Sharing encouraging ideas….

Archive for April, 2012

4/29/2012 Seeking approval….motivation and intention are what counts

 


4/28/2012 To learn to work through reactions….

 

 

Although this card doesn’t specify a particular  reaction or “challenge”…I think the ideas really could apply to any reaction… kathy


4/27/2012 Noticing the positives throughout each day….

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4/23/2012 Our study and our practice help us to understand ourselves

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4/22/12 Reflections…to develop a strong belief in yourself

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I think these ideas are so important that I put them on a separate page…
to help me keep them in mind

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Especially for J.  ….Kathy’s daughter….  : )
J…here’s to….having ideas, belief in your ideas, acting on those ideas….your wonderful ideas coming to fulfillment….


4/20/2012 One day at a time….that’s enough for now


4/16/2012 Shantideva’s Prayer and the DalaiLama… “So long as space remains….”

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This page is beautiful, when printed. I also have a narrower version of it:
here is a link to a pdf copy of a printable, narrow page: Shantideva’s Prayer  (uh oh, the bottom is cut off…I’ll reformat it and add it here later today, after I get home from work)


4/15 That you go into each activity with a positive outlook


4/13/2012 “An Every Day Wish….” Rekindling each other’s light

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“An Every Day Wish”
this Friday afternoon,
from Kathy, to all who pause here….
that we each deeply appreciate those
who have  generously rekindled our own light
and the wish that we pass an ember or breeze along to others
…to help rekindle their light, too

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This quote was from a wonderful post on Believe Anyway

An “expanded” post on Pocket Perspectives: An Every Day Wish  (a burst of oxygen there… : )  )

Photo is a campfire on a beach at Lake Quinault Rainforest…a truly wondrous and  magical spot!

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4/12/2012 No matter how much you don’t want something to happen, often times it does anyways

ahhhh….to develop more understanding, patience, tolerance, acceptance….
or at least more patience about developing “patience”


4/11/2012 To be motivated and have a more calm and quiet mind


4/10/2012 To end each day by really generating a happy and joyful mind

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4/9/2012 To set a wonderful motivation at the start of each day


4/8/2012 That everyone you meet on this day will be blessed by you….by your eyes, your smile, your touch, your presence….”

The following  is an excerpt from a wonderful TED video, Gratitude, by Louis Schwartzberg

This was on Pocket Perspectives in February, but adding it here now…because it’s so special…

My favorite part of this video starts at 4:44 into the video….it’s a really precious treat

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4/7/12 To see each moment as precious…new and wonderful and incredible in its simplicity

 


4/6/12 A warm, compassionate, stable mindset….

 


4/4 quietly content

 

 

 

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I used this photo as a background on a card a few days ago…
each time I look at this photo,
I get such a nice sense of calm and quiet…
What could be nicer than…
“quietly content”

added by kathy


4/3 To not bite off more than you can chew


4/2 Everything in life is a lesson we can learn from