“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend—that would be giving as the angels give.” – George MacDonald
With a New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, but here are 5 ways you can change yourself and the world around you without having a gym membership or a diet:
1. Gratitude – Everyone likes to feel appreciated for what they do. Pay it forward by expressing your thanks to those around you; don’t forget the people in service industries, like restaurants, retail chains, auto shops, and coffee houses. A simple and genuine “thank you” goes a lot further than you think. Continue Reading This Post »
Need a little motivational pick me up for the soul? Try these quick quotes on for size. Quotes don’t need to be very long to inspire you; some of the shortest quotes pack the most punch.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry Stanley Haskins
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale
“An unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.
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“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Feeling burned out with the holiday hustle and bustle? Try these ways to recharge your batteries….
Create Your Own Spa Day – When you’re pressed on time and money, create your own spa environment to relax in. Pamper yourself with a bubble bath, a homemade facial, and aromatherapy. Your muscles and mind will begin to unwind with a nice long hour to yourself in the bathtub. Continue Reading This Post »