"Love, like faith, is irrational", someone once said. Both require tremendous trust. Sharing values, and perhaps loving similar music, is the glue that somehow makes a relationship work. Build on these bricks to put that sparkle in you and your loved ones’ eyes.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
“La vie en rose.” Edith Piaf
Choose the latter. By seeing everything through rose-tinted glasses your life will be transformed into a daily thanksgiving; living in gratitude whatever the circumstances at that point might be.
“Life isn’t a dress rehearsal. Live it!” Mabale Moloi from “Destiny” September 2009
Use what you’ve got. Your dreams start to become real when you believe them.
“Life’s a journey and it’s up to you to do your best to enjoy the ride.” Bridgette Modise from “Destiny” September 2009
The first five minutes in the morning and your first appointment is critical to set the tone for your whole day. Use your opportunities, each and every one that comes along! Expect not to stick rigidly to the plan because the deviations will make your life so much richer. Just don’t get lost in the forest!
“Work is love made visible.” Kahlil Gibran
Do what you do with passion and it will show – in your results, your business relationships, your soul. It is amazing how your self-worth increases when you feel needed and when you have achieved a goal.
“Persistence + Love = Abundance” Anonymous
Love yourself first. You can’t give what you haven’t got. Pursue peace both around you and within you.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Ursula Strydom
Indeed! Those few who act on their dreams consistently rise to the top of society in whatever sphere their passion lies.
"Anyone who says only sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." Anonymous
It is exactly in these moments when you have nothing left to lose. If then you let go of everything that mentally holds you back you will make a miraculous breakthrough; much to the surprise of everyone around you, including yourself.
“Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.” Audrey Hepburn
Do these things every single day and you will truly live a remarkable life. A caution though: it only works if you live fully in the present, forget the past and don’t have any concerns for the future.
So, stick to the moment and embrace every interaction as a once-off unique opportunity to shine your light. You’ll be thrilled to bits with the results, and so will those around you – with you!
Photo credits: Anton Blignault