Recipe for a Happy New Year………..

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past----have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make-up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day a time.

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing-don’t do it), prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Count Your Blessings!

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THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IS INSIDE OF YOU.

MAY YOU EXPERIENCE...LOVE,PEACE AND JOY!


What one little thing could you do today, within your means and your comfort zone, that would make you feel like a supercoolhappylovething?


"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
Barbara DeAngelis
Author

GET READY TO FEEL SOME JOY!! SHARING AND GIVING


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Our employees put together this video to generate breast cancer awareness throughout our hospital system. We had a ton of fun putting this together and hope it inspires others to join in the cause"

Category: Nonprofits & Activism



"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
Napoleon Hill
1883-1970,

DREAM...DESIGN...BUILD...CREATE



"You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever."
Wayne Dyer
Author and Speaker



"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Leo Buscaglia

Bringing In the Light




“…With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves,
and your true power emerges - the power of presence.
Instead of blaming the darkness you bring in the light.“
~ Ekhart Tolle, from A New Earth

Insightful wisdom by Tina Su

Fluidity of Life
- Life is always fluid. The unexpected and even unimaginable can and does happen at anytime. And all things, scenarios, events can shift their course at any time: from bad to good, from good to bad. There is no good or bad, there just is. Surrendering to whatever that happens, without placing unnecessary importance or investing excessive emotions holds the key to lasting happiness. At any moment, we have the choice to choose bliss, to see the light. Surrender to rigid thinking and choose to live a conflict free life.

Our Need to Blame - Blaming leads to nowhere, except temporary fulfillment for the ego. Yet, the ego does not stay fulfilled and will seek out more and more pain. Any kind of blaming thoughts, words, or accusations are ego-filling, unproductive and lead to our own suffering, even if they are “reasonably” justified.

Unconscious Actions
- When we are in an unconscious state of mind (high TPS - thoughts per second), the survival instinct in our brain tells us to take unconscious actions with great urgency and conviction. These actions when taken, always lead to more unconsciousness and are rarely helpful.

The Mind’s Reality - Our mind always makes unknown situations worse than they actually are. Its goal is to dwell on pain and problems. Often when we find out the truth, we feel instantly relieved that the “reality” of events wasn’t as bad as what we had imagined.

Building Intensity
- All my frustration and inner suffering really has a purpose and benefit: they build the intensity in me that further encourages me to break free from the inner conflicts, and to rise out a more conscious being established in Joy.

The Pain Body - When a person is established and reacts out of their pain body, they are no longer themselves, and we should not measure or judge their character based on when they are in this state. Recognize when they are in their pain body and detach from any painful feelings it may trigger in you. The pain body feeds on pain - its own pain and on other people’s pain. Whenever hurtful words are uttered and actions are taken, identify where they are coming from; likely, they will be coming from the pain body.

Seek to Understand, Drop Self Pity - When others behave in ways that you are not happy with, drop the self-pity story, bring in compassion, and try to understand why they are behaving in certain ways toward you. There is always a reason. Often times, we’re so wrapped up in defending ourselves and making our own side be understood that we fail to truly see things from other people’s perspective, and we miss the chance to heal others and ourselves.

Everything is Auspicious - No matter how bad things seem there is always a reason that contributes positively towards us. There always exists an incredible gift in any “bad” situation, trust that you are always being taken care of by the protective arms of Existence.

Michael Franti Say Hey is the best...

I am love love LOVING this song! Get ready to wiggle a little!

DO IT WHILE YOU CAN!!


One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".

No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all
used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."
So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when
it's broken and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage .....
And old cars
And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and
aging parents and grandparents.

We keep them because they are worth it, because
we are worth it.
Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.
Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?


I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.

Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

THREE FEET FROM GOLD




"Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do."
Napoleon Hill
1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich


It's time to Think and Grow Rich. Again!

As many of you know, out of the great depression came an Inspirational classic called:
Think and Grow Rich that taught our nation one simple message:

What ever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve!

From this attitude, legendary empires were created.
Fast forward to today's economic challenges, where the text reemerges with a fresh new team reminding us.

Our greatest success will come just one step away from our greatest failure.
Napoleon Hill

With honor, I would like to introduce a project that Bob Proctor is personally involved with:

Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet From Gold!

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities.
A Book and Film By,
Sharon Lechter (co-author, Rich Dad Series, and Filmmaker Greg S.Reid)
www.threefeetaway.com/event

100 years from when a young writer was gifted the task of a lifetime, the Napoleon Hill Foundation set out to recreate history by commissioning a new set of faces that sat down with modern day leaders asking them just one question:

"How did you handle the challenges that came your way?"

From the answers Three Feet from Gold was created - and I want to share it with you!

Question:
Have you ever felt like giving up? Throwing in the towel? Are things tough right now and are wondering if you are making the right decisions?

You are NOT alone!

With the help of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, and this project ~ you will learn that
This too shall pass and you may truly be three feet away from your mine of gold.

http://www.threefeetaway.com/event

Doing Our Best.



