Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Magical posters

I really dig these moody prints from
Debbie Carlos. They just have an awesome feel to them... like a magical, mysterious Narnia kinda feel...

What do you think? There's loads more here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nice Happy Quote Wallpaper

Inspirational Photo Collections

Monday, November 28, 2011

Watercolour Cats!

Absolutely love these adorable watercolour creations! Too cute :)
Numbers 1 and 3 are by 
Amber Alexander, 2, 4. 5 and 6 are by Water in my Paint. If you dig these be sure to check out their Etsy stores for much more! (here and here)

Look Problems From Others Perspective - Short Story

The train has started moving. Itis packed with people of all ages, mostly with   the working men and womenand young college guys and gals. Near the window, seated a old man withhis 30 year old son. As the train moves by, the son is overwhelmed withjoy as he was thrilled with the scenery outside..
 "See dad, the scenery of green trees moving away is very beautiful"

Thisbehavior from a thirty year old son made the other people feel strange abouthim.

 Every one started murmuring something or other about this son."This guy seems to be a crack.." newly married Anupwhispered to his wife.Suddenly it started raining... Rain drops fell onthe travelers through the opened window. The Thirty year old son ,filled with joy "see dad, how beautiful the rain is .."
Anup's wife got irritated withthe rain drops spoiling her new suit.

Anup,"cant you see its raining, you old man, if Your son is not feelingwell get him soon to a mental asylum..and don't disturb publichenceforth"

The old man hesitated first andthen in a low tone replied "we are on the way back from hospital, myson got discharged today morning , he was a blind by birth, last week onlyhe got his vision, these rain and nature are new to his eyes.. Pleaseforgive us for the inconvenience caused..."
 Thethings we see may be right from our perspective until we know the truth. Butwhen we know the truth our reaction to that will hurt even us. So try to understandthe problem better before taking a harsh action.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Food + Music = Awesome

"Devoted to all things delicious and melodic. We're connecting food and music. We aim to introduce food lovers to music and vice versa."

Like food? Like music? Then this is the perfect site for you! (and we could probably be good friends)
Turntable Kitchen is an awesome site that shares new cool recipes and music and connects the two. What an awesome idea. Check it out here.

Getting imaginative for Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stay Away From Anger... It Hurts ... Only You!!!

The Buddha explained how to handle insult and maintain compassion. One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have no right teaching others, he shouted." You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake."

Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man "Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?"
The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, "It would belong to me, because I bought the gift."

The Buddha smiled and said, "That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself."

"If you want to stop hurting yourself, you must get rid of your anger and become loving instead. When you hate others, you yourself become unhappy. But when you love others, everyone is happy."

The young man listened closely to these wise words of the Buddha. "You are right, o Enlightened One, "he said. "Please teach me the path of love. I wish to become your follower."

The Buddha answered kindly, "Of course. I teach anyone who truly wants to learn. Come with me."

Beautiful Quotes

If you are right then there is no need to get angry, And if you are wrong then you don't have any right to get angry.

Patience with family is love, 
Patience with others is respect, 
Patience with self is confidence and 
Patience with GOD is faith.
Never Think Hard about PAST, It brings Tears...
Don't Think more about FUTURE, It brings Fears...
Live this Moment with a Smile, It brings Cheers.!!!!

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, 
Every problem comes to make us or break us, 
Choice is our whether we become victim or victorious !!!

Search a beautiful heart not a beautiful face. 
Beautiful things are not always good but 
good things are always beautiful.

Remember me like pressed flower in your Notebook. It may not be having any fragrance but will remind you of my existence forever in your life.

Do you know, why God created gaps between fingers? So that someone who is special to you, comes and fills those gaps by holding your hands forever.
                  .....Be happy and make Someone to lead happy life............

Friday, November 25, 2011

Inspirational video - Michael Jordan Failure

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan

Inspirational Confidence Story - Abraham LinIncoln

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln had two business ventures fail, lost 8 different elections and had a complete nervous breakdown before becoming president in 1816? His story is a great inspirational confidence story in that he shows how if you just keep moving towards your dream, you will eventually make it.

Abraham Lincoln overcame great setbacks and obstacles on his journey. Take a look at the synopsis of his life and see whether you would have had the courage to continue on.

