Showing posts from June 14, 2015

Daily Inspirational Quote – June 20, 2015

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”

I have lost count of the number of times this has been true for me and I’m sure, if you take the time to think back, that you can relate to this too. The job that was so meant for us that we didn’t get, the love interest that broke our heart, the planned holiday that didn’t materialize…….on, and on, and on. Take another look at when this happened to you and think how different things would have been if they had happened as you’d wanted and planned. I’ll wager that things actually did turn out well for you and that you may even have given a silent prayer of thanks as you were re-directed to something or someone much, much better. So the next time you begin to rail against Fate when you didn’t get what you wanted, think about this and wait and see…..


Getting There

Take care not to focus too much on plotting out a way to get there. Direct the bulk of your attention, time and energy to actually getting there.

It’s good to have a workable process. Remember, though, that the goal is to get results and not to merely perfect the process.

When the objective is clear and meaningful, and the passion is there, you will manage to work your way to the results you seek. Although many of the steps you take will be from your plan, some of the most important steps will come from your desire to move forward.

You cannot possibly know everything that will happen along the way. Yet you can always know that with a strong enough desire, you will find a way no matter what.

Don’t let your planning take away from your doing. Enjoy the confidence of knowing that even if your plans don’t work out, you can still reach the goal.

Keep your eye on the prize, your heart in the effort, and your passion burning steadily. There is a way to get it done, and you will find it and make …

I Like Being 98

Evelyn (no last name given) was 97 when her driver's license was taken away from her for no other reason than her age. So, at age 98, she decided to get it back in order to fulfill a promise to a neighbor to get her to the grocery store once a week after their retirement community's bus service was discontinued. "When you make a promise, it's important for me to keep that promise if it's possible. I'm on the earth, I'm here. If I can contribute, I should. Shouldn't we all? And not just think of ourselves? I don't have money to give, but I can give myself."

Daily Inspirational Quote – June 19, 2015

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”

I have found this personally to be so true! It was only when I took early retirement from my job that I felt totally free to begin my journey in exploring my long-held interest in Tarot and enhancing my psychic gifts. I have never looked back since. I have found my niche in life and feel this is something I was “meant” to do, the path I was “meant” to follow, and I am grateful that although, this came about later in life than I would have liked, at least it came. There is no excuse for anyone, no matter how old they are, not to at least attempt to make their dreams come true or realise another goal, no excuse whatsoever so don’t bother even going there………I’m not listening!


What Can Save The Rain Forest? Your Used Cell Phone

The chirping of birds, the buzz of cicadas, the banter of gibbons--these sounds of the rainforest envelope us, and provide us refuge. And yet, just beyond there is an imminent threat--the ever-present sound of the chainsaw. Every year, our rainforests face a brutal deforestation -- it seems a losing battle. But, what if I told you there might be a rather simple solution to prevent future loss? A solution that begins with your old cell phone. Take a moment to listen to this insightful Ted talk given by Topher White, a young man whose innovative work is helping to save our world.

Daily Inspirational Quote – June 18, 2015

“Your life is your message to the World….make it inspiring.”

Most of us are usually so busy just dealing with our day-to-day lives that we never give a thought to how others truly see us, or the impact our lives may have on theirs. Stopping to think about how we do want other people to perceive us may give us pause to reflect on how we present ourselves. We should be giving our all every day to be the best and do the best we can as an example to all those who look to us for guidance and support. How great would that feel, to know that others may gain inspiration and purpose just by our example?


Never Too Much Trouble

Life is best enjoyed not by sitting on the sidelines and watching, but by jumping in and taking part. Whatever you must do, it is never too much trouble.

When there is a way you can make a difference, then by all means make it. If there is something you have to offer, then offer it, with gratitude and enthusiasm.

Don’t just sit there desperately maintaining the fantasy that you’re better than everybody else. Humble yourself to being a sincere servant of life’s best possibilities and see how great it all can really be.

Stop looking for ways to avoid effort and instead start developing strategies to make each effort more effective. Feel your true greatness through the meaningful work you do.

Step back and realize again how fortunate you are to be here today, right where you are. Then step in and put that good fortune to work in new and exciting ways.

Joy awaits, so go get it and share it through your efforts as widely as you can imagine. Life awaits, so live it fully and see for yoursel…

The Gift of Being Sincerely Enthusiastic

Here's a seemingly simple question: Which type of individual would you rather hang out with -- a positive, fun-loving person, or a mean-spirited, highly critical and negative person? As best seller author and blogger Gretchen Rubin sees it -- and further backed up by studies -- the answer for many is surprisingly not as cut and dry as you might think. Enjoy her eye-opening take on this ongoing battle between Good vs. Evil that many of us are all too familiar with.

Daily Inspirational Quote – June 17, 2015

“Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”

Well, why would they? If they’re unaware that they are, in fact, surrounded by darkness they would have no reason to positively seek out the light would they? Perhaps ignorance is bliss in this case? However, those of us fortunate enough to, not only have successfully sought out the light, but remain within its radiance, are very fortunate indeed. Perhaps if we make our light accessible to all, more people will be drawn into the light and become as fortunate as we are….how great would that be?


Following Your Advice

If you knew someone in your own situation, what advice would you give that person? What course of action, what priorities, what strategies would you suggest?

Think about that, and then think about this. Are you, right now, following your own advice?

It’s easy to know what to do when you’re not the person who has to do it. When you actually have to implement the advice, things get complicated and uncomfortable.

Yet good advice is good advice. And you are well positioned to give yourself good advice.

Yes, it will involve some real work to do what you know must be done. Fortunately, as difficult as it may be, you can absolutely do that work and follow the advice you yourself would offer.

So go ahead, be brutally honest and give yourself the advice you need to hear. Then take it to heart, put it into action, and make the progress you know you can make.