We put ourselves under great pressure. We want to try and keep everyone happy. But, inevitably it is impossible to keep everyone happy and always succeed in doing well. We have to judge ourselves on our motives and intentions – not the external outcome or what other people think. If we work with the right attitude, doing the best in difficult circumstances – what else can we do? Don’t allow the unreasonable expectations of others to disturb your inner peace. If we can work with this sense of detachment then we will avoid many feelings of guilty, worry and anxiety. It is these forces that disturb own inner peace.

Inner peace can never be dependent upon outer success and outer praise. It is the nature of the world to give success / failure, praise / blame in equal measure. We have to transcend this at be at peace with ourselves whatever happens.
- Sri Chinmoy


"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."
Stephen R. Covey

THE POWER OF COMPASSION


FEW OF US WILL GET through life without experiencing some episodes of anxiety, anger, worry or depression.

YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC

Learning to have compassion for oneself is no different from having compassion for others.
'Compassion means feeling moved by other's suffering and offering understanding and kindness when mistakes are made, rather than judging harshly. Self compassion involves acting the same way
towards oneself. So, instead of criticizing ourselves for inadequacies or shortcomings, we learn to be kind and understanding when confronted in difficult times.


WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES AND WE ALL NEED TO BE LOVED


Practicing compassionate imagery
Psychologist Paul Gilbert suggest the following exercise to train our mind in compassion


* Be mindful of your emotions. When you notice that you are becoming frustrated or self critical, make a decision to adjust this in your mind.

* Deliberately focus on breathing for a couple of minutes, and feel your body slowing down.

*Build a compassionate image. This can be a version of yourself, a stranger or someone you know, but it is important you give them the following qualities- wisdom, strength, warmth and non-judgement.
Visualise the facial expression and tone of voice of this person.

*Now imagine you can see the critical or upset part of yourself and consider the thinking and wisdom of this compassion imagine. You are not trying to get rid of these feelings, but are standing back from them with a compassionate understanding.




Mairead Maguire:

We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too.

HH the Dalai Lama:

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Pema Chodron:

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.


"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
Grenville Kleiser
1868-1953, Author


"Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts."
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Author of Simple Abundance

WORDS OF WISDOM



George Carlin's Views on Ageing

Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about ageing that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life .... . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony.. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen... Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.



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Are your priorities where you want them to be?



"Write a goal every single month to eliminate a mess from your life, and when you do - abundance will come in."

Quotes and Sayings on Kindness

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Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.
Deepak Chopra

It's so easy to laugh. It's so easy to hate. It takes strength to be gentle and kind.
Stephen Morrissey

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Blaise Pascal

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Mother Teresa

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
The Dalai Lama

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
The Dalai Lama

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao-Tzu

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

Love and kindness are never wasted.
Barbara DeAngelis

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman


Values are those things that really matter to each of us ... the ideas and beliefs we hold as special, not something you want or would like to have.
Caring for others, for example, is a value; so is the freedom to express our opinions.

A value is a principle desirable to you. Values are personal. They are your convictions, your beliefs, and your ethics rolled into one.

Living in agreement with one's values is fulfilling. Living in conflict with one's values is stressful and dissatisfying. That's why it is so important to clearly understand your own personal code of values; your happiness depends upon not only knowing your values, but living in accordance with them.

Be Stress Free

Stress does not result from hard work, long hours, or multiple roles in life. Stress results from values conflicts. When put in a situation where you are unable to honor a value, you will feel stressed out. No amount of relaxation, meditation, or exercise will eliminate the stress until the values conflict is resolved.

Living Your Purpose
Why is it important to understand your own personal values? Values are linked to purpose in life. You might say that your purpose is to live your values. When you do, life is good.



“Twenty years from now you will be
more disappointed by the things
you didn't do than by the
ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~Mark Twain

Mahatma Gandhi



Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Robert Ingersoll

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.
Louisa May Alcott

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
Erik H. Erikson

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.
Samuel Johnson

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.
Emily Dickenson

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.
Charles Sawyer

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucious

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.
William James

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
Richard David Bach

Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Aristotle

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
Samuel Smiles


"Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."


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PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION


This weekend, our family will join millions of others in celebrating America. We will enjoy the glow of fireworks, the taste of barbeque, and the company of good friends. As we all celebrate this weekend, let's also remember the remarkable story that led to this day.

Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, our nation was born when a courageous group of patriots pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the proposition that all of us were created equal.

Our country began as a unique experiment in liberty -- a bold, evolving quest to achieve a more perfect union. And in every generation, another courageous group of patriots has taken us one step closer to fully realizing the dream our founders enshrined on that great day.

Today, all Americans have a hard-fought birthright to a freedom which enables each of us, no matter our views or background, to help set our nation's course. America's greatness has always depended on her citizens embracing that freedom -- and fulfilling the duty that comes with it.

As free people, we must each take the challenges and opportunities that face this nation as our own. As long as some Americans still must struggle, none of us can be fully content. And as America comes ever closer to achieving the perfect Union our founders dreamed, that triumph -- that pride -- belongs to all of us.

