I know I didn't write for a while, but I really missed it... I was trying to find my calling...Many people work just because of money and wait for a weekend to come, so they can do things that they love.
Do you feel tired of your job?
You can't wait 'till the end of the day so you can go home?
Then you should consider to find TRUE YOU
start making money by following your heart!
So why not make money from the things that you love and work in your niche? It can be hard but its totally worth it! Look at this train, he had a dream and by reaching one step at a time he MADE his dream come true! I know you CAN do it as well!
Just start from these simple steps (it may take couple of minutes):
- Do I love my job? (be honest to yourself! A hint is, if you wait for a weekend to start then most likely you don't like what you do)
- What do I like to do? (my hobbies, things that I regularly do for pleasure) And how can I make it profitable?
- Imagine your ideal working day! When you want to wake up, what you are doing, don't limit yourself)
And now try this practice:
Imagine you are already very very very rich, you have every single thing you wanted, you have been all over the world, you have a happy family, where no one has to worry about their financial future any more, you have estates and successful businesses that are being managed by professionals. What would you do then? Why would you wake up every single day?
Think about what will you do if you wouldn't have to think about money? So GO AND DO THAT! This is your calling! You can make it profitable! Follow your heart!
You may comment below what you have found and if you need any help or advice about it you can count on me! Because my calling is to help others!
Its a dream of many to have a happy family. Family traditions can warm your heart and keep great memories about best moments in your family!
Well, The idea of family traditions is old, but I have never thought of possibility for a family tradition to start from me...
Being at the beginning of a family journey, I thought that it would be awesome to write down all the funny and amazing things that happened to us in a note pad, so many years later, sitting on the bench watching our grandchildren playing around, we would read these stories and laugh!
What traditions do you have in your family?
Picture source http://vastbinders.blogspot.com/2012/06/20-day-journal-challenge-day-7-family.html
Let's dream...We were having Sunday brunch with girls, when one of them started a discussion about dreams. She is that kind of person who lives in their dreams,but they seem to be more like illusions, which rarely come true. Sounds familiar, right? As opposite, our other friend said that for her dreams are goals. She is a realist. She doesn't dream unless she knows how to reach her dreams by making slow steps towards.
So I thought about myself, who am I? A dreamer who lives in its own illusions or a realist who doesn't dream unless he knows how to make it real?
Later on, the same day, I decided to write down my dreams. I wrote 20, 20 more I stole from the internet. 40 in total. Pathetic right..? What is it- lack of imagination or keeping it real? Well, both. Most of my dreams were: to have a lovely family, big house, nice job, traveling etc. Like everyone else would dream. But my soul wanted to fly, feel free, imagine something crazy, unbelievable, sensational...let's say I want to make all buildings in New York City to be painted in different colors, with ivy climbs and gardens on the roofs. Wouldn't that be awesome? But no, my brain tells me that its impossible. And I scratch this dream from my list... But if I stay realistic I will not be able to dream at all. So where is that golden middle?
I realized one thing for sure. Dream to become true has to be truly yours! Like a dream to get accepted to the law school should not be dictated by your parents or society. You and only you are the owner of your life! If you want to be an artist instead- do it! Stay with your dream!People who dream too much, live in their illusions because their dreams are mostly dictated by society. People who are afraid to dream, they don't trust to the universe! Be yourself, don't be afraid to dream about anything your heart is willing to dream, stick to your dream, don't listen to no one. People may say you are stupid or you will not be able to make it real. Don't listen!!! Just think of that:
Do what you feel like doing! Come on don't you deserve living your dream?
- Elvis Presley was fired by The Grand Old Opry after only one performance. He was told, “You ain’t going nowhere son. You ought to go back to driving a truck.”
- John Grisham, best-selling author, was rejected by sixteen agents and a dozen publishing houses before his novel, A Time to Kill, was accepted.
- Marilyn Monroe was turned down by a modeling agency and was told that she’d better learn to do secretarial work or get married because she didn’t have a future in show business.
Those thousand miles away from each other and months of loneliness helped me to understand why you left me. I would leave myself also. I am sorry that I loved you too much that I couldn’t control myself. I am sorry for over protecting you and not giving enough space. I thought you can be only mine. I am sorry for being jealous, sorry for the fights- I was really scared to lose you and eventually I did lose you. I wanted you to depend on me, but your soul had different plans. I didn’t trust you enough to let you spend time with your friends, I am sorry I checked your messages. I know why you left, I loved you too much and I understood its too late...
“...Too much love will kill you
If you can't make up your mind...”
I suffered from loving you too much. But one thing I understand now is that pure love can not hurt, it supposed to make you feel free. When love is mixed with jealousy or pride, when its based on material aspects it puts your soul to jail and breaks your heart. It often happens when a mother loves her child so much that she forgets about herself and her husband.
