Quote from John Lennon

Posted Monday, October 31st, 2011. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down, happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.”

John Lennon

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My Aunt Died Yesterday at 6:30am

Posted Friday, November 19th, 2010. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

November has been a weird month for many … I am not sure how you are feeling. I know of so many people who have a family member who is really sick or has experienced a serious health issue. In the last few weeks as I have been reconnecting with people for our Aviva Community Fund contest – yes still going strong – I am asking how their family is and they are telling me of a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, parent and so on that is really sick; sick to the point of dying.

My aunt decided two weeks ago that she no longer wanted to live the way she was and took herself off meds that were really just keeping her at a mediocre state. I remember going in to see her and talking to her that when she is ready she will go to a better place. She cried and said she wanted to go now. I told her that she will go when she is ready (spiritually, emotionally and physically) and that for now to sleep and just allow people to come by and say good-bye. From the time of her decision to the time of her death it was very short. I went to see her the day before she passed away and she was in this semi-comatose state however I know she can hear me. I sat with her for a short while for I wanted her to sleep. She kept trying to talk and because her lungs were filled with mucus it was difficult so I told her not to talk. I did ask if she is ready to go and if so then it is her time. Her son stayed with her overnight and that morning, 6:30am she passed on.

I have a number of friends who have a heightened psychic abilities (we all have psychic abilities) and they have told me her mother, my grandmother, helped her pass over and that she is much happier. That makes me feel good.

I will touch on this topic next week as we are about to go into the U.S. Thanksgiving — and with all that seems wrong in our world, there is still a lot to be grateful for.

With so many people “checking out” of this human world, I ask that those of us who remain, continue to be in the moment, trust and know that we are meant to be happy, healthy, peaceful, and abundant in all areas of life. It really comes down to a state of mind. If you can learn to be in the moment then you are not concerned with what has passed, for you cannot change it, and you don’t have to worry about what will be – just enjoy the PRESENT of life and be present in all that you, feel and be.

Have a wonderful weekend.

All my love,

Sandra

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The Dash is how we choose to spend our life. A person may live from 1980 – 2010 and it is the dash that represents our day to day life. Here is an inspirational movie called The Dash.

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The Absolute

Posted Thursday, September 30th, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

The Absolute

Two guarantees

Life given

Life taken

The moving of a soul for centuries an end leaving traces of essence to pick up and start again

Having a duty

Having a dream to sustain the vessel chosen

Understanding limitations to surpass only to complete what is and will be

All the in-between time filled with desires only understood by self and made clear to those to intersect the life path

Returning the favor of life to self recovering from the strain of pain aimed to the soul surviving for centuries damaged for one life time

Leaving behind worldly possessions with a satisfaction of a job well done

Soaring through clouds in absolution of life

posted by Hillis Pugh

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What is good about you?

Posted Wednesday, July 7th, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

What is good about you?

Neale Donald Walsch
a message from Neale Donald Walsch
Sunday, 13 June, 2010

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Part 5 – Celebration…

Once I was able to forgive myself and accept myself, I was ready to take the last step to self-friendship: celebration of myself. And once I was able to celebrate myself, I was at last able to celebrate others. Especially those closest to me.

I had come full circle. For it was through celebration of them to begin with that I fell in love with them. Then, if I wasn’t careful, I loved them to death. The parts of them that I so loved and so admired and to which I was so attracted, died in my arms as I smothered them with expectations and demands and requirements to be this way, and not that; to do it the right way and not the wrong way; to be perfect, thank you, by my lights, not by theirs…

These were requirements that I would never place on my friends. That is why someone very, very close to me once said to me, “You treat your friends better than you treat me. You talk to them nicer. You respond to them with more patience. You accept them with more grace. I want to be one of your friends. To hell with being lovers!”

As I said, that stung me. And rightly it should have. I was guilty on all counts. But I don’t feel “guilty” anymore. I have regrets, but no more guilt. I have forgiven myself. I have accepted myself. And now, I am celebrating myself.

I am a wonderful person. I am generous and caring and deeply compassionate; I am helpful and assisting and wonderfully supportive; I am wise and insightful and emotionally intelligent; I am clever and bright and refreshingly stimulating; I am forgiving and accepting and consistently patient; I am exciting and inspiring and terrifically creative; I am easy going and adaptive and remarkably adjustable; I am loving and embracing and caringly present. I uplift people! I give people back to themselves!

These things are true about me, and more. And only when I can see the best of me can I see the best in you. It is that simple. I must stop “making wrong at every turn” the person closest to me—which isme.
Then I can stop making wrong at every turn the person who is next closest to me—which is the wonderful human being across the pillow.

I can celebrate you again! I can not only love you, but fall in love with you again, as if I was meeting you for the first time. As if I didn’t have all my “stuff” about me in the way of you.

I think that everyone should make a list, should write a paragraph about themselves, as I did above. Then we can celebrate life. We can celebrate the wonder and the goodness in all of us. And then we can treat our closest one and our family as we would treat our best friends. For they are our best friends, accepting us for who we are more than anyone else in the world.

Be friends today. Let’s all just…be friends.

