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Grateful for Kindness (TY-15)

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We are blessed to be in a world where most people value kindness and compassion. I am extremely grateful for kindness and those who practice it daily. Witnessing kindness in action is one of the most uplifting events to observe.

I am grateful to be able to practice love and kindness daily in every aspect of my life. Love and kindness brings such value to my life and my purpose. I am an advocate of kindness and I delight in promoting love and kindness in everything I write, paint and do. Focusing on kindness, brings more kindness to myself and others. Kindness is the center of my being.   I profoundly appreciate kindness.

Grateful for Giggles (TY-9)

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One of the most delightful sounds I know is laughter. I am grateful for giggles, chuckles and laughter; moreover, the ability to make light of life and embrace humor. As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine.

I believe that if I can giggle, I can get through most any stressful situation or tragic event in my life. One of the best emotions I know is laughter through tears; because, it is at that moment that I know I will be able to get through whatever heartache or hardship I am experiencing. Even the sound of laughter and giggles triggers joy and happiness.

I believe the giggling uplifts the spirit because it reminds us of times when we are able to laugh and giggle, such as when we were children. To appreciate giggles is to embrace blissfulness. I am grateful for giggles and laughter. (P.S. 2 months until Christmas, LOL).

Cat Philosophy

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I recently watched an amazing set of lectures led by Dr. Wayne Dyer in Experiencing the Miraculous. I am certain the next few articles will be on what I learned and practicing. Today, I am sharing what Dr. Dyer said on the topic of happiness and synchronicity. He reaffirmed my belief of how our thoughts and imagination create our desires and happiness. When we think, meditate and imagine the life we want, believe in it with clarity, appreciation and enthusiasm, and live our life with intention, then happiness will naturally follow. As an example he used a charming little story about cat philosophy.

There was an old wise cat and a small kitten in an alleyway. The old cat saw the kitten chasing its tail and asked, “Why are you chasing your tail?”

To it the kitten replied, “I’ve been attending cat philosophy school and I have learned that the most important thing for a cat is happiness, and that happiness is located in my tail. Therefore, I am chasing it: and when I catch it, I shall have happiness forever.”

Laughing, the wise old cat replied, “My son, I wasn’t lucky enough to go to cat philosophy school, but as I’ve gone through life, I too have realized that the most important thing for a cat is happiness, and indeed that it is located in my tail.  The difference I’ve found though is that whenever I chase after it, it keeps running away from me, but when I go about my business and live my life, it just seems to follow after me wherever I go.”

In other words; as you imagine the life you want, take time to honor and appreciate what you have and continue to live your life, then happiness will follow. When you stay positive and visualize happiness as you live, then people, things and events will align in your life to promote your happiness. This is synchronicity. Furthermore, no dream is too big. Shoot for the moon and land among the stars.

So, I invite you to take a moment to imagine the life that will bring you happiness. Hold that image in your heart, mind and soul; and, soon you will discover that you do not need to chase after happiness, because as you live the life that you have imagined for yourself, happiness will follow close behind.

Happy, Thank you, More please

AKO-HappyTYMorePleaseSome of the best life lessons can be learned from the most unlikely of places. That happened to me last night, as I watched a really great, but unremarkable (not popular) movie, “happythankyoumoreplease”. The movie stirred my spirit and reminded me of the very important life lesson of gratitude. I had a profound realization of the power of those 5 simple words: happy, thank, you, more, please. Halfway into the movie, one of the characters, Annie talked about it during a dinner conversation with Sam #2. It was a a-ha moment for me.

When anyone asks you, “how are you today? (or some related question) and you are fine; take a pregnant pause and really experience it. You can do this by: 1) completely embracing the moment and say aloud, “I am happy.” 2) Be grateful and reply “Thank you.” 3) then, ask for more, “More please?” Let God and the Universe know how you truly appreciate the moment and how you wish to have more of it in your life.

Everyone deserves to be happy. And, when we are happy/content; we need to acknowledge it and appreciate it by expressing gratefulness; furthermore, it is more than okay to ask for more. That is part of the secret to the law of abundance….gratitude and appreciation. It is important to acknowledge absolutely everything in your heart…ALL that you have that comforts you, sustains you and makes you happy and who you are.

Starting at this very moment, observe and become truly aware of who you are, what you have going for you and what you deserve. You deserve love and happiness. As you experience and receive the things that make you happy, acknowledge the happiness. Mark it in real-time and proclaim, “I am happy!” Appreciate it, “thank you!” and invite more into your life, “more please?” Be open to receive the happiness. Then start this cycle over and over again in your life. Visualize the process: the happiness, the gratitude, and the openness to receive more, because you deserve it. We all do. And you know what?

I am truly very HAPPY! THANK YOU so very much! MORE PLEASE?

