Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Service With a Smile

ACT OF KINDNESS
As Seen In My SL Blog




“At the end of the day,
let there be no excuses,
no explanations,
no regrets.”
 

― 
Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free ~


~~

Hello Beautiful World,

As we all know wait staff's salary often depends on how generous we are when we leave them a tip.
Today, my son's school group served pancakes at Applebee's to raise funds for their club. As he was
kicking his shoes off he said to me... "OMG mom, I am so glad I had the chance to experience how it is to be a waiter. 

It is hard and so much work. Now I appreciate the people that serve us better!"

My son's words gave me the idea for our next act of kindness...

Better appreciation for wait & kitchen staff!

Let's all make an effort to leave a generous tip to our waitress/waiter next time we go out to eat.
But let's not forget the people that work in the kitchen, especially those preparing our meal. Sending
compliments to the chef and maybe even a tip will surely brighten his/her day. Leaving a
good comment to the restaurant manager about how well you were served and/or what an excellent job
the cook did can be part of our act of kindness. This shows respect and appreciation for their work which
many times is taken by granted.


So what you say...
Dinner on me?

Forever Yours,
~ SWEETS* ~

 


~ Sóley 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Peanut & Miss Shark


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So our story today begins this way...

On a sunny day while playing with my new doggie Fido...

no wait, Max?
Milo?...
PEANUT!
That's it, Peanut 

we were listening to Maroon's song
SuGaR

♪ Your sugar
Yes, please
Won't you come and put it down on me
I'm right here, 'cause I need
Little love and little sympathy 




The day had been so perfect. 
We had been collecting alphabet jars along the shore...
and I had been feeling so bushy tailed (means looking WOW :P) wearing my retro cute bikini 
when suddenly...
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... out of no where, actually out of the salty sea water, there it was flashing its shinny and sharp teeth
and face to face with my Peanut. The horror of the moment left me with no choice but to let out a scream 
and I knew I wasn't looking my best at that moment due to the fear,
but I was still hoping that at least my hair was blowing romantically in the wind just like in the movies
do when a girl walks on the beach and her hair just moves in the air so perfectly and dreamy
... you know with the breeze... the sun... the waves?
Mmmm..
anyways :p
I kept screaming like a crazy goat,

NO NO NOOOO , STOP IT!!!

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After I was finally able to pull my Peanut away from the sea monster and sat in the warm water and had a looong talk with him.

"Look Peanut, you can't fall in love with that Miss Shark, she is just a showoff and even though you think

she is a cute fishy, she's not... she's just a stinky one. And anyways, she's too big for you."

Thankfully Peanut seemed to have understood but now he has his heart set on Miss Dolphin,

OH BOY!


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Click A Cause

ACTS OF KINDNESS
Article As Seen In My Second Life Blog

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HaPPy TUESDAY Beautiful World!

Sometimes kind words to a stranger stay at the tip of our tongue due to our shyness or to the uncertainty of how the stranger may react to us. Believe me, there are people that are not too fond of receiving any sign of kindness from other people, hard to believe but it's true. Thankfully, I am not shy at all to say a kind word to other people. I am also very grateful when someone shows kindness to me. I get so
emotional that many times I cry. 
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There is another type of kindness that is just at the tip of a click and doesn't cost us anything, but that can benefit charities with food, education and cancer among many others things. These are the "click for a cause" charities that you can click once a day on their website and they will receive funds for that. This is a great way to help make the world a better place.


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So why not start our mornings by contributing with a simple click to these charities?
You can choose 1 or 2 if not more and committee to them by clicking them everyday.

Here is a list of the FREE CLICK SITES where you can help.


START CLICKING BEAUTIFUL WORLD!

Sweets*



Listening to
~ The Civil Wars ~

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dolphins


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Hello Beautiful World!

