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Begin, Imagine, Laugh, Believe, Seek, Play, Trust, Listen, Create, Connect, Touch, Forgive, Pray, Hope, Choose, Appreciate, Give, Read, Write, Release.

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Alicia N (87)
Friday August 26, 2011, 12:08 pm
TRUE that ......... Henriette !!!!!!!
MANY, MANY and I mean MANY thanks for this video darling.
I know that sometimes people worried about things but, sadly they forgive about the present, living the present with their families, enjoying nature, seen how beautiful this world is!
Take care and stay beautiful, friend.

Scarlett P (126)
Friday August 26, 2011, 12:10 pm
Noted, thank you Henriette..

Calle J (19)
Friday August 26, 2011, 12:14 pm

Thank you Henriette.
It perhaps would need less than 20.
Maxbe less than 10.
Less than 5.
If we only knew to put Love in first row and - accordingly act from the bottom of our hearts then.

Great article btw, food for thoughts, thanks for promoting it in our group!

Sheryl G (360)
Friday August 26, 2011, 12:24 pm
I must agree with CarlGustav on that one. But certainly they are all good words to put into practice.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Friday August 26, 2011, 1:14 pm
Lovely dear Henriette. And the music was great too.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday August 26, 2011, 1:18 pm
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I so agree that Love & Truth should of been top ones or on that list!

Lisa N (206)
Friday August 26, 2011, 1:19 pm
Thank you Henriette!

Constance F (418)
Friday August 26, 2011, 1:21 pm
Thank you Henriette. Ahhh, yes love - and that I would include to mean love for all of life. So excellent, I need this. I will have fun, and I will create - out of love - and every night before I go to bed (because I believe in the power of thought) I will dream of the wolves, and horses, and all the animals running free and escaping the cruelty of hunters, poachers, and trappers. I will dream of the hunter's guns backfiring and misfiring (O, not very loving - o well) . I will dream of a day when there is a revolution of mind when human beings stop believing they are more entitled to this world. Now, I am very happy and full of love.

Ruth M (843)
Friday August 26, 2011, 2:39 pm
Very positive thinking. Thanks Henriette.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday August 26, 2011, 2:52 pm
Excellent. I agree, LOVE should be the first word.

This makes a great theme for meditation --- take one word, one thought per day and meditate on it.

Fiona O (565)
Friday August 26, 2011, 3:20 pm
Thank you, Henriette, those words are uplifting.

MmAway M (506)
Friday August 26, 2011, 4:12 pm
Henriette! Awesome and Thank you for this...Outstanding and special!

Marjolein soederhuizen (284)
Friday August 26, 2011, 4:18 pm
Shared it on Facebook, tank u for sharing and being u..Henriette

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday August 26, 2011, 4:36 pm
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Lady Flo (117)
Friday August 26, 2011, 4:41 pm
Thank you Henriette,beautiful words and music too.I wish it was reality.

Kenny V (173)
Friday August 26, 2011, 5:58 pm
Thanks for the beautiful and inspiring post Henriette.....Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Monique P (236)
Friday August 26, 2011, 7:03 pm
Ofthe list I'll keep 3: believe, trust, hope. I think all the others will "work" if those 3exist, and some as "forgive" are a fruit...

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday August 26, 2011, 7:40 pm
LOL! Maybe you can explain your meaning of forgive as a fruit! As I for one is not quite getting your meaning & possibly others are as well Monique! Thanks.

Pat B (356)
Friday August 26, 2011, 7:43 pm
Thank you, Henriette, for this great post!!! Passing this one on also!! xox

Sue McGuey (106)
Friday August 26, 2011, 9:18 pm
Noted, shared!~ Posted to Facebook!~ 20 wonderful words that all should heed!~

mariah f (67)
Friday August 26, 2011, 9:21 pm
Important video. Yhank you for it, sweet friend.

TomCat S (129)
Friday August 26, 2011, 9:36 pm
Thank you Henriette!

Genoveva M M (328)
Friday August 26, 2011, 9:37 pm
Thanks Henriette for this inspiring video. Don't we all want to put all those words in practice.....All too often we forget how because life absorbs every bit of energy and time, but we can always try and achieve their purpose.

Joy Wong (103)
Friday August 26, 2011, 11:55 pm
Thank you so much for the inspiring video, dear Henriette. Maybe what Monique meant was ... the fruit of the spirit.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:04 am
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Marat Minaev (7)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:17 am
Henriette, i have no words ))) thank you ten thousand times !! and even more )))
i tell to my boss : hey, boss ! do you want to see some interesting video ? he told me: on lunch, maybe. now is working time. i say : take it easy...just seat and watch.
after that i translate to him some words, because he didnt know english at all.
sorry for my mistakes. i want to speak more, but sometimes i cant because of my little vocabulary.
thanks for posting )

Elias Ayad (49)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:32 am
Sorry dear Henriette I was late. It was great and inspirational video. Humans can do anything if they have the will. "If there's a will, there is a way".

