Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends

Posted Friday, November 24th, 2017. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

I am in the midst of shaking it up and changing it up but not too busy to step back and wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I know that this holiday is bigger than Christmas and Easter because is includes all religions, backgrounds, colour, creed and belief system.

It is a day to put aside differences and celebrate the common theme: GRATITUDE.

There is much to be grateful for and what I have learned is that despite things going awry in my own life for the most part my life is pretty damn good; there is always someone who is worse off than me and many far worse off than me.

I am grateful for the lives I have touched. I am working on a life skills platform to bring to our youth beginning at the early ages. I am grateful for the inspiration I get from within, universe, G-d – wherever it comes. I am not going to lie some days I question my purpose. When I can get out of my own way, my “story” and acknowledging that everything is impermanent I know that in the next second of my life I can make different choices.

I hope you take this time and evaluate the good things in your life and be grateful and thankful. Mostly I ask you to look at your incredible support system, which may include 1 or 2 people or many. I ask that you take time to look at yourself and where are you not loving and honouring yourself. Breaking habits, cycles and belief systems are not easy … but worth it.

A meaningful life is much more than material things. Of course I love them as well however they do not define me or even drive me. To me my wealth begins with the authentic friendships and relationships I have, my health, my children and family and then of course my financial abundance.

I want to wish all of you celebrating a Happy Thanksgiving and find what that truly means to you and then cherish it.

For those in other parts of the world let’s join in and be grateful and thankful for what is in our lives and know that we create our own destiny so if you and not happy with something then make the decision to bring change. You don’t have to know what that is even … just make the decision and ask G-d, universe, friends, mentors,coaches, professionals for help in this process.

All my love,

Sandra

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The days have flown and I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving weekend. I am excited for a number of reasons. First and foremost I will be spending this weekend eating… which I love and more important I will be sitting down and enjoying with some of my closest friends and family.

Even though there ares some tough things going on in my life and I know I am not alone, one thing has been made abundantly clear and that is that I am unconditionally loved and supported in ways I never knew how. I have much to be grateful for.

Even in the hard lessons and brutal truths I am grateful that I now know the truth about certain things, I also know what I need to do.

I want to thank you for I am grateful to the readers that you allow me to share my experiences, views and thoughts; I am grateful to my children, family and friends. I am grateful that I have a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes on my back and that of my kids.

I know that where ever life takes me now, I have people who truly have my back and want the best for me. And for those that might want to bring me down…. you can’t. I am too strong.

I hope when you sit down to your celebrations this weekend (Canadian Thanksgiving) you look around and smile and say, “Thank you, I am blessed”.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

All my love,

Sandra

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The Story of the Box

Posted Monday, April 12th, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

his is the story of “the box”

the story tells about a mother who punished her five year old daughter, who wasted a roll of a gold wrapping paper. At that time, money was a rare thing in their household. She got mad even more when she found out the daughter used the paper to wrap a box whe put under the Christmas tree. The next day the daughter brought the box to her mother and said mom, this is for you. The mother was embarrased about her earlier behavior, but got even madder when she opened the box and found out it was empty. Don’t you know young lady that when you give someone a gift, something has to be inside? and here you are giving an empty box? the child burst into tears and said – but mom, it’s not empty, I put a lot of kisses into the box until it was full… The mother bent on her knee, cried whole heartedly and hugged her little daughter and asked for her forgiveness. Time passed, the daughter grew up, got married and had her own home. The mother kept the box next to her bed until the day she died. Every time life got rough and she was having a hard time managing, she opened the box, picked up an imaginary kiss and remembered the love of her little girl.

Moral of the story you ask?

On some level, every one of us gets a golden box with unconditional love full of kisses inside: lovers, friends and family. No material possession is greater than that. Therefore, when we have hard moments in our lives, when it’s hard and we are sad and we think the world would be better without us, lets not forget that there are people who love us and for them we are the world and it’s not for sure that THEY will manage without us….. so remember the people who helped you when you were going through those hard times and celebrated with you when you were going through the good times

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Setting your intentions

Posted Wednesday, January 13th, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

Love yourself , set your intentions and make them a reality.  Watch this inspiring video.  If there are things that are dragging you down, let them go.  Aligned relationships will come.

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Life lessons

Posted Monday, December 28th, 2009. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

This was written by a 90 year old woman named Regina Brett of Cleveland, OH.

She wrote in The Plain Dealer newspaper the following:

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 44 lessons life taught me. It is the

most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August,

so here is the column once more:”

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it or a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ”In five years, will this matter?”.

26. Always choose life.

27. Forgive everyone everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

32. Believe in miracles.

33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

34. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now..

35. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

36. Your children get only one childhood.

37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere..

39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

41. The best is yet to come.

42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

43. Yield.

44. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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Friendship

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2009. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

I received an email that was wonderful:

I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As

I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend. I don’t chide myself

for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn’t need, but

looks so avant garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with

aging.

Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with

myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love … I will.

I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if

I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.

They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and

understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being

imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched

into deep grooves on my face.  So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don’t question myself

anymore. I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to

live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what

will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it).

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!

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GRATITUDE… I have been on twitter and facebook today and there are so many people sharing their gratitude for the people in their lives and the life that they are leading.

Gratitude is the first place to start when you want to shift something; to be grateful for where you are at — in this moment. While some many have more materially and others less, this is not what defines us. I do believe in abundance for all. For me the greatest thing to be grateful for is my free will and the right to choose the life that I want FOR ME: for myself, my family, my friends and more — all the relationships I have in my life. I know that as I learn to unconditionally love and honour me, this is mirrored in all my relationships: personal, professional, financial, health and wellness, abundance and more.

I recently had a discussion with a new friend, Vivek, and he is originally from India, from a family with very little. His path has been blessed and he was able to leave, have his education paid for from someone he has never met (done anonymously), was able to do his MBA and now he is ready to give back.

We debated about the fact that 2% (I say 1%) of the world’s population controls all the finances while the other 98/99% do not. He wants to focus shifting the paradigms of the 2%. I say it is both – The 1% need to realize that they no longer need to hoard their abundance, especially financial, and that there is enough for all. The 99% of the population need to realize that they are deserving in receiving this abundance. We all deserve food on our “table”, clean healthy water to drink and a “roof” over our head.

It still begins with gratitude…. there is so much to be grateful for — find that and cherish it. Then let us all work together, brother and sister and empower one another to be our greatest self. As we begin to find peace within, we will change the world, one person at a time.

Enjoy today!

All my love,

Sandra

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