Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Doggone It, People Like Me!

 


What a fun book! I just stumbled upon the book "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!: Daily Affirmations" by Stuart Smalley and I LOVE the title alone!!!

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The ultimate meditation book, not to be grandiose...

Take a hilarious, healing journey with Stuart Smalley as he careens down the road to Recovery.  For one entire year Stuart recorded an affirmation a day...except when he had taken to his bed (but that's Okay)...and the result is the most entertaining and indispensable meditation book ever.

From program wisdom (Denial Ain't Just a River in Egypt!  December 1) to survival tips (When I Go Home to Visit My Family I Will Stay in a Motel! September 26) to some good sound practical advice (I am entitled to file for an Extension on my Income Taxes!  April 15th), Stuart's affirmations will empower you!

Work, Friendship, Love, Spirituality, Codependency, Self-Esteem, Acceptance...Stuart deals with it all.  And as you share his ups and downs, his triumphs and shame spirals, you will come to see the ultimate truth of Stuart's March 21st affirmation:  Today I Will Laugh--At Least Once!




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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Caterpillar to Butterfly

 

#quotes
"Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over....she became a butterfly"....

Life's woes can wrap you up and make you feel like everything is suffocating you. Think positive and persevere and you will emerge something more beautiful and stronger than you ever thought possible!




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Monday, July 29, 2013

I Would TOTALLY Buy This for a Kids Room

 


If I ever have kids I would totally buy this print for their room. In fact, I would consider getting it for my home anyway even though it doesn't match anything I have. It's a great reminder and it's a cute image and I just love the colors. It is adorable! That is all :) Happy Monday ya'll!



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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Don't Need No Rocking Chair!

 


"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere."

True story! All worry does is make you feel bad and work you up for no reason. I've definitely been guilty of worrying and it just leads to bad thoughts and actually has caused trouble in the past. Let it go. Feel positive and positive things will happen.



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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Only Positive Attitudes

 

You know those signs at bars that say "No Alcohol Beyond This Point"? I wish I had this one at my house on my front door so that any one that wanted to enter would know that only positive attitudes are allowed in my living space. There is nothing worse than negativity in the space you live because that is where we go to escape the world and the world is negative enough so I declare my home a positive only zone!!!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Make Way

 


#quotes
"You can't live in that negative way....make way for the positive day." - Bob Marley


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

About Champions

 


#quotes
"Champions are made from something. They have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Your Brain - Your Life

 

#quotes
"You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose!" -Dr. Seuss.

You don't have to lead a life you don't want to. You don't have to do things that make you unhappy. Forge your own path. Do what you want. It's up to you to choose the life you want and then go live it!!!


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NO FEAR

 
#quotes
"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
- Babe Ruth



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Monday, July 22, 2013

This is Your Life - You Only Live Once

 



This is your life. Try new things, find out what you love, and do them often. Make time for your family and good friends. Work hard. Love harder. Don't be afraid to cry or laugh. Be inspired and inspire others. Turn off the TV and go outside. Sing like no one is listening. Dance like no one is watching. Stop searching for true love. It will find you. Learn something new every day and share it with someone. Be passionate about the ones you love. Follow your dreams. Let them take you to new places. Be and individual and others will respect you for it. Introduce yourself to new people. Know your faults strive to be a little better every day. Stop worrying. Start trusting. Hang on to your past but look forward to your future. Forgive and forget. Eat, drink and be merry. Seize the moment. Travel often. Smile often. Love often. You Only Live Once.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Life is...

 

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Single Step

 


#quotes
"The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step." -Lao-tzu



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Friday, July 19, 2013

Stepping Stones

 

Have you ever heard the country music song by Lari White? It's called Stepping Stone. Welp, if you have never heard it, that's fine...My favorite part of the song is the chorus:

This ain't no stumbling block
It's just a stepping stone
I'm gonna climb right up on top
And take a good look at where I'm going
And it ain't gonna slow me down
Hold me back or turn me around (Stepping Stone)
This ain't no stumbling block (Stepping Stone)
It ain't no stumbling block (Stepping Stone)
This ain't no stumbling block
It's just a stepping stone



Brilliant! Don't let things get in your way of your dreams. They aren't going to trip you up unless you let them. Pick your self back up and use that block that tripped you as a stepping stone to the next step and keep going until you reach what you want!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stop Waiting!

 

Stop Waiting for Things to Happen - Go Out and Make Them Happen

Personally, this is something I've been struggling with for 10 years! Yep, 10 years. Not a typo...I have been wishing and hoping for soooooooo long but when you don't add action to those wishes and hopes NOTHING will happen. Now, I'm not saying to stop believing in the Law of Attraction. What I'm saying is sitting in a corner praying for things to arrive isn't the way to live your life. You still have to move forward. Motion yields things actually coming to you. Although you still shouldn't focus on the "HOW" for the things you desire to come to you, at least realizing what you want and doing SOMETHING towards it can attract those things into your life. 

Walking out of your home and doing SOMETHING allows the universe to see you are ready for action and you are ready for it to show you the "HOW". Hope this makes sense. Basically if you at least start on a journey you have the chance to change the course when the universe pulls you or signals you in a different direction, but if you just sit still you will never get anywhere.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We Shall Become What We Think

 

#quotes
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we shall become." - Buddha

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Everybody is a Genius

 



#quotes
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

― Albert Einstein 

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Monday, July 15, 2013

I WILL Be...

 


I LOVE his poster! It is a fun print, full of color and full of positive energy. Some of my favorite parts of it are that I Will Be Lucky, I Will Be Wonderful, I Will Be Successful and  I Will Be Jolly! It's all kinds of affirmations in one convenient place. So fun!!!



