Month: January 2012

Energy – let it uplift you

“Travel light today in every sense of the word. Carry your light like a translucent backpack, ready to shine wherever you are. It’s the opposite of weight. It’s light. It weighs nothing. In fact it gives you strength transforming every burden with the light of compassion. Take with you only thoughts memories and beliefs that uplift and inspire you.” Soulseeds

Never too late…

“It is never too late to begin what we ought to do.”  Richard L. Evans

Start in this very moment with new eyes, a new voice.  It’s your choice.  If you choose, you can begin to celebrate the good and great things all around you — and oh, there are so many all around — you may even find you’ll lose count!  Ease yourself into it if you find it a bit uncomfortable — that’s okay too.  BREATHE!  Take a moment and enjoy it – it’s really a beautiful thing.  See the world through your new eyes and others will see you differently too.

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”  Dalai Lama

You have started this journey of GREATNESS – and it doesn’t really matter WHERE you are, just that you keep moving forward.  BE in the moment.

Last evening I had the privilege of being with some wonderful friends.  Around the table, in the kitchen and  shared some stories of greatness with each other – paused and took in how blessed we really are to know that it really is possible to see that GREATNESS grows deeper and the connections stronger with those very small acts.

Share the stories, write the stories – be the stories!  Greatness grows!

 

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Smile… again!

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”  Maya Angelou

As much as I love Maya Angelou, hope she won’t mind if I tweak this one just a bit…..

“If you have only one smile in you, reach deep in your heart and share it with the world today.”   You’ll get back more than you ever imagined – not only in smiles from mere strangers but there may be in one of those contacts some connection or lead that will change your life forever and for the better!

Frame it!

photo credit: Chris Designs

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  Dr. Wayne Dyer

Re-framing daily situations can turn your entire world from blank wall to a marvelous canvas of beauty  that can take you anywhere you want to go or the nowhere at all.  I enjoy seeing the pictures that grace a friend’s home – whether they’re family photos, artworks, or works of art by their children.  Even an empty frame on a wall or mantel piece allows you to breathe some Greatness into it — what will your choice be today?

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the Uniqueness in you….

“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has — or ever will have — something inside that is unique to all time.  It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expressions.”  Fred Rogers

By putting our efforts and attention into understanding what makes a person who who he/she is, we can discover the tools for an amazing life.  Put away your fears; honor the being that you are.  Reflect your passion and genuine caring.  Broaden your heart, be your own Unique you!

from this point on…

“Reality is what it is, and conditions are what they are. What you expect of yourself and you expect for yourself will strongly influence what you make of your reality.” Unknown

You may not be able to change the moment, but you can influence what happens from that point forward by what you choose to do with that moment forward.  Be grateful for what you do have – regardless of the circumstance.  Look around and then, move forward with the following phrase:

“From this point on, I choose the greatness of …………”

Dream

“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” Robert Frost

It’s never to late to have a dream — and never give up on them.  However, you have to act on them to make them come true.  All to often we pack them in a drawer and let them sit and stew, never do anything with them . . . today, take one of your dreams and act on it.  See where it leads you.  Set a goal; believe in YOU!  Make it happen! Keep your DREAMS alive!

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something beautiful

“The ups and downs, the ins and outs of life have brought you to this day.  And on this day you can choose to make something beautiful of it.”  Adapted from Ralph Marston

Acknowledge that the choices are yours today.  Choose to find beauty in your choices.  Live and breathe in the greatness of your choices — there is so much to be grateful for in this very moment.  Enjoy it, savor it and treasure it!