Say what you mean – Stop Whining, Start Living

I read and listen to a lot of personal transformation books. Some book titles are so direct that you don’t even need to read the book to get the message however reading them might prove to be useful.

Here are a few of my favorite titles.

There Is Nothing Wrong With You
Cheri Huber

What You Think of Me is None of My Business
Terry Cole-Whittaker

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Robert Fulghum

It’s Called Work for a Reason
Larry Winget

Stop Whining, Start Living
Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Why Men Love Bitches
Sherry Argov

Sometimes I feel that we should communicate just as clearly and directly, it might save a few hours of trying to explain something that only requires a few sentences.

happy reading,

Gina

Don’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands

If you have tried and you think you have failed get up try again. Think how boring the other options are. Here are some wise words on living life with gusto.

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
-James Allen

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
-Katharine Hepburn

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
-Maya Angelou

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
-Amelia Earhart

If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.
-Al Anon

Anything you want to ask a teacher, ask yourself, and wait for the answer in silence.
-Byron Katie

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
-Nelson Mandela

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
-Colette.

You live but once; you might as well be amusing.
-Coco Chanel

Best,
Gina

Do you need a miracle worker?

When I was a child I remember watching the movie, The Miracle Worker about Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan.  Heller Keller left a legacy not only to the blind and deaf community but to all of us.

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

During the first 18 months of her life Helen Keller was a normal infant who recognized the voices of her father and mother and experienced joy in the usual ways babies do. Then as she later recalled, came the illness which closed my eyes and ears and plunged me into the unconsciousness of a newborn baby.”

The illness erased not only the child’s vision and hearing but also, her powers of articulate speech. After Helen’s illness, her early childhood days were met with frustration and outbursts of anger.

Things changed for Helen when her family hired Anne Sullivan to teach her.

The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher came to me,” Miss Keller wrote later. “It was the third of March, 1887, three months before I was 7 years old. Anne Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Helen Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until Anne death in 1936.

Some of Helen Keller Achievements

She is one of the most influential people of the twentieth century

She enjoyed horseback riding

The first deaf blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree

She published her famous autobiography The Story of My Life

Published 12 books in her writing career

She co-founded Helen Keller International

Keller was a prominent political and social activist

She was a leading member of the American Foundation for the Blind

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Helen Keller is my inspiration.

Blessings,

Gina Rizzo

“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times, but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. The wind passes, and the flowers are content.”

-Helen Keller

For more information on Helen Adams Keller

http://www.perkins.org/history

 

 

The four-letter word that describes so much. Love

Love QuotesThere is no remedy for love but to love more.
-Henry David Thoreau

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
-Mother Teresa

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
-Emmet Fox

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
-David Frost

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
-Lao Tzu

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
-Confucius

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
-Richard Bach

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
-Marcus Aurelius

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
-Plato

People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”
-Dr. Seuss

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
-Douglas Yates

Love is a better teacher than duty.
-Albert Einstein

Fortune and love favor the brave.
-Ovid

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
-When Harry Met Sally

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
-William Shakespeare

Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
-Elizabeth Browning

Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.”
-Charles Dickens

Blessings,

Gina

It is just as easy to think in terms of abundance and prosperity instead of lack.

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
-Eric Butterworth

I give thanks that I am now rich, well and happy and that my financial affairs are in divine order.
-Catherine Ponder

In God-Mind there is no such thing as a fixed income. Besides, if you consider yourself on a fixed income, it is because you fixed it with your belief system.
-Edwene Gaines

It is just as easy to think in terms of abundance, opulence and prosperity as it is to think in terms of lack, limitation and poverty.
-Robert Collier

Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.
-Robert Allen

It is your right to be rich. You are here to lead the abundance life, and to be happy, healthy, radiant and free. You should therefore, have all the money you need to lead a full, happy, prosperous life.
-Joseph Murphy

Wealth is not a matter of intelligence, it’s a matter of inspiration.
-Jim Rohn

It’s God’s will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It’s God’s will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
-Joel Osteen

You must be genuinely convinced that it is the Divine Will for you to have all that you need.
-Emmet Fox

The fastest way to bring more wonderful examples of abundance into your personal experience is to take constant notice of the wonderful things that are already there.
-Esther Hicks

By the mere fact that we have air in our body, the universe says you have the right to prosperity and abundance.
-Lisa Nichols

The only reason any person does not have enough money is because they are blocking money from coming to them with their thoughts.
-Rhonda Byrne

There’s enough for everyone. If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you. That’s the truth.
-Michael Beckwith

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
-Napoleon Hill

Blessings,

Gina

 

The law of attraction responds to your beliefs, thoughts and feelings.

Everyone visualizes whether he knows it or not. Visualizing is the great secret of success.
-Genevieve Berhrend

Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the mind though repetition of thought.
-Napoleon Hill

It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction.
-Charles Haanel

The essence of this law is that you must think abundance; see abundance, feel abundance, believe abundance. Let no thought of limitation enter your mind.
-Robert Collier

If you can see it in your mind, you’re going to hold it in your hand.
-Bob Proctor

You attract the predominant thoughts that you’re holding in your awareness.
-Michael Bernard Beckwith

The law of attraction is a law of nature. It is as impartial and as impersonal as the law of gravity is. It is precise and it is exact.
-Rhonda Byrne

Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.
-Wallace Wattles

Always do your best. What you plant now will harvest later.
-Og Mandino

When you ask, it is given but at some point, you have to start expecting.
-Abraham Hicks

Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.
-Joseph Murphy

Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.
-Neville Goddard

We must learn to let go, to give up, to make room for the things we have prayed for and desired.
-Charles Fillmore

Keep on praying for faith, it is through prayer that you develop all your wonderful qualities of soul.
-Myrtle Fillmore

Blessings,

Gina

If the only thing you said in your life was, “thank you,” that would be enough.

It’s a new year and I hope that 2017 is filled with blessings and love.

I want to introduce my new quotes pages. Lets begin the new year with gratitude.

I hope that they inspire and encourage you.

gratitude quotes

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.
-Rumi

Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.
-The Secret

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe.
-Neale Donald Walsch

The more gratitude I feel, the more I am aware that the supply is endless.
-Louise Hay

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
-Anthony Robbins

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
-Denis Waitley

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
-William Arthur Ward

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
-John Milton

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.
-Meister Eckhart

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
-Willie Nelson

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
-W. Clement Stone

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
-Betty Smith

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
-Brené Brown

Blessings,

Gina