When Was the Last Time?
When was the last time you smiled at a stranger?
When was the last time you really enjoyed a good meal?
When was the last time you did absolutely nothing all day and didn't feel guilty about it?
When was the last time you did something special for yourself?
When was the last time you anonymously did something nice for someone else?
When was the last time you listened without interrupting?
When was the last time you picked up the phone without looking at the caller-id?
When was the last time you took a bath without any interruptions?
When was the last time you made a child feel special?
When was the last time you paid your bills on time?
When was the last time you forgave someone?
When was the last time you confronted someone who hurt you?
When was the last time you said "I'm sorry" and meant it?
When was the last time you had gratitude?
When was the last time you liked what you saw in the mirror?
When was the last time you prayed with conviction?
When was the last time you stood up for yourself?
When was the last time you paid someone a genuine compliment?
When was the last time you avoided gossip?
When was the last time you were happy with your weight/hair/skin/clothes/job?
When was the last time you hugged your child?
When was the last time you told someone you love them?
When was the last time you silenced your inner critic?
When was the last time you focused on your strengths instead of your weaknesses?
When was the last time you did something you love?
When was the last time you took a nap in the afternoon?
When was the last time you shared in someone else's success?
When was the last time you patted yourself on the back?
When was the last time you took care of yourself?
When was the last time you had a complete physical?
When was the last time you went to the dentist?
When was the last time you took a day off from work?
When was the last time you felt satisfied with your life?
Marie Magdala Roker is a Personal Development Coach an Author of Successful Thinking for a Successful Life: How to Banish the Unhealthy Thoughts and Habits That Limit Your Success. Her Successful Thinking? Program is an affordable coaching resource that offers support and encouragement when there are roadblocks to success. You can find out more about the program at http://www.thinkandbesuccessful.com or sign up for her free Be Inspired newsletter at http://www.smartbeecoaching.com
Charge Your Imagination (2)
As year 2004 winds up and professionals and corporate bodies plot strategies for business excellence in 2005 and beyond, it is time to put their Imagination to real work. In the first part of this message, IMAGINATION, as a person, started an inspirational charge for the professional and business class on what the world of business would be like in the year 2030.He continues to speak.
Self Esteem - What It Really Is and How to Raise It
How You Can Change Your Destiny
The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state. ~James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
Why Buddhism Succeeds - The Right Thing is the Thing to do
The ongoing teachings are exemplified in an understanding and execution of two ideas, which I will briefly describe:
Thanks to Walt Disney's "The Lion King", children the world over know the Swahili expression "Hakuna Matata". It means "No Problem" and we grown-ups should use it more often.
H-U-G-S -------The More You Give----The More You Get!
How many of us couldn't use a hug on a daily basis----------well, when you get out of bed as part of your daily practice in the morning wrap your arms around yourself and just say "Good Morning----What a Great Day to be Alive!!!!"
More Than I Can Bare
One of my long time best friends called me the other night with a horrible pain in her heart. She needed someone to talk to. Rumor had it her daughter might be suicidal and she was trapped on a business trip until the next evening. Her husband was home handling the situation, but she wasn't going to be okay until she could hold her daughter close. She needed to look deep into her daughter's eyes to get a 'read' on what was really going on inside her mind. Until she could really sit down and talk to her daughter, she could at least pick my brain as to what to do. We talked a bit about when we were seventeen, and I tried to commit suicide. Now, all these years later, what could I say to my friend or to her daughter to make it all better?
Make Life Work: Repair the Relationship with Yourself
What areas of your life are working well? Career? Finances?
The Women At The Cross (Reflections On The Death And Resurrection Of Jesus)
The women at the cross. Have you ever thought about them?
There is much said in the word "integrity"! According to the Websters New Collegtiate Dictionary, it means: 1, an unimpaired condition: sound: incorruptibility: 2, firm adherence to a code of esp. moral or artistic values, undivided: completeness: syn. see honesty, unity.
Play It Forward --Living A Life Youve Always Wanted!
What would your life be like if you lived eachevent backwards? If you knew what was coming inyour life next how would you react?
He Who Laughs...Lasts---Where Has All The Laughter Gone?
I love to watch people at airports, malls and evenat our church. I wonder, what got them here? Whatattracted those two people to be together at thistime? What makes that one tick or that one overthere work so hard? And sadly, I wonder where hasall the laughter gone?
Listening to Your Heart!
Trying to predict stock price movements is necessary, of course. After all, when stock prices fall, the cost of borrowing and of issuing new equity can rise, and falling stock prices can both undercut the confidence of employees and customers and handicap mergers. Unfortunately, however, most of these predictions are no more than rough guesses, because the tools CEOs use to make them are not very accurate. Net present value (NPV) may be useful for estimating the long-term intrinsic value of shares, but it is famously unreliable for predicting their price over the next few quarters. Conversations with sample groups of investors and analysts, conducted by the company or by investment bankers, are no more reliable for gauging market reactions.
Do you ever need to have your batteries "re-charged", or you may need a boost to your self-confidence. You might be facing a very scary situation--like turning another year older with a BIG zero behind the number--and need a strong and reasurring presence.
A Prison Planet
I decreed my 'twin' into my life in early 1990. It is a story I tell in other books but I think even Edward House would have a hard time topping my gifts. She was the only woman with a brown card in California when she sat on the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Prison Reform. A brown card allows you access to all Penal System buildings. She had once been put in prison because the FBI could not catch her Mafia bosses who had duped her and many others in a Huntington Beach land fraud. She would not testify against them until they were behind bars because the Mafia goons had threatened to kill her two young daughters. It is a horror story of corrupt bureaucracy to say the least.
Care And Maintenance Of The Human Hard Drive
The human brain is very much like a hard drive. If you stop to think of it, they are both filled with billions of tiny bits of information, stored in the memory cells just waiting to be accessed. They both use electrical energy to find those bits and put them together to recreate something that we have placed there. They work on demand, and we expect them to instantly give us what we want.
Helen Keller: A Teller and a Seller
What are the odds of someone doing extraordinary things if that person lost their sight, hearing and speech at nineteen months of age? Helen Keller overcame enormous disadvantages to influence the world. Although her teacher and mentor, Anne Sullivan, achieved great results with her, ultimately, Keller's success was up to Keller.
Top Ten Ways to Retire Retirement
1. Retire the word "retirement" from your vocabulary. Look it up: it means to "withdraw" or "retreat." Words can shape reality, and it's time for this one to go. Doesn't "renaissance" or "graduation" better describe your post-career life?
I tremble at the thought that millions of people suffer enough to entertain a death wish. Perhaps it is as common a component of the psyche as suffering is a widespread phenomenon among humans. I suppose it is normally counterbalanced by the appetite for life, which joy and hope can whet, but is it ever overturned? Probably not, at least not for long, and that worries me. Could numerous instances of big-risk-taking be death-wish-related? Overeating, smoking, speeding, every human deed that is potentially lethal, including war, may be symptomatic of a death wish, all the more pernicious as it is usually denied or concealed behind other motives.
The Creative Evolution of Intellectual Properties: The Royal Critters/Whale Magic (TM) Project
Hello Creative Entrepreneurs!
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