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Sunday, July 14, 2013

It Was Never Between You and Them Anyway

 

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

-this version is credited to Mother Teresa 




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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dare to Do Mighty Things

 

#quotes 
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt



To me this quote simply says rather than listen to what people think, do what you want. Many times people give advice on things they have never even tried (at least in my life anyway). Dare to do mighty things regardless of the opinions of others. You never know if YOU can succeed until you at least try!


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Friday, July 12, 2013

Watch Your Thoughts

 




I LOVE this!

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

Watch your words, for they become actions.

Watch your actions, for they become habits.

Watch your habits, for they become character.

Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.


How awesome is that?!?
If that doesn't make you think twice about your way of thinking, I don't know what will!



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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Only Positive Attitudes Allowed

 

If you get frustrated with pals that are being negative just happily announce that "Only Positive Attitudes Allowed in This Area". Personally, I have learned that when I am around negative thinking people I start getting all negative, so cut that crap out and be positive! If the negativity continues feel free to walk away. No sense staying when you deserve to be positive and thus happy!


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Plenty of Money THIS Month

money pile 

My affirmation for today is that I will be making $100 per day or more by the end of THIS month.

Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily. In my daily life I am attracting abundance. I am a money magnet. I always have enough and am always attracting positivity and exciting adventures. I can afford to travel and do all the things I want to do daily.

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20 Instructions for Life


Although in the year 200 this was widely touted as a list of 20 instructions for life written by the Dalai Lama, in truth it is a collection of ideas from the Life's Little Instruction Book. Regardless of where it originated, these instructions are worth reading and taking to heart. Enjoy!


1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three R’s:
-  Respect for self,
-  Respect for others and
-  Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

20. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Prosperity Game Days 135-365


I know that I'm far from the end of this game. The last day of the Prosperity Game is actually Monday, January, 27, 2014. However, I want to focus more on writing other things and have realized I'm going to continue missing posts, so here's how the rest of the money would be spent for the rest of the year...

The total income received for the rest of the year for days 135 through 365 is $57,750,000. That's a crap ton of money!!!! No one I know needs that much money. What I foresee for the rest of the days is the following....

- My husband and I have already put aside $2 million to live off of in savings bonds.
- My husband and I also purchased real estate on days 100-120 condos and small homes to rent out for investment purposes. So we can make additional money in case we want to have extra income to play with.
- We will purchase a total of $2 million in savings bonds for my mom, my dad, my father-in-law, my sister, my sister-in-law and for the possible two kids my hubby and I may one day have (That adds up to $14 million for those keeping track). That still leaves us with $43,750,000 after all of that generosity.
- With the rest of the money...we are going to spend $2,000 a day on travel seeing the world and the rest we are just going to give away on miscellaneous crowdfunding sites and to charity. That's it, that's all she wrote. We got to live out a dream life of traveling expensively for a year and we shared lots of money with strangers that wanted to live out their dreams. We spent lots of money and we have lots of savings bonds and now my husband and I and our families can live off the interest of the savings bonds we have purchased for years to come.
- The Prosperity Game was a lot of fun. It would be amazing to receive the $66,795,000 in real income that is received in the game. However, my favorite thing about this game was seeing just how little we need in reality to be happy and live out our dreams. I feel like I am more prosperous already and that I am attracting abundance and that I am in fact a money magnet.

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Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily. In my daily life I am attracting abundance. I am a money magnet. I always have enough and am always attracting positivity and exciting adventures. I can afford to travel and do all the things I want to do daily.

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What I've Learned from the Prosperity Game

money stacks 

I've once again been lacking on posting the days expenses of the Prosperity Game. I think I have figured out why. I'm only missing one thing to be at my optimal level of happiness and that is enough money to pay my bills and travel more. Throughout this game the main thing that has hit home for me is that my main goal is to have $2 million in the bank ($1 million for me and $1 million for my husband) and live off the interest for the rest of our lives. Anything beyond that would most likely be used for family and friends until he and I decide to have children. That is the only time I can foresee the need to increase that number.

With my bank offering 4% interest, we would make $80,000 per year in interest. After taxes at least $56,000 per year and for my husband and I we have determined that is plenty to live out our dreams. Sure, there may be some years we want to spend more than that amount, but that is when we would do things to make extra income to be able to do them.

I am happy as can be writing, taking pictures, exploring and sharing the things I see and hear and do. My husband loves helping people streamline their businesses, be more efficient in the things they do and enjoys programming and setting up computer networks for people.

Odds are when we get our $2 million in the bank we will continue working and money we earn will go towards gifts we couldn't buy for friends and family before, events we couldn't attend, toys we couldn't buy, but the bottom line is that even with just the bare minimum in interest we know we could live off of it.

My new goal is to find some way to make that $2 million as quickly as possible and then live off it! I want to volunteer more, goof off more, hang out more, enjoy things more and just be happy. If I write an eBook and sell it for $3.99 on Amazon I'll make about $2 off each book. So, all I need to do is sell a million copies. I already have an amazing idea that I am pretty sure would sell that many. The task at hand is not a crazy or impossible one, so I'm going to work on that.

If more money than that comes into my life, awesome. I'll think of plenty of fun ways to spend it I'm sure. I'm just happy knowing that I finally figured out the number I want to strive for now.

Thank you for the money constantly coming to me quickly and easily. In my daily life I am attracting abundance. I am a money magnet. I always have enough and am always attracting positivity and exciting adventures. I can afford to travel and do all the things I want to do daily.

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