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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~ William A. Ward
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/coachcecily

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A sincere feeling of appreciation has the power to change how we see our lives and the world around us. Kim Allen
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/coachcecily

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‎"You want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully, and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life."— Joe Vitale
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/coachcecily

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. - Oprah Winfrey
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/coachcecily


Recyclable Glass Jars of Jam for Christmas 2010

This is my contribution to save the planet. I used recyclable art in all glass jars of jam in order to make them useful articles to decorate my Christmas party like the ones I present in the link listed below. Others are coming soon :)


35 Little Acts of Kindness

One small, thoughtful gesture can make someone else's day...
01. Say "Good morning" to a person standing next to you in the elevator.
02. Pay the toll for the driver behind you.
03. Take a minute to direct someone who is lost, even though you're rushing.
04. Write a letter to a child who could use some extra attention. Kids love getting mail.
05. Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, especially in extreme weather.
06. Give a homeless person your doggie bag.
07. Say "I love you" to someone you love.
08. Put a coin in an expired meter.
09. Help a mother carry her baby stroller up the subway stairs, or hold a door open for her.
10. Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old.
11. Take someone's shift as the car-pool parent.
12. Bring your assistant coffee.
13. Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend.
14. Say "please" and "thank you"—and really mean it.
15. When you're on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person.
16. Don't interrupt when someone is explaining herself.
17. Let a fellow driver merge into your lane.
18. Offer to baby-sit for a single mom.
19. Put your shopping cart back in its place.
20. Call or write to a teacher who changed your life.
21. Bring a box of doughnuts to share at the office.
22. Forgive someone a debt–and never bring it up again.
23. Listen with all your senses.
24. Write a note to the boss of someone who helps you, and explain how great a job that person is doing.
25. Simply say "I'm sorry" when you're wrong.
26. Throw away your trash—and someone else's—after a movie, picnic or visit to a park.
27. Encourage someone who seems despondent.
28. Volunteer to take care of a friend's dog while he is vacationing.
29. Help a friend pack for a move.
30. Ask someone "How are you really doing?"—and then really listen to her response.
31. Offer change when the person in front of you at the register comes up short.
32. Before a friend moves away, give her your favorite recipe or quote and a photo of the two of you together.
33. Leave a generous tip for a pleasant waiter.
34. At work, offer to transfer a caller who needs help from another department.
35. Pass along a great book you've just finished reading.
(source:  Kim Jones and Cecily MacArthur on Facebook)


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Fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but wiser people are full of doubts.


Are You Entitled Or Worthy?

(By Staci Backauskas) When I was a kid, I remember a friend of my brother’s getting diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease. His bones were growing too fast for his body and it caused excruciating pain in his knees. Recently, the growth I’ve experienced feels too big for my heart, like Osgood-Schlatter of the soul. When my girlfriend called me selfish for always driving 20 miles to pick her up so we could spend time together, my default was to defend myself. I was being kind, caring, considerate. Didn’t I lend her my car on Saturdays to do her errands? Selfish? What in the world was she talking about? ”You wanted me where you wanted me, Staci,” she said. “If I wanted to be there, I know how to take the bus.”(click on the link to read full article: http://wisdomalacarte.net/blog/are-you-entitled-or-worthy/2010/07/)

Three Tips for Learning How to Live the Early Days of Entrepreneurship

(By Meredith Levick) You may find yourself in a panic before breakfast, and it’s baffling to you because, hey, you’re livin’ the dream. And by “the dream” I mean building your business as an entrepreneur. “Isn’t this what I wanted?” you ask yourself anxiously. “Isn’t this what I’d been planning for when I was in that cubicle?” (click on the link to read full article: http://blogs.forbes.com/work-in-progress/2010/11/05/three-tips-for-learning-how-to-live-the-early-days-of-entrepreneurship/)
(source: Danielle Boonstra on Facebook)

Be Who You Are – Staying True to Yourself

(By MJ Schrader) Who are you? Not your name, your birth sign, your parents, your address or your job. Those are just facts and figures, they are not the ideas, thoughts, hopes and dreams that create the unique person that is the one and only YOU. What makes your heart soar? What disappoints you? What gives you energy? What do you wish you could improve? (click on the link to read full article: http://wisdomalacarte.net/blog/be-who-you-are-staying-true-to-yourself/2010/06/)

Self-Esteem and Self-Talk

(By Kim K Carter) "If you find yourself struggling with issues of self-esteem, you are not alone. Some statistics claim that 85% of the population struggles with low self-esteem at some point in their lives. That is an astounding majority of people!" (click on the link to read full article: http://networkedblogs.com/ahKWD)

Turning Change To Your Advantage

(By Rich Talbot) "No business can expect to be static and prosper for long; all need to grow and develop. Sometimes the change might be a deliberate and scheduled process – expansion or restructuring of the business; a merger or takeover; a new direction or policy; a significant personnel change pe...rhaps." (click on the link to see full article: http://www.socialmediaalacarte.com/2010/09/turning-change-to-your-advantage/)

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Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/coachcecily

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/coachcecily

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There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/coachcecily

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"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell"
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook) 

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Whatever happened in the past, forgive yourself and others. Choose love. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
(source: Cecily MacArthur on Facebook) 



Putting my hands on the soil

Putting my hands on the soil~~~~I see how little I am!
Putting my hands on the soil~~~~I see how narrow I know!
Putting my hands on the soil~~~~I see how many things I miss!
Putting my hands on the soil~~~~I feel how awesome the universe is!
Putting my hands on the soil~~~~I feel the love of the universe (some called it as "God)!
So~~~~~I am humbled at the power of universe!
Because I am so little!
So~~~~~I have my head down to the universe!
Because I am so little!
(source: Yoonok Kim on FB)

An anonymous statement

"Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Life's too short to be anything but happy. - Anonymous" (source: CecilyMacArthur on FB)

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To be simple is to be great.

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Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.

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The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

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To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.