Many people spend their lives waiting to be happy. You may say to yourself, “if only I had more money,” or “more time,” or you fill in the blank, then I would be happy. Well, here’s a secret: you can be happy right now. It’s not always easy, but you choose to be happy. In the vast majority of circumstances there’s no one who can stop you except yourself.
The truth is, happiness doesn’t come from wealth, perfect looks, or even a perfect relationship. Happiness comes from within. This is why, if you truly want to be happy, you need to work on yourself, first.
The entire world is saddened by the tragic events at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of the families affected by this senseless shooting.
All communities around the globe are impacted by events such as this as our hearts go out to everyone. I am pleased that Colorado PTA is offering resources to help. They are making their resources from National PTA available to everyone to assist parents, families, schools, and PTAs when speaking with their children about this tragedy. One specific resource is called “Discussing Hate and Violence with Your Child.” This and several other resources on violence are accessible and can be downloaded for free at PTA.org.
Colorado PTA remains committed to supporting families.
Pure love has no conditions or boundaries. Love does not restrain itself or hold back. Love gives all the time and doesn’t ask for anything in return. Love is a continuous flow without any limits. And all of this is inside you.
Just recently, Yayoi Kusama jumped off the page of a magazine and got my attention.
Kusama released Happening in 1965. Since 1967 she had a lot of happenings and fashion shows not only in New York but also in Holland and Rome. As she got more active , she was influenced by an anti-vietnam war movement and American Presidential election and social elements were added to her art. She started creating Kusama Dress and textile , which were sold at department stores and boutiques all over the United States. In 1969 she opened her own boutique.
Polka dots, the trademark of “Kusama Happening.” Red, green and yellow polka dots can be the circles representing the earth, the sun, or the moon. Their shapes and what they signify do not really matter. I paint polka dots on the bodies of people, and with those polka dots, the people will self-obliterate and return to the nature of the universe. An excerpt from “Infinity Nets,” Kusama Yayoi Autobiograph. Visit Yayoi Kusama
Which are the youngest & oldest cities in America? Find out which places topped RealAge 2012 list for staying young and which tanked.
What a surprise to discover which cities rank healthier than Denver. You’ll also be surprised to know how Denver ranked. See the full listing here.
This year, RealAge reviewed two dozen factors that influence a person’s RealAge to reveal the best places to stay young. Lifestyle choices have a big impact on a city’s age, says RealAge cofounder Michael F. Roizen, M.D. “Cities with the lowest stress are basically the youngest. Stress, smoking, diet, exercise — all four of those seem to go together.” When residents take good care of themselves, they tend to have lower rates for high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes. And that translates to a younger RealAge.
Residents of the Mile High City and its neighbor Boulder rank best in the country for optimism. They’re also third best for exercise, thanks to more than 850 miles of off-road trails for cycling, running, and hiking. All that activity helps Denver-Boulder rank as the best place to dodge cholesterol and diabetes, and second-best place for healthy blood pressure
Where does your city rank? Do you live in a city where you stay younger? Or do you live is a city where you are aging too fast? I was surprised with some of the rankings. RealAge
We can see where it has worn away even the hardest rock. You can go to the Grand Canyon and be stunned and amazed by the power of non-resistance over time. We have also seen water sweep everything before it in torrential outburst: Bridges, buildings, trees; nothing can withstand its force.
Yet, note how the great river begins. It starts as a little stream high up in the mountains, and it’s usually very crooked in the beginning. The little stream just runs over the boulders or the fallen tree. It doesn’t stop and wait for its energy or its force to build up so it can push the obstacle out of its path. It’s not interested so much in the boulder or the tree as it is about creating or getting where its current pulls it.
You and I can use this to understand how we can be non-resistant. Flow is one of the great Laws of Life.
Mary Morrissey writes a daily dream builder column…. always some interesting ideas. Think about how your business started with just an idea and with much meandering, success became a reality.