— Ralph Marston

Design For Amplifying Human Potential

As the proliferation of computers, websites and apps continue to explode at a seemingly never-ending pace, a serious question is starting to be asked: Is all this technological innovation helping -- or hindering -- the human experience? Tristan Harris believes we must figure out ways to ensure that these advancements are indeed helping amplify human potential, and not just simply being a massive whirlpool of distractions. This thought-provoking piece shares more.

Daily Inspirational Quote – June 16, 2015

“Life is a great big canvas….and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”

You can picture this can’t you? Imagine we all begin life as a huge totally blank canvas and, as we move through life, our experiences, both good and bad, positive and not so positive, become the paints that color our canvas. Wouldn’t that be something to see? Would your own personal canvas be dominated by the dark dreary colors of disappointments, sadness, un-fulfillment and lost opportunities, or the bright, vibrant colors of love, happiness, contentment and achievement? I know which one I’m working on day by day and hope you do too?


Love After Love: An Ode to Being at Home in Ourselves

It is often said that in order to truly love another, you must learn to love yourself. But, what does loving yourself even mean? Enjoy this poem by Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott that presents one perspective on what it means to love yourself. This masterpiece has been described as "one of the greatest, most soul-stretching poems ever written."

Change the negative perceptions of aging? It’s more than possible.

An excerpt from Design Your Age by Tuck Kamin

Change the way you see aging now.  Other misleading perceptions have been dismissed. Like litter and garbage. For example in the late 1960’s after you drove through the roadside hamburger stand and after you finished the hamburger and fries…you threw it out the car window. Then in the early 70’s we saw the damaging effects of pollution. In the 1980’s advertising campaigns like “Throw in the basket” and “Don’t Mess With Texas” started working and litter eased up. Here I offer the example now “There’s no such thing as a poo fairy.” About cleaning up after your dog. The Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

Changing perception is also true for cigarettes. From the inception where Cigarettes like LUCKY STRIKE were endorsed by physicians as a healthy product to the ending of Cigarette TV commercials in 1969. We now know Smoking kills.

Instead of just showing white haired people laughing and dancing. We need to show real people still creating. Individuals wh…

What’s Best About You Never Ages

An excerpt from Design Your Age by Tuck Kamin

We are told we need to change our mindset about aging. So how do you do that? Welcome to Design Your Age. The idea here is to give a real understanding of what course of action you can take to change your world for the better as you age. We know how bad age is presented. Basically older people are portrayed like sweet little ol’ zombies. Or, “Let’s give the little oldy moldy people a big round of applause?” CRAP!!! It’s time to provide proof and evidence of how aging can be something very interesting and it’s time to make fun of those people who say “I’m just tool old.”

Start to face the mirror and tell yourself you’re more. Yes I’ll show you how that is not bunk but a real mind changing, body changing and rock your world reality.

Time for you to elbow your way through that crowded corridor of mind chatter. Imagine that old-fashioned giant department store where you take the elevator up. Powered by new knowledge and your own self-esteem. Go u…

Daily Inspirational Quote – June 15, 2015

“When you reach the end of your rope….tie a knot in it, and hang on.”

Well it makes more sense than no knot and just sliding off the end of your rope down into who knows what? Ooooh scary! I know I have often reached the end of my personal “rope” or ability to cope or deal with a situation or someone causing me stress or upset and I’m sure you have to. What do we do when we reach the end of our rope? Say, “That’s it! I’ve had enough. I can’t deal with this anymore?” However, it’s not going anywhere is it? So, nothing else for it really but to “tie a knot in it” and hang on in there for dear life, until we consider it resolved and consign it to the bin of “past life resolutions” forever.


Energy To Move Forward

Your burdens feel heavy because they are. They weigh you down and hold you back, but there is a better alternative.

You can choose to transform the weight of those burdens into positive energy. And you can draw upon that positive energy to move yourself forward.

The burdens you carry are creatures of the past that have survived to push against you in the present. Take a deep, fresh breath of the air that is right now, and fill yourself with resolve to take good, useful energy from those burdens.

Think of what you’ve done in the past to put yourself in the presence of your burdens. Now think of how you can use your energy and your actions to move yourself toward freedom.

You have worked your way to this point, and you can now work your way far beyond it. Imagine what is possible, choose from it whatever you desire, and begin right away to take the actions that will get you there.

Stop seeing your burdens as holding you back and start seeing them for what they can be. Take energy and inspira…

Teach Aids: Breaking Taboos for the World for Free

Piya Sorcar is the founder and CEO of TeachAIDS, a social venture spun out of Stanford University that has been recognized as an innovation that could change the world by MIT Technology Review. At TeachAIDS, Piya leads a team of world experts in medicine, public health, and education to develop interactive software for HIV/AIDS prevention around the world. All of the materials are are available in 15 languages and 70 countries at no cost for individuals and organizations to disseminate to those who need it the most, impacting millions of lives for the better. In 2011, Piya was named one of the top 35 innovators under 35. Piya shares her journey and her heart in this intimate interview.

Daily Inspirational Quote – June 14, 2015

“Forgive people who do you wrong….they unknowingly make you strong.”

Although we won’t be thinking along these lines while people are or have done us wrong, this is actually very true. Later, thinking about it, we begin to realize that, in having to cope with what they put us through, we do grow stronger. This could also help us cope better with the same or similar situations that confront us in the future, who would have thought it eh?


The Biggest Reason We Steal Other People's Ideas

Because of the way human memory works, we tend to pay more attention to the content of an idea than to the source of it. Learn how this peculiarity leads to what psychologist Dan Gilbert calls keptomnesia, or the generating of an idea that you think is original but was actually unconsciously "stolen" from someone else, and how to minimize the chances of committing this error.