“The grass is greenest where you water it. Successful couples have learned to resist the grass is greener myth – i.e. someone else will make me happy. They have learned to put their energy into making themselves and their marriage better.”
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Let’s be focused on how green we can make our grass!
Truly wouldn’t that be lovely? If we all focused on what we have — the wonderful family or our friends who are like family; the job, or the opportunity to explore something new; the husband or the opportunity to date and find the right person – what a joy-filled world we would have! And a joyful world starts with each one of our own little worlds. Continue reading
When we were growing up, we watched The Sound of Music, as a Thanksgiving tradition every year after dinner. We still do!
Part of it because my mom is loyal, sweet fan of Julie Andrews who plays the staring role. My mom also loves it because it is an inspiring story, and a perseverant story.
While The Sound of Music may not be mainstream today, it’s story of sticking to one’s values is timeless. If your country was taken over and your freedom was taken, you’d be perseverant to get these treasures back. We don’t take our country, culture our freedom for granted, especially when someone else tries to take it away from us.
Even more, Julie Andrews as a person faced tremendous challenges.
No matter how talented she was, she had to work so very hard and pursue relentlessly her desire to sing and act. She was unjustly looked over for critical roles that she merited from an acting perspective. And in a critical voice operation, she lost the ability to sing. Her beautiful voice was gone. She would never perform the same way again.
Yet positive Julie Andrews took up writing. She expressed her creativity through children’s books, such as The Very Fairy Princess series, which garnered rave review from Publishers Weekly, Children’s Literature,and was #1 on the New York Times best seller list.
So whatever you are facing today, pick yourself up. You might have fallen down 3x. It sounds like according to Julie you need to try another 13. Get up and let’s go! 🙂
Before you start serving, really study the community. What is it’s history? What are it’s past challenges, and strengths? Read about it, but also learn from the people. Then, you will be able to serve.
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When you build a home, you have to have a vision. A vision of what you would like to create. If you have a negative vision of your home then it certainly is not going to become a beautiful home! So we need to maintain that vision, even when the going gets rough. Even if you run out of brick. Even if the paint color didn’t match the way you wanted it to. Even if you have to fumigate! Hold the vision, and keep striving for it. Continue reading