“There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.”
Friday, April 25, 2014
Newborn snow monkeys are full of energy and curiosity. (It’s a good thing mothers are patient!)
Watch a clip from ‘Snow Monkeys,’ airing on Nature on PBS Wednesday, April 23: http://youtu.be/A4WzpZzb_jA
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.”
- Begin your day by connecting with yourself – so you feel more centred and at peace with yourself.
- Make sure you get enough sleep. The less sleep you get the more stressed out you feel, and the harder it is to think, study and work.
- Dress for confidence. The way we look affects the way we feel.
- Take a few minutes to preview your day. What do you want to achieve today? What obstacles do you have to overcome? What can you do to make this a good day?
- Related to this, try not to over schedule your day. What’s not essential? And what can you drop?
- Clear your head before moving onto something new. Doing that will enable you to focus again.
- Make good eye contact and smile at those you meet. It makes you seem more friendly and approachable.
- Remember to apply the golden rule – and be polite, understanding and considerate.
- Show that same respect and care for yourself!
- Show appreciation and gratitude – and notice the hard work and contributions of others.
- Be enthusiastic and passionate. Put your heart and soul into everything you do. You’ll respect yourself more if you do your job well.
- Share what you have, and who you are, with those around you. Life is much more rewarding when you’re generous.
- Look for ways to learn and to grow as a person. It makes life more interesting, and you’ll feel more fulfilled.
- Cultivate patience. It reduces your stress levels, and will also improve your relationships.
- Smile and laugh often. It’s the perfect way to find something good and worthwhile in every day.