Monday, October 19, 2009

Free Hugs

The man behind the latest YouTube sensation has spoken out for the first time about his global cuddling controversy.

"It's a way to make people smile," Mann said.

"For every person who gets a hug, you see five walk past with a smile on their face."

A simple hug can really change a persond life...I think what he is doing is wonderful. More people should try it :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Motivation: Life=Risk

Received this on my Facebook today: If you haven't seen it yet...It really makes you think. How many people took a chance and did not listen to the words of others...They didn't let people hold them back with your negative tongue...Believe in yourself...Know that you are special and you can do anything you set your mind to. Just never give up!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Paid In Full

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For
many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's
showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told
him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited
signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the
morning of his graduation his father called him into his private
study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine
son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son
a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man
opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily,
he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money you
give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in
He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his
father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He
had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make
arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had
passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He
needed to come home immediately and take care things.
When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and
regret filled his heart.

He began to search his father's important papers and
saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With
tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he
read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope
taped behind the Bible.
It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the
sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation,
and the words...PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not
packaged as we expected?

~Unknown Author

Monday, September 21, 2009

Words: Blessing or Curse

We all speak to so many people through out our day...
But do we really hear what we are saying?
I have heard so many times to be mindful of what you say...
Your words leave a footprint on the heart of the one you are speaking to.

Our mouth is a very important part of us...not only does it feed us
the nourishment we need to stay alive...
But it also feeds others with words of
This can be such a blessing. But...

Not all food is good for our bodies...It can make us sick...cause damage to our vital organs...and just make us feel bad.
Thus, words that are spoken that are unkind...unloving..mean...discouraging.
This can be a curse.

Some do not realize the power of their words. They speak without a second thought to what they are giving to the other person. Be mindful of your words

1.Words are powerful
2.Words can heal
3.Words can hurt
4.Words can save a life
5.Words can take a life

I want to speak blessings to others. As humans it is difficult at times to really hear what we say...I am in no way saying that it is easy. But if everyone started today with just one kind word...The days following would get easier...more kind words would follow. So speak mindfully and leave a loving footprint on the heart of another today...

“Kind words will unlock an iron door.”
(Turkish Proverbs)

Words To Live By

Words To Live By

Don't undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others...
It is because we are different that each
of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people
deem important...
Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest
to your heart...
Cling to that as you would your life, for without
them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or the future...
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give...
Nothing is really over … until the moment
you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less
than perfect...
It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks...
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's
impossible to find...
The quickest way to receive love is to give love...
The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly...
And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your Dreams. To be without
dreams is to be without hope...
To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget
where you've been...
But also know where you're going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
every step of the way...

~Unknown Author

I am not sure who wrote this...But I am sure that they were quite wise. Words are so powerful and can make or break a life. Which leads me to my next post...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Small Gesture: Big Impact: Start A Circle Of Kindness

To change someones day does not always require tons of work. There are so many small things we can do that can brighten a persons day...Sometimes believe it or not you can change a them with just one smile...One hello!. One random act of kindness starts a circle that one day will lead back to you. Here are just a few.

Small Things mean alot
1.Give away a smile.
2.Open a door
3.Put money in a expiring meter
4.Let someone go in front of you in line.
5.Show patience to those who need it.
6.Share a kind word.
7.Put a cart away in the parking lot that was not yours.
8.While walking through a store, pick up items you see thrown on the floor.
9.Have you gone somewhere and had great service. Tell the manager what a great job they did.(They are used to only hearing complaints)
10.Listen...Everyone has a story...and some just need someone to hear it.

These are just some things that can be done. I am sure that you can thing of many more. I wish you all well. If you have a random act of kindness story I would love to hear it. Just leave me a comment...I look forward to hearing from you.

“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”
(Proverbs 12:25)

Last Journey: A Father and Son in Wartime

Truly A touching story of a strong love between a Father and Son.

From CNN News:

# Soldier's book was left unfinished when he was killed in Iraq
# His father was determined to complete the project
# He knew he had to journey to Iraq to tell his son's story
# Book published this year is a father's final gift to his son

Read The whole Story Here

So Random

This blog will be about all those little random moments in life. All the moments that make you wonder or feel. Stories of hope and Inspiration...Not only my own but those of others from around the world. I may throw in some random thoughts and words to ponder...who knows what you will really find here.I do hope to put a smile on your face and hope in your heart. Have a question you just can't seem to find the answer for ask me...who know I may have an answer or at least a little advice.

We are not alone in this world...we are all connected by these little random moments called life. Hope you find some love and comfort in my Life so Random <3