More often than not we are pushed and swayed by our problems, and are greatly influenced into following a path that we know would generate the least resistance, instead of keeping our eyes on the prize and going after what we dream of achieving.

Don't let a rough day at work influence you to quit before you know you don't have any other options. Don't let your boyfriend or girlfriend talk you into cutting out your dreams in life in order to make sure that they will stick by you, because if they really loved you they would stick by you no matter what. Don't let unexpected challenges or circumstances, which arise in everyone's life, deter you from your goals and aspirations.

Let your dreams guide you. When things start to get hard, and when you feel like giving up everything, remember what you are doing it for, remember your dreams, and use them as motivation to keep going.

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

"Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take."
~ Anthony Robbins

  Seize the day that you are living in. When we make it a habit of putting off doing what we love, we send a message to ourselves basically saying that we aren't important. Life is really too short not to love every moment of it. Spend time exploring who you are at your heart's level. Make time to follow your dreams, and achieve the goals that you know you want to achieve.! Carpe diem


Hardship may dishearten at first,
but every hardship passes away.
All despair i...s followed by hope;
all darkness is followed by sunshine.

What path is this for you? How far along this path will you go? This depends on your enthusiasm and persistence. Right this moment be resolved to become even more enthusiastic about reaching your most important goals. (Or become more enthusiastic about formulating your goals.) Be resolved right now to persist along the path. Don't just sit down in the middle of the road. Don't get sidetracked and wander to the right or left. Persist. Keep going. Regardless of your speed, when you persist you will eventually get there.

― Rabbi Zelig Pliskin (Happiness)


As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

-Henry David Thoreau

Having more joy does not necessarily require a life overhaul—you may just need to create more space in your life for moments of joy.
— Debrena Jackson Gandy

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
― Dr. Seuss (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)

Top Five Regrets of The Dying

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.
It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard. 
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.
By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.
We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. 
Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.
It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. 
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.
When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

Source:  http://www.activistpost.com/2011/11/top-5-regrets-of-dying.html

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

DON'T be AFRAID to DREAM BIG!


Let nothing hold you back
from exploring your wildest fantasies,
wishes, and aspirations.

Don't be afraid to dream big
and to follow your dreams
wherever they may lead you.

Open your eyes to their beauty;
open your mind to their magic;
open your heart to their possibilities.

Dare to dream.
Whether they are in color
or in black and white,
whether they are big or small,
easily attainable or almost impossible,
look to your dreams,
and make them become reality.

Wishes and hopes are nothing
until you take the first step
towards making them something!

Dare to dream.
Because only by dreaming,
will you ever discover who you are,
what you want, and what you can do.

Don't be afraid to take risks,
to become involved,
to make commitment.

Do whatever it takes
to make your dreams come true.

Always believe in miracles,
and always believe in you!

"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." - Anthony Robins

"Wisdom blossoms from those who have known defeat from their failures and have learned from their mistakes."


There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
― Albert Einstein



If you can look at the sunset and smile,
Then you still have hope.

If you can find beauty in the colors of a small flower,
Then you still have hope.

If you can find pleasure in the movement of a butterfly,
Then you still have hope.

If the smile of a child can still warm your heart,
Then you still have hope.

If you can see the good in other people,
Then you still have hope.

If the rain breaking on a roof top can still lull you to
Sleep, then you still have hope.

If the sight of a rainbow still makes you stop and stare in wonder,
then you still have hope.

If the soft fur of a favored pet still feels pleasant under your fingertips,
then you still have hope.

If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and
Optimism, then you still have hope.

If you give people the benefit of a doubt,
Then you still have hope.

If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that
Have touched your life, then you still have hope.

If receiving an unexpected card or letter still brings a
Pleasant surprise, then you still have hope.

If the suffering of others still fills you with pain and
Frustration, then you still have hope.

If you refuse to let a friendship die, or accept that it
Must end, then you still have hope.

If you look forward to a time or place of quiet and
Reflection, then you still have hope.


If you still watch love stories or want the endings to be
Happy, then you still have hope.

If you can look to the past and smile, then you still have hope.

If, when faced with the bad, when told everything is futile,
you can still look up and end the conversation with the phrase
... "yeah... BUT..." then you still have hope.

Hope is such a marvelous thing. It bends, it twists, it
Sometimes hides, but rarely does it break.

It sustains us when nothing else can.

It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead,
When we tell ourselves we'd rather give in.

Hope puts a smile on our face when the heart cannot manage.

Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it.

Hope moves us to act when our souls are confused of the
Direction.

Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured,
and something that will refresh us in return.

And it can be found in each of us, and it can bring light into the darkest of places.

Never lose hope.



"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are" - Max DePree

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning." ~ Albert Einstein

The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get." -Oprah

Share your strength with others. It could change someone's life.


"Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." — Matsuo Bashō

It takes the balance of time and perseverance to find the work and life of your dreams.

Here are some characteristics to cultivate that will support you:

VISION ~ great clarity about what you want. Describe your vision in detail and visualize yourself in your new condition. The more you do this, the more possible , even probable, it seems that you will get there.

STRONG INTENTION~ determination to get what you want. Pursue your goals when you are thinking, writing, talking, exploring, reading and being, as well as in your actions. Be resolute that you will achieve your objectives. Be committed.

UNWAVERING BELIEF
~ a belief so strong that it stands up against challenges. Other people, sometimes believing they are being helpful try to persuade us to be realistic, meaning that we shouldn't aim too high. Successful people keep their goals high and their expectations inline. People may tell us we are being a dreamer. Successful people are practical dreamers. They have dreams, and they figure out how to make them come true

ACTION APPROACH~ know what you need to do and do it. If a person wants to drive a car, he gets behind the wheel. To dance, he moves his feet to the rhythm. To find a new job, career or better skills, he researches his options, decides on a plan and implements it. Everything requires movement. Move towards your goals, one step at a time.

FOCUS
~ stay on course. Don't stop on the way or get sidetracked by fear or the myriad other things that hold one back. Even the best get waylaid now and then, but those who are sure of the path they are on don't let themselves procrastinate for long. Pick one thing you can do, today.

FAITH~ truly believe you can do it. Know it is just a matter of time. If things don't work as fast as you would like, if something goes wrong , if you get unavoidably sidetracked, trust with a deep knowing that you can and will achieve your goals. Don't let the truth of your current reality stop you.

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" –Aristotle

"Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think." Dale Carnegie

There are minor acts of kindness and major acts of kindness. Every kind deed and word is precious and valuable. Every kind deed and word is eternal.
And when your actions and words have a positive lifetime effect on someone, you have created something magnificent -- whether or not the extent of its greatness is recognized by any other mortal.
(From Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's book Kindness)

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
— Dr. Seuss


Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.

— His Holiness the Dalai Lama



Don't compare yourself to the best others can do,
But to the best you can do.... It's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it. Always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them. You control your attitude or it controls you. It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself. Your background and circumstances may have influenced who you are, But you are responsible for who you become. Even if you do the right thing for the wrong reason, It's still the wrong thing to do.


The areas that we feel most insecure about, are the areas that we need to work on the most.

Once we are aware that we need to challenge these old thoughts and beliefs that they have no place in the reality of our here and now.

Then we are well on the way to having overcome them.
Carole ♥

The Someday To Be Happy Is Today




Live your dreams

A little each day.

They aren't out of reach

... Unless you fail to reach out.
Put off unimportant things
But don’t put off living.
Other things can wait,
Your happiness can't,
If your life is to have purpose and meaning.
The "someday" to be happy is today.

Choose how to live your life.
Life isn’t decided for us
But by us.
Every action is a decision with consequences.
Choose wisely!
The reward should always
Be greater than the price.

Take time to play, but also to think.
Life can't mean much without much thought.
To be where you want to be
Ask yourself questions, then take action.
So often we go with the flow
And become lost.
Don't be led; be the leader of your life.

Stop waiting for happiness to happen
and get busy making it happen.
Work with what you have
And what you have will increase.
If one door is closed, open another;
Happiness often comes unexpected.
Watch what you aim for
Because your heart will follow.
Aim nowhere and you'll go nowhere.
Aim high enough and you may touch the stars.
Aim to be happy
And you will do much more than just pass through life,
You'll live it to the fullest……

By Nancye Sims

Three Rules of Life ...


1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

Bob Marley once said,
"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you rid...ing through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"
― Shiro, the Zen Master Cat (pix)
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INSPIRATION...POWERFUL!!

It's Said " Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take , but by those moments which take our breathe away " , I wish moments in life can be like a great song. So We can replay your favorite part over and over again....!

"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily."
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✿ ܓGerald Good

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?""
-- Brian Tracy, Author


“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fulles...t; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”
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✿ܓHorace

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!

Your Inner Sparkle

The fish said: "I can't see my tears because I'm in the water."
The water said: "I can feel your tears because you're in my heart."

Lesson: We may hide our own hurts and pains but never can we lie to the people who cares for us the most. Words aren't needed for them to know how we are ♥

Healing Within


Surrendering our worries and placing them in the hands of the Universe doesn't mean that we've given up or have been defeated. Instead we are releasing our cares and concerns and no longer attaching ourselves to their outcomes. It's amazing how quickly problems go away and dreams come true when we finally let go, and let a higher power help us! •.♫.•°☮



Sometimes we need to let go of people from our past, before we can move on to the the future we deserve.

 
 
Those who really Love you;
Will look past all the Labels and Pretences;
And see you and Love you.
Not for what you are;
But for who you are.

~ Kiran