Saturday, February 25, 2017

L I F E  teaches us:

We can heal from anything.

And...come back stronger, because of the experience.

~Kim F-M

Kindness Counts

“Three things in human life are important:

the first is to be kind; 

the second is to be kind; 
and the third is to be kind.”

~Henry James

Monday, February 20, 2017

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”
— Hugh Downs
“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, 

not because they never found it, 

but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it."

 -William Feather 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Love vs. Hate...

Stop hating
Start loving.
L o v e
is all
in the end.
~Kim Franklin-Magana

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Resolutions are wishes
 we make to ourselves;
 promises to keep,
 in order to attain a higher level 
of happiness and fulfillment
 in our lives.
~Kim Franklin-Magana

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Discover L I F E Everyday!

“Anyone who stops learning is old, 

whether at 20 or 80. 

Anyone who keeps learning

 stays young. 

The greatest thing in life

 is to

 keep your mind young.” 

~Henry Ford

Forgive & Forget!

When we forgive and forget...


getting even.

~Kim Franklin-Magana

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Truly Happy!

Be inspired
 by the beauty that surrounds you. 

Be in awe 
of the marvels of life. 

Be content 
with the mysteries of life 
that will await future generations to discover.

 Be thankful
 for the many gifts you have in your life.  

and only then,
  will you truly be happy.

~Kim Franklin-Magana

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hopeful Wishes Fulfilled!

I am but the messenger, 
who just wants to say...

I am here to give you 
H O P E 
if only for today.

So take this gift I give to you
and cherish it, in kind.

The lesson that it teaches us
keep one another

~Kim Franklin-Magana

L I F E is an Opportunity to L O V E.

Never let an opportunity
to express
thankfulness and awareness 
pass you by...
for that is
an opportunity lost.
Expressions of 
are but gifts
that are for the giving
and sharing; 
carried within you, 
at all times, 
throughout this journey
L I F E. 
~Kim Franklin-Magana

Carpe Diem
"Seize the day", taken from a poem written in the Odes in 23 BC by the Latin poet Horace, Book 1, number 11.
Give Thanks
1 Thessalonians 5:18
...encourage one one another up...
Just Do It!
Today is the Day!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

REVENGE is a kind of wild justice...

“A man’s wisdom 

gives him patience

it is to his glory 

to overlook an 

(Proverbs 19:11)

Francis Bacon. (1561–1626).  Essays Civil and Moral.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Of Revenge

REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon. And Solomon, I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man to pass by an offence. That which is past is gone, and irrevocable; and wise men have enough to do with things present and to come; therefore they do but trifle with themselves, that labor in past matters. There is no man doth a wrong for the wrong’s sake; but thereby to purchase himself profit, or pleasure, or honor, or the like. Therefore why should I be angry with a man for loving himself better than me? And if any man should do wrong merely out of ill-nature, why, yet it is but like the thorn or briar, which prick and scratch, because they can do no other. The most tolerable sort of revenge is for those wrongs which there is no law to remedy; but then let a man take heed the revenge be such as there is no law to punish; else a man’s enemy is still before hand, and it is two for one. Some, when they take revenge, are desirous the party should know whence it cometh. This is the more generous. For the delight seemeth to be not so much in doing the hurt as in making the party repent. But base and crafty cowards are like the arrow that flieth in the dark. Cosmus, duke of Florence, had a desperate saying against perfidious or neglecting friends, as if those wrongs were unpardonable; You shall read (saith he) that we are commanded to forgive our enemies; but you never read that we are commanded to forgive our friends. But yet the spirit of Job was in a better tune: Shall we (saith he) take good at God’s hands, and not be content to take evil also? And so of friends in a proportion. This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well. Public revenges are for the most part fortunate; as that for the death of C├Žsar; for the death of Pertinax; for the death of Henry the Third of France; and many more. But in private revenges it is not so. Nay rather, vindictive persons live the life of witches; who, as they are mischievous, so end they unfortunate.

Snap Out of IT!

wake a person

is pretending
to be asleep.
~ Navajo Proverb

Saturday, February 1, 2014

What Can You Contribute to the World?

“To be creative means to be in love with life.

You can be creative 

only if you love life enough 

that you want to enhance its beauty,

you want to bring a little more music to it, 

a little more poetry to it, 

a little more dance to it.” 


Talk About What Really Matters!

“Great minds discuss ideas. 

 Average minds discuss events. 

Small minds discuss people.” 

~Eleanor Roosevelt


"Imagination is more powerful than knowledge. 

For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, 

while imagination embraces the entire world, 

and all there ever will be

to know and understand." 

~Albert Einstein

Inventions In Your Mind = Imagination At Work!

Imagination is not a talent of some men, 

but is the health of every man. 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness

What is free to give, where there is no end to the supply?
Random Acts of Kindness.


What qualifies as a "Random Act of Kindness"?

There are many actions that can be 
Random Acts of Kindness!


Here are a few ideas 
to help you get started on your own path 
to contributing to the world with 
Random Acts of Kindness:

Listening to someone who needs a person to talk to and not
paying attention to how much time you are spending, before they are finished talking.

Asking someone if they could use some help with something in their life that is difficult for them to accomplish, on their own.  This could be helping them unload their groceries, preparing a meal, folding their laundry, or checking on them regularly.

Paying attention to the people around you and noticing when they are not as happy as usual or having a difficult day, then offering your time to listen and/or support.

Surprising someone, unexpectedly, with something you know they would love (that does not have to cost money). Usually, all it takes is a little creativity and a few minutes of your time. This could be as simple as getting something for them while you are up, or going that way, to surprising them with something like a blanket, warm cup of coffee, or retrieving the mail for them.

Doing the unexpected simply by making an extra batch of cookies or doubling a meal recipe, then delivering it to them when it is convenient to you.  They will be shocked, surprised, and happy to have the relief of having something homemade that they did not have to dream up and prepare themselves.  The thought of that kind act, will resonate long into the future.

These are but a few examples of Random Acts of Kindness, but I am sure you can come up with your own unique ideas that easily fit into your normal everyday life.  

Notice that the examples that I gave all begin with an action word:  Listening, acting, paying attention, surprising, and doing the unexpected.  

What can you think of that would qualify as a 
Random Act of Kindness? 

Please comment below 
so that we can share our ideas and pass on the good 
to the people who need it the most.

Improve the quality of someones day 
simply by acknowledging them with eye contact 
and smiling.

Talk to you soon!
~Kim Franklin-Magana

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Look for the Positive Around You!

Look for the positive around you
and suddenly, 

you will find, 
it is in everything and everyone!

 It's been there all along.

You just weren't looking for it, 
in the right way.

~Kim Franklin-Magana

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Think Positive!

Positive thoughts become positive actions.
Positive actions become positive gifts.
Positive gifts become positive memories.
Positive memories become positive lessons for life.
Sharing your positive lessons that you have learned from life is your way of giving back to the world in a positive way. 
It is contributing what you have learned, 
so that others may also learn.
That, is a positive thought.
~Kim Franklin-Magana