Sunday, 6 July 2014

Finding grace when they’re driving you crazy

I’ve been thinking a lot about grace this week, and the sure threads of redemption that bind our tattered stories together.
Things go around and come around and never, ever run in a straight line. We hurt one another because of our own embroiled bitterness, insecurity and pain. When bad things happen we blame karma, and we often pray people get what they deserve.

So many of us pretend we’re okay when we’re really just experts at holding grudges, and we secretly harbor ill will.

And though this life is never simple, and certainly never pain free, despite karma or consequence it always works right in the end. Complex and complicated, damaged and torn we stand.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Source: HighExistence

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It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a best idea. In fact, if you’re reasonably intelligent, you’ll quickly realize its not the most efficient way to support yourself long term. There are far better ways to make a living than selling your time to a job.

Here are some reasons you should do everything in your power to avoid getting a job:

10 ways to be happier

Don't delay and start today.
A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered window of a New York City bus, I saw that the years were slipping by.

“What do I want from life?” I asked myself. “Well…I want to be happy.” I had many reasons to be happy: My husband was the tall, dark, handsome love of my life; we had two delightful girls; I was a writer, living in my favorite city. I had friends; I had my health; I didn’t have to color my hair. But too often I sniped at my husband or the drugstore clerk. I felt dejected after even a minor professional setback. I lost my temper easily. Is that how a happy person would act?

I decided on the spot to begin a systematic study of happiness. (A little intense, I know. But that’s the kind of thing that appeals to me.) In the end, I spent a year test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and tips from popular culture. If I followed all the advice, I wanted to know, would it work?

Well, the year is over, and I can say: It did. I made myself happier. And along the way I learned a lot about how to be happier. Here are those lessons. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

20 THINGS TO STOP LETTING PEOPLE DO TO YOU

my magic life, girl, wind, nature
By Marc and Angel
It’s time to…
1. Stop letting people drag you into needless arguments. – Never waste your time trying to explain yourself to people who have proven that they are committed to misunderstanding you.  And don’t define your intelligence or self-worth by the number of arguments you have won, but by the number of times you have said, “This needless nonsense is not worth my time!”

Friday, 30 May 2014

18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You

18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You
Live by choice, not by chance.  Make changes, not excuses.  Be motivated, not manipulated.  Work to excel, not compete.  Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.