Is your life a crazy quilt?

•October 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The colors of your life

Betty Bender gives us today’s quote,

 

“It’s a mistake to surround yourself only with people just like you. Throw off that worn comforter – and replace it with a crazy quilt of different and imaginative people. Then watch the ideas erupt!”

 

Think about the beauty of this advice – a crazy quilt – the image of it pleases me.

 

Quilting has not been something I’ve ever done though I’ve read how women would come together to quilt and talk and laugh and cry. Sounds fun, sounds special, and it sounds like it could be profound.

 

I think we do this in the 5:15 accountability calls, though we don’t physically sew the pieces, we are bringing them to the party.

 

Where do you get the pieces for a quilt?

 

The crazy and gorgeous quilt of your life is where. You get the pieces from all the experiences, the places, the people. You pull from everything. Or you don’t.

 

It seems to me that if we want to make our life brilliant, to have something to comfort us, warm us and keep us surrounded well, we must stitch everything together: the colors, the smells, the amazing and the ordinary to make something brilliant, shining and upon closer look, awe-inspiring.

 

How is your stitching going?

 

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.RelationalResults.com

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Be a leaper!

•October 3, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The quote for this hump day of the week comes from Cynthia Heimel who said this,

 

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap!”

 

Be a leaper!

This feels or seems like good advice and in my deeper self I believe I am a leaper – however there is also a part of me that knows I’ve held back, that I didn’t leap, or step or act on something I wanted to do or someone I wanted to meet because of fear.

 

Another great reason to have a theme, quotes, ideas and thoughts about themes – it forces me to ask the questions that scare me like:

 

Am I leaping?

Am I making a fool of myself in wonderful ways for me?

Am I living my brilliance?

 

The best part about these questions is discovering that I can alter the answers as I delve deeper into what I want and who I really am.

 

It occurs to me that I’m a leaper, and so is everyone who seeks. That would be you!

 

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.WomenInThePetIndustry.com

Roll up your sleeves

•October 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Two quotes today for our brilliance theme –

 

One for us to consider as the year is in it’s last quarter, it’s from Eleanor Roosevelt who said,

 

“It takes a much energy to wish as it does to plan.”

 

This is my own personal call to get my planning done for the end of 2012 and the whole of 2013.

 

And the next quote I hadn’t heard before and loved. It’s about how we are focused in our life, it’s from Michelle Brown who said,

 

“You can’t wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time.”

Loved this – it said to me – do the good thing, do your brilliance.

Get into action!

 

Get busy when you’re scared, or confused – roll up your sleeves.

 

I remember my dad doing that and how the attitude of him rolling up his sleeves was one of action.

 

Take action today around your brilliance, your light, your talent, when you give it away it is mirrored back to you, wow!

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.ShawnaSchuh.com

Extreme brightness

•October 1, 2012 • 2 Comments

This week let’s talk about Brilliance – your brilliance and the brilliance around us.

 

The dictionary defines brilliance as: extreme brightness or radiance, exceptional intelligence, ability, skill or talent –

 

Love that!

 

Are you doing your brilliance, your talent in your life?

 

No matter what you are doing – can you bring your brilliance to it?

 

Marie Beynon Ray said this,

 

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.”

 

What a beautiful way to think and look at the present – this moment! Like a star and snowflake – gorgeous and brilliant, a lot like you!

 

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.ShawnaSchuh.com

The test of good manners

•September 28, 2012 • Leave a Comment

To end our week on manners we go to Wendell Willkie who said a great truth,

 

“The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.”

 

This is a test many of us get to take daily. Are you passing the test with flying colors?

 

Friday Funny:

 

At dinner, a little boy was forced to lead the family in prayer.

Little Boy: “But I don't know how to pray.”

Dad: “Just pray for your family, friends, neighbors, and the poor.”

Little Boy:  "Dear Lord" he started. "Thank you for our visitors and their children who finished all my cookies and ice cream. Bless them so they won’t come again.

Forgive our neighbor's son who removed my sister's clothes and wrestled with her on her bed.

And this Christmas, please send clothes to all those poor naked ladies on my daddy's blackberry and provide shelter for the homeless men who use mom's room when daddy is at work. AMEN."

 

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

 

Go make it a Magnificent Day!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.RelationalResults.com

Are you kind in a quarrel?

•September 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Today we have another great quote on manners from George Bernard Shaw who said,

 

“The test of a man’s or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.”

 

This got me to thinking – how am I in an argument or quarrel?

 

Am I fair, do I listen, am I kind?

Payment for quarreling?

 

One thing I’ve come to realize is that in the past I’ve been hurtful when I am hurt – and recognizing that helps me be less so.

 

Also – listen to what I’ve just said, “In the past I was…” this means I’m putting that behind me and then I can state, “Now I am…” and for me it means I choose to be kind and considerate regardless of the situation.

 

This has taken me a long time and sometimes I find I slip however when my intent is to be kind, I find I am kind and think kindly of others more and more.

 

What about you? How are you in a quarrel? Are you happy with your answer?

 

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.RelationalResults.com

3rd class manners?

•September 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Today’s quote is a favorite of mine for several reasons:

 

First: It is old and so to me evokes a different world of slower time and travels.

 

Second:  It’s about inclusion, that all people are worthy of grace which I so believe.

 

Many of the people whose quotes I use I have no idea about however in reading the things people say that were captured, you get a glimpse of their thinking and it’s that small glimpse that helps us think better.

 

George Bernard Shaw said,

 

“The great secret is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls; in short, behaving as if you were in heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.”

 

Today as you travel about your life – can you treat all souls with grace and love?

 

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.RelationalResults.com

 
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