Thursday, February 26, 2009

Abandon Limitations

DREAM BIG is my best advise to you, Dream Big!  No matter what it is you want or are reaching for, it is attainable provided that you have only positive intentions toward that end.  It is only then that you will see how incredibly powerful you are.

Its always important to have a dream and to be very creative in that dream. In fact as creative as you can imagine.  Just remember to not limit your dream size.  It will be amazing in a short period of time if you continue to stay positive and only think about the way you want the out come to be.  Then you will be on the road to attainment.

You never know what you can create because inside your mind you have all the tools necessary to succeed.  Just don't limit yourself because limitations can minimize the outcome.  

I have always believed that you can do anything you put your mind to.  No matter how big or small you can achieve those goals.  They are actually ripe for the taking provided that you remain thinking outside the box.  In fact an old boyfriend always told me to control your mind because what you think and put your mind mostly on will become reality in some way shape or form.  

For Ann my wonderful friend & My Family in New Zealand 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"The Boy From Bombay"

There are times I feel like I am the proverbial "boy from Bombay" who has no legs nor arms in which to manuvour themselves.  Its kind of like a moment where you can really empathize with those lonely nameless people who live on the streets of Burma, Bangladesh, or Bombay for example.

While I have never been to India, infact I dont know anyone from India,  I have in the past heard of young children begging on the streets of these poor countries.   My heart goes out to all of the impoverished people in the world.  And I don't mean to make light of their plight.  

In any case, I am very blessed to not be among those people who are living with such difficult circumstances.  Although I use them as a description as to how I feel or how I used to feel before I got my super cool walker!  (You  might remember the Blog I wrote that was kind of a silly song. That was because I was so excited to be in control of some wheels again that I wrote a song titled "Me and My Walker.")

Something that I do when I am feeling a little blue is make a silly song out of what I am doing to just bring some levity to the moment.  It works for me sometimes and I offer this as a suggestion to my readers.  

I think it is really important to try to maintain the best attitude you can while going through the difficult moments or months or even years that your bound to have.  In the end it all gets knitted together to become the summary of your life.  It's not what your circumstances are, its what you make of your circumstances.  That is where it comes from.  Remember to not chastise yourself for feeling blue.  Just remember that you have to pick yourself back up and continue on doing your best while keeping your head held high.  It really does work in the long run.  I promise you this, it really does work.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Finding Your Goals

"Just remember that someday you'll be swimming with the turtles again," said my mother when I was in the hospital after having a massive stroke. I had had a massive stroke. That at first had left me in a coma, for a few weeks. And then as the coma lifted I was left with questions. And more questions. Things I didnt understand, things I couldn't understand. Nightmares were common place. Infact I still have memories of those horrible nightmares. Where was I? What had happened to me? Who was I? Who? What? Why? Where? When? I needed all those questions answered, and there was nobody there to answer them, sadly enough. My aspumtion was that the hospital was feeding me so many drugs that I felt like I had become some sort of baboon, so to speak.

So when my mother said that I would be swimming with the turtles again, I rolled my eyes in disbelief. I was thinking there is no way that I can imagine anything but this incredibly sad change in fortune,that had become my life. You see, my mother had absolutely no clue as to what I was going through. At that point in time I could not walk, could not see much at all, could not have any sence of independence, cryed for my lost children, and oh my gosh so much more. The tears were my solice, it seemed they were my only friend. For several hours a day I would cry. My life was over, I thought. I had had a massive stroke.  And along with it everything I knew from my previous life was gone. And in its wake all I had was this inconcevable life which I did not want any part of.

And so it went for many months on end. That I would be stuck in this horrible place of sadness, with no family to buffer the blows I was experiencing.  Kind of like winding up on a deserted Island all alone.  One thing is for sure, I was going through this alone.  And I wanted to die.  

Although I found myself in such distress, in the end it turned out my mother  was right.
I would be swimming with the turtles again.  Infact it turns out that sometime in the next month I will be going to a beach in Kihei named Kavakapu.  It's absolutely pristine, I love it there.    

In light of this, I encourage anybody and really everybody to have the best attitude you can drum up.   In the end this is the only way life will works at its best.  Take kindly what life gives you and remember that its all in how you perceive what is happening not just what you think is happening.  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

On Maui its Humpback Whale Season!