Just put an idea in you mind, for for it, believe in yourself and here it's, you achieved it. So easy if we worked. so hard if we stayed in our position, blaming this side or that. Laziness is the worst disease for the human being.

Humans can make their success themselves, if, and only if, they want.

Jo Asprec (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:39 am
Wonderful words indeed! Let's do it!

Elsie Au (259)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:51 am
Thanks for sharing this wonderful video.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 1:06 am
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Wonderful that you shared with your boss Marat, I can see you understood the video message very clearly my Dear Friend.
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Yes Elias my Dear Friend I believe this to be mind over matter, when there is a will you will always find a way. If one can dream it, we can also create it.

Toni C (508)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 1:41 am
Noted and thansk for the inspirational video... I have to agree with Carl... I think LOVE is the most important., After my brush with cancer, I'm very at peace with the world in my personal life, because I know that whatever happens, everything is going to be all right... I have my house in order.

Saturday August 27, 2011, 1:44 am
Thanks Henriette. These are some wonderful thoughts for transforming your life. I must admit that most people will only be able to gradually do most of these thingsl Sometimes you have to choose just one at a time, until you have got THAT perfect and then move on to another! It took me MANY years to learn how to transform my own life and even after becoming a Christian, I think it took me a lg time to learn many of these truths! I think I thought that if I prayed, God would perfom a magic trick and everything I prayed for would happen, like He was a sort of conjourer doing magic tricks for me, or something! I eventually realisedthat what was happening was that He was helping me step by step to get through some pretty awful times and each tragedy taught me how to tap into the Spirit within me to become a stronger happer and hopefully, more loving person. Without suffering I would never have learnde emapthay and without terrible unhappiness, I would never have learned what true happiness and peace is. I pray that each of you will be able, with God's help to gradually do all these twenty things and that your life will be enriched so that you can be even more effective in helping others and bombarding this world with LOVE!!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 2:26 am
Wow Nicky what a nice comment! I am touched on how you can see so clearly! Many time we do ask for all the wrong things in our lives, but in my life I have found that God gives me everything I need, not always what I ask for! But One should alway have an attitude of Gratitude! Always see the good in others as we need more positive in our lives.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 3:19 am
Congratulations on your golden note Henriette. It is indeed, a lovely video you found there, so it is deserved.

May I just join into the conversation about the concept of love? The reason I liked this video is because it is realistic. It combines a number of holistic ideal actions and values that human beings need to incorporate in order to become balanced. It is exactly because we are complex beings that we need more than only a few concepts, actions, and values. I also cannot see that love can come first. Love as I perceive it is the consequence of something else that comes before it like trust and respect. As I have experienced it only when we trust and respect each other can love grow. Love does not grow out of nothing. Like the tree grows from a seed, love also grow from a seed. Thus, in my perception of reality, we may end with being loving and caring people if and when we incorporate other issues first.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 3:30 am
Thanks Henriette.

Sandra T (126)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:45 am
Thanks so much dear Henriette, sorry for being late, had some internet problems, the technician came for the second time and now it seems to be resolved.

That is a nice video, and I absolutely love Nicky's comment. I think being honest with oneself is also very important to make positive changes in one's life, and by that I mean admitting to the flaws in one's personality and trying not to be offended when people who love us enough to draw our attention to this. Once we can can agree to work on our own mistakes we ultimately become happier too as this positively affects our relationship with others.

There is always room for improvement I suppose, and the more we try to change ourselves to the best we can be the better everyone will interact with us and the more harmonious our environment around us will become. I think a very important aspect is also gratitude; to be grateful for anything and everything that befalls us in life, and to believe that whatever happens must be for our betterment and for a good reason, so we patiently bear it and overcome, rather than despair and give up.

Life is not static, never stands still; full of challenges; spirituality too is so important to get in tune with others and the environment on a much higher level where we see, hear, do and judge with our heart filled with compassion and love for all other beings, where we connect with everything and everyone in a unified way and where we always see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Sorry, if this is somewhat confusing, hope I make sense with what I'm trying to get across... :)) thanks, dear sister, much love and blessings.


Sandra T (126)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:48 am
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Past Member (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 5:36 am
Thanks for sharing. =)

Elizabeth Brawn (25)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 6:23 am
noted, thank you wonderful video

Jenny Dooley (830)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 10:07 am
Noted and shared, thanks Henriette

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 10:07 am
Excellent advice for all people!

M B (62)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 11:47 am
Thanks dear Henriette. I know that His Holiness (the XIV.Dalai Lama) lives up to most of the things shown in the video. Love is indeed the key, that's why he's at ease with all humans. We ALL want to be happy; no suffering - that's something which unites us all....He shows love and compassion (even towards the Chinese, who are occupying Tibet, since 1951).

