Some people are old at 18 and others vibrant, alive and loving life at 88. I think that “old ” is an attitude and regardless of age when one stands still they stagnate. ~Author Unknown
According to numerous studies your attitude toward aging directly influences your psychological well-being. Regardless of how liberated we’ve become, many people still view aging as a threat to their sense of self worth and quality of life.
And why not? Our culture and the media have taught us to turn a blind eye to wisdom and experience, seeing instead only weakness and lack of physical beauty (based on society’s standards). Of course, there is also the inescapable fact that the notion of growing older reminds us of our own mortality. read more…
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~Martin Luther King
Standing up for what you believe and having the courage to speak your mind is not only one of the most admirable traits a person can possess, but it is at the same time one of the most challenging and self fulfilling. It can also leave you standing alone in a crowd at times.
I came across an interesting conversation online recently about commenting in various social media channels, including blogs. The topic of the thread was what to do when you disagree with what is being said. Is it better to simply agree with the conversation rather than make waves, or is it better to say nothing at all. Of course the benefit of agreeing (whether you do or not) is that you gain points as being part of a like-minded group. But the question is, at what cost. read more…
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.” – Norman Vincent Peale
If so you certainly are not alone since nonprofits typically receive over 40% of their financial donations during the holiday season.
And why not celebrate the season by lending a helping hand? It brings back the idea that the holidays are about caring for and helping others. And it’s an easy and graceful option to finding a gift for that person who’s always so hard to buy for anyway.
There’s no arguing the intention is admirable, but there are two things to consider before you commit to charitable gift giving. You’ll want to make sure you understand how the charity of your choice will actually use your donation(s) and – when it’s a gift – how the intended recipient is likely to feel about the gesture. For example … read more…
The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten
Have you found your purpose in life?
Some people appear to have been born with a clear vision for their purpose, while others struggle to find the answer to this question their entire lives. After all, how can you be really sure that you’ve found your purpose anyway?
If you have followed IGG for any time you know I am a big fan of TED Talk, and in particular the lesser known TEDx presentations. Today I’d like to share a treasure with you that I hope will inspire you as much as it has me. read more…