Today let us learn some cool facts about our friends the dolphins. Lets start with a multiple choice quiz.
Let's see how much we know about them by answering the next five questions. 
After answering them you can find the answers HERE. No cheating :P

1. Do dolphins have teeth?
a) Yes
b) no
c) Some do

2. Can Dolphins see above water?
a) Yes
b) No

3. Do dolphins have hair?
a) yes
b) no
c) Some do

4. Do dolphins drink water?
a) Yes
b) No

5. Can dolphins see color?
a) Yes
b) No


Feel like feeding dolphins?
Here is a cool game for you
FLING A FISH
Inspired by the true story Dolphin Tale.

"In this changing world, it's harder than ever to find something extraordinary, 
but every once in a while a symbol of hope breaks through."
-Quote From The Film


GRINCHED

How does a group of dolphin's make a decision?
¡uᴉoƆ ɹǝddᴉlℲ

What did Cinderella dolphin wear to to the ball?
¡sɹǝddᴉlℲ ssɐlפ



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I found these two Youtube videos about our friends, the dolphin, 
and learned some very interesting facts about this beautiful mammals.

EnJoY


(Part 1)



(Part 2)


Monday, February 16, 2015

Little Birdie, Don't You Cry

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL WORLD!

Once there lived a little birdie in a golden cage.
Always chirp-chirp-chirping away.
Her eyes were always looking up into the sky,
At the sun, the clouds, the moon and the stars.

What a happy birdie she is,
always singing so cheerfully!
For she would sing all day and night,
Flapping her little wings as if in flight.
- Sweets* / Lori Novo

WE
THINK
CAGED BIRDS
SING
WHEN INDEED
THEY
CRY!



~ Sherri Austin ~ 
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Dear friends,
Being caged / trapped / imprisoned
not necessarily has to be between four walls, behind bars, or like my little birdie, in a cage. 
There is also mental imprisonment.
This is when your mind is trapped inside you not allowing you to be happy in life and to prosper.
Sadly, many times it is someone we love that creates this mental-prison for us.
Love is trust, therefore we let our guard down which allows this to happen.
Manipulation is present without us even realizing it.
All we know is that we are sad and we feel scared and worthless many times.
It is like a big confusion to us and a constant battle within ourselves of "Why do I feel this way?"
Our mental-captors sometimes don't do this intentionally, I would hope so.
But their treatment to us and their words have such great effect in our lives,

"There lives a lady, at the corner of the block,
In the big white house just across the park.
She is always smiling and saying hi,
and she loves to sing and dance,
always willing to help out.

She gives encouragement to the weary hearts,
and she prays in silence all the time.
But what no one knows, is she hurts inside.
Her heart was shattered... into dust."
- Sweets*

“Unforgiveness 
is choosing to stay trapped 
in a jail cell of bitterness pain, 
serving time 
for someone else’s crime.”


The key for freedom and inner peace
from our pain is to forgive the people that have caused us this pain.
Then we will grow and prosper.
We will be happy and feel the worth we have for the simple fact that God created us,
and therefore WE ARE SPECIAL!


DEAR SELF,
TODAY
I WILL SHINE
LIKE I AM MEANT TO DO
BECAUSE
I
AM
LOVED!

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Now,
let's go out there and set our little birdies free,
unless of course instead of a bird you have a turkey,
then you are stuck with it :P

¡SƎ



Sunday, February 15, 2015

This Morning I Choose Love




MORNING

Woke up this morning, found a love light in the storm
Looked up this morning, saw the roses full of thorns
Guns are falling, they don't have nowhere to go
Oceans of diamonds always shine, smooth out below

Can we start it all over again this morning?
I lost all my defenses this morning
Won't you show me the way it used to be?

I've gone all around 'til there's nothing left to say
Wrote it all down into something that couldn't be said
I tore it all down and buried me underneath the wave

Can we start it all over again this morning?
I let down my defenses this morning
It was just you and me this morning
I fought all my guesses this morning
Won't you show me the way it could've been?

- Beck


~ Beck ~

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HOLA
BEAUTIFUL WORLD!

