Love yourself

March 22, 2015 Leave a comment

“Love yourself, even a little bit each day, and your life will bloom into infinite joy.” 

by Amy Leigh Mercree

I enjoy this quote, and believe in the thought.  The only way to true motivation in your life is to love yourself.  The world can be a tough place, you may find yourself feeling beat up by everyday events.  When you do please remember this quote.  Its easy to love others, but sometimes harder to love ourselves.  We need to make time to take care of our own needs in life.  We need our own moments of peace ...

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Sunshine of your life

March 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Be the sunshine in your own life! Realize what a wonderful person you truly are. Sometimes life gets tough and we feel down about ourselves.  We need to stop and count all the positive qualities we have.

You offer the world great values.

When you feel bad, write down a list of the sunny qualities you have.  Know you are a good person deep down.  Life can be tough, but you are tougher.

  • Count all the sunshine in your life.  

  • Make your sunshine list now.  

  • Keep it with you, take ...

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PROCRASTINATION & THE ART OF MAINTENANCE

February 19, 2015 Leave a comment

PROCRASTINATION & THE ART OF MAINTENANCE

It’s hard to admit, but …

I’m a procrastinator.

Always have been.

Avoidance? Of bad news, of tasks that are a pain in the neck. But putting things off has a snowball effect. I know this, yet I continue to do it. Why? What’s the payoff? Because I guarantee you, there is definitely a payoff.

Maybe it’s peace of mind? But there’s that annoying little gnome gnawing at the edges of my mind on a daily basis. Maybe list making helps. Maybe it makes it worse, because I actually have to take the time ...

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SOLSTICE: BE STILL

December 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Winter begins this year on Sunday, December 21, at 6:03 pm Eastern time.

It’s a moment of magic.

Even in the midst of the unnecessary consumer whirlwind and in the merriment of revelry with family and friends, it’s the quiet time. There’s an underlying sense of slow as the Earth prepares for slumber, lullabies of snowfall and bells sung in a quiet chorus of melodies ancient and modern.

There’s something about this month that is unique. At every turn, there’s a sense of anticipation and excitement. It’s a time when storytelling is exalted, when the enchantment of the season is ...

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WEALTHY & WISE

November 12, 2014 Leave a comment

 

“The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel... its poverty by how little.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invincible

 

Are you wealthy?

 

If you answered NO, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. Most people answer NO. Always thinking in monetary terms does that to humans. We’re conditioned by friends, school, television, and other sources that “wealth” is measured in dollars: the more dollars you possess, the wealthier you are.

 

Do you think that’s accurate?

 

Sure, money is a necessity. For a decent place to live, clothes on your back, food to eat, as well ...

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LEAVES, CONFETTI & CELEBRATIONS

October 24, 2014 Leave a comment

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

  • Seuss 

Anyone who knows me well knows this: I love October. There’s something about the turn, the crispness, the colors.

I love the way the light slants into the living room bathing it in a warm glow. Golds, oranges, reds – Autumn confetti in the fallen leaves. Sunrise hits the highest treetops, illuminating the blue sky background with brilliant gold and crimson. For me, it’s a special time of year. Magic crackles in the bite of ...

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FALL AGAIN

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

“Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower.”

  • Albert Camus

Tonight at 10:29 p.m. (EDT), Autumn returns in its annual blaze of glory. A few hot days notwithstanding, the nip of Autumn’s chill has been with us for the last few weeks.

I love this time of year. Everything feels alive with a crackle in the air. It’s the time of year where it seems as if everything’s possible – no barriers, no limits and infinite possibilities.

Although only a few trees have begun to turn from Summer green to Autumn’s fiery crimsons, oranges and ...

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POWER OF THE PEOPLE

August 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

--Henry Ford

 

I can’t stop watching the subway rescue video from Perth, Australia. This is what happened last week: at the tail end of morning rush hour, a man lost his footing when entering the subway train. His leg became wedged in between the subway car and the platform. He couldn’t budge – not an inch.

Then something amazing happened. One person called others over to assist. More and more came. Within minutes, dozens of people, fellow commuters rushing to work, stopped to help. At first, ...

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FIREWORKS & FREEDOM

July 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Independence is happiness

--Susan B. Anthony

 

This year marks 238 years since the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. While America celebrates its freedom, are you celebrating yours? As we go through the long weekend, taking in the displays of fireworks, fun with family and friends, backyard barbecues, picnics and parades, think about the fight and struggle our founders and citizens went through to get to this day.

Here’s the thing: if you want independence, you have to fight for it. It’s hard work, so if you’re not prepared to push forward, that’s okay. Independence is not ...

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GOOOAAALLL!!!!!!

June 23, 2014 Leave a comment

GOOOAAALLL!!!!!!

PART 2

 

 

A few days ago, we explored the U.S. Men’s team win over Ghana in the World Cup, and how a couple of spectacular goals at the beginning and end of the game in Goooaaalll! Part 1 .

 

Yesterday, the U.S. Men’s team faced Portugal. What happened? Well, they were thisclose to winning – and to advancing into the next round. But what happened? They didn’t get the win, as it were. Perhaps they got caught up in premature euphoria. And Portugal wanted not to lose. So, in the last few seconds of the ...

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