Sunday, June 21, 2009


"Harmonious and Sincere on the inside. Strength on the outside. In this generation, we have to use Perseverance to achieve a goal. Perseverance becomes an action and becomes an energy, which moves one to achieve anything in the world." -Wendy's Grandfather

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Live In The Present Moment

The "What If" Game

I like to play the "What If" game with myself sometimes. When I am trying to find a solution to a problem or a challenge, I try to ask myself many what ifs, create different scenarios in my head and imagine different outcomes. And one of those what ifs, can be a great solution to your problem!

What if you have a million dollars right now, what would you do? How would you spend it? What kinds of feelings does it give you?

What if you have your ideal career, what would it look like? What would you be doing? How are you contributing to society? Are you passionate and happy with your work?

What if you have a perfect relationship, how does that feel like? What kind of
person is he or she? How do you interact with that person?

What if you can be anywhere in the world, where would you be right now? What
are you doing there? What are you feeling?

What if you have a magic wand, and you can make any wish come true. What
would it be? How does that change your life?

What if there is no war...

What if there is no unclear weapons...

What if racism does not exist....

What if.. what if....

The "What If" game is great for sparking our imagination, and it helps us to think outside of the box. It is a great tool for visualization, and pushes us to imagine something that is outside of our everyday experience.

The truth of the matter is, we have a lot more power in our life than we think. We can create a life full of possibilities if we can be not limited by our vision, and what we think we can or cannot achieve. If we can envision something with the "what if" game and see an end result, we may just find ways to achieve what we dream of. Hey, you may even make a scientific discovery by asking "what if"!

So go ahead! Keep "what if-ing" and imagine the world full of potential and possibilities! Visualize your success!

What is your "what if"?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Take Care Of Our Earth

Here are a few organizations that are doing good work to take good care of our earth, and animals. Check them out and help them in anyway possible.

Please add more organizations under comments, and I will update here!

Everybody Green
is committed to assisting in ending further damage to our environment."

"Greenpeace is the leading independent, campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems..."

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
"(WFAS) is a nonprofit organization that provides care, rehabilitation and shelter to neglected, abused and discarded farm animals."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Meditation

Today is Earth Day, and I want to spend some time to meditate on our earth. We need to take good care of it, love it, nurture it, and cherish it. As a matter of fact, everyday should be Earth Day!
We can spend a few minutes today, and think of what we can do individually to keep our earth healthy and strong. I am going to start a list here, please continue to add items.

1) Recycle
2) change our light bulbs to energy efficient light bulbs
3) Become a vegetarian, or at least cut down on how much meat we consume
4) Take shorter showers to save water
5) Walk or use public transportation instead of driving
6) Drive energy efficient cars
7) Eat locally grown food
8) Reduce heat or air conditioning
9) Unplug!
10) Talk to you friends about conserving

May we always love and take good care of this earth always!

Wendy !

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You might as well do it with JOY!!

You know how there are times when you are tired, and you really don't feel like doing anything, but you feel that you HAVE to: go to work, do your homework, pick up your kids, clean the house, make dinner, have this meeting, go to the gym, talk to your mean boss etc etc)

Well, first of all, you don't always HAVE to do anything in life. OK, ok! I can already hear people going, "Easy for you to say, but I do HAVE to! How am I supposed to pay the bills if I don't work? Who is going to clean the house if I don't? How is this project going to move forward if we don't have the meeting?" Well, the truth of the matter is, most of the time in life, we CHOOSE to do things. There isn't anyone with a weapon behind you that say, "If you don't make dinner right now, death will upon you! Muwhahahahha!!!"

Imagine how different our lives will be, instead of saying, "I HAVE to", or "I SHOULD", we say:

"I CHOOSE to go to work, because I choose to make a living."
"I CHOOSE to go to the gym because I choose to be healthy."
"I CHOOSE to be pick up the kids because I choose to be a good parent."

Or, you can say....

"I CHOOSE to NOT go to work because I choose to make a living doing what I am truly passionate about."
"I CHOOSE to NOT go to the gym because I CHOOSE to get more rest today."
"I CHOOSE to not pick up the kids today because I choose to give myself more time so that I can be a better parent."

So, everything in life is a choice!

And there maybe instances in life (though probably rarer than you think), where you may feel very obliged to do something. And if you feel that you HAVE to go to work, and you HAVE to have the meeting etc, here's what I have to say to ya:


Monday, April 20, 2009

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Beers

I recently saw this story up on a board at a college campus, and I was very inspired by it! I found out that it was put up by a lovely RA called Christie! Thank you Christie for sending this along!

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Beers

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the Mayonnaise Jar and the 2 Beers. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous, "Yes!" The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions - and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else - the small stuff."

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents."

"Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, "I'm glad you asked. The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers."