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Aug 20, 2014

Hugs

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It’s wondrous what a hug can do. A hug can cheer you when you’re blue. A hug can say, “I love you so.” Or, “Gee, I hate to see you go.” A hug is “Welcome back again!” And “Great to see you!” Or “Where’ve you been?” A hug can soothe a small child’s pain And bring a rainbow after rain. The hug! There’s just no doubt about it, We scarcely could survive without it. A hug delights and warms and charms, It must be why God gave us arms . . . Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, Sweet for sisters, swell for brothers. And chances are some favourite aunts Love them more than potted plants. Kittens crave them. Puppies love them. Heads of state are not above them. A hug can break the language barrier. And make the dullest day seem merrier. No need to fret about the...
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Aug 6, 2014

Be Aware Of Your Speech

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One of the most amazing facts of life is that our speech determines our direction in life. Not only does it determine our thinking, but it influences so many others that we come into contact with daily. Words are powerful. Have you heard the saying, “What you say is what you get”? To control your words, you must first control your mind. Whatever we sow, we reap. Words are the most powerful thing in the universe. The words we speak will either hold us in bondage or bring us into success. Be aware of the words you use and choose wisely; both for your own benefit and those around you.
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Jul 23, 2014

Putting Off Tasks

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We are all well aware that life is busy. At times, it may feel like it’s far too busy for us to keep up. This means that we can put off tasks that should be done. The following are some tips to help you move forward when you find you are putting tasks last on the ‘to-do’ list day-after-day or week-after-week and in some cases month-after-month. Identify the task that you are putting off and do the task. Don’t start or do anything else until you have done that task. If the task is something that is too difficult, you don’t have the skills, or even too trivial, then consider delegating or outsourcing. At the beginning of each day, most time management experts recommend that you number your tasks that you intend...
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Jul 9, 2014

Life Just Is

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Life just is.  You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment.  Let it happen. Governor Jerry Brown Have you ever taken the time to think about what you can and what you can’t control?  I love to be in control.  I love being organised and systematised as they help me be in control.  However, I have come to realise that there are factors way beyond my control, and that, in order to progress I need to let go of those factors. The only person that I can control is me.  That is the person I need to rely on.  I love to help people, support people, encourage people; however, at the end of the day, the only person I can control is me.  I can give my best to others,...
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Jun 25, 2014

With Each Day, Realize that You’re Here to Make a Difference

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I would love you to take some time today to think of one or two people in your life who have been “impact people”.  People who impacted your life in such a way that by crossing your path, you discovered you were more than you had thought previously. For each one of us, the impact will be different because we are all unique.  These people allowed you to learn a little more about yourself.  They empowered you and lifted you up.  Their moment in your life was marked forever. Each and every one of us has the unique ability to be a person of impact. Today, start to become aware that you are a person of impact.  Find a moment in your day where you are crossing someone else’s path and be...
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Jun 11, 2014

Decision Making

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“It is the decisions you make when you have no time to make them that define who you are. Believing in yourself  is one of the first steps to success.” It really is important to believe in yourself, isn’t it? Believe in yourself no matter what other people think.  We should all decide what we can do, be and have.  Whatever we want in this world and the only person who can get you there is YOU!  It is in your thoughts; it is in your actions that you can make your dreams come true. Some simple steps that may help include: Set goals. When you set goals you know where you are heading Acknowledge when you achieve any small goal.  It helps to build your confidence in your own success. Have realistic expectations of...
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May 28, 2014

I Enjoy Being Me

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What a wonderfully unique person I am! I love how it feels to be me.  I enjoy my life and cherish all the little nuances that occur every day. I am where I am in life because of the choices I made and the work I put into being precisely who I am.  I am exactly the person I want to be. I will continue to grow and learn new things.  I will continue to experience new things in life and transform for the better; this is part of being me. I have surrounded myself with wonderful people and I enjoy who I am when I am with them. I enjoy who I am when I am alone as well.  I take pleasure in self-reflection and I appreciate how I permit myself to enjoy...
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May 14, 2014

The Joy of Laughter

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When you laugh, your brain produces natural mood elevators that free you from pain and suffering. Laughter is therapeutic. Humour can transform your emotions and mind and it can cure your body. Laughter helps you keep your life in perspective. Laugh at yourself more. It helps to keep your life in perspective. I know, I was one of those people who wanted to do everything right. Who does everything right? No one. When I let go of this and started laughing at my silly small mistakes, life was more enjoyable, less pressure. When was the last time you had a good laugh? It’s time to make laughter a priority. Maybe it’s time you watched your favourite comedy or borrowed a joke book from the library. Do something to bring laughter into...
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Apr 30, 2014

Balance

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Balance is the key to life.  If we had sunshine all the time without rain, the plants would suffer.  If we only focused on one area of our life such as work, other areas such as our relationships, health and fitness, personal development, may suffer. Balance is about your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.  When we focus too much on one area, other areas in our life are impacted and, in some cases, other areas of our life suffer. We have to be aware of over-scheduling ourselves.  Aiming for total balance is perhaps aiming too high – it is all about overall well-being.  Combine being at work with your friendship groups.  You could even exercise at lunch time with some of your work colleagues.  That means you are working on...
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Apr 16, 2014

Is My Dream Possible?

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Many of us don’t even spend a lot of time thinking about what we really want from our life.  Some of us who do, may be asking the wrong question.  What question is that?  It is “Is my dream possible?” Then they look at their life, their abilities and their conditions to determine the answer. The answers to those questions may be convincing.  You may look at where you live, your age, your bank statement. However, the world is an interesting place.  The universe is full of endless possibilities.  Many say, by definition, it is unlimited. When you look at your current life, your current abilities and your current conditions to determine your dream, you squeeze the infinite into a tiny little picture of what you think is possible. We have to really dream...
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