Forgotten Dreams: At the end...Part I

Written by James Smith

Forgotten Dreams: Atrepparttar end...Part I

Treasures of a lifetime...

Atrepparttar 141213 end of your life will you be able to stand at your grave and say I lived and amazing life, I have lived what many didn't even know they could dream. I have loved, I have cried, and I have experienced all that I could find to experience.

Atrepparttar 141214 end of your life who will you be?

So, often we run from death and morn for what has been lost when another dies. Inrepparttar 141215 book "Tuesdays with Morie," Morie ends up celebrating his death, by choice, while he was still alive.

How you embrace death is how you will embrace life!

This is a story of a little box. It is a box that is almost as old as Sally. You see Sally decided when she was about five years of age that this particular box, a shoe box, would be perfect to keep her treasures.

Today atrepparttar 141216 age of 95 Sally has passed away and her shoe box of treasures, although buried under years of clutter and dust, has survivedrepparttar 141217 journey with her. Sally kept her treasures with her for 90 years. The box quite warn bearingrepparttar 141218 scars of 90 years of wear and tear was still in tack. Hidden withinrepparttar 141219 box where many of Sally's most treasured memories.

Atrepparttar 141220 age of five Sally decided that her very first treasure would be a flower. It was a small and delicate white flower filled with purple hues andrepparttar 141221 softest of scents. It was a flower that filled Sally with great memories and provided her with many smiles overrepparttar 141222 last 90 years.

Sally use to enjoy laying amongstrepparttar 141223 tall grass in a near by field while enjoyingrepparttar 141224 company of her grandfather. Sally's grandfather would sit beside her, resting on an old tree stump, while whittling away at a piece of wood.

On those special mornings Sally would watchrepparttar 141225 butterflies as they danced aroundrepparttar 141226 flowers, giggling as she listened to grandfather and playing withrepparttar 141227 occasional ladybug. You see Sally's grandfather loved to tell stories as he whittled away andrepparttar 141228 stories were always filled with adventure.

The stories,in one moment, would have Sally anxiously gazing into her grandfather's eyes as she waited to hear what was next, and inrepparttar 141229 next moment, she would be rolling inrepparttar 141230 tall grass filled with laughter.

It was at five that Sally's grandfather passed away. As Sally sat upon her grandfather's old tree stump there inrepparttar 141231 middle ofrepparttar 141232 tall grass stood a single flower. On this day no other flower could be seen. As Sally gazed uponrepparttar 141233 flowerrepparttar 141234 memories came to view and it was then that she knew,repparttar 141235 flower was a treasure for her to hold.

The years would come and go, and Sally was always doing something to her treasure box. Her designs includingrepparttar 141236 early crayon markings, included little paper hearts and wonderful little paintings, all accented with special stones and broken pieces of jewelry.

"5 Vital Keys To Instant Happiness"

Written by Jackie Fletcher

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"5 Vital Keys To Instant Happiness"

- by Jackie Fletcher

(c) Jackie Fletcher. All Rights Reserved.


Happiness can sometimes seem rather elusive. So here are some thoughts, based on timeless wisdom, on how to feel happy right now.

"In our minds, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but rather gratefulness that makes us happy." ~ Albert Clark

Every day write down, or say out loud, ten things for which you are grateful. What we focus on expands, so focus onrepparttar 141197 good things. Acknowledge and be grateful for a whole range of things - your eyesight, health, friends and family,repparttar 141198 sunshine,repparttar 141199 clothes on your back, ability to drive. Life is good!

"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think." ~ Dale Carnegie

Monitor your thoughts for a few days. What self chatter is going on? Do those thoughts serve you, make you feel good? No? Then begin to say positive supportive things to yourself, and choose to stop paying attention torepparttar 141200 negative thoughts that cross your mind. You wouldn't say negative things to your best friend - treat yourselfrepparttar 141201 same way.

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