Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Bubble: Just No Letting Up ...

For the past several months since I retired, I've passed down my trusty old Perodua Kembara to Nick. There just wasn't any chemistry between him and the second-hand hatchback I bought for him ... new driver meet old car! Ever-since he had the car, he has had met with some accidents ... 2 major ones in 3 months! In the short span since we bought the car, it has spent almost half the time at the San Diego auto repair! The car's in such a bad shape now, it's close to being declared a piece of junk. Luckily it suits hubby just fine to get him to the train station daily before embarking onto the train to his workplace ... no parking risks no worries.

Now that Nick's comfortably settled into driving my car, he fusses over it like some 'little girl with her Barbie' ... ARGHHH!!! It reminds me of a friend who treats his Ford F-150 like his mistress!

My trusty Kembara has been with me for alittle more than 10 years now and I've driven without any complaints whatsoever so far. Apart from two recent fender-bender to my side and the rear that created some squeaks and clankings while driving over humps and potholes, I'm perfectly happy with it. I've tolerated the heat without any window tinting, I've enjoyed the music with the player that came with car, I've driven without any need to increase the battery size for more engine power or even the need to fix an indicator gadget to check engine light. I just don't see the necessity of all these!

Anyway, whatever he wants to do to the car that's outside the basic maintenance is going to come out from his own pockets and I've warned that he'd better check with our regular auto shop beforehand ... less he'll be taken for a ride being such a greenhorn.

There's just no letting up when the expectations are way too high!

Let's Be Thankful!

Just Laughs: I Like Your Thinking ...

A teacher asks her class, "If there are 4 birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?"

She calls on little Johnny and he replies, "None, they all fly away with the first gun shot."

The teacher replied, "The correct answer is 3, but I like your thinking."

Then Little Johnny says, "I have a question for YOU. There are three women sitting on a bench having ice cream. One is delicately licking the sides of the triple scoop of ice cream. The second is gobbling down the top and sucking the cone. The third is biting off the top of the ice cream. Which one is married?"

The teacher, blushing a great deal, replied, "Well I suppose the one that's gobbled down the top and sucked the cone." 

To which Little Johnny replied, "The correct answer is the one with the wedding ring on, but I like your thinking."

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Monday, November 29, 2010

My Bubble: Yet Another Case!!!

I had only just crossed the border into Thailand, heading for Hatyai and my handphone's been tingling with messages after messages. I knew 'twas normal since it's due to the international roaming taking effect.

Checked checked checked ... oh there were 2 missed calls. One from my son, Nick and the other is an unknown number. I tried to figure out the familiar country code on that number but what the heck ... I thought if it's of utmost urgency, the caller would be calling back soon. The caller did call back twice and both times I missed the calls again ... one while I was having my Thai massage and the other while I was making the call of nature ... haizzz, what a timing!

Not giving much thought to these calls since I do not expect any old colleagues to call from India ... yeah finally figure out the country code, the caller called back last Friday. She identified herself as Jagjit (something like that coz her accent was too strong) from Paypal. She briefed that I have 2 websites but my paypal account only incorporated one. She offered to assign an assistant to help with the integration of my paypal account for both sites. I immediately turned down her offer as I had no intention of doing so. Even if I did, I would do it myself.

On hindsight, I felt so lucky that I had immediately turn down the offer and did not verify my paypal email ID which she had quoted wrongly. First of all, the email ID she indicated had no paypal account at all and secondly, she even struggled with the pronunciation on a repeat ... there's definitely something fishy behind this!

So dear friends ... please be careful if anyone were to call you regarding your paypal account or even for the matter, whatever accounts you may have eventhough they may not be $$$ related.

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Affirmation: Accepting Abundance Now!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gratitude: Gratitude Makes Sense ...

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

I'm late today to post my weekly list of gratitude ... but it's better late than never, the first on my list for the week.

