Sep 30, 2011

A Flashback....

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen....Memory, is the diary that we all carry about with us....

I am the type of person that loves talking to just about everyone, does not matter if I know you or not.  I can start up a conversation like no one as Arvid is so fond of saying.  That being said, I was out shopping and of course I started chatting with the salesgirl.  Does not matter what it was about because I can ask just about any and everything.  This girl was a little sad so of course I asked what was wrong.  She told me that her boyfriend was killed in a car accident not so long ago. 

I looked at her and I said OMG! I know what you are going through.  She looks at me and said "unless you have gone through something similar you can't really know what I am going through"  I just looked back at her and very quietly told her that I have gone through this...many years ago.

I came back home with my purchases.  Happy, but way down in my thoughts was a memory of years gone by.  Not something I have forgotten, but something I have come to terms with and I have moved on, but because of today's encounter it was fresh back in my mind. 

It took me back to many years ago.  I lived in California.  At the time I was married to Paul Michael Riley.  His second love was his motorcycle.  I still remember it.  It was Honda CBR 900RR, very fast. He had already crashed the Ducati Paso 906 and was now into this faster bike.  I liked the bike very much all the bikes we had. 
Paul and McGyver


We would normally go out together on the bike, but this Sunday I chose not to go, and he went out on his own.  I remember it vividly like it was yesterday.  We hugged and he said bye to our kitties (we had 5) and he left.  Less than five minutes he comes back and says he forgot his cell phone.  He said "you never know when an emergency can occur"  He then petted one of the kittes and said "I love you McGyver" that was the name of one of the kitties.  This would be the last time we saw him alive.

After several hours of him not showing up, I became worried.  I called hospitals, highway patrol, forest rangers everyone I could think of and all they said was, "nope no accidents occured on a motorcycle".  A few hours later someone knocks on the door.  I open it.  There stood a policeman.  I looked at him and I said "he's dead right"  He looks at me and asks if he can come in.  I let him in and my world as I knew it back then crumbled, it fell apart within seconds and I was never the same person again.

So yes, when the salesgirl said only someone who has been through this can understand she was right because that was exactly how I felt.  Looking back I don't know how I managed.  All I knew was that my life would never be the same again.  I had the option of either surviving or falling into the depths of grief and never surfacing again.  I chose to survive, to move on and to continue life. 

I had never imagined life without Paul.  I did not think I would make it without him, but one discovers within themselves that instint to survive.  I have my memories tucked somewhere deep in my heart and every once in a while all it takes is a little something to make it resurface....a smell, a song, a place, the sound of a bike...just an arbitrary thing.  We do not remember days; we remember moments as somenone once said.  Very true.
Grow old with me, the best is yet to be
....and he has never stopped saying it....











Today my life is wonderful with Arvid and Brutus.  We make each other happy and in more ways than I can imagine, Arvid is my soul mate for life....Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.  That's my Arvid and I love him!  As someone said "I believe that I am only at a beginning, only knocking at a door, and I believe that the best is yet to come", and that best is with Arvid and Brutus...ALWAYS!  I can't say what's the thing I love best about Arvid...so many, but for sure one of the nicest things he has said to me is... Grow old with me, the best is yet to be....and he has never stopped saying it....

Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come...

until next time...

Sep 28, 2011

Thought For Today...

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it....

To this day I have not met a single person that can honestly state for a fact that they worry about nothing.  Does not matter what you do, what and how much you have does not matter one bit, we all have things we worry about like it or not.  I am not any different from anyone.  We have a good live.  We do as we please, yet we also worry about so many little things be it financial, family related does not matter it causes us a bit of anxiety...just part of life and it's the way we handle it that makes all the difference.

Troubles are a lot like people - they grow bigger if you nurse them....

until next time...

Sep 27, 2011

World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions....

 The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see...

Imagine my surprise when I read this article and found out that of the top 10 tourist attractions in the world, the top nine are in the USA.  Don't get me wrong, I love the USA and for me there in no place in the world that can compare to it, but still I was a bit surprised.  More surprising is that of the top 9 place I have been to 7 of them.....not so bad:)

No. 1 Times Square, New York City
Annual Visitors: 39,200,000
Tourists flock to New York’s neon heart for the flashing lights, Broadway shows, megastores, and sheer spectacle. Pedestrian-only areas with café tables introduced in 2009 have only made it easier and more appealing to hang out here. Times Square can even be a convenient, if chaotic, base, thanks to hotels at every price point and easy access to public transportation: subways, rails, buses, and more yellow taxis than you can count.
Just been there not so long ago...

No. 2 Central Park, New York City
Annual Visitors: 38,000,000

central park

New York has larger green spaces, but none is more famous than Central Park, which stretches across nearly 850 acres of prime Manhattan real estate—an oasis for both tourists and locals. You can ride in one of the famous horse-drawn carriages; check out the modest-size zoo; climb to the top of 19th-century Belvedere Castle; or take a break from pounding the pavement to sprawl on the Great Lawn, gazing at the skyscrapers above.
Been there!

No. 3 Union Station, Washington, D.C.
Annual Visitors: 37,000,000

union square
 Opened in 1907, this busy station shuttles some 12,500 passengers daily in and out of the city. But it also handles serious tourist traffic: 37 million who pass through to take in the impeccably mixed architectural styles throughout the colossal building: from Classical to Beaux-Arts to Baroque. More than 70 retail outlets make Union Station a shopping destination, and it’s also a jumping-off point for many D.C. tours

No. 4 Las Vegas Strip
Annual Visitors: 29,467,000

las vegas strip
 Sin City was hit hard by the recession, but don’t bet against this legendary destination, which got a boost from the summer 2009 blockbuster The Hangover. Last year, 79 percent of tourists (29,467,000 people) chose to stay at hotels right on the Strip like Caesar’s Palace—the choice of the movie’s zany four-pack. And why not? Roll out of bed and onto the Strip to catch the Bellagio fountains in action, shop, gamble, and, of course, people-watch (which can get especially fun later at night).
Been here a few times also!

No. 5 Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario
Annual Visitors: 22,500,000
Straddling the borders of the U.S. and Canada, this massive waterfall spills about six million cubic feet of water—from a height ranging from 70 to 188 feet—every single minute. While there are about 500 taller waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls is spectacular for its sheer power. It’s also more accessible than many major falls, a short flight or drive for millions of regional tourists.
A must see!

No. 6 Grand Central Terminal, New York City
Annual Visitors: 21,600,000
Unlike harried commuters, visitors take their time in the main concourse of this Beaux-Arts landmark, pausing to view its glittering ceiling painted with a map of the constellations from the night sky. There are shops and events to distract your attention, and, a level below, the historic Oyster Bar—featured on an episode of AMC’s Mad Men—serves two million fresh bivalves a year.
It's like its own city underground...awesome!

No. 7 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
Annual Visitors: 18,000,000

boston
 Dating back to 1742, Faneuil Hall (“the Cradle of Liberty”) once hosted speeches by such greats as Samuel Adams and George Washington. Today, the downtown marketplace has more than 100 specialty shops and eateries and occupies a pedestrian-only, cobblestone area that swarms with tourists and street performers.

No. 8 Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando
Annual Visitors: 16,972,000
The Most Magical Place on Earth is high on virtually every family’s to-do list and remains the most-visited theme park on the earth. The Kingdom’s most notable feature, naturally, is Cinderella’s castle—complete with a moat and built at special angles to appear even grander than its actual height of 189 feet. Paths branch out to classic rides (Dumbo, the Mad Tea Party) and newer additions like The Pirates of the Caribbean.
Once maybe twice more than enough unless you are a kid.

No. 9 Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA

Annual Visitors: 15,980,000
Though not as massive as its Orlando counterpart, the original Disney park—which occupies about 85 acres of land—welcomes enough thrill-seekers to qualify as the second most-visited theme park in the world. One of its coolest rides is still Indiana Jones Adventure, careening over lava, past swarms of beetles, and under that 16-foot rolling boulder.
Liked it when I was there year ago.

