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My wish for you

I went to Idaho for Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 29 - Dec 1 2013), and on my way back, I found a coffee cup that I really liked because of the words written on it. I almost bought it for someone who loves coffee and drinks coffee every morning, but decided not to. I took a picture of it, and thought I would build something creative with the same words to give to that person. I have been holding back on a lot of things for this person, so I wanted to give them at least this:

This is my wish for you:  Smiles when sadness intrudes Comfort on difficult days Rainbows to follow the clouds Hugs when spirits sag Sunsets to warm your heart Laughter to kiss your lips Friendships to brighten your being Beauty for your eyes to see Faith so that you can believe Confidence for when you doubt Patience to accept the truth Courage to know yourself  Love to complete your life

Why Complicate Life?

Missing somebody? ...Call 
Wanna meet up? ... Invite
Wanna be understood? ...Explain 
Have questions? ...Ask 
Don't like something? ...Say it 
Like something? ...State it 
Want something? ...Ask for it 
Love someone? ...Tell it 

We just have one life, keep it simple!

Quotes / Saying - Comforting

Again, as I am going through the anxiety of this thing I really want, I keep reminding myself of all the quotes, sayings, etc. I have learned to keep myself grounded:
Another one to remember as I am going through this phase of really wanting something and getting close to it: Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
One of the best books I have read is The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho. I also read Eleven Minutes by him. I came across a lot of good quotes from him:
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
The wise are wise only because they love.
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide wh…

Life Quote

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. -- John Lennon

Ambition Quotes

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
― Salvador Dalí

“A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
― Napoleon Bonaparte

Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
― Robert Browning

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
―  Anatole France


“Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
-- Booker T. Washington

Simple Life - Confucius

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Vince Lombardi Quotes

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”
“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
“Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?”
“Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.”
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of the…

Inspiration finds its way

In midst of a crazy day and having a sickening gut feeling about something or feeling out of balance, some random inspiration came along:

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it - William Arthur Ward

Benjamin Franklin:
"Strangers are simply friends who haven't met"

"After each storm there is a promise of a rainbow"

"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean"

"Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes of the goal"

Thank you, Murphy Printing for sending me direct mail brochure today that included the above wisdom.

The Awakening by Sonny Carroll

A time comes in your life when you finally get it... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice inside your head cries out - ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes. 

This is your awakening... You realize that it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that he is not Prince Charming and you are not Cinderella and that in the real world, there aren't always fairy tale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you and in the process, a sense of serenity is born of acceptance. 

You awaken…

Popular Sayings / Idioms

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
"Dan has asked me to go to a party with him. What if my boyfriend finds out?" Reply: "Don't go. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

A Blessing In Disguise
"My car broke down again, but maybe it was a blessing in disguise; I've been wasting too much time driving around anyway."

A Chip On Your Shoulder
"What's bothering that guy?" Answer: "Nothing; he's just got a chip on the shoulder."

A Dime A Dozen
"I don't need friends like him; they are a dime a dozen."

A Drop In The Bucket
"I'd like to do something to change the world but whatever I do seems like a drop in the bucket."

A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted
Example: "Her husband can't seem to hold onto any amount of money; he either spends it or loses it. A fool and his money are easily parted."

A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned
"I'm going to give you $20 but I want you to put …