I'm grateful that 'lo kong's' pain in his shoulder has finally been diagnosed by a neurosurgeon as 'frozen shoulder'. At least now we can rest easy that it's not something serious to do with his previous back surgery and with proper consistent physiotherapy, the pain should resolve in time.

I'm grateful for the enjoyable and safe trip to Penang & Hatyai, Thailand with 'lo kong' and friends. It was a truly fun getaway despite a small glitch that's made everyone a whole lot wiser!

I am grateful for the recovery since returning from my trip and catching up on my assignments that's been sitting in my inbox during my getaway.

Cheers to you and me! Looking forward to a fulfilling and rewarding week ahead!!

Let's Be Thankful!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Law Of Attraction: Personality Development

Almost everybody has heard about The Law of Attraction. But if you haven't, it is the principle of attracting everything into your reality using the power of your mind meaning you are like a magnet, and the universe reacts through your thoughts and actions and that you are responsible for whatever events you manifest in your life. Positive attracts positive; negative attracts negative. Using the Law of Attraction seemed simple enough as long as you continue to think and do good things, you can expect good things to manifest into your reality.

However, relying on the Law of Attraction alone is not enough because you also have to make some effort to change your personality. The Law of Attraction does not give us restrictions but guidelines so that we can achieve success. The two essential developments that you need are self-discipline and self-courage because this involves patience and self-control. If you want to accomplish your goal, you have to resist temptations. You have to steer clear of your tendencies to be overpowered by your temper, and be dominated by your desire to do things "your way". For example, if you want to lose weight, you have to regulate your eating habits and start practicing moderation. If you desire success in your life, you need the patience to wait until it manifests into your reality.

Don't be afraid to take risks and don't run away from challenges because this will shape your personality and make you a better and stronger person. In every goal you set, you need to have the courage to see it through the end. Don't get distracted by your fear of failure and disappointment because you're going to attract more failure and disappointment. If you find yourself stuck in a deep pool of negativity, get up, pull yourself together, and move on but always stay positive so that you will attract positive circumstances.

If you want to accomplish your dreams, you have to face all obstacles head on. If you lack self discipline and courage, your emotions towards your goal will change. It will affect the way you think and act, thus, attracting events opposite to what you really deserve. By changing your personality, you will also change the way you think. Remember, the universe acts on cause and effect rule. Whatever circumstances you will face in the future, whether it favors you or not, you brought it upon yourself. Choose to be positive and amaze yourself with the new you.

Authored by Janet Grace Ortigas, a freelance writer and online blogger.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Janet_Grace_Ortigas

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Note Of Awareness ...

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Poetry: Rose Of Life

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just Laughs: Heat Wave

Jack was living in Arizona during a heat wave. As he got out of the shower he said to his wife:

"It's just too hot to wear clothes today honey, what do you think the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?"

"Probably that I married you for your money."

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Affirmation: I Love Being Positive!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gratitude: Expressions Of Gratitude

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Bubble: A Spanish Affair ...

Been meaning to post about our dinner at La Gomera last Saturday ... yeah, 'twas exactly a week ago ... my goodness, time really flies. So many things just seemed to get ahead of this ... haizzzzzz ...

Anyway, dear 'lo kong' spotted this advertisement in the newspapers last Saturday morning and we just jumped at it ... Spanish affair it was that evening. Where else can you find so cheap exotic dining with servings of oysters, lobsters and steaks for less than RM40 a person! Must try ... must try!!!

Three of us headed down to Neo Damansara around 7.30pm, right after sunset mass. A thought on the side, we've been missing church services quite often nowadays ... tsk tsk tsk!

Neo Damansara is a new commercial area in Damansara Perdana and is pretty easy to find based on the location map given but the restaurant is NOT!  The place's kinda deserted, right on the last block towards the last exit.  For the time being, don't waste your time parking in the basement ... you can just park right in front of Block E where the restaurant is ... we found that out after parking in B3. No proper signages to direct patrons to the restaurant either!

