Feel-good Friday: Value the Moment

You certainly don’t need me to tell you that living in the moment and being fully present is the key to a successful life.  brad&kiraEasy to say when your life is full and you don’t have health or money issues… but when it’s not going so well – those times when you feel hopeless and feel like you’re living in despair, broke, hungry, out of work, and can’t make ends meet or see the light at the end of the tunnel.  THINK again:

Take a moment to think about those who lost their lives in the recent Paris shooting.  Innocent victims – mostly young and just out enjoying a normal evening.  Never thinking that their lives would end…in such a barbaric manner. Think about the freedom we have and how lucky we are to have the kinds of choices available to us like we do in North America. Our world is changing and we have to adapt and get used to these new changes.  We have to remain strong and we need to prioritize.  I am as guilty as anyone for taking some things for granted and wallowing in some things I don’t have the control to change.  It doesn’t do any of us any good.  But still we do it because we’re human.  Sometimes we need a reminder.brad&kira2

Food for Thought:

The secret of health for both mind & body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly – Buddha.

Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future and not enough presence.  Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.   Eckhart Tolle

Have a lovely weekend and value all the good that you now have and try to change what is not working for you


Words – the difference between school and life

In school you’re taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.friends3

If you have learned to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret to getting along – whether it be business, family relations or life label6itself – Bernard Meltzer


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.label10


LIFE Quotes

 life1Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchilllife2

“The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

life3“No matter what the situation, remind yourself “I have a choice.” – Deepak Chopra

Taken from a store window
Taken from a store window

Quotes – the GOOD LIFE

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued – Socratesgood life

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge – Bertrand Russell

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values – Norman Thomas

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about – Rollo May

If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life – Adam Carolla

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile — Unknown

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – ― Marilyn Monroe

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – ― Mae West

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”- ― Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – ― Dr. Seuss

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.”
― Mother Teresa

Inspirational quotes on Life and LIVING

because they’re really two different things………….

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seusslife

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal. – Aleister Crowley

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away. – – shing xiong

It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.

It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone-but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be.  Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.