Monthly Archives: November 2011

What I learned today from a "Native" — Thank You.


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

“Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.”

“The most wasted of all days is
one without laughter.”
E.E. Cummings

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”
Bob Newhart

“You cannot be mad at somebody
who makes you laugh – it’s as simple as that.”
Jay Leno

“Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.” Henry Ward Beecher

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.” Benjamin Franklin

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

“In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.” Jane Haddam

“Being courteous to others is not only respectful to others, but it directly reflects on you as a person. It means putting yourself in the other persons shoes instead of thinking of yourself first.” M Grossman

“Respect is not something that you can ask for, buy or borrow. Respect is what you earn from each person no matter their background or status.” Byron Pulsifer

“Self-confidence and self-esteem are also important factors to make a man respectable. If you do not like your own self, or your life or the way you’re living your life, then people will not regard you as respectable either.”
George Wood

“They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.”  — Mahatma Gandhi
I have never heard this quote — but I “dig” this! 

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”
Clint Eastwood

Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it.
Whitney Griswold

“I did learn that it was the greatest thing in the world to respect yourself. Respect other people.”
Little Milton

“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?”

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhardt

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” ~ Hausa

“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.” ~ Native Indian

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~ Epictetus

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. ~ Henry Clays

I was speechless when I saw these quotes from a Native American person. There are many worthy people that I still do not know, a priceless education from the education of a Native American. 

When you look at yourself in the mirror — what do you see?


What I saw in the mirror and how I saw myself in my mirror changed a LOT over the years. Here is a poster about beautiful people and what beauty means to me. I stole it from a status msg from facebook. 🙂

How do you know who you are? You just have to take a look in the mirror.

What do you see? Is your reflection the same or has it changed over time?

How do you know how karma has affected your life?

Take a another look in the mirror do your eyes recognize the change.

Look deeply into your eyes to see what you appreciate about yourself when you look in the mirror and to see how karma has shaped your life.

Beautiful people do not just happen.

Are you Happy in your happiness model? A must see!!!



This the picture, you and path to happiness? A picture I don’t understand to be honest. 

This visual statement reminds me of a straight road — for shopping!

Let’s ask this of ourselves for how many of us happiness is independent? and for how many of us it is dependent? And for how many happiness is constant? 🙂

Is there something wrong with you if your happiness is not constant America? And is it necessary that it be in a bottle?

To accept unhappiness as part of life is India. We are put here to do Karma. Have you heard the Indian’s Raagas anyone? Going inward with this acceptance is priceless. 

Unhappiness or happiness is the platform we must observe— our bodies must undergo it. To value its experience makes your life rich.

Our lives have been written and rewritten for this reason.

We are here to understand life and living through our yogic experience. 

Let it be that happiness be the rating of the way you live your life.

Quote from Swami Vivekananda


I have been asked many times, “Why do you laugh so much and make so many jokes?” I become serious sometimes–when I have a stomachache! The Lord is all blissfulness. He is the reality behind all that exists. He is the goodness, the truth in everything. You are his incarnations. That is what is glorious. The nearer you are to him, the less you will have occasions to cry or weep. The further we are from him, the more will long faces come. The more we know of him, the more misery vanishes.

I love this these words. We are Hindus are allowed to realize God.