Wednesday, March 28, 2012

QUOTE

"EVERYDAY YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES OR DESTROY POSSIBILITIES."
-Frank Williams

Friday, March 16, 2012

A TOP 40 GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING IN 2012!

 2012 HANDBOOK  
Health:                                                                               1.    Drink plenty of water.
2.    Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3.    Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4.    Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5.    Make time to pray.
6.    Play more games
7.    Read more books than you did in 2011
8.    Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9.    Sleep for 7 hours.
10.  Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Personality:                                                                11.    Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12.    Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.    Don't overdo. Keep your limits.
14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16.    Dream more while you are awake
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23.    Smile and laugh more.
24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree....
Society:
25.    Call your family often.
26.    Each day give something good to others.
27.    Forgive everyone for everything..
28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6.
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business.
31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.
  Stay in touch.
Life:
32.    Do the right thing!
33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34.    GOD heals everything.
35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37.    The best is yet to come..
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last, but not least:
40.    Please tell everyone you know... I just did.  



EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON... ASK JESSE.

A Story About Jesse.

Let me tell you, Jesse hated this job. And you would too,
I imagine, if you had to do it. Jesse was a chicken plucker. That's right.

He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days
pulling the feathers off dead chickens so the rest of us
wouldn't have to.

It wasn't much of a job. But at the time,
Jesse didn't think he was much of a person.
His father was a brute of a man.
His dad was actually thought to be mentally ill
and treated Jesse rough all of his life.

Jesse's older brother wasn't much better.
He was always picking on Jesse and beating him up.
Yes, Jesse grew up in a very rough home in
West Virginia . Life was anything but easy.
And he thought life didn't hold much hope for him.
That's why he was standing in this chicken line,
doing a job that darn few people wanted.

In addition to all the rough treatment at home, it seems
that Jesse was always sick. Sometimes it was real
physical illness, but way too often it was all in his head.
He was a small child, skinny and meek.
That sure didn't help the situation any.

When he started to school, he was the object of every
bully on the playground.

He was a hypochondriac of the first order.
For Jesse, tomorrow was not always something to be
looked forward to.

But, he had dreams. He wanted to be a ventriloquist.
He found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with
sock puppets and saved his hard earned dollars until
he could get a real ventriloquist dummy.

When he got old enough, he joined the military.
And even though many of his hypochondriac symptoms
persisted, the military did recognize his talents and
put him in the entertainment corp.
That was when his world changed.
He gained confidence.

He found that he had a talent for making people laugh,
and laugh so hard they often had tears in their eyes.
Yes, little Jesse had found himself.

You know, folks, the history books are full of people
who overcame a handicap to go on and make a success
of themselves, but Jesse is one of the few I know of
who didn't overcome it. Instead he used his paranoia
to make a million dollars, and become one of
the best-loved characters of all time in doing it!

Yes, that little paranoid hypochondriac, who transferred
his nervousness into a successful career, still holds the
record for the most Emmy's given in a single category.

The wonderful, gifted, talented, and nervous comedian
who brought us Barney Fife 
was
Jesse Don Knotts

AND NOW YOU KNOW, "THE REST OF THE STORY"!

There is a street named for him and his statue in Morgantown , West Virginia , his place of birth.

Live simply... Love generously... Care deeply...
Speak kindly... And trust in our GOD who loves us.




Tuesday, March 6, 2012

INVISIBLE CHILDREN: KONY 2012!

"I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand." -Confucius
 
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