:D List of 100 things to do when you get bored

1. Take lots of deep breaths and listen to the sound of your own breathing.*
2. Play music. *
3. Rearrange the furniture in your room.
4. Reread your favorite book.*
5. Look at the stars.*
6. Exercise.*
7. Clean something.*
8. Make a list of all the things that stress you out.
9. Rent a movie.*
10. Make up stories (in your head) about strangers. *
11. Say a prayer. *
12. Record a funny message on your message machine.
13. Write a poem. *
14. Sing a song. *
15. Learn to do something new.
16. Burn incense.
17. Light a candle for someone you miss.
18. Plan a party. *
19. Take a nap.
20. Paint a picture. *
21. Teach your pet a trick.
22. Plant something.
23. Bake brownies – or try.
24. Cry.
25. Take a bath with your clothes on.
26. Beat up your pillow.
27. Meditate.
28. Look at old photographs. *
29. Go into a sealed room and scream.
30. Restyle your hair.
31. Make funny faces in the mirror. *
32. Play a sport.
33. Drink a cup of tea.
34. Drink a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
35. Destroy something. *
36. Fix something – possibly the thing you destroyed. *
37. Take a hike. *
38. Give yourself a good talking to. *
39. Don’t talk for the whole day.
40. Climb a tree. *
41. Write a letter to someone you’re mad at (but don’t send it!).
42. Dance. *
43. Plan a trip, even if you can’t really take one. *
44. Eat something for the first time.*
45. Learn to do something new on the computer. *
46. Practice belching.
47. Eat something yummy.
48. Buy new underwear.*
49. Try role playing. *
50. Practice kissing, one your own hand.
51. Wear something you never wear.
52. Smell flowers.*
53. Daydream. *
54. Walk in the rain. *
55. Try to figure out how many grains there are in a quarter of sand.
56. Read a story out loud. *
57. Go to a movie. *
58. Work on your collection on whatever it is you collect.
59. Throw out something you don’t use anymore.
60. Go to a museum. *
61. Make a comic book. *
62. Make a tape/cd of your favorite song(s).
63. Learn to play the harmonica.
64. Learn some words in a foreign language. *
65. Memorize the phone numbers you call most often.
66. Whistle. *
67. Do tomorrow’s homework. *
68. Learn to juggle.
69. Practice telling jokes.
70. Learn something about your ancestors.
71. Stand on your head.
72. Visit a playground and go on the swings. *
73. Write a love letter (send it if brave enough). *(didnotsend)
74. Watch a ball game. *
75. Practice writing with your other hand. *
76. Make animal noises. *(*blushes*)
77. Skate. *
78. Visualize your perfect place. *
79. Blow bubbles. *
80. Go to the library. *
81. Take a ride on the bus.
82. Line your drawers with weird rapping paper.
83. Write a letter to your congressperson expressing a political opinion.
84. Read about a religion you know very little about. *
85. Go through your baby things and reminisce.
86. Update your address book.
87. Explore the jungle under your bed.
88. Ride your bike. *
89. Ponder the universe. *
90. Read the newspaper. *
91. Play solitaire.*
92. Fly a kite.
93. Make a collage.
94. Go jogging.
95. Make a list about all the great things about yourself, if you don’t know any, make them up!*
96. Play scrabble and be all the players.
97. Write a letter to your future children and explain to then about yourself.
98. Enter a contest.
99. Teach yourself sign-language.*
100. Make a list of 100 things to do when you get bored. *

Star Fish – Make a Difference

Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer he called out,”Good morning! What are you doing?” The young man paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.” “I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?” “The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.” “But, young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!” The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

