Advice From An Old Man

1. Have a firm handshake.
2. Look people in the eye.
3. Sing in the shower.
4. Own a great stereo system.
5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
6. Keep secrets.
7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
10. Whistle.
11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
16. When playing games with children, let them win.
17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
18. Be romantic.
19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
22. Be a good loser.
23. Be a good winner.
24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
27. Keep it simple.
28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
34. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
36. Begin each day with some of your favourite music.
37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
38. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
43. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
44. Become someone’s hero.
45. Marry only for love.
46. Count your blessings.
47. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
48. Wave at the children on a school bus.
49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
50. Don’t expect life to be fair
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Love this. ❤️

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s0mbrer:

124. Do you believe in love at first sight?) Yes

yes but what is love?


cleanbodyfreshstart:

stardustacolyte:

Don’t buy a girl flowers. Flowers die. Buy her a dragon.

I would be happy with a big bunch of bananas tbh

bananas :D


The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.
David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (via wordsnquotes)

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Never get married."
“Marry someone who’ll fit your lifestyle.”
“When you get children you will have a lot of servitude to do”
“I believe in love at first sight.”
“Don’t marry Australians or Japanese.”
“Rather have a dig.
Marise and Liz (two wise ladies randomly started to give me advice, sitting here in starbucks)

Day 1.
Woaahh, yesterday was brutal. Getting used to the weight on the bike, man. At least if someone stole it he or she wouldn’t get far ;)
Anyway, I kind of made it to Horseshoe Bay (with a lot of really nice hills on the way…) and randomly stayed with a nice old couple that I met when they were in their garden. They also made me a nice dinner and breakfast. Thanks to Tom and Diana!
Now I’m at the ferry terminal… since I have 9 days left until I have to be in Squamish for a volunteer meeting, I might as well explore the islands and the sunshine cost.
:D
I also stopped in an amazing Marine Park today (by accident though because I followed the wrong road.. haha, I had to bike all the way up again after that xD).

I love you all!

Day 1.

Woaahh, yesterday was brutal. Getting used to the weight on the bike, man. At least if someone stole it he or she wouldn’t get far ;)

Anyway, I kind of made it to Horseshoe Bay (with a lot of really nice hills on the way…) and randomly stayed with a nice old couple that I met when they were in their garden. They also made me a nice dinner and breakfast. Thanks to Tom and Diana!

Now I’m at the ferry terminal… since I have 9 days left until I have to be in Squamish for a volunteer meeting, I might as well explore the islands and the sunshine cost.

:D

I also stopped in an amazing Marine Park today (by accident though because I followed the wrong road.. haha, I had to bike all the way up again after that xD).

I love you all!


"Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?"

Yes… now I can… he brings out a passion and curiosity in me that I lost when I was a child.


… and then, when they look at you with the same feeling that you have for them, something extraordinary might happen…

… and then, when they look at you with the same feeling that you have for them, something extraordinary might happen…

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extraterrestrialhitchhiker:

infinite-macro-kozmik:

We do not really experience the truth. Everything we encounter in this life….things, people, places, events, are all experienced through our own, personal filter; these are only distorted reflections of what is really going on. We are each living in our very own personal dream…..and no two people will experience anything the same way. If I cannot experience your dream, and you cannot experie…nce mine, how can I tell you that I am “right” and you are “wrong”? Until we awaken from the dream, all “truth” is subjective. This planet is inhabited by billions of dreamers, each starring in their very own, personal dream. Conflict will continue until we understand this, and until we stop trying in vain to have others see things our way. Trying to change others is an impossibility and a terrible waste of time and energy, I feel. What would happen if we each focused on cleansing and mastering our own perceptions instead? 

this is insanely fantastic, and so insanely true

extraterrestrialhitchhiker:

infinite-macro-kozmik:

We do not really experience the truth. Everything we encounter in this life….things, people, places, events, are all experienced through our own, personal filter; these are only distorted reflections of what is really going on. We are each living in our very own personal dream…..and no two people will experience anything the same way.

If I cannot experience your dream, and you cannot experience mine, how can I tell you that I am “right” and you are “wrong”? Until we awaken from the dream, all “truth” is subjective.

This planet is inhabited by billions of dreamers, each starring in their very own, personal dream. Conflict will continue until we understand this, and until we stop trying in vain to have others see things our way. Trying to change others is an impossibility and a terrible waste of time and energy, I feel.

What would happen if we each focused on cleansing and mastering our own perceptions instead?

this is insanely fantastic, and so insanely true

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flip a coin…

Just flipped a coin to help me decide what to do with my life.

Either stay here in Vancouver (in my comfort zone), take that management position (in the job I love - it’s vegan friendly, organic, a small business, focused on being environmental friendly and on helping people to get healthy with raw cold pressed organic juices, great team) and immigrate to Canada.

I always dreamt of having a small vegan café or a vegan bakery… just didn’t expect to get that opportunity so soon, when there’s also so many other things that I want to do and experience.

Or to leave in one month as planned to go on the camping trip of my life (into the wild!) and to more countries after that. (iceland! france! nepal! thailand! australia! and many more.)

I’m torn between two lives, two lifestyles that I love both…

Well, I asked a roommate and he told me to flip a coin.

I flipped it three times and every single time the answer was “travel.”

get out of the comfort zone. but I’m scared as heck.


what if you suddenly get the opportunity to do all the things you once only dreamt of… at once?



Soul Shifting

wildfiremagazine:

Soul Shifting; The magical ability to shift a soul from one being to something else.

03-04-2014.

Parts of me have been lost for so long.

"I know I’m not going to find myself unless I allow myself follow the path I am supposed to."

I’m scared to grow into who I am born to be.

I’m afraid of what others will think.

But change is a part of life and I accept that.

And I am changing.

I am soul shifting.

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exoticwild:

What I’m really terrified of is leading an average, ordinary life with a regular job and an invariable routine, planned holidays, an average household, fixed responsibilities and not doing anything different to be remembered by.

this.

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"If anyone could be a bear whisperer, it would be you.I can totally see u doing it!"

- Rez