Archive | May 16, 2013

Recipes for a Beautiful Life

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Try these recipes and  you will experience a more beautiful life…

  • Take a 10-30 minute walk every day and while you walk, smile.
     
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
     
  • When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, “My purpose is to … today.”
     
  • Live with the 3 E’s: Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy, and the 3 F’s: Faith, Family, Friends.
     
  • Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
     
  • Dream more while you are awake.
     
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
     
  • Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn, pass all your tests. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
     
  • Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
     
  • Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
     
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
     
  • Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
     
  • You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagreements.
     
  • Make peace with your past, so it won’t mess up the present.
     
  • Don’t compare your life with others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
     
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
     
  • No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
     
  • Forgive everyone for everything.
     
  • What other people think of you is none of your business.
     
  • Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
     
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
     
  • Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will stay in touch.
     
  • Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
     
  • The best is yet to come… Believe.
     
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
     
  • Do the right thing!
     
  • Call your family often.
     
  • Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: “I am thankful for…” – “Today I accomplished…”
     
  • Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
     
  • Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. Make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

 

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If a dog was your teacher

If a dog was your teacher,
these are some of the lessons you might learn…

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face,
    to be pure ecstasy
     
  • When it’s in your best interest,
    practice obedience
  • Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory
  • Take naps and stretch before rising
  • Run romp and play daily
     
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you
  • Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do
  • On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass
  • On hot days drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree
  • When you’re happy dance around and wag your entire body
     
  • No matter how often you’re scolded,
    don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout,
    run right back and make friends
     
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
  • Stop when you have had enough
  • Be loyal
  • Never pretend to be something you’re not
     
  • If what you want lies buried,
    dig until you find it
  • When someone is having a bad day,
    be silent….
    …sit close by
    …and nuzzle them gently.

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The Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

A man was strolling along the beach one day when he spotted a bottle washed up on the shore. He went over and picked it up, and noticed a message in the bottle. He popped the cork out and inside was a weathered treasure map indicating that there was buried treasure to be found in the shallow waters below. But the man thought it was a hoax, so he slipped the map back in and threw the bottle back into the ocean.

 

A little later, another man was walking along the beach and the bottle had washed upon the shore. He too picked up the bottle, popped out the cork, and found the treasure map. This man, however, was curious enough to wade into the water and hoped it was buried shallow enough to find. But once the cold ocean waters reached up to his thighs, he decided to quit. “This is not worth it!” he thought to himself. So he scrambled back to shore and chucked the bottle back into the ocean.

 

A third man was walking by the beach and noticed the bottle washed upon the shore. He went over, opened the bottle and found the map. The map looked authentic enough, and promised great treasure… So he got himself a small raft and set out into the ocean to claim the treasure. He rowed out far enough into the ocean where the “X” on the map was and to his surprise, he saw the glint of something shining in the waters below.

 

He dove into the ocean and swam towards the shining object below. He could see that there was something that looked like a treasure chest, but he couldn’t quite reach it and the deeper he went, the greater the cold and pressure on his body and his mind, “I am about to lose my breath, and the longer i take, my raft might be swept away!” he thought. So the man decided to give up the hunt so he would ensure his own life and safety. When he reached the shore once more, he took the bottle from the raft and tossed it back into the ocean.

 

Finally, one more man was walking along the beach. He noticed the bottle, went over, popped it open, and was excited to find a map promising great treasure. He noticed someone had left a raft by the water’s edge, so he took it and paddled out. He too, got far enough to where the “X” marks the spot, and squinted into the waters and saw the shadow and glint of the treasure below.  He took a deep breath and plunged into the waters. Like the man before him, the cold, darkness and pressure upon his senses increased as he got closer. He also realized that if he kept swimming, that he might lose his breath, the raft, and even his own life! But this treasure could be worth all the risk and he persisted.

 

Just as he was about to give up, he grabbed the long chain that was binding the chest and pulled it up along with himself back to the surface.

He broke the surface of the water gasping and exhausted but with the treasure chest safely in his grasp. He paddled back to the shore, opened up the treasure chest and found what the map had promised – gold, and precious diamonds and jewels that would make him secure for the rest of his life.

 

Moral of the Story

A relationship with God is a similar treasure hunt. People hear the same message, but the way they receive it

will determine the reward they might find. Eternal life is waiting for all those who are willing to take that risk to

Follow God all the way of life, where we find love, forgiveness and life everlasting… for eternity.

 

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