Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Friends are golden rays of sunlight when we need warmth, the cool comfort of shade when we need rest, the silver path of the moon glow when we feel lost and need to find our way in this world. The gift of your friendship is more precious to me than any words could say.
Posted by Kaoru at 10:39:00 AM
Failure keeps you grounded, success keeps you alert, but only faith and determination keeps you going. So stay focused, and celebrate your efforts, not your outcomes. Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what gives life meaning. Remember that the opposite of failing is not succeeding; the opposite of failing is trying.
Posted by Kaoru at 10:38:00 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
When you are happy and satisfied with yourself personally, you act in kind, happy and loving ways toward the people around you. Because you are comfortable inside, no matter how negative people might act toward you at times, you stay calm and collected, responding out of love and confidence to their behavior – for that is who you are on the inside, and you give out that which is within.
Posted by Kaoru at 8:44:00 AM
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Want what you have: Imagine in your mind the idea of losing your loved ones, being homeless, and being ripped away from the comfort of life’s luxuries. Do this routinely and you will suddenly feel a sense of happiness when you realize you have more than enough.
Your strength lies in your ability to be okay with your weaknesses: We don’t have to be ashamed of our weaknesses. We’re human we all have them. When you simply accept that you have weaknesses, you can stop spending so much energy trying to hide them.
Posted by Kaoru at 11:07:00 AM
Whenever you’re about to start something new, whether it’s a diet you've abandoned a dozen times, a new job, or a new relationship, practice letting go of the past as often as you can. Breathe out the past before you go to bed, and then when you wake up in the morning, pledge your day to stay in the moment as often as possible.
Posted by Kaoru at 11:06:00 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
If you give your best performance today and try your best that is sometimes all you have to hold onto when life comes to a screeching halt. For instance when you find out you have a terminal disease, have a life altering accident that will end in your demise or lose a loved one, you will feel grief. In the midst of your grief you can find some peace in knowing that for at least today you gave your best performance.
Posted by Kaoru at 1:30:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
We are born into a vast room, whose walls consist of a thousand doors of possibility. Each door is flung open to the world outside, and the room is filled with light and noise. We close some of the doors deliberately, sometimes with fear, sometimes with calm certainty. Others seem to close by themselves, some so quietly that we do not even notice.
Posted by Kaoru at 12:38:00 PM
When we are looking for someone to love, we do so with images of perfection in our mind. They are true, beautiful, and good. But when we decide to love someone, we do so by embracing all their imperfections, knowing that we too, need to be embraced despite our own flaws.
Posted by Kaoru at 12:36:00 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013
When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for a reason you need them to be.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Life taught me to never judge when I am mad, when I am angry. But it’s human nature to lose one’s cool, to blow one’s top, to throw one’s temper out the window, to simmer in anger and to spew venom in vain. Hold it! Maturity is the mother of tact, of control, of diplomacy. And maturity means counting from one to 100 before speaking with a livid tongue. By the time you reach counting up to 77, 88 or 99, you have already realized that getting angry is punishing yourself for the mistakes of others.
Posted by Kaoru at 5:36:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013
The most boring word in any language is “I”. It’s wonderful to be self-confident and self-sufficient, however, it’s not all about you. There is nothing more monotonous than hearing someone talk about themselves and their accomplishments endlessly. Being self-centered is not the same as having self-confidence.
Posted by Kaoru at 10:59:00 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Before you give up think about how unfortunate it would be if the results you have worked to achieve required just a bit more additional effort. How disheartening would it be if the train you’ve been waiting for arrived five minutes after you walked out of the station? Not only does success require diligent effort, it requires persistence and patience.
Posted by Kaoru at 7:44:00 PM
The worst loneliness – the kind you can’t escape – is when you are uncomfortable with yourself. If you feel lonely when you’re alone, it’s time to start loving yourself more. You YOURSELF, as much as anybody in this entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Posted by Kaoru at 7:42:00 PM
Personal transformation and growth can be remarkably rewarding, but only when the process of change is based on honesty and truth. When you’re not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life, any attempt at transformation eventually leads to anger and frustration. The truth always creeps back up on you, does not cease to exist when you ignore it.
Posted by Kaoru at 7:39:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Smile at people who look like they are having a rough day. Be kind to them. Kindness is the only investment that never fails. And wherever there is a human being, there's an opportunity for kindness. Learn to give, even if it's just a smile, not because you have to much but because you understand there are so many others who feel like they have nothing at all.
Posted by Kaoru at 9:42:00 AM
Monday, March 11, 2013
Make everything you touch better. Improve everything you touch; make every relationship you are a part of better. Find the good everywhere and be the source of good everywhere. Be optimistic, encouraging and supportive. Don’t just talk about being better – DO IT!
Posted by Kaoru at 4:09:00 PM
Know who you are and be true to it – no matter what. You are each born with intrinsic greatness – gifts – that are unique to you. You should avidly discover and live these gifts – and be proud of what makes you, you. Learn to listen to and trust your own voice more than the voices of others. Stand for what you believe. Be courageous. And always allow others to be true to who they are.
Posted by Kaoru at 4:07:00 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
You don’t need a ton of resources to see your dream come to fruition. You just need a vision and the willingness to work hard. Remember that some of the most successful companies started in the basements, so don’t discount your idea just because you don’t know how to implement it yet.
Posted by Kaoru at 10:09:00 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Being spiritual doesn’t mean being religious or following someone else’s ideals, it means to believe in the goodness in the World. It means to love and have faith in all of nature. Life is beautiful and we should appreciate nature in its entire splendor. When we unravel the beauty in nature, we reveal beauty in ourselves.
Posted by Kaoru at 9:45:00 AM
Monday, March 4, 2013
You create your surroundings with your thoughts and attitude. You focus and see only the beauty and perfection that surrounds yourself. You live in a beautiful, peaceful, loving and abundant world. All your thoughts and words are positive. Your attitude and demeanor is always joyful, giving and harmonious. Your intelligence and creativity are infinite, Your potential immeasurable and my success endless. You have it all!
Posted by Kaoru at 7:57:00 AM