Motto: CARPE DIEM! Goal: Treat every person with humility, dignity, and reverent respect.
Let's come together to eliminate racism, sexism, homophobia, and hatred in general!
Forgiving is not the same thing as condoning. Letting go is not the same thing as giving in. Forgiving is a result of personal strength, not weakness.
Not a Winner, not a Loser:Born a Chooser!!
***** Remember: Smiling is for free... saying 'thank you' as well! I started a 'Grateful Journal' 1,5 years ago. Every night before I go to sleep I write down 5 things I am extremely grateful for. I highly recommend anybody who's reading this right now to start one too - helps you focus on all the gifts you continually receive from both nature and human beeings, which in turn will make you a stronger as well as a happier person!
I never take myself too seriously.
I'm absolutely convinced that many individuals would be much happier if they wouldn't take themselves so seriously either.
Fact: I just LOVE the taste of wheat grass.
Fact: I am both loud, Louder, Loudest and hungry, Hungrier, Hungriest!
I love to Cook, create new dishes, and EAT them all, preferably with friends. I am ALWAYS hungry.
Fact: I used to think I could never ever live without chocolate, but my mind was just playing tricks on me. For two years, I have lived a satisfying, meaningful, and perfectly happy life without eating one piece of the 'brown gold'! Recently I had to start eating the dark chocolate again, because that stuff can do miracles for your health (how's that for an outstandig excuse?!).
Fact: I smoked for 12 years, which luckily grosses me out now.
Fact: Moved over to U.S. three years ago and I LOVE it here!
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be" (Douglas Adams).
* Listening is a concious choice!
It's the primary skill to improve any relationship.
What Gives Me Hope
The scent of a freshly mowed lawn.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Make sure every country in the world would stop producing and using weapons of any kind, so human beings wouldn't be able to intentionally kill one another/animals anymore by pulling a trigger, pushing on a button, or bombing away! Intensly sad that some people apparently are able to sleep at night because the enormous amounts of money they are making at the expense of other peoples' lives, both in the private sector and at the government level, is silencing the voices in their heads/concience!
What/who changed my life and why
My mom and dad - pretty obvious: They brought me into this world, so without them I would not exist. Moreover, they invested all their time and energy in letting me grow up to become to person I am today, a lucky little brad, for which I'll never be able to pay them back. Though I am gonna try mom!
My husband: He is my complete and utter opposite (I jump at any a great challenge with both hands). For instance, he can't care less about art - which is just nothing really but my PASSION! He'd rather play golf (I'm thinking: "I'll get to OldsVille after I have earned my Senior Citizens' Pass, thank you!")
When enthousiastically talking about art, I manage to 'lose' him in the first two minutes over and over again (his eyes are the first to go - they turn glassy in a couple of secs. Next his brain will turn num, and within hardly 120 seconds it's a complete system melt-down! And believe me, I do practice, but art just doesn't seem to push any of his buttons and I totally respect him for that).
But, as they say, opposites really do attract in our case: he definitely is my soul mate.
Also, my reflexologist/massage therapist Mr. Chen; he is the most nurturing, giving, and selfless person I have ever met. His exemplary generosity inspired me to join Women for Women International: We've been able to (proudly) sponsor Janet Nwege in Nigeria over a year now. The letters she writes me give me hope - hope of a better life for everyone on this planet. It doesn't have to be in a galaxy far, far away!
The only person/thing you control is YOU - and you sure CAN make a difference if you choose to. Love yourself and others can but accept you for who you are.