No. 10 Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Annual Visitors: 15,000,000
Bazaar

Anaheim, CA

Hand-painted ceramics, lanterns, intricately patterned carpets, copperware, gold Byzantine-style jewelry, and more eye-catching products vie for your attention within this 15th-century bazaar’s vaulted walkways. It has since expanded and become increasingly touristy, but locals, too, were among 2010’s 15 million bargain-hunters. If it all gets overwhelming, break for a succulent doner kebab or strong cup of Turkish coffee.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page....

until next time...

Sep 25, 2011

Photo Of The Day

Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart

One thing Arvid and I do know how to do and that is to live life and enjoy every moment.  Does not matter what you do or where you are.  The goal is to just live and be happy with yourself and with what you have...never forgetting to strive for that so called rainbow in the sky.  Give life your best shot...that's all we can do!  Like I have always said, life is simple, it's just not easy.


Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be...you only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough...

until next time...

11 Foods for Faster, Easier Weight Loss...

I keep trying to lose weight... but it keeps finding me!....

Summer is almost here and by now if you are like most of us you will probably be frantic trying to lose those last extra pounds so that you can look great in that brand new bathing suit you just bought.  Right now you are probably thinking of some new diet that will transform you in days..I know I am thinking of it.  Sadly, I don't think any such diet exists, but ...Hold the thought: To lose weight effectively and permanently, you need to eat. And eat smart. Happily,  nature designed a lot of delicious edibles to turn up your fat-burning furnace, flatten your belly, and take a big bite out of your appetite. Here are 11 of the get-slim food gems we're that will do exactly that.

Yogurt:
Mmmm. This creamy, tangy snack is loaded with calcium -- and studies show that calcium may curtail weight gain by hindering the absorption of fat in the small intestine.

Eggs:Turn breakfast into a fat-burning morning boost by skipping the stack of pancakes and feasting on a couple of eggs instead. According to a study, huevos beat out carbs when it came to helping folks feel full longer and helping them beat back snack attacks later in the day.


Pistachios:
Nuts may be high in fat, but it's the healthful unsaturated kind of fat found in pistachios. And like all nuts, pistachios offer lots of hunger-curbing protein and fiber. All of these qualities together explain why adding pistachios to the diet helped dieters in a study curb their appetites and lose more weight.


Grapefruit:
Of all the foods rumored to boost weight loss, grapefruit is likely the most famous. And research confirms that this fruit's get-slim celebrity status is for real. One study in particular revealed that eating half a grapefruit before each meal helped dieters shed more pounds than people who skipped the tart appetizer.

Avocado:
This green goddess of heavenly, creamy taste can help you whittle your waist. It's true! Researchers suspect that the unsaturated fat in avocados may ratchet up body levels of the hunger-halting hormone called leptin -- a hormone that lets your brain know that you're full, so you stop eating.

Mushrooms:
If you want to try an easy and tasty calorie-cutting trick, then replace the meat in your favorite recipes with mushrooms. You'll automatically cut about 420 calories out of a meal, partly because you'll skip all the belly-padding saturated fat contained in meat.


Olive Oil:
This rich-tasting oil found in salad dressings and marinades contains a hunger-busting monounsaturated fat called oleic acid -- which triggers a complicated process in the gut that ultimately tells your brain you're full and makes you want to stop eating.


Whole Grains:
Ready to trade your belly bulge for a flat tummy? Then toss your refined grains into the garbage, and eat more whole grains instead. Research shows this one move can help whittle your middle. We're talking brown rice, quinoa, steel-cut oats, whole-grain cereal, and 100% whole-wheat bread and pasta.


Red Pepper:
Add some heat to your meals and you'll boost not only the taste but also the effectiveness of your weight loss diet. A dash of cayenne pepper or some diced jalapeno or red peppers will do the trick. They all contain capsaicin -- the heat-inducing compound in red peppers that, according to research, tamps down appetite and curbs food intake later in the day.


Fava Beans:
Creamy and hearty, fava beans are a lean protein source bursting with flavonoids. And in a 14-year study, these special antioxidants were shown to help hinder the accumulation of extra belly fat.


Rice with Veggies:
Adding some high-fiber vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and kale to your rice will obviously help lower the calorie count. But not only that. Adding veggies to rice at lunchtime appears to slow stomach emptying, according to research. The end result? You feel full longer. In fact, people in a study ate much less at dinner when they added veggies to their rice at lunch.


