“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.”

– Australian Aboriginal saying

Our time on earth is brief, and there are many forks in the road.  We often wonder which path to take.  Which path will lead me to what I desire.

The aborigines say, ”Traveler, there are no paths. Paths are made by walking.”

There is great wisdom and comfort in these Australian Aboriginal sayings.  They focus us on what matters: courage, vision, hope, growth, purpose.  When you strip life down to its essence, it’s not a case of “he who dies with the most toys wins”.  It’s a case of really Living, Loving, and Doing What Matters.  Being true to one’s self.  Making a difference.  Making a contribution.

So, if you are in a place of stuckness, and are ready to move on from there and take action towards your dreams,

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The Incomparable Abe Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational quotes from my favorite American president.  (With thanks to Joel Brown)

1. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

2. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

3. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

4. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln

5. “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

6. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

7. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln

8. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

9. “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

10. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

11. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

13. “Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.” – Abraham Lincoln

14. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln

15. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln

16. “Every person’s happiness is their own responsibility.” – Abraham Lincoln

17. “The best way to predict your future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln

18. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

19. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln

20. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Abraham Lincoln

21. “You can tell the greatness of someone by what makes them angry” – Abraham Lincoln

22. “All I have learned, I learned from books.” – Abraham Lincoln

23. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

24. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

25. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln

26. “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

27. “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abraham Lincoln

28. “I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.” – Abraham Lincoln

29. “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” – Abraham Lincoln

30. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

31. “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

32. “Life is hard but so very beautiful” – Abraham Lincoln

Why DOES Facebook Exist? :-)

This certainly made me laugh!!!

“For those of my generation who do not use and cannot comprehend why Facebook exists:

“I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passersby what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later, and with whom.

“I give them pictures of my family, my dog, and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch, and doing what anybody and everybody does every day.

“I also listen to their conversations, give them the “thumbs up” and tell them I like them.

“And it works just like Facebook. I already have four people following me:
two police officers, a private investigator, and a psychiatrist.”

Source: http://www.idf50lifeboat.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2394

New World Currency Looming???

The Crux

Dear Stansberry Digest Reader,

You have to see this picture…

A colleague recently sent it to me.

He spotted this bizarre new billboard near the Bangkok airport and snapped a picture.

The billboard was promoting a “New World Currency”.

Here’s the photo he sent…  I was stunned when I first saw it.

 TRW_BillBoards

Most people have no idea what this billboard really means.

But I’ve been following this story for the past six months.

And despite the fact that it’s received almost no attention from the mainstream press, this is actually a huge new development in the currency markets. And it’s definitely going to affect you, your money, and your retirement.

I recently sat down for an interview in Washington, DC, to explain exactly what’s going on.

I strongly suggest you take a few minutes to get the details on what’s happening – it’s huge story most Americans don’t really know anything about.

We’ve just posted my interview on the Stansberry Research website. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to check it out, right here

Sincerely,

Dr. Steve Sjuggerud
Chief Strategist, Stansberry Research

P.S. In recent weeks, this story is starting to get A LOT more press. In May alone, I’ve seen stories in the Wall Street JournalBloomberg, and theFinancial TimesBut most people in the mainstream press are missing out on what it all really means. Here’s what I think you need to know

Why Are We All Being Fed By A Poison Expert???

Watch and learn…

The Undercurrent delves into the world of mass agriculture to ask how one company has such control over food supply. The name Monsanto was once synonymous with Agent Orange, but today it’s the dominance of the widespread herbicide Roundup which helps keep the company on top. But is the World Health Organisation’s claim that Roundup ‘probably’ causes cancer, cause for concern? And what about the company’s stance on patenting which sees farmers in developing countries unable to hold on to seed? Guardian Australia has joined forces with The Undercurrent – an online news show billing itself as an antidote to the five-second soundbite – for a four-part series over June and July. Brisbane creators Jen Dainer and Dan Graetz say it is the show they wish existed – so they created it themselves