Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

It's Time for Thanksgiving
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving
filled with beautiful and joy.

I will be away from the blog from
Nov. 26th to Nov. 30th

Peace and Happpiness,

Monday, November 24, 2008


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

- Leo Buscaglia

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Reflect Upon Your Blessings

Reflect upon your present blessings,
of which everyone has many;
not on your past misfortunes
of which all people have some.

- Charles Dickens

Saturday, November 22, 2008


He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

- Samuel Smiles

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism,
They learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility,
They learn to fight.
If children live with ridicule,
They learn to be shy.
If children live with shame,
They learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement,
They learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance,
They learn to be patient.
If children live with praise,
They learn to appreciate.
If children live with acceptance,
They learn to love.
If children live with approval,
They learn to like themselves.
If children live with honesty,
They learn truthfulness.
If children live with security,
They learn to have faith in them-
selves and others.
If children live with friendliness,
They learn the world is a nice
place in which to live.

- Dorothy Law Nolte

Friday, November 21, 2008

Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations and positive thinking techniques can help develop a powerful and positive attitude to life; which is an essential element in life success and good health. With this power you can turn failure around into success and take success and drive it to a whole new level. Your positive attitude is the fuel for your success.

Pathway To Peace


We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Giving is so often thought of in terms of the things we give, but our greatest giving is of our time, and kindness, and even comfort for those who need it. We look on these gifts as unimportant – until we need them.

- Joyce Sequichie Hifler


Today, tell someone something you like about them, admire or appreciate about them.

- Kaoru


When you get to the end of all the light that you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.

- Edward Teller

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Inessa Galante - Flowerfields

Thanks to Campion Records.


All things are possible to a believing heart.

- Flavia Weeden


At some point in life
the world's beauty
becomes enough.
You don't need to
photograph, paint or
even remember it.
It is enough.

- Toni Morrison

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Everyday our lives are bathed in blessings, only we don't see them. It's easier to see our misfortunes than to see the many blessings that fill our life.

- Kaoru

Desire for Fulfillment

Prem Rawat Maharaji


It is not what happens to you or for you that makes you grateful. It's how you respond to what is happening, that shows your belief about gratitude

- Sumner Davenport

Monday, November 17, 2008


Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.

- Buddha

A Simple Act of Kindness

Today I witnessed a woman who opened the door for a woman in a wheelchair. The woman in the wheelchair had been waiting there for a while for someone to aid her. Yes, this was a simple act but one that goes unnoticed in this fast paced world where we have become consumed with our own needs.

- Kaoru

You Are Unique

There is no one else like you in all the world and
only you can bring your unique qualities to it.

- Kaoru


Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.

- Margaret J. Wheatley

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Free Inspiration


If you see a friend without a smile; give them one of yours. It will brighten the world.

- Kaoru

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Life is a gift to be used every day.
Not to be smothered and hidden away,
It isn’t a thing to be stored in the chest
Where you gather your keepsakes and treasure your best;
It isn’t a joy to be sipped now and then
And promptly put back in a dark place again.
Life is a Gift that the humblest may boast of
And one that the humblest may well make the most of.
Get out and live it each hour of the day
Wear it and use it as much as you may
Don’t keep it in niches and corners and grooves,
You’ll find that in service ‘its beauty improve.

- Edgar A. Guest

To Act

Encourage the hearts of people around you simply by being there.

Everything Happens for a Reason

I never believed that anything was a coincidence. There's a reason for everything that happens.

- Elvis

Friday, November 14, 2008


Many are so caught up in their own problems that they cannot see the big picture. Often, seeing the big picture can give one the perspective that makes illusive solutions suddenly easy to visualize. One form of hope can be accessed through stepping outside of yourself and seeing the bigger picture.

- Mr. Prophet


I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

- Martha Washington

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Find the Light

Truly it is in the darkness
that one finds the light, so
when we are in sorrow,
then this light is nearest of
all to us.

-Meister Eckhart

Love and Kindness

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

-Barbara De Angelis

Think Different

Inspiring People

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.

– Winston Churchill

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Just maybe... the brightest future will always be
based on a forgotten past; after all, you cannot
go on successfully in life until you let go of
your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.

Just maybe... you should dream what you want to
dream; go where you want to go, be what you want
to be, because you have only one life and one
chance to do all the things you dream of, and
want to do.

Just maybe... there are moments in life when you
miss someone -- a parent, a spouse, a friend, a
child -- so much that you just want to pick them
from your dreams and hug them for real, so that
once they are around you appreciate them more.

Just maybe... the best kind of friend is the kind
you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk
away feeling like it was the best conversation you have ever had.

