Monday, March 26, 2012

0100: Do You Want More?

Happiness is only when you want nothing

‘While trudging on the path he chose in life
He worked a lot for the money he earned
But one day God graced his doors
And the lesson of happiness he learned.’

‘I am impressed by your work my child,
Every pleasure of life you own
Although you have alot
The smile you had is now gone!’

‘But I am happy, who says I am not
I enjoy it, I enjoy a lot.’

‘Now dear, this is the happiness test –
Are you happy with all you have?
The immediate answer was big YES.
God asked again – do you want more?
The answer now was a BIGGER yes.’

‘Things that make you happy are only your desires
The more it grows, the more it pains
Happiness is only when you want nothing
And let the pain go in the drain.’

Monday, March 19, 2012

0099: Appreciate Your Journey

How'd you like a little peek into the future? 

You are on holiday or maybe at home... You're sitting around a warm and cozy fireplace surrounded by friends/family and boisterous laughter. The moment is simply and wonderfully "easy"... Early-morning snow gently falling across the countryside is visible from the enormous, ceiling-high windows beside you. Everyone is sipping a fabulous red or a yummy hot chocolate, and reminiscing about the fabulous circumstances that have brought you all together, brimming with excitement for times ahead. And then you think, "If only I'd seen it, I never would have been so hard on myself and those around me. If only I'd had just the slightest idea that the challenges, lacks, and issues I faced back then were of my own exacting design, and that they'd soon make possible the whirlwind of fabulous events that so swiftly followed, I'd have been, well, as proud then as I am now... and every bit as grateful for every step (good and bad) it took to get here!"  

Source: I get daily positive emails from sometimes I read them but sometimes I am too "busy"... I'm happy I took the time to read this one (although I slightly modified it to fit my future vision, it was a great reminder to me to appreciate where I am today versus being distracted with where I want to be tomorrow. Thanks Tut!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

0098: Happy 100th Birthday to Oreos

Remember the joy of dunking your Oreos or of twisting the two sides and licking or scraping the inside then chewing up the cookies in your mouth and smiling so you could show off your chocolate laced teeth??!?!? Or of seeing who could stack these yummy cookies the highest? Yep, I do and what better reason to do them again!!! No matter what age we are, Oreo turns 100 years old today!!  :-)

So, in celebration - Five Fun Facts: 

1. A 1920s ad for the cookie. A Nabisco worker shows off a ’70s-era Oreo press mold.
The National Biscuit Company factory (now Chelsea Market) before 1932, when the
High Line rail was incorporated. Source: NY Post

2. Oreos can be bought in more than 100 countries and rake in $1.5 billion
in global annual revenues. More than 95 million cookies are sold each day.

3. Did you know that the cookie, which takes 59 minutes to make, consists of 12 flowers,
12 dots and 12 dashes on each side. Each cookie has 90 ridges?

4. Oreos are made from 29 percent creme and 71 percent cookie. They are
made in 21 bakeries around the world. Kraft Foods estimates that more than
500 billion Oreos have been sold since 1912.

5. Oreo will be a cornerstone brand of a new firm to be formed later this year when Kraft Foods divides into two companies. One, a worldwide snacks firm with annual revenue estimated at $35 billion, will be home to brands like Oreo and Cadbury; the other, a North American grocery products company, will have annual revenue estimated at $18 billion from brands like Maxwell House and Oscar Mayer.

So for now, take part in the celebration with the limited-edition variety called Birthday Cake Oreos - twist, dunk, stack, enjoy!!!