1809 Born February 12

1816 Abraham Lincoln's family was forced out of their home and he needed to work to support his family.

1818 His mother passed away

1828 His sister dies

1831 A business venture failed

1832 He ran for the State Legislature. He lost.

1832 In the same year, he also lost his job. He decided he wanted to go to law school but couldn't get in.

1833 He borrowed money from a friend to start a business. By the end of the year, he was bankrupt.

1834 He ran for the State Legislature again. This time he won.

1835 The year was looking better as he was engaged to be married. Unfortunately, his fiancee died and he was grief stricken.

1836 This was the year he had a total nervous breakdown and for 6 months was bedridden.

1836 He sought to become Speaker of the State Legislature. He was defeated.

1840 He sought to become Elector. He was defeated.

1842 Marries Mary Todd. They have 4 boys but only one would live to maturity.

1843 He ran for Congress. He lost.

1846 He ran for Congress again. He won and moved to Washington.

1848 He ran for re-election to Congress. He lost.

1849 He sought the job of Land Officer in his home state. He didn't get the job.

1850 His son, Edward, dies.

1854 He ran for the Senate of the United states. He lost.

1856 He sought the Vice Presidential nomination at a national convention. He got less than 100 votes.

1858 He ran for the Senate again. He lost again.

1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States

1862 His son, Willie, dies at age 12.

1865 On April 14, Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Doodle shmoodle poodle stroodle...

Cat calendars!

Check out their cool (non-feline) totes and photographic prints at the store.

Happy Wallpaper

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

God's coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. 

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some 
expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee. 

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: 

"If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. 

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. 
 What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups. 

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. 

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us." 

God brews the coffee, not the cups.......... Enjoy your coffee!  

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything." 

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.


Let it rain...

Austrian Architecture

How magnificent is this house?! Built on steep Austrian slopes, it's made of untreated wood, metal glade and concrete and would make for the most awesome, serene getaway or home. Imagine waking up to that view in the morning! I'd love to be surrounded by that much green hilly-ness, wood and fresh air. Ah, if only...

Images from here.

Do You Make Me Proud? - Inspirational Video

Rather than focusing on what she couldn't do, I focused on what she could do.

Great inspirational video that turnsout disappointment into joy. Please watch and share this video.............

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pay a Blogger Day

So I've been wondering a lot about this myself lately...
Of course I blog as a hobby and because it's something that I enjoy, but I spend such a huge amount of time and effort and work so hard on it that I sometimes wish I got something back for it... I think that's kinda natural, right?

Enter Pay a Blogger Day, and here's what they have to say about it:
"Bloggers are seldom after just fame and fortune. But they do give up an awful lot of their spare time to make their readers smarter, happier or simply more efficient in killing time. Many fans are very good at reciprocating by spreading the word, commenting, buying bloggers’ wares or even making donations. But it’s a tiny drop in the ocean compared to what we spend on ad-filled magazines or tips to waiters that are unfriendly if not rude. So what if ALL of us gave something back to bloggers, even for just one day. Buy their T-shirt, the book with affiliate links or make a donation. They’ve sure deserved it."

Some bits that really resonated with me in the Mashable article about this:
“This month … I’ve made $0.03, but it was the best $0.03 I ever made.”
“If you’re an amateur blogger and get one beer from your readers it could be the best beer you ever had.” 

It's not so much about the money, the payment doesn't even have to be in money. Maybe just an email, a comment or a cup of coffee. For me it's just being acknowledged, or as they put it "the necessary pat on the back to encourage them to keep contributing their craft to the Internet."

Anyway, my point is I think it's a great idea :)
Which is definitely not to imply that I won't like anyone who doesn't want to pay me or anything, hah! 
Watch the little video below and check out the site here, and let me know what your opinion is :)

I Believe

I believe- 
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I believe- 
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a
while and, you must forgive them for that.

I believe-
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. 
Same goes for true love.

I believe- 
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I believe- 
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe- 
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them 

I believe- 
That you can keep going long after you can't.

I believe- 
That we are responsible for what  we do, no matter how we feel.

I believe- 
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe-
That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there
had better be something else to take its place.

I believe- 
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, 
regardless of the consequences.

I believe- 
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe- 
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time! 

I believe- 
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I believe- 
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I believe- 
That just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I believe- 
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've 
learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe- 
That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe- 
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe- 
That our background and circumstances may have influenced 
who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe- 
That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other,  And just
because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I believe- 
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe- 
That two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I believe- 
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe- 
That even when you think you have no more to give, when a  
friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I believe- 
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I believe- 
That the people you care about most in life are the essence of life.
Tell them today how much you love them and what they mean to you.