Just maybe... you should always try to put yourself
in others' shoes. If you feel that something could
hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person,

Just maybe... you should do something nice for some
one every single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone.

Just maybe... giving someone all your love is never
an assurance that they will love you back. Do not expect love in
return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but, if it does not, be
content that it grew in yours.

Just maybe... happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who
hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only
they can appreciate the importance of all the people who
have touched their lives.

Just maybe... you should not go for looks; they can deceive; do not go
for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile,
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the
one that makes your heart smile.

Just maybe... you should hope for enough happiness
to make you sweet,enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to
keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy.

And just maybe... you should try to live your life
to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone
around you was smiling but when you die, you can be the one who is
smiling and every one around you crying.

Burt Bacharach - The World is a Circle


The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.

- Baltasar Gracian


Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

- King Whitney Jr.


When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

- Japanese Proverb

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Inspiring Love Story - Special Someone


A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

- Washington Irving


Change happens when you make the choice to make a difference in the world. People, are generally affected by the courtesy of strangers and in turn, will do the same for others. If we do this at least once a day we are teaching politeness and making a difference in the world one step at a time.

- Kaoru

Nature of Excellence

How to Be Positive

Practice positive thinking. Begin to exchange your negative thoughts for more positive ones, substitute riches for poverty, wisdom for ignorance, harmony for disharmony, and freedom and independence for duty and obligation. Everything which exists is some manifestation of this one basic substance from which and by which all things have been created. Start saying, "I can" more than "I can't".

Recognize that it is our mental process, our mental action and interaction is what determines the infinite variety of situations and conditions that we have and will continue to experience throughout our life.

Focus your imagination and efforts on creating the 'state of mind' that will spontaneously create the desired results. It is much easier to effect change internally because we are dealing with an aspect of the universe that we have some control over. We can't always control our outer universe, but we can, with some effort, control our inner universe.

Create your life from within. If you want more success, focus on all the ways that you are already successful. If you want more love, focus on all the people that already care about you and the abundance of love you have to give to others. If you want to create greater health, focus on all the ways that you are healthy, and so on and so forth.

Learn to act as if the life you visualize were already here. The only thing between you and your desire to be happy is one single fact: You are not happy because of how you think. This little known fact keeps many from reaching their goal of happiness.

You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, your intentions create your reality. Think about what you want, create a picture of it in your mind, and make it very clear and precise. Hold it there and focus on it in a gentle, positive way until it becomes more and more of a reality to you. That is positive thinking.

Look for the good in every situation. There are pros and cons to most situations and you get to choose which you will focus on.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Hope is the destination that we seek.
Love is the road that leads to hope.
Courage is the motor that drives us.
We travel out of darkness into faith.

- Dean Koontz

Believe In Yourself


It is easier to place fault on someone else than to accept the responsibility for our actions. In becoming a person of integrity one must take acceptance for their actions. This will lead to better made decisions and a more peaceful way of life.

- Kaoru

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Education is learning what you didn't
even know you didn't know.

- Daniel Joseph Boorstin

Lancaster Road

A Time to Think

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

- Eric Hoffer

To Love Another

For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation. Loving does not at first mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another person -- it is a high inducement for the individual to ripen, to become something in himself, to become a world in himself for the sake of another person; it is a great, demanding claim on him, something that chooses him and calls him to vast distances.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Free Hugs - Korea


Inspiration is like a Flower. It blossoms at the right times.

- Anonymous

Incredible India

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Serving Others

Everybody can be great. . . because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve. . . .
You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Seeing the True Self

Seeing the True Self

It is easy to judge someone by their actions or words,
but quite the opposite to recognize them for doing
the best they can with the tools they were given in life.

It isn’t often we meet someone during the
course of our lifetime who will meet or exceed
our standards in life.

What we see isn’t necessarily the true self,
it is who we want to see through our opinions.
To see the true self one must
look beyond what their eyes see
and go deep within the soul to see the true self.

The true self is generally guarded and protected,
seldom revealed for fear of beings judged or
ridiculed for their beliefs.

The next time you form an opinion of someone,
give them a chance to ignite the flame buried
deep within them and inspire them to shine.
You might find out there's more that what you
you ever imagined.

What separates us and makes us all unique
are the tools that we are given in life.

- Kaoru

Living Butterflies

Light of Verse

On this
My trail of solitude
I found a place of verse

A sea
Of sweet tranquility
In which I could immerse

Myself and thoughts
Soaked to the bone
Fraught with such emotion

This ink
Releasing everything
I held with such devotion

It knew no friend
With bonds as strong as mine

I happened on this place
Where finally light could shine

- Beautiful Chaos

Charice - In Her Words

Be True to Yourself

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.



