By Jacklyn | June 15, 2014
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes
One of the secrets to happiness, peace of mind and good health is being able to free our minds of any anger, hatred or resentment towards others. While it is only human to feel angry and resentment towards those who have wronged you, it takes a true winner to be able to understand and forgive.
Recently, I have my fair share of people who have intimidated, humiliated, betrayed and wronged me. I was hurt and it took me a month’s journey to face the world again..
I would like to share a talk by Ellen Rutledge whose son was brutally murdered but chose to forgive her son’s killers… If she can learn to forgive the unforgivable, we can certainly learn to forgive the petty arguments or misunderstandings we have with our friends, family and colleagues. Ellen was one of the inspirational speakers at TEDx Ironwood, standing onstage along with prisoners, performers, educators and administrators to tell her story of forgiveness. Ellen’s son was tragically murdered in 2008. She expanded on the power of forgiveness, and how it can bring freedom for both all parties. She now works at Ironwood State Prison, where their focus upon education and rehabilitation fits perfectly with Ellen’s own philosophy.
A journey of forgiveness: Ellen Rutledge (6:24 mins)
By Jacklyn | December 27, 2013
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By Jacklyn | August 19, 2013
By Jacklyn | August 11, 2013
I didn’t know I’ve joined a series of world famous people and celebrities when I purchased my Kangen Machine from Enagic Japan 20 months ago. Today, many Singapore families are blessed with easy access to owning a Kangen machine right here in Singapore! Me and my family benefited much from drinking Kangen Water… from pain relieve, goodbye to my water retention issue, more energy, improved medical reports to mind clarity and focus power.
Today, the celebrities’ choice of choosing drinking Kangen Water, not for money in commercial advertising purposes, but for their own health and peak performance, speaks volume of the goodness and effectiveness of Kangen Water. Find our more about Kangen Water and be blessed to enjoy living good health with your loved ones.
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By Jacklyn | July 15, 2013
We all know attitude is such an important factor in everything we do… May this article I read from late Jim Rohn serves as a good reminder to all of us..
The process of human change begins within us. We all have tremendous potential. We all desire good results from our efforts. Most of us are willing to work hard and to pay the price that success and happiness demand.
Each of us has the ability to put our unique human potential into action and to acquire a desired result. But the one thing that determines the level of our potential that produces the intensity of our activity and predicts the quality of the result we receive is our attitude.
Attitude determines how much of the future we are allowed to see. It decides the size of our dreams and influences our determination when we are faced with new challenges. No other person on earth has dominion over our attitude. People can affect our attitude by teaching us poor thinking habits or unintentionally misinforming us or providing us with negative sources of influence, but no one can control our attitude unless we voluntarily surrender that control.
No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test. If we select a volatile attitude by becoming hostile, angry, jealous or suspicious, then we have failed the test. If we condemn ourselves by believing that we are unworthy, then again, we have failed the test.
If we care at all about ourselves, then we must accept full responsibility for our own feelings. We must learn to guard against those feelings that have the capacity to lead our attitude down the wrong path and to strengthen those feelings that can lead us confidently into a better future.
If we want to receive the rewards the future holds in trust for us, then we must exercise the most important choice given to us as members of the human race by maintaining total dominion over our attitude. Our attitude is an asset, a treasure of great value, which must be protected accordingly. Beware of the vandals and thieves among us who would injure our positive attitude or seek to steal it away.
Having the right attitude is one of the basics that success requires. The combination of a sound personal philosophy and a positive attitude about ourselves and the world around us gives us an inner strength and a firm resolve that influences all the other areas of our existence.Tag:Gratitude, Jim Rohn, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Development, Positive Attitude
By Jacklyn | July 13, 2013
A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She then pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me, what do you see?”
“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.
She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The granddaughter then asked, “What does it mean, Grandmother?”
Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity — boiling water — but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
“Which are you?” she asked her granddaughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”
Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity? Do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor of your life. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level?
How do you handle adversity? Are you changed by your surroundings or do you bring life, flavor, to them?
ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN ?Tag:Inspiration, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Development
By Jacklyn | September 10, 2012
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