Friday, December 23, 2011

Top 10 Christmas Quotes

These quotes are too beautiful not to share... May you and your family enjoy a blessed celebration! ^_^

1. Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
Oren Arnold

2. Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

3. Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans

4. The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
Helen Keller

5. He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
Charlotte Carpenter

6. It is not the gift, but the thought that counts.
Henry Van Dyke

7. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Burton Hillis

8. Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
Lenora Mattingly Weber

9. Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
Charles Schulz

10.From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
Emily Matthews

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thinking Positively

I got a text message once that read " Positive thinking isn't wishing for something good to happen. It's knowing that whatever happens is for the best." How many times have we been bent on thinking positively only to revert back to our old mindset when something unfortunate or unpleasant happens instead? For me, it's plain and simple. Accept whatever happens, esp. if it's beyond your control, move ahead and look forward to better things to come. 

Positive thinking will help you accomplish things that you never thought likely. However, thinking big is only the first step in realizing your dreams and achieving success.  Ideas and dreams are a good start, but they will quickly fizzle out if you do not take action. Below are some steps you can take to add positive thinking into your life.  You will be amazed at how quickly things start happening when you do so.

* Take passionate action towards living your life the way you want. Talk is cheap. Action = deposits in the bank of a passionately authentic future. Without action, your dreams are pointless. 

* Commit to yourself and your loved ones to create a future you envision. Look deep in your heart and create a life that you dream of, out of love and not out of fear. 

* Identify and embrace the idea that every moment is ideal despite of its ending. Just think that no matter how bad a situation may seem, it can always get better. Some good things never last, but neither do bad things. 

* Dwell completely in a place of thankfulness. Make do with what you have, right here, right now. Use your talent, skills, and whatever abilities you have and use it for good.

* Keep humor at the forefront of thought, laughing at and with yourself when possible. Smile, though your heart is breaking. Laughter is the best medicine. I believe that no situation is so bad that you can't somehow find a way to laugh.

* Believe that you are the engineer of your fate. Only you set your own limits as to how far you can go or how much you can achieve in a lifetime.

Next time around that you are bogged down by negative thoughts. Take time out and reflect on the good things happening all around. Try to go through all the steps listed. For once, adopt a positive outlook in life. Let your inner light shine through. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Have a Fulfilling Life

Here's another really good read that I found. Some steps to take in order to have a fulfilling life. A life that is meaningful and fulfilling can be yours. All it takes is a little self-knowledge, a plan and some hard work.  The work however doesn't seem as difficult if you are doing what makes you happy and allows you to be fulfilled.

Below is a twenty-step plan that will set you on your path to a life of fulfillment. Taking the time to follow this plan step by step will help you reach the life you want a lot quicker than just allowing life to take you where it will. Take a deep breath and get started. I'll be cheering you on each step of the way!

Step 1: Find a purpose for your life.

Step 2: Figure out what bothers you most about the world and do something about it.

Step 3: Determine what is most important to you.

Step 4: Align your new goals around what is most important.

Step 5: Have a healthy perspective of yourself.

Step 6: Replace old beliefs that are no longer useful to you.

Step 7: Create new possibilities for your life.

Step 8: Figure out who you want to be when you grow up.

Step 9: Practice living the life you want now.

Step 10: Figure out what you are passionate about.

Step 11: Align your abilities and your interests.

Step 12: What would a perfect vocational day be for you?

Step 13: Write your autobiography five years from today.

Step 14: Downscale your lifestyle now to create the opportunities that you seek.

Step 15: Strengthen your relationships and support systems.

Step 16: Grow strong emotionally

Step 17: Give yourself permission to follow your heart.

Step 18: Laugh a lot and enjoy the ride

Step 19: Live with integrity as a path towards an authentic life.

Step 20: Eat well, exercise and get plenty of sleep.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Earlier today, I was tinkling with my personal computer as I was having trouble browsing the Internet even though I was connected -- at least the tests I did showed I was indeed connected. LOL! As I was going through my files, I happened upon something I saved a long time ago. I thought to myself, "How timely indeed!" I suppose it is just as timely for me to share it for everyone out there who one way or the other has lots of worries and concern and simply want to find more ways to reduce stress. Here are some Christian ways to reduce stress:

1. Pray.

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.) 

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places. 

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time. 
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it. 

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases. 

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc. 

14. K.M.S.(Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble. 

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday. 

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest. 

18. Eat right. 

19. Get organized so everything has its place. 

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life. 
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations. 

22. Every day, find time to be alone. 

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray. 

24. Make friends with Godly people. 

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand. 

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus." 

27. Laugh. 

28. Laugh some more! 

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all. 

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can). 

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most. 

32. Sit on your ego. 

33. Talk less; listen more. 

34. Slow down. 

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Embrace all equally! 

An Angel says, "Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."