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Monday, December 31, 2007

Here is to the 100th post and Goals for 2008

Here is to the 100th post of Educate Yourself through Your Mind, Body and Spirit! I am amazed it has gone this far, and I hoping this blog will have hundreds of posts to come. Thank you readers for continuing to read and visit my blog. I am hoping to improve this blog as we enter 2008.

Here are my goals for 2008 regarding this blog:

1. Blog everyday. Yes seven days per week because I believe you learn something everyday.
2. Interview guests. I want to interview people I feel is making a difference in the local or global community.
3. Post about different causes. We have a lot of unique people who are trying to make this world a better place, usually there are some unusual causes have started or supported.
4. I also will continue to discuss education issues that is faced by our education systems in the US and abroad.

Here is to a healthy and prosperous new year for all! What are your goals for 2008?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Favorite Quotes

I want to share with our readers some of my favorite quotes regarding writing:

  • "The pen is mightier than the sword."--An ancient Arab proverb
  • "Write bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.”--An Arab proverb

Feel free to leave your quotes in the comment section.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

This is for the List Lovers

I know many people enjoy making lists, so when I came across this website filled with lists, I thought wow, everything is covered on the Internet. The website is called ListAfterList.com which is currently in Beta.

This website encourages visitors to sign up and create all sorts of lists. You can find a list on just about any topic. They have a section for the newest lists, featured lists and the top rated lists. You can even search a list by clicking on a tag, or typing in a keyword. Anyone can read lists, but to create or edit a list you must sign up to have an account. You can also leave comments on lists that interest you.

There is also a Frequently Ask Questions sections, if you would like more information on this website. It is free to join and become a lister. So, if you are a list lover, http://www.listafterlist.com is the place for you.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Your Website Directory Guide: WebHostingChoice.com

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If you are a beginner to the world of webhosting, WebHostingChoice.com has a Learning Center. There you can find FAQ, Quick Start, even a section scams so that you may be an informed consumer, and there are many more sections explained in simple English under the Learning Center. After using the Learning Center, you will be better able to benefit from WebHostingChoice.com.

There is also an advance sections for people already experienced with web hosting. Those sections are more detailed and specific oriented. MS SQL Plans are offered for the advanced user. The consumer would be able to choose features.

For more information, go to http://www.webhostingchoice.com/ .

Monday, December 10, 2007

Don't Stress During the Holidays, You're Not Supposed To

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Right now there is Hanakah, Eid al Adha, Christmas and Kawanza, just to name a few during this month.

Each group will be celebrating spiritually and with family. There also may be presents involved as well.

However, what is becoming a common observation is STRESS. Plenty of my friends complain about how much Christmas is costing them and how their tasks of to do things and planning keeps getting longer, where it has now become a burden.

Is that right? I don't think so. I have given ideas to my friends saying skip the presents and celebrate in simplicity (because I believe less is more). Limit gifts, I say. Make handmade gifts. Have loved ones help in making dinners and deserts. I could keep going.

To me, no matter what religion you practice, a holiday is a holiday--not a "helliday". This is the time where you should use this for spiritual or reflective purposes. This is the time to contemplate on your existence and how you can improve your own life--how to be a better human.

Holidays are time to make us humble, and not to forget the less fortunate around us and outside our countries.

So, I offer you a holiday challenge. Instead of worrying about how many gifts and groceries to buy, reflect on the meaning of your life.

Reflect on how you can help the needs of improving humanity.

Just reflect. You will be surprised.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

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Monday, December 3, 2007

If You Receive, Then You Give

I am always reading to find great ideas while my spouse and I are raising our child. It is not uncommon to see my nose in a parenting magazine or in front of the computer on the Internet.

So imagine my surprise when I read a parenting tip about how some parents teach their children about giving and appreciating their toys while helping others. Are you ready for the wisdom? I thought it was FANTASTIC!

For every new toy your child receives, he or she must donate that same amount of toys to other children less fortunate (with parent permission and supervision). So for example, if your child received two new toys today, then he or she must donate two of their toys. If your child received four toys, then four of their toys are donated.

Be sure to explain to your child where their old toys are going. Be sure to also make sure broken toys are not donated, but thrown out or recycled.

Just yesterday, I did that with my son. He received a set of 12 cars, so he went though his toy box and give me 12 of his toys to be donated to a local organization.

After friends heard what I was doing, they had said to each other, "Isn't *boy child* going to be the neatest person when he grows up?"

I just want my child to be a lover of humanity--that is all.

This is awesome!