Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Pavla's Quotable Quotes

"We are the product of all our previous choices. That can be good news or bad news. If we like where we are at, we just need to continue in the same direction. That's the good news. If we don't like where we are at, if we continue in the same direction, we will get the same bad results. That's the bad news. However, if we don't like the results, we can change direction. With a changed direction, the results also change. That's the REALLY good news."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sorry,Please Bear With Me

I'm so sorry I haven't posted for a very longtime. Actually I had a problem with my template so in trying ti sort it out, my sidebar went down which means I have to start all over again. I hope to get back on board as soon as possible.Thanks.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Inspirational Quotes

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.T.E. Lawrence

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.
Henry Ward Beecher

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

7 Gifts that Multiply Happiness

Did you know that there are gifts that will multiply your happiness when you give them away? Here are seven of those gifts. Giving these gifts will allow you to share with others your most unique treasure: your authentic self. Each gift will return to you many times. As you read about each of these gifts, think about ways that you could share that gift with someone today.
1. Share appreciation
Tell someone how much you appreciate the faith they've shown in you. Thank them sincerely for being part of your life. Tell them how much they are needed. Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times.
2. Share time
Balance your time expenditures so you can spend time with the people that you love. Support local organizations by sharing your special talents. Volunteer time for projects that benefit others in your community, country, and world.
When we slow down and observe our thoughts closely, we will sometimes uncover gifts and talents we didn't know we had. Sharing time and talents can result in discoveries that bring happiness beyond measure.
3. Share knowledge and ideas
Tell someone about a great book that you read so they can benefit from it too. Teach a new concept or idea that you' ve learned. One of the best ways to strengthen new concepts in your mind is to share them with others. The more often you share what you've learned, the stronger that information will become in your memory. Sharing knowledge also provides solutions to problems. The more knowledge we share, the more knowledge we receive in return.
4. Share friendship
Acknowledge someone's strengths. Let them know that you are willing to be there when they need you. Visit someone you haven't seen for a long time. Telephone friends or relatives who live far away. Introduce two friends who don' t know each other.Bringing one individual into another's life can result in tremendous changes for both people, and for you. We succeed with the help of others. People grow by growing together. If you'd like to have many friends, then share friendship with others generously.
5. Share kindness
Perform a random act of kindness for someone: a smile, compliment, or a favor just for fun. These will multiply and spread very rapidly. There is a powerful quote by Stephen Jay Gould who said, " The center of human nature is rooted in ten thousand ordinary acts of kindness that define our days." Kindness is priceless. The love, kindnesses, and value we have given authentically to others will be our remaining treasures at the end of life.
6. Share experience
Keep written or photo journals of your life: things you've done, places you've traveled, things you've learned. Record successes and failures. Share a happy memory. Also share the difficult times that have helped you become stronger and wiser. When shared, the value of these experiences multiplies. Our unique experiences and perceptions of life are priceless. Sharing experiences will build one of the strongest bonds with others. Our descendants can learn and benefit from our lifetime experiences for generations to come.
7. Share enthusiasm
If you are excited about a new success, tell someone. If you're ecstatic about a new project, show your glow. Your enthusiasm will inspire others to move forward with actions that bring rewarding achievements. Enthusiasm keeps us looking forward to the future. It brings many of those exciting days that we can savor with gratitude. That kind of glowing excitement for life is impossible to hide. It is contagious and will quickly spread to others.
Think about this statement by Norman MacEwan: "Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Sharing these gifts sends our thoughts on a far-reaching journey where they will touch many lives, and reconnect with our own. Would you like to receive these same life- enhancing gifts again and again? Begin multiplying your happiness by sharing one of these special gifts with someone today!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Effective Time Management

Time management is one of the hardest things to master. For some people it comes easy and for others it can be very difficult. It all matters on how motivated you are to get things done. The first step you need to take in having effective time management is setting your priorities straight. Once you know what needs to be done and how much time you have to do it, it will make the process easier. Most people know what needs to be done, but the problem comes when you need to turn your thoughts into actions. Thier are many factors that go into whether or not your thoughts will be turned into actions. It's all about economics. If I do this, will my future become easier or harder. Too many people live in the moment, thinking that some things can wait. Procrastinating usually stems from this ideology. Sometimes it is just plain laziness.Sometimes people need tools to help them manage time. Ask yourself what your tools are? Your tool may be an organizer, PDA, laptop, notebook or it may even be writing things down on your hand. Once you know what works best for you, use it! By not doing things throughout your day, you are essentially not living your life. Set goals and use your time managment skills to achieve those goals. By doing this you can achieve things you want to do with your life and you will find the life is not as hard as it may seem!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Where Is Happiness?

Do you move through life feeling everyday is the same? Like some repeated pattern that goes on and on? For some people, there's nothing new to do under the sun, and nowhere to go. Everything is just boring, boring, boring.For life to have zest, everyone needs that natural feeling of drive, anticipation, and excitement. When one does not know how to get it naturally, one may resort to vices to stimulate that sense of being fully alive, desperately trying to bring some meaning into life. But you see, happiness is within you... If you can’t satisfy your wants, then the other way to happiness is to release them. Many of our desires are misplaced. We think getting them will bring us happiness, but that is an illusion. These misplaced desires are nothing more than temporary pleasures. You don't need to satisfy your desires to be happy; you need only release them. The people who feel good everyday, without resorting to vices, have one mental characteristic in common. They have a dream, and they know what they want to achieve in life. This sense of purpose drives them; gives meaning to their existence. They have discovered their soul's calling, and are living life to the fullest by following it. This is different from those who are 'party animals', "living life to the fullest" by drowning in deafening music, and shaking till the sun rises... That's not living, that's dying. If you want to find true meaning and happiness in life, then you've got to uncover your life's purpose. For each of us has a unique destiny. A path made specially for you to walk on this journey through life. Follow it, and you arrive in paradise. Ignore it, and you continue to wander... wasting time, and life itself.By choosing to live your purpose and answer your soul’s calling, you break free from the chains of monotony, and find truth, meaning, and happiness in life.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Motivational Quotes On Conscience

"I am only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everythig, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." -Edward Everett Hale

"Do yourself a favor as you walk through life: Slow down and take the time to really see. Take a moment to see what is going on around you right now, right where you are. You may be missing something wonderful." -Michael Thomas

"The highest stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts." -Charles Darwin

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." -Thoreau