life: Accept me as I am. ~ Integrity Quote - 08/28/14 05:27 AM

    To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. ~ Douglas Adams

life: 25 Tips for a Beautiful Life - 08/06/13 03:37 AM

Received in an email from Cora, an agent in our company. Some of these tips are easier said than done. But worth sharing with all of you.  ☺
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food
that is manufactured in plants.

life: Inspirational Poem ~ Desiderata - Words to live By. Strive to be Happy - 07/02/13 07:02 AM

-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s --
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will … (3 comments)

life: Wednesday photo ~ Imagine that? - 03/20/13 09:11 AM
Just imagine, if Jupiter was the same distance away as the moon...

A little overwhelming, right?  This is why we need balance in our lives.  Just a thought...
Photo credit: Time 4 Learning

life: Caruso's *CENTRAL* County OC Happenings - 05/25/12 09:30 AM
Coming up June 2-3, 2012 is the annual Lions Club Fish Fry. Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and rides in Fairview Park. Event includes fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides. Fish Dinners $10. Also coming up June 9 & 10is the annual BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival. This event is benefitting Kristie’s Foundation, a non-profit that provides assistance, support and cherished moments to critically ill children and their families. Delicious BBQ - Classic Car Show (Saturday) - rib eating contest - beer & wine tasting - Great … (0 comments)

life: Caruso Funny ~ Dark in Here - 05/24/12 09:46 AM

A woman takes a lover home during the day while her husband is at work. Her 9 year old son comes home unexpectedly, sees them and hides in the bedroom closet to watch. The woman's husband also comes home. She puts her Lover in the closet, not realizing that the little boy is in there already. The little boy says, "Dark in here." The man says, "Yes, it is." Boy - "I have a baseball." Man - "That's nice." Boy - "Want to buy it?" Man - "No, thanks." Boy - "My dad's outside." Man - "OK, how much?"

life: Caruso's Saturday Shot - A Different View - 03/31/12 09:14 AM
Happy Saturday Active Rain! And happy last day of the month! Can you believe we are ALREADY done with March?! Where is the time going? That's why it is SO important that we enjoy each day & try to live life to the fullest.    I know you are use to see beach & sunset pictures so this photo is a little different.  It was taken in Northern California from a lookout spot in the Oakland Hills. Our world is so amazing, there are always new places and new things to see. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend & much success … (3 comments)

life: Friday Funny ~ The Mafia - 03/16/12 08:32 AM

This guy, Artie, gets tired of working so hard and not getting anywhere, and seeing all these guys in the Mafia in their fine three piece suits and fancy cars, decides that he has to join the Mafia.
He goes up to one of the guys and says, " I want to join the Mafia."
The guy answers, " You ever kill any one for money?"
Artie answers, "No."
The guy says, " Well, you either got to be born into the mafia, or you gotta kill somebody for money."
So Artie says, " How much will you pay … (6 comments)

life: This might make you cry a little... - 01/31/12 10:29 AM

A recent headline of the San Francisco Chronicle was about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spiderweb of crab traps and line weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, tail, torso and a line tugging in her mouth.A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way … (6 comments)

life: Caruso's Saturday Shot ~ Pretty Garden - 01/28/12 06:42 AM

Happy Saturday Active Rain!!! We have come yet again to the last Saturday of the month of January! Can you believe it?! Time is just flying by! Which is why it is important to slow down every once & awhile & enjoy life! As always, wishing you only the best this weekend & always!
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."
~ Betty Smith

life: Caruso's Saturday Shot ~ Beach Cross - 01/21/12 07:40 AM

Happy Saturday Active Rain!!!
I always find it really important to make sure you find the time this weekend to take at least a moment & refelct on your life.
 Everyone needs time to just chill & enjoy life. We are always going, going, going.
Sometimes we need to be reminded that it is okay to stop & enjoy life.
 Make sure you find your time!
Wishing you all a very busy & successful weekend!
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,
 not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a … (7 comments)

life: Thoughtful Tuesday ~ Saying Hello! - 01/10/12 07:35 AM

"You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it." ~ Albert Schweitzer

life: North County - Caruso's OC Happenings - 01/06/12 10:51 AM

January 7-8, 2012 is The Great Train Expo! The Great Train Expo is a national, traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more!
Starting January 12 through 29 kick off your new year with Brea Youth Theatre as they move on down the road in The Wiz! Join this fun and funky musical version of the familiar favorite The Wizard of Oz! The stage will come alive with the singing and dancing of enthusiastic kids under … (0 comments)

life: Central County - Caruso's OC Happenings - 01/06/12 08:18 AM
Coming up February 9-11, 2012 is the Pacific Symphony Presents: "Valentine's Day with Roberta Flack". Just in time for Valentine's Day, Grammy Award winner Roberta Flack visits Pacific Symphony with her intoxicating romantic ballads including "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Killing Me Softly With His Song," "Feel Like Making Love" and "Tonight I Celebrate My Love." Flack remains one of only two artists (the other is U2) to win back-to-back Grammy Awards for Record of the Year. For more information you can call 714-755-5799.
Nothing to report
February … (0 comments)

life: South County~ Caruso's OC Happenings - 01/06/12 07:39 AM

South County
Nothing to report
It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day. Coming up February 14, 2012 from 4:00-6:00pmtry this unique and romantic way to celebrate Valentine's Day! You'll sail aboard the 95' Dana Pride at sunset as we search for whales, dolphin and other marine life set against the beautiful Orange County coastline. Chocolates and Valentine's Day treats are included as well as a complimentary glass of champagne for guests 21 and over! Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail from our cash bar as well! Be sure to … (0 comments)

life: Thoughtful Tuesday ~ Pipeline - 01/03/12 07:30 AM

"Life is about obstacles. Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens. Not by what life brings us, but the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts."

life: Caruso's Homebuying Tips for BUYERS! - 12/31/11 09:20 AM

If you are considering a home purchase, be sure you don’t go it alone.  Buying a home in today’s market requires help and guidance from a real estate professional.  With multiple parties involved in most real estate transactions, pursuing a home alone, whether new or re-sale would make you feel like a goldfish in a pool of sharks.
The following are some excellent home buying tips to consider and questions to ask when selecting a real estate agent to look out for your best interests:
First and foremost, select an agent who will represent you exclusively.  This type of … (0 comments)

life: When the lights go down in the city... - 12/29/11 07:17 AM

"Be thankful for the fact that you're alive and that you have another day to enjoy life to its fullest!"

life: We Have Visitors, Goats on a Slope! - 12/21/11 06:31 AM

We have some visitors! We saw them on a slope in Laguna Niguel, off Niguel Rd. & Clubhouse. There were twice as many as you see in the photo. They've been clearing all the grass & shrubs. Aren't they cute?! Hope you're all enjoying this wonderful Holiday Season!
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." ~ George S. Patton

life: Caruso's Saturday Shot ~ Big Yawn - 12/10/11 06:52 AM

Happy Saturday Active Rain!
I hope today is filled with much happiness & success!
 Time is just flying by this month so make sure you treasure every moment you can.
 Have a wonderful weekend!
"The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer... He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen." ~ Robert L. Schwartz

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