'Lo kong' made a reservation earlier in the afternoon just in case but when we got there, the restaurant was only HALF-FULL. We waited at the empty reception counter for a few minutes ... you'll still have to press the buzzer to be waited, else no one will attend to you. The chief waiter came and told us that our table was outdoor.  I wouldn't mind open-air dining sometimes but my mind wasn't programmed for it that night.  When I protested ... he coolly said there was no available table inside and that the empty tables had been reserved since a week ago ... HUH??? Note my underlined-bold-capitalized word?

Noticing my displeasure, he offered to check for an 'AVAILABLE TABLE' inside which of course, should be plenty 'AVAILABLE'.  Geez, for crying outloud ... there was always an empty table available whenever I walked to the buffet counters.

La Gomera is a pork-free Spanish buffet outlet, with mostly cold tapas, pinchos and salads spread over a counter, alongside hot stews, soups and deserts. We started our food adventure by piling our plates with salads before trying out their variety of stews. I was looking forward to a sumptuous paella brimming with prawns, mussels, clams and squids and I was not disappointed.  Then we had helpings and helpings of succulent oysters and freshly grilled lamb, beef, chicken, scallops, grouper and salmon.  Their spaghetti marinara and pizza were also very tantallising.  All in all, the food are nice ... not spectacular but good if you don't have too high a gastronomic expectation.

Unfortunately, our stomachs just didn't have the space to try everything.  We were already full just tasting small portions of their house specialties.  The deserts are nothing to shout for ... just some local ice-creams, cakes and juices but the biggest turn-off was the waitress manning this counter.  She just glared at everyone who approached as if we were thieves or food hoarders or something.  Anyway, the overall service wasn't good at all ... no smile, no greetings.  The waiters and cooks at the cooking counter hardly made any eye-contact, much less to give a smile and greet the patrons.   So sad, the restaurant just didn't have a friendly ambience despite its nice decor!

We finished off our dinner with cups of cappucino, white coffee and tea before calling it a night at about 10.30pm.  The eat-all-you-can Spanish buffet for the 3 of us burned a hole as big as RM115.00 in 'lo kong's pocket, after a discount of 30% of the normal price of RM49.90.

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What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

Yet another week ... just flashed by before I could even say "YUBBA DUBBA DOOOOO!!!"

If we can just maintain our enthusiasm on all the good stuff in our daily life while accepting all that are 'not-so-good-stuff' with as much tolerance that we can master ... life's a journey that's as perfect ... as peaceful ... as blissful as you want it to be.

So my dear friends, come and share my week's thanksgiving;

APPRECIATE life as it is ... VALUE it each and every second we have and BE THANKFUL for everything that has happened in our life that has brought us to this moment ... TODAY!

"I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings, the moments of peace and the flashes of anger, the compassion and the indifference, the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.  I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life." 
Jonathan Lockwood Huie ~

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Friday, November 19, 2010

My Bubble: Should I Switch Or Shouldn't???

When I first started my blog, I had a wide-eyed intention to switch it to my own domain. I even purchased one from Go Daddy and it's been 2 years since ... guess what? Nothing's been done yet to that effect ... lame lame lame ...

Anyway, together with my renewal reminder from Go Daddy, I received an article regarding the advantages of having my own domain.  It beats leaving it on blogspot which of course I have known since day one.  The biggest advantage is that it attracts more advertisers. But to have my own domain means I've got to find a reliable webhosting company and that's a real headache!

While browsing through the net, I came upon a website that gave pretty indepth reviews on the different types of webhosting plans and companies available in the market.  These plans will need a consideration of a variety of factors but most importantly for me is the budget.  I may be earning some from my blog but is it going to be sustainable for long-term, I wonder though I'm eternally hopeful.  Then again, there's the tedious task of migration and losing all that traffic I've build up so far ... urghhhhhh ...

Well, now it's back to the same old question ... should I switch or shouldn't I? Gosh ... my head's screaming headache again ... headache!!!

