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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crunchy Thots

Thanks so so much Julia. Hope to meet you in person next time.

On days when the seconds are heavy and the hours are long, when the steps are stiff and the heart doesn't sing you a song, it's time to indulge in some sweet treats to boost the immune system. The recipe is simple, just sprinkles of this and a dash of that, not to forget a dollop of those and a cup of good power mash. They are called crunchy thoughts, words that are too sweet to pass and too delectable to ignore.

Crunchy Thots Recipe

Making them is pretty simple, all you need is an air tight jar or a small tin(you may decorate them if it pleases you) and colourful papers cut into strips. Google some nice sayings and quotes from the internet, words that uplift you, ideas that push you through the day. They can be in Arabic, German, English, Malay, as long as you understand what they mean, collect them and once you have enough(around 50 or more) begin to write it one by one on the colourful strips tadi. Or you could do it on a daily basis, write at least one a day and put it in the crunchy thoughts jar and let it build up in numbers over the months. Once the jar has filled up, make it a point to open the jar in the morning before you and your family start your day and let each one take a piece of the paper you have collected.

Read what it says on the paper aloud to each other and learn from the beautiful words together as a family. Below are some of my favourite quotes by famous people which I have been collecting and filling up my jar.

Inspirational Quotes
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
Emily Dickinson

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. Leonardo da Vinci

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. Henry Ford

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle

The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.
Comer Cotrell

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one. Ellen Hubbard

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Art Linkletter

Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow. Langston Hughes

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
Walt Disney

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
Anonymous

We must become the change we want to see.
Mahatma Gandhi

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.
Robert Bresson

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Confucius

and some good ones below written by people like you and me.

Birds sing after a storm, why shouldn't we?

You'll always gain more from what you discover than from what you're simply told.

Stand tall without standing on someone. Be a victor without victims.


Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

The four things we can not recover: the stone after it’s thrown, the word after said, the occasion after the loss, the time after it’s gone.

And this makes the best sense.

I don't have time to hate people who hate me, coz I'm too busy loving people who love me :)

Have a good week folks. If you wished for the rainbow, you would have to put up with a little bit of rain first.That's from me.;o)

6 treats:

mak farhah said...

Thanks to you too k wiz. My life has been upside down since coming back for good. Been trying to adjusting but it seems to be forever. Definately will make an arrangement again for the yummilicious cupcake.

Ayu Safieza said...

Whiz..u are very right...."Be the change u wish to see in the world":)

I loveeeee this entry....! Owh....8 more hours to go....

Edi said...

i love to read quotes! the one from walt disney is one of my favs. thks for sharing this kak wiz :)

annisa said...

wiz the wise one, thanks so much - this one made my day! yes, i am currently in the rain, while waiting for the rainbow :)

Rin said...

...thanks wiz...thanks for sharing:-)

Wiz said...

Julia- You are home with people and familiar things around. You are in good hands insyaAllah. Hope to see you!

Ayu - Welcome home!!!!

Edi- yes, the one form Walt Disney tu mcm simple to follow and easy to understand kan?

Anita- The wise one I am not, perhaps the mengarut one. Anita, you are not in the rain anymore but you are viewing the rainbow from afar. And right now you are trying to keep it in your view for as long as you can. And Nita, if you did find that pot of gold, spare me a few gold coins yea?

Rin- The pleasure was all mine.