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Open, generous and connected by Seth Godin

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Open, generous and connected

Isn’t that what we seek from a co-worker, boss, friend or even a fellow conference attendee?

Open to new ideas, leaning forward, exploring the edges, impatient with the status quo… In a hurry to make something worth making.

Generous when given the opportunity (or restless to find the opportunity when not). Focused on giving people dignity, respect and the chance to speak up. Aware that the single most effective way to move forward is to help others move forward as well.

and connected. Part of the community, not apart from it. Hooked into the realities and dreams of the tribe. Able and interested in not only cheering people on, but shining a light on how they can accomplish their goals.

Paradoxically, the fancier the conference, the more fabled the people around the table, the less likely you are to find these attributes. These attributes, it turns out, have nothing to do with fame or resources. In fact, fear is the damper on all three. Fear of failure, intimacy and vulnerability. Fear closes us up, causes us to self-focus and to disconnect.

When we find our own foundation and are supported in our work by those around us, we can get back to first principles, to realizing our own dreams and making our own art by supporting others first and always.

Planting, harvesting and your fair share

When there is scarcity, we worry a lot about getting our fair share—what goes to him doesn’t go to me. The harvest becomes fraught with danger and competition.

When we worry more about planting, though, sharing the harvest gets a lot less complex.

Plant enough seeds and the scarcity eases. In fact, if you plant enough, you’ll never have to think twice about the harvesting.

The Power of Kindness "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia

Gray Lawrence

Everything comes if a man will only wait. I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will that will stake even existence for its fulfilment. Benjamin Disraeli

Be Inspired by by Regina Cates

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Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way." Eileen Caddy 1917-2006, Author

How to Make Sure Your Glass is Always Full

Regina CatesIf I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Money does not make you rich, character does. There are lots of wealthy people who are absolutely impoverished in character. You cannot buy a reputation for being a person of good character. It is earned by being a respectful, kind and responsible. You are truly wealthy when you accept the greatest legacy you will ever leave is choosing how well you live.

Be genuinely grateful for what you have in life and tearing up the list of what you do not have will be gratifying. Attitude is everything. Have an attitude of lack, and life will be a never-ending search for the next “thing” to fill the holes within your heart. An attitude of gratitude magically plugs those holes.

Treating other people as you want to be treated does not mean waiting for them to go first. Leaders lead by “being the change they want to see.” Frustration, anger and disappointment come from waiting for others to go first.

You cannot change anyone other than yourself. When you change yourself for the better, the world changes for the better because your positive actions influence those who see your behaviour. That is why changed people change people, without trying. They lead change by example.

Every soul is whole no matter how wounded the human being. No matter how low you have gone in life, there is wisdom and strength within you that will get you successfully to the other side. The key is to accept you are not your problems. YOU are bigger than any challenge you face.

Regardless of what happened to you in the past or how you were mistreated by others, what matters most is how you are treating yourself today. Hurting yourself will never get back at those who hurt you in the first place. The truth is that loving yourself is an excellent way to prove their mistreatment wrong.

Being gentle with yourself, other people and all life is one of the strongest things you do. Gentleness is not weakness. It takes great strength to have the self-control necessary to be kind.

You are going to lose a friend and you will find a new friend. You will lose a love and you will find a new love. You will lose a job and you will find a new job. You will lose a bad habit and you will find a good habit. There is gain through loss. Everything changes so don’t get stuck in the hard parts of life. Instead view the challenges as opportunities to grow and you will blossom.

It’s okay to get angry and frustrated at times. It’s not okay to make these a lifestyle. You are responsible for your own happiness. If life is not going well then it is time for you to do something about it.

Your glass will only remain half full until you realize you are the one holding the pitcher. Don’t sit around waiting for someone to rescue you. You must be your own superhero.

Gray Lawrence

"A smile is a gift for all around us, not to be kept by us; but to be given freely everyday to all you know see and pass by, No matter who or what they are feeling or look like. It is your duty your unwritten law! Your ambition for being put on this earth to make another person SMILE EVERY DAY – Gray Lawrence


    Through her Los Angeles–based company, Romancing Your Soul, Regina V. Cates, author, writer, podcaster, and positivity junkie, guides people to lead with their hearts. Regina’s longing to help others live fulfilled lives is the motivating force behind why she is known as one of the most effective self-help authors and transformational teachers of our time. Now with her bestselling book, Lead with Your Heart: Creating a Life of Love, Compassion and Purpose and massive social media following, she is touching the hearts of a world-wide audience.

    For more information, please visit RomancingYourSoul.com.

    A Positive Mental Attitude breaths life and Happiness, enjoy

    There is nothing wrong about being happy, Healthy and extremely positive it is good for you your health and other people, when they see how happy positive and friendly you are, especially strangers; talk o them even as hi or hallo works wonders fro them and you .

    Enjoy the words of famous and non famous people and picture’s that tell a story !

    Lets begin..

     1)   To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, holding infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour..William Blake

    Life is too short to be serious if you cant laugh at yourself call me and I will do it for you2)  "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." Mark Twain

    Be nice to people the world can be a difficult place and we all neeed a little help sometimes

    3)  Success is first understanding, then fulfilling the Lord’s purpose for your life.” – Jim Good

    there is a wondeful thing gold cannot buy that is a boleesing that is rare and true

    4)   The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." -William James

    All we have is all we need

    5) There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human – in not having to be just happy or just sad – in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” ―C. JoyBell C.

