Integrity 2-1-19

“A quiet mind married to integrity of heart is the birth of wisdom.” – ADYASHANTI

I read this quote this morning and I found myself pondering on my own integrity. It reminded me of the time I quit a lucrative and very prosperous position based on my personal integrity. At the time my boss was asking me to compromise my integrity for the good of the business. In other words for money. I refused, so I quit on the spot. I still remember the words he said to me. “You will never make the money you make here”. My reply was “I’d rather take that chance than compromise my integrity for a buck!”

I walked away that day with my head held high and have never looked back. In the end, he was right. I’ve never made the money I was earning at my position while working there, however I have never regretted my decision. I knew then like I know now. I made the right decision. I haven’t always made great decisions in my life but any decision I’ve made based on integrity has always been one with no regrets. I’ve found it easy to never look back.

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Did You Know 1-8-19

Did you know:

1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes.

2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there’s a 50% chance you’ll die within the next 3 years.

3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime.

4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.

5. A person’s height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.

6. If a part of your body “falls asleep”, You can almost always “wake it up” by shaking your head.

7. There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing – food, attractive people and danger.

8. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side.

9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor.

10. According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.

11. There are so many kinds of apples, that if you ate a new one every day, it would take over 20 years to try them all.

12. You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping.

13. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t.

14. Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as smoking.

15. A human brain has a capacity to store 5 times as much information as Wikipedia.

16. Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb!!

17. Our body gives enough heat in 30 minutes to boil 1.5 liters of water!!

18. The Ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the smallest cell!!

19. Stomach acid (conc. HCl) is strong enough to dissolve razor blades!!

20. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

21. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

22. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today.

23. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

24. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

25. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

26. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts and things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

27. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

28. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

29. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything.

30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

31. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

32. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

33. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

34. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

35. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’

36. Help the needy, Be generous! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’

37. What other people think of you is none of your business.

38. Time heals everything.

39. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

40. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. Each night before you go to bed, pray to God and be thankful for what you accomplished, today. What if you woke up this morning and only had what you thanked God for yesterday? DON’T FORGET TO THANK GOD FOR EVERYTHING.

43. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

Too good not to share. Copied from a friend.

George Carlin 8-23-18

George Carlin’s wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

45 Life Lessons Written By A 90 Year Old 8-14-18

45 Life Lessons Written By A 90 Year Old

1 Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2 When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3 Life is too short not to enjoy it.

4 Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5 Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

6 You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7 Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8 It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9 Save for things that matter.

10 When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11 Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12 It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13 Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14 If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15 Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17 Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18 Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19 It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20 When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21 Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22 Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23 Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24 The most important sex organ is the brain.

25 No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26 Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27 Always choose Life.

28 Forgive but don’t forget.

29 What other people think of you is none of your business.

30 Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.

31 However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32 Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33 Believe in miracles.

34 God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35 Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36 Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37 Your children get only one childhood.

38 All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39 Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40 If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41 Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.

42 The best is yet to come…

43 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44 Yield.

45 Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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