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I Have Moved

Thank you for visiting, commenting, signing up to receive updates, your prayers & your patience. I know it’s been ages since I posted anything on here, that’s not because I’ve stopped blogging. I have now started blogging at www.unaopiyo.com

I’ll be moving blog posts from here to the new website. A thousand apologies for the inconvenience  I hope you move over with me.

Thank you and God bless!

Una.

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Being The Best

This article has been moved to www.unaopiyo.com. Thank you. 🙂

Talents of Destiny's Child - Being The Best

Parable of the Talents – Destiny’s Child

 

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In 2012 – Live Intentionally. Love Abundantly. Give Selflessly.

“To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.”― William James

Happy beautiful New Year.

This year I’ve decided I am going to do without New Year resolutions. Instead what I have come up with is a short and easy to remember lifestyle choice. These are the choices I have made for 2012 thus far:

Live intentionally. Love abundantly. Give selflessly.

1. Live intentionally

Have you ever felt like your life was being lived but you were missing from most of the experiences? Well, I choose to live intentionally in 2012. I choose to experience and participate in my own life – every day.

I am reminded of the very memorable scripture in Psalms 118:24, which says “This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  Clearly, it is our responsibility to be glad and full of joy about our days. So many days have passed where I had nothing to be glad or joyous about.

In 2012 I choose to intentionally find something to rejoice and be glad about.

Find something every day to be glad and full of joy about.

Find something every day to be glad and full of joy about.

2. Love abundantly.

Do you ever feel like you’re not fully committed to something? Where you take a break but you feel guilty because you have a lot of other tasks to get through? Where you have convinced yourself that you don’t deserve something and therefore end up not accomplishing or enjoying either? I feel that way more often than I care to remember.

So in 2012, I give myself permission to do what I like with all my heart. I choose to intentionally enjoy myself and my choices.

3. Give selflessly.

I have always thought that I was a giving a person. And over the years I have watched myself shift from giving without expecting anything back, to living in bondage. I have fallen into giving to get and giving selfishly. This recording on www.LifeToday.org about The Blessed Life made me realize that.

Have you ever found yourself “applying” the scripture in Luke 6:38*; “give and it shall be given back to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom*” with the sheer goal of expecting something back?

I have become so needy that when I give an offering, I’ve done it expecting to get something back. I have lost the joy of giving and have fallen into resentful giving.

For 2012, I choose to go back to giving selflessly, give without expecting anything back. Now that’s feel-good giving.

What’s your mantra or battle cry for 2012?

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Just Say It!

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” Steven Levine

I read the above in Chicken Soup for the Soul and just thought it was a good one to share at this festive time of the year. Say something to someone special today.

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I’m Not Listening

The voice in my head has been taking up a lot of air play of late, and she’s not very encouraging. I have to make a choice:

1) Do I stop listening, or

2) Do I give her new words to say?

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There is no way that we can shut out our little voice, so my only choice is to give her new words to say back to me. A new focus. A new plan. A new picture.

Any ideas on how I can re-focus? How do you practically pull yourself away from negative thinking or replaying your mishaps?

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Your Dream Is Never Too Big To Be Lived

I was begining to think that maybe, it’s quite possible to have a dream that is too big. My brain had stopped running, no idea was coming and I did for a second there think I was sinking and my work was going down as well.

Then I saw this video. Pia Toscano on Positively Positive.

Your Attitute + Your Choices = Your Life. from Positively Positive.

Your Attitute + Your Choices = Your Life. from Positively Positive.

Now I think maybe a dream is only too big when you stop working at it and give audience to the distractions. People that we might think have failed because they didn’t win the show, or didn’t even make it to the last stage of a competition; guess what, they are actually pursuing and living their dream.

So now I’m pushing forward. I’m stopping only to analyse the situation, come up with another plan of attack, and resume.

Do you ever find yourself leaving your dream at the face of an obstacle? How can you we react differently to challenges?

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29 Ways To Stay Creative

29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo.

Motion Graphics: TO-FU   On twitter & Facebook
Music: Fairest of them all (#) by Kämmerer

Finding this has put a bit of fire in my belly. How has it inspired you today?

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Serenity Prayer

Beautiful Flowers- from ffffound.com

Beautiful Flowers from fffound.com to accompany The Serenity Prayer

God,
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Amen.

It’s never too late to make a change, it is a new month after all. Happy December! 🙂

Una

Prayer from www.allaboutprayer.org

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World AIDS Day Dec 1 2011 – Get Educated

Get tested. Get educated. Get involved.

Get tested. Get educated. Get involved.

Get tested. Get educated. Get involved.

Learn the facts about HIV/Aids and the strides that have been made over the years. Learn about how it is transmitted and how it can be prevented. This knowledge will help us live healthier and take care of others.

Here are some facts about HIV in the UK from www.WorldAidsDay.org:

  • Over 90% of people with HIV were infected through sexual contact
  • You can now get tested for HIV using a saliva sample (this, I didn’t know!)
  • HIV is not passed on through spitting, biting or sharing utensils
  • Only 1% of babies born to HIV positive mothers have HIV
  • You can get the results of an HIV test in just 15-20 minutes
  • There is no vaccine and no cure for HIV

Please note that these figures may be different in your part of the world.

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