Archives for the day of: February 17, 2011

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.

And, there on television, she said it was ‘exciting…’
Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day…..like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:

‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’

‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.’

‘I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.’

‘I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life.’

‘I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.’

‘I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back…’

‘I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.’

‘I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.’

‘I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back…’

‘I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.’

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’

Please send this to five phenomenal women today… and back to me if you think i’m one also.

If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another woman’s self-esteem.

If you don’t….the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles!

Believe me, I didn’t take any chances on MY elastic breaking…..
I share it to a lot of special women I care for.

Air Plane Hostess vs Funny Drunk French Traveller

Life Is Short

Don’t sell your soul, life, and time for money for too long of a period. Don’t let little things get in your way of what you really want to do with your life. Stop making excuses about why you can’t do something. If you really want something, you got to go and get it. Let go of your “should’s” and make your dreams a “must”. Until you do that, your dreams will stay just that, a dream and won’t become reality.

Life is to be experience and enjoyed. Life is not meant to be spent doing something you don’t want to do your whole life. Plan out your life so that you can soon do what you want, and work because you want to not because you have to, that is, if you even decide to work.

Everyone is looking for one thing in life: Happiness. So why is it that most people want to cling to things that make them unhappy? The answer is FEAR. Fear of losing that sense of security, which for most of us, is a false sense of security.

Because life is short, you need to quit doing what the average person does or you will end up living a life that average people live. Be a kid again and dream big. Don’t let the limitations of your income bring your dreams down. Plan your life in a way that will let you experience those dreams. By doing so you will inspire those around you.

Don’t get caught up in making a living instead of designing your life. Don’t be one of those people who wake up one day when they’re old and say to themselves “what happened to my life?” Letting the little things in life get in the way of big things in life is foolish.

You’re probably thinking one of three things at this point (that is if you’ve read this far). One is “life is short, blah blah blah, easy for this guy to say, he doesn’t know me, he doesn’t know how complicated and hard my life is”. Two: “Eh, I’m cool where I am right now, I might not being living my dreams, but I’m comfortable”. Three: “I understand where he’s getting at, but even if I wanted to live out my dreams, I wouldn’t know where to start”.

1. Whatever you’re facing or going through, there are millions of people who have it worse than you. Stop complaining about circumstances. Circumstances happen to everyone, it’s what you do about it that matters. If you keep complaining, you will only end up living a life worth complaining about.

2. Being in the middle is probably the worse place to be. You’re not living the life you want to live but your life is not bad enough for you to do anything about it. This is where most dreams are destroyed and lives are ruined. We get comfortable. We start rationalizing “it’s not that bad, I have it better than a lot of the people I know”.

If you want to be average, keep rationalizing. If you want to live your dreams, be honest with yourself. Don’t be like the dog that whines because he’s lying on a nail but doesn’t do anything about it because it doesn’t hurt enough. Jump on that damn nail as hard as you can so that it will wake you up and get you moving towards the life you really want to live.

3. Everything starts with you. For things to change, you must change. As long as you have strong enough reasons why you MUST live the life you dream of, the “how-to” will eventually come to you. That determination and undeniable belief that you WILL live your dreams will soon attract people into your life who can help you get to where you want to be. Start surrounding yourself with people who will encourage you and who can see you for who you can become instead of just who you are today.

Negative people are energy drainers, dream stealers, life destroyers and you should get as far away from them as possible. Your life will never far exceed the expectations from your peer group. Want to know how your life will turn out, look at your friends. If you don’t like what you see, get new friends.

In closing, never forget that life is short. Tomorrow was never promised. No one ever said you will still be alive 5 years from now, or even 3 months from now. The more time you spend on doing things you don’t like, the less time you will have doing the things you enjoy. What ever it is you want to do in life, start today, don’t delay, make a plan and start right now!

December 27, 2010
Christmas across the globe
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/12/christmas_across_the_globe.html


An Iraqi Christian girl attends a Christmas mass at Chaldean Catholic church in Amman, Jordan on December 22, 2010. Thousands of Iraqi Christians fled to neighbouring Jordan following a spate of bombings that targeted churches in Iraqi cities in the past few years. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)


A worshiper stands beneath a painting of baby Jesus in the Grotto, where Christians believe Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, during her visit to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas December 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad) #


A Hindu man has his forehand painted with a message in Hindi “Happy Christmas” on the river banks of the Ganges river on the eve of Christmas, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad on December 24, 2010. (REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash) #


U.S. military personnel from 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrate ahead of Christmas eve, at a military base in Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad on December 24, 2010. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash) #


Pope Benedict XVI holds a candle from his private window, during the unveiling ceremony of the crib in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, on December 24, 2010. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images) #


A man cleans a statue of Jesus Christ on the roof of a church during Christmas, at Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on December 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma) #


Members of the Berlin Seals (Berliner Seehunde) swimming club take a dip in icy Orankesee lake during their traditional Christmas Day ice swim on December 25, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Club members claim a brief dip inthe chilly waters is healthy and improves blood circulation in the body. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) #


