the students couldn’t decide whether they would come back the following week.


But the meeting in the Rocky Bay Village Hall of the Reincarnation Society did go well when they ended the day on an agreement to meet up again in three hundred years.


A nine-year-old girl on an air bed was blown off shore this week.  She was spotted from the beach and rescued by a holiday maker on a blow-up banana, another on a blow-up lobster and another on a blow-up mobile phone.  A spokesman from the coastguard said that this kind of thing happens all the time.


A man went into the Rocky Bay Ironmongers Shop on Monday and asked for a pound of oranges.  The shopkeeper told him they didn’t sell oranges.  The man came back on Tuesday and again asked for some oranges.  Once again he was told that the ironmongers did not sell oranges.


This happened again on Wednesday and Thursday.


When the man came back again on Friday to ask for some oranges the shopkeeper said that if he came back again he would nail his shoes to the floor with some six inch nails.


The man came back again on Saturday and asked if the ironmonger has any six inch nails.


“No, I haven’t actually,” said the ironmonger.


“Well, can I have some oranges then please?” asked the man.


Constable Bobby was commended for his bravery this week after he chased the getaway car of some bank robbers leaving the Rocky Bay Bank.


He said that he didn’t have much choice really because he had got his jacket caught in their door.


That was the third bank robbery to hit the bank this month and security at the bank has been questioned when it was found that they kept leaving the key under the mat.










Quick Quiz


Bill and Bob noted down these random phrases.  They heard them all spoken in just one day – some of them were on television programmes. 


This just shows you how much people use phrases like these every day when they speak. 


Do you know what these phrases mean?


  1. When push comes to shove
  2. The proof of the pudding (is in the eating)
  3. lt costs a pretty penny
  4. lf the cap fits (wear it)
  5. l’m stumped
  6. To spill the beans
  7. To go (or return) with your tail between your legs
  8. To poke the bear
  9. ln two shakes of a lamb’s tail
  10. To jack it in





lt’s the Weekend!




This picnic set is very easy to make.


You will find the pattern for the clothes on Blog Post 392 and the pattern for the dolls on Blog Post 371




Using 4mm knitting needles and rainbow dk yarn cast on 30 stitches

Knit in garter stitch until you have a square

Cast off



Using 4mm knitting needles and yellow dk yarn cast on 25 stitches

Knit 10 rows of garter stitch

Cast off

Using over-sew stitching sew up side seam



Using 4mm knitting needles and yellow dk yarn cast on 30 stitches

Cast off

Curl the strip of knitting round and sew across it many times until it becomes a solid disc

Sew it into the base of the basket using over-sew stitching



Crochet 15 chains into a length of yellow yarn and tie ends into the sides of the basket

Neaten all ends




Please note that the material on this blog is for personal use and for use in classrooms only.

It is a copyright infringement and, therefore, illegal under international law to sell items made with these patterns.

Use of the toys and projects is at your own risk.

©Christina Sinclair Designs 2015sand



Quick Quiz Answers


  1. When push comes to shove – when you are really forced to take action
  2. The proof of the pudding (is in the eating) – something is judged by its results not its appearance
  3. lt costs a pretty penny – expensive
  4. lf the cap fits (wear it) – someone criticizing someone else and saying that if they are admitting that they have done something wrong, then they should take responsibility
  5. l’m stumped – l cannot progress/move forward
  6. To spill the beans – to tell a secret
  7. To go (or return) with your tail between your legs – to have a broken spirit – like a dog that is told off and skulks away with its tail down
  8. To poke the bear – to aggravate a situation and make it worse
  9. ln two shakes of a lamb’s tail – in a short time
  10. To jack it in – to stop doing something, or admit defeat, or abandon a project because it is not being successful



  • Peter says:

    As I strive towards my goals you are helping me.

    • Salty Sam says:

      l am so glad that l have been able to help you. That is what education is all about.

      l wish you every success with your goals Peter!

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