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Law Of Attraction: 3 Things Blocking You From Success

Everyone struggles with some aspect of the law of attraction. While every one's struggle differs everyone at some point in time passes through a series of common issues with getting the law of attraction to work.

Here are 3 of the Most Common Concerns Which May Stop Your Success with the Law of Attraction:

Not Putting all the Parts Together - Don't be fooled into believing that if you simply think positive thoughts that you will attract everything that you want. Don't get me wrong positive thinking is a key ingredient but in order to get the law of attraction to work for you there is a bit more you have to apply in order to achieve success. Knowing the full scope of the law of attraction and all its parts is like putting together a recipe for a good meal.

Understanding The Many Layers of the Mind - Few people take the time to learn how the mind works. There are many levels to the mind and each level influences your manifesting abilities. Without the full understanding you will limit your ability to achieve results. Ask yourself how much you do know about your mind power.

Not Being Consistent - Consistency is key ingredient in attracting what you want. In order to get the law of attraction to work for you, there must be nonstop focus. You must continue to generate a strong magnetic current in the direction of what you want to attract. When you stop before you reach your desires outcome you halt or even cancel out what you intended to attract.

There are many key ingredients to attracting and without knowing the parts you may very well be destroying your changes of achieving success with the law of attraction.

Authored by Chrisanthia Pierre, article cource: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Chrisanthia_Pierre. Visit her at http://www.secretplace-manifesting.com and sign up for her FREE ebook: "The 9 Things Which Block You From Attracting What You Want". It's a great guide to understanding what's needed of us.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Note Of Awareness ...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Poetry: Incomplete

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Eid al-Adha "The Festival of Sacrifice"

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Bubble: Good To Go Or Abandon Plans?

It's just another 5 more days and we'll be heading for a much excited planned holiday in Hatyai, Thailand. But, to this moment, a big question mark is still hanging in the balance ... are we good to go or we have to abandon plans?

Hatyai had been hit by its worst flood in 70 years since November 1. It had been inundated in between 2 to 3 metres of water and had been declared as a flood disaster zone. However, according to the latest news reports, the flood situation in Hatyai is getting better. Many areas are back to normal or having receded flood water. Having had experienced flooding in my own backyard during my younger days, I am aware the aftermath of floods are definitely going to be one of filth and mud. On top of that, there's the possibility of water-borne diseases. During this time, the residents will be busy with clean-ups and many who had been displaced clamoring for assistance. I'm afraid the heartbreaking sights are sure to tug at any visitors' hearts.

If the roads into Hatyai are still inaccessible by this weekend, we're likely to remain in Penang for the holiday. It'll definitely be a binging holiday for 'lo kong' and the running gang, especially since they've just completed their running feats at the Penang Bridge International Marathon the same weekend.

Anyway, good to go or change of plans, it's fine with me coz it's good enough for me just to be tagging along as a break from my self-imposed 'house arrest' ... YAY!!!

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Just Laughs: The Cat

A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store and he does a double take. He recognizes that the saucer is extremely old and very valuable, so he walks casually into the store and offers to buy the cat for two dollars.

The storeowner replies "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale."

The collector says, "Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay you twenty dollars for that cat."

And the owner says "Sold," and hands over the cat.

The collector continues, "Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. The cat's used to eat and it'll save me from having to get a dish."

And the owner says, "Sorry buddy, but that's my lucky saucer. So far this week I've sold sixty-eight cats."

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Monday, November 15, 2010

My Bubble: I've Not Outlived My Usefulness Yet!

It's a great feeling to know that I've not outlived my usefulness yet ... it's been 9 months since I've opted to free myself from the workforce but there's still so many avenues for me to contribute and earn a keep by my own rules.

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; 
the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

~ Mary Wilson Little ~

Escaping the rat race, it has turned out to be an eye-opening journey so far ... revamping my life, my ways and in particular, Myself! It's a different way of life, a different ball game ... better yet, a slow cruise I would say and I must never allow it to overwhelmed me, else I shall languish into reclusion or worst, extinction.