A man holds a candle in prayer during a Christmas mass in the golden-domed Alexander Nevsky cathedral in central Sofia, Bulgaria on December 25, 2010. Bulgaria, unlike some other fellow Orthodox countries, celebrates Christmas on December 25. (NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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Christian pilgrims pray in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, on Christmas Eve December 24, 2010. (REUTERS/Darren Whiteside) #


Residents of the village of Remedios, 350 Km east of Havana, Cuba, watch fireworks during the traditional “Parrandas” celebration early on the morning of December 25, 2010. Upon the arrival of socialism in Cuba, Christmas celebrations were substituted by the “Parrandas” (Partying) during which the revellers enjoy fireworks and parades of “carrozas” (floats) until the morning. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images) #


Dressed as Santa Claus, Einar Sveinsson of Iceland comforts patient Hasel Sanchez at the emergency room of the Benjamin Bloom Children’s Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Romero) #


Palestinian Christian men attend the Christmas day service at the Catholic church in the West Bank village of Zababdah near the northern city of Jenin on December 25, 2010. (SAIF DAHLAH/AFP/Getty Images) #


A young southern Sudanese woman looks into St. Teresa’s Cathedral, where Christmas mass is being held, in Juba, Sudan on December 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #


Nepalese Christians attend Christmas Eve mass at The Catholic Assumption Church in Lalitpur on the outskirts of Kathamandu, Nepal on December 24, 2010. Less than one percent of the 27 million population in the largely Hindu Himalayan nation are Christian. (PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images) #


Cardinal Roger Mahony leads Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images) #


Santa Claus distributes sweets to children on the occasion of Christmas, at the hotel Le Meridien in New Delhi, India on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Christians in India make up just over 2 percent of its 1 billion population. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi) #


Eight-year-old Michael Hill, of Davenport, Iowa, sits down after Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images) #


Franky Lewis from Bondi heads out for a surf at Bondi Beach on December 25, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Don Arnold/Getty Images) #


A child dressed as Santa Claus walks during morning Christmas service at a church in Jammu, India on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) #


A Christmas tree floats along the Yenisei River as members of a local winter swimmers’ club take part in a fancy-dress bathing performance to celebrate the upcoming New Year, with the air temperature at around -21 degrees Celsius (- 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on December 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) #


Pakistani Christian women pray during the midnight Christmas service at the Catholic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) #


Catholic worshipers leave the St. Esprit Church after a midnight Christmas Mass in Harbiye, downtown Istanbul, Turkey, on December 25, 2010. (MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images) #


A man walks past the Bishop’s House lit with Christmas decorations in Washington, D.C. on December 25, 2010. The display of thousands of lights adorned the Tudor-style mini castle and grounds occupied by the leader of the D.C.-based United House of Prayer for All People. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) #


Philippine National Police investigators inspect the damage to the Sacred Heart Catholic chapel following an explosion during a Christmas Day Mass Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 on the volatile island of Jolo, Sulu province in the southern Philippines. A bomb exploded during Christmas Day Mass at this chapel inside a police camp, wounding a priest and 10 churchgoers, officials said Saturday. The improvised explosive device was hidden in a ventilation window close to the ceiling of the chapel, which is located inside a police camp in Jolo town on Jolo Island, a stronghold of al-Qaida-linked militants, Sulu provincial police said. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan) #


Myanmar Christians pray as they celebrate Christmas at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) #


Homeless people attend a Christmas mass celebrated in a bus in Nice, southeastern France on December 25 2010. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard) #


A stuffed animal lies in the mud next to a Christmas tree after flooding December 23, 2010 in Highland, California. Residents throughout southern California were hit hard by storms this week, with one of the hardest hit being Highland with several homes flooded. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images) #


Actors recreate the Nativity scene at a church of Mother Mary Queen of Peace in Lodz, Poland on December 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta) #


A man dressed as Santa Claus gives presents to the homeless during a Christmas dinner prior to a mass inside a bus, in Nice, southeastern France, December 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard) #


An Iraqi child sits playing during the Christmas day service at the Syriac Catholic Church of Our Lady of Deliverance/Salvation (Sayidat al-Nejat), in central Baghdad, on December 25, 2010, two months after a violent attack on worshippers in which 46 people were killed in a hostage situation in the church. (SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images) #


Indonesian children dressed in Santa Claus costumes sing along to Christmas carols in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Supri) #


A tourist in a Mrs. Claus t-shirt poses for a photo in front of a Christmas tree which she decorated on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) #


South Sudanese gather following the Christmas service at the Juba Catholic Cathedral, in the southern Sudan’s capital city on December 25, 2010, in what may be their last Christmas in a unified Sudan. A referendum for southern independence will be held on January 9 and probably lead to the partition of this nation the largest on the African continent. (Trevor Snapp/AFP/Getty Images) #


Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim, center, leads the traditional Christmas Mass at the golden-domed Alexander Nevsky cathedral in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria on Saturday Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo / Valentina Petrova) #


A homeless child holds a candle during a street Christmas celebration at Dom Pedro Park in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 24, 2010. The event was organized by the charitable organisation Alianca da Misericordia. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce) #