Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas and Hope

By Lisa Nuryanti

It is Christmas. What it means can be different for eveybody. But one thing for sure is that we have hope in everything that happens in life. We have hope in this economic crisis. We have hope in our relationship. We have hope in our big, big problems. There is hope in everything.
If it is to be it is up to me! What we do with hope is our own choice. We can choose to hold it tight. We can choose to believe it. We can choose to delight in it. We can choose to share it with our loved ones. Or we can choose to deny it. We can choose to reject it. Or we can choose not to believe in hope.
Let's just open our hearts, think positively, and receive that Big Hope. Then we will see positive changes in the years to come.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Expand Your Vision of Possibilities

By Steve Brunkhorst

Imagine for a moment that you have been given this one day to live—there are no yesterdays or tomorrows. If that were true, how would you experience this day differently? What would you choose to think, see, and do?
Today truly is when life's dramas will unfold. We can learn from the past and plan for tomorrow, but we can't live in the past or future. The present moment is where we will experience life. This day is filled with tremendous possibilities for growth and achievement.
We can choose to dwell on yesterday's hurtful memories, or we can see through the eyes of a child—with newness, joy, and the thrill of adventure.
Pause today. Experience deeply all the sights and sounds around you. Allow yourself to feel each emotion that this day brings. Take a moment to relax and let your imagination flow without limitation. Allow the possibilities of this day to become clear in your mind.
Then walk through this day in keen awareness, mindful of the miracles and possibilities it offers. Today we can build new dreams and discover solutions to unsolved problems. There will be chances to see, hear, touch, taste, feel, laugh, and love that we've never had before.
Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) wisely said, "We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do."
Inside each person there are possibilities he or she has not discovered. When we rush through the day without observing our thoughts, we overlook those possibilities. Living with intentional awareness will strengthen and broaden our vision of possibilities.
This moment can be a new beginning. There will be thrilling possibilities to see if you will stop, look, and listen with your mind and heart.
To your success!

© Copyright by Steve Brunkhorst. All rights reserved worldwide. Reprinted from Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration bringing great stories, motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to help you achieve more in your personal life and career.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.

By Karen Ravn

Friday, December 12, 2008

How to delay aging

By Lisa Nuryanti

I met a beautiful lady yesterday. She was so energetic, happy, and nice. I thought she was still single. After a while I learned that she was married with two children and she was 43 years old. I thoght she was 25. So, my friend asked her about the secret of her younger look and appearance. She smiled and said:"I have only one secret. I never speak bad things, evil things nor untrue things about other people. I like to think, speak, and be positive at all times. I believe God always gives me the best."
Wow. It was amazing. She looked so young and beautiful. It all came from within. It came from the heart, the mind, and the thought.