Turning the Fear of Transformation into the Transformation of Fear

Sometimes I feel that my life is a series of trapeze swings. I’m either hanging on to a trapeze bar swinging along or, for a few moments in my life, I’m hurtling across space in between trapeze bars. Most of the time, I spend my life hanging on for dear life to my trapeze-bar-of-the-moment. It carries me along at a certain steady rate of swing and I have the feeling that I’m in control of my life. I know most of the right questions and even some of the answers.
But every once in a while as I’m merrily (or even not-so-merrily) swinging along, I look out ahead of me into the distance and what do I see? I see another trapeze bar swinging toward me. It’s empty and I know, in that place in me that knows, that this new trapeze bar has my name on it. It is my next step, my growth, and my aliveness coming to get me. In my heart of hearts I know that, for me to grow, I must release my grip on this present, well known bar and move to the new one. Each time it happens to me I hope (no, I pray) that I won’t have to let go of my old bar completely before I grab the new one. But in my knowing place, I know that I must totally release my grasp on my old bar and, for some moment in time, I must hurtle across space before I can grab onto the new bar. Each time, I am filled with terror. It doesn’t matter that in all my previous hurtles across the void of unknowing I have always made it. I am each time afraid that I will miss, that I will be crushed on unseen rocks in the bottomless chasm between bars. I do it anyway. Perhaps this is the essence of what the mystics call the faith experience. No guarantees, no net, no insurance policy, but you do it anyway because somehow to keep hanging on to that old bar is no longer on the list of alternatives. So, for an eternity that can last a microsecond or a thousand lifetimes, I soar across the dark void of “the past is gone, the future is not yet here.” It’s called “transition.” I have come to believe that this transition is the only place that real change occurs. I mean real change, not the pseudo-change that only lasts until the next time my old buttons get punched.
I have noticed that, in our culture, this transition zone is looked upon as a “no-thing,” a no place between places. Sure, the old trapeze bar was real, and that new one coming towards me, I hope that’s real, too. But the void in between? Is that just a scary, confusing, disorienting nowhere that must be gotten through as fast and as unconsciously as possible? NO! What a wasted opportunity that would be. I have a sneaking suspicion that the transition zone is the only real thing and the bars are illusions we dream up to avoid the void where the real change, the real growth, occurs for us. Whether or not my hunch is true, it remains that the transition zones in our lives are incredibly rich places. They should be honored, even savored. Yes, with all the pain and fear and feelings of being out of control that can (but not necessarily) accompany transitions, they are still the most alive, most growth-filled, passionate, expansive moments in our lives. We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
So, transformation of fear may have nothing to do with making fear go away, but rather with giving ourselves permission to “hang out” in the transition between trapezes. Transforming our need to grab that new bar, any bar, is allowing ourselves to dwell in the only place where change really happens. It can be terrifying. It can also be enlightening in the true sense of the word. Hurtling through the void, we just may learn how to fly.

21 Suggestions for Success

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

Smile :)

“… A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give…”

~Author Unknown

Top 10 Ways To Get Rid Of A Telemarketer

1. Say, “No,” over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each no, and keep an even tempo even as they’re trying to speak. Maybe sing a song with all “No’s” This is the most fun if you can keep going until they hang up.

2. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could use it. Ask, “How long can I keep it? Do I have to ever pay it back, or is it like that other money I borrowed before my bankruptcy?”

3. If they start out with, “How are you today?” say, “Why do you want to know?” Or you can say, “I’m so glad you asked, because no one seems to care these days and I have all these problems, my colon is acting up again, my rectum is sore, my pet rock just died…” When they try to get back to the sales process, just keep talking about your problems… if they persist – ask them why they don’t care.

4. If the person says he’s Joe Shmoe from the Acme Company, ask him to spell his name, then ask him to spell the company name, then ask for his address. Ask for landmarks. Continue asking questions about the company for as long as necessary.

5. This one works better if you are male: Telemarketer: “Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m with Roger Dodd Services…. You: “Hang on a second.” (few seconds pause) “Okay, (in a really husky voice) what are you wearing?”

6. If you get one of those pushy sales people who just won’t shut up, patiently listen to their sales pitch. When they try to close the deal, tell them that you’ll need to go get your credit card. Then, just set the phone down and go do laundry, go shopping or whatever. See how long that commission based scum waits for you to get your credit card.

7. If a long distance phone company calls trying to get you to sign up for their Family and Friends plan, reply, in as sinister a voice as you can, “I don’t have any friends… would you be my friend?” If that doesn’t work, say “Please.”

8. Tell them you work for the same company they work for. For example: Telemarketer: “This is John From Acme Sales.”

You: “Acme Sales, hey I work for them too! Which center are you calling from?”
Telemarketer: “Uh, Dallas, Texas.”
You: “Great, how’s business over there? The weather? Too bad the company has a policy against selling to employees! Oh well, see ya.”

