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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Locked with yours… FOREVER

A little over a year ago, my mom sent me a text message.  It says:

“When you feel alone, look at the spaces between your fingers.  Remember that in those spaces. you can see my fingers locked with yours…FOREVER.”

I saved that message.  I thought it meant 2 things:

  • That she will always be with me in spirit even though we are half-a-world apart.
  • That everything will be okay if I just put my hands together in prayer.

Up to this day, everytime I feel down and burnt-out, I look at my fingers. 

It is a reminder that my mom’s just a phone call away. 

It is a reminder that prayer can move mountains. 

It is a reminder that in everything that’s going on in my life, I am not alone.

It is a reminder that my life is locked with my God, my family and my friends…. FOREVER.  I like the sound of that.

I thank my mom for this reminder.  It is a welcome beam of sunlight when I get clouded with all the concerns and stress of everyday life.

Whose lives are locked with yours?

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

Lateral Thinking

Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to the village money lender. The money lender, who was old and horrible, fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the farmer’s debt if he could marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal. The cunning money lender suggested that they let providence decide the matter. He told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag.

  1. If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven.
  2. If she picked the white pebble, she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven.
  3. But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail. 

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Posted by on January 29, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

21 Words of Wisdom….. by Anthony Robbins

I know you may have already seen this in your emails. This is one of the few forwarded messages that I truly appreciate. This is true – sort of puts one’s perspective in the right direction. I value the last one the most…  I think we all need TIME to ourselves. Enjoy!

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ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.      Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

The Secret To Conquering Failure and Achieving Success

And yet another great article from Anna Johnson:

Ever wondered why some people emerge from the most disastrous
failures and tragedies to accomplish even greater success?

People like Lance Armstrong, who went from rising cycling star, to victim of testicular cancer, to record 7-time winner of the Tour De France…

…and Rupert Murdoch, who (love him or loathe him), faced the financial disintegration of News Corporation in 1990, then went on to steer the company from strength to strength…

…Robert Kiyosaki, who became rich, lost the lot, and ended up sleeping in his car before emerging to write Rich Dad, Poor Dad and building an info. publishing empire…

…J.K. Rowling, who was a divorced, single mother on social security when she wrote Harry Potter

…and the many individuals who rise from near death or family crises to enjoy better health, better relationships and more happiness in general.      Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

Passing Through or Running Buddies?

Ever thought of what roles people play in our daily travels that we call life? 

Ever wondered why we come across the experiences that we go through?

People come to our lives for a reason.  Some merely wave a hand and sprint right past us.  Some engage us in a little conversation, jog alongside with us and then move on.  Some, however, become our running buddies for life. 

So how do we know who stays and who passes by?  Should we treat our buddies differently from our acquaintances?     Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

“But what will people think?” by Anna Johnson

Do you sometimes find yourself wanting to do something – or even be someone – and feel totally “right” about it, only to have
this little, insidious doubt creep into your mind:

“But what will people think?”

Assuming that what you want to do is legal, moral, ethical and unlikely to harm anyone… I’m here to say:

“Forget what other people think!”

All too often we hold ourselves back from achieving and being all that we can be because we consciously or sub-consciously worry that others won’t approve.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

Thoughts on Motherhood – Worries included

I am a mother of two. My kids are still young. I have a long way to go but I believe I have gone long enough to notice that the moment a woman becomes a mother, a floodgate of instincts open up and engulfs the new mom capabilities that she never thought she will ever have.

It’s God’s way of enabling us to nurture and protect the new life that we have been blessed with.  It’s God’s way of opening our eyes so we could see for ourselves everything our moms have done for us.

Motherhood – it’s such a wonderful and amazing thing. 

I thank you, mom for passing on the torch of motherhood.

I got this story from a friend of mine – it’s sooo true…    Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2007 in Uncategorized