You were more important for me than anything else in my life, and it’s wrong. You helped me to understand that the person can not be happy if he forgets about himself. I didn’t have my own life, I tried to help you live yours.
I learned about system of values in our lives- you and the light within you must always take the first place in your life, the second place is for your husband or wife, third is for children, forth for parents, fifth for creativity, sixth etc. are for the rest.
I put you first and broke my heart. It always happens when you are afraid to lose something.
Thanks to you, I understood that each soul is free and comes to earth to get its own experience. I know now that no one can own another soul, no one should distance it from the world, and no one should force it to do anything that against its will, its a sin. So why “loving” ones do that? Who gave us that right? I am sorry...
I should have let you go when you wanted, you are a free person, eventually I thought that if you will feel sorry for me it will save our love. It didn’t.
I still love you and I always will but its different now because I let you go from my heart. I am thankful for everything that I could understand because of you. I am not attached to you anymore, I am starting to live a new life with the lesson learned that Loving too much may hurt the beloved...Picture source
1. If you need it- do it yourself.
Whats the point to do something if it doesn't bring you any benefit? The result of your action must be at least an appreciation or feeling of self esteem. Energy is always a reward for something. If others load us with their work, we will never get satisfaction from doing that work nor inspiration for new projects.
2. Don't promise. If you did- deliver it.
Do we get more freedom or become richer if we give promises?
If we don't keep our promises, who's reputation will go down? Ours. Its not just about reputation, its about your dishonesty. One of the biggest laws that we have to follow is being honest to yourself.
3. If one didn't ask for help- don't help.
Often acting with the best intentions we are affecting other people's choices, we "help" them to choose their actions and thoughts. And as it can be expected we don't get any appreciation in response, only criticism. You can not learn from mistakes that other people made, each person has his own journey.
4. Don't refuse to help if one asks.
When somebody asks us for help that means that this person will appreciate it. This appreciation will help you to feel valued, which is an inner source of self esteem.
5. Live in present (not in the past nor future).
The energy that is given for today has to be used today. The best thing we can do with the past and the future we can only do now.
6. Don't stick behind.
Obviously, that when we attach ourselves to something we stop developing. If we mark the time, we don't get new energy. This is one of the hardest laws. Its typical for human to be stuck behind.
7. Don't set final objectives. (your goals just have to help on the way like a flash light).
The goal is not something that you hit, goal is a direction of your activity. If you will look at each goal as a final point, you will feel devastation after its achievement. The best goals are infinite, for example, a goal of self development.
8. Don't bother anybody.
Talk only when you are ready to listen. Don't impose yourself. Otherwise you will receive a zero result and will waste your energy.
9. Nature has no bad weather.
If you learn how to see an experience in each attempt and a chance for self development in difficult situations, then you will not waste the energy on crying, you will move forward.
10. Don't condemn, don't criticize.
A habit to criticize is a sign of underestimating yourself. By blaming others we cause their negative reversed reaction.
11. Don't share information unless it is your experience.
Be careful when you share your dreams and intentions. Sometimes their preposterous ideas, advices or down to earth minds can cut your wings and goals will lose its meaningfulness.
Don't advice anything unless you already tried it. If your words will be based on your experience people will value it.
12. Everywhere and always ask for permission.
Respect other people's properties, both intellectual and physical. Otherwise get ready to waste your energy on excuses.
Unfortunately, I don't know the actual source for these laws (Google didn't help me either), I have found it in Russian social networking site Vkontakte.ru , however I did translate it myself/ Picture source here
I found this practice in an article from Russian School of Wisdom and decided to share it with you guys.
Often we underestimate the power of gratitude in our lives. It actually can do miracles! When you grateful for every single thing you stay positive, your karma cleans and you feel happy.
No worries, no problems! Gratefulness can bring you to a desease free life! There are tons of stories out there about how gratefulness changes people's lives.
But gratefulness doesn't come naturally. It is somethng that we have to learn. So here is a great way to learn how to be gratful for every single thing that you have!
Write down 108 blessings every day that happned to you for a week and you will get used to be thankful!
For example, besides being thankful for being healthy, having loved ones around, having place to live- here are some other blessings from my list:
-Came to work on time
- Thanks God I have a job
- Had time to fix my hair
-Recieved a compliment about my outfit
-I am feeling great
-Didn't wait in the line to get lunch
- My husband fixed a bike
- Got an idea that will help me in my job
- Helped to a coworker
- Learned a valuable lesson
- Recieved a check
- Raining... I like rain
- Had a delicious dinner
- Went for a walk
- Watched funny video
- Made cookies
and much more.
Instead of thinking "I hate this job" think " Thanks God I have a job". You never know what may happen tomorrow! Find blessings in everything you do!
Picture source and more blessing ideas here
I work part time in the restaurant. Last week one of the customers asked me for a special salad that would have all the spices like in original. So I sent an order to the kitchen as " with regular dressing and spices". Chef made it SPICY. Of course I had to send it back and ask them to re do the salad. So chef started yell at me, that I asked to make it spicy, I started to explain the difference between spices and spicy. So I had to leave the kitchen and we both were upset afterwards.
I couldn't stop thinking about this misunderstanding, because it is rare for me to fight with people. And after a while I started feeling love and care inside about the chef that I got surprised. Imagine you are the chef in a busy busy restaurant on Saturday night. He is the one who has to make sure customers get their food on time and are satisfied with its quality. A lot of pressure. And here you are sending a crazy salad order and instead of refusing to do that (he could refuse actually) he has to spend time on thinking how he should make it taste better. He put his attention, effort and love in it. And the outcome was not satisfactory. Anyone would be upset!
So, what I learned is that we should try to understand another person, put yourself in his shoes and appreciate what he is doing. May be that not what you need but he thought differently, he tried his best to make you happy. This often happens between husband and wife, children and their parents. By doing this we will avoid the fight and feel just love and care!
Picture source: http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/January-2012/Fight-Less-Love-More-Loving-Liking-Your-Spouse/fightless.jpg
Have you ever think that there are millions of charity organizations in the world and still millions of people are starving. I am not saying that those charities don't help people, they do, but giving away food or clothes doesn't help much.
It's like a proverb:
"Give man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime ".
By giving away food we make others lazy! Now you may start criticizing me, but think of it as if you know that there is a truck that will bring you food and clothes every day, do you need to spend time on working hard to BUY those things? Now you may say about bad quality of clothes and stuff, but poor people usually don't care about designer clothes or gourmet food. More likely that homeless person would think that it will be impossible for him to earn enough money to buy his very own house than he would motivate himself and start looking for a job. And you know what's the problem with homeless people is? They are lonely. They may have buddies in their "community" , but others look at them as they are no one. They have no one to believe in them, to support, to care. Another proverb: "If you constantly tell a man that he is a pig, eventually one day he will become one".
Although the world is full of love, not everyone gets enough of it. My solution is simple-smile, be positive! Bring love into the world, between people. It's not that hard. For example, you wake up in a bad mood, you didn't have enough sleep and you taking train to this stupid job, you pass through hundreds of people, they look at you and feel the same. What if you look at this from another direction- come on , what's the problem? I have everything, I am healthy, my family is healthy, happy, I have money, I have a job etc. You will bring positive atmosphere to the world. Smile and Be positive, people need it! A better world will have better and happier people! Start with your life!
Here is a story about this topic:
Man in the bus on the way to work is thinking about his life: "I hate this job, I hate my life, my wife is so stupid, why am I so miserable...". An angel behind that man is thinking: "Hm, his wishes are always strange, but I have no choice rather than make them come true".
For those who still saying: "Yeah, right, blah blah blah. I am not gonna smile and bring positeviness to strangers" Read this story
Picture source: http://www.areasontosmileboise.blogspot.com/
This dialog has nothing to do with food or cooking, but I thought that it would be important to share it with people.
"- if you were Romeo and you would love Juliet what would you do?
- I don't know, I will be with her.
- ok. Good. But her and your parents a completely against your love, they don't let you live normally! Then what would you do?
- Well, its my life.
- Exactly, so what would you do?
- Take her and run away!!!
- Great! That's the answer I looked for. SO WHY ROMEO AND JULIET DID NOT RUN AWAY???
- Well, I have never thought about it!
- If they could secretly marry, why did not they simply run? May be they wanted to keep their status and parent's money and in these condition be together. They put money over love! That's why its a tragedy! That's why there is no sadder story than the story of Romeo and Juliet!
- So Shakespeare wanted to show that we people should not put money, status and other egoistic wishes over love?
- Exactly, my dear. Love is the most important thing!!! "
Share your thoughts in comments
Is organic good for you?
Its been almost a year since we have started eating organic food. I thought that its healthier that GMO (obviously), but guess what! The seeds for organically grown products are GMO! The soil is fertilized with God only knows which chemicals! Not even talking about animals on farms- they have been feeded with again - God knows what- stuff!
Did you think why we have all these products that can grow in our own garden for free we buy for lots of money and harm our health! Basically we are paying for something that helps us get sick! And then we waste even more money on medicine!
Where is the logic?
Let me know what you think!
Share you ideas about how to solve this problem!