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Your Life Can Change in the Blink of an Eye

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Your life can change in the blink of an eye. We are creatures of habit and chances are that what you are doing right now is what you did yesterday at this same time and what you’ll probably be doing tomorrow at the same time, too. We usually get up at the same time, eat the same foods, do the same thing every day and be around the same people. Same ole, same ole. Day after day.

Until one day, one moment, everything changes.

Change can come faster than the blink of an eye.

We get laid off.

Our spouse leaves us.

We get rejected.

We accept a job in another country.

We get denied a loan.

We decide to leave or stay in school.

You win the lottery.

Your car gets sideswiped and you weren’t wearing your seatbelt.

You fall down the stairs.

Your house burns down.

Kind of morbid to think about, I know, but even though we like to think that not much changes in our lives, the reality is that change can happen and does happen instantly. Sometimes we are prepared for it and sometimes we’re not. Sometimes we choose to change and sometimes it’s forced upon us.

Sometimes the change is for the good (woohoo!) and sometimes it’s for the bad.

Yes, external factors can change our lives and there’s not a whole lot we can do about that. Crap happens to everyone.

But, more importantly, we can change our lives in the blink of an eye. We can decide right this second to decide to change our lives for the better. We do this by changing our thoughts. Changing our thoughts leads to changing our actions. Changing our actions leads to making different (hopefully better) decisions about your life.

Changing one thing in your life turns to changing other things in your life.

Pretty soon it’s not same ole, same ole every day.

Your life can change.

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Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget those who gave their lives for the freedom that we enjoy every day.



At 11:00 a.m. today, November 11, 2013, there will be a minute of silence for the entire country.

How will you remember?

In Flanders Fields written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

I am so thankful to be born in Canada and for those who have given so much so that I can continue to be thankful for our freedoms. We take so much for granted, but so many have sacrified for us all.

Thank you, veterans everywhere.

The Meaning of Life

I quite like this video about The Meaning of Life.

(if you don’t see the video, click here to watch it)

The Meaning of Life:

  • Be happy
  • Show up
  • Follow your heart
  • Find a new perspective
  • Have a sense of wonder
  • Find people you love
  • Set goals
  • Help others
  • Dance
  • Pamper yourself
  • Face your fears
  • Go to a museum
  • Exercise
  • Limit television
  • Get in touch with nature
  • Lighten up
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Read books
  • Buy yourself flowers
  • Don’t compare yourself with others
  • Don’t beat yourself up
  • Be open to new ideas
  • Don’t focus on negative thoughts
  • Focus on creating what you desire
  • Make time just to have fun
  • Keep the romance in your life
  • Make a gratitude list
  • Love your Mother Earth
  • Want what you have
  • Be true to yourself

What do you think is missing from the list?

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