Category Archives: Reflect & Inspire

Happy Shopping

Refuse, refuse, refuse. Then reduce, reuse, and recycle (and only in that order).       – Bea Johnson

When you do your Christmas shopping consider “waste”. Does the person really need or want the gift you are planning to buy? May be giving your own time (baby sitting, personal shopper, helping with a certain project etc.) or buying gift certificates for services (spa, house cleaning, yoga lessons etc.) are better ideas.

Before buying always think: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle.

Why Gratitude Is Good

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, very interesting article about the effect of gratitude on one’s well-being. Please take some time and read it.

So, let’s say some sincere Thanks tomorrow (and throughout the year) …

… and then eat, drink and be merry among friends and family   🙂

 

 

Wisdom of a 100-Year-Old Marathoner

The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.     – Fauja Singh  

The full story about Fauja Singh can be found on Daily Good.org –  very inspiring.                                                           HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Start Where You Are

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

             – Arthur Ashe-

I really like this quote, it’s encouraging and loving.

Next time when you can’t shake the feeling that you have lost control (and seem to drown in mess) think of this quote.  Don’t be so hard on yourself.  Stop and relax.  Think of yourself first, do something good for yourself  – can be as simple as a good cup of tea or maybe some deep breathing at the open window.

And then start where you are and do what you can.

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.”              

– David Starr Jordan –