Words of Wisdom…


My two cents worth of wisdom:)

 

Fear devalue a person. Prolonged exposure to it eats the person inside out and destroys self-confidence. Love increase a person’s value…  it builds the person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Valuation is performed by the words we speak. Life is too short to be bogged down by fear and self-limiting beliefs. Speak hope, faith, love, confidence, possibility to yourself and love ones today.  Start now…

 

Dear friends, I believe you also have your thoughts about what I shared today. I am open to hear your comments and even your life-experiences based on what I wrote…if you have people u know who will benefit from the words I shared, do pass it on…and hopefully it will be edifying to them:)

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Spinach and Cheese Bake


 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

350g pasta shapes

280g spinach ( chopped)

2 eggs

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup breadcrumbs

Dried herbs

Salt and pepper to taste

1 large jar of pasta sauce

240g shredded Cheddar Cheese

240g shredded Mozzarella cheese

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 180deg
  2. Boil pasta until al dente
  3. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  4. Bring the pot of pasta water to boil again and cook the spinach for 4 minutes. Drain and set aside
  5. Whisk the eggs and oil in a bowl.
  6. Place pasta into an empty pot and add the egg mixture, spinach, breadcrumbs, herbs, salt and pepper
  7. Stir the pasta sauce and pour one-third into a baking dish large enough to hold all the pasta. Pour half the pasta into the dish and layer again with another one-third of the pasta sauce.
  8. Sprinkle half the cheddar and mozzarella cheese over and top again with remaining pasta and sauce.
  9. Bake for 45 mins at 180 deg. For the last 15 mins, top the pasta with the remaining cheese and continue baking till done.

Useful fact— Olive oil contains monosaturated fats. Research shows that consuming about 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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A Short Story on The Importance of Planning Ahead


This story is about three fish…have a good laugh at the end of it:)

Three  fish lived in a pond. One was named “Plan ahead”, another was “Think fast” and the third was called “Wait and see”. One day they heard a fisherman say he would be going to cast his net in their pond the next day.

“Plan ahead” said,” I am swimming down the river tonight”.

“Think fast” said, “I am sure I will come up with a plan”.

“Wait and See” lazily said,” I just can’t think about it now”.

When the fisherman cast his nets, “Plan ahead” was able to escape from his nets. But “Think fast” and “Wait and see” were caught by the fisherman.

“Think fast” quickly rolled his belly up and pretended to be dead. “Oh, this fish is no good!” said the fisherman and threw him safely back into the water. Howvever, “Wait and see” ended up in the fish market.

That is why people say, “In times of danger, when the net is cast, plan ahead or plan to think fast!” 

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Optimism


 You might find these quotes useful during the times when u feel gloomy… meditate on them and hopefully they will bring a feeling of hope to you and perk up your mood, giving you ample energy for the day:)

Optimism is making the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

For myself I am an optimist- it does not seem to be much use being anything else- Winston Churchill

If you think you will lose, you are lost,

For out in the world we find

Success begins with a fellow’s will;

It’s all in the state of mind.

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man;

But soon or late the man who wins

Is the man who thinks he can – Walter D. Wintle

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights  and see the possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there – Norman Vincent Peale

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind – William James

An optimist is the human personification of spring – Susan J. Bissonette

Write it in your heart that every day is the best day in the year – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I am going to complete every pass – Ron Jaworski

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Sunshine Toast


 

You will need:

1 slice of bread

1 egg

2 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

What to do:

1)      Lay the slice of bread down flat and cut a hole in the middle of it using a cookie cutter. Break the egg into a small bowl.

2)      Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan. Fry the bread on one side.

3)      Turn the slice of bread over and then pour the egg into the hole in the middle of the bread.

4)      Fry the egg and bread until the egg white is set but the yolk is still runny, then lift it out of the pan onto a plate.

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Mini Pizza


 

What you need:

1)      Slice of bread

2)      Tomato sauce

3)      Cheese

4)      Chicken frankfurters / Tuna

5)      Sliced mushrooms

6)      Sliced tomatoes

7)      Olives

What to do:

1)      Put a spoonful of tomato sauce onto the bread and spread it evenly.

2)      Layer on the toppings you like best.

3)      Grill the pizzas for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Enjoy the process of making pizza that are so easy to make and which children will love to devour:)

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Love Leadership


I recently became a fan of Nanz Komo who started a website to inspire women all over the world. Her latest addition to her website which impressed greatly on my heart was about “Love Leadership”, a concept brought about the founder of Operation Hope, John Bryant hope, which hold 5 basic principles:

1) Loss Creates Leaders – if you have suffered under a horrible boss, instead of turning into that person, use your bad experience to become a love leader. Destroy your ex-boss’s bad deeds by your love, and watch your own leadership blossom.

2) Fear Fails – those who lead by fear will achieve short-lived goals, but ultimately they will fail. History has proven this time and time again. Replace fear with love.

3) Love Makes Money – Investing in love will give you paybacks in ways you never imagined. Think back on how many times you have got a new job or won a new business contract because someone you showed love and care to connected you or put in a good word for you. Build genuine relationships and set your mind on love — you and the company you run or work for will benefit from love-based thinking.

4) Vulnerability Is Power – Are you too afraid to admit you are wrong? The most powerful leaders are the ones who are not afraid to be humble. It is only when you are willing to admit you don’t know everything that you can begin to find out what you need to know and to grow.

5) Giving Is Getting – It is a universal law. The biggest givers are the biggest getters. Bill Gates has given only millions of dollars to bring aid to third world countries, he is now giving of his own time and talent to solve world problems like malaria and HIV/Aids. Hoarders somehow never have enough, but givers always have more than enough. Give of your time to young people who ask you to mentor them. Give of your money to causes and missions that go where you cannot go to make a difference. Give of your love to someone who needs to hear an encouraging word or to simply be hugged If you would like to be furthered inspired, do surf Nanz Komo’s website at this add: http://www.nanzinc.com Enjoy reading!!!!

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