Your feelings don't have to change to get
what you want. Your behavior has to change.

- Daneen Skube, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


We are gardeners of spirit , if we plant and nurture happiness we will create a heaven on earth where all may walk in peace and beauty.

- Micheal Teal

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

True Beauty

Beauty is a thing seldom seen
No one sees it because no one looks
Or at least not in the right place
Beauty is held by all
Within the soul it lies
Waiting to come out to the surface
Only it can't
Beauty is suppressed by the evils of the world
Only love can bring beauty out
Once seen
Beauty never hides again
Not even hatred can deny beauty
Of it's true design
Beauty although possessed by all
Will only ever be truly seen by few
And fewer yet will ever see
One of the most beautiful sights
The beauty held by you

- Chad A. Booher

Nova Nova - Tones

Holding onto Your Dreams

There will be a time that you’ll think of giving up, because you’re like tired of it, but of course, as much as possible, don’t, if you’re really holding on
to that dream. Because if that’s really your dream, and you persevere, you will surely reach it.

- Charice


What is intelligence?

Let us go into the question very slowly, patiently, and find out. To find out is not to come to a conclusion. I don't know if you see the difference. The moment you come to a conclusion as to what intelligence is, you cease to be intelligent. That is what most of the older people have done: they have come to conclusions. Therefore they have ceased to be intelligent. So you have found out one thing right off: that an intelligent mind is one which is constantly learning, never concluding.

- Krishnamurti

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

- Benjamin Disraeli


Remember the game you played as a child where someone whispered a sentence into someone’s ear, and they repeated it to the next person, and they pass it on. By the time it reached the end of the line it was never the same as the original sentence. You would think we would have learned something from that game but adults still repeat gossip and by the time it’s been told several times, it often no longer resembles the truth.

A friend of mine recently went through one of the most devastating experiences of her life. Her husband left her and their children for a younger woman (who was also married). Mary (not her real name) and the children have had their lives turned upside down. I have prayed for her and cried with her. After several really rough months she is slowly putting her life back together.

Imagine my surprise when a friend asked me if I knew that Mary had left her husband and children for another man. I quickly told her that was not the way things happened. “Well, that’s what I heard,” she said.

And I’m sure it was what she “heard”, but what we hear isn’t always the truth. That’s why we shouldn’t gossip and why we should never repeat something unless we know without a doubt that it is the truth.


No distance of place
or lapse of time can
lessen the friendship
of those who are
thoroughly persuaded
of each other's worth.

- Robert Southey

Monday, November 3, 2008

Elizabeth Drake - Chinsagu No Hana


There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow.

- Ardis Whitman


Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most.

- Pablo Casals

Clair De Lune - Debussy


We are here to add what we can to life,
not to get what we can from it.

- William Osler

Like Yourself

It is of practical value
to learn to like yourself.
Since you spend so much
time with yourself,
you might as well get
some satisfaction out
of the relationship.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Sunday, November 2, 2008

These Are My Wishes For You

May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those
whose love and understanding will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.

May a kind word,
a reassuring touch,
and a warm smile
be yours every day of your life,
and may you give these gifts
as well as receive them.

May the teachings of those you admire
become part of you,
so that you may call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched
and who have touched yours
are always a part of you,
even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter
that is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters,
but instead place immeasurable value
on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see beauty and love
in the world around you.

Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard
you may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent
on another's judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

- Sandra Sturtz Hauss

Turn a Negative into a Positive

There is always a positive in a negative, you only need to look for it. Next time something negative happens try looking at it from a different angle and find the positve in the negative. Doing so, can make it easier in the way you process a negative situation into a positive one.

- Kaoru

Perfection is Imperfection

Once one understands that perfection is imperfection,
then one can see the pureness of each moment.

- Kaoru

Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Last Emperor

Saturday, November 1, 2008


One way to reduce stress from your life is to remove attachment. This can be achieved by not imposing expectation and by accepting the pureness of the moment. Don't disrupt your energy with pride or ego. Let the moment be as it was intended to be perfect in every way. If you can achieve this you will see a change in your energy flow.

- Kaoru

The Beatles - All You Need Is Love

Trust Movement

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

- Alfred Adler

Life is a Gift

Truly great people are those who are grateful rather than
prideful. They realize that all life is a gift and that
what we achieve is also a gift.

- Rev. Dale Turner


Your detailed plan of action means very little - it will change over time. Yet, writing out your detailed plan of action means everything - especially if it seems impossible.

- Laura Teresa Marquez