Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Life...


"Life is not about expecting, hoping and wishing. it is about doing, being and becoming. It is about the choices you have just made, and the ones you are about to make. it is about the things you choose to say. Today. And it is about what you are going to do after you finish reading this."

Mike Dooley

Monday, May 4, 2015

Bring Back the Joy...


"Bring back the Joy in what you do."

Angela Gwinner

A few years ago, I was in Sri Lanka. For an Ayurveda retreat.

One of the last words the Doctor gave me as I was on my way home again, was "Find your Joy..."

And these words have been accompanying me since.

I believe at that moment, I didn't understand the full essence of those words.

But with time, and as those words have every now and then come back like a whisper, I began to understand them in a new light.

How often do we walk through our day, taking care of responsibilities and tasks, but more with an attitude of "I must go to work..." or "I have to call so and so..."

What happens, if we change those words with "Thank God, I can go to work today..." or "I really want to call so and so... It'll be so good to hear their voice..."

What happens if we bring back the joy... and then a good dose of gratitude?

I promise you, it'll change everything.

Maybe "Finding Joy..." isn't always about seeking our passions, but let's do a bit of reversal in things. If we start with what we have and where we are and with what we are doing, and add a bit of joy as the secret ingredient... Even if that first means, tricking the mind into feeling that joy...

That's when you'll stop seeking and whatever you are looking for will suddenly appear. Because most likely, it's already there... Inside you, surrounding you, or just around the corner.

But we are so occuppied with the "I must's..." in our lives, and "Must" can be a heavy burden to carry... that we often forget that simple little word.

Joy.

"Bring back the Joy in what you do."

Just my little thought of the day.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

This Amazing Life...


"For one minute, walk outside. Stand there in silence. 
Look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is."

Unknown

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today...


"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

Unknown

Today, we can begin again...

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Trust Me...


"But it is also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same. So we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end. And if it is not all right, then trust me, It is not yet... The End."

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Surrender...


"You surrender to a lot of things which are not worthy of you. 
I wish you would surrender to your radiance and your integrity. 
And to your beautiful human grace."

Yogi Bhajan

Trust... It is All With Reason...


"I trust that everything happens for a reason.
Even if we are not yet wise enough to see it."

Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Lasting Love Affair...


"Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love."

Brené Brown 

We so often forget...

But this is the one relationship and friendship we are with forever.

Make it a beautiful love story...

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Effort and Surrender...





"Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. 
I am learning to live between effort and surrender."

Danielle Orner

Sunday, April 19, 2015

To Live in Love...


"Kindness is my only guiding star. 
In its light, I sail a straight route,
I have my motto written on my sail. 
'To live in Love.'"

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Wonder...


"Always be on the lookout for the presence of Wonder."

E. B. White

Friday, April 17, 2015

Your Body...


"Treat your body with Love."

Louise L. Hay

Joy...


"Joy does not simply happen to us.  
We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Today, I hope you choose Joy...

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Listen To Your Heart...


"You will never be able to escape from your Heart. 
So it is better to listen to what it has to say."

Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Change...


"Change your mind, change your life. 
Your reality will have no choice but to follow you."

Nissim Amon

Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy Beautiful Easter...


Happy Beautiful Easter...

Wishing you all chocolate bunnies and lots of eggs...

But mostly, wishing you the true meaning of Easter.

Love. Forgiveness. Trust. Humble nobility.

Happy Beautiful Easter...

Much Loves,

Angela.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

More Gratitude...


"Put more Gratitude in your day."

Angela Gwinner

With only one thing to say...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Bring to Life...


"Bring to life what you want from life."

Angela Gwinner

One of the secrets of the secret's secret...

"Bring to Life..." There's a beautiful play of words in this.

I like to think of life as a feast with friends. A feast in which everyone brings something along.

You bring to the feast what you enjoy yourself, and what you are happy, and maybe even proud to share with others. You bring what you are good at making. You bring your signature dish, that which everyone else at the table says, "How wonderful... Tell me how you did it."

And you dress for the occassion, you prepare yourself for the occassion. You set the table for the occassion. And when you walk through the door, you embrace each and every soul, grateful and happy to see them...

But you also "Bring to Life..." what you feel is missing in life.

You birth it. And you mother it. Your nurture and nourish it. And that over a life time. The raising, the encouraging, the comforting and the loving. You give it shelter and you give it love. And you believe in it. Gently and relentlessly. In the same breath.

I do believe that is what it is all about.

We are here to bring to life what we want from life.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

The Power to Love...


"We all have the power to give away love, to love other people. 
And if we do so, we change the kind of person we are, 
and we change the kind of world we live in."

Rabbi Harold Kushner

Prayer of Hearts...


"I have a lovely habit. 
At night in my prayers, I touch everyone I have seen that day. 
I shape my heart like theirs and theirs like mine."

St. Teresa of Avila

Friday, March 27, 2015

This Hour. That Person. Your Work.


"The most important hour is always the present. 
The most significant person is precisely the one sitting across from you right now. 
The most necessary work is always love."

Meister Eckhart

Monday, March 23, 2015

This is Your Life...


"Take a stand and speak your truth. Realize you are worthy of being loved and do not let anyone treat you less than. It is up to you to respect and protect your spirit. This is your life and your journey, make the best of it. Do not let anyone stand in the way of your happiness."

Melanie Koulouris

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cherry Trees...


"I want to do to you what Spring does with the cherry trees."

Pablo Neruda



Because, these are simply the most beautiful words ever written...

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

By the Grace of God, I Will...


"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will." 

Edward Everett Hale

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Do Something Wonderful...


"Do something wonderful. 
People may imitate it."

Albert Schweitzer

Be the muse and the inspiration... Take the lead.

Much Loves,

Angela.

"If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer is always no. If you do not step forward, you are always in the same place."

Nora Roberts

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ask. Step Forward. Dare.


"If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer is always no. If you do not step forward, you are always in the same place."

Nora Roberts