~~

What a way to start a new day!
Beautiful bright pictures accompanied by such a sweet melody.
You can't help but smile. ;)

No wonder Beck won Album Of The Year in the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Well deserved Beck!!!
Not only does he write his own music, but he also plays 16 instruments.
If that is not a true artist, than I don't know what is.

Learn More About The 2015 Grammy Awards
http://www.grammy.com/

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"Woke up this morning, found a love light in the storm"

~~

Beautiful song lyrics and so true.
Love is hope, encouragement and strength as I mentioned in my previous article.
LoVe is that light that the world needs to heal!

"SPREAD LOVE
WHEREVER YOU GO.
LET NO ONE
EVER COME TO YOU
WITHOUT LEAVING HAPPIER."
- Mother Theresa

Now every morning is a gift.
A gift of life and opportunities 
to do better,
 to learn,
to grow 
and to give to others.
There is no greater joy than to give and to know that our actions of the day have touched someone
in a beautiful way. That we have made a difference in someway in someone's life.
Big or small, doesn't matter, kindness can't be measure.
Kindness comes from the heart and therefore, it is equally great!
Kindness is the most beautiful gesture of love.

This Morning
I Choose
LOVE!



Love you tons my beautiful people,
~ Sweets*


Check out my "SL Lori Novo*"  blog version of this post.
http://sllorinovo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/morning.html

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Say I Love You

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BOO!
Me again, what can I say , now I can't seem to stay away.

MUY FELIZ DIA DEL AMOR!
my beautiful people!
that means
A VERY HAPPY DAY OF LOVE!
But seriously, let's celebrate LoVe every single day, 
every hour, every minute and every second. 
Love is the most precious gift that we can give to others and to receive in return,
because...



“Love bears all things, 

believes all things, 

hopes all things, 

endures all things. 

Love never ends.


And yes, I continue to 
"always be bubbling over with lots of love and warm fuzzy feeling"
for everyone, just like Catero said I do, because honestly,
love gives us strength and hope and it just makes life so much more beautiful.
By The Way, you all remember Catero right? But of course you do :) 
That Cat is absolutely unforgettable.
CAAAAT WHERE ARE YOU?!!!
Is he still flying around somewhere like a bird and going tweet tweet tweet?

Hope you all have an amazing
VALENTINE'S DAY
filled with love, lots and lots of it because we all deserve it!


Here we have s video/guide of
 by Rclbeauty101 
Or at least during this Valentine's day in case you are going through a "single" period,
EnJoY!
:P

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I noticed how much my how to say I love you in different languages post has been visited, 
so I have decided to share this with you once again ;)




I want to tell you all "I LOVE YOU " in your own language, here we go...

AFRIKAANS – Ek het jou lief / ek is lief vir jou
ALBANIAN – Te dua
ALSATIAN – Ich hab die lieb
Dialectal ARABIC (North African) – N’bghick
Dialectal ARABIC (Eastern) – Bahebbak (to a man) / Bahebbik (to a woman)
Literary ARABIC – Ouhibbouka (to a man) / Ouhibbouki (to a woman)
ARMENIAN – Yes kez siroumem
AZERI – Men seni sevirem
BAMBARA – M'bi fe
BASQUE – Maite zaitut
BELARUSIAN – Ya tabe kahayu
BENGALI – Aami tomakey bhalo basi
BERBER – Righ kem
BOSNIAN – Volim te
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BRETON – Karout a ran ac’hanout / Da garout a ran / Me az kar
BULGARIAN – Obicham te
BURMESE – Nga nin ko chit te
CATALAN – T’estimo
CHEYENNE – Ne’mehotatse
CHINESE – Ngo oiy ney a (Cantonese), Wo ai ni (Mandarin)
CORSICAN – Ti tengu cara (to a woman), Ti tengu caru (to a man)
CROATIAN – Volim te
CREE – Kisakihitin
CREOL – Mi aime jou
CZECH – Miluji te
DANISH – Jeg elsker dig
DUTCH – Ik hou van jou

The rest of " I Love You's" continue on READ MORE.

Here is my Second Life Blog version of this post
http://sllorinovo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/happy-valentines-day.html