Dream, Believe: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Elinor Rosevelt

Our beliefs

are an integral part of who we are. Beliefs are unconscious and we act according to
them without thinking. That seems a bit far-fetched, but very true. When we
believe something, we don’t question if the belief is true or not. We stand up
for our beleifs,
knowing inside that we are right. As children we learn from our environment. A
cute example of this – one of my teachers, who I truely respect, told us this

a child her parents had told her that she needed to eat the last bite of food
on her plate because “the last bite has the most vitamins”. She is an
extremely intelligent woman and yet when her first child was playing with his
food, she found herself saying the same thing. One day her child came home for
lunch and said “we learned about vitamins today in school and the last
bite doesn’t have any more vitamins than the first”. Shocked, she stopped
and thought about that for a minute and realized what she had been saying to
her child.

For the first time, I
really sat down and made a list of some of my beliefs and was shocked. Where
did this come from? Who put that thought in my heard.

Most of all I learned
that we can change beliefs that are holding us back from our dreams. The
process is not always an easy one, as I discovered, but the outcome is
wonderfully amazing.

I invite you to make a
list of things that you believe.

What do you want to keep?

What do you want to

Happiness and You

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

– Barbara de Angelis

Special Kids

A dear friend of mine, Vivian, asked to post this:

Kids with Special needs aren’t weird or odd. They only want what everyone wants…. to be accepted.


Something to Think About

A long time ago a friend of mine gave me what she called “Homework for Life”:

If you have to judge someone,

Don’t judge people by your personal values

Judge them by their own personal values

The Man Who Cleans the Streets

Every man has a story.

Often I find myself watching people and wondering what their story is.

 It is so easy to judge people by the way they look or by the job that they do.  I try not to and find this a big challenge because we all have our personal belief systems that work automatically.

Today, as on many days, I saw the man who cleans the streets next to my office. Every morning when I arrive at work, he is there with his broom and bucket sweeping the garbage and wonder what his life is like. Every morning he says “Good morning” as I walk by. I always wish him a good day.

Every man has a story.

Maybe he has a family. Maybe he doesn’t. Maybe he used to have a job in an office, maybe he came from another country and is trying to make ends meet. Maybe he forgot his dreams. Or maybe he likes the fresh air and the freedom to walk around.

Every many has a story.