Do YOU know how to be strong???

Nowadays, it’s very hard to take control of everything in our life’s. I know it by myself. So, for some motivation i thought that the next steps would be helpful somehow.

  1. Remember that you are in control. Strength implies having power and being able to affect one’s own life, while weakness implies being powerless and helpless. No matter what your circumstances, there are things you can control, and things you can’t. The key is to focus on the things you can control. Make a list of all the things that are troubling you, then make a list of all the things you can do to make each situation better. Accept the items on the first list (they are what they are) and focus your energy on the second list.
  2. Choose your attitude. Sometimes (hopefully rarely) we encounter situImageations in which we really are helpless to enact change, but you are still in control because no matter what, you can always control your attitude towards life. As Victor Frankl put it: “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Regardless of what is happening, be positive.
    • If somebody is making your life miserable, don’t let them crush your spirit. Continue to be proud and have hope and remember that these are the things that no one can take away from you. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    • Try not to let a crisis or hardship in one area of your life “spill over” into other areas of your life. If you’re facing great difficulty with work, for instance, don’t behave irritably towards your significant other when they’ve done nothing but try to help. Eliminate the “side effects” of your hardship by controlling your own attitude. Resilient people do not “catastrophize” every setback, nor do they let negative events follow a domino effect through their lives.Image
  3. Have faith in yourself. You’ve made it this far. You can make it through just one more day. And if you take it just one day at a time, or even one moment at a time, you can survive whatever you’re going through. It won’t be easy, and you’re not invincible, so take baby steps. When you feel like you’re about to fall apart, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Meditate or pray. Tell yourself “I can handle this.” Once you’ve centered yourself, open your eyes and take one more step forward.Image
  4. Pick your battles wisely. You’re going through a lot right now; don’t cling to ideals and concerns that will break you rather than make you. This is as good a time as ever to avoid sweating the small stuff. Whittle your life down to a few core values that mean the world to you, and don’t worry about anything else. “Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong- sometimes it’s letting go.”
  5. Reach out. Spend time with friends and family who are supportive and positive. If no one is available, make new friends. And if there are no friends to be found, help others who are in greater need than you are. Sometimes when we feel like we can’t better our own situations, we can find strength in bettering someone else’s, and we can also gain perspective on our own lives. “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”Image
  6. Be thankful. Life is tough, but if you look closely enough, you’ll find and infinite number of things to be grateful for. Even if the things that made you happy in the past are gone, there’s so much more to appreciate still. The joy you derive from the world around you is the fuel that’ll push you through the hardest of times, so pay attention to what you have and enjoy it for what it’s worth. Sure, you might not have that new shirt, or whatever it is you want, but at least you have this computer, with the internet, or you wouldn’t be seeing this. You know how to read, you probably have a house, and the Internet you are using is obviously paid for. Some people can’t read, have no computer, no home. Think about that.Image
  7. Nothing is permanent – Always remember, nothing is permanent in this mortal world. If you are going through a difficult phase or time, you have to tell yourself constantly that this is also not permanent and is bound to go away some other day ( or rather today)!!!
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Inspiring Companies

Here some top companies with purpose:

Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A is known for being closed on Sundays to observe the Sabbath and to honor the day of the Lord.

Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. He has often shared that his decision was as much practical as spiritual. He believes that all franchised Chick-fil-A Operators and their Restaurant employees should have an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they choose to do so. That’s why all Chick-fil-A Restaurants are closed on Sundays. It’s part of our recipe for success (Chickfila.com).

In-N-Out Burger: The high-quality burgers are wrapped in paper printed with a scripture, and if you peek under an In-N-Out cup, you may find “John 3:16” or other scripture verses written around the rim.
Forever 21: We have shared the wonderful scripture t-shirts Forever 21 offers. In addition to selling inspiring attire, the company shares the scripture “John 3:16” on the bottom of its bright yellow shopping bags.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

TOMS Shoes: While not a Christian company, TOMS displays the Christian value of charity with every pair of shoes it sells. Founder Blake Mycoskie decided that with every pair purchased, the company would give a pair to a child in need.

GodTube: Yes, the site is a modern Christian video site similar to “YouTube!” GodTube holds a variety of inspiring videos, sermons, music videos and more.

Godtube.com is a video sharing platform offering online Christian videos with faith-based, family friendly content. Popular video sections on GodTube include; Christian bands and singers in Christian music videos, Christian comedians and comedy skits, spoofs and parodies in funny videos, cute videos featuring kids and animals, sports videos, Christian news videos and inspirational videos. Be inspired in your walk with Jesus Christ and grow in your knowledge of the Bible with videos highlighting inspirational messages and verses (Godtube.com).

