Daily Archives: June 9, 2012

Introducing Louise L. Hay

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Louise L. Hay has written many books on Positive thinking and living. She is a worldwide known writer and speaker. I wanted to share her books and ideas with you!

Changing your thought pattern, believing in yourself, loving yourself and changing your attitudes will make your life positive and happy. It really works! Just reading doesn’t make a difference, apply her philosophy to your life. It helps you dealing better with stress, anger and the ups and downs in your life.

We only have one life, make it a good one!

Life is here to enjoy.

I have read her book “You can heal your life” and bought affirmation cards, her calendar, power thoughts and “Heart Thoughts”.

“Heart thoughts” is the most beautiful book I have ever seen, each page differently beautifully crafted, colourful, heart warming, you want to look in it again and again!

Excerpts from Heart Thoughts:

In order to change your life outside, you must change inside. The moment you are willing to change, it is amazing how the universe begins to help you. It brings you what you need.

What is important in this moment is what you are choosing to think, believe and say right now. These thoughts and words will create your future. Your thoughts form the experiences of tomorrow, next week, next month and next year.

Quotes from positive thinking affirmations:

The key to happiness is realizing that it is not what happens to you that matters, but it’s how you choose to respond.

You don’t have to let what others say affect you negatively. Others may say the words, but you choose your attitude!

Small summary from “You can heal your life”:

Yourself: If you are unhappy with your life and yourself, and you are willing to do some changes then this book is for you. Awareness is the first step to healing or changing. Your mind is a tool, use it to your advantage. Do mental house cleaning – out with negative thoughts and in with positive ones instead. Start loving yourself. You are unique, amazing and valued, don’t put yourself down, but love yourself as you are, feel good about yourself, enjoy looking at yourself. Train your mind, you are in control of your current thoughts, if you don’t like them, change them. Daily affirmations help, repeat them in the mornings, evenings and start believing them. Like: You are wonderful and I love you. This is one of the best days in my life. Whatever you need will come to you. I deserve the best and I accept the best now.

Past: don’t let the past hold you back. The past is gone, it cannot be changed, you learnt from it, but it is past. You live today and for the future. Release feelings of guilt, revenge and practice forgiveness.

Prosperity: You deserve to prosper, enjoy when friends invite you, accept compliments, don’t turn them down. Enjoy paying your bills, stop worrying about the money. If you pay with joy you open the free flowing channel of abundance. Treat your money as a friend, not as something you wad up and crush into your pocket. The universe is lavish and abundant and it is your right to be supplied with everything you need. Rejoice in others good fortune, open your arms and be receptive to all what the universe has to give you.

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Your financial life is like a garden. If you tend a garden carefully it’s going to be a lot more beautiful than if you simply water it half heartedly now and then. Suze Orman

If you want money in your life, then you must welcome it be open to it, and treat it with respect. Your beliefs and your attitudes are what make you feel rich and free to trust yourself, knowing that you will always take the right actions with your money. Suze Orman

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About Louise L. Hay:

She was born in Los Angeles to a poor mother who remarried Louise’s violent stepfather. With 5 she was raped by a neighbour, at 15 she dropped out of  school, became pregnant and with 16 gave up her newborn baby girl to be adopted.  In 1954 she married an English business man, who left her after 14 years of marriage for another woman.

She then found the church of religious Science that taught her the power of thought! She studied different authors who claimed that positive thinking could change people’s material circumstances and that the body can be healed through positive thinking. She became a popular speaker in the church and started counselling clients. This then blossomed into a career.

In 1977/78 Louise found she had cervical cancer and came to the conclusion that by holding on to her resentment for her childhood abuse and rape she had contributed to its onset. She reported how she had refused conventional treatment and put her philosophies into practice and began a regime of forgiveness, coupled with therapy, nutrition, reflexology physiotherapy and occasional enemas.  Within 6 month she was healed of cancer.

