Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2015-04 - Feel Life...

In order to feel your immense power, you must feel. Just go ahead and allow your authentic, living feelings to be, and move your life powerfully forward.

The way you feel connects you to the truth of who you are. Accept and acknowledge those feelings, and that truth becomes increasingly clear.

Instead of pushing your feelings down with judgment and fear, welcome the authentic power and truth they bring. You are here now to feel every rich and vibrant aspect of your existence.

Feel the life that is yours in each moment you live. Feel the truth, feel the positive power, and make a uniquely beautiful life with it all.

~ Ralph Marston

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

~ George S Patton

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015-03 - Love and Like...

A disciple once asked "Master, What's the difference between 'like' n 'love'?"

Buddha's responded:
"When you like a flower, you just pluck it.
But when u love a flower, u water it daily."

~ Author Unknown

Where there is love there is life.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015-02 - What love is...

It was a busy morning when an elderly gentleman arrived at 8:30 am to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry and that he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs, and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.

On examination, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures, and redressed his wound. While taking care of him, we got into conversation. I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for awhile and was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, and hadn't recognized him in five years. I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled and patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

~ Author Unknown

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015-01 - The Law of the Garbage Truck...

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!

The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!" This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck'.

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. Don't take it personally, just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.

~ Author Unknown

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

~ Henry Ford