My own personal good bye to 2012… And what a year it was…

My own personal good bye to 2012… And what a year it was. It had it’s hards, just a couple speed bumps. lol. And it had it’s blessings. Loosing my leg wasn’t an easy thing to have happen. And many people ask or talk about what a difficult choice it must have been. And what was it like to have to make that kinda choice. There was no choice. The choice was to live. And in keeping it, I would not live, so what choice was there? The only real choice is in choosing to accept it and adapt to the changes in life it brings. Just as I did- we did- when the choice was made to loose half of my foot. Life brings about choices. They often have much more to do than just with the immediateness of them, and rather what follows. I am so crazy blessed to still be here after all that has went on in my life. I’m def testing the 9 lives theory and just gonna pretend I’m a cat or that I was one in a previous life, haha.

This amazing year brought about so many wonderful things. Seeing so many people come together in our community to help, support, pray and simply love. Seeing people take better stock in their own lives when it comes to what is truly important. We met the most amazing people throughout the journey of the surgery itself on this last one, and all that’s come in the rehabbing and prosthetic process. As well as all that went on with the C diff nightmare. Because of both experiences new doors have opened, that have and will allow Matt and myself to better help others. And that is in the end what our lives are all about. We weren’t put on this earth to serve only ourselves, we were created to better serve others, and help others better serve themselves, and others… It just keeps paying forward.

Nothing that I have ever gone through has been about me simply going through it, it’s about me learning from the experience of it all, and being able to apply that to help others in some way. How can I best help an amputee, or someone with c diff or someone battling cancer or someone who’s survived some horrific personal traumas in this life? By doing so myself. Sitting there as a Therapist and trying to help someone through something you’ve never lived doesn’t have the same impact as when you, yourself have lived it in some manner. When war vets sit down with their shrink to re adapt to life after watching their friends die, do you think they take well to that therapist saying; “I understand exactly what you’re feeling.” Most Vets get up and leave, because the person saying that to them has never even been in battle. You can’t claim to know what anyone is feeling if you have not seen tragedy or survived traumas. We all feel things very differently. We all handle things our own way. There is no right or wrong, as long as whatever path you are on, you are trying to handle the things in your life that weigh heavy upon you. I truly believe with all I am, that all I have been through is simply so I can better help others. It gives me some insight I could not have previously had on certain subjects. It doesn’t make me know how anyone is feeling. It just helps others realize if they are choosing to open up, that perhaps I have some small inclination of what it’s like in my own way… And perhaps make them more willing to open up at all.

Things learned in textbooks and classes don’t come close to comparing what real life teaches you. And what real life has taught me is that how my life plays out is up to me. How my energy is spent, is up to me. How my choices are made, is up to me. I know the power of my every thought, choice and action. I know the reaction that it can yield can be a great one or horrific one based on the intention of mine… I know that I cannot control all that comes about, but I can always control how I handle it…whether the hards or the greats…

Take time today on this last day of 2012 and reflect upon your life. Take a look at the things you think turned out wonderfully, and take a look at the things that didn’t. Try and recall what your New Years resolutions were last year… Did you follow through with them? Are you re making them again this year? If so what actions will you take that will change the outcome and bring your resolutions to fruition? Look back at 2012, at the loved ones you may have lost, and remember times shared that brought smiles and laughter. And shed a tear, or two or many, and know that those tears are just love… Cherish your good memories, and let go of any of the yuck you’ve hung onto this year… Don’t take it with you into 2013. And realize quite simply it’s up to you, if you choose to.

Wishing you all a truly blessed and beautiful 2013. May it bring to you so much deserved happiness and joy. May it be all that you choose for it to be. And may it be filled with memories worth taking forward into any other years that we each be so blessed to have… Happy New Year!!!

