Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Frugal Living

I know this time of the year specially in holidays budget are so tight. One of the most common causes of stress is money.Finding ways to get more of your money can be a huge stress relief.So this poem is to motivate you so that you can stay cool during this time.The things to remember is the most important ingredients in your life is you, your family and friend and that you be there and available to your guest and have a nice time and for that have frugal plan and I hope if you are running short then your happiness, love and joy that you share with others will make it up. So don't be stressed!

Frugal Living -Lao Tzu
"I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility,
which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be liberal;
avoid putting yourself before others and
you can become a leader among men."

Be Happy. God Bless.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life And The Roller Coaster

I have
never figured out why people will pay thirty-six dollars to get into an amusement park so that they can rides that scare them silly and raise their stress level to the max. Yet, the amusement parks (I find the name a little strange) would go out of business if it didn't have rides that sent your stress level off the chart. We pay, and pay big, to be beat to death in a little cart dropping off a hill and flipping us upside down two or three times stopping just in time for most people to catch their stomach.

On the other hand, let some outside stress come into life, something we didn't pay for, and suddenly the world is coming to an end. Since everyone says we can't have stress, or at least not the kind we don't pay for, then we must have a fix.

"Doctor just give me a vacation, some place warm please." "Can't do that? Well -- maybe a pill? A drink?"

How come we can be so brave and tough on the roller coaster and be so whimsy and whinny when the boss wants the job done by five? Actually, I've done a done a little thinking on this matter (Some of you stop laughing right now!). I think I have come up with four simple reasons why "unpaid for" stress get us down so quickly.

First, life's stress events get us down so easily because we are not expecting them. On the roller coaster you knew when you got to the top of the hill that stress was shortly coming. No one can predict exactly when stressful event in life come but we do know they will. A life that is "prayed up" and in touch with God is prepared when those stress related moments come. God's safety straps of love help you hold on and you of his care. The closer you are to Him the easier it is to hold on.

Next, we doubt or forget the security and safety of the Lord. When some youth from my church talks me into riding one of those silly rides, I do so only because I believe that they are somewhat safe. You would never get anyone, with any sense, to ride one of those things it they thought they might really die. When life sends us through the loop, it is assuring to know God is with you all the way. We get stressed out when we forget that we can depend on the security and protection of the Lord.

Another reason the amusement ride is fun and normal everyday stress events drain us is because we lose sight of the end. No matter how high the hill, no matter how fast the ride, no matter how many loops, the roller coaster ride has the glorious end when you can stop and get out. The knowledge that there is an end has helped me through many a tough ride in life. Focus of the simple truth that what every event has an end.

Lastly, but perhaps the single greatest reason we get stressed in everyday life but survive and enjoy the stress of riding "The Wild Thing," is our mindset. We go to an amusement park with the full intention of riding the rides for the thrill of it. We make it fun (Okay some of us do). When we view life with the mindset that this is going to be fun, suddenly stressful events aren't any more that a roller coaster ride.

Hang on tight and enjoy the ride!
--- Author Unknown

Be Happy. God Bless.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Love In Your Heart

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,

A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
-Oscar Hammerstein

Be Happy. God Bless.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Special Teacher

Years ago a John Hopkin's professor gave a group of graduate students this assignment: Go to the slums. Take 200 boys, between the ages of 12 and 16, and investigate their background and environment. Then predict their chances for the future. The students, after consulting social statistics, talking to the boys, and compiling much data, concluded that 90 percent of the boys would spend some time in jail.

Twenty-five years later another group of graduate students was given the job of testing the prediction. They went back to the same area. Some of the boys - by then men - were still there, a few had died, some had moved away, but they got in touch with 180 of the original 200. They found that only four of the group had ever been sent to jail.

Why was it that these men, who had lived in a breeding place of crime, had such a surprisingly good record? The researchers were continually told: "Well, there was a teacher..." They pressed further, and found that in 75 percent of the cases it was the same woman.

The researchers went to this teacher, now living in a home for retired teachers. How had she exerted this remarkable influence over that group of children? Could she give them any reason why these boys should have remembered her? "No," she said, "no I really couldn't." And then, thinking back over the years, she said amusingly, more to herself than to her questioners: "I loved those boys..."

- Author - Bits & Pieces

Be Happy. God Bless.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nothing Is Impossible

Sometime we get to meet such inspiring people in our life who just left us breathless. Nick Vujicic is one such man of substance, who got a golden heart with full of love and compassion and face which always share a smile. We face struggle many a time , we fall and we don’t want to get up because we forget all our blessings but only remember those terrible events that happen in a moment and walk with that baggage for our whole life , shed tears …..blame God …….and say why me? But Gods world is full of His glory he always send His special child to teach us that nothing is impossible, Nick Vujicic is God special child who show us how to use the power of pain…..yes ,it’s true, to start living our dreams!

Nicholas James Vujicic was born (4 December 1982) in Brisbane, Australia with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder: limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, and legless but with two small feet, one of which has two toes.His life was filled with hardship and difficulties but this couldn’t not stop a blessed soul.
He managed to get over these hardships and, at seventeen, started his own non-profit organization Life Without Limbs then Nick graduated from university at the age of 21 with a double major in Accounting and Financial Planning. He become an international inspirational speaker, in both Christian and non-Christian venues. He regularly travels internationally to speak to Christian congregations, schools, and corporate meetings. He has spoken to over three million people so far, in over 24 countries on five continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America). Watch this inspirational video and next time you fall and feel to quit this man will not let you do so I promise.

Don't quit when the tide is lowest,
For it's just about to turn;
Don't Quit over doubts and questions,
For there's something you may learn.
Don't quit when the night is darkest,
For it's just a while 'til dawn;
Don't quit when you've run the farthest,
For the race is almost won.
Don't quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don't quit, for you're not a failure
Until you fail to try.

Be Happy. God Bless.
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