We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Keep plugging away at it! You know what it is. It’s that important “thing” in your life that makes you feel really good when you think about achieving it. It feels exciting, fulfilling, and gives you purpose. You feel passionate about it!
It may be very big, or you may still need clarity about how to go about realizing your dream. So
"Today offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart." ~ Unknown Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Live life as if everything is a miracle. Be thankful! Be aware of what you already have, the abundance that is already present in your life, which you have created, and see your happiness grow.
Feeling gratitude is joy with grace. Expressing this gratitude
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer We all want to be happy. We want to wake up happy and fall asleep feeling content and at peace. Being happy is actually much more important than you might realize, and it can be so very, very simple. Remember, if we want to create the things that we desire, we need to feel good. What exactly does it mean to feel good? Feeling love! When we
"Love has a powerful way of removing the mask we all insist on wearing." ~Jessy Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer With Halloween approaching, the topic of costumes is a favorite. We love to have fun thinking about and selecting “the one” that depicts our most recent fascination or the one that just feels like the most fun. Or even more likely, we talk about what SuperHero our kids or grandkids are going to "be."
This special holiday is all about having fu
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Smile often throughout your day! Make it a habit. Why? Because evidence on research around the emotional effect of smiling tells us that the simple act of smiling is an immediate cause of happy feelings!
What's important about happy feelings? Everything. How you feel determines how you create your
“The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love." ~ St Teresa of Avila Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer We are often very curious about what others think and feel about certain topics: a situation we have in front of us, a person, or even about ourselves. We are always so interested in the opinions of others. But, the truth is, we should be most interested in our very own feelings and thoughts. In fac
“Language creates reality. Words have power. Speak always to create joy.” ~Deepak Chopra Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Look for the good in everything others do and compliment them. Notice what people around you do well, and share your positive feedback about them with others. Spread only kind words and good news, and notice how good it makes YOU feel too. Stay focused on the positive traits and actions of others. Truly let go, in your mind and your heart,
"What day is it?"
"It’s today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day!” said Pooh.”
~A.A. Milne Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Taste the experience you are creating fully today with calm and joy. It is all that matters. It will give you great satisfaction...if you let it. Look for the fun in what you are doing right now. Experience it as the present moment of good feelings. It is only in this calm state of mind that you can create the future that you des
"Everything's in the mind. That's where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it." ~Mae West Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer In order to start creating the life of your dreams, you must first get clear about specifically what you want. First, put your hopes and your desires into words. Imagine your perfect life (relationship, job, family life, health, lifestyle, finances, etc.) Then, watch the creative process begin. Become c
“Create the highest grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer It is extremely important for us to understand that, as human beings, we work purely on emotions. As Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor, the Harvard trained neuro-anatomist says, “We are feeling beings who think. And we have the higher cognitive ability to always come back to the present moment.” This is our gift! In order f
"If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old." ~Peter F. Drucker Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Finding joy in what you do every day is a necessary ingredient for your wellbeing. You deserve true happiness in every facet of your life, including work.
Unfortunately, the traditional view of success may get in the way of you being truly happy.
We often think that, through working hard, giving 200%, and managing the
stress of it a
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Watch this moving and powerful 6 minute video called "On Art” by Louie Schwartzburg Now, don’t just think about gratitude. You must learn to FEEL IT! Be grateful all day, every day, for everyone and everything.
We have so much to be grateful for! The simple act of giving thanks now will create more happiness an
“We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.” ~ Louise L. Hay Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer In order to use the power of our mind in the way it is intended, we always have to begin with the basics. First, and most importantly, it begins with "us." It begins with us understanding how amazing we have been created to be. We are incredibly brilliant beings with the fantastic
"Don't wait for the perfect moment... take the moment and make it perfect." ~Zoey Sayward Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer True happiness is always the winning strategy. It comes from deep within and takes you to the wonderful place of calm. But, in order to reach the goals you have set for yourself, you must combine this feeling of joy and calm with "inspired action." What is "Inspired Action"? "Inspired action" is any action which gives you the experience o
"Whatever a person's mind dwells on intensely and with firm resolve, that is exactly what he becomes." ~ Shankaracharya Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Authentically happy people use specific strategies that allow them to feel empowered in creating what they want in their lives. They have great confidence that whatever they desire is achievable, and all they need to do is wake up today with a plan to create the life they want. They expect to make each new
““When was the last time you woke up and realized that today could be the best day of your life?” ― Steve Maraboli Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Did you know that you have the power to create your day, not just "discover it"? Your day depends on you having a calm mindset. When you understand that you have the power to create whatever it is that you desire, you can literally create your best day ever! You just need to remember that you create everything ba
“The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.” ~Croft M. Pentz Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer When we become calm, everything falls more easily into place, and we naturally become more patient. This patience is a key to our success. Patience is a calm knowing that what you want in your heart is absolutely possible. You just KNOW that what you desire is already in the works, and you are well on your way to a successful outcome. "Knowing
“Making a dream into reality begins with what you have, not with what you are waiting on.” ― T.F. Hodge Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer The universe is completely abundant, containing endless possibilities and the potential for every experience we can possibly imagine. Whatever we want is available to us: more love, fulfilling work, more money, great health, relationships full of happiness, more joy, more time, etc. History proves that our capacity for c
“You are here to enable the purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!" ~ Eckhart Tolle Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer The real you, your "authentic self," shines more brightly when you accept that you are magnificent. We all have qualities and gifts that create more joy for us and those around us. Own your uniqueness today, so you can uncover and shine your incredible light more brightly than ever before. When you recognize your own
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Life is actually so simple when we step back from it, see the truth of it, and see how it works. So is love. It is the most powerful and abundant resource, and the most simple and profound ability that we all have. And it is available to us everyday. It flows through everything, we just need to see it. When we do, we can experience and feel the love