Having Fun Einstein Style

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” ~Albert Einstein

Even someone as “serious” as Einstein had a sense of humor and knew how to have fun—like wearing stripes with plaid! What’s something you could do today just for fun?

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Out of the mouths of babes comes wisdom of the ages. From a brilliant 4-year-old: “God is something I can feel, but not see—like the wind.” That brilliant boy was born to this mommy 15 years ago this month.

What nuggets of wisdom have the little ones in your life shared with you?

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Circle of Compassion

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“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical . . . → Read More: Circle of Compassion

I am My Cat

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France

Name one characteristic or quality you love most about an animal you love or have loved. Is it being unconditionally loving? Is it being carefree and playful? Is it being curious? Is it….?

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Defining Beliefs

“I’m not a has-been. I’m a will be!” ~Lauren Bacall

What’s a limiting thought or belief you have about yourself? How could you reframe it so that it creates possibility where none existed before?

Denise Yamada © 3/2011

Feed Your Soul

“If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~Eleonora Duse

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The Right Stuff

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“Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” ~Marcus Aurelius

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Where’s Your Focus?

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Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was born 164 years ago this month. He said:

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”

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“No” Can Make Way for “Yes”

“It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. …it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” ~Steve Jobs

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Perfect Imperfections

“…appreciate your broken branches—as a sign of your uniqueness and perfection: We all have imperfections and ego attachments. Not something to be overcome or transcended, rather understood…appreciated…and accepted.” ~Charlie Budenhop

What imperfection makes you unique? Will you share it below as an expression of your acceptance and appreciation?

Denise Yamada © 3/2011

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