Everyone dreams to leave the rat race at the soonest possible opportunity but one must be mindful that leaving the workforce at a ripe retirement age is never the same as an early retirement when we're still a robust force to contribute to society. Yet, one must still dare dream and plan well for it ... b'coz with all the speed-bumps aside, retirement is fun!

Just alittle rambling on the side while on my coffee-break ...

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Affirmation: Peace & Quiet

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gratitude: We Should Dance!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

Words ... words are all I have to take your heart away!

Remember this beautiful line? Was just singing along to it as it was played over the radio.  Doesn't it melt your heart into a squeezy squashy mashed potato? But words, laid in the most sweetest encouraging manner like the above, can do wonders to make your day seem a whole lot better or take your mind off your most flustered moments. It does for me many times over, especially so when they come from friends and loved ones.

In return, I only hope to be able to do the same for anyone who seeks comfort in their dire time or anyone who seeks encouragement in the face of challenges or anyone who seeks motivation in their quests to change their outlook, their personality or their life or simply ...  anyone who cares to listen!

I am so grateful that I've been given the opportunity to help others feel happy through my spoken and written lines of words ... it's one of the greatest feelings ever because I know I've made a difference somewhere somehow.

Let's Be Thankful!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Law Of Attraction: 5 Quick Steps Will Change Your Life

Before your life can change, you must decide what you want in your life to change. The hardest part of changing anything is making the decision to change.

If your life was perfect, you wouldn't be reading this article. It is possible to start a brand-new life, right now, today. Know you have the power to create a brand-new blueprint for your life.

1. Where to start?

I recommend pencil and paper, not your computer, for real writing. When you do real writing with pencil and pad, you get clarity. Real writing brings to the surface stuff from your subconscious mind. It doesn't happen with the computer. There are electrical impulses between the brain, the arm and the pad.

-Go get a pencil and paper.
-Write down five things in your life you'd like to change.

Momentarily, you'll make a decision to change three of them. Think of this exercise as picking a building site upon which to build your custom home. You are choosing to customize your life; the building site is your inner self and you're going to create a blueprint, a plan, an outline to change three things about yourself.

2. Ben Franklin your three things

To make sure these are areas of your life you really want to change, you're going to do a Ben Franklin.

-Make two columns. In column one list all the pros of staying as you are.
-In column two list all the cons of staying as you are.
-If the column two is longer then column one then it's clear changes are necessary.

Do a Ben Franklin for each of the three things you want to change. Oh what the heck, do it for all five. If you're going to build a house on your new lot, make it a big one. Settle on the first one and change it. Then move onto the next.

3. Are you willing to pay the price for a richer fuller life?

Make a list of things you're willing to do to bring about change. Are you willing to:

A. Spend time?
B. Spend energy?
C. Exercise self-discipline?
D. Plan time for meditation and discovery of your inner self.

Are you willing to pay the asking price for this lot you've picked out? If you are, then make a commitment. In real estate, it's called making an offer. You offer earnest money and a written offer. In real life, the offer you make is to you. Make a commitment and go for it!

4. New rules come with change

You'll need to create new habits. The old habits have not been working, have they? For the next seven days focus:

A. Set aside 15 to 30 minutes every day for spiritual reading and meditation.
B. Smile and compliment one person each day.
C. Do not allow your mind to dwell on any negative thoughts.

Come on, you can do it; it's just for seven days!

Write your commitment, sign it and you're on the way. It is true that people can change easily and instantly. Focus on changing your thoughts and actions; circumstances will change automatically. Don't do it backwards!

Reward every success. You've just purchased your lot and created a blueprint for building the rest of your life. Give yourself a milk shake or at least, a pat on the back.

