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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?

cats animals beds kittens golden eyes - Wallpaper (#1182998) / Wallbase.cc

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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I need some inspiration today. I’m having one of those days.

Inspire me

Inspire me today.

What quotes do you often draw inspiration from?

Inspire Me – It’s One of Those Days

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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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Happy Birthday Mum!

Happy birthday mumz. Wish I was there – enjoying warm weather with you. 🙂

Happy Birthday.

Happy birthday Mum. Image from http://www.beforethebigday.co.uk

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DO They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?

Do They Know It's Christmas Time At All?

Wire and Beads Christmas Tree - a symbol of Christmas with an African feel.

This post was going to be of the Band Aid song Do they Know it’s Christmas Time At All? But for some reason, I find the lyrics to that song a bit upsetting, mostly because coming from a desert African country that has never experienced snow in my lifetime (I don’t think); my earliest and best memories were of Christmas.

Early Christmas times were when:

1. Family members came together again. The aunt and uncle you haven’t seen in months won’t miss Christmas.

2. No matter how poor you were the rest of the year, at Christmas time the meal was always a little special. Memories of those Christmas day meals would carry you through more than half the next year.

3. Troubles or not, everyone has their happy face on (except maybe the person who hasn’t been playing nice and has been asked to excuse himself)

4. And parents try to get you a “new” outfit – brand new with tags (as they say on eBay) or new simply because you’ve never won it.

And so many more reasons. So yes, I knew it was Christmas time.

What early memories do you associate with Christmas?

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Do Good Tirelessly And Often


Never Get Tired of Doing Little Things / visual bookmark #18216046

Never get tired of doing little things for others, sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.

The above words remind of Galatians 6:9.

This year I’ve decided to minimize the pressure of Christmas present hunting. I told my 5-year-old that she was to select 2 toys that she no longer plays with to give as presents to someone else. Win – win, I don’t have to spend more money than I can, and someone else is more blessed this Christmas.

This was last night, early this morning she showed me the two stuffed toys she wants to give away. The teddy elephant is in mint condition but Winnie the Pooh’s nose had a run in with a pair of scissors, so he won’t be going anywhere. When she told her father about ‘her’ plan, he was visibly impressed! 🙂

So now that I’m being out done by a 5-year-old, I’ll be looking for 2 items worth passing along too. I’m already thinking that one of them might be a bottle of perfume.

What win – win activity can you do this Christmas with your family? I welcome more ideas in the comments below. 

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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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Chicken Soup for The Soul – Make A Difference

Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen

Get inspired. Read Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen

Can you believe it, I’m finally reading a Chicken Soup book. It was a bit slow going start with, I was beginning to wonder what all the fuss was about and then I came across “Who You are makes a Difference“; as I continued, my eyes would well a bit at some of the stories.

I retold some of the stories to my husband and he says he wants to read it too 🙂

Add this to your reading list for these holidays. It inspired me smile at the drivers in the same traffic as us :)!

Have you read any of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, and what were you inspired to do? Please share in the comments area below.

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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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