Month: March 2013

Canada Makes A Stance Against Pollution From Arctic Shipping

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Polar BearsRecently, Canada made a proposal during the negotiations for a mandatory global shipping code in the Arctic (They are tired of all those oily wastes and other forms of garbage in that northern region).

Canada has obtained the support of several countries including France and Germany.

Lars Erik Mangset of The Wordlife Fund said, “Canada actually took quite good leadership on this issue.”

Spokeswoman Kelly James said, “Canada continues to support the development of an international polar code that would provide an equivalent level of safety and environmental protection to that of our law.”

The suggested recommendations stated that the dumping of oil, oily waste and garbage into any part of the Arctic be against international law.

Scented Candles

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Scented CandlesToday, I had that inner urge to photograph something. So, I took a snapshot of these scented candles; I think that they look great. So far, random photos of mine have  proven themselves to be rather successful. Enjoy!

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A Quotation About The Dalai Lama’s Philosophy On Life

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Dalai LamaEvery day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. — The Dalai Lama

Having The Right Kind Of Friends Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Life

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FriendsHow many of your friends are truly supportive of your endeavours?

You might share a business idea with some friends and get mixed reactions; some of them will tell you that there is no way in God’s green Earth that the plan of yours is ever going to come into fruition. While another portion of your friends will encourage you to give it all that you have got. And then, there are those who would be neutral about the whole thing; they may not comprehend your idea or it simply doesn’t interest them.

In lots of instances, it is easier for us to acquire our goals when we associate ourselves with positive like-minded people.

Some people have failed at realising that having negative people around them can drag them down; it is like a figurative iron-ball chained to their ankles; they are unable to raise to success.

What kind of friends do you associate yourself with? Is it the positive kind? Or, is it the negative kind? Or, is it the neutral type?

For your sake, I hope you have chosen your friends wisely.

A Quotation About Real Integrity From Oprah Winfrey

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OprahReal integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. — Oprah Winfrey

Adequacy By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

NOW, by the verdure on thy thousand hills,
Beloved England, doth the earth appear
Quite good enough for men to overbear
The will of God in, with rebellious wills !
We cannot say the morning-sun fulfils
Ingloriously its course, nor that the clear
Strong stars without significance insphere
Our habitation: we, meantime, our ills
Heap up against this good and lift a cry
Against this work-day world, this ill-spread feast,
As if ourselves were better certainly
Than what we come to. Maker and High Priest,
I ask thee not my joys to multiply,–
Only to make me worthier of the least.