5. Why meditation?

Meditation is a time to listen to your inner voice, the one that tells you there's something more for you. Meditation is quiet time, free of distraction. Here's what you do:

-Get comfortable
-Make a list of things you want to do.
-Dream big.
-Stop worrying about what others think.
-Stop censoring your thoughts.
-Maintain positive thinking all day long.
-Walk, exercise, and smile.
-Focus on your goal.
-Eliminate distractions; stay the course.
-Develop the kindness habit.
-Keep it simple.
-Get up earlier.
-Simplify your life.


What do you want to be when you grow up? In order to change you have to change your thinking. Change your thinking and you change your life. Learn to day dream. Write down your dreams. Eliminate tragedy mentality. When life hands you a lemon make lemonade. Acknowledge each small success. Learn to honor yourself, make and keep appointments with your self to work on your beliefs. You must believe that you can create a blueprint for living that will change your life. You must believe that life can look like you want it to. It's your blueprint, and it's your dream home built just for you. Periodically evaluate your blueprint, tweak it when necessary.

Remember the turtle, go slow and easy. It helps to find a mentor. Find inspirational authors to read and follow. I love Emmett Fox. I always find just the right words in his writing.

Develop an attitude of gratitude and take action. Inertia doesn't create change. Accept your weak spots and build on your toughness. If you think changing is hard then it is. The end result of all your work will be Peace of Mind.

Authored by Wee Dilts, a teacher, counselor, psychologist and trainer of meta physical and life training programs. Copyright (c) 2009 Wee Dilts
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Wee_Dilts

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Note Of Awareness ...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Poetry: Risk

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Bubble: Espresso Cups Minus The Coffee ...

"Hello my dear friend, you're offering me only espresso cup minus the coffee?" ... 180 cups at that! Oooooo ... imagine having 180 shots of espresso ... I'd be an insomniac zombie for the rest of the week ... GUARANTEED!

Frankly, I would love to have a few shots of espresso right now. The brew will definitely do me good to break my current writer's block.

Being very uninspired to write anything, I forced myself to surf the internet with my eyelids pried-open with toothpicks. Unintentionally, I've stumbled onto another avenue to sell the 180 sets of espresso ware that my friend Eddie had recently acquired from one of his clients. He wanted me to find out the best avenue to sell them and my initial idea was to just place them on ebay, buy&sell or mudah. Then, as I was researching about espresso wares, I chanced upon a business directory that was created for buyers and sellers worldwide to find each other. Browsing through the list of business links, I've managed to contact several caterers who are interested to buy these cups and saucers. Now, I'll just have to work out the delivery arrangement and get Eddie to provide them with a proper quote to finalize the sale.

Hmmmmmm ... the smell of freshly brewed coffee ... I want those espresso shots for my rewards!!!

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Just Laughs: Senility Prayer

“Lord, grant me the senility to forget the people I never really liked in the first place, the fortune to meet up with the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.”

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Affirmation: I Come In Peace & With Love

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gratitude: Peace & Gratitude

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

It would be a good idea for us to count our blessings every once in awhile. Being grateful for all that we've already attained in our lives makes for happiness ... the happier we are the more abundance we'll enjoy. However, counting our blessings need not mean only for the good things in life. If we evaluate all the adversity that we've been through, there are still blessings that cannot be discounted behind those bad times.

My random list of gratitude this week are:

1. I am grateful for eye-opening situations where I've been given a heads-up to differentiate between friends and foes.

2. I am grateful for several life lessons that continually remind me to be less critical of any predicaments, persons and environment.

3. I am grateful for all the positive thoughts that I've gained through my blog and books I've read that goes a long way in promoting my inner peace.

I wished to have peace with my friends ... peace with my kins ... peace with my loved ones and most of all ... peace with myself.

Let's Be Thankful!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Law Of Attraction: Counting Your Blessings - An Attitude Of Gratitude

An excellent method for attracting good things your way is develop and practice an attitude of gratitude

Being thankful for what you have, big and small, is an important part of receiving new blessings. It is a positive energy that can set in motion the universe's law of attraction.

