Archive for June, 2009
You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.
You must be willing to make sacrifices.
You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.
Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.
Be confident enough that you won’t settle for a compromise just to get by.
Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.
Don’t stand in someone else’s shadow when it’s your sunlight that should lead the way.
One of my Mum’s friends told me to have one. I have a section of skin on my shins that is quite dry. I have tried many oils and creams and it has never got better. It doesn’t do anything, it just looks cracked. So this friend said you have heat under your skin. Start washing with cold water. You will get used to it and it will solve your skin problem.
So the first time was a bit hard. I went to warn to colder slowly. By the end, I thought – ok that wasnt too bad. And so slowly I have got used to it. It’s really quite refreshing – especially in this weather. It’s a nice feeling to have cold drops falling on your head. Go on…I dare you to try it. Ease yourself in slowly. You might even like it!!!
I have not noticed a difference in my skin yet but I have only been doing it for days. I would have thought it will take a while to sort out. I’ll keep you posted.
I never have felt any way about admitting how I feel about Michael Jackson – I am a true fan. So to hear the news that he passed last night was devastating. I watched as the news said he was dead, then he was not dead but in a deep coma and then 30 minutes after that report, he was actually dead. Some accuracy would have been good but then that’s the media for you. Sorry, I’m finding it hard to say anything positive about the media…as usual.
I wanted to take this opportunity to say what I want to about this. Not what I have in mind for Auranics but words I want to say. So here goes….
When I was a child going through all of my “stuff,” his music was one thing that always made me smile. His voice, his lyrics, his dance moves…everything about his excited me as a child. As I grew, my admiration for him as an Artist grew. This is what I want to focus on. He was an Artist. The only thing the world out there should have judged him for should have been his music.
Who are people to say this and that and comment on whether they agree or not with what he does. Look inside yourself first before you judge another person who 1) you have never met and 2) judge him by second hand information from the likes of the media and hearsay say.
I never believed the charges set against him and still don’t. I don’t care what anyone says but a man who wrote the lyrics to songs like Man in the Mirror, Heal The World, Lady in My Life etc could not have been capable of what he was accused of. I have no doubts in my mind. I think he got too powerful and someone somewhere thought…ok how can we bring down Michael Jackson? Oh I know, he spends lots of time with kids…yada…yada. It’s happened to others, why not him? Slander, lies, manipulation of information etc. For some people, the world is a really cruel place. People need to understand that he loved children because with kids, what you see is what you get. They are honest. Not sly, conceited, liars, money chasers and manipulators like adults. That’s why he preferred their company because they never wanted anything from him in return. With him being who he was, adults could not be trusted around him.
I don’t think we will ever know the extend of his charity work and how many lives he touched. He toured in countries no one dared to go. Politically, economically, socially unstable places were the places he went to bring the people some kind of hope. Name me anyone else who has done that to date. Lets not forget the charity concerts that he did.
I think it’s quite disgusting all of the people climbing out of the woodwork to say how great he was now that he is dead. No one stood by him when he was alive and the mud was being slung. Very few people did. People were frightened and wanted to protect their own images.
I stopped listening or watching any news associated with him years ago. I didn’t want his name in my mind to be tarnished. So I don’t really know much about him. I just know him through his music.
Even the news is annoying me…too much two faced talk of how great he was. Funny how everyone thinks now about how great he was.
Can we now just let him rest in peace. Right now, I’m watching CNN who are broadcasting the 911 call – I mean is that really necessary? Do nosy people out there really need to hear this? Isn’t the fact that he has gone enough?
I hope and pray he reaches where he is supposed to be with ease. RIP MJ. I’ll never forget you.
I came across this site Indian Child recently and really admired some of the quotes on there. I found I could really relate to these words.
Here are a few I’d like to share. For more information, take a look at their website.
Work hard at what you like to do and try to overcome all obstacles
Laugh at your mistakes and praise yourself for learning from them
Pick some flowers and appreciate the beauty of nature
Say hello to strangers and enjoy the people you know
Don’t be afraid to show your emotions laughing and crying make you feel better
Love your friends and family with your entire being they are the most important part of your life
Feel the calmness on a quiet sunny day
Find a rainbow and live your world of dreams always remember life is better than it seems
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 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’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
Appreciating Our Past
Our past is a series of lessons that advance us to higher levels of living and loving. The relationships we entered, stayed in, or ended taught us necessary lessons.
Some of us have emerged from the most painful circumstances with strong insights about who we are and what we want. Our mistakes? Necessary. Our frustrations, failures, and sometimes stumbling attempts at growth and progress? Necessary too. Each step of the way, we learned. We went through exactly the experiences we need to, to become who we are today. Each step of the way, we progressed. Is our past a mistake? No. The only mistake we can make is mistaking that for the truth.
Today, God, help me let go of negative thoughts I may be harboring about my past circumstances or relationships. I can accept, with gratitude, all that has brought me to today.