 

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Last day of this incredible year is upon us…

 

As the clock ticks on, this final day of 2012 passes us bye. Whether the year was all you had hoped it to be, or a year was much harder than imagined it would be. One thing is very simple. You were blessed enough to have the year at all. Hards often come with the happy. Life has it’s balance. You may wonder why you’re life seems so much harder then others, or think this guy or that guy has it so easy… But do you really know that they do? Perhaps they just don’t show or share it in the same way. Or perhaps in years before they carried their heavy load, walked the miles needed in carrying it, and now get to live at a cruiser, much lighter pace. You never know what life has in store. And you cannot control all that it brings, but you can control the way you welcome them or tackle them. lol.

Embrace all that is. Release all that isn’t. And welcome all that may be. Realize the power of your every single thought, the every action you take, and every choice that you make. The things you focus your energy on, the time you invest, the thoughts you have, this is what brings about so much in your life. So why would anyone want to focus on all that do not want, when they could focus on all that they do? Your thoughts are valuable, you are valuable… Don’t waste any of them or any of your life in doing so.

This New Year will be the year that you shape it to be. Whatever your goals, go after them. Do the work that is needed to accomplish them. Don’t join a gym and think you’ll loose that extra weight you’ve been wanting to take off. Join the gym and go to it every single day. Don’t grumble about the job you have each day, and how you wish you had a different one, but never go out and apply for another one. You can wish and want and bitch and grumble all you want. But without the actual doing, nothing ever gets done. And time is something none of us can get back…

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It’s almost a New Year…

Christmas has come and gone. The New Year is almost upon us. Now is the time to think about all the old pains, old baggage, old anything you’d like to leave behind with the year that is endings. We don’t need to wait till a New Year begins to start fresh. But often it helps people having things like New Years to set resolutions, to set new goals, to reflect on where they’ve come since the previous year, and where it is most of all that they may want to go…

The only way to move forward is to let go of all that holds you back. The only way to reach a goal, is to be willing to do the work it takes to achieve it. We are capable of anything. We have no limits. The only boundaries, and limits and stoppages that exist in this life are the ones we set…

There’s a few more days till New Years. During this time, take time to reflect and do some inventory… Inventory your likes and dislikes. Inventory the positive changes you made in 2012 and inventory the negative changes… Decide what you would like to take into 2013 and what you would like to leave right where it is. Decide what you would like to add to 2013 that did not exist in 2012. Realize the power that your thoughts have. Realize the power that your every action has. Realize the power of YOU.

Make 2013 the year you choose for it to be. And if 2012 wasn’t all you’d hoped for, then realize one very simple thing- and that’s that you had a 2012 at all. 55 MILLION peoples lives ended in 2012. 55 MILLION. So if you are reading this at all, then you are someone who has been gifted this blessing to still be here. To have eyes to read. To have the gifts and abilities that you posses. I say it all the time, I’ve always said it since I was a kid, and I will keep saying it until I am no longer here in this life —- we have to honor the gift our lives truly are. Worry less about all that you don’t have and focus on all that you do. And if there is more you want from this life, than go after it…

Work harder. Fight harder. Fear less. Try more. Do more. Be more. Make less excuses. Take more action. And then watch as your life begins to reflect you want to live, verses the one you are living…

2013 will not be a product of the circumstances that all the years prior have brought, or the ones 2013 itself may bring. It will be a product of your every thought… your every action… your every choice…

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Merry Christmas Eve

Today is Christmas Eve… On this special day I would like to wish you all a very Happy Holidays. May your holiday season be spent with those you love, whether near or far, in person or in spirit and heart. May your Christmastime be spent wearing smiles, hearing laughter, sharing memories, which are in fact our greatest gifts, as are the people you hold dear enough to create a memory in your mind of. May your holiday season be one filled with joy, filled with new possibilities, filled with hope of all that still can be.

Let the tears come if they are something you feel. Those tears are simply the purest form of love within you, and each tear that flows is for someone you love, someone you miss, someone who is no longer there beside you on this holiday season… A lot of