Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Classic Pamela Positive: “A Good Time to Laugh Is Any Time You Can” – Linda Ellerbee

 

“A good time to laugh is any time you can”

– Linda Ellerbee

 

 

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Linda Ellerbee (born August 15, 1944) is an American journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including as a Washington, DC correspondent and host of the Nickelodeon network’s Nick News. Linda grew up in Texas, and attended Vanderbilt University, although she quit without graduating. At NBC, Ellerbee worked as a reporter on The Today Show. Her first anchor job was on the prime-time version of Weekend, with the sign-off phrase “And so it goes.” In 1987, Ellerbee and her life and business partner Rolfe Tessem left network news to start their own production company, producing programs including Nick News – a news program for children that received many awards. In 1992, Ellerbee was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. Since then, Ellerbee spends much of her time speaking to groups about how she fought cancer and how women need to fight not only the disease and for better medical treatments of it, but to laugh in the face of cancer as well.

 

 

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: “In India, when we meet and greet and we say ‘Namaste’, which means: I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace”

“In India, when we meet and greet and we say Namaste, which means: I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides, I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.”

 

-Ram Dass

Come down from your energy high, your doerism, your list. Your take-care-of -the-top-priorities-at-work, and get-done-with-all-your email focus. Dont go to the drycleaners or grocery store. Stop cleaning your home, pushing yourself on your career, helping your kids (for a moment), trying to have kids, networking, volunteering, or getting a match.com date.

 

Stop worrying. Stop thinking about the future.

 

 

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Stop your TV show. Your podcast. Your Spotify.

 

Just honor that other person in front of you, in a space of servitude, awe and love. The people in our lives are amazing.  Be amazed.

 

 

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Who amazes you today?

 

For me, it is my Mom, and my sister. Both great people, great moms, and shining lights of caring for others.

 


 

 

  • Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931) is an American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the seminal 1971 book Be Here Now. He is known for his personal and professional associations with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s, for his travels to India and his relationship with the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba, and for founding the charitable organizations Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation.
  • During his psychedelic research, Ram Dass traveled to India in 1967 and met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means “servant of God.”  Since 1968, Ram Dass has pursued a panoramic array of spiritual methods and practices from potent ancient wisdom traditions.  He has also practiced karma yoga or spiritual service, which opened up many other souls to their deep yet individuated spiritual practice and path.  His unique skill in getting people to cut through and feel divine love without dogma is still a positive influence on many people from all over the planet.  He now resides on Maui, where he shares his teachings through the internet and through retreats on Maui. His work continues to be a path of inspiration to his old students and friends as well as young people and newcomers.

 

Sources: Wikipedia: Ram Dass and Bio from RamDass.org

 

 

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: “Love Is a Partnership Of Two Unique People Who Bring Out the Very Best In Each Other” – Barbara Cage

 

“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”

– Barbara Cage

 

 

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It doesn’t matter whether it is marriage or not. Bring out the best in people. Our standards for marriage should be the highest we have, in how we treat people. Why not apply a “Marriage Standard,”  to all our relationships? Life is so exciting if we are in high pursuit of a lofty goal in how we treat others.

 


 

Barbara Cage is known for her quotes on love, marriage, relationships, and mothers and daughters.  Not much is known about her but what’s known is that her quotes on those topics have appeared in many publications and websites such as The Happy Wives Club. (Bio sources: Happy Wives Club: Marriage Quotes and Quotes Tree: Daughter Quotes)

The Classic Pamela Positive: “Our Doubts Are Traitors.” – William Shakespeare

 

“Our doubts are traitors.”

– William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

Don’t let doubt into for your life, for it is not a friend. He is not your companion in any way. Would you go on a special walk with Doubt in the hills? Take Doubt to lunch?  Get married to Doubt?

Then stop spending time with him  — especially in your mind.

