Friday, August 28, 2009
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference. It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
Yesterday was a crazy day... I had to go to the DMV which I didnt make it to because I had a huge fight with my mother...then I got to work and our computers were down so I spent the whole day on the phone with the IT department...... WHAT A GREAT DAY !!!!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Work hard at what you like to do and try to overcome all obstaclesLaugh at your mistakes and praise yourself for learning from themPick some flowers and appreciate the beauty of natureSay hello to strangers and enjoy the people you knowDon't be afraid to show your emotions laughing and crying make you feel betterLove your friends and family with your entire being they are the most important part of your lifeFeel the calmness on a quiet sunny dayFind a rainbow and live your world of dreams always remember life is better than it seems
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Allow Your Own Inner Light to Guide You There comes a time when you must stand alone.You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.You must be willing to make sacrifices.You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.Be confident enough that you won't settle for a compromise just to get by.Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.
- -Grab your current read -Open to a random page -Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share does not give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- -Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"I'm thirty-four and I've hated him with every cell in my body for as long as I can remember. And now I'm stuck with it. He won, didn't he? He never changed, never straighted up, never gave us an inch."
"D" IS FOR DEADBEAT by: Sue Grafton - pg 48
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
" You are unique! You are a lot like an invention! You are one of a kind! Do not try to conform to a mold that can be replicated! Each time you use a "prototype" it becomes distorted and loses its originality! You have no reason to be insecure about yourself, your position, or your worth! Your design is unique to your contribution and assignment! We cannot all be millionaires or scholars, Olympians or a president! However, you can be the best You! Continue the path that was designed just for you! Just be you!"--- Copyright © 2009 Rita Chapman
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So I am a frequent user of the public transportation system and here in sunny Cali where I’m from they call the trains “Bart.” Today I did a rough estimate of the statistics for the Bart car I was in. In a car that seats roughly 64 people , there was 30-40 men, and 25-30 women there were 6 women standing to the 4 men I counted….. I was almost ran over by a man for the last seat in the car this morning, and I only seen 1 man actually get up and give his seat to a woman…… (Let’s give him a hand for breaking the mold)……………. In another non Bart related instance I went to the store and as I was walking up two men were walking out, as I opened the door and attempted to walk through Both of the men proceeded forward stopping me dead in my tracks and forcing me to step aside. I had to wait while they thanked me the women and both walked out of the store. After they exited I was able to then re-open the door for myself and proceed in …… This is atrocious really why should I have to wait for you? So that you can be ahead 1 more minute to start drinking that beer your holding….RIGHT !!!!!! Well at least they thanked me right? I am constantly appalled by the lack of Gentleman in the California Bay Area …… As a woman I wonder if this is the making of our continuous attempt for equality or if parents are just not teaching their boys what it means to be a gentleman? Is this a cultural thing because of different ethnic views of women or are we just simply not worth standing for, or holding the door open for us? I firmly believe that is the lack of these kind of small but important courtesies that are deeply effecting not only my country but the rest of the world……maybe if we had this baseline of reverence for our fellow humans then we can find a way to honor, respect, and treat each other like the human beings we all are ……… WHERE ARE THE GENTLEMEN????? Come out, Come out, where ever you are!!!!!!
" As people, we tend to worry about the things that don't matter and forget about the things that do. Enjoy your life to the fullest because you never know when it's going to end. So smile more, love more and enjoy more. Dueling on things just ruins your life; being mad or upset with others, for things they have done, is just a waste of your energy. You can't change the past or the mistakes; just change your future."--- Copyright © 2009 Brian Arcury I wrote this because a very good friend of my family died last week
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I got into a fight yesterday with my best friend.....partly because of me, but my feelings were hurt, and I didnt handle it right..... How do I keep from blowing up when somoeone hurts my feelings? Sometimes I need to just talk to the person but my attitude always prevents that!!!!!
Step back from the pain and transform it into compassion. Step back from the stress and strengthen your purpose. Take the anger and turn it into healing. Drop the resentment and allow the remaining energy to blossom into enthusiasm. Rise above anxiety, so that you come to experience peace. From the negative frustrations, draw positive inspiration. Where there is sadness, offer genuine and unconditional love. In times of despair, find tiny morsels of joy and hope, and let them grow to magnificent proportions as they flow out from you. When you are weary, be truly thankful for how far you have already come. Let your gratitude transform what is, into the very best of what you know can be. Life's energy is what you make it. Make it purposeful, positive, fulfilling, and great. -- Ralph Marston
-Grab your current read -Open to a random page
-Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share does not give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) -Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! -Teasers:
"You liked kissing me today. You liked it a lot."
His smile was mocking and very well rehearsed. "Yeah, so? I never said I didn't like kissing you. The problem is too many guys have liked kissing you."
Untamed by: P.C. Cast pg260
This is the 4th book of the House of Night series.......I think I'm going to write a review about the whole series after I finish them all