(For an opportunity to work with a fabulous creative Life Coach, seek Dr. Angi at www.HeartsThatCare.net)

 

Essentials to Happiness

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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Joseph Addison (English writer late 1672 – 1719)

I feel these three grand essentials define one’s purpose in life; and, when one has defined his or her purpose in this world, then the outward result will be joy and serenity. I believe many of us go through our days seeking our destiny, our purpose, our own personal meaning of life. Seeking something to do, love and to hope for is not a bad place, as it paves a path for action (and in itself it is something to do), but, there is that nagging inside where one is not completely fulfilled.

Once, you discover that something to love, to hope for and to do; you come alive with energy and it fuels you. If you are in a place of uncertainty, then you may be in a frame of mind to explore. Exploring the endless possibilities can be a very positive experience when you have a support system in place.

When you are ready to take the next step on this journey to your happiness, I would be honored to be a part of it. You can find me at Hearts That Care. Let me be your creative life coach and facilitator of happiness. It will be the best investment you have ever made.

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Change Your Thoughts…

ImageImagine changing the world just by changing our thoughts. Thoughts are where ideas are bred; and, ideas generally evolve into plans. From plans we move into action and soon we have change. Whether it is a positive change or a negative change, depends on our original thoughts.

Time and again, we do not sense our changing thoughts as we experience life, because when we experience life, we are in action mode. We often do things without thinking as we move through our daily routines. Imagine being more deliberate in each and every action you take. Imagine being present and aware of your thoughts. Do you see the potential in changing the world?

It most certainly has enormous potential to affect your immediate world as you make that mental mind shift from detachment to awareness. There is no harm in trying, is there? Change your thoughts and you change the world.

 

 

Good for Something

To simply be good and do the right thing is respectable and adequate; however, to truly be good for a cause and for a purpose would be noble and magnanimous. Consider at this very moment, for what do you truly live your life. Do you live for love and kindness; do you live for family and honor; do you live for friendship; do you live for democracy; or do you live for all of these things and more? Or, do you simply obey the rules and conform to society? I invite you to think about what truly inspires you to live as you begin each day of your life.

Are You Being Served?

 

One of my goals is to surround myself with only things that serve me. I have made a zillion (seems like that many) decisions on whether the items are still functional, make my life easier, fit well, have not expired, make me happy and so on. As I was making these decisions today, I thought about how this could also apply to people.

Are the people in my life serving me? Do they love, respect, and/or support me and my dreams? Are they a positive influence? If not, is it possible that I can limit the amount of time I spend with them? Will my love and kindness influence them?

Sometimes, you need to just bless people and move on. They are doing the best they can with what they have experienced in their lives.  And, then limit the amount of time you spend with them, where you can influence them without their negativity affecting  you.

So, why not ask the question, am I being served? Or, how is this item, situation or person serving me? How can I render the item, situation or person such that it will be a positive part of my life? It is also good to remember that I get to decide how I wish to feel about any person, place, situation or thing. And, I can detach myself from outcomes because that is my choice. Are you being served?

 

Success and Happiness

Success cannot be measured in material things and money; these do not guarantee happiness. Success and happiness come from valuing your abilities, celebrating the positive, appreciating the present and being flexible.
~ Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko

What is success (to me)? Success is my ability to appreciate each moment, to celebrate the positive points in my life, to face the challenges head-on, to be open to learn new things, to be decisive and goal-oriented, and to look forward. Success is what I make of it, as thoughts become reality.

I make a point to think positive thoughts. I try not to entertain negative thoughts especially those of others. Only my thoughts truly count. I count my blessings and appreciate the present moment.

Each hour affords us 3600 seconds to which I wish to use wisely and positively; because once they are spent, they are gone. I cannot get those seconds back. We are not guaranteed time. So, we need to appreciate each moment we have and use each moment to promote joy and love in our lives and in the lives of others.

I try to celebrate the positive aspects of my life. This helps me to stay focused to the important anti-bullying work that I do. Reliving the negative would only serve to distract me sending me into a downward spiral to despair. Why go there? Each of us has an abundance of positive moments in our lives that we can embrace and celebrate. This brings joy to our lives, which is followed by productivity and success.

I embrace new learning experiences and face challenges head-on. I am open to new ideas and opportunities to create a solution. I can detach myself from old ways of thinking when they no longer serve me. Possibilities are endless to those who can see beyond what they think they already know.

Success comes when I have a vision. I look to the future. My past mistakes have given me the fortitude and experiences from which to build. I have learned what does not work. Success becomes inevitable. Happiness follows as I have grown to appreciate myself, my abilities, the present moment and all the loved ones in my life.

You are… (Dr. Angi’s Law #2)

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You are always exactly where you need to be…so relax (and enjoy)! ~ Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko

No matter where you are, you are exactly where you need to be. Enjoy and delight in the present moment. Do not try to rush. Savor the wonders of the moment. Embrace the negative with the positive because the negative is simply preparing you for better and more wondrous moments. Be aware of how you are right now. Invite positive thoughts and count your blessings. Think of all the things in your life that are wonderful and be grateful. Fill your heart with appreciation for all the loved ones in your life and all those things that bring joy to your heart and comfort your physical being. You are exactly where you need to be.

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