So today is a day to reflect on our independence, and the sacrifice of our troops standing in harm's way to preserve and protect it. It is a day to celebrate all that America is. And today is a time to aspire toward all we can still become.

With very best wishes,

President Barack Obama

July 4th, 2009

P.S. -- Our nation's birthday is also an ideal time to consider serving in your local community. You can find many great ideas for service opportunities near you at
http://www.serve.gov


"Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."
Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, Writer and Lecturer

SIMPLICITY

'Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'
A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.




If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.



Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.




The best vitamin for making friends.. B1.



The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.



The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.



One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.



You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.



Your mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open..




The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.




The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what you might have been.



Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. .


If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
Charles Kingsley


Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away.
Tom Wilson















The Change Starts With You


Regardless of our present of past circumstances, the important thing is ... everything that is happening or has happened is for a reason. In reality, there are no victims. We each have a different sad story to tell. But the common thread that run thru them all, is that we have at some point lost our power, or it has been taken away from us, or we have just plain given it away.

What can YOU do today to start empowering yourself?
Now, regardless of your present or past circumstances. At any time you choose, you can take a bold step and awaken the Empowered person that already exists within you.

Wisdom:


*Every time we rely on someone or something outside of us to provide us with love, success or happiness, we hand our power over. As soon as they don’t provide it we are defeated.

Ironically, when we decide to be love, success and happiness, we easily attract the people, events and objects that enhance this state.



As you continue to decide what matters most, be honest with yourself.
Stop ignoring the urge to get on with the work you know you should do or to finally redefine relationship: That whisper you keep hearing is the universe trying to get your attention. Make it your intention to pursue only what is honorable, what is good, and what is true and the results will be a life grander than you could every have imagined. When you're true to who you are and what your spirit is telling you to do, that truth will indeed set you free.

You have always been deciding the truth of your life. It is how you decide to feel about it.

There is no need to try to work out what something means.
You decide what it means.



“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” --M. Scott Peck

Change doesn't just happen...


You have to take action in order to bring about change.
Many times you are faced with different opinions, suggestions and strategies and sometimes it can get a bit confusing on what actions you should take.
My friend Louis Lautman has found a way to conquer the confusion by going straight into the front-line trenches...

Traveling the country on a quest for knowledge and entrepreneurial insight, Louis interviewed 35 successful millionaires, CEO's and many of the most respected young entrepreneurs and master level mentors of our time.

Tired of the sugar-coating and quasi-revealing strategies, Louis put the squeeze on each and every one of these entrepreneurial superstars and compelled them to let down their guard and tell all.

They confessed hundreds of tactics they used on their road to success - and Louis caught every second, of every interview ON FILM and created a BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE that will directly affect the way entrepreneurs like you and I do business forever!
Please take a moment and click here to look at the trailer.

All the best,
Brian Proctor



Acting within your limitations, those “comfort zones”, is not risking and will produce predictably mediocre result.

The “stopper” is fear and if you want to be in charge of your own life and what you create, then fear must be faced and you must act through it. It takes courage and commitment, nothing more and nothing less.



"The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal."
Deepak Chopra

Author and Speaker


Quotations about Attitude & Outlook


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.”
Daniel J. Boorstin

“Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Thomas Edison

“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
Abraham Lincoln

“There is no failure. Only feedback.”
Unknown

“The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.”
H. G. Wells

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”
Hugh Downs

“The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”
Unknown

“If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”
Marie Osmond

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”
Roy Goodman

PERSPECTIVE...



One day, the father of a very wealthy family took their son on a trip to the
country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what
would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son,
'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.
'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had the four.'

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and
they have a creek that has no end..

We have imported lanterns in our garden and
they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and
they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and
they have fields that go beyond our sight..

We have servants who serve us, but
they serve others.

We buy our food, but
they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us,
they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.


Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing??

Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for
everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.


Appreciate every single thing you have,
especially your family and friends!


'Life is too short and friends are too few.'




"The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal."
Deepak Chopra

Author and Speaker


Quotations about Attitude & Outlook

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.”
Daniel J. Boorstin

“Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Thomas Edison

“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
Abraham Lincoln

“There is no failure. Only feedback.”
Unknown

“The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.”
H. G. Wells

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”
Hugh Downs

“The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”
Unknown

“If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”
Marie Osmond

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”
Roy Goodman


John Assaraf Inspirational Quotes

“The most wonderful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make that person’s life a little bit better to live.”

"Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again."

"Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most."

"We're all connected. We just don't see it. There isn't an "out there" and an "in here." Everything in the Universe is connected. It is just one energy field."

"Everything is made up of the exact same thing, whether it's your hand, the ocean, or a star."

"And so just when we think that resources are dwindling, we find new resources that can achieve the same things."

"The simplest way for me to look at the law of attraction is if I think of myself as a magnet, and I know a magnet will attract to it."

"We can have whatever it is that we choose. I don't care how big it is."


"Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver."
Barbara De Angelis
Author and Expert on Relationship and Love


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs....
Cor. 13:4-5



"It is a lesson which all history teaches the wise, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances"
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical era, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstance of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.”
~Joseph Epstein