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:05 pm
Jytte, I still believe that Love comes first, when Love is there every others will follow because it comes from the heart & soul of the person! When there is love there cannot be any negativity as it is pure! Just how I personally feel!
Sandra, I agree, as Love & Truth is the most important, I personally feel as when there is those two present every other ones falls into place. I should include respect as the 3rd most important as well!

Christia F (158)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:09 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 12:10 pm
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When there is Love how can anything negative be present as it is the light of one's heart & soul of a person.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:24 pm
Wow! Thanks for the inspiring video! Makes you think - we live in the fast lane and sometimes forget what really is important.

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:36 pm
good words.

David Hisel (244)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 9:53 pm
Hi Henriette... t/y :-)

. (0)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 3:08 am
Thank you so much sister for sharing this wonderful video. That's great and inspirational....
And here is great news from India Anna Hajare ji won his fighting against Government. His weapons is Truth, Non violence, Love and Fast. He was on fast till 12 days. Breaks his fast yesterday and he controlled all population with this weapons. Really feeling great. Although Jan lokpal Bill can't stopped corruption properly but this is good starting and whole country saw WHAT IS GANDHI MOVEMENT.... Listening and Experiencing thing both is very different. We feel Gandhiji....

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 9:09 am
Roshani my Dear sister what "AWESOME" news to come to your country & spreading hopefully global, when awakened people open eyes & hearts! The POWER of LOVE is the answer! Thank you so much for sharing on this post!

Angelika R (143)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 1:23 pm
Let me BEGIN with a big thank you for another awesome post you CREATEd and I BELIEVE that Golden Note is very much deserved, congratulations! It's proof how much we APPRECIATE you, dear Henriette. Thanks for sharing this meaningful video message, loved to PLAY, LISTEN to and READ it.
So let's stay CONNECTed and reach out for one another in loving TOUCH: I cannot IMAGINE to SEEK for your messages and stories in vain, not finding any, how sad would that be. However, should your computer break down again, - which we HOPE and PRAY won't happen - we will FORGIVE you and TRUSTyour return.

Now, if anyone CHOOSEs to LAUGH at me feel free to do so, but GIVE me a break, I just tried my best to WRITE up a suitable comment ;) and I am fully aware that these 20 words will not change anyone's life either. :-) ;-))

Beth M (138)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 2:10 pm
So true!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 4:26 pm
My Dear sister Angie, I am touched beyond words & humbled by your creative comment! If I may, I will reciprocate an attempt at this as well!

How to I BEGIN to even IMAGINE, as this is no LAUGHing matter as I BELIEVE & SEEK! PLAY & TRUST your instinct & if you LISTEN you will CREATE & CONNECT to a higher being! By so doing you will be TOUCHed & be able to FORGIVE anyone! PRAY & it will give you HOPE to CHOOSE & APPRECIATE! Give Love, Read for Wisdom, Write to educate & RELEASE your light to the people around you.
This was fun! Anyone else, give it your Best! Thanks.

Kim O (396)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 6:30 pm
Noted with huge thanks, Henriette!!!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 7:10 pm
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Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday August 29, 2011, 7:43 am
It is a wonderful post Henriette. See how simple it is to change one's life.As Carl Gustav said start with love and I may suggest forgive. I think these two words are the beginning keys to make a wonderful life.

Stelizan L (258)
Monday August 29, 2011, 10:08 am
What can I say? KUDOS TO ALL on this thread - what a lovely post! And congratulations Henriette for the Golden Note - well deserved dear! Yes, if we can only take one day/moment at a time and STRIVE to express the healthy, inspiring emotions instead of the 'dark side' of life, what a difference we can make to this world! I've been offline again for nearly 2 weeks so I haven't the stamina to be creative - too busy trying to get up to date again! At the end of the day, no matter what/where/when - count till 10, 'look before you leap' and never forget what the Bible says about the tongue!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday August 29, 2011, 11:00 am
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You are absolutely correct my Dear Friend as Love, Forgive is truly the top ones & Truth should also be up there as well. Thank you for this reminder as it is so easy to forget what truly life is all about!

FulviaAway M (314)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 12:03 am
Thank you for posting, Henriette! Lovely video :-)

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 3:17 am
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Well done, good job my dear, and happy that, like me, you had some fun in it!

Penelopa Tufis (53)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 4:07 am
I have relaxed for few minutes watching THIS WONDERFUL ...LESSON!
THANK YOU Henriette and thanks to everyone who commented ...

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 7:13 am
Thanks Henriette, and the good comments you received.

Kamila A (141)
Thursday September 29, 2011, 11:35 am
This is so beautiful, thank you Henriette! Love one another, with that open, mushy heart. Soften yourself, and see everyone as yourself, for they are. There is nothing under Heaven that God can't forgive, so forgive, and love everyone---this is powerful beyond words. Most people on earth don't understand this, but as you become the change you want to see, you will see the world change around you.....I promise. Its my personal truth, I live it in my life, and everyone will, eventually, too.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Thursday September 29, 2011, 4:09 pm
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Thank you my Dear Camila, very Beautifully stated!
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