 


 

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 [baptized] – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist and often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. His works and collaborations consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain.  His numerous works include Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juilet, and Much Ado About Nothing. To this day his works have been repeatedly adopted, rediscovered, and reinterpreted in many contexts around the world. (Bio source: Wikipedia: William Shakespeare and Quote source: Quotes on Fear and Other Profound Sayings)

The Classic Pamela Positive: “…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”

 

“…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”

 

-Proverbs 19:11 (New International Version)

 

Live in that Glory. Its an honor, a reverence for oneself and for others, to look up and over the offense. Lets not stare at it, contemplate it, look down at it in dismay.  Can you look forward rather than rehearse the past?

 

 

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It is a tough call, especially if we are hurt. But its a good principle at work and home. A beautiful standard to which we can aspire in life.

Lets move forward to whats next: There is another Act opening soon. Look forward to it!

 

 


 

 

Proverbs 19:11 is part of the Proverbs of Solomon, found in Proverbs 10-22:16.  The specific section consists of two parts: the first contrasts the wise man and the fool (or the righteous and the wicked) and the second addresses wise and foolish speech.  The Proverbs of Solomon and all other Proverbs raise questions of values, moral behavior, the meaning of life and right conduct.

Verse background source: Wikipedia: Proverbs

The Classic Pamela Positive: “I Have Learned Over The Years The Three Gs: Gratitude, God, Go Forward”

 

“I have learned over the years the Three Gs: be Grateful, Go to God and Go forward!”     

 -Grey T. Full

 

Dear Living and Giving Reader,

Let’s delve into this today, and see what it looks like! We can’t miss with being grateful, and let’s start there.

 

 

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Be Grateful.

This can be big things like the wonderful relationship with your parents, your husband or your sweet kitten who is a solace for you at night. Or, it might be “thank you for this nice flight”, “thank you for the peaceful drive”, “thank you that the sun is shining.”

The important thing is to find something. Everyone can find something for which to be grateful. If you need help, call me and we can go through your life and find the good. You’ll be amazed at the list!

 

 

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Go to God.   

 

There is a power. There is a power watching over the world, watching over you, and helping move things forward.

You are not alone. Someone watches over you and loves you! Believe it now. Invest in Him/Her now, so that your life is supported by this Loving Strength and Wisdom.

Go Forward!  

 

With Gratitude and God on your side, you need to Go Forward. Take that next step.

 

 

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You will get closer to your destiny and closer to your goals. Most importantly, you’ll get closer to the loves of your life, whether it’s finding a loving job, a loving husband or wife, or a peaceful neighborhood. You should be living in

Love in all facets of your life.

 

“I have learned over the years the Three Gs: be Grateful, Go to God and Go forward!”

 

 -Grey T. Full

 

You can do this today. You can do this every day.

 

 

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Build a habit of

Gratitude, God and Going Forward.

I’m Grateful For You and Looking Forward to Hearing About Your Progress!

Pamela

 

Citations:
Fig. 1: Photo by Brigitte Tohm on Unsplash
Fig. 2: Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash
Fig. 3: Photo by Lindsay Henwood on Unsplash
Fig. 4: Photo by Emma Matthews on Unsplash

The Classic Pamela Positive: The Right Timing In Your Life: What We Can Learn from Japan’s Edo Era

 

During the Edo era in Japan (1603-1868), the only wood they’d use from the forest was if a branch had fallen from a tree.  In the same way, we don’t pick fruit before it’s ripe.

We don’t wrench the immature tomato from the vine.  When it is the right time, you’ll find it almost drops off naturally in your hand.

 

 

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Perhaps then, the message for us in present-day is, don’t cut down the wood until the tree is ready to release its branch. Perhaps all the wood we need will fall naturally and offer itself to you. This will be right timing for the tree as well as your needs.

Is there an area you are pushing for, that is perhaps unripe? Perhaps it’s time to gently let it go. We can let right timing lead, delivering the gift to you and everyone, at its specially appointed time.

Let’s enjoy the gifts, events and happenstances which are given naturally to us.