    And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world...

    6)   The Power of Kindness "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia

    Acting from a place of Love is a choice we get to make each day

    7)  He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses courage loses all. – Miguel de Cervantes

    Youv'e only got three choices in life

    8)  "Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free, "Tis a gift to come down where you ought to be, and when we find ourselves in the place just right ,"Twill be in the valley of love and delight – Shaker Hym

    Your life is a result of the choices you make

    9)  “You are love. Your true essence is love. Be aware that you are love in all you do, say, think, feel, smell, taste or know, and you will be happy and healthy all the days of your life.” – Margaret Ann Lembo

    Your mother is always with you she is the wisper among the leaves

    10)  "When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money… but that’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact–and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you." -Steve Jobs

    Be nice to people the world can be a difficult place and we all neeed a little help sometimes

    I hope you enjoy, finding something that is from with you, remember make what ever you feel or think worth while to you your family friends and strangers. All the love in the world is not enough unless it comes from the heart.

    Gray Lawrence

    Like you, I am a human being filled with joys, fears, frustrations, and hopes. And, like you, I want to be understood, accepted, and appreciated. — Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

    We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you. -  Jeff Warner

    If you would like more of this do let me know, all the best  Gray

    Apache Wedding Blessing – unknown

    This is beautiful to any reader no matter it be a wedding or just daily affection to each other, I love it!  I only added a little PMA..

    "To live a life you love; plan, organize, and structure your life such that each day is spent in an environment that supports your Soul Purpose." Garrett Gunderson

    Now you will fear no storms,. for each of you will be shelter to the other.       Now you will feel  no cold, for each of you will be warm to each other.           Now there is no loneliness, fro each of you is companion to each other.          You are two persons, but there is one life before  you and one at home.

    Turn together to look at the road you travelled, to reach this… the hour of your happiness.  It stretches behind you into the past.                                              Look to the future that lies ahead.  A long and winding, adventure filled road, whose every turn means discovery,  new hopes, new joys, new laughter, and a few shared tears.

    May happiness be your companion, may beauty surround you both in the journey ahead: and through all the years to come.                                         Go this day  to your dwelling place and enter into your days together.  May your day’s be good and long upon the earth.                                                      Your adventure has just begun!           Unknown.                   

     

    Gray Lawrence

    "Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." Og Mandino

    Be Inspired by Sandip Sekhon You Are Brave, Bold, Loving, Kind and Confident

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    We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce “Success isn’t something that you do on the outside; success is something that you are on the inside. The rest will follow.” ~Chuck Danes

     

    You Are Brave, Bold, Loving, Kind and Confident

     

    Sandip SekhonIf I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

    Your job, your absolute duty is to embrace every feeling that increases long-term happiness. Nothing else is more important. Once you live by this guideline, every single day will be happier than the day before you read this email. Just by reading this sentence, you have already sparked long-term positive change that will only increase as you read on and make my suggestions your own.

    From now on, in every situation, you will be brave, bold, loving, kind and confident. Take a second to reflect on each of those words and what they mean for you.

    Tell yourself everyday that you are all of that and more. Every. Single. Day. Within a week you will inhibit and exhibit each of those qualities more than you did before.

    Avoid hate and anger. If you feel them coming over you, take a deep breath and remember what you told yourself the day before. That you’re brave, bold, loving, kind and confident. Your illuminated day has no time for negative thoughts and feelings. You know these feelings. You understand them and you decide that you will only embrace positivity.

    Sure, you may slip up from time to time. But once you have taken a step back, you WILL be able to deal with any situation better with your new-found positive qualities. Embody them. Starting today, when someone describes you, they will use one of these. Hear them say it: “You’re brave, bold, loving, kind and confident”.

    These qualities will naturally take you further into your journey of inspiration, positivity and learning. By reading this, you have already shown that you are one of the few people in the world that consciously seeks improvement. Embrace that. Let it shine in your daily life.

    Continually remind yourself of what each of these words that you now embody really mean; being brave, bold, loving, kind and confident.

    Love your new suit or dress but concerned that others might not? Arouse your inner confidence and I promise you will look and feel amazing.

    Are you dealing with an unreasonable or rude client? Treat them to your endless kindness – they will have no option but to melt in your presence.

    Is your child testing your limits? Set a spectacular example of yourself by being all that you are in one go: brave, bold, loving, kind and confident.

    There’s a reason for my repetition of those words. By reading them again and again, by experiencing the emotions associated to them, you have fired the right connections in your brain so those positive feelings are stronger than when you started this email. You have just passed the first step to live a happier, more positive life. Keep going, I promise it’ll be worth it.

     

    “For the prosperous, it’s not about getting more stuff. It’s about having the freedom to make almost any decision you want.” ~T. Harv Eker

    “You enhance your chances for success when you understand that your yearning power is more important than your earning power.” ~Zig Ziglar

     

    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

    Gray Lawrence

     Independent Distributor (UW)

    "Life is the sum of all your choices" Albert Camus

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