Jacqui Saburido – The Power of Forgiveness – Soul Story

Have  you ever held a grudge over someone for not calling you back or standing you up for the umpteenth. Are you still holding onto those feelings of rage against those bullies who put you down every day when you walked through the school gates. Can you still stand the sight of you ex-partner who betrayed you? Could you ever forgive them for what they did to you? Well Jacqui Saburido is a master of forgiveness, she knows that forgiveness has a power that can not be measured by anything. If you ever doubted the power of forgiveness allow this video below to show you just what forgiveness can do.

What did I tell you? After I watched this video I looked at the grudges and anger I held inside against people that had done me wrong and to be honest they all looked petty now. After I had looked at my past experiences and slowly but surely I am beginning to free myself from each of these feelings of hate and regret and each time I let one go there is more room in the heart and soul for love and happiness. Thank you Jacqui Saburido for teaching me the power of forgiveness.

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There’s Something About Ellen

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Ellen, Ellen, Ellen.

There is something about Ellen DeGeneres that just makes me so very happy. This is a woman who I would literally swim oceans for. I don’t understand why there aren’t more people like her in this world. If you don’t know who this woman is then you SERIOUSLY need to get out from under that rock that you are clearly living under.  Just bring you up to speed with who she is and what she does let me quickly go over everything Ellen.

So firstly she started out as a stand up comedian way back in the 80’s. Then in the 90’s she starred in her own self-titled sitcom from 1994 (the year I was born) right through to ’98.  During the fourth season her sitcom Ellen in 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In my opinion it seems that Ellen DeGeneres really came into her own after she stood in her truth and owned it. Many of my generation (the 90’s babies) will probably recognise her from ‘Finding Nemo’ where she played the amnesic loveable blue fish that goes by the name of Dory. This was where I was first introduced to Ellen and I must say it was love and first .. sound? She was bubbly, energetic and fun, and for me, little miss Dory stole that movie. It appears that Pixar agreed with me, because in the year 2016 a WHOLE movie dedicated to the character of Dory is going to be out in cinemas everywhere and this movie is going to be titled ‘Finding Dory’ and Ellenhas agreed to come back and play that role I am just so excited by that! She was a judge on the hit TV show American Idol, she has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmy’s. She has won thirteen Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

OK, so now your up to speed I really want you to understand why it is that Ellen is such an inspiration of mine. to mark her 1500th show the Ellen team put together a little montage of all of her best bits and this video truly embodies everything about Ellen which I just love and adore. So here is a challenge for you, try to see if you can make it to the end of this video without experiencing any kind of positive emotion. Take a look.

As you can see from this video she is such a positive force of energy in this universe. Every day I am going to strive to be a little more like her and find the joy in every thing I do and bring laughter and love everywhere I go, I hope that you do the same.

After seeing how well she is doing and observing how successful her show has become I began to wonder why her show is doing so great and why does everyone, including myself want to tune in and watch her. I do not watch Ellen on the daily, because her show does not broadcast over here but from the many clips that I have seen all over the internet, Ellen has yet to deliver any real ground breaking interviews. So if she isn’t delivering any REAL top quality journalistic style interviews what is making her so popular. Well I will tell you, her success is solely based on her kind nature her giving spirit and that beautiful smile, she makes us  laugh with happiness and cry with joy. Ellen is just being Ellen and THAT is the key to her success and the key to yours and by you being more of yourself. Thank you Ellen for teaching me that.

For more information on Ellen you can visit her website http://www.ellentv.com there you can find more thing Ellen.

World Kindness Day

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Today is World Kindness Day – an annual day launched by ‘Secret Millionaire’ David Jamilly and UK Kindness Movement founder Louise Burfitt-Dons in a bid to make acts of kindness a greater part of everyday life in the UK. (The pair are currently lobbying the United Nations to recognise it as an official national day.)

What kind act have you done or will you do to help others or what has someone done for you?

World Kindness Day is exactly what it sounds like: a day dedicated to kindnesses, big and small.The holiday is the project of The World Kindness Movement, and can trace its start to the birth of the World Kindness Movement in Tokyo, in 1997. The day is observed in several countries around the world, according to Wikipedia, including Australia, Italy, Singapore, Canada, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.This year’s World Kindness Day falls not even a week after Typhoon Hainan devastated the Philippines, leaving more than 1,500 people dead. If you’re looking to keep the kindnesses going, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (http://www.randomactsofkindness.org  ) maintains a list of “kindness ideas,” which includes cleaning up graffiti, donating used books to your local library, and tutoring school children.

Observance is simple: be kind; or, even better, do something kind. Will you celebrate?

I think that this positively the most incredible idea for official national day that there is (aside from Christmas, Valentines and the other obvious). I do think this is only one of several days in a three hundred and sixty-five day year that can be devoted to pure kindness. I believe we owe it to ourselves with all the war memorials and the infinite moments of silence that we have to endure, in my opinion we owe it to ourselves to just be kind to one another and enjoy life. I am not saying it is not important to remember the holocaust and appreciate the lives lost during the wars I understand these are very important but WKD (World Kindness Day) will inspire people young and old and give us an excuse to just be cool with each other in a world where everyone seems to forget that we are all in this together. People seem to be so wrapped up in their own lives I think that having this national day would encourage people to step outside of their shells and look around them and see what they can do to bring a little happiness into someone else’s life. It does not even have to be a huge thing.

Kindness is the act or the state of being kind – ie. marked by goodness and charitable behaviour, mild disposition, pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.

 

I remember one time I was have THE WORST day, I am sure you have had them to. You know the ones where things just don’t seem to get any worse, you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, your room is a tip, you wear your scruffiest clothes, the weather is not on your side, you have puddles in your shoes, you have a headache, your phone just keeps going off,  and people (who aren’t really doing anything wrong) just get on your nerves. Well I was having one of this days and I was walking home in the pouring rain and I walked past this guy who was waiting at a bus stop. He was wearing some torn up jeans and a Jack Wills hoodie that was drenched through and  he looked straight into my eyes and smiled at me and said, “How are you?”. Now I know you where probably expecting some deep profound moment, but it was just the idea of a stranger who doesn’t know me and has no idea who I am, smiling at me with genuine kindness and compassion it completely turned my day around and I was, from that moment on, a lot happier. So something as simple and a genuine smile can completely change someones day. Being there to listen to someone, help out the elder with their bags, if you see someone struggling don’t hesitate to lend a helping hand, go see that family member who you have been avoiding, call that friend you have been feuding with and just bury the hatchet. You might as well, what have you REALLY got to lose.. its World Kindness Day.

Now go forth and be kind to one another!

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