Stop Letting the Unexpected Control You

“Don’t let the unexpected control your attitude.”

You wake up in the morning feeling great about your day. Then, you get in your car and it won’t start, or you spill coffee on your new skirt just before a meeting, or the babysitter calls to say she’ll be late.

And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. One after another, unexpected things happen until you want to scream!

Wait a minute; force yourself to relax and recognize the unexpected for what it is – one of life’s surprises. Take a deep breath and rationally consider your options. Choose the most appropriate way to deal with the situation, then move on.

When you slow down and take this calm approach, you’re empowering yourself with control. And, soon, your attitude will brighten back to the eagerness and energy with which you originally greeted the dawn.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am in control of my attitude.

Cost of Controlling the Uncontrollable

“Save your energy for changing the things you can control.“

Many everyday events are unavoidable and beyond our power to control.

Things like taxes you can complain about, but that doesn’t make them go away. Traffic jams happen, especially, it seems, when you’re running late. Bad haircuts are a part of life and happen to all of us.

It’s better to accept with grace, as part of the journey, the things you cannot control. When tempted to control the uncontrollable, remember, the only thing you know you can always control is your response.

For example, in a traffic jam you can choose to honk your horn and scream, or you can choose to turn on the radio, listen to music, and calmly wait for traffic to clear. When you stop stewing over uncontrollable situations, you keep the vital energy you need to maintain a healthier, happier and in-balance you.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have the energy to control the things I can control.

Apart

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Even though we are miles apart
You are never far from my heart
I loved you then
I love you now
It’s always when and
Never how
Take me back to yesterday
All the wonderful things you had to say
I loved you then
I love you now
It’s always when
And never how
I see your eyes
I feel you near
Although you’re not
Really here

Key to my Dreams

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There is no key to dreams, but I do have a clue:
A dream isn’t a dream if it’s one without you.

Dreams are a time, when you let your thoughts unwind.
Dreams are when, you’re on my mind.
Dreams are when I think of what you say
Dreams are dreams, just dreaming the night away…

In dreams you can experience just about everything…
In dreams you could dream all the things you’ve never seen.
But what really are, these things we call dreams?
Are they facts, imagination, or overflowing banks of endless streams?

In dreams it can all be perfect and good
But only in real life…only if it could

When reality is so distant, and dreams are, oh so near
All you have to do is shut your eyes, and lose all of your fears.
Just sit back, relax and close your eyes,
You’ll see your mind all the things you never realized.

Dreams are not nightmares.
Dreams are always sweet.
Dreams are a wonderful present.
Dreams are a short-lasting treat.

I have found the key to my dreams, through an everlasting clue.
It is the sweetest of sweetest dreams, because the key is you.

another nice poem from womball

Jacky’s concert

Last December, Jacky Cheung wowed fans at the Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, with foru consecutive nights of sell out performances during the Malaysian leg of his Jacky Cheung ½ Century Tour. Now, due to overwhelming demand. the Hong Kong God of Song is set to return with a more spectacular stage setup and performance.

This time, the hong kong entertainer has engaged the help of renowned stage designer Zhou Bing Kun, who was also responsible for the Beijing Olympics 2008. Zhou’s ground breaking design goes beyond the restrictions of traditional stage with the forwards, backwards and a 360’ motion of the LED screen-cum-stage.

Besides projecting visuals, the special stage can be split, extended, raised, rotated while also being able to withstand the weight of performers.

Constructed out of special transparent material, the stage also reflects the lights shining on it. This coming encore show in May is Cheung’s last overseas stop before returning to Hong Kong.

Jacky Cheung ½ Century Tour- Malaysia will be staged at Stadium Merdeka, KL on May 12 at 8pm. This deluxe version of the show is organized by UnUsUal production. Tickets are selling at Rm688, RM488, RM388, RM328, RM298, Rm168, and RM128 (with additional RM3 processing fee)