"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Getting Through Life Or Living Life Fully

At this point in my life, my favorite part of this poster is "Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences." When I consciously made an effort to reach out to people several months ago, it changed my life and it also made a difference in my viewpoint on life. To overcome fears to step up and take chance after chance and speak to people I didn't know, and find out about them and risk befriending some of them has been helping make me stronger, wiser, more content in my life.

23 comments:

Ms. A said...

Cici, you can see it in the tone of your posts, too! It's working for you!

Hilary said...

Yup, I agree with Ms. A. It shows.

It pays to take risks occasionally.

DJan said...

This is a wonderful poster of true things. I think as an extrovert I have always been able to make new friends, but I see many introverted people having to take risks to meet new friends. It pays off.

I like the part about if you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. That one is definitely true for me! :-)

Ina in Alaska said...

I agree. I am glad you have fun at the Senior Center too. Great people there from the little peeks we get from your posts. Your life is fuller and much more fun! That is what its all about! xo

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

There is so much in the world waiting for you still, and I'm glad that you're reaching for it. :)

CiCi said...

Ms.A, good to know that my growth is noticeable.

Hilary, I was a risk taker but not a wise woman. Now I learning new habits and putting myself out there in safer ways.

DJan, your self confidence is inspiring. I used to have friends but they picked me, I did not choose people well.

Ina, yes the senior center is a blessing to me and to lots of others. And it is Fun with a capital F.

Liz, thanks so much. I feel myself reaching and growing.

Stephen Hayes said...

Rarely do you find so many great life lessons listed in one place. Thanks for sharing these.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i love that part as well...and i def try to touch lives as i am out and about every day....this is a great poster...

Jodi Lobozzo Aman said...

I pinned this onto interest! Loved it!

terri said...

I LOVE that poster. It's filled with such simple and inspiring words. I wish I had one hanging on my wall.

oceangirl said...

Life is not without challenge, and life is about counting blessings. Our desires and actions are our prayers.

Yousei Hime said...

I'm once again facing choices I don't really want to make. It was nice to look over your poster and find my place in it, scattered through it is more accurate. Here is to time enough to working things out.

Unknown Mami said...

You are awesome and I feel you blossoming.

Stickup Artist said...

My favorite one is "Getting Lost Will Help You Find Yourself." Every day is a great adventure...

CiCi said...

Stephen, yeah, this is a pretty good poster, something for everyone. And all of it for all of us.

Brian, in your work you have such opportunities to share love with mankind.

Jodi, glad you like the poster so much.

Terri, I have a color printer and printed it out for my kitchen wall.

Oceangirl, the challenges definitely help me grow into a wiser person.

Yousei, glad to know the poster works in various ways for each of us. Taking parts of it that fit your life shows how clear you are on what you need.

Mami, so nice of you to say so.

Stickup Artist, yes I like that one too.
When I get lost I panic and then I have to find the strength within to make a move.

Brian Miller said...

have a great weekend cici!

CherylK said...

That is a wonderful poster! I love every single quote. And you're right...when we open our minds, arms and hearts we grow stronger and wiser.

Nezzy said...

Amen Miss Cici, preach it sister!!!

I believe much of this attitude comes with age. Too stinkin' bad we don't have more energy!! Heeehehe!

Have yourself an awesomely blessed weekend sweetie!!! :o)

CiCi said...

Brian, I intend to have a good weekend. I have lots to do and accomplish. Thanks.

Cheryl, learning to be proactive in my contentment and joy is helping triple my happiness.

Nezzy, the energy level may not be what it was but the intentions are still good. For me, the satisfaction level is balancing out the energy level.

Brian Miller said...

most def...got your email...that is awesome...have fun creating...i know they will love them...sitting at the science festival as my son and 300 other kids run around doing experiments....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love this one!

Cheryl said...

Awesome!! Thank you for sharing.

dkzody said...

I liked the line about travel often, getting lost will help you find yourself. This is the story of our life! It is the family joke--if you go with the Zodys, be prepared to get lost.