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Oh, the places you’ll go by Dr. Seuss

My boy, now 28 months old, loved it when I read this to him, when he was just a few months old! There were times when he grabbed the book and came to me as if he was asking me to read it to him.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss sums up life in an amazing way, with inspiring advice.

You’ll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step,
step with care and great tact
And remember that life’s a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

Enjoy this video! Of course, I highly recommend you get your kids to enjoy it too!




A smile from my boy that always lights up my day

When you feel unattractive, smile. People are attracted to people who smile.

When you want a happy environment, smile. Smiling is contagious.

Feeling bad? Smile. It will help you feel better, emotionally and physically.

When you feel overwhelmed, smile. It will calm you and release the tension.

If you’re worried about something coming up, or caught up in something unpleasant, smile. It reminds you about what life is about: Living, not worrying nor getting caught in the life storms.

Smile if you want to improve how others perceive you.

Smile more if you want to connect with others, even in a different culture. Smiling is appreciated universally.

Smiles put your world (and others’ around you) in order.

When you don’t feel like smiling for any reason, remember these:

“Courage = Putting a smile on your face even when things suck.” ~Unknown

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hahn

Smile! Now!

‘I don’t know’

I don’t know if I can do it, if I have the skills necessary to succeed in it, if I have the time. I don’t know. I don't know

Not knowing is not as important as being willing to know.

If you don’t know, you can learn and know that you can do it, that you can have the skills necessary to succeed, that you can make time.

In most of my experience, ‘not knowing’ was an excuse I could give myself when I’m ‘not willing to know.’

Success starts with your willingness to know.

The answer

The answer!?Often we seek the answer to our problems by learning. We go to classes and courses and specialized training events to find the answer.

It’s a great way to find the answer. But we can also find the answer by actually doing, by putting our knowledge to work.

Takeaway: When you’ve invested enough time learning and still haven’t resolved your problems, ask yourself this: Have I put the knowledge I’ve learned to work?


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The foundation of greatness

The foundation of greatness is love and passion.

When I look at all the great inventions and people I know of, I see one thing in common: LOVE AND PASSION. All the great things in the world were created out of love.

Nelson Mandela and Gandhi loved his nation and people they would sacrificed their lives.

Buddha and Christ loved humanity unconditionally.

Dalai Lama is known for his teachings about compassion.

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” ~Buddha

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs love computing.

Mark Zuckerberg is a programming enthusiast from childhood and he stuck to that passion. He broke the rules as he stuck to his passion. Then he dropped out of college just to make sure his passion never dies.

“You have got to find what you love – do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” ~Steve Jobs