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Positive People are found everywhere and whenever I can I will introduce you to those I meet along the way.

Driving Miss Norma

91-year-old who inspired thousands by skipping chemotherapy to go on end of life road trip has passed to life after life and we thank her for sharing her journey!

‘Over these past 12 months, all of us have learned so much about living, caring, loving and embracing the present moment’

Driving Miss Norma

Instead of undergoing cancer treatment she decided to take a road trip across the United States

Norma Jean Bauerschmidt’s travels have been followed by more than 400,000 people on the Facebook page “Driving Miss Norma”, which posted pictures and accounts of her journey.

Ms Bauerschmidt’s daughter-in-law Ramie, who set up the Facebook page, wrote that Ms Bauerschmidt had decided to take the trip last year after being diagnosed with uterine cancer and told by her doctor that surgery, radiation and chemotherapy were unlikely to treat the illness

“We found ourselves sitting in an OB/GYN office talking about treatment options,” a post read. “You know the drill: surgery, then radiation and chemo in some order. When the doctor was finished he asked her how she would like to proceed.

“A tiny woman at 101 pounds and under five-feet tall, an exhausted Norma looked the young doctor dead in the eye and with the strongest voice she could muster, said, ‘I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road.'”

Ms Bauerschmidt set off from Michigan with her son Tim, daughter-in-law and their dog Ringo on 24 August 2015.

A post marking a year on the road said: “We have driven the RV nearly 13,000 miles and slept in over 75 different locations in 32 states.

“Miss Norma has experienced more ‘firsts’ than we can count. Big things, like riding in a hot air balloon or on a horse, to little things like getting a pedicure or having her first taste of key lime pie, oysters and fried green tomatoes. She has had her hair done by ten different stylists and has crossed the time zones 9 times (I think.)

“Over these past 12 months, all of us have learned so much about living, caring, loving and embracing the present moment. No matter where we are, when asked where her favorite spot has been on this trip, Norma now says, ‘Right here!’ We have also learned so much about the human spirit and the beauty of people from all over the world.”

Ms Bauerschmidt began hospice care in the town of Friday Harbour, San Juan Island, Washington – her final stop – in August when her health began to deteriorate.

The San Juan County Coroner Randall Gaylord confirmed Ms Bauerschmidt died on Friday morning.

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International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

Join the movement for a happier world

I want to encourage you to take part in the International Day of Happiness 2017. On March 20th thousands of people from all around the world will come together with the focus on spreading more happiness in our world.

When you sign up on the website ( http://www.dayofhappiness.net ) you will receive three free gifts and be kept up to date on how you can participate.

I say “Think Globally” and “ACT LOCALLY”

Ask yourself, “What can you do in my home, community, work to share happiness today?”

Then take your answer and act on it!

So many people need encouragement right now. We need to remind one another of the good that is all around us right now. I hope you will join me in celebrating the International Day of Happiness!

 

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Gala for a Cause

I believe that everyone can make a difference and my goal is to share things that will inspire, uplift and encourage you to find your own way to contribute to making the world a wonderful place.

Here’s a local example for all my Southern California followers it’s “Gala for a Cause” (LMGala.com) which has been created by The La Mirada Community Foundation. It benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. The proceeds will help veterans, seniors and families in need of home repairs.

When: Friday, Oct 14th, 7:00 PM

What? An elegant evening of fun. Featuring hilarious comedy, magic and music from CleanComedians.com. Just added is a special performance of “Circle of Life” from “Disney’s Lion King Jr.” musical starring the young players of Biola Youth Theatre.

Where: La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (Map)

Why? It’s a party for a purpose, to help heroes & serve seniors. Let’s have a great time together and partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles as we assist veterans, seniors and low-income residents with home repairs.

Tickets: LMGala.com or call 562-944-9801

Warning! We are expecting a sell out. Get your tickets now while they are still available.

Click here to watch this short video

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The Meaning – Jim Carrey

The Meaning by Jim Carrey.

I found this beautiful and inspiring. Jim Carrey is not only an amazing talent but an example of what is possible for each of us. You’re gig might not be movies or comedy but within there is something so unique that you are the only one of it in the entire world.

In this short video he share’s his journey, and lays it out not for bragging rights or ego but show what is possible when you find the right meaning.

Did you know at one point he wrote himself a check for $10 million dollars for “acting services rendered” and he dated it 5 years in the future and then three years later got paid $10 million dollars for the movie “Dumb and Dumber” (Not my favorite movie but still funny).

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Top 10 Rules For Success

She is best known for her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and became a hit movie of the same name in 2010 starring Julia Robert’s.

Learning and modeling Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Top 10 Rules For Success” is a short cut on the road to success that I think is worth your time and energy.

Please comment, like and share this video with someone you care about…I just did!

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Scott Stratten Keep Going Until We Stop

Scott Stratten Keep Going Until We Stop, Tedx Oakville, Ca

Scott Stratten was the first person to contact me when I set up my website some 16 years ago. Since then we’ve collaborated on several inspirational movies and while we’ve both moved on from our movie days, we remain friends to this day.

In this video he shares some of his toughest moments, and the most important lesson he learned and an idea worth sharing!

Please be kind and pass this along – you never know who you will inspire!

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Dream Up A Good Life – Jim Carrey

Dream Up A Good Life by Jim Carrey. This video reminds me of how important it is to allow myself to follow my soul’s call and shine.

Ask yourself “What is my soul calling me to do?”

Sit and listen, write down what comes to you and you’re on your way. There’s a gift you have within you right now that only you can bring to the world. Find it, share it, be it!

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Diamond or Coal? by Barbara Williams

diamondI am a diamond..Whether I like it or not.

Coal is useful in holding heat which keeps others warm..But coal is also an air pollutant, is messy and eventually, burns out… and is easily replaceable.

I’m a diamond. There is not now nor will there ever be, another “me”…

Even when I try to convince myself or I allow others to convince me that I’m just another lump of coal…I commiserate with thoughts, people, and circumstances steeped in “impatience” or “ego” that tell me that it takes too long to become a diamond…

Diamonds are too expensive…
Not easily attainable…
Too much work to find, cherish and appreciate…EXACTLY!

To the human eye, I may appear flawed, but to my Creator, I am always perfect-inside and out. He is constantly polishing me and smoothing out my “rough edges”… Once I acknowledge, accept and surrender to what I have been created to be, I can no longer go back to a “coal-like existence”…

I’m a diamond…

I choose to Trust in The Process and release any thinking/people/circumstances that want to keep me in a coal-like state… Giving praise the Creator for helping me shine from within during the transformation process… Even when I appear to be or consider becoming complacent with being coal, The Creator helps me dig deeper within myself… It is then I see the coal crumble and the gleam of the diamond that I am shine through.

On the outside-The Creator assures me that the people that are meant to be a blessed presence in my life will dig deep to find me..And as a diamond, I am a blessing to others in being a unique and rare find that shines brightly in their lives…

Even when it appears my light has dimmed, I call on The Creator who is constantly polishing and shaping me so that I may continue to give Him the glory! I find the only time I am troubled is when I don’t remember my worth…

I’m a diamond…

With family and friends, at home, at work, in love…I AM A DIAMOND…

Ask yourself: Am I diamond or a lump of coal?

Allow yourself to be the diamond that The Holy Spirit created you to be and “shine on”

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Know Your Why

If you feel like life has you against the ropes, and keeps knocking you down then you MUST watch this short video!

I had no idea about the back story in this historic event in the world of sport and even if you don’t like boxing, there’s a powerful lesson in here for everyone.

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