Happy Tweets Monday!

We all know why we are here. So let the Happy Tweets today motivate, move, and inspire you! And most of all, may they bring happiness and joy to your Monday! Enjoy!
Jeanette Jenkins ‏@JeanetteJenkins
At any given moment you have the power to say “This is not how the story is going to end.” #OwnYourPower
Great Minds Quotes ‏@GreatestQuotes
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
Fitbie ‏@Fitbie
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” —Mahatma Gandhi
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
7 Ways to Discover Happiness When You Hate the World: http://j.mp/1cMt1lo 
Women’s Health ‏@WomensHealthMag
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing choice. »John Maxwell
❤ The RoaminTwin
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There was an Old Lady…

When I started going to the post office every day at my current place of employment, I would pass an older couple and their graying dog on a walk. The man and the woman were stooped over and took tiny steps, but they were quick and not a day would go by that I wouldn’t see them on this walk.

Soon, I saw only the older lady and her graying dog. I was sad for her, but it made me so happy to see her continue the walk with her dog every darn day.

A couple months ago, the dog stopped going on walks with the woman. She was walking with a cane, but, boy was she still out there! And today I saw her: no cane, a little less slouched, with a sweat band on her head: she was on a mission!

I think what I am trying to get at – besides sharing with you what little I know of this sweet old woman – is that, through the loss of her walking partners, at least one constancy for her is walking. And she continues.

I have had loss in my life: family members and friends. I have been sad, and really, when things like that happen, my entire world is overturned. I lose motivation and fall out of my routine.

But what I see in her is independence, determination, and persistence. All qualities I want to see in myself, but that I know I lose sometimes. She reminds me that I can weather it all, and come out stronger in the end.

And that a little old lady could probably beat me in a foot race.

❤ The Roamin Twin

Spite. Revenge. Success.

NEVER act in spite of someone else.

Revenge may seem warranted. It may seem necessary. It may seem like your only option, really.

But do not let your lust for revenge require you to act in spite, or turn into a spiteful being.

The greatest revenge is success.

Move forward with your dreams as if no one ever wronged you or cut you down. Of course, those are learning opportunities, but don’t let others’ words and actions mar you so badly that you are so fogged by hatred or regret that you can’t see to the other side.

Success.

Success in your personal, professional, and every day life. Success that you wish for. Take on a hobby and thrive. Make this work project the best project ever. Start a business, take some photographs, love like you have never loved before.

Success.

Get in shape. Eat well. Nurture a family. Travel the world.

Whatever it is you want to do, let that be your end goal.

Don’t focus on hurting others like they have hurt you. Don’t pick up a hobby or a project to ruin someone else’s life. If you don’t want that job that they, too, are vying for, don’t work hard for it to show them “who’s the boss”.

Let what they have done to you ignite a fire under your childhood dreams and your bucket list. Be your own person and challenge yourself.

Even if it takes the wrongs of someone else to start it up.

Everything happens for a reason. Every person is brought into your life to teach you something. Let all teach you that everything can have a positive outcome and no one can hurt you.

What will YOU do?

❤ The Roamin Twin

Happy Tweets Monday

Hi all!

Welcome back to the work week from a fabulous holiday weekend! As hectic as some of your schedules may be, I hope you had at least a few moments to breathe and relax. I did that editing a photo shoot yesterday! Sometimes editing is stressful to me, but we have had some of the best clients here recently, and I thoroughly enjoy going through the photographs 🙂

But, enough about me, let’s get us ALL motivated for the upcoming week with some Happy Tweets! Enjoy!

Life'dLife’d ‏@Lifedcom
One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
 
Optimistic LifecoachOptimistic Lifecoach ‏@I_Am_Optimistic
“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” -Oprah Winfrey
 
Stage32.com - RBStage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
Never mistake activity for achievement. ~ John Wooden
 
Women's Health MagWomen’s Health Mag ‏@WomensHealthMag
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; there merely determine where you start,” —Nido Qubein
 
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development ‏@persdevquotes
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. ~ Thomas Edison
 
Addicted2Success.comAddicted2Success.com ‏@Addictd2Success
“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it”
 
Stage32.com - RBStage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin
 
Hope these help you kick Monday’s ASS!
 
