“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.” ~ Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“The best fighter is never angry.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.” ~ Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Revitalizing Your Life With Healthy Eating And Exercising Daily
Healthy eating and exercising on a daily basis are key to a healthy and a happy life. A proper and a wholesome diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables will ensure that you receive all of the essential nutrients that your body requires to remain functioning properly. On the other hand, exercising on a daily basis helps to ensure that your body remains in great shape. A healthy body will also have a positive impact on the mind. Here are a few ways in which you can revitalize your life with healthy eating and exercising daily.
When it comes to healthy eating, making sure that you are consuming the right amount of calories and a variety of nutrients is important. You need to have proper meals in a day along with snacks so that your stomach never goes empty. Some of the essential nutrients that your body requires are vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and essential fats.
Exercising on a daily basis helps in ensuring that your body remains in proper shape and you build the stamina and energy that you need to live your life in a healthy and happy manner. Daily exercises also leads to a great impact on the mental state of a person since they will feel refreshed and have a more positive perspective on life. There have been studies that show that even 10 minutes of exercise on a daily basis can have a great impact on your mental and physical health.
Living A Revitalized Life
Concentrating on your exercise and eating regimen does not take a lot of time from your schedule. With proper planning and time, you can ensure that you incorporate all the healthy things into your daily life. Once you start living a revitalized life, you will experience a drastic improvement in your overall life and will also be able to make sure that you are far more productive on a daily basis. With more productivity, you will be able to get a lot more done than you have ever imagined.
So, why not start now and ensure that your body and mind remain in a happy state for life. Taking care of your body and mind is essential to a healthier living and you can only do so by putting in a little bit of effort into the whole process.
A Selection of Healthy Eating Quotes
“Even if toxic people are right about what is “good,” they are wrong if the approach is not healthy.” ~ John Lewis Lund
“I never touch sugar, cheese, bread… I only like what I’m allowed to like. I’m beyond temptation. There is no weakness. When I see tons of food in the studio, for us and for everybody, for me it’s as if this stuff was made out of plastic. The idea doesn’t even enter my mind that a human being could put that into their mouth. I’m like the animals in the forest. They don’t touch what they cannot eat.”
~ Karl Lagerfeld
“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Look in their eyes and get on their level when you talk to them.
Do a chore that is normally reserved for them.
Tuck an encouraging note inside their lunchbox.
Give them your full attention.
Tell them some of the ways they make you happy.
Make them laugh.
Laugh with them.
Laugh at their jokes.
Delight in their discovery.
Write an encouraging note or a postcard.
Make their favorite treat to welcome them home from school with.
Show them your joy when they arrive.
Ask for hugs and kisses.
Take them to a movie they want to see.
Go on a treasure hunt (collect all the loose change around the house/car) together and then make a trip to the arcade with your findings.
Take a long nature walk together, at their pace. Let them lead the conversation.
Find qualities about them that you genuinely love, and compliment them in front of others.
Frame a photo of the two of you, and display it in their room.
Put a few Hershey’s Hugs in one of their coat pockets, and Kisses in the other.
Play a game with them. Let them win.
Point out what you like about them.
Marvel at what they can do.
Make bath time special. Add lots of bubbles, coloured soaps, maybe you could purchase a new tub toy or let them play with things found around the house.
Send them a handmade card in the mail with a coupon to go get ice cream with you.
Gather all the home movies that feature them as the “star” and have a movie night complete with popcorn and treats.
Show up at their events.
Cheer their accomplishments.
Using blankets and chairs, or a card table, build a clubhouse together and have a picnic inside.
Read “I love you” books together.
Let them stay up past their bedtime with you and watch cartoon classics together.
Listen, and let them make their own decisions whenever possible.
Make them a coupon book filled with things they’d enjoy doing, or things they’d like to get out of doing.
Take a day off from everything: work, household duties, technology, etc. and focus entirely on them.
Write them a poem using the initials of their name.
Decorate their room for no reason.
Create a sign that lavishes them with praise.
Kidnap them from school and take them out for lunch.
Make home a fun place to be.
Make a treasure box from an old shoe box, fill it with “gold” (chocolate coins) and make an official looking treasure map with clues for them to locate the hidden treasure with.
