Jul 31, 2011
"Never give up!" are those famous words
quoted by many encouraging mentors.
"It's always to soon to quit!" they
say. Keep on trying.
Ironically, those were the same words that
entered my mind as I struggled to get my
portable CD player to start playing again.
You see, recently I moved and unfortunately some things
still remain packed away in boxes. As I had the urge to
listen to a motivational CD while I was working in a
particular area of the house, I began searching for my
portable CD player. For this was the only way I could
hear the message while in that room.
Well, I unraveled different boxes in hope of locating it,
yet I kept coming up empty handed. Finally, after about a
good thirty minutes of looking I found it!
So eagered to hear the message, I knew the batteries must
be replaced. Got that done, put on my headset, then popped
in the disc, pushed play and all I got was a loud clicking
Needless to say frustration began to set in. My mind was
baffled because it played just perfect before the move.
I began to adjust this, that and the other. Still the
only sound was click, clack, click, click.
Feeling defeated, my mind said "well it's time to throw it
out and purchase a new one." Just hearing that, out of sheer
frustrating I forcefully wiggled this and jiggled that and
what do you know? the darn thing started to play just fine.
I burst out in laughter as I was reminded of those encouraging
words by those mentors. "never give up!, it's always to soon
Let my little episode serve as a reminder to you whenever you
find yourself in those frustrating moments in life or business.
Don't give up and never quit because eventually things will
Jul 26, 2011
Tranquillity, now that's a word we don't hear often enough.
What does it actually mean? To me it simply means peace of
mind, a quietness within me.
The best description of tranquillity I've ever heard
was from a book given to me as a gift titled "The Power
of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale.
He spoke graciously about peace and went on to paint a
vivid word picture of one of his days in tranquility.
Here's the scene as he describes it from his hotel balcony
in Honolulu Hawaii.
"I'm looking into a garden filled with graceful palm trees,
swaying in the balmy breeze. The air is laden with the aroma
of exotic flowers. Hibiscus, of which on these islands there
are two thousand varieties, fill the garden. Outside my windows
are papaya trees laden with ripening fruit. The brilliant color
of the royal poinciana, the flame of the forest trees, adds to
the glamor of the scene and the acacia trees are hung heavily
with their exquisite white flowers.
The incredible blue ocean surrounding the islands stretches
away to the horizon. The white waves are surging in and
Hawaiians and fellow visitors are riding gracefully on surfboards
and outrigger canoes.
Altogether it is a scene of entrancing beauty. It has an
indescribably healing effect upon me as I sit here writing
about the power generated in a peaceful mind."
Wow! what a beautiful word picture. I've found myself
remembering this same scene whenever I relax and take
the time to quiet my mind.
The Universe offers up so many lovely creations that makes
it easy to reach a serene state of mind. Beauty is all around
I encourage you to take time each day to appreciate the beauty
of nature, our gifts from the Universe. Relax your mind, which
will ultimately rejuevenate your body. Be in a state of tranquillity.