❤ The Roamin Twin

One Whole

As some of you know, I recently got engaged.

For the sake of this post, let’s name him Timmykins (if you ever interact with him, he would just LOVE for you to use this nickname. I promise).

Timmykins is wonderful. He is hard-working, talented, silly, and his hugs are the best. He is one of my biggest motivators, and he is very protective of me, while also being one of my biggest challenges (next to my sister, but that is another post 🙂 — a fabulous post, mind you! I love my sister!).

Was it love at first sight? No. We have known each other for 9 years.

Is he my ‘other half’? No. Arguably, that would be my sister (my identical twin sister).

Does he complete me? Nah.

And this is what I am trying to get to: I was a whole person before he came around and showed any interest in me. I wasn’t desperately seeking someone who would stop my heart ache and fill the void in my life.

You see, to say that – or even think that – would be my telling you that I couldn’t live a full life without someone else. But that is not true.

Actually, I was doing pretty damn well by myself. I went to school where I wanted to go, studied abroad, attended film festivals and was internationally acclaimed for a short film that my sister and I made. I was moving in a zig-zagged line towards all of my goals and dreams in life.

And, guess what? I still am.

Sometimes Timmykins is a distraction. Sometimes we would rather watch a movie or go ice skating than research production techniques or work on a certificate class. But he doesn’t distract me from my end goals. He is a happy distraction that also motivates me, and he adds a little color to my life.

I am elated that he has decided to keep me around, as well as share the rest of his life with me. But, could we live our lives separately? Physically, yes.

It’s just not ideal.

Do YOU feel whole on your own? What makes you feel whole, gives you purpose?

Please share, and have a Happy Day, Happy People!

❤ The Roamin Twin

Happy Tweets Monday

Happy Monday, Happy People! 

Welcome to a new week! The possibilities and opportunities are endless! Keep up the positive attitude and hard work toward your goal(s) and love your life!

Here are some Happy Tweets to get you through this hot, sticky, (wonderful, beautiful…) Monday!

QuotesNSmiles™QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
“You are either moving towards or away from success at any given time. What direction are you headed in?” – Joel Brown
 
Optimistic LifecoachOptimistic Lifecoach ‏@I_Am_Optimistic
The best revenge is massive success. -Frank Sinatra
 
Life'dLife’d ‏@Lifedcom
Rather than aiming to be perfect, aim to be better than Yesterday.
 
Myq KaplanMyq Kaplan ‏@myqkaplan
i prefer pie and lattes to pilates.  <<Us too! 🙂
 
Words of WisdomWords of Wisdom ‏@LifeofMedley
“Don’t allow your wounds to turn you into a person you’re not.”
 
Miki StrongMiki Strong ‏@MikiStrong
Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. ~ John C. Maxwell
 
Cheers to a positive and productive week!
 
❤ The Roamin Twin

Successful Optimism with The School of Life

Thanks to my lack-of-attention when I need it most (I am a procrastinator til the very end, and proud!), I have run across a lot on the internets. One of the most recent things I have found is the School of Life. This school actually has 2 branches; one in Australia, and one in England (le sigh…my dream location).

However, they also post many of their lectures and summaries on the internet, so you don’t have to be there in person to retrieve the lessons. ‘How to be a Successful Optimist’ really caught my eye, so I read the most recent post of that series, ‘The Final Principle’.

I would have to both agree and disagree with this article. Agree on the stance that cynicism cannot be a part of moving forward with an optimistic life. Disagree with the ‘TRY’ part. In saying ‘I will try’, you are leaving room for error.

Don’t

You have one life to live – as have I – and it’s time to live that life to the best of your ability.

Will mistakes happen? Yes. But mistakes and failures will come more frequently when ‘try’ is placed into the vocabulary.

So, I challenge you – as I challenge myself – to not use the word ‘try’.

Or, at least try.

❤ The Roamin Twin

Part 8 of the article, as well as links to the previous 7 principles, can be found here:
http://www.theschooloflife.com/blog/2013/03/how-to-be-a-successful-optimist-the-final-principle/