Eu e minhas bijous

Eu e minhas bijous

quinta-feira, 28 de maio de 2009

Kid Wisdom



Kid Wisdom


When your dad is mad and asks you, ‘Do I look stupid?’ don’t answer.
Never tell your Mom her diet’s not working.
Stay away from prunes.
Don’t pull Dad’s finger when he tells you to.
Never let your three-year-old brother in the same room as your school assignment.
If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.
Felt-tip markers are not good to use as lipstick.
Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat.
When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your Mom when she’s on the phone.
You can’t hide broccoli in your glass of milk.

domingo, 24 de maio de 2009

De olhos bem abertos...



Growth is the result of responding to change in a positive way.

Many of the things in which we face are not fun.
We all go through hardships, trouble and calamity.
This world is full of adversity and difficult situations.

We must look at each adversity as an opportunity for growth.
You may have had a situation in your own life where you thought that it was all a big waste of time, and energy.

You may be questioning why you ever had to go through what you did.
Well, for every adversity that you go through, there is always the seed of equal or greater benefit.

A seed has to be crushed and broken in the ground before it can begin to grow.
If you have been crushed lately by someone or something, it's time to GROW.

It's time to look for a way to respond positively to this situation.
It may not be easy, but it must be done.

Too many people spend too much time wallowing, and not moving on.
Hold your head high. Rise above the situation.

A new day is dawning. Look forward to a better time.
You have done your best. Forget the rest.

This is growth.
We struggle, we learn, we overcome.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

Letter L



Quero uma parede assim!!!

quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2009

Quem sou?


´´Suponho que me entender não é uma questão de inteligência e sim de sentir, de entrar em contato... Ou toca, ou não toca.``

Clarice Lispector

´´Sou como você me vê.Posso ser leve como uma brisa ou forte como uma ventania,Depende de quando e como você me vê passar.``

Clarice Lispector

ISSO É MUITA SABEDORIA

Quando fazemos tudo para que nos amem e não conseguimos, resta-nos um último recurso: não fazer mais nada. Por isso, digo, quando não obtivermos o amor, o afeto ou a ternura que havíamos solicitado, melhor será desistirmos e procurar mais adiante os sentimentos que nos negaram. Não fazer esforços inúteis, pois o amor nasce, ou não, espontaneamente, mas nunca por força de imposição. Às vezes, é inútil esforçar-se demais, nada se consegue;outras vezes, nada damos e o amor se rende aos nossos pés. Os sentimentos são sempre uma surpresa. Nunca foram uma caridade mendigada, uma compaixão ou um favor concedido. Quase sempre amamos a quem nos ama mal, e desprezamos quem melhor nos quer. Assim, repito, quando tivermos feito tudo para conseguir um amor, e falhado, resta-nos um só caminho...o de mais nada fazer.

Clarice Lispector

...Que minha solidão me sirva de companhia.que eu tenha a coragem de me enfrentar.Que eu saiba ficar com o nada e mesmo assim me sentir como se estivesse plena de tudo.

Clarice Lispector

"Sou o que quero ser, porque possuo apenas uma vida e nela só tenho uma chance de fazer o que quero.Tenho felicidade o bastante para fazê-la doce dificuldades para fazê-la forte,Tristeza para fazê-la humana e esperança suficiente para fazê-la feliz.As pessoas mais felizes não tem as melhores coisas,elas sabem fazer o melhor das oportunidades que aparecem em seus caminhos."

Clarice Lispector

Friends

I´d rather be...


Hi folks!!!
I´ve got work now.
But I´d rather be creating...

quarta-feira, 13 de maio de 2009

I Didn't Know

I didn't know that years of school and a college degree would be of little consolation when facing a room full of bright little eyes on the first day of school. I thought I was ready...
I didn't know that five minutes can seem like five hours when there is idle time and an eight hour school day far too short for a well-planned day of teaching.
I didn't know that teaching children was only a fraction of my job. No one tells you about the conferences and phone calls, faculty meetings and committees, paperwork and paperwork...
I didn't know that it took so long to cut out letters, draw and color pictures, laminate-all for those bulletin boards that were always "just there"...
I didn't know that I would become such a scavenger, and that teaching materials would feel like pure gold in my hands...
I didn't know that an administration and co-workers that support and help you could make such a difference...
I didn't know that there would be children that I loved and cared for and stayed up late worrying about, who, one day, would simply not show up. And that I would never see them again...
I didn't know that I can't always dry little tears and mend broken hearts. I thought I could always make a difference...
I didn't know that the sound of children's laughter could drown out the sound of all the world's sadness...
I didn't know that children could feel so profoundly. A broken heart knows no age.
I didn't know that a single "yes ma'am" from a disrespectful child or a note in my desk that says "You're the best!" could make me feel like I'm on top of a mountain and forget the valleys I forged to get there...
I never knew that after one year of teaching I would feel so much wiser, more tired, sadder and happier, all at once.
And that I would no longer call teaching my job, but my privilege

