Think You’re Too Old? Watch This!

Elisabeth Kirkby, 93, has just about done it all. She was a soap star in the 1970’s hit TV show, Number 96. She then became a member of Parliament for the Democrats and received the Order of Australia medal. Today she’s become the country’s oldest PhD. 

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What an inspiration!

story and video credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Which Do You Usually Choose?

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It’s always your choice!

Enjoy.

Some people encounter unexpected conditions and call them problems. Others label them as challenges. And some, consider them opportunities. Which do you usually choose?  —Paul Mark Sutherland

The Curtain Is Up

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Enjoy …your performance today!

Life is not a dress rehearsal. The curtain is up and you are on, so get out there and give it your best shot.

graphic credit: “This Girl Means Business” Magazine

It’s Your Wonderful Life

Do you remember in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” how George Bailey wished for, and then was granted, the opportunity to see what life would be like in his town if he had never been born? He got to see how the lives of people he had known turned out without any interaction with, or knowledge of, him. Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you were one of those people–but in your present life? Who are the people who have made a big difference in your life? What would your life be like today had you never meet them?

And how about on the flip-side, what impact have you had on the lives of others? Hard to tell, isn’t it? I think a lot of people tend to underestimate the impact they have on others–especially the positive impact.

Thanks to the folks at “Funders and Founders,” we can get a peek at this impact. Here is an infographic they created that attempts to count the number of people whose lives may be different because of us.

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HERE is the link to their original article.

Enjoy …and why not give start something today!

 

infographic credit: Funders and Founders

Magical Who?

MAGICAL ME

I was born a magical kid.
I once stood out among my friends.
I once was playful.
I once could think and act fast.

I once was proud of who I was
and it showed in my smile.
I was energetic
and laughed easily and often.

Over time I believed that I needed
to fit in to be liked by others.
Over time I believed that I needed to dim my inner light to be accepted by others who have lost contact
with their own magical self.

Now what and who I have turned into? 
I am consumed by shame, guilt,
grief and sorrow.
I walk lifelessly with a bent frame.
I carry lots of baggage
keeping me from playing.

Instead of hearing my childhood laughter and enthusiasm
I hear myself saying…
“Oh no,” “I can’t,” ”I don’t wanna.”
I speak with a soft voice
so I do not offend anyone
or attract attention to myself.

Today, I resurrect my real self!
Today, I walk through the seemingly long illusion of pleasing others.

I now use my strong voice
to define my boundaries.
I now use a strong voice
to express my truth.

I now take pride
in my laughter and playfulness.
I now have dropped
the heavy baggage.

I now stand tall and bright.

Welcome to wise, curious,
playful, magical me.

   Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat 

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.Also by S. Hojat: “Inner Healing”

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Photot credit: DECODIR

Thank You Backwards

BE THANKFUL

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

                                                                                —Author Unknown

Helping Yourself While Helping Others

The Many Benefits Of Volunteering

“In today’s busy society, it can be hard to think about finding time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous, both to you, your family, and the community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering and tips on finding the right place for you.”

The paragraph that you just read is from the website HelpGuide.org, a very informative, valuable, and insightful site. If you agree that volunteering provides us many benefits, or if you’d like to find out if that is true, you might want to read the entire article.

INCLUDED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE:

  • Volunteering connects you to others
  • Volunteering is good for mind and body
  • Volunteering can advance your career
  • Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment
  • How to find the right opportunity
  • Getting the most out of volunteering
  • Related articles and references

Click HERE to read the entire article.

Enjoy!

photo credit: AscensionDigital/FreeDigitalPhotos