Words of Wisdom No. 10

Purpose: shed light, help keep perspective, inspire, energize, or just make one think.

 

Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you’ve had a bad life.
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The Bible praises givers and scorns takers. Givers give, because they are grateful. Takers take, because their self-centeredness overwhelms any gratitude they might have. Since happiness flows from gratitude, takers-only breed their own unhappiness.
WWNH

Never be ashamed of how you were created.  Because you are born into one skin.  You can scar it, stretch it, burn it, mark it, tan it, and peel it.  But you are always in it so you might as well love it.
EFL

In life you will realise that there is a purpose for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you.  But most important are the ones that bring the best in you.  Those are the ones worth keeping around.
EFL

The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing.  Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.
-M&AHL

Most of the bad things you worry about will never happen.  Most of the bad things that do happen will have never have crossed your worried mind.
M&AHL

Whenever somebody discredits you, and tells you that you can’t do something, keep in mind that they are speaking from within the boundaries of their own limitations.
M&AHL

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. . .
-John 14:27

When you’re up, your friends know who you are.  When you’re down, you know who your friends are.
M&AHL

 
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Your wisdom and strength inspires me.

Words of Wisdom No. 3

Learn to look inside yourself to regain self confidence during times of doubt. It’s an incredibly powerful & elegant tool.


Civility costs nothing and buys everything.—Lady Mary Worley Montagu


Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. -Jane Goodall


When women outshine men in everyday appearance—neat, classy, pretty, prideful, and virtuous—they capture continuous manly attention. Just think! How many guys with higher standards pass you by because you don’t look good enough to catch their eye?


Perhaps it’s my age, but the world’s single greatest beauty is that of smiling females anytime, anyplace, and for whatever reasons.


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

-Audrey Hepburn


I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. -Eleanor Roosevelt


The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.



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Words of Wisdom No. 2

Purpose: shed light, help keep perspective, inspire, energize, or just make one think.

There is a reason why God puts certain people into your life. Even if they are only in your life for a moment, He has a plan! Have faith!



“…to be told you’re special is an incredible thing”



“Don’t aim to always be happy, embrace fully whatever the present moment contains. Acceptance and awareness are the beginning of transformation.”


Visualize the most amazing life imaginable to you. Hold the vision ten seconds and then place it in God’s hands. Now consider it done.



Wherever you are and whatever you’re going through, it’s the perfect opportunity to be your better self. THAT is your miracle.


Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside.



Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.



If you really want to open up your life & motivate yourself to succeed, become an optimistic thinker.


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Words of Wisdom No. 1

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Starting 2010 with Style

A New Chapter Begins...

“The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.”

As a New Year falls upon us, it provides us with a perfect opportunity to review our past year?  What goals have we accomplished?  What areas in our personal life do we need to work on?  How could we improve on family relationships and boost our friendships?  Does our wardrobe needs some refreshing or reorganizing?

Reorganize Your Life!
Ah yes, how simple does that seem!  Don’t be discouraged however, take a moment or two to write down a simple itinery of your day.  For example, your waking time in the morning and retiring at night, meal times, set aside times for regular exercise and quality family time.  I’ve personally found that if I’m struggling to have enough hours in my day, getting up an hour or so earlier in the morning makes such a difference! If your not naturally a ‘morning person’ give yourself some time to wake up, have a glass of water, and spend a few minuets mapping out your day.  Oftentimes, we find it hard to get up in the morning because we’re going to bed so late!  It’s is said that one hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after, so it’s important to get to be at a reasonable time.

Are you trying to shed those few pounds that have crept up on you through the year? Remember diets don’t generally work, lifestyle changes are what you need.  Why not rally your friends together to power-walk once or twice a week.  Exercise can sometimes become boring if you do it alone, so company is always appreciated and it’s a healthy and free!

Refresh your wardrobe!
Go through your wardrobe, toss out the items that have lost their shape or elastic. Double check your socks and pantyhose for holes or ladders.  Do you have some clothes that are past there used-by-date?  Go over your shoes, even your outdoorsy ones – get them into some sudsy water on a sunny day and give them a good scrub.
It’s around this time that many shops are getting rid of last years fashion.  Go though your wardrobe and see if you need to update any items.  Jot down what you need on a list and take it with you when you go shopping.  That way you won’t overspend and you’ll get what you really need.

Reconnect with loved ones!
Over the year, it’s too easy to get way-laid with work and personal commitments.  Have you a friend who has been left by the wayside?  Now is the perfect occasion to re-connect with those loved ones.  Why not jot down a little note on some pretty paper and send it through the ‘old-fashioned’ snail mail?  What a surprise they will get!

If you’re on Facebook, go through your ‘friends list’ and write a note to someone who may need encouraging or a old classmate you haven’t kept in touch with.

Do you have an old girlfriend who is going through a hard time?  Why not organize a day out in the city, sightseeing a free art-gallery or take a picnic lunch to the botanical gardens?  It’s inexpensive and you’ll both enjoy the time together!

Give, Give, Give
There is a quotation that says “The capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest meaning and significance. ” by that I’ve made my life motto.  We all know that when we give to others, we receive the greatest blessing!  The most unhappy people are those that only think of themselves.

This year why not make a purpose to to lend either your hands or time to make the lives of others a little more bright.   Volunteer you’re services to you’re local community at fundraising events.  It’s a great way to get involved in your community and get to meet individuals from different walks of life.  It’s a proven fact that volunteers live longer!

Learn to Forgive
Let’s face it: we all make mistakes.  And to live a stress-free, happy life we must learn to forgive.  Forgiving is an essential quality to have in life.  I’m sure we have all witnessed at one stage of our life when someone doesn’t forgive. It does not produce happiness or health but it eats you away and makes you a miserable person.  I’ve also found leaning to forgive someone even when they don’t come to you and ask for your forgiveness is an equally essential character trait to have.  It’s important to learn how to forgive and not hold a grudge against the person who has wrong you, will make your life much happier! An old proverb says “The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.”