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Sometimes things break – irreparably. And it takes your breath away …

Good Morning beautiful!

After reading this potent blog post, I just had to share it, today….immediately.

Stunning. Powerful. Moving.

Sometimes, often really, things break – irreparably. And it takes your breath away … straight away.

Sometimes things break. Sometimes we break them. It’s not the breaking that matters, the how or why. What matters is how we choose to respond to the broken-ness. Does it kill us? Does it throw us into a downward spiral of blame and punishment?

Do yourself a favor, whether you’re a parent or not, and read this blog post.

You won’t regret it.

I promise.

Broken Things
#lifeadvice #loveness

~Thank you, Kathleen Fleming at majestic unicorn for your unabashed honesty, and love.

Beautiful words to live by, “Anyway” poem

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Happy day to you!!

Though it is sometimes cold and lonely walking the path of our life,

let these words become a part of you inside and out,

and that once disheartening pilgrimage

becomes a joyous journey and

a voluminous voyage full of warmth, community and love.

Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true friends; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world your best anyway.
You see, in the end, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway. 

 

These words to live by/ poem/ life advice was thought to be written by Mother Teresa, but in fact was from a book called,
The Paradoxical Commandments written by Kent M. Keith when he was 19, a sophomore at Harvard College.
He wrote them as part of a book for student leaders entitled The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, published by Harvard Student Agencies in 1968. The Paradoxical Commandments subsequently spread all over the world, and have been used by millions of people.
 

According to Lucinda Vardey, in Mother Teresa: A Simple Path (New York: Ballantine Books, 1995), page 185, there was “a sign on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children’s home in Calcutta.” This is what the sign said:

ANYWAY
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered,
LOVE THEM ANYWAY
If you do good, people will accuse you of
selfish, ulterior motives,
DO GOOD ANYWAY
If you are successful,
you win false friends and true enemies,
SUCCEED ANYWAY
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,
DO GOOD ANYWAY
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY
What you spent years building may be
destroyed overnight,
BUILD ANYWAY
People really need help
but may attack you if you help them,
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY
Give the world the best you have
And you’ll get kicked in the teeth,
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU’VE GOT ANYWAY.

This version includes eight of the original ten Paradoxical Commandments. The two that are missing are the sixth (Think big anyway) and the seventh (Fight for a few underdogs anyway). The wording of the other eight commandments is very close to Kent Keith’s original, written in 1968.

–read more about this from the source: http://www.kentmkeith.com/mother_teresa.html

No matter where it originated, and in any case, these words are a marvelous way to give our lives meaning, and by giving, doing, and living for others, we indeed make our own lives worth living at all.

This could save your relationship

Have you ever stepped outside of your personal relationships and took a good hard look at how they work (or don’t work)?

How are your communication skills? Do you talk all the time, or does he (or she)? Do either of you really listen to what the other is saying? Do you take them for granted?

After reading this post I felt compelled to share it with you. This may just save your relationship.

No matter your gender, if you are in a relationship, this one woman’s realization could help all of us with her powerful story….

This is a story of how one woman came to understand, through reflection, something that may be a challenge many marriages and relationships face. While this story is of a woman realizing how she was treating a man, this can be applied in any case to both genders.
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beauty from challenges

beauty from challenges

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
― Anne Brontë

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#quoteoftheday Change your thoughts and you change your world

Image#QuoteoftheDay, :

“Change your thoughts and you change your world” – Norman Vincent Peale

This quote seems highly relevant in today’s society as so many are going through troubling times and find it hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. And this quote says so much… that we really can change our world with how we look at things.

If we look at everything with negativity and see nothing but doom and gloom, then that’s exactly what the universe will give us. If we only change our thought patterns to see the beauty, love and light all around us, we can find our happiness, and a peace in life that only comes with being ok with whatever happens, and that whatever happens is there for a reason, if only just to teach us something about ourselves and what we need to work on.

Here’s to you! and wishing you a beautiful day full of all the magic and mystery each day holds for us. xoxo

#quoteoftheday You must not lose faith in humanity…

“You must not lost faith in humanity;

humanity is an ocean,

if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,

the ocean does not become dirty.”

-Gandhi

#QuoteoftheDay…Humanity will be saved through the flower – Mayan prohpecy

#quoteoftheDay…
“Humanity will be saved by the flower” – Mayan Elder quoting Mayan prophecy

have a beautiful day, and remember to stop and smell the flowers 🙂

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