Please let your light shine and believe that YOU are destined for greater things, as too the people’s lives you continue to touch.
What if you could feel what another person is feeling. How would you treat them? What would they look like to you? What if their feelings, thoughts and pain were your own? When we look upon another as a reflection of our own soul we can show greater love and compassion, no matter what their circumstance, thoughts, or pain. After all, if you see that person as a reflection of you, wouldn’t you show yourself the same kindness, love and compassion? Or if that thought isn’t possible in your line of sight at the moment, let me put it this way. Imagine the person you love the most; whether that is your significant other, child, parent, grandparent, pet, etc. You love them unconditionally and may even smile at their little nuances that would ordinarily annoy someone else. You smile and love that person or pet anyway, and forgive them, even when they may do something that hurts. So looking at it in that situation… if you see that person in front of you as a reflection of the person or pet you love the most in the world, wouldn’t you show the same kindness, love and compassion? No situation is black and white. We are not walking in that person’s exact footprints, thus are not aware of all the reasons a person may act the way they do. Let us not judge. Please let us love others the way we love ourselves and our loved ones. Image credit: http://abstract.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/1050796/
A short video about how our attitude can make a huge difference in our life.
You may realise you have a weed when you feel discontent, or unhappiness or unease in your life. Here’s how to discover your weeds and eradicate them.
By all accounts, I shouldn’t even be alive… shouldn’t be sitting here writing this article. And I owe my life to a wonderful Australian, James Harrison. You see, before I was born my mum could not come full term with her pregnancies and it was all because of Rhesus disease (an RH blood problem – a form of severe anaemia), that results in babies dying, or having permanent brain damage or anaemia. I had heard the story all through my life of the two brothers I will never meet, had read the news clippings that my mum stuck inside my baby book about the wonder serum, and listened to what my mum had to go through to ensure I came into the world. For some reason unbeknownst to me at the time, I felt compelled to watch the current affairs program this Sunday just gone, called ‘Sunday Night’. And I was totally blown away when I started listening to the story of the Accidental Hero, James Harrison. Because here I was, some 39 years later, hearing about the story of the man who made my birth possible. Here is a true hero, dubbed the man with the golden arm For the last 56 years, James Harrison, who is now 74 and has an extremely rare blood type that has a life-saving antibody, has religiously given blood every few weeks and, in September of this year, will commemorate his 1000th blood donation. Wow! After he first started donating, it led to the development of a vaccine called Anti-D, and James was so valuable they even insured him for 1 million Australian dollars! Well, fast forward to today, and because of his generosity to donate in the first place – and be a guinea pig (for want of a better word) and keep on donating – Mr James Harrison has helped save 2.2 million babies so far; and I’m one of them Yes, I did say 2.2 MILLION. It made me cry with deep gratitude… I just couldn’t believe what I was watching – after all these years! I think God / The Universe was telling me to watch that program for some reason. So why am I telling you all of this? Because unfortunately, not enough Australians (I don’t know about other parts of the world) are donating blood each year… If it wasn’t for James Harrison, I wouldn’t be here, and 2.2 million other babies would either not be alive or suffering from brain damage or other health conditions. Just think about that for a minute. 2.2 million babies. All because one man decided to donate blood, that resulted in a vaccine to allow 2.2 million babies to live – and with healthy lives. THAT is amazing! Regardless of where you live in the world, let’s take a pledge to donate blood – even if you can only do it once; that’s okay. Once may be enough, because you may very well be saving another person’s life. I’ve never even thought about it myself until now, but I hereby say to you that I am taking the pledge. And I’ll post about it when I’ve donated Please take the time to view this 8-minute video about James Harrison. It will touch your heart. View it here: http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunday-night/video/-/watch/18731245/ My goodness, it is SO GREAT to be alive and kicking!!! PS: Please remember to take the pledge!
Please take a moment to view this short video about The Empty Suitcase Project, by Jeremy Manongdo, to help out the kids in Tanzania. Truly inspirational!
It’s true that if you want something to happen, you have to believe it first. I also believe that in order for your belief to be 100% fool-proof, one must master the art of self-movie making! If you find it hard to visualise, don’t worry; if practised every day it becomes easier – as with anything! I heard an athlete say she “pictures” herself winning. She plays the movie over and over in her mind, day after day. To her, she has already won; she just needs to “re-enact” her movie. When you tell your brain something often enough it will believe it! Self belief is the key! But, unfortunately, this can also work in the reverse. Putting yourself down, feeding yourself negative chatter or being exposed to ongoing negativity can be awfully damaging to that special person – YOU. Today, right now, why not start on your journey of being a positive self-movie maker. Just think what you could achieve! How your day can be! Now that’s something to smile about