Friday, July 18, 2008

Vision makes the difference

"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others"

Jonathan Swift, Irish Author 1667-1745

People with great vision are the one who really make a difference in this World.I want to mention 2 names related to the history of Alaska:

1. William H. Seward -the US Secretary of State who arranged for the United States to purchase Alaska from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars, or 2 cents per acre.The United States acquired nearly 600,000 square miles. Opponents of the Alaska Purchase persisted in calling it “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox” until 1896, when the great Klondike Gold Strike convinced even the harshest critics that Alaska was a valuable addition to American territory.

2. Joe Redington, Sr. believed in The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.He believed that it can be done. Iditarod is the famous dog race.For more info click here

Visionaries believe in impossible and do incredible things.They are considered crazy for their days but only such people move the World forward.Your attitude determines your altitude.

Aim high.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

My favorite hug

" We need 4 hugs a day for survival.We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.We need 12 hugs a day for growth.."

Virginia Satir, American Phychologist and Educator, 1916-1988

Today I got one of the sweetest hugs I ever got.It was the most sincere, the warmest, the most loving hug.Man, that hug melted me.It was from a sweet, little boy -Kevin.I never seen him before.It happened that I just helped to open the door for him and his mother.Then he gave me his little hand and asked me to help him to walk on the stairs.Then he wanted up in my arms so I picked him up and he gave me a hug.This 4 y.o. kid surrounded me with both of his hands and hugged me with so much love that I very unusual feeling stoke me.He laid his had on my shoulder and stayed like that for several minutes...Wow...I wish those minute would never end.

Yep, I am a hugger and I can't live without hugs.Small hugs, big hugs, half hugs, I'll take them all.

If you don't enjoy hugs as much as I do, you have not got a great hug yet.If you love hugs, please send me one ;)

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, America!

"Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice. Freedom is never given. It is won"

I remember the day when we had our first free elections.I was concerned that the communists will win the elections so I asked my father:" Will the communism come back?" My father told me:"The communism will never come back in the way it use to be...When people taste FREEDOM, they will better die rather then live under oppression again."

He was right.The taste of freedom has the best taste ever.The GREAT Freedom is peace, joy, hope and victory.Are You free?

I love the USA and I always will. It's not Heaven and it's not the Wonderland because it is populated by people. Let's look at good things. The USA has always been the Home of Brave and Land of the Free. We can learn so much from good, old USA.

God Bless America! Happy July 4th!

A FREE Spirit :)