Monday, March 28, 2011

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you" -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, March 25, 2011 is a good feature story on Japan's current tragedy

This little boy, Ives (pronounced I-Ves), has cheered me up several times for the past few months. I just look at him and my day lits up. He didn't need to do anything. He's born last year, the year of the Tiger in the chinese calendar, which makes him even cuter in this photo.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

10 Best Ad Campaigns "Life's too short for the wrong job"

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
This is a Hollywood story that is actually TRUE !!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

You feel life is full of sorrow and despair... and then you stumble upon such video

Sunday, March 13, 2011

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead, anthropologist

Words That Matter from O, The Oprah Magazine by The Oprah Magazine. Copyright 2010 by Hearst Communications, Inc.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Monday, March 07, 2011

“It’s simple: When you haven’t forgiven those who’ve hurt you, you turn your back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward.”
—Tyler Perry, director

taken from Words That Matter from O, The Oprah Magazine by The Oprah Magazine. Copyright 2010 by Hearst Communications, Inc

Saturday, March 05, 2011

I really like this

When mind is restless, go back to the source.
When one is upset, go back to the source.
Return, return, return to your inner self.
Do not remain in the periphery, the outer realm.
Do not be influenced by external factors and influences.
Return, return, return to the source.
That is your real being.

Taken from eagle2phoenix