On Maui 
Its Humpback Whale Season!

Male Humpbacks average 40 to 48 feet, with females ranging from 45 to 50 feet in length. They weigh anywhere from 25 to 40 tons. Their heads take up about one third of their body length and their most recognizable trait, their long flippers run from one quarter to one third the length of their bodies. They reach sexual maturity at age 6 to 8 years, with females giving birth every two to three years to calves weighing up to one ton and 10 to 15 feet long. Calves feed on mother's milk for a year before being weaned.

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Valentine's Day is Almost Here...

GiftTree Flowers

Its Valentine's Day!

Are you ready?

It always seems that it comes too quickly.  If you're not ready yet, check out this website!  There's great ideas on there.  Including beautiful bouquets, gift baskets, and delicious gourmet chocolate!

This is what every child needs to have as part of their childhood experience. This classic toy can last forever and continues to be a favorite among kids of all ages. Explore this website to find a variety of different wagons, bikes, trikes, and much more.  Click on the picture and you are there. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Inspirational Thought for the Day

This is a bit of prose that i use every so often to get inspired, especially on days where I feel the need to be creative in my thoughts, and today is one of those days. 
(picture of Hana, Maui one of my favorite destinations near where I live)

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without 
surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. 
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. 
Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. 
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

I am hoping that you will find this as inspirational as I have through the years, in fact I often use this bit of prose to start the morning off right. I recommend you to print Desirderada or any part there of for your personal use, should you find it enlightening.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Inspirational Quote

As I was looking for something inspirational to send this blog off with, I came upon a lovely message that I thought was worthy of sending. 

"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it."  Oprah Winfrey

I really felt that this resonated with me. If you like please leave me a comment. 

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Sunset From My Home

I thought it would be nice to let my fellow bloggers know where I live as it is pretty awesome, I'd say. The reason I feel that it is so awesome is because I get to stay warm all year long and I get to wear shorts and skirts without even a thought about feeling a
chill nearly everyday.

On top of all of this, the beauty of Maui is astounding. I could write on this all day and in fact, I used to work for a company publishing "The Guide to Maui".  Because of this I feel pretty knowledgeable about the place I call home. 

 I live in a place called Kula and I feel truly blessed to be one of the few who get to live on a small acreage (about 4 acres). It is absolutely gorgeous with pristine vistas from nearly every room in my house. It dawns on me that I need to be more thankful for it has been a dream for so long to pull up into my garage and nearly blow my mind at the view. 

And then I need to remind myself that it is about balance, it is always about balance. On one hand I live the life that so many would die for, and on the other hand, having had a stroke that nearly killed me followed by kidney cancer just last year (P.S. happily, they think they got it all), then thyroid disease, and also a condition that has yet been unnamed but is autoimmune in nature and causes tremendous pain most days. I wear patches due to the pain, and as I write this I feel exhausted at the very thought of all that I have to deal with.  In essence, what I am trying to say is that I am no different than anyone else. We all have our moments of bliss, or near bliss, and we all have our moments when frustration gets the best of us. It's a package deal, I hear myself saying. Yes, indeed, it is a package deal.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Imagine the world living in peace
Imagine no selfishness
Imagine no hunger
Imagine a cure for all disease
Imagine no homelessness
Imagine everyone surrounded by warmth
Imagine truth abounding
Imagine no hatred
Imagine that the world can see the beauty in each other
Imagine the world living as one
Imagine unleashed hope 
Imagine humility
Imagine honor amongst all people


There is a place on Maui that I love to go because it is a place where the wind blows my hair,  gets in my nostrils and makes me feel  So Alive. I absolutely LOVE it because I can feel that I am a part of the entire scenery.  The ocean, the wind and where the elephant rock meets the sea.  It's all there to greet me if I close my eyes and recognize that at this moment I have all that I need. It is so amazing that words cannot possibly describe the enormity of the feeling you get when you just stand there and BE. 

It is a place that takes me as far away as I want to get and at the same time it's whispering to me that I've got everything I need right here. Right now. 

Maybe this is called life and I shouldn't be expecting anything more from it than this.