Archive for January 24th, 2014

Considera esto…

– Después de su primera prueba de filmación, el memorandum del director de la Metro Goldwyn Mayer, fechado en 1933, decía: "¡No puede actuar! ¡Ligeramente calvo! ¡Baila muy poco!. Fred Astaire mantuvo ese memo sobre la chimenea de su casa en Hollywood.

– Beethoven manebaja el violín con torpeza, y prefería tocar sus propias composiciones en lugar de mejorar sus técnicas. Su maestro le dijo que no tenía esperanza alguna como compositor.

– A Walt Disney lo despidió el editor de un periódico por falta de ideas. También se fué a la bancarrota varias veces antes de construír Disneylandia.

– Los maestros de Thomas Alva Edison dijeron que era demasiado estúpido para aprender algo o crear algo útil.

– Albert Einstein no habló hasta que tuvo cuatro años de edad; y no leyó hasta cumplir los siete. Su maestro lo describió como 'mentalmente lento, insociable, perdido en sus sueños". Lo expulsaron y rechazaron su admisión al Colegio Politécnico de Zurich por considerarlo un incapaz.

– Louis Pasteur fué sólo un alumno mediocre en la universidad, y en química ocupó el puesto quince entre veintidós alumnos.

– Dieciocho editores rechazaron la historia de diez mil palabras de Richard Bach, Juan Salvador Gaviota, que habla de una gaviota que planeaba, antes de que MacMillan finalmente la publicada en 1970. En 1975 se habían vendido más de siete millones de libros sólo en Estados Unidos …

"Tanto si piensas que puedes, o piensas que no puedes, tienes razón". (Henry Ford).

FRASE PARA ACOMPAÑARTE EN LA SEMANA:

"En mi vida tengo 9 palabras mágicas, que están disponibles las 24 horas para todo el mundo.
Las primeras tres son: YO TE AMO.
Las segundas tres son: DIOS TE BENDIGA.
Y las terceras tres son: QUE HAYA PAZ.
Estas nueve palabras son verdaderamente poderosas, y hacen funcionar mi vida".

(John Roger)

Receta para preparar una vida feliz

De un año cualquiera, tome unos cuantos meses enteros.
Límpielos de amargura, de rumores, de odios y de celos hasta dejarlos tan limpios como le sea posible.

Corte cada mes en 30 o 31 partes.
No intente cocinar toda la hornada del año junta, prepare solo una porción a la vez.
Mezcle cada día: una parte de coraje, una de trabajo, una de constancia y una de paciencia.

Agregue partes iguales de esperanza, solidaridad, bondad y fidelidad.

Aromatice con una parte de oración, una de meditación y algunas buenas acciones.

Sazone la mezcla con bastante buen humor, un chorrito de inconsciencia y un toque de locura.

Viértalo en un gran recipiente untado de Amor y cocínelo con entusiasmo.

Decórelo con algunas sonrisas y sírvalo con calma, generosidad y alegría.

… y ¡¡ listo!! ¡¡ A disfrutar del manjar !!.

(Jorge Bucay)

FRASE PARA ACOMPAÑARTE EN LA SEMANA:

"Cualquier cosa sobre la faz de la tierra
sirve para comprender al universo".

(Paulo Coelho, "El alquimista")

Give up being an adult!

For the present moment I give up being an adult. I have decided to take on the responsibility of being 6 years old again.
I want to go to McDonalds and believe it to be a five star restaurant.
I want to sail paper boats on a pond and make circles in water by throwing stones.
I want to believe that sweets are worth more than money, because you can eat them.
I want to take a break and paint with water colours.
I want to leave the house feeling comfortable and not worrying about what my hair looks like.
I want someone who will look after me and iron my clothes.
I want to get home to a home-cooked meal and someone cutting up my meat for me.
I want to take long baths and sleep for 10 hours every night.
I want to hug my parents every day and wipe my tears from their shoulders.
I want to return to the times when life was simple. When all I knew about was colours, planks to climb on and fairy tails which did not disturb me because I didn't know what I didn't know and it did not worry me not to know.
I was happy with all that I knew, because I did not know of things that could worry and disturb me. I want to think the world is just. That all people are honest and good. I want to think that everything is possible.

I grew up at one stage of my youth and I learnt too much. I learnt about nuclear arms, wars, prejudice and hunger and of child abuse. I learnt about lies, of the infidelities in marriage, of suffering, of illnesses, pain and death. I learnt about a world in which people knew how to kill and did so. What happened to the time when I thought that life would gone on for ever because I did not know about death, except when I lost my teddy bear? When I thought that the worst that could happen to anyone was if they took away my ball or I was the last one picked for the team? When I did not need glasses to read.

I want to distance myself from the complications of life and get excited about the small things in life again.
I want to return to a time when music was clean and healthy. I remember when I was innocent and thought the whole world was happy because I was.
I would walk on the beach again thinking only of the sand between my toes and the most beautiful shell that I could find, without thinking of erosion or contamination.
I would spend the afternoons climbing trees and riding my bike to the park without worrying about being abducted. I did not think about time, doubts or how I would earn enough money to mend the car. I just thought of what I would be when I grew up without worrying whether I would get there or not.

I want to live the simple life again. I don't want my days to be full of computers that keep me indoors, full of mountains of paper on my desk, of depressing news, nor full of how I will survive a few more days in the month when there is no more money in my bank account.
I don't want my days to be full of medical prescriptions or doctors. I don't want my days to be made up of gossip, illness and losing loved ones.
I want to believe in the power of a smile, a hug, a handshake, a kind word, of the truth and justice, peace, dreams and of imagination. I want to believe in the human race and I want to go back to drawing figures in the sand. I want to be six again.

I hope that each one of us can give life to this little child we have inside of us and that we don't allow ourselves to be dragged down by the society that surrounds us.
If we all were to think and act a little like children, don't you think that much in the world could be different?.

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PHRASE OF THE WEEK

'When you fail, when you fall or when you make a mistake you can give up. But if you get up each time you fall and you correct your action each time you make a mistake, success is waiting for you. Because getting up and continuing is simply a matter of choice.'

(John Roger)

What is success?

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.

(by Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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PHRASE OF THE WEEK

"We did not weave the web of life.
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web,
we do to ourselves…
Walk gently on Mother Earth"

Eleanor Roosevelt wrote…

Many people will walk in and out of your life,

But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average mindsscuss events;
Small minds discuss people.

He, who loses money, loses much;
He, who loses a friend, loses much more;
He, who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,

But beautiful old people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.

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PHRASE OF THE WEEK

If you look to find the Beloved in all those around you,
you will find the Beloved within yourself.

(John-Roger)