Go to the store and let them pick out all the ingredients to make banana splits. Make and eat them together.
Wrap up in a warm blanket together and take turns making up stories to tell each other.
Make a list of things you love about them and put it on their pillow before bedtime.
Talk about what they did in their day at dinnertime.
Sit down together and write a list of fun activities to do in a day. Write each idea on small slips of paper, roll up the papers and stick them inside balloons.Blow up all the balloons and then pop one balloon at a time until you have completed all the activities.
Celebrate their milestones.
Find a common interest.
Play back rub/tickle games—ie; Spider crawling up your back…
Make a CD with all their favourite tunes and have a dance party.
Model good character in the home.
Be clear about your values.
Show respect for your spouse, your children, and other family members.
Model and teach your children good manners.
Have family meals together without television as often as possible.
Plan as many family activities as possible. Involve your children in the planning.
Don’t provide your children access to alcohol or drugs.
Plan family service projects or civic activities.
Read to your children and keep good literature in the home.
Limit your children’s spending money.
Discuss the holidays and their meanings. Have family celebrations and establish family traditions.
Capitalize on the “teachable moment.” Use situations to spark family discussions on important issues.
Assign home responsibilities to all family members.
Set clear expectations for your children and hold them accountable for their actions.
Keep your children busy in positive activities.
Learn to say no and mean it.
Know where your children are, what they are doing, and with whom.
Refuse to cover for your children or make excuses for their inappropriate behaviour.
Know what television shows, videos, and movies your children are watching.
Remember that you are the adult! Children don’t need another buddy, but they desperately need a parent who cares enough to set and enforce appropriate limits for their behaviour.
Say “I understand” and mean it.
Ask for their opinion….and listen!
Think discipline (teach) vs. punish.
Empower them to help.
Praise him for telling the truth.
Take/maintain an interest in their interests.
Smile all you can.
Use humour to connect.
Remember when children are hurting, they can act most unlovable. Be there for them.
Acknowledge his feelings.
Avoid excessive lectures.
Share your own past struggles …..within reason.
Create a new tradition with them.
Do not ridicule them.
Do what you say.
Share how you feel.
Catch them doing things right.
Hug them regularly.
Remember kids are always learning—and so are you.
Catch them doing something right.
Ask for their opinion.
Love them no matter what!
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”~ Albert Einstein
Lord, I just want to say THANK YOU, Because this morning I woke up and knew where my children were.
Because this morning my home was still standing, Because this morning I am not crying Because my spouse, my child, my brother or sister, my parent does not need to be buried or to be pulled out from underneath a pile of concrete,
Because this morning I was able to drink a glass of water, Because this morning I was able to turn on the light, Because this morning I was able to take a shower, Because this morning I was not planning a funeral,
But most of all I thank you this morning because I still have life and a voice to cry out for those in trouble. Lord I cry out to you, the One that makes the impossible, possible,
The One that turns darkness in to light, I cry out that You give those mothers strength,
That You give them peace that surpasses all understanding, That You may open the streets so that help can come, That You may provide doctors, nurses, food, water, and all that they need in a blink of an eye.
For all those that have lost family members, give them peace, give them hope, give them courage to continue to go on! Protect the children and shield them with your power.
I pray all this in the name of Jesus!!!
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” ~ Psalm 46
Michael Jackson RIP includes Daddy’s Poem & a few amazing Videos
(See Michael Jackson’s 20 Greatest Videos below)
It’s hard to believe it’s been 8 years since news broadcasters around the world made the shocking announcement that Michael Jackson was dead.
8 Years after that fateful day on June 25, 2009, the controversy surrounding his death linger……,
but Jackson’s fans will ALWAYS remember the King of Pop for his music.
born United States – Aug 29, 1958 Died 25th June 2009
Popular Michael Jackson albums include “Thriller”, “HIStory” & “Dangerous”
“Best, Netherlands – April 2, 2011: Michael Jackson statue in Best, Netherlands. This statue was depicted on Michael Jackson’s 1995 album HIStory and was later on purchased by the owners of the Best McDonald’s to be used as an eyecatcher for their restaurant.”
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”~ Michael Jackson
Inspirational Quotes by the American pop singer and entertainer
“My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive.. the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.” ~Michael Jackson
“I was a veteran before I was a teenager.” ~Michael Jackson
“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.” ~Michael Jackson
“Just because it’s in print doesn’t mean it is the gospel. People write negatives things, cause they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them, doesn’t sell.” ~Michael Jackson
“The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.” ~Michael Jackson
I’m just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarrass easily.” ~Michael Jackson
“And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.” ~Michael Jackson
Munich, Germany – January 02 2016: Cards and letters in memory of Michael Jackson at the statue of Orlando di Lasso, in front of the Bayerischer Hof Hotel where pop star stayed for his concerts
Daddy’s Poem Her hair was up in a pony tail,
her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school, and she couldn’t wait to go.
But her mummy tried to tell her,
that she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone
But she was not afraid;
she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
of why he wasn’t there today.
But still her mother worried,
for her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
she tried to keep her daughter home
But the little girl went to school
eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees
a dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in back,
for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
anxious in their seats.
One by one the teacher called
a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
as seconds slowly passed.
At last the teacher called her name,
every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
for a man who wasn’t there.
“Where’s her daddy at?”
she heard a boy call out.
“She probably doesn’t have one,”
another student dared to shout.
And from somewhere near the back,
she heard a daddy say,
“Looks like another deadbeat dad,
too busy to waste his day.”
The words did not offend her,
as she smiled up at her Mum.
And looked back at her teacher,
who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back,
slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
came words incredibly unique.
“My Daddy couldn’t be here,
because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
since this is such a special day.
And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
and how much he loves me so.
He loved to tell me stories
he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
and taught me to fly a kite.
We used to share fudge sundaes,
and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I’m not standing here alone.
“Cause my daddy’s always with me,
even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
he’ll forever be in my heart”.
With that, her little hand reached up,
and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
beneath her favorite dress.
And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads,
her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
who was wise beyond her years.
For she stood up for the love
of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
doing what was right.
And when she dropped her hand back down,
staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
but its message clear and loud.
“I love my daddy very much,
he’s my shining star.
And if he could, he’d be here,
but heaven’s just too far.
You see he was a policeman
and died just this past year
When airplanes hit the towers
and taught us all to fear.
But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it’s like he never went away.”
And then she closed her eyes,
and saw him there that day.
And to her mothers amazement,
she witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
all starting to close their eyes.
Who knows what they saw before them,
who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
they saw him at her side.
“I know you’re with me Daddy,”
to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt.
Not one in that room could explain it,
for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.
And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
by the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
that heaven is never too far.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them,
but then an entire life to forget them.
Take the time…to live and love!
Michael until eternity. God bless!
Dedicated to Michael Jackson RIP ❤ Remember his 3 Children!
Los Angeles, USA – June 26, 2012: Michael Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as fans remember the artist and leave messages to say goodbye in Los Angeles.
Michael Jackson, one of the biggest pop icons in modern history, has passed away at the age of 50.Although Jackson’s music career hit its peak in the 80’s, his influence on music, and especially music videos, has persisted throughout.And Jackson’s YouTube channel – which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Thriller – includes all of his most popular videos, many of which have been viewed tens of millions of times.
The best way to pay tribute to The King of Pop would be through sharing his work. Below, some of our favorite Jackson videos (a full collection can be found here), lead off by what’s regarded by many as the greatest music video of all-time: Thriller.
Michael Jackson’s 20 Greatest Videos
20. “Jam” (1992)
19. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (1979)
18. “Remember the Time” (1992)
17. “She’s Out of My Life” (1979)
16. “Man in the Mirror” (1987)
15. “Captain EO” (1986)
14. “They Don’t Care About Us” (1996)
13. “Say Say Say” (1983)
12. “Can You Feel It” (1981)
11. “In the Closet” (1992)
10. “Who Is It” (1995)
9. “Black or White” (1991)
8. “Leave Me Alone” (1989)
7. “Beat It” (1983)
6. “Rock With You” (1979)
5. “Smooth Criminal” (1988)
4. “Scream” (1995)
3. “Billie Jean” (1983)
2. “Bad” (1987)
1. “Thriller” (1983)
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort.
In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream.
And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” ~Michael Jackson