Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."

― Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx 1890-1977, Comedian and Film Star


“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.“



"Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back."

- Diana, Princess of Wales

Monday, January 2, 2012



Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ..
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself,
the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.

Author Unknown

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is the most basic requirement of harmonious human relations. But we are often confused about its meaning. If we are kind to someone will they automatically treat us kindly? Experience shows this doesn't necessarily happen. So what's the point?
How we treat others, both in thought and action, is really how we treat ourselves. For example, if we "hate" someone, that feeling is within us, corroding our happiness. If we lie to someone, we are not acting in harmony with our sense of truth, and this hurts us.
Kindness may or may not inspire kindness in return, but hostility, deceit, and harm will definitely return to us in some way. If we treat others with kindness, gentleness, understanding, honesty, and generosity, our reward will be our own inner peace and happiness.
"I will treat others as I wish to be treated."


Forgiveness is a gift we can give another, but it is also one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. In releasing others, we too are released from our anger, blame, fear, and self-righteousness.
It may seem difficult to let go of judging, condemning, and retaliation until we realize that they only hurt ourselves. When we value peace, harmony, and happiness, we are ready to forgive.
Forgiveness doesn't require approval or affection, or ever seeing the person again. We just do it, inside our own minds and hearts. We just let go of our anger, fear, and judgments, wishing all good things for everyone. When we can do this, we will be free.
"I forgive everyone in my life."