Love and Hugs,
Neale.

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Live life to the fullest

Posted Monday, July 5th, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | 3 Comments

Dogs know ….

This really is  a great   story!

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Lucky Dog….

Anyone who has pets will really like this. You’ll like it even if you don’t

and you may even decide you need one!

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named ‘Lucky.’

Lucky was a real character.

Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they
would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open
because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy.
Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.

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Mary or Jim would go to Lucky’s toy box in the basement and there

the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky’s other favorite toys.

Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very

particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer.

Something told her she was going to die of this disease……in fact;

she was just sure it was fatal.

She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders.

The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky.

A thought struck her….what would happen to Lucky? Although the

three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary’s dog through and through.

If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won’t understand

that I didn’t want to leave him! The thought made her sadder

than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors

had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks.

Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little

dog just drooped, whining and miserable.

Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she

arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn’t even make

it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable

on the couch and left her to nap..

Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn’t come to her when she called.

It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.

When Mary woke for a second she couldn’t understand what was wrong.

She couldn’t move her head and her body felt heavy and hot.

But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem.

She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned!

While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to

the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life.

He had covered her with his love.

Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again,

walking further and further together every day. It’s been 12 years

now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky. He still steals treasures

and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains

his greatest treasure.

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Remember…..live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a

blessing from God. And never forget….the people who make

a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials,

the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.

If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours!

Live simply.. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God .

A small request

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.

Dear God, I pray for the cure of cancer.

Amen

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All Things that proceed from you, return to you

Posted Friday, June 25th, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

All Things that Proceed from You, Return to You

So there is no need to worry about what you are going to ‘get back’.

There is only a need to worry about you are to ‘give out’.

Life is about creating the highest quality giving, not the highest quality getting.

Today, what you call ‘success’ in your culture is measured largely by how much you ‘get’,

by how much honor and money and power and possession you amass.

In the New Culture ‘success’ will be measured by how much you cause others to amass.

The irony will be that the more you cause others to amass, the more you will amass, effortlessly.

In the future economy, you will not do things for personal profit,

but for personal growth, which will be your profit.

Yet ‘profit’ in the material terms will come to you

as you become a bigger and grander version of Who You Really Are.

In those days and times, using force to coerce someone to give you something because

they ‘said’ that they would will seem very primitive to you.

If another person does not keep an agreement you will simply allow them to walk their path,

make their choices, and create their own experience of themselves.

And whatever they have not given you, you will not miss,

for you will know that there is ‘more where that came from’ –

and that they are not your source of that, but you are.

Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations with God


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Last Dance Poem

Posted Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.  She wants to see how many people get her poem.   It is quite the poem.   Please pass it on.  This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital.

It was sent by a medical doctor – Make sure to read what is in the closing statement  AFTER THE POEM.

SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids

On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a

butterfly’s erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the

fading night?

You better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day

On the fly?

When you ask How are you?

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done

Do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores

Running through your head?

You’d better slow down

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,

We’ll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,

Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,

Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time

To call and say,’Hi’

You’d better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won’t last..

When you run so fast to get somewhere

You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift….

Thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

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Dear All:

PLEASE share this to everyone you know –

even to those you don’t know! It is the request of a special girl who will soon leave this world due to cancer.

This young girl has 6 months left to live,

and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest, since she never will.

She’ll never make it to prom, graduate from high school,

or get married and have a family of her own.

PLEASE SHARE THIS AS A LAST REQUEST.

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Life Lessons from Charlie Chaplin

Posted Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

Life Lessons from Charlie Chaplin

A friend of mine, Kerstin, sent this to me. It’s the speech that Charlie Chaplin gave on his 70th birthday. I found it beautiful and ever so true.

As I Began to Love Myself

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering

are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.

Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY.”

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody

As I try to force my desires on this person,

even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it,

and even though this person was me.

Today I call it “RESPECT.”

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,

and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.

Today I call it “Maturity,”

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,

I am in the right place at the right time,

and everything happens at the exactly right moment.

So I could be calm.

Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE.”

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,

and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.

Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do

and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.

Today I call it “SIMPLICITY.”

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health—

food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself.

At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.

Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF,”

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right,

and ever since I was wrong less of the time.

Today I discovered that is “MODESTY.”

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future.

Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.

Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT,”

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me

and it can make me sick.

But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.

Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART.”

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems

with ourselves or others.

Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.

Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

Please pass this onto your friends and family. This is a special reminder of what life is trying to teach us, what it’s really about, what we eventually all come to learn. Be gentle on yourself and light on life. No more disapproval of self. It’s the biggest obstacle to your dreams. Doing so, you’ll be able to access all that happiness and joy that is just below that inner critical voice.

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Daily Quote

Posted Monday, February 22nd, 2010. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

Here is a wonderful quote about life experiences, I found from Abraham Hicks…

There is not something you’re supposed to do. There’s not something that you should do. There is only that which you are inspired to do. And how do you get inspired except by the contrast? It’s the life experience that gives you the idea of the desire, and then as you focus upon the desire, the Energy flows.

— Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, April 14th, 1998

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