There’s something I needed to be reminded of today: Simple? Yes. Easy to do? Not always.
Kindness has been my personal response to terror. My wife, Shoshana, was murdered by a suicide bomber. She was one of over 100 victims that were killed or injured on August 9, 2001 at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem. Sometimes I wonder whether telling my story can really help others.
Angry people often complain that they are not happy. Everything seems to go wrong. The world is an opponent, and life is an uphill battle. Much of this unhappy reality is symptomatic of choices angry people automatically yet actively make - without thought, and without awareness of an underlying mind-set. Happiness is kept at bay because less important things get in the way. Consider an argument with a loved one.
post written by: Marc Email Sometimes you have to die a little on the inside first in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger, smarter version of yourself. Nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, someone they need, or something they thought was meant to be. But it is these losses that make us stronger and eventually move us toward future opportunities for growth and happiness. Over the past five years Angel and I have dealt with several hardships, including the sudden death of a sibling, the loss of a best friend to illness, betrayal from a business partner, and an unexpected (breadwinning) employment layoff.
Image by mathias-erhart ( license ). Note: This is a guest post by Michael Miles of Effortless Abundance . Elizabeth Kubler-Ross was a Swiss born psychiatrist who spent much of her career writing and speaking about illness, death and dying.
When was the last time we said, "I love you" and really meant it? In our bustling, day to day lives, we tend to forget what's important. Here is a little reminder... "Love makes us do things we never dreamed possible." Love and Light, Serenity ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dust if you must. But wouldn't it be better to paint a picture, or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant a seed. Ponder the difference between want and need. Dust if you must. But there is not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb! Music to hear, and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.
This page is a 'door' leading you to other pages of stories, prayers, poetry, thoughts and even URLs of nice home pages. Take your pick and enjoy. I'd love to know what you think of them - you can write me either by e-mail , through my guest book or through the contact form on the main site. If you have any nice thoughts you think would rest peacefully here send them on to me by e-mail and I'll include them if I can. My favourites are The Lodger, The Praying Hands, The Tiny Foot, The Tree and the web sites - Nine Months A-growing and Art of Egg Carving
We offer this eclectic collection of prayers for your inspiration. Prayers for All Buddhist Prayers Native American Prayers African American Prayers Prayers for All For Unity of Faiths
Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts I’ll be doing as part of a partnership with Microsoft and Office Web Apps. Over the next two weeks, I’ll cover everything a budding entrepreneur needs to turn an idea into an enchanting investment opportunity—from the perfect pitch to a killer business plan to financial forecasts. I’m going to start with a little dissertation on creating effective PowerPoint pitches for your company. I embedded the sample deck for you to click through by using the PowerPoint Web App. When you’re ready to get started, you can download the deck from my public SkyDrive folder and use it as the starting point for your own perfect pitch. Enjoy!
It's one of the fundamental goals of most human beings: becoming and staying happy. Happiness is a feeling, a state of mind; it's something you create in your own brain. Over the years I've watched various friends search tirelessly for happiness by changing jobs, moving to new cities, pursuing intimate relationships, buying fancy cars and/or expensive boats, and tweaking all sorts of other external factors in their lives. And guess what? They are still unhappy!
Of the Five Principles, Takata-sensei held Gratitude to be the most important... SOME OF MY FAVOURITE QUOTES ON GRATITUDE: (Just for today, I am Grateful that others have phrased their feelings and thoughts on Gratitude so eloquently.) "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
Please welcome Tara, our second guest blogger for our special Kind Kindred guest blogging feature! I met Tara online through Handmade in Pa last summer, right before she took over Scoutie Girl - it's been such a pleasure getting to know her through her blog , it's definitely a daily read of mine! I'm so excited to have her here on Kind Over Matter today sharing part of her story! Enjoy! xoxo - Amanda