Thursday, May 12, 2011

Your ABC's to Life...

Always be true to yourself
Believe that anything and everything is possible
Consider healing people instead of hurting people
Don't subject yourself to nothing but the best
Enjoy every moment god has given to you
Find out what your truly passionate about and go for it
Great things come to wait
Happiness is not just for the rich and successful people
Indulge yourself one in a while... your worth it!
Justify nothing. We all make mistakes
Keep moving, standing still gets you nowhere.
Live life to your fullest potential... we all believe you can!
Make every moment count.
Never give up...Your answer is just around the corner.
Open your heart to live, love and laugh.
Patience is the key to becoming successful in all aspects of life.
Quitting isn't always a bad thing. Giving up is!
Remember to love yourself first.
Start now. Tomorrow is a long time away.
Take time to smell the lilies.
Understand that life is a game to be won and so we shall.
Victory is close at hand
Wish for peace in the world, not more war.
Xcellent is in your frame of mind.
You are the only one who can make it happen! Have faith.
Zero is the number of times you will feel sorry or bad about yourself.

You are god's creation and with that his love and light is within you.  Although it may be hard to find sometimes, it will be shown to you when you need it most. All you need is a little faith!

~Crystal Arsenault~  

These precious words of Wisdom come from The Wisdom Project Tribe member Crystal Arsenault.  We hope you will take but a very few moments out of your day to embrace this beautiful poem and be inspired. Thank you Crystal for sharing a bit of amazing wisdom in your heart!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Where Is Your Measure?

The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort & convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
           ~Martin Luther King Jr.

How about you? Who are you and how do you respond during the good times? This is important. Who are you and how do you respond during the hard times? During the character building days? When the worst of times is staring you in the face? This is your measure.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can You Feel Better in One Minute???

Yes you can! It only takes one minute. Honest.

In this High-Tech microwave society, we want everything in an instant.  We want to build our business to a profitable level as fast as possible – we want to quickly contact our children with an urgent message – we want our fast food prepped in the drive through in no time at all. Feeling good can happen on the spot as well. The good news? You are in control! Woo Hoo!

If you are like me, you too would appreciate adding some very simple things to your life that are certain to help you feel better…in less than one minute.  Give one of these a try today.

In one minute you could…
BE GRATEFUL – Write in a gratitude journal 3 things you are most thankful for OR write a friend a thank you note.
RELAX – Close your eyes, breathe deeply and slowly three times.
CONNECT – Pick up the phone to call someone you haven’t seen in a while.
GAIN PERSPECTIVE – Look out the window toward the horizon and allow your mind to drift away.
THINK ABOUT YOU – List 3 things you like most about YOU.

Now it's YOUR turn....We value your wisdom. What would you add to this list??

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inspirational Wisdom for a Remarkable Year…

Fresh blank calendar pages have been placed before you.  The year 2011 is here.  How will YOU fill in the days?

 What do you need to STOP doing to make this year remarkable?
What do you need to START doing to make this year extraordinary?

The Wisdom Project is on a mission to Connect people through the Sharing of personal wisdom gained from life experiences, so together we can ignite Inspiration around the world.  Imagine an enormous united group striving to give hope and encouragement to others to help them move forward in life!  We would like to offer some inspirational wisdom each person is able to apply during the New Year:
  • Dare to be Happy.
  • Love more; Smile more; Appreciate more
  • Don’t believe all you hear and don’t spend all you have.
  • When you say “I love you”…MEAN IT.
  • When you say “I’m sorry”…look the person in the eye.
  • Be patient with you. Allow yourself the room to grow.
  • Enjoy the journey – there are valuable lessons in both the highs and the lows.
  • Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
  • Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • Don’t judge people by their relatives.
  • Love deeply and passionately - you might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
  • When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  • Be nice to YOU - take time to recharge, refresh and renew.
  • Love everyone where they are at - you don't know what someone is going through until you walk a mile in his shoes.
  • Remember the three A's all humans are looking for - Appreciation, Approval, and Acceptance.
Connect - Share - Inspire...The Wisdom Project

Now it's YOUR turn...We value your wisdom. What would you add to this list??

Friday, December 31, 2010

Spilling the beans: A look inside The Wisdom Project 2010

Once upon a time, in a land called the United States, there was a woman who sat comfortably in her comfortable home in her comfortable chair, holding her comfortable coffee cup in hand, looking out to the familiar scene in her backyard reflecting on her comfortable life, content with the beautiful blessings all around her in the life she had created.  With a smile flowing from ear to ear, a little voice exploded into her head at the same level as a roaring freight train running at full throttle… “What are you doing with the gifts and strengths you have been given? Are you living your potential?  Is this really what life is all about….for YOU?

This final week of the calendar year 2010 was a perfect time to look back to where life was prior to The Wisdom Project and just how much this international venture has impacted my “comfortable” life.

The Wisdom Project was birthed March 2010 in Sydney, Australia. In 10 months….
  • I have been connecting, learning, growing, giving, reading, writing, speaking, inspiring and encouraging…
  • All the while still being a mom, chef, taxi driver, calendar manager, housekeeper, friend and daughter.
  • Each day I Tweet, Facebook, blog, text, Skype, email, and/or talk on the phone…
  • I laugh, cry, get interrupted unexpectedly, and show both frustration and joy…
  • And I receive the most amazing messages of love and support from The Wisdom Tribe.
  • Life still happens and it sometimes requires “inked events” on the calendar to get postponed.
  • My vision gets bigger each day.
  • Although I should be thrilled that the team is working diligently to edit these phenomenal stories for the first book, my DNA continues to rev its engine, trying to remember that quality takes time.
  • The people I have connected with are some of the most amazing people in the world…truly.
  • The stories from the contributors have touched my heart like nothing else…
  • And in 2011, I will put these pieces of artwork into a book and share them with the world.
  • The power in the potential of this project gives me chills (at times) when thinking of its enormity.
  • I've learned that getting outside once a day is absolutely necessary, even with deadlines…and
  • When people say social media is killing relationships, I laugh, and stand tall knowing the rich relationships I have made through it are for forever.
  • 2010 has revealed that a whirlpool bath, a glass of wine and an iPod are fantastic rewards for powering through some days.
  • Not every day is easy and fulfilling…but this journey is worth the fight.
  • I will continue to smile, grow, connect, give and pour all my heart and soul into The Wisdom Project because I believe that together we can ignite inspiration around the globe to encourage people to take a step forward in life.


How has your life been improved in 2010? What does 2011 hold for you??

Friday, December 24, 2010

A very Merry Christmas to each of you! We are so grateful for the beauty you add to our life. May 2011 be your best year ever, filled with magic moments and spectacular achievements. Remember to love each person where they are at. Give a smile to each person you meet. Make your days count. Life may not be perfect but it is still a gift. 

The BEattitudes for the Season
BE Grateful
BE Loving
BE Wise
BE Kind
BE Patient
BE Forgiving
BE Happy

We love you. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Wisdom of our Deepest Fear....

This widely acclaimed poem is actually not a poem at all, but an excerpt from A Return To Love, a book by motivational speaker and author Marianne Williamson. The passage has such inspirational power that it is now a stand-alone mantra for a generation of exceptional individuals who wish to motivate themselves and others to live up to their fullest potential.

Our Deepest Fear 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

How about you... How has your biggest fear defined your self image?