In 1976 she wrote her first book: “Heal your body”, to discuss the connection between mind and body. Followed by “You can heal your life” in 1984. These books became bestsellers. Through Louise’s healing techniques and positive philosophy, millions have learned how to create more of what they want in their lives, including more wellness in their bodies, minds and spirits, how to love themselves and healing their lives. In it, Louise explains how our beliefs and ideas about ourselves are often the cause of our emotional problems and physical maladies and how, by using certain tools, we can change our thinking and our lives for the better.

Louise now heads Hay House, a successful publishing company. What began as a small venture in the living room of her home has turned into a prosperous corporation that has sold millions of books and tapes worldwide.

Now in her 80’s she is still travelling and enjoys painting, gardening and dancing at her home in San Diego, California. (Excerpts from her website)

The above mentioned books can be bought from Amazon.

Music – Life’s Medicine

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Music – life’s medicine

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Music is like medicine, it can make you feel better, it can have healing attributes, makes you feel happy, and altogether life seems better. Music can take to different heights, let your imagination go and you are one with it, so close your eyes and let the music flow through you.

Here some very interesting quotations, so true!

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul” – Plato
“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” – Frank Zappa
 
“Without music, life is a journey through a desert. ” – Pat Conroy
 

“Music is Love in search of a word.” Sidney Lanier

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.

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A to Z of positive quotes

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A to Z of positive quotes

Enjoy reading and let them guide you through your day! Make it a happy day!

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Life is a gift – we are surrounded by such unbelievable beauty. Life is enigmatic. Life is delicate. Life is painful. Life is inspiring. Life is love. Life is the tears we shed in joy and in sorrow. Life is magical. Life is the greatest gift. (Thomas Bergersen – Gift of life – Illusions)
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Always believe in YOU. Listen to your heart.
Trust your instincts. Know you CAN.
See your own strengths. Dream it~dare it.
DO what you are afraid of. Keep the faith.
Follow your vision. Remember ANYTHING is possible if only you believe.

 Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.

COMMUNICATION is the lifeline of any relationship. When you stop communicating, you start losing your valuable relationship.

 Don’t dwell on memories that hold you down, hold on to thoughts that pulls you up.

 Even if there’s no one who understands what you are going through this moment, NEVER GIVE UP.

 Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.

 Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience, sacrifice and two people who really want to be together.

 Hold on to things that make you happy and let go of things that make you sad! Life gets better when you’re around the right people.

It doesn’t matter where you come from, only matters where you’re going.

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can’t change.
Letting go doesn’t mean you’re giving up, it means you’re moving on.

 Mistakes are meant for learning not repeating.

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Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.

One of the ways you can improve and enhance your personal happiness is by working on all of the things in your life or things you would like to add to your life that make you happy. The best way to do this is by making a list and then one by one enhancing the happiness that you get from each one.

 Past mistakes should teach you to create a wonderful future; not cause you to be afraid of it.

 REMEMBER; When something unpleasant happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.

 Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

 The best feeling in the world is when you cheer someone up, when your smile brought a smile to someone’s face. A smile costs nothing but it could be exactly what that someone needed at the time. May you freely give away your beautiful happy smiles! I’m giving you mine for a start… 🙂

 When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius

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SMILE

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SMILE

 

Definition:

A Smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth.  The simple can also be found around the eyes (Duchenne Smiling).  Among humans it is an expression denoting pleasure, joy, happiness or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it is known as a grimace. (Wikipedia)

Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race or religion

Smiling is not a pre-laughing device and is a common pattern for paving the way to laughter;

Smiling Quotes

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.  Charles Gordy

Everyone smiles in the same language.

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.  Lee Mildon

Wear a smile – one size fits all.

You’re never fully dressed without a smile.  Martin Charnin

A smile can brighten the darkest day.

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa

Smile – It’s the second best you can do with your lips.

Smiling is my favourite exercise.

A smile is something you can’t give away; it always comes back to you.

It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body… the heart.

I hope this all makes you smile!

Have a great day!

KINDNESS

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Kindness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behaviour, pleasant disposition and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions. (Wikipedia)

Did you ever notice these days that everybody is in a hurry?  In the car, people hoot the tooters when you don’t go the split second when the lights turn green.  Yes everybody has a busy schedule with work, children, shopping and all other things life throws at you. But that is not an excuse for ignoring kindness. Kindness makes life happier for everybody.

Kindness spreads, be kind to someone and they will be kind to others, because it is a wonderful warm feeling, when you experience kindness from others.

 

Why don’t you try to let the person behind you in the checkout queue go in front as they have less items than you. You can make someone very happy with just this little gesture.

Kind Ideas:

  • Tell someone that they are valued and amazing!  A compliment…A simple and sincere, “You look great in red,””You did a super job, “Or “That was a wonderful meal” can make some one’s day.
  • Smile at someone!
  •  Listen to someone attentively. No interrupting, no daydreaming,
  • No planning your response, no advising. Just listening.
  • Write a traditional letter, a nice postcard to someone or just a written note…It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or a brief, handwritten note which may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
  • The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone. Really, it’s not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.
  •  Every day, go out of your way to make someone’s day. Appreciate, encourage, do something nice and kind.

 


Quotes:

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa

A kind word is like a Spring day.  ~Russian Proverb

 

We live in a society where the little things we do often get overlooked and it has a way of making us believe that those things don’t matter. They do. Compassion, understanding, small acts of kindness, or a willingness to simply reach out to others in any way can all make a huge difference.

1. Kindness. Be kind to every person they meet because you never know what someone else could be going through

2. Thoughtfulness. Taking the time to let someone know that you’re thinking about them can bring light to their life whenever they may have trouble finding it.

3. Attention. You can make a difference in someone’s life or simply make someone’s day by listening to them with an open mind and an open heart

4. Gratitude. If someone means a lot to you or has made some sort of positive difference in your life, it is so important to tell them. Tell them today

5. Vulnerability. This is a huge connecting factor. Relationships can start by being open and honest, being comfortable enough to show who you really are.

Tell a loved one, that you love them.

Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and handholds, Let these small actions demonstrate the LOVE you have for family and friends.

Laughter…Share jokes. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.

 

What are you?

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FOR FUN::SHARE::LOOK UP YOUR BIRTHDAY AND SEE WHAT YOU ARE…

January 01 – 09 ~ Dog
January 10 – 24 ~ Mouse
January 25 – 31 ~ Lion

February 01 – 05 ~ Cat
February 06 – 14 ~ Dove
February 15 – 21 ~ Turtle
February 22 – 28 ~ Panther

March 01 – 12 ~ Monkey
March 13 – 15 ~ Lion
March 16 – 23 ~ Mouse
March 24 – 31 ~ Cat

April 01 – 03 ~ Dog
April 04 – 14 ~ Panther
April 15 – 26 ~ Mouse
April 27 – 30 ~ Turtle

May 01 – 13 ~ Monkey
May 14 – 21 ~ Dove
May 22 – 31 ~ Lion

June 01 – 03 ~ Mouse
June 04 – 14 ~ Turtle
June 15 – 20 ~ Dog
June 21 – 24 ~ Monkey
June 25 – 30 ~ Cat

July 01 – 09 ~ Mouse
July 10 – 15 ~ Dog
July 16 – 26 ~ Dove
July 27 – 31 ~ Cat

August 01 – 15 ~ Monkey
August 16 – 25 ~ Mouse
August 26 – 31 ~ Turtle

September 01 – 14 ~ Dove
September 15 – 27 ~ Cat
September 28 – 30 ~ Dog

October 01 – 15 ~ Monkey
October 16 – 27 ~ Turtle
October 28 – 31 ~ Panther

November 01 – 16 ~ Lion
November 17 – 30 ~ Cat

December 01 – 16 ~ Dog
December 17 – 25 ~ Monkey
December 26 – 31 ~ Dove

If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified.

If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together’s. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!

If you are a Lion: Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!

If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you’re cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You’re a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don’t like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.

If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn’t like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one’s back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys.

If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love….

If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situation and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you.

If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are!