Clearly, these businesses have put God first and serving others as a priority. Most have committed to sharing not only high-quality products, but also the good news!

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3).

What’s your favorite inspiring company?

Quotes of the day

“The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to
 hope for.” -Allan K. Chalmers

“Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.”

“We were given: 2 hands to hold / 2 legs to walk / 2 eyes to see / 2 ears to listen, but why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else / for US to Find.”

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -Gail Devers

“There is nothing so stable as change,”
-Bob Dylan

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. – Theodore H. White

Keep on loving what is true, and the world will come to you baby. Hollywood is dead… – Michael Buble

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. – Marilyn Monroe

In the world you will have trouble but take courage for I have conquered the world. – Jesus Christ

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”   -Theodore Roosevelt

Papionul sau declaratia de independenta a barbatului

Papionul, in forma sa originala, este, peste vreme, declaratia de independenta a barbatului. Independenta declarata fata de orice colectii de primavara-vara sau toamna-iarna. Privirile piezise dimprejur l-au considerat de cele mai multe ori un element desuet, ce a pierit din raza vizuala a tuturor odata cu anii ’50.

Dar el n-a murit vreodata. L-au ajutat salile de bal, marile gale ale fiecarui craciun sau revelion sau dineurile oficiale ale atasatilor si ambasadorilor, fiind piesa de rezistenta pentru white tie (denumire ce incumba tocmai culoarea obligatorie a papionului – alb), respectiv black tie (papion negru, in mod obligatoriu).

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Iar, mai tarziu, cand redingotele s-au scurtat, iar dinner jacket a fost tinuta pentru coltul unde se fac afacerile – coltul cu trabucuri si bauturi tari – cravata, in mare avant, nu a putut fi alaturata acesteia, iar papionul si-a pastrat semet reduta. In cercurile care conteaza, papionul e inca la mare cautare, caci dinner jacket e nimic altceva decat smochingul de astazi.

A fost asimilat de-a lungul vremii doar cu reprezentantiu ai anumitor profesii – arhitectii, avocatii de succes, colectorii de taxe si impozite (peste Ocean), politicienii, chelnerii sau profesorii universitari – cei excentrici. Fie unii, fie ceilalti, au intrat in memoria privitorului alaturi de papionul sau colectia lor de papioane –  Churchill e unul dintre celebrele exemple.

Printre altele, papionul a ramas peste vreme, una din declaratiile de independenta ale barbatului, care nu achieseza la ideile “marete” ale marilor designeri, ce alipesc papionul, in prezentarile lor, unui tricou polo sau unei perechi de blugi. Nu se face, din cel putin o singura ratiune: sunt fandoseli trecatoare. Papionul ramane alaturi de tinutele formale, ca si regula, iar ca exceptie acceptata, e purtarea lui la tinutele de zi cu zi, in contexte academice sau profesionale, ce tin de zona scolastica, universitara sau de birou. Iar in zona aceasta poate aparea, fara probleme, papionul colorat. Ii mai poti da intrebuintare si in tinutele formale, la care doresti un strop de culoare.

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Clubul, carciuma, taverna sau birtul nu sunt locuri unde se afiseaza un papion. Nici macar in gluma sau in spirit de fronda. O fac doar trendinezii & Co. Daca ajungi intr-un asemenea loc si te constitui in cel de-al saselea purtator de papion de la masa, considera ca te afli intr-un loc gresit. Sau te afli la circ, intre alti cinci clovni si n-ai realizat inca acest fapt.

Revenind la lucruri serioase, papionul se constituie intr-o alternativa sanatoasa pentru cravata Ascot, mai ales in tinuta traditionala de dimineata: morning dress. Da, stiu, e vorba de alta cultura si alte dimineti, dar Londra iti sta la dispozitie la nici trei ore de zbor. Sansele sa ajungi vreodata la Curte sunt mari.

Materialele din care sunt fabricate papioanle sunt variate. In mod traditional, matase. In ultima vreme, prolifica industrie chineza, produce papioane gata innodate din poliester. S-ar putea sa mai gasesti si din bumbac sau lana. Sau din amestecul acestor materiale. Ar trebui sa fii un colectionar inrait ca sa ai cate unul din fiecare culoare, imprimeu preferat sau material. De obicei, vei avea in garderoba un papion negru, ce a ramas uitat si prafuit pe raftul de sus, de la ultima ceremonie oficiala de acum aproape doi ani, la care ai participat.

