As I began to love myself by Charlie Chaplin or the daily poem

As I began to love myself” – A poem by Charlie Chaplin (arguably?),written on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959:
 As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY“.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
as I try to force my desires on this person,
even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it,
and even though this person was me.
Today I call it “RESPECT“.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY“.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time,
and everything happens at the exactly right moment.
So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE“.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness,
things I love to do and that make my heart cheer,
and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it “SIMPLICITY“.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health -food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down
and away from myself.
At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF“.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right,
and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is “MODESTY“.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past
and worry about the future.
Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT“.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick.
But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART“.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or
any kind of problems with ourselves or others.
Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born…THAT IS LIFE!

NPG P283; Charlie Chaplin by Strauss-Peyton Studio
They outta teach that in school.

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Lets Not Let It End or the daily picture

I’ve been to the end…

The end of the road

The end of the road

Of my rope…
Of the road…
Of my tether…(Story of my life)
And I stopped.
At the no stopping at any time sign.
And I thought:
End is where one  wants to end UP.

The end

The end

So stop.
And go.
And keep pushing.
And see the big picture.
Beyond the End sign…

Stay inspired…
And let’s not let it end…
Unless You want to…

The voice inside you or what we should realy teach our kids

I think modern children books should contain light-hearted,yet thought-provoking,wisdom filled,profound tales and poems.
Just so they teach the kids from early age about LIFE.
Because at school they learn all about complicated stuff-physics,math,biology,computers,yet nobody teaches a simple Life lessons.
Or how to love.
Or what matters.
So if I had to compile a school book for teaching Life to our future,this would be the first and most important entry.
Here is # 1 lesson  from Easybreazy Imaginary  Children Book of LIfe Lessons.

Girl,listening to ''The voice''

Girl listening to ”The voice”

I don’t know who wrote this,but I co-sign.Wholeheartedly.

Customer Service at it’s Finest (and finiest)

For all of you out there who have had to
deal with an challenging customer, this one is for you.An oldie, but a goodie.
It happened 4 years ago at a New York Airport
A busy United Airlines flight was canceled. A
single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers.
Out of the blue, an angry passenger pushed and shoved his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”
The agent replied, “I’m sorry, sir. I’ll be happy to try
to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first; and then I’m
sure we’ll be able to work something out.”
The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that
the passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?”
Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her
public address microphone. “May I have your attention, please?”, she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. “We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him with his identity, please come to Gate 14”.
With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically,
the man glared at the United Airlines agent, gritted his teeth, and said, “F*** You!”
Without flinching, she smiled and said, “I’m sorry sir,
you’ll have to get in line for that, too.”

Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to
dance in the rain…

Always Remember The Greatest Wonder Of Them All

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Love,Always!

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet student hadn’t turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.”
The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:
1. to touch
2. to taste
3. to see
4. to hear

She hesitated a little, and then added…
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love

The room was so full of silence you could have heard a pin drop.
Those things we overlook as simple and “ordinary” are truly wondrous.
A gentle reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be bought.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

P.S.The sweet picture above was taken from my husband to show me how we gonna be in 20 years time.While walking around, he saw these adorable couple, who even old with walkers was still holding each other and you can see their love beaming.One of the sweetest and most touching things.

ORIGINAL

ORIGINAL

From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone —
And all I lov’d — I lov’d alone —
Then — in my childhood — in the dawn
Of a most stormy life — was drawn
From ev’ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still —
From the torrent, or the fountain —
From the red cliff of the mountain —
From the sun that ’round me roll’d
In its autumn tint of gold —
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass’d me flying by —
From the thunder, and the storm —
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

E. A. Poe