Pretty interesting article I just read so thought you would like it also...remember...the older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends...trust me I know, but if you eat healthy, exercise and practice moderation nothing is impossible...my sister Nina is a living example of eating healthy, exercising  and staying fit.  I see her and I admire her determination and her you can do it attitude.  She always says to me "no one said it would be easy nor impossible"


To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art...
We never repent of having eaten too little..

until next time...

Sep 23, 2011

Humor

A person without a sense of humor is like a vehicle without shock absorbers...

We all need some humor in our lives and last night as I was about to go to bed, this popped up on my screen.  One of my FB friend's with a very good sense of humor.  Suraj, love it and as I mentioned here it is...thanks for cheering me up. Still smiling.

Ann Kern BEST DIVORCE LETTER EVER... Dear Wife, I’m writing you this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you forever. I’ve been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it.

These last 2 weeks have been hell. ... Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didn’t even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps.

You don’t tell me you love me anymore; you don’t want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you’re cheating on me or you don’t love me anymore; whatever the case, I’m gone. Your EX-Husband P.S. don’t try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life!

Dear Ex-Husband Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It’s true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what you’ve been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining & griping Too bad that doesn’t work. I DID notice when you got a hair cut last week, but the 1st thing that came to mind was ‘You look just like a girl!’ Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can’t say something nice, I didn’t comment. And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago.

About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, & I prayed it was a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this, I still loved you & felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for 10 million dollars, I quit my job & bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica But when I got home you were gone.. Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted.

My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won’t get a dime from me. So take care. Signed, Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell & Free! P.S. I don’t know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope that’s not a problem!..


The most wasted day is one without laughter.  If you don't laugh at your trouble, you won't have anything to laugh about.  Laugh at yourself before anyone else can....
 
until next time..

Sep 22, 2011

Time To Relax....

Don't wait. The time will never be just right...

I believe that no matter how busy and hectic ones life is one should always find time to relax and wind down after a long day.  One of our favorite ways to do so is by enjoying some time in the hot tub...and we sure have a very nice one to do so...There is more to life than increasing its speed, get your rest, slow down and enjoy....As Dr. Joyce Brothers said,  "No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive"

our hot tub...quite a treat in the afternoons

Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow....

until next time...

What Not to Buy at Old Navy...

Buying is a profound pleasure....

For those of you who shop and in the US and even those that do not, we are all familiar with Old Navy, sister to The Gap (just a bit cheaper). 

Reading an article and came across a list of items one should not buy at Old Navy and why. As we all know, Old Navy is undoubtedly great for picking up budget-friendly staples.

But while we love much of what the fashion chain has to offer, there are a few items not worth endorsing. Here’s what you should skip next time you’re walking the aisles of the bargain retailer.


Sweaters
Old Navy often has cute and trendy sweaters, but the quality of the materials leaves a bit to be desired. While a good sweater can last for years, the pullovers and cardigans from Old Navy are almost exclusively low-quality cotton, which stretches and fades quickly, or acrylic, which pills, sheds, and itches. Buy elsewhere for about twice the price and you’ll get a sweater that will last for several years rather than one season.

Shoes
We love bargain-priced shoes as much as the next person, but footwear from Old Navy is exclusively faux leather, which doesn’t breathe, hold up over time, or fit particularly well. And, with prices pushing $50, you’re not really saving much money anyway! If you’re looking for good, cheap footwear, check out the clearance racks at department stores like Macy’s and the sale section of websites like Zappos.

Knitwear
You might think stocking up on T-shirts at Old Navy is a no-brainer, especially with prices for basic tees under $5, but lower prices are usually accompanied by lower quality. Tees from Old Navy tend to have boxy, inconsistent fits and are made from cotton that will fade and shrink considerably after a few washes. You’d be better served buying a higher quality, higher priced tee that you’ll be able to wear for years to come.

Outerwear
happy shopping

With temperatures starting to drop, the lure of a low-priced fall or winter coat is strong. However, chances are a $40 solution isn’t going to keep you very warm or last you more than one chilly season. Outerwear is the perfect clothing item to invest in, especially if you live in a colder climate. Look for pieces that are at least 50% wool and have well-stitched seams and a quality lining. While you might have to pay a couple hundred bucks, you’ll be happy you did when each winter rolls around!

