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Twin Boys, twin livesThe stories of identical twins' nearly identical lives are often astonishing, but perhaps none more so than those of identical twins born in Ohio. The twin boys were separated at birth, being adopted by different families. Unknown to each other, both families named the boys James. And here the coincidences just begin. Both James grew up not even knowing of the other, yet both sought law-enforcement training, both had abilities in mechanical drawing and carpentry, and each had married women named Linda. They both had sons whom one named James Alan and the other named James Allan. The twin brothers also divorced their wives and married other women - both named Betty. And they both owned dogs which they named Toy. Forty years after their childhood separation, the two men were reunited to share their amazingly similar lives. (Source: Reader's Digest, January 1980)

My Latest Travel Notes

Saturday morning I woke up at 8:30 and told my husband about a dream I just had. Then, I got myself ready and I went to the gym. While I was at the gym in a spin class, my husband called his sister and told her about my dream. Here is what he said to her,

"I thought I would call you to tell you about this dream that Robyn had about you this morning. She dreamt that she went to your house in Richmond and went downstairs in the big room at the end of the hall on the right, Angela's room. Then, she opened the door and asked you if you would like to go to a spin class with her. You told Robyn, thanks, but I think I will keep sleeping. Robyn also said there was some one else sleeping in the room but it was not your husband. She also said it was a male energy. Robyn said she was confused because you were not in your bedroom. Then Robyn woke up and told me about her dream."
Emerson's sister replied, "Oh My God. Your nephew and I feel asleep watching a movie in Angela'…

your life's mission

after reading "mission possible" i actually did google life's mission and this is one of the many links that came up

5 Ways to Find Your Life's Mission
By Abhinabha Tangerman Platinum Quality Author

Where are we here for? A well-known question, no doubt, but also one which has slid down from its noble heights into the black hole of the cliché. For we seldom ask ourselves this question in earnest. Yet if we did, we would rediscover new meaning in our lives. Knowing what we came to do here on earth, knowing our life's mission, can be richly rewarding. We would see ourselves shifting from boredom to freedom, from dread to joy and from frustration to happiness. As Walt Disney once said: "Do not dream your life; live your dream!"
Here are five ways how we can discover our life's mission:

1. Go back to your childhood dreams.

When you were a child you always lived in your heart. You enjoyed spontaneous happiness, without a care or worry in the world. You lived c…

The Butcher

Uncle Don is my Mom’s only sibling and recently, we had a lengthy conversation about his Dad, my Grandpa. Uncle Don’s voice was strong, clear and moved quickly as he talked. I asked him to tell me how my Grandpa became a butcher. He wasn’t too sure how that happened, he must have apprenticed with someone and then the rest he was happy to share. My Protestant Grandpa ran his butcher shop in a neighborhood that was 90% Catholic. A few times a shop would try to make a go of it just a few houses down the street on the opposite side but never made it because Grandpa had, “A price for every pocketbook,” gave meat away to the poor, helped the widows and the elderly. Uncle said in the depression days the widows and the poor would come in with their bag and they would ask for just a little meat and Grandpa would tell them to give the bag to him and he would go to a counter in the back and fill up the bag with sausages and other meats that he had set aside for them.

My Grandpa’s father was …

A rut and a grave only differ in depth.

Our lives tend to consist of a series of routines. From the time we "choose" to eat breakfast to the route we "pick" to get to work to the way we tend to "respond" to people around us are highly mechanized. We don't really "choose" much of anything. We pick up our routines from people around us, whether they be parents, bosses, friends or lovers.

A lot of our energy goes into maintaining these routines. Consequently, we lose contact with the true source of our life force: eternal spirit. Disrupting or destroying our routines won't bring us closer to it. That would only disrupt our energy patterns for a while and possibly make our lives more difficult than ever.

We tend to constantly look to the past or the future. By staying in the now, in the moment, we can begin to come into contact with that eternal source that lives within us. In my traditon it's referred to as the Holy Guardian Angel. Others call it Spirit, the Tao, God, etc.


Mission Possible

"We each come to this world with a soul mission. However, most of us leave this world without ever having accomplished that mission.We return back "upstairs" and realize we had our sights set on all the wrong things. If we are lucky, we get a chance to start over and come back again.Why not get it right this time around? You don't want to go through the terrible two's again, do you? And puberty? I don't think so.Why are you alive? What did your soul come here to do? These are worthy questions to ask of yourself today. Too bad we can't just Google what our life mission is. Maybe some day. But for now, the best way to find the answer is to ask the question. Ask enough times - and with intensity - and you will start seeing signs pointing you in the right direction."
- Daily Kabbalah Tune Up

Happiness Prescription

1. Get a pen and paper.
2. Now, with your eyes closed, sit quietly and count backwards from 100-1.
3. Open your eyes and list of all your happiest moments.
4. Using the words, Comfort, Contentment, Joy, Delight, Bliss; rate your happy moments.

Now you know what makes you happy; go do it.