Thursday, July 2, 2015

This Woman Opened A Shelter For SENIOR Unwanted Pets So They Can Live Out Their Lives Happily

House with a Heart, a nonprofit animal shelter located in Gaithersburg, MD, takes in senior dogs to help with end-of-life care.

Daily Inspirational Quote – July 2, 2015

“Spirituality is a personal relationship with the Divine. Religion is crowd control.”

I only came across this quote recently and I must admit it did strike a chord. It really made me think more deeply about Spirituality and Religion. I have always believed that there is “something”, a higher power if you like, that inspires and challenges us all. However, I also believe that we are all entitled to our own individual, personal belief, which should be respected by everybody who knows us. To me that is Spirituality. On the other hand, I have found “Religion” to be the result of somebody else’s interpretation of how we should behave and think, and does not tolerate (however much it professes to) any deviation from its teaching. I dislike the hypocrisy involved. I will continue to live my life as spiritually as I can, as individually as I can, but that’s just me, what about you?


Give It a Chance

How do you transform something you don’t feel like doing into something you are happily doing? Get started, and give it a chance.

Once you’re immersed in making the effort, it doesn’t seem that bad. In fact, with just a little additional nudge to your attitude, you can actually be enjoying it.

Remind yourself, when there’s something you’ve been putting off, that once you get started it won’t be bad at all. Remind yourself, and then get started.

Don’t view focus as something you have to strive to attain. Just get started, and give your focus a chance to take hold.

It’s really more enjoyable to make progress than it is to avoid effort. And it’s a whole lot more fulfilling.

So next time you find yourself procrastinating, stop and realize what a great opportunity you have. Go ahead, get started, give the effort a chance, and you’ll soon be thanking yourself for doing so.

— Ralph Marston

The Power of Landspeak

Under pressure, Oxford University Press revealed a list of the entries it no longer felt relevant to a modern-day childhood, including acorn, bluebell, buttercup, dandelion, ivy, lark, and mistletoe. The outdoor and the natural are displaced by the indoor and the virtual -- a small but significant symptom of the simulated life we increasingly live. And what is lost is the power that certain terms possess to enchant our relations with nature and place.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Daily Inspirational Quote – July 1, 2015

“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.”

This really resonates with me on a personal level. When I find that I am beginning to feel overloaded with whatever is going on in my life, the only thing that always invigorates and restores me, is either a nice amble in the countryside or, even better, time spent at the seashore. Fortunately, we live only a 10 minute walk away from the sea so how great is that? I believe that nothing can restore the human spirit more than spending time in the great outdoors, away from houses, cars, crowds, etc. Our spirit thrives on being “free” from the restraints of modern life and takes on new life and vigor from being allowed to commune with the very basics necessary to sustain life.

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Choose The Next Step

Just because you’ve been disappointed once, or twice, or a hundred times, is no reason to give up. On the contrary, it is a reason to give more to the effort.

Just because you’ve been criticized is no reason to think that the whole world is against you. Actually, it is a valuable opportunity to improve.

Life can throw a lot of discouraging things your way. What’s really beautiful, though, is that you don’t have to be discouraged.

You have a choice, no matter what has happened, no matter where you’ve been or where you are. You can choose the next step, and you can choose to make it a positive one.

You can choose to make the next step the most effective, loving, meaningful thing you’ve ever done. Nothing outside you has the power to stop you from making this your best moment yet.

Throw off the disappointment, breeze cheerfully past the naysayers, and exercise your power to choose. The next step is yours to choose, and you can choose to make it great.

— Ralph Marston

The Cross Road of Should & Must

"When we choose Should, we're choosing to live our life for someone or something other than ourselves. The journey to Should can be smooth, the rewards can seem clear, and the options are often plentiful...Must is different. Must is who we are, what we believe, and what we do when we are alone with our truest, most authentic self. That which calls to us most deeply. It's our convictions, our passions, our deepest held urges and desires unavoidable, undeniable, and inexplicable. Unlike Should, Must doesn't accept compromises."