Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year...New Beginnings

As 2010 comes to a close, and 2011 draws nigh, let me take this time to say...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Some of us have faced some tough times and almost lost trust. It is in these situations that I encourage you to remember and rely on the higher power always watching over us. I also want you to get some inspiration from this little poem by   

Enough happiness to keep you happy
During the year may you have-
Enough happiness to keep you sweet
Enough trials to keep you strong
Enough sorrow to keep you human
Enough hope to keep you happy
Enough failure to keep you humble
Enough success to keep you eager
Enough friends to give you comfort
Enough wealth to meet your needs
Enough enthusiasm to make you look forward to tomorrow
Enough determination to make each day better than the
day before

Key word: ENOUGH

We must be thankful. We must try our best to live within our means.
Sometimes we lose sight of the big picture in our lives - the masterpiece, and get caught in trivial things. And sometimes it is the trivial things that teach us the biggest lessons.

We are all in the situation we are in for a reason. This allows us to gain a better perspective on life, remembering who we are, where we came from and what we intend to be. Always remember to embrace those close to you, and let them know how much you love and appreciate them and are happy to have them in your life.

My wish for you...that all you hopes and dreams will come true. 
May your life be filled with much love, joy, good health, success and amazing people.
Stay cool, stay strong and be safe!

Peace, Love & Blessings,


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'Tis the Season

It's that time of year to spread the holiday cheer. It’s the perfect time to share love, hope, peace, and the gift of giving to home, family and others.

A perfect example of the "beauty of giving", comes from my childhood days back in Barbados. As kids, we all looked forward to one special lady, "Auntie Olga", who understood the true meaning of "giving" . She would drive through our neighborhoods spreading the holiday cheer, dressed in a Santa outfit, sharing gifts and candy to families.

These were good times, happy times, knowing that she always
delivered and never forgot about us. We didn't personally know her, but loved her for who she was and what she represented in our lives - excitement, laughter, love, sharing, caring and a sense of feeling worthwhile. 

Here is a poem "Dame Olga Lopes-Seale" wrote about GIVING:

 "At this time of giving- Give to your enemy forgiveness
Give to your opponent tolerance
Give to your friend your heart
Give to your child a good example
Give to your parents deference
Give to everybody sunny smiles.
Giving open doors and hearts and makes affection glow.
Giving stirs fires of friendship when they're burning low.
All too often through our lives there runs a selfish theme. Thoughts and hopes are concentrates on one's own pet scheme.
Then Christmas comes and turns the mind from our self-centered ways.
We have to open hearts and purses in the festive days.
We have to think of others, and of self a little less,
Choosing presents, writing letters, giving happiness.”