Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Push Someone Forward

I help people not for my benefit but for there’s. When I needed help I had people in my life that helped push me forward. Some people don’t have people to do this for them. So I've taken on this role to help people to get back on track to live a healthier and fuller life. I believe we all matter and we all deserve to live a life worth living.

- Kaoru Shinmon

Know Your Name

People know your name but not your story. The two are as different as night and day.

It All Boils Down To Respect And Dignity

Demanding someone to do something disrupts their flow. It is always best to ask than to demand. Remember; think the way you expect to be treated in this situation. It all boils down to respect and dignity.

Imagine The Life You Want

There’s nothing worse than feeling stuck in life. It’s like everything you do is a battle. Your confidence is shattered.  This is when you need to take action and change things up.  Now, imagine the life you want to live and then, build it piece by piece.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

You're Everything About YOU

You are very important, even when others don't say so. So are your dreams, your ideas, your feelings, your joys, your mistakes. You're Everything about you.

Nobody Cares

Don't automatically assume that nobody cares. Every person matters to someone. You're alive for a reason.

Give Yourself Credit

Give yourself credit. Often when we feel frustrated or upset we only concentrate on the bad things or the mistakes we've made instead of giving ourselves credit for what we do right. Allow yourself to feel confident about the things you have accomplished, even if you've messed up in other areas. 

Thoughts Of Being In Love

Thoughts of being in Love: I will not betray you, and I will always love and cherish you and never, will I stop telling you these three words . . . I love you.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

What Separates Us All From Another

Titles and social class isn't what separates us all from another. It’s character and integrity.

Think Too Much

When you think too much life will pass you by.

Being Penalized For Something

We don’t like being penalized for something we said or did. But we do it to people all the time. Someone does something that offends us and then, we base our opinion of them because of this for eternity. Life is a process of growing and evolving. Don’t penalize someone forever, see them with a fresh mind when you meet again.

Decision Making On The Truth

Until you know the truth don’t speculate with an opinion. Base decision-making on the truth and not insecurity.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lower Your Standards

Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything, self-respect is everything.
When you wait for someone for a few minutes, it’s your need. For a few hours, it’s your trust. For a few weeks, it’s your friendship. But to wait when you know the person will not come, it’s your love.

Be Important To Someone

You were born because you are going to be important to someone.

A Person's Language

There’s always some truth behind ‘just kidding,’ knowledge behind ‘I don’t know,’ emotion behind ‘I don’t care,’ and pain behind: ‘It’s okay.’ So pay close attention to how people feel. Once you understand a persons language, then you know how to respond to their needs and wants.

Friday, February 22, 2013

See it

If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.

Be Great Because You Want To!

Live the life you want, not the one that others expect you to. People –– specifically your
family and friends –– generally expect great things from you when they believe in your potential.
And they should. But make sure to expect the same from yourself. Don’t simply be great because
others want you to. Be great because YOU want to! Because you can’t see yourself living any other life than your own.

Your Uniqueness And Self-Worth

Appreciate your uniqueness and your self-worth because you have something to offer that no one else does.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Negative Opinions

Dissolve negative opinions about yourself. Whatever you think you may do, it’s half of what you can really do and that’s because you have so many negative opinions of yourself. You can solve them. Just accept the fact that you have them and then start working on them.

Love Unconditionally

Love unconditionally. Totally. Constantly. Restlessly. Love is the only glue that keeps your life running. You were born out of love and you carry it deep down in your being. Love is never about the others it’s about you.

Ignore Your Emotions

Trust your emotions. Don’t underestimate your emotions or overestimate them. Your emotions are your feedback system and for that are very important. Trying to ignore your emotions is like depriving yourself from lights in a car running in the middle of the night.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Be Yourself

If you want to be trusted, be honest. If you want to be honest, be true. If you want to be true, be yourself.

Be Vunerable

Be vulnerable. Allow yourself to feel, to be open and authentic. Tear down the emotional walls you’ve built around you and feel the emotions, both good and bad. This is real life. This is how you welcome opportunities.

Appreciate The Moments

Life is unbelievably brief. When you’re young, you might feel like there’s a huge mass of time ahead of you. But trust me, it passes much faster than you think. You get gray hairs before you feel like you’re really an adult. And then, you have kids, and suddenly they’re leaving for college. Stop long enough to appreciate the moments because they will be gone before you know it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Friend

A friend is a push when you have stopped, a chat when you are lonely, a guide when you are searching, a smile when you are sad, a song when you are glad.

One Act of Kindness

One act of kindness that you perform . . . may turn the tide of another persons life. 

Be The Kind Of Man . . .

Be the kind of man you’d like your son to become, the kind of man you would love your daughter to marry for life. Be the kind of woman you would like your daughter to be, the kind of women you’d love your son to choose for a wife.

Help You Unpack

Everyone comes with baggage . . . find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I once saw a billboard that read, “How does a child spell love? T-I-M-E”. It’s not just children who spell love that way, but friends and family of all ages. 

Create The Life You Want

Be willing to let go. One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself in this process is freedom. By releasing the burden of your stuff, you will find that there is plenty of time and space to create the life you want to live.

The Negative Discussion Starts

Don’t give in to the negative self-talk. This is the dialogue that’s keeping you from moving forward. You are in control of your mind, not the other way around. Choose to look at things in a different perspective. Choose to keep your options open and your dreams alive. When the negative discussion starts, choose to be stronger than your thoughts.

