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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Running away
















So many times we want to run away.  From our families, difficult situations, and even ourselves.
I've been reading an amazing book and a paragraph really stuck out to me…

“In every moment of our existence, our potential is vast.  Inherent within us is an immense possibility for awareness, courage, dedication, and love.  However, many of us are conditioned to remain in a state of apparent helplessness, convinced that we cannot accomplish what we want… We say to ourselves: “I can’t do that.  I’m not capable of that.  I’m not strong enough.”  In time, these beliefs about ourselves solidify into an image of who we are and we become bound to the past.

I love this thought. 
I believe very strongly that we are what we think we are.  We have zillions of thoughts every mini-second of every day.  We talk to ourselves, over and over and say the same things over and over.  These thoughts become who we are, even though we have the potential to be someone else.
So, this is where I believe in lying.  Why not lie to ourselves?  Why not tell ourselves that we’re the best artist, we’re the best at math.  We’re kind to others and we always do what’s right.

Eventually these thoughts will take over our negative thoughts, the past, and we can become the person we want to be.

My name is Fleur.  And this is my blog.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

What the Ice Bucket Challenge is really about (and how to do it!)

Anthony Carbajal
Since my husband is the only one on Facebook in this family, he lets me in on all the fads going around.  That is how I first heard about the ice bucket challenge.  In the beginning, I thought it sounded like fun but after a while I'd mentally moved on.

Many people have criticized the ice bucket challenge: saying that it is wasting water or promoting slacktivism (where people feel good about themselves without actually doing anything).  I agree that probably some people do the ice bucket challenge without actually becoming aware of ALS.  


Then, my hubby sent me a link of Benedict Cumberland doing it and, of course, I had to watch that!  It was posted on the Time website and, after watching all that hotness, I decided to click on one more.  

The one titled, "The Heartbreaking Ice Bucket Video is the Best One Yet".  (<--- please click to see video)