9. Let the person go through their spiel, providing minimal but necessary feedback in the form of an occasional “Uh-huh, really, or, “That’s fascinating.” Finally, when they ask you to buy, ask them to marry you. They get all flustered, but just tell them you couldn’t give your credit card number to someone who’s a complete stranger. You might even find your soulmate.

10. Tell the telemarketer (this is my personal favorite) you are busy and if they will give you their phone number you will call them back. If they say they are not allowed to give out their number, then ask them for their home number and tell them you will call them at home (this is usually the most effective method of getting rid of telemarketers). If the sales person says, “Well, I don’t really want to get a call at home,” say, “Ya! Now you know how I feel.” (smiling, of course…)

A wealth of wisdom and experience lies behind the simple saying “let go”

To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another. To let go is not to enable, but allow learning from natural consequences. To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands. To let go is not to try to change or blame another, it’s to make the most of myself. To let go is not to care for, but to care about. To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive. To let go is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being. To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their destinies. To let go is not to be protective, it’s to permit another to face reality. To let go is not to deny, but to accept. To let go is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them. To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it. To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody, but to try to become what I dream I can be. To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future. To let go is to fear less and love more
Remember…. The time to love is short


Does anybody hear her?

She is running
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction
She is trying …

But the canyon’s ever widening
In the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find …

She’s another two years older
And she’s three more steps behind…

Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even knows she’s going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?

She is yearning
For shelter and affection
That she never found at home …

She is searching
For a hero to ride in
To ride in and save the day
And in walks her prince charming
And he knows just what to say
Momentary lapse of reason
And she gives herself away …

If judgement looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Can’t see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her …

Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even knows she’s going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?

Definitions of love

What is love?

Love is when you sacrifice yourself for the sake of your beloved one.

Love is the sweetness of lips, the tenderness of hands, and madness in the soul, which slowly passes into folly.

Love is self-sacrifice.

Love is an indescribable feeling, capable of raising you to Olympus and of giving you a possibility to feel wings behind your back.

Love is a bright disinterested feeling, touching, brittle, tender and is childishly naive… the best in the world…

Love – this when you experience the sense of love, the entire world in your eyes is seen through rose-coloured spectacles. Still no one has given a clear definition of love. What love is and how to derive its precise formula is known to no one. Many people wait for it, look for it, find, lose and again look for it… But indeed a dream exists for approaching it!

Love… What does it mean for you? A complex question, but many people can accurately say that they did experience this feeling and are experiencing it now. It is when you cannot live a minute without this person, when you part at least for 2 hours, and you are already longing for him/her and wait with the impatience for your new meeting.

Love is when nothing is excessive, when everything is enough and you don’t need anything more.

Love is the most lofty feeling, which strongly brings you closer together with another person… when you understand, that you have found it… and see no one around you… when you can’t leave a second without him/her… you want this person to be all the time with you… And he/she becomes your life…

Love is when you are next to someone, you feel happy.

Love is a lofty positive attitude to someone. It is distinguished by depth and force of feelings experienced to another person. The sense of love has deep intimate nature. Love can cause very strong diseases for example such as infatuation. It can be platonic. Love is an emotional feeling which gives optimum possibilities.

Love is a great aim for each human being. Love lives in us and we arise it ourselves. But in order to wake it up, another person is needed! The universe finds sense only when we have a person to share our feelings. Encounter with the chosen one waits for us, but frequently we avoid it ourselves!

Love is similar to the wind: it is not evident, but you feel it.

Love is always patient and kind, it is never jealous. Love is never boastful and vain, rough and selfish. It does not offend and is never offended.

True love is similar to life; it is given once and for all! Love is an element which can be compared only with death. If you love you are ready to do anything and only death can stop it…

Love is communication, pleasant for both, but incomprehensible to others.

Love is the purest and most pleasant feeling in the world and at the same time complex and sometimes very incomprehensible feeling.

The phrase “I love you” is able to turn the entire world upside down.

Love is the thread which connects two souls.

Love makes life sensible.

Love is sacrifice for the sake of your chosen one.

Love changes you both inside and outside.

Love can’t be explained briefly. Remember, if its manifestations appear it means that you have found the most expensive gold in your life. Beware not to lose it!!!

“…I’m gonna love you darling, live and love you all the time, until I die …”