To the unfamiliar, the law of attraction simply is: "Like attracts like." Positive energies attract positive things, good thoughts generate good events, and so on.

Whenever you express gratitude, verbally or mentally, you send out positive energy for the universe to absorb and then return to you.

You can use the attitude of gratitude to gain more of the good things in life. This powerful attitude starts in your mind and you need to observe it regularly to reap its benefits.

Here are some ways to unleash the power of the attitude of gratitude:

Begin your day with thoughts and feelings of gratitude

As you start each day, say thank you for the positive things that you have received and for the new day that is about to unfold.

Make the attitude of gratitude a daily habit and watch the universe respond by bringing you more good things to appreciate.

Focus on what you already have

It doesn't matter whether the things you are grateful for are extraordinary ones or minor ones. What is important is that you feel good about those things.

It is possible that you may be feeling overwhelmed right now by feelings of insufficiency. When you start to notice the things that you don't have, it will help if you make a list of all thiose things for which you are thankful.

We all have something for which we are grateful. As you write those things down, you will begin to feel grateful for what you have regardless of what you lack in life. Feelings of gratitude produce positive brain signals to the universe.

In turn, the universe generates more of the positive things that you want by virtue of the law of attraction. The Law of Attraction is set in motion when those thoughts are picked up, and more just like them are returned to you.

Give thanks as though you have already received what you want

Feeling as if your wish is happening to you in the present sends a much stronger signal to the universe than simply asking for it. Being thankful now before you actually receive your wish is a powerful way for creating the feeling of "now-ness" that the law of attraction can mirror back at you.

Say thank you for the money that you receive and feel its presence in your life. Be grateful for the favorable response of a request that is yet to be acted upon and believe that it has already been granted.

Declare your gratitude with sentences that start with "I am so happy and grateful now that..." and fill in the rest with what you want.

The universe cooperates by giving you exactly what you are thankful for. Practice gratitude everyday and good things will come your way.

Authored by Kerry Anne Finch, a professional content writer and researcher. Her marketing, writing and research skills combine to present information in a way to which audiences with a broad interests can relate. Find her at http://www.kerryfinchwriting.com
Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/self-improvement-articles/count-your-blessings-the-attitude-of-gratitude-730411.html

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My Bubble: Good vs Evil

Conflicts ... they are persistent almost anytime and anywhere. Wars, fights, disputes .... sprung from the natural human condition, simply to appose for the sake of personal justification. So much so that such condition is so ever freely thematized since the earliest of time. Can the human race ever change into peace-loving people, living in harmony with one another where there will be no single war or dispute in existence?

Today is Diwali, the festival of light celebrated by Hindus all over the world. The festival features the lighting of small lamps filled with oil that signify the triumph of good over evil. While the Hindus celebrate this auspicious day in their respective traditions, it is an opportunity for many of us to reflect over this theme of 'good versus evil'.  Personally, I feel a clamoring issue is that of our unresolved inner conflict ... the "Me versus Myself" darkness within us ... a root cause to many prevailing conflicts.

Let's begin to count our blessings today in order to reconcile our inner conflicts. Adopt an attitude of gratitude in order to make peace with ourselves ... I know I certainly need to!

Let there be peace with you, let there be peace with me ... the bridge to inner peace is waiting for us.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  
~Mother Teresa

"The Bridge To Inner Peace"

Let's Be Thankful!

Happy Diwali ... The Festival Of Lights!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Note Of Awareness ...

Let's Be Thankful!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Poem: Let Peace Be With You

Let's Be Thankful!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just Laughs: Will You Marry Me?

An old fellow fell in love with a lady. He got down on his knees and told her there were two things he would like to ask her.

She replied, "OK."

He said, "Will you marry me?" 

She replied, "Yes," then asked what his second question was.

He replied, "Will you help me up?"

Let's Be Thankful!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Affirmation: I Am Happy ...

Let's Be Thankful!