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De felul lor vin in doua forme: cele ce necesita legarea si formarea nodului specific si cele gata facute. Daca e sa porti o camasa cu guler “randunica” iti recomand cu mare caldura pe cele gata formate, cu prindere la clips reglabil, dat fiind ca nu vei putea intotdeauna sa formezi cel mai frumos si aratos nod pentru papion, fara a lasa la vedere partea sa de dedesubt, care se va intrezari, nu foarte placut, pentru privitor.

In aceeasi ordine de idei, daca vei ajunge la nivelul white tie, e de preferat, de departe, un papion gata facut din matase alba. Daca ar fi unul intreg, procedura urmata pentru innodarea sa va lasa pe albul imaculat, cel putin urmele de grasime de pe degete.

In cazul papioanelor intregi, urmeaza dupa achizitionare, emotiile primului nod. E greu, recunosc, dar excercitiile repetate, te vor aduce la momentul si rezultatul dorit. Iti las imaginile spre solutionarea cazului. Sfat: incearca sa nu faci acest lucru prima data in viata cu jumatate de ora inainte de inceperea ceremoniei.

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In mod traditional, papioanele gata facute sunt considerate un faux-pas. Dar considerentele practice enumerate anterior ma fac sa nu gandesc atat de extrem. Iau in plus si constatarea facuta pe rafturile magazinelor londoneze, in care la loc de cinste erau etalate papioane gata facute, in functie de masura gatului, exact ca in cazul camasilor.

O alta indicatie ar fi aceea de a alege modelul de papion in functie de conformatia trupului si a fetei. Nu e o gluma. Ai la dispozitie in oferte mai multe tipuri de papion, pe care iti recomand, cu mare caldura, sa le studiezi.

ImageCel ingust (bat-wings), e pretabil conformatiilor astenice, cu fizionomie prelunga si pometi inalti, ososi. Cel clasic (butterfly), de o volumetrie sporita, e pretabil domnilor corpolenti, cu elemente ale fizionomiei pronuntate si gat scurt. Cel in forma de lance e pretabil ambelor genuri descrise anterior, dar se aseaza cel mai bine alaturi de tinutele purtate de domni cu cosnstitutie atletica.

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Papionul ramane intre accesoriile din linia superioara a elegantei masculine. E asimilat cu tot ce inseamna exclusivitate, notorietate, aristocratie si diplomatie. Dragii nostri barbati, purtati din cind in cind papion!!!

Tips for MEN too :)

After watching a lot of fashion sites and blogs, I was thinking: why I can not post something similar here? I’m pretty sure that for somebody would be helpful, maybe even find his own style (I’m gonna upload more photos with how to combine clothes and accessories – sometimes it’s easier to see than to read a lot and choose exactly what you need or what will be better for you).  Image

Quotes for the other days…

Quotes for the other days

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a
nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal
activity.

Whenever life gives you lemons, make grape juice, and them let the whole world marvel at your masterpiece.

Every artist writes his own autobiography. I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Rules and models destroy genius and art.

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There are two types of people – those who come into a room and say, “Well, here I am!” and those who come in and say, “Ah, there you are.”” “People need loving the most when they deserve it the least”

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.

Emotions are the colors of the soul.

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Suntem…

ImageUnii din noi, sunt asemeni pasarilor calatoare, cautindu-si locusorul potrivit in viata, dar totusi intorcindu-se acasa, la glasul parintesc. De-a lungul anilor, suntem asemeni unor valuri, intr-o mare zbuciumata, cautam si cautam raspunsuri la multe intrebari care ne farima mintea, alergam ca nebunii dupa fericire, pe cind o putem gasi atit de simpla si atit de aproape in fiecare zi.Image

Suntem niste pasari ce iubesc libertatea, vintul puternic, furtuna, nourii solizi, raze de soare patrunzatoare in penele umede dupa ploaie.

Corabii in departare, strapunse de apa clocotinda, stropi puternici si pietre nestemate.

Suntem pasari, care cautam sa ne hranim puii, sa simtim acel zgomot al vulcanilor si acel vuiet al junglei, din care facem parte.Image

Suntem acele pasari care intilnesc primavara cu miros de iarba verde, patrunzatoare in plamini, intilnesc vara cu briza, invatindu-si odorul sa zboare, toamna stringindu-si roada, aducind de-ale gurii la cuib, iar iarna, petrecind-o cu tristete, amintindu-si de inca un an in trecere, de inca un apus de soare multicolor in virful muntelui.Image

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