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Inner Peace

I remember that day when..

I noticed how much I enjoy listening to the Holly Quran being recited!

I must admit, the voice and speed of the reciter plays a very important role; listening to him, especially while i’m driving, gives me inner peace, free of thought, comfort, and hope.

I grew up in a Muslim world that keeps reminding me about the value of reciting the Holly Quran, but not until recently that i started to fully absorb its impacting miracle on my inner being.

I Wish You Happiness

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We were celebrating our colleague, who has become our newest married man, over a friendly dinner..

While we were enjoying the lovely meal a topic of conversation started with a question…
What would you wish for the newly wedded couple?

One answer was contentment,  another was respect, and another was good health…

Yet, my answer was simple… Happiness!

Without happiness,  you will not be able to enjoy ur good health, you will not be able to appreciate the respect you have for one another, and finally you will not reach a stage of content…

What do you guys think?   What would you wish a newly wedded couple?

Your Compass, Your Guide

I remember that day when..

I received this via email and I had to share it with you, especially for the ‘Star Wars’ fans like myself 🙂

“Your Compass, Your Guide” by Mary Morrissey
April 1, 2013

Do you remember in the early Star Wars movies the great wisdom that came through the character, Yoda? One of his wisdom teachings has stayed with me a long time. I want to offer it to you today:.

Yoda: …A Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight….

Luke: …Is the dark side stronger?.

Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive..

Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?.

Yoda: You will know… when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack…Already know you that which you need..

Luke: I don’t believe it..

Yoda: That is why you fail..

So, as you make decisions today, look for that peace and calm that is the confirmation that you are in tune with the Way of Things. Turn to that peace and calm as your compass and believe that it will guide you..

May the Force Be With You,.

Mary Morrissey

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Another Person Spreading Positivity

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I was happy and impressed with such a positive campaign!

As i was surfing through the many blogs i enjoy, i came across this post from a fellow blogger named ‘Surprise&More’ as this post introduced a new campaign being launched in Kuwait which aims to spread happiness among people through 10 small and easy steps including:

. Writing your negative feelings on a balloon and allow it to fly away
. Rate your happiness (1-5) by picking up a lemon and make lemonade
. Hopscotch to the next station
. Wall of gratitude

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and my favorite…

. Biting a pencil horizontally will automatically make a person smile! 😀

Many thanks to Mrs. Intisar Salem Al Sabah for this amazing campaign, and for Surprise&More for this post! 🙂

For more info:
Click here for the post!
Website: http://www.alnowair.com
Instagram: @Al_NOWAIR

1000 Piece Puzzle

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I started the challenge to work on my 1000 piece puzzle.

It was a few weeks ago when my good friend NF gifted me with this lovely puzzle, which i happily accepted as my next challenge 😉

Check out my progress here:

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Little did i expect that while the many joyful hours i have spent working on the puzzle, i have managed to practice the following:

1. Patience
2. Concentration
3. Attention to details
4. Trial & Error
5. Persistance
6. and most importantly, staying conscious of the Now! 😉

Click here if you have missed my post on ‘The Power of Now’.

If I Had My Life to Live Over

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I listed the things I would have wanted to do differently in my life..

As I was reading ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ mentioned previously here, one of the short stories mentions the list of things that the interviewed elderly and terminally ill people have answered to; the things they wish they would have done more of, and that gave me the idea to write my own list as well.

Here it goes:

If I had my life to live over, I would

1. Loosen up and act silly
2. Laugh loudly and more often
3. Enjoy the moment rather than wait for the future
4. Give more compliments
5. Just do without over thinking
6. Listen more talk less

And finally

7. Break more rules 😉

But you know what, thank God I’m still young enough to start changing my habits…. any idea how i can challenge myself and do more of the above?

Have A Great Valentine’s Weekend everyone! xoxo

Advice from Warren Buffet!

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I got this in an email and wanted to share with you!

“Warren Buffet is considered among the top 5 richest men in the world. His fortune is estimated at around 50 billion dollars, 99% of which he intends to give to charity after his death.

With such a record from a self made billionaire, it’s worth your time to get some of his advice!

On Reputation:

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

On his most basic rules:

Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.

On sources of income:

Never count on a single income. Make investments to create additional sources of revenue.

On spending:

If you buy things you don’t need, you’ll soon have to sell things you do need.

On saving:

Don’t save what you have left after spending, but spend what you have left after saving.

On taking risks:

Never measure the deepness of a river with both legs.

On honesty:

Honesty is a very expensive thing, don’t expect it from cheap people.

On inheritance:

A rich man must leave his children enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.

On ideas:

You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.

On the trickle theory:

The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we’ll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.

On investing in the future:

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

On Habits:

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.

On becoming rich:

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.

On learning from betters:

It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.

On price and value:

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

On taxes for the rich:

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end – people like myself – should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we’ve ever had it.

On challenges:

I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

On being rich:

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.

On risk:

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.

On wall street:

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.

On how he invests:

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.

On hindsight:

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.

On ponzi schemes:

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.

On learning from history:

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

On healing the economy :

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone’s guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.”