All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten




~by Robert Fulgham~


Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.

These are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work some every day.

Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup ~ they all die. So do we.

And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation, ecology and politics and sane living.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all ~the whole world had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and clean up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

Me

Where is your mobile phone? purse
Where is your significant other?
Your hair colour? blond
Your mother? In my heart
Your father? somewhere around
Your favourite thing? making
Your dream last night? involved
Your dream goal? my own place
The room you're in? stimulating
Your hobby? creating
Your fear? failure
Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
Where were you last night? here
What you're not? unhappy
One of your wish-list items? travel abroad with the whole family
Where you grew up? Rio
The last thing you did?
What are you wearing? jeans
Your TV? It´s not a plasma one yet.
Your pets? soon
Your computer? Sansung
Your mood? high
Missing someone?
Your car? old
Something you're not wearing? suspenders
Favourite shop? bookstore
Your summer? fantastic
Love someone? always
Your favourite colour? blue and pink
When is the last time you laughed? a few minutes ago
When is the last time you cried? Yesterday

segunda-feira, 11 de maio de 2009

Joseph


Georges Moustaki - Joseph


Voilà c'que c'est, mon vieux Joseph

Que d'avoir pris la plus jolie

Parmi les filles de Galilée,

Celle qu'on appelait Marie.



Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph,

Prendre Sarah ou Déborah

Et rien ne serait arrivé,

Mais tu as préféré Marie.



Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph,

Rester chez toi, tailler ton bois

Plutôt que d'aller t'exiler

Et te cacher avec Marie.



Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph,

Faire des petits avec Marie

Et leur apprendre ton métier

Comme ton père te l'avait appris.



Pourquoi a-t-il fallu, Joseph,

Que ton enfant, cet innocent,

Ait eu ces étranges idées

Qui ont tant fait pleurer Marie ?



Parfois je pense à toi, Joseph,

Mon pauvre ami, lorsque l'on rit

De toi qui n'avais demandé

Qu'à vivre heureux avec Marie.

Dance Like No One's Watching


We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we're frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We'll certainly be happy when they're out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.

The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Your life will always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.

One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with...and remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you're off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you die, until you're born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

by Crystal Boyd

A box of kisses


He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said,"Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for years and whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us as humans have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, friends, family and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.


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The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gifted ability, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, Attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you....We are in charge of our Attitudes.
-- Charles Swindoll


We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
-- Sam Keen


The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-- Theodore Roosevelt


Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
-- Knute Rockne

Anyone can turn on a small light in a dark room. Anyone!
-- Erin Gruwell



A Good Heart And A Good Nature
Are Two Different Issues,

A Good Heart Can Win Many Relationships,
But A Good Nature
Can Win An Sustain Life Long Relationship
"What did you do at school today ?"
And the answer they give makes you sigh with dismay.
"Nothing, I did nothing today!"
Perhaps nothing means that I played with blocks,
Or counted to ten, or sorted some rocks.
Maybe I painted a picture of red and blue.
Or heard a story of a mouse that flew.
Maybe I watched the fish eat today,
Or went outside on the swings to play.
Maybe today was the first time
That my scissors followed a very straight line.
Maybe I sang a song from beginning to end,
Or played with a special, brand new friend.
When you're in Kindergarten
and your heart has wings,
"Nothing" can mean so many, many things.

terça-feira, 5 de maio de 2009

My declaration of Selfesteem


I AM ME

In all of the world, there is no one else exactly like me.

Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it-- I own everything about me:

My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, Whether they be to others or to myself-- I own my fantasies, My dreams, my hopes, my fears-- I own my triumphs and my successes, all my failures and my mistakes.

Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me-- by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts--

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know-- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles

And for ways to find out more about me--- however, I look and sounds, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me--

If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that wish is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded-- I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do.

I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me -- I own me, and therefore I can engineer me --- I am me and I AM OKAY!

Written by Virginia Satir (1975)

Rich Or Poor - How Rich Are You?


One day a rich father took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poor people can be.

They spent a day and a night on the farm of a very poor family.

When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"Very good Dad!"

"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked.

"Yeah!"

"And what did you learn?"

The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end.We have imported lamp in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon."

When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless.

His son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are!"

Author Unknown

Murphy's law


Murphy's law

THE PRIME AXIOM: In any field of scientific endeavor, anything that
can go wrong, will.

2. If the possibility exists of several things going wrong, the one that
will go wrong is the one that will do the most damage.
3. Everything will go wrong at one time.
3.1 That time is always when you least expect it.
4. If nothing can go wrong, something will.
5. Nothing is as easy as it looks.
6. Everything takes longer than you think.
7. Left to themselves, things always go from bad to worse.
8. Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
9. Given the most inappropriate time for something to go wrong, that's when it will occur.
10. Mother Nature is a bitch.
10.1 The universe is not indifferent to intelligence, it is actively hostile to it.
11. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked
something.
12. If in any problem you find yourself doing an immense amount of work, the answer can be obtained by simple inspection.
13. Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to
make it complex and wonderful.
14. If it doesn't fit, use a bigger hammer.
15. In an instrument or device characterized by a number of plus-or-minus
errors, the total error will be the sum of all the errors adding in the same direction.
16. In any given calculation, the fault will never be placed if more than one person is involved.
16.1 In any given discovery, the credit will never be properly placed if more than one person is involved.
17. All warranty and guarantee clauses become invalid upon payment of the
final invoice.
18. Murphy's Law: "If there are two or more ways to do something, and one
of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it

segunda-feira, 4 de maio de 2009

´´While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about."
~Angela Schwindt

Mother´s day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mom’s love a little art from their little artist.








domingo, 3 de maio de 2009

Good habits




Remember: Eating fruit provides health benefits.

"A vida é curta.

quebre regras, perdoe rapidamente

beije demoradamente, ame verdadeiramente

ria incontrolavelmente e nunca deixe de sorrir,

por mais estranho que seja o motivo.

A vida não pode ser a festa que esperávamos

mas enquanto estamos aqui, devemos dançar..."

Você é
Você é os brinquedos que brincou, as gírias que usava. Você é os nervos a flor da pele no vestibular, os segredos que guardou, você é sua praia preferida, Garopaba, Maresias, Ipanema, você é o renascido depois do acidente que escapou, aquele amor atordoado que viveu, a conversa séria que teve um dia com seu pai, você é o que você lembra. Você é a saudade que sente da sua mãe, o sonho desfeito quase no altar, a infância que você recorda, a dor de não ter dado certo, de não ter falado na hora, você é aquilo que foi amputado no passado, a emoção de um trecho de livro, a cena de rua que lhe arrancou lágrimas, você é o que você chora. Você é o abraço inesperado, a força dada para o amigo que precisa, você é o pelo do braço que eriça, a sensibilidade que grita, o carinho que permuta, você é as palavras ditas para ajudar, os gritos destrancados da garganta, os pedaços que junta, você é o orgasmo, a gargalhada, o beijo, você é o que você desnuda. Você é a raiva de não ter alcançado, a impotência de não conseguir mudar, você é o desprezo pelo o que os outros mentem, o desapontamento com o governo, o ódio que tudo isso dá, você é aquele que rema, que cansado não desiste, você é a indignação com o lixo jogado do carro, a ardência da revolta, você é o que você queima. Você é aquilo que reinvidica, o que consegue gerar através da sua verdade da sua luta, você é os direitos que tem, os deveres que se obriga, você é a estrada por onde corre atrás, serpenteia, atalha, busca, você é o que você pleiteia. Você não é só o que come e o que veste. Você é o que você requer, recruta, rabisca, traga, goza e lê. Você é o que ninguém vê.

(Martha Medeiros)
Ela se chamava Mega e tinha uma chefe terrível. Quando Mega chegava pela manhã e falava "bom dia", a chefe respondia com uma pergunta: "por que não chegou mais cedo?"
Se chegasse antes da hora, a chefe não estava lá, mas ficava sabendo e lhe perguntava se ela não sabia qual o horário do expediente, mesmo depois de trabalhar ali há tantos anos.
Era uma mulher má. Implicava com tudo. Até que um dia Mega se cansou e decidiu se demitir.
"Vou sair, mas antes vou dizer tudo o que tenho vontade", foi o que pensou.
Exatamente naquele dia ela estava almoçando quando encontrou a dra. Casarjian que a convidou para assistir a um treinamento, naquela tarde.
"Não posso", foi a sua resposta. "tenho expediente a cumprir."
"Por que não?"
Mega falou sobre a chefe que vivia implicando com ela e a dra. Casarjian lembrou que pior a situação não poderia ficar.
Além do que, se a chefe lhe desse uma bronca por faltar ao trabalho, naquela tarde, ao menos teria motivo.
Mega lembrou que no dia seguinte iria se demitir, por isso resolveu ir ao encontro. Ali ouviu referências a respeito do perdão. "O perdão é bom para você", falava a Dra. "Se você perdoar alguém que o ofendeu ele continua do mesmo jeito mas você se sentirá bem."
"Se você perdoar o mentiroso, ele continuará mentiroso mas você não se sentirá mal por causa das mentiras dele." Ao final do treinamento, Mega concluiu que a sua chefe estava muito doente e tirou-a da cabeça.
No dia seguinte, tomou uma resolução: "não vou deixar que ela me atormente mais. E nem vou abandonar o trabalho que eu gosto."
Mega chegou e cumprimentou: "olá."
A chefe foi logo lhe perguntando o que tinha acontecido. Ela estava diferente. Mega falou que havia participado de um treinamento e que estava bem consigo mesma e até convidou a chefe para tomar chá, ao final da tarde.
A reação veio logo: "você está me convidando só para eu não reclamar de você?"
"Pode reclamar, até mandar descontar as minhas horas. Mas eu insisto no chá."
E foram. Durante o chá, a chefe falou da sua surpresa em ter sido convidada para aquele chá. Ela sabia que era intratável. Também falou da sua emoção. Nunca ninguém a convidara para um lanche, um café.
Acabou por falar das suas dores. O marido lhe batia, o filho vivia no mundo das drogas. Por isso ela odiava as pessoas. Era infeliz e agredia.
Semanas depois, era a própria chefe que comparecia ao novo treinamento da Dra. Casarjian a respeito do perdão.
...............................
Perdoar é libertar-se. Aquele que agride é sempre alguém a um passo do desequilíbrio.
Aquele que persegue nem pode imaginar o quanto se encontra enfermo.
Sem dúvida, a felicidade pertence sempre àquele que pode oferecer, que a possui para dar.
Nosso maior exemplo é Jesus. Poderia ter reagido às agressões, mas preferiu perdoar e amar, por saber que aqueles que o afligiam eram espíritos atormentados em si mesmos. Por essa razão, dignos de perdão.
E se você tiver ainda muita dificuldade para perdoar, pense que tudo passa. Passam as coisas ruins, passam as pessoas que as provocam.
Só o bem permanece para sempre.


Autor:Equipe de Redação do Momento Espírita, com base no seminário Perdão e Auto-perdão de Divaldo Pereira Franco – CD volume 2, faixa 13, e livro Convites da Vida – cap. 39.

Le petit prince


" As pessoas têm estrelas que não são as mesmas. Para uns, que viajam, as estrelas são guias. Para outros, elas não passam de pequenas luzes. Para outros, os sábios, são problemas. Para o negociante, eram ouro. Mas todas essas estrelas se calam. Tu porém, terás estrelas como ninguém... quando olhares o céu de noite, (porque habitarei uma delas e estarei rindo), então será como se todas as estrelas te rissem! E tu terás estrelas que sabem sorrir!... Assim, tu te sentirás contente por me teres conhecido. Tu serás sempre meu amigo (basta olhar para o céu e estarei lá). Terás vontade de rir comigo. E abrirá, às vezes, a janela à toa, por gosto... e teus amigos ficarão espantados de ouvir-te rir olhando o céu. Sim, as estrelas, elas sempre me fazem rir!"

(O Pequeno Príncipe - Antoine de Saint'Exupéry)

sábado, 2 de maio de 2009