Wise Words of the Day

Oprah Winfrey

“Forgiveness is letting go of the past we thought we wanted. Accept that it has happened to you and now what do I about it? Acceptance is accepting what has happened to you, not accepting that it was okay. Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different…Letting go so that the past does not hold you prisoner, does not hold you hostage.”

Oprah’s Lifeclass series


Rest in Peace, Steve

On Apple’s homepage:

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away yesterday, Oct. 5, at age 56. After being diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, he lived for 7 more years to create the iPod Nano, iPhone & iPad and so much more. Leader. Visionary. Renegade. Inspiration. Legend.

Some tributes I found online, including Los Angeles Times, CNN, ZDNet, and Time’s Techland. The latter  has links featuring words from his family and other notables and memorable Apple commercials.

Writer David Magee says “Steve Jobs made a big dent in the world. Steve Jobs was the greatest tech CEO ever” in this International Business Times editorial.

Before he edits his video on his MacBook Pro, musician David Choi shares his thoughts of how Jobs affected his life as an artist and leveled the playing field for all artists.

And I had to post Jobs’ June 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, “How to Live Before You Die.”

Our 1st year

My husband and I celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary Sept. 19 over a 3-day weekend getaway. (Must do those more often.) My jots below:

3 days honoring our first year as husband and wife.

Saturday Morning to Evening. First stop: Legoland! Mini tributes to Las Vegas, San Fransisco, New York, New Orleans and Hollywood. Giant sculptures of giraffes and Einstein. Star Wars movie scenes, Darth Vadar, Chewy & R2D2. Granny’s Apple Fries with whip cream and a Rice Krispy Treat. 6 hours later, we head out to Inn at Calafia Beach in San Clemente. Afternoon naps and Trader Joe’s salad and asparagas & mushroom pasta for dinner.

Sunday morning. Beach cruisers to Del Mar Ave. San Clemente Farmers Market and delicious Old Town Bakery bread and cookies, fresh tamales, purple basil and white apricots. Fromage Fantastico in olive oil. Bottles of Traditional 18-yr aged balsamic & vinegar and EVOO at Oliver’s. Silver heart pendant and drop earrings at Paradise Jeweler II. The Fromage Fantastico vendor recommended eating at the restaurant on the pier. Only a 10-minute walk from Del Mar Ave. Eggplant parm sandwich and “I-can’t-wait-to-come-back!” clam chowder at Fisherman’s Restaurant.

Sunday afternoon. Permission to sleep the afternoon away again and do nothing that night but laze around, read magazines, play computer games and enjoy dipping ciabatta in the Fromage Fantastico. (Can you tell I like saying “Fromage Fantastico”?)

Monday. Last-minute breakfast at La Galette Creperie. Crimini mushroom crepe with bechamel sauce. Dolphin sighting before heading back home. Pitstop in Alhambra for inexpensive back and foot massages. Pho Saigon for dinner.

Anniversaries are fun.

Wise Words of the Day

“Art is the intentional act of using your humanity to create a change in another person.”

“It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. Stop settling for what’s good enough and start creating art that matters. Stop asking what’s in it for you and start giving gifts that change people. Then, and only then, will you have achieved your potential.”

–Seth Godin, thought leader and author of Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Scanning this book’s positive reviews and the first chapter alone makes me want to get it. Seth Godin talks about his book in this interview on YouTube.

Wise Words of the Day

“Sometimes you find the greatest opportunities in adversity.”

“Very little progress occurs inside a person’s comfort zone. But when you’re right outside of it is when the biggest strides occur.”

“Be consistent and be persistent.”

“The point of no return: You go so far, you can’t quit anymore.”

“Ask yourself one question: What is possible here?”

–Motivational words from this BlogcastFM podcast  

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Is it really possible to build an online business while traveling with your family around the world?! BlogcastFM Host Srini interviews Brian Swan and his Unstoppable Family and tells us how they are doing exactly that.

(See what filing for bankruptcy and 1/2 an hour of personal development each day did for them!)

Wise Words of the Day

“It begins with your own awakening, your own desire for a life that’s not just lived on the surface but is rich and deep and high and wide. For sure, that’s how I want to live. So I’m going to keep learning until I take my last breath.

And I’m stepping out to claim my calling. It’s 25 years in the making. I’m ready.”

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah always knew that at her core, she is a teacher. She’s taking the moments when she was happiest — her a-ha moments during her 4,561 Oprah shows — and start Oprah’s Lifeclass, starting October 10 on OWN.

I can’t wait!