Friday, February 4, 2011

Life is an opportunity, capture it!

Life is about choices.
There are two ways to start our day. We have a choice every day the moment we walk out our home to go one or two directions.
We can be the person determined to have a good attitude because you know that if you have a great attitude you can be with people that treat you with dignity and respect and care about you or we have the choice to be negative, angry, mad and hostile.
The choice up to us.
We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing choice.

It's Wednesday morning, 5 AM Ottawa Canada snow storm (-?°C) i didn't even dare check the temperature, I'm on Twitter (one of my favorite places for inspiration) as well as TV turned on - news are coming in, updates, warnings - and most of us still at home comfortable, warm (some even grumpy/no caffeine yet :) or irritated about the storm and the mess is about to start), and I really started to think about it : here they are, a dedicated group of people that make a choice to be our inspiring guides at 5/6 AM everyday and throughout the day, to bring their good positive attitudes and their creativity into our lives, to do it with a smile on their face, be uplifting and set a good start of the day for so many of us.

Dedicating this blog post to you, all media - TV, Radio, News papers - special thank you to the ones i interact with on Twitter and keep me updated about Ottawa events and good music - @CTVCanadaAM , @neilhedley , @AMorningOttawa, @ErinLannan , @daytimeottawa , @EZBreakfastShow , we appreciate what you do everyday, we appreciate the fact that you leave so many people with a feeling of increase and a positive start of the day, you make it easier to start our day with a smile and a good attitude.

Most important lesson - you teach us how we should start our day :)

Choosing your Attitude /The Power of Thoughts

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellows will,
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
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

Enthusiasm and belief can achieve more in a day than reason can accomplish in centuries.

To all of you for a very successful 2011.

Lorena Heletea
and i'm sure many others in Ottawa


  1. Hi Lorena

    I believe deeply in this philosophy and I loved the perspective of this post. I wrote something on the same subject from a different lens..would love for you to read it when you have the time!
    Love Thyself -
    Choices - Own up! -

  2. Nice! Do you know who the poem is by. I'd love to figure out twitter and use it for inspiration. Maybe I need to spend some time this weekend sorting my feeds. What interface do you use?

  3. Thank you for your comment Gurprriet, i did read some of your blog post, very inspiring.

  4. Hello Sandra, thank you for reading.
    I use TweetDeck. It is a fun way of interacting with like minded people.
    Nice to meet you Sandra.