The River Of Life

The river of life will take you to places that you have never imagined. Once you make a decision, take action. You’ll be surprised to find where it will lead.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Your Best Shot

“Give it your best shot.” Growing up, I heard those words of encouragement time and again, whenever I was venturing into something new, or competing in something where the competition was fierce. I learned to treat Best as a chance, not a chore.

When was the last time you gave something your best shot? BEST is contagious. It’s habit forming. It spills over into everything you do. Like anything, BEST gets better with practice. It takes work to hit your high notes, but the more you make BEST a habit, the more high notes you’ll hit.

Represents A Story

Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.

Use Language To Build, Not To Tear Down

I’m proud of you! Approving smiles and affirming words are the best vitamins for any person. Use language to build, not to tear down. We all need someone who is proud of us.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

If more friends were like you, there would be more smiles, more adventures, and more love in the world… there would be more dreams flying free, more hearts that left understood, and more warm, cozy words to wrap up in… there would be more laughing, more sharing, and more people who knew that a true and beautiful, down-to-earth friend who is one of life’s greatest gifts. Happy Valentine’s Day to you – my wonderful friends.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Don't Get Caught Up In Your Own Space

Be Compassionate / Kind. Always look out for opportunities where you can help others. Don’t get caught up in your own space – instead, look outwards and see if there’s anything you can do for others. Even the simplest things, like helping someone carry his/her belongings, is very much appreciated by others.

What Makes You

People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. How strong you stand is what MAKES you.

This Moment, Right Now!

The past is history; the future is a mystery and right now is a gift, that’s why they call it the “present”. You have no idea what tomorrow will bring, so be thankful for every single moment that you’re alive. Be grateful for your family, friends, and freedom. Be grateful for the food you eat, for the fact that you have a warm, dry place to sleep with a roof over your head. Soak up every single drop of life you can, because all you’ll ever have is this moment, right now.

True Love Isn't

True love isn't about always being together. Its about loving each other even more each day no matter how much time you spend apart.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Everyone You Meet

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. 

Receive Love And Let Go Of Pain

Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain.

Increase Your Self-Respect

When there is appreciation for the self there will be self-respect. And where there is true self-respect there will be no ego or arrogance of the special qualities in oneself. Think of one aspect in yourself, which you consider your special quality. Make the practice of reminding yourself of this specialty. When you increase your self-respect in this way based on your specialty, you'll find your power of tolerance increasing too.

Getting Active With Special Needs Youth

Team Kaoru doing athletic sessions with special needs youth. Awesome event! Awesome volunteers!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

How Are You Different From Others

Your actions define who you are; your actions bring to light your potential, your passion, and your power. Your actions reveal your difference, and it is your difference from others that are the foundation of your success. How are you different from others?

Love, Hate, Fear, Hope

Heart is a good fertile ground. Anything planted there - Love, Hate, Fear, Hope will surely grow and bear fruits. Its is for us to decide what to plant and harvest.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Person's Character

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Choose The Positive

Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.

Don't Compromise Yourself

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it's all the same.... day.

Experience Nothing Less Than Heaven On Earth

Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Unity And Love

Mahatma Gandhi  

Only Evidence of Life

Growth is the only evidence of life.

Let The Spirit Out

Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception let the spirit out, as it will.

Warmth Shared Between Hugs

Love is the warmth shared between hugs when everything else is cold.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Be A Hero

This is your chance to be a Hero! Today, when you go out into the world be someone who makes a positive difference in someone else’s life even if it’s only one other person’s life.

Add Value To Your Life

There is so much good, so much beauty, and so much love in your life. Although you may doubt this but it is true. The day you open your eyes you will see them, and then you will appreciate all these things that add value to your life. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Sun Will Shine

If things did not shine for you today, always remember...tomorrow will be another day and the Sun will shine again.

Lifetime Relationship

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons: things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

The Present You

You should be yourself no matter what happen because the present you is more worth living than the past you.

We Are All Artist

We lead by example, we love by heart, and we write by soul, we play by ear. We are Artists. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Focusing On The Sadness

Celebrate your victories and not your disappointments! We have a habit of focusing on the sadness, rather than the goodness. Become your biggest supporter and invest as much energy in your triumphs as you did your disappointments.

A Relationship Is An Investment

A relationship is an investment that will build as you continue to devote your time and effort. The more you put in, the more you’ll get back.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Deal With It And Heal It

In order to heal the pain you've got to feel it, deal with it and heal it.

Open Your Heart Space

Don’t listen to things that make you feel bad. Instead, hear things that open your heart space.

What Do You Contribute?

What do you contribute to your daily life? Is it love and kindness or hatred and greed?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Make Assumptions

Do not make assumptions unless you know the whole story. If in doubt, ask the person directly. 

Sabotage Yourself

When you have a dream don’t get discouraged by how hard the journey is. Don’t sabotage yourself by second guessing yourself. Know that with a dream, comes the means to make it come true, if you’re willing to put in the work it takes.

You Can Choose Your Mood

You can't change what has happened, but you can choose how you're going to deal with it. Only you can choose your mood, so stay positive and don't let negativity get you down. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Your Life Sucked

You said your life sucked. Now, imagine your life had ended a year ago. Think of all the amazing things that have happened this past year you would of missed out on if you weren't here. If you look beyond the hard times and see the blessing you will always be grateful for your life. 

Detach From Outcome

Live in process. Trusting where your source will take you. When you become detached from outcome, you’re allowing life to show up. 

Ask The Question What Is My Purpose

Nobody needs to ask the question what is my purpose. It will always be found in service. If you can just for one day put your attention on making life better for someone else. If you can focus on thinking like that . . . that’s how God thinks. It’s an ancient concept but its still relevant to touch someone’s life is more valuable than any amount of money.