Thursday, April 27, 2006

Instructions for a wonderful, fulfilling life !

1 Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2 Memorize your favorite poem.
3 Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
4 When you say, "I love you", mean it.
5 When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
6 Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
7 Believe in love at first sight.
8 Never laugh at anyone's dreams.
9 Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
10 In disagreements, fight fairly. No name-calling.
11 Don't judge people by their relatives.
12 Talk slowly but think quickly.
13 When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
14 Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15 Call your mom.
16 Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
17 When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
18 Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
19 Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
20 When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
21 Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
22 Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, conversational skills will be as important as any other.
23 Spend some time alone.
24 Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
25 Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
26 Read more books and watch less TV.
27 Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
28 Trust in God but lock your car.
29 A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
30 In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
31 Read between the lines.
32 Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
33 Be gentle with the earth.
34 Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
35 Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

36 Mind your own business.
37 Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
38 Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
39 If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
40 Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
41 Learn the rules then break some.
42 Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
43 Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
44 Remember that your character is your destiny.
45 Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
(Thanks to sister Mrs. Sithy Ifthkar of Switzerland for sending this to me)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Supporters of the housing project in Kinniya

Many contributed whole heartedly for the project.
We sincerely thank everyone who participated in materializing this project to build houses for 20 families who lost theirs in Tsunami.

The following people donated not less than NOK 10.000,-

1. Solveig Skaar Pedersen, Nesttun/ Fam Helge Horn, Oslo/ Hans Jochum Horn, Moscow
2. Werner Sigrid Cecilie, Stavanger/ Kirsten S Kalvik, Stavanger/ Stavanger Arbeiderparti
3. Elever Sola vgs/ Velferdskasse R&M Industrier, Sandnes
4. Inga Voll, Bryne/ Kjellaug Heskja
5. Bekketunet Barnehage, Stavanger/ Gajo Invest AS
6. Snøfryd Haraldsen & friends, Sandnes
7. Thor Skadberg, Sandnes/ Owe & friends Jæren/ Trygve Anda
8. Else B.B Pedersen, Stavanger/ H-Magasinet/ Kjetil Hagen
9. Bever Multi Overflateteknikk, Kongsberg
10. Skeie skole, Stavanger/ Hundvåg SFO, Stavanger
11. Hero Mottak og Kompetanse AS, Stavanger
12. Hero Mottak og Kompetanse AS, Stavanger
13. Rogaland Muslim Council, Stavanger/ Fam Keadana & Ayuob/ Cevdet Øcal
14. Y's men Club members
15. Norsk Folkehjep Stavanger
16. People of Stavanger/ Losje Plenydd/ Kismet Import DA
17. Youth of Stavanger
18. People of Sandnes/ Julebygda Gdlag
19. Nylund Skole, Stavanger
20., Stavanger

Houses for Tsunami affected people in Kinniya, Sri Lanka

The Houses were built by "Norsk Solidaritet" (Norwegian Solidarity) at Naduwootu, Kinniya in Trincomalee district, with the support of our implementing partner "EFFORD" of Kinniya.

Houses are named after those who donated over NOK 20.000,-

1. Helge Horn
2. Sigrid Kirsten Agnes Berit
3. R&M Industrier
4. Jæren
5. Bekketunet
6. Snøfryd
7. Thor Owe
8. Hobby & Dekor
9. BMO Kongberg
10. Skeie Hundvåg elever
11. Hero House
12. Hero Hus
13. MFR Stavanger
14. Y's men Club Rogaland
15. Norsk Folkehjelp Stavanger
16. Stavanger
17. Stavanger Youth
18. Sandnes
19. Nylund skole
20. Music Help

Friday, February 24, 2006

How to Set Intentions that Energize You

by Charles Burke

We've all heard how crucial it is to set intentions, goals and targets. Powerful goals electrify us. Clear intentions energize and pull us forward. Without a clearcut intention, we're reactive and don't get around to doing the important things when we want them done. Instead, we spend our time fighting random fires.

Without clear intentions, anything might happen. And usually does. Literally, intentions are like the steering wheel on your car. Their whole purpose is to give you control over where you're going. But when setting intentions or goals, keep in mind that if you can't measure it, you can't manage it.

Now, it's good to have intentions at more than one level. When we get up into the more conceptual intentions, such as "I will contribute to the wellbeing of those around me," these become like a mission statement.

But then, be sure you go on to decide specifically how you will go about implementing your mission in your daily life. Specifics are essential.

How -- specifically -- will you put your mission into action today?
What will you actually DO about your highest intentions?

It's important to set intentions for yourself because this is where the rubber meets the road.

Just say "I'm going to do this and this." It should be nothing big and overpowering. Just some stuff you're meaning to do or achieve short-term. Be sure to write them down on paper. When you list them out, you can clearly look over your results afterward and check yourself.

At the end of today or this time next week, did you do what you said you'd do? Expressed like that, it's clear that we're building a kind of internal integrity check within ourselves.

When you're first starting to build this new intention-setting skill (habit), it's important not to pile on too much. Sure, it's easy to get all excited about turning over a new leaf, but it's essential that you start where you are NOW, not where you think you SHOULD be.

There are things that, from experience, you already know you can do. Set your intentions to do those things (plus perhaps a little bit more) and achieve them. Then, when you're comfortable doing what you say you'll do, then you can begin to stretch your intention muscles a little more.

But as in any new regimin, begin easy. Begin with what you can actually do. And only after you get comfortable with the intention-setting process should you start going for real growth. Patience - taking small, measured steps - is more than a virtue here. It's the key to keeping yourself moving forward. (Notice I said patience, not procrastination.)

Attempt too much too soon, and the end result will be another round of demotivation and discouragement.

Instead, go about this logically and gradually: keep your eye on the level you want to reach next year, and let today's effort take you 1/365th of the way there. Do this, and you'll see real, measurable progress as well as achievements you'll truly be proud of.

It's all pretty simple stuff, really. Just training yourself to keep your word to yourself.

Cheers from sunny Japan,Charles~~ ~~

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Charles Burke is the author of Command More Luck, the book that shows you why all those things keep happening to you. Learn why "luck" doesn't work anything like the way you've always been told.

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