How To Be Happier 7 Days A Week

Originally posted on The Library Lady and Rosie Bear:

Laughing Man 6Having a bad day? Feeling sad or discouraged?  Read on:

Don’t compare yourself, celebrate yourself!
Run your own race, you have something great to offer.
Live without excuses.
Guilt will steal your joy.

joel osteen

Excerpts from, Every Day a Friday, by Joel Osteen

I’m not usually a fan of Television evangelists. However sound their their message, there’s always the danger of one of those excrutiating public apologies when caught in the midst of some scandal or the other. Who can forget Tammy Faye Baker‘s   (  tear-induced runaway mascara, when hubby Jim confessed his infidility on a worldwide broadcast. Thanks to this and many other public implosions, the image of the T.V preacher has suffered over the years, but Joel Osteen seems bent on changing  that.

While Osteen is the acknowledged Mega King of the Mega T.V. churchs, he seems to be a horse of…

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7 Positive rules for life.

Originally posted on Eight Violets:

I came across these today and they’re a great reminder to those that wish to be reminded, or a new viewpoint for someone that may not have seen these or thought about life in this way. I’d like to add my spin on it and my viewpoints on what I’ve learnt along the way about these ‘rules’ of living…

1. MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR PAST- You cannot possibly focus on the present, which is where the calm lives, if you’re still focused on your past. Yes, the past has shaped us to be who we are today and we’d be lost without it but this is where it ends. Do not focus your energy on things that are gone or people, thoughts and emotions that were yesterday’s dilemma. In my experience if you do this it causes a feeling of anxiety and restlessness that does nothing but cause problems for…

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Ikea Carnage… Part 2

Originally posted on Losing My Lemons:


If there’s one thing sure to whip my crazies up into a frenzy, it’s the plop of an Ikea catalogue coming through the letterbox.

Last Saturday was one such day.

Within minutes of the postman ramming the latest glossy Ikea catalogue through the post box I was awoken from my slumber, by shrieks of , “Mama, Mama can we go to Ikea for meatballs?” .

Now bearing in mind I was slightly hungover (aren’t that what Saturday mornings are all about?) and it was about 4am (ok slight exaggeration, but shit it was early), the thought of meatballs, never mind the horrors of shopping on a Saturday with 3 kids was, quite frankly, more than I could stomach.

I groaned, semi-heaved, rolled over and begged Scandiman to make me breakfast.

Three cups of coffee and 2 paracetamols later (me not them, they had popcorn and sweets) we were all up, dressed and heading…

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Success will not be given…..

Originally posted on Fit Body Bootcamp Results:

Success is paid for with blood, sweat, tears (grown men do cry, don’t let them fool you) and ALOT of consistent dedication and tireless hard work. 

The ONLY reason people fail to achieve their definition of success, is because they “dable”

they dable in effort, in commitment…..and when it gets too hard they give up, they make excuses, they quit on themselves and them blame outside forces (time, money, family, friends…) nope, wrong

People claim they want to be successful in “x”

A RARE FEW will put in the work, pay the price and sacrifice to achieve it?

How about you? 

Do you want “it” bad enough to pay the price?

YOU are completely capable, you have everything in you that you need to succeed beyond what you can possible even imagine today. 

But YOU have to start believing
YOU have to start taking consistent, daily action that becomes habitual

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Monk Parable

Originally posted on Life as I see it!:

A monk is traveling back to his monastery. As he crosses an open field, a fierce samurai warrior suddenly confronts him. The samurai blocks the monk’s path with his hand menacingly poised above the hilt of his sword. In a threatening voice, he asks the monk three questions in staccato fashion: “Who are you? Where are you going? Why are you going there?” Somewhat stunned by this unexpected turn of events, the monk regains his composure and responds with a question of his own: “How much does your shogun pay you to stand on guard here and ask these questions of all travelers?” The samurai, slightly taken aback by the question, replies, “Two bags of rice each month.” The monk smiles and says to the samurai, “I will pay you three bags of rice a month if you will ask me these same three questions every day.”


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