Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Gorilla Story

A very cool story about reintroducing captive gorillas into the wild.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Maldives Island

I find it so facinating to see what different countries visit my blog. Some places I've never heard of before.
One day I saw Maldives pop up and I had to Google to find out where this place was located. It turns out to look like an amazing place I may want to visit one day.




Here's a bit of a description about the islands:

The Maldives are a group of islands totalling 1190! Most of these islands are not inhabited and are very small. Out of all of them, only around 200 are inhabited and out of these many of them are exclusively tourists’ resorts. It is located in the southern part of the Indian ocean about 400 miles south west of India.

Characteristics
If you are a person who loves the open seas and enjoys crystal clear waters, then visiting the Maldives is a must. The islands are made up of coral reefs which give it excellent scuba diving opportunities. Because of its geographic location, which is not far from the equator, the weather is predictably tropic. The beaches can boast of sparkling white sand and palm laced water fronts. All of the islands sit atop an atoll. Religions such as Buddhism and Islam exist side by side.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Climb

Music and inspirational lyrics always keeps me on the go and motivated. I love the lyrics to this song as it's so true in life so I've captured it below.


I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"


Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking


But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high


There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose


Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb


The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking


I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going


And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on


'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose


Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!


There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose


Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!


Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

 Climb

Friday, March 25, 2011

Inspirational Quote - Plan Ahead

 Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. - Richard C. Cushing


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

From The Secret

Another inspirational visualization tool from The Secret. A video that you can watch this over and over again or to start your day!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Johnny the Bagger Story


This is such a sweet and touching story about providing customer service from the heart. It's a true story inspired by Johnny the Bagger. Everyone can make a difference and create great memories.  Enjoy!




Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hope for Japan


The destructive power of mother nature has left Japan in the most unimaginable state. One can only move forward by continuing to find survivors and miracles.
  • Amid the silent corpses a baby cried out - and Japan met its tiniest miracle, a 4 month old baby
  • Rescuers found the 70-year-old alive inside her home four days after the black tidal wave wiped out much of the region
  • 60-year old Hiromitsu Shinkawa survived two days at sea by clinging on to his floating rooftop
Click the link below to further read about the miraculous stories:
http://middletownpress.com/articles/2011/03/16/news/doc4d80d7bee3761323397918.txt






Here is an English translation of the voiceover exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura):

We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.
He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.
Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.
Where?
Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.
The dog is protecting him.
Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.
I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.
Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.
Yes! Yes! He is alive.
He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.
Oh good. He's getting up.
It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.
How to Help Japan:
Make a $10 donation now to:
  • Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund, text REDCROSS to 90999 or go to redcross.org
  • Save the Children's Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency fund, text JAPAN to 20222 or go to savethechildren.org
  • GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund, text JAPAN to 50555 or go to globalgiving.org
  • International Medical Corps relief efforts, text MED to 80888 or go to internationalmedicalcorps.org.  


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inspirational Speech by Aimee Mullins

A very inspirational speech from Aimee Mullins. I admire her a lot. She brings out the "able" in "disabled".


Monday, March 14, 2011

The Power of Pulling Together

You may have heard the quote...

"It's not what you say, but how you say it, that turns the switch from 'off' to 'on'."

This movie is one of those times. In just 3 minutes it captures the power of...Pulling Together in an unforgettable way.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Pray for Japan

My heart, hope, prayers, and thoughts go out to Japan and to all who are affected from quake and tsunami.

How to Help Japan:
Make a $10 donation now to:
  • Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund, text REDCROSS to 90999 or go to redcross.org
  • Save the Children's Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency fund, text JAPAN to 20222 or go to savethechildren.org
  • GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund, text JAPAN to 50555 or go to globalgiving.org
  • International Medical Corps relief efforts, text MED to 80888 or go to internationalmedicalcorps.org.   

Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake:



Inspirational Quote - Challenges

Often it's the challenges in life that show us who we are truly meant to be.
 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It only takes one, and the rest just follows...

I thought this video was pretty entertaining. It only takes one and the rest just follows...

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kiroshio Sea

This is such a relaxing song called Please Don't Go by Barcelona. It goes well with this mesmerizing video from one of the largest aquarium in the world called Kiroshio Sea located in Okinawa, Japan.


Please Don't Go
Song: Please Don't Go by Barcelona

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Your attitude colours every aspect of your life. It's like the mind's a paintbrush. It can paint everything in bright vibrant colours creating a masterpiece. Or it can make everything dark & dreary.
 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inspirational Quote - Life

Life isn't about how to survive in the storm but how to dance in the rain.
Singing Butler Stretched Canvas Poster Print by Jack Vettriano, 24x19
Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

10 Most Important Words

According to Gallagher and Ventura, the most important words of personal responsibility are as follows:
The 10 most important words:
I won't wait for others to take the first step.
The 9 most important words:
If it is to be, it's up to me.
The 8 most important words:
If not me, who? If not now, when?
The 7 most important words:
Let me take a shot at it.
The 6 most important words:
I will not pass the buck.
The 5 most important words:
You can count on me.
The 4 most important words:
It IS my job!
The 3 most important words:
Just do it!
The 2 most important words:
I will.
The most important word:
Me