Saul Mishkin

Saul Mishkin

Who am I ... really?

Ask yourself this question...  

Who am I... really?

Having a clear picture of who you are and what you want is something that most of us don't stop to think about. We start and end our days without giving much thought to whether or not we are on the path we should be on.
 
Most of us lead our lives without giving much thought to our true purpose or intentions. We end up trying to live the lives that the marketing and advertising companies misguide us into believing we should be living.
 
The end result is a society of people that are out of balance and out of touch with what really matters to them and to others. We spend so much time trying to be something and someone other than who we really are.
 
Setting goals regarding where you want to get in life or who you want to be is a good start. But, if you don't begin with finding out who you truly are and where you are, it will be difficult for you to set a course for your desired outcome. It would be like calling a travel agent and telling them your goal is to get to Timbuktu; the first thing they would need to know is where you are starting from.
 
You must begin by looking inward to understand who you are, and what your core values and beliefs are. Only then will you be able to chart a course for the life you deserve.
By : Barry Gottlieb
 

Happiness is something you decide !!

A 92-year-old, well-poised and proud man who was fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, moved to a nursing home today.
 
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
 
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
 
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.
 
"I love it", he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room yet; just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind."
 
I already decided to love it."
"It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up; I have a choice. I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do."
"Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life."
"Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from it what you've put in."
"So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!"

Carrying Weights

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A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile. Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them..

3 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker..

4 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

5 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

6 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

7 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

8 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

9 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

10 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

11 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.

It was I, your friend!

*Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate !*