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Random acts of kindness – Day 26

I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.  ~Author Unknown

Mayan Ruins - Copyright Christine Sternfels

Mayan Ruins1  - Copyright Christine Sternfels

Today’s exercise is encouragement.  There is much uncertainty going around, the hectic holiday schedule, the upcoming new year and the rumor that today is the last day of our existence.  Tweet a positive quote, make an upbeat Facebook status, blog something cheerful and encouraging.

One year ago today, we visited the Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and were educated on “THE” calendar, where all the Mayans went and why all these pyramids were abandoned.  The calendar goes in cycles, and today simply means the end of a 5,125 year-long cycle and tomorrow is the start of another cycle.  The Mayans were not taken by Martians, they simply migrated to other areas because their natural resources ran out, thus the abandoned pyramids.  So basically, they ran out of water, fertile soil, animals and harvest so they all went in different directions.  By the time they went to other cities, towns and areas, they adapted to the way of living in their new environment and were mostly ruled by the Spaniards – who had their own King and Queen to serve and would not hear of sacrificing the captain of the football team from a 4 foot 11 inch tall man!

Lots of interesting facts learned that week but in a nut shell… everything’s gonna be okay.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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Random acts of kindness – Day 12

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.  ~Charlie Chaplin

One of the simplest forms of kindness (and my favorite) are hugs.  Today’s exercise is to hug as many people as you can!  Why the heck not?  If you’re too far away, text or message a hug.

PS… please hug wisely to ensure safety and avoid lawsuits :-)

 

 


Random acts of kindness – Day 10

While being kind to others, don’t forget to be kind to yourself too.  ~Christine Sternfels

Take care of yourself so you can take care of others.  Today’s exercise… do something for yourself.  Get a mani-pedi, a massage, read a book all day or plan a vacation.  This is a great way to recharge your giving batteries.

Happy Sunday everyone!  Enjoy planning your reward, but most of all… enjoy the reward!


The re-discovery of happiness … day 27

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.  ~Joseph Addison

This photograph was taken in Roatan, Honduras during our Christmas cruise to the Caribbean. 

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Imagine

What would be left to the imagination if you were already in paradise?
~ Christine Sternfels

Location: Kauai.  This picture was not edited at all and yes… the water was THAT blue!


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