Life is a Full Time Activity

I would like to share with you some of the things I’ve been learning over the past weeks, since my mom passed away.

Life is a preparation for death.

The more emotionally balanced and positive you are in everyday life, the more peaceful your passing will tend to be. If you change the way you live, you’ll likely change the way you die.

It’s never too early to begin to really live.

In other words, it’s never too early to prepare for your death.

If you don’t have friends and loved ones, you’ll live a lonely life, and die a lonely death.

Friends and loved ones are like a beautiful flower garden. In order for your relationships to blossom you need to cultivate and nurture those you care for, and those who care for you. You need to appreciate the positive aspects of people, rather than criticizing people’s shortcomings.

Be thankful for what you DO have, rather than dwelling on what you don’t.

The quality of your life depends on your ability to be thankful. Accept what IS taking place in your life and relationships, rather than complaining about what isn’t.

No matter what, don’t play the “If only…” game.
One of the surest ways to depress yourself, is to sit around and say “My life could have been so much better, if only I had done ‘X’ or ‘Y'”. Second guessing your life, will only lead to unhappiness.
Don’t let the mistakes you’ve made, define your life.

Do you know someone who’s gone through life without making any mistakes? I don’t think so. It’s not the mistakes you’ve made that define who you are. Rather, it’s the way you’ve reacted to the mistakes you’ve made, that defines who you are. You need to learn from your mistakes, rather than continue to relive them.
“Once a man, twice a boy.”

This is a common phrase used by those who care for the aged. Not surprisingly, many more men than women get angry and frustrated when they lose their ability to think clearly and take care of themselves. Old age often involves a return to childhood. If you’re lucky enough to have someone provide care for you, rejoice in the care and ask for help, rather than getting angry, frustrated, or depressed, when you lose your way. At some stage in your second childhood you might even need to wear diapers again. Babies aren’t ashamed to wear diapers, and you shouldn’t be either!

Every day you’re alive, is a miracle!

If you haven’t yet realized this… Hold a baby in your arms, watch young children playing, look closely at a beautiful flower, help an older person across the street, smile at someone who serves you in a store or other location, and say “Thank you” to them.

Within the next week, make sure to tell at least a half dozen people, how thankful you are to have them in your life.

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Charlie Badenhop is the originator of Seishindo, an Aikido instructor, NLP trainer, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapist. Benefit from Charlie’s thought-provoking ideas and various self-help Practices, by subscribing to his complimentary newsletter “Pure Heart, Simple Mind.”

From the bestselling Maggie Stiefvater – for teens – The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

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Everything Happens Between Your Ears Prior To Seeing It Before Your Eyes!

Think about it.

This presentation covers the number 1 motivation killer… and something very few people even realize exists in their minds…

Friction

Curious?

Go here: http://bit.ly/PYW5l8 and turn the sound on…

Make Sure Your Sound Is On

“This Unique Tool Is The Secret To Achieving
Lightning-Fast Success In Every Area Of Your
Life… And It Only Takes You Minutes To Use!”

“Nevermore” by James Patterson – enjoy beautiful banner, watch the trailer

ONE LAST CHANCE . . .

FOR MAX, FANG, AND DYLAN . . .

BEFORE IT ALL ENDS.

In the beginning, there was maximum ride …a girl. A fighter. A leader. A superhuman with a mission to save the world. She’s gone to the ends of the earth seeking her destiny. And now, the end isn’t near …it’s here.

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Expect the best

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.”

— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction 2012 – Foal’s Bread

Foal’s Bread

Gillian Mears

More than fifteen years in the making, Foal’s Bread is an exceptionally haunting novel of love and horses from one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers. 
Set in hardscrabble farming country around the show jumping circuit that flourished in Australia prior to the Second World War, Foal’s Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land. => http://bit.ly/UPiORK

Break out of your comfort zone

“You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”

— Denis Waitley

From the Pivotal Books archives – Indigo sky

The Indigo Sky

Alison Booth

It is the spring of 1961, and the sleepy little town of Jingera is at its most perfect with its clear blue skies, pounding surf and breath-taking lagoon. Yet all is not so perfect behind closed doors. => http://bit.ly/VcycJ6

Activities for kids – Spot the difference

Play “Spot the difference” and talk about fruit and vegies

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From the archives – The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer


Michael Connelly

The acclaimed thriller from the award-winning No.1 bestselling author – adapted into a major film for spring 2011
For defence attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always ticking. Operating out of the back of a Lincoln car, and with two ex-wives and dozens of guilty clients, he can’t afford to miss a trick. => http://bit.ly/iFwJ8Z