This being said not everything is a no!no! at Old Navy.  Even though we might not want to build our wardrobes around Old Navy pieces, there are definitely great things to be found there. Ckeck out Old Navy for certain denim looks—casual, looser-fitting boyfriend jeans are cheap, comfortable, and great for weekend wear. Bargain-priced lounge- and sleepwear from Old Navy are must-buys, as are its budget-friendly gym clothes.

A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.....


until next time...

Thought For Today....

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty....

Thank you Sonal for this...Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Remember everyone, every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.  Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same
 A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort...

until next time..

Sep 19, 2011

Coming To An End...

Beach sand, perfect tans. Day walks, night talks. Sleepless nights, pillow fights...and  spending every day with those who matter most....ahhh Summertime

Our summer is soon up in Chicago...oddly enough, I am not too sad this year compared to last year.  This year we have done so much travelling that I feel exhausted and ready to slow down.  Thing is as soon as a day passes both Arvid and I get restless and something happens, we just have to be on the move.

Winter has come very soon for Chicago this year...sad.  This makes is easier to go back to Florida, not my most favorite of places except for winters.  Nothing beats it.  Compared to Chicago, I think Florida is so boooorring.  In Chicago we are always out walking, doing something, seeing things...people watching and lots of music and good food fill our days in Chicago

Another reason I would like to go back to Florida is because my parents will be visiting and I want to be there when they get there...Arvid was more interested in staying on a little later, but I made him see how it was best to go back early...yeah!! got my way again and we are both happy!!


Another good thing is Brutus has so much more to see from the many windows in the house and that always makes us happy....if Brutus is happy we are happy.


This has been a very good summer. We have had quite a few trips to New York and Florida.  Visited my sisters in PA an VA.  Although his year we did not make it to Norway we did see everyone earlier in the year and we even had Arvid's brother visit us in Chicago. 

I have enjoyed many shopping days at Macy's and have bought more than I will be able to carry back to Florida.  Arvid does not know all the stuff he has bought me...haha!!  Do not plan on telling him either.
We have discovered many new restaurants, places and a beautiful beach right within walking distance of us.  Have fed the ducks, seen fireworks every Wednesdays and Saturdays and almost every weekend been out listening to music or discovering new places.
cheers to all


The few weeks we have left will be filled with different restaurants, lots of music and many cappuccinos to be savored...can't wait.  For now it is as Arvid says...time to party all the weekends we have remaining.  Sounds good to me!  The best part is knowing that next summer we will be back!

How lucky are we to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard... 

until next time

Sep 18, 2011

Picture Of The Day...US

The most beautiful view is the one I share with you....

When I met Arvid I was not looking to fall in love nor to be in a relationship, but we met and from that moment on we have never really been apart.  I found in him someone who makes me laugh and feel vibrant and alive.  Feelings I thought would not happen again....with Arvid every moment is completely unexpected...I like that...especially the part when he said "Grow old with me!  The best is yet to be"  I know it is and I am looking forward to it!

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well....

until next time...

Sep 15, 2011

7 Main Differences Between Rich And Poor People...

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a rich man, to fall in love with him first....
A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream....

Really good reading...Rich or poor, which category do you fit in?  Here's a little fast take from The Millionaire Secrets.  Worth the reading....
Most people want to be rich, but most of them are poor, why?

There must be some differences between rich people and poor people. If you study carefully, you will find out why rich and successful people are able to produce amazing results in their life, and why some people are living in poverty.

To be rich and successful, you don’t need to be lucky, extremely hard working or you need to have a college diploma or a university degree.

What you need, is the right mindset and the right mindset will form the right habit. As a result, the right habit will lead you toward the financial abundance kind of lifestyle that you always desire.

So here are the 7 main differences between rich and poor people…

1. Rich people believe that they create their lives while poor people believe that life happens to them. Can you see why rich and successful people are able to create amazing results in their life right now?

It is simply because they are in control of their lives. They believe that they are the ones who is responsible for their lives, they are the ones who is creating their future, not the economy or the knowledge or luck.

On the other hand, poor people will always give excuses and blame on the circumstances. When they failed in their business, they will blame the economy, their boss, their family or anything that did not go according to their plan.

Whenever you believe that life happens to you, you will lose the power to change and the power to control your future. You must believe that you’re the one who is creating your future, not other people or events.

2. Rich people play the money game to win but poor people play the money game just not to lose money. This is a big mindset difference.

Have you ever seen people invest in the stock market? Some people are so afraid that they will lose their money and they form a mindset that blocks their creativity. They formed the mindset of ‘investing not to lose the money’.

However, rich and successful people know exactly how they need to think in order to win the game of money. They will think and act from the view of playing the game to win. Unlike poor people, they will never invest just not to lose the money.

3. Rich people think and focus on opportunities while poor people focus on obstacles. When you face with problems, what are you focus on?

Are you focus on the problems, thinking how bad the situation is going to be? Or are you focusing on the solution and thinking about how you can solve or even turn the situation into opportunity?

Think about this carefully. No matter who you are, you will definitely face with all kinds of choices in your life. And when you need to decide to move on, try to notice on you thinking, what do you focus on, the solution, or the problem?

4. Rich people dare to dream big, poor people think small. When  X for instane tells his parents that he wants to make a million dollar, they tell him, “Why do you need so much money? You can live a very good lifestyle if you got a job that has a good pay. You don’t need to be a millionair

Seems like this has happened to X all the time....it definitely seems like that poor people will tend to think small while rich people always think big.
To poor people, they will think that rich people are greedy because they always think big. Is it true that you are being greedy if you think big? I don’t know if I buy this, but to me, I’ll think of it as a waste if you’re not using the resources available (your thinking) to you at full.
Don’t you owe it to everyone around you to create a better life for them? Don’t you want your family to live good? So think big and create the abundance lifestyle for these people right now.

5. Rich people are committed to their dreams, poor people are just dreaming about their dreams. Yes, this is an obvious one.

If you’re not committed to be rich, you can never be rich. How many times have you heard people say that they want to be rich, but they never do anything about it?

This is the mentality of poor people. They will just think about how good it is going to be if they are rich, but they will never do anything about their dreams. They know that they cannot afford a luxury car if they have a low pay job. The thing is, they never do anything to change it.
On the contrary, rich and successful people are committed toward their dreams. They will do whatever it takes, in the boundary or moral and ethics of course, to achieve their dreams.

6. Rich people associate with rich and successful people. Poor people will associate with poor people. Do you have any rich friends? Or all of your friends are poor?

No one is suggesting that you need to stop making friends with poor people, what being suggested is to  try to get to know more about rich people. The more you mix with them, the more you will think like them. And if you think like them, you will start to create amazing results just like them.

If most of your friends are poor and their working salary all are below, $2,000, you will be having the same range of salary most of the time. However, if you associate with rich people who are making $2,000 in just a day, you will start to see the possibility of what you can accomplish in your life.

And this will change your thinking of what you can achieve in your life. $2,000 will become a small amount for you once you changed your mindset about money.

7. Rich people are good learners while poor people think that they have learned everything in the world. One of the fastest ways to be financially abundance is to learn directly from people who have already achieved this status.

And if you’re not willing to learn, you will never be able to be successful. If you want to get the best pay, you must be the best. And the only way you can be the best is to learn from the best and learn to be the best.

You now know what are the 7 main differences between rich and poor people. Do what rich people do and try to avoid the adopting the mindset and habits of the poor.
This will guarantee you a financial abundance lifestyle. 

There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured... 
until next time...

Sep 13, 2011

Picture Of The Day....

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction....

Life is very fragile and we never know what it holds from moment to moment.   I am very grateful and happy with the life Arvid, I and Brutus have together.  Today was just a regular day, lots to do, many aggravations and lots  of stressful events, I guess you can say just another day.....but we just felt like taking some time off and doing something different.  A boat ride it was.  Check out the link.  I love our life and love being able to do as we please when we please even in the mist of daily stresses...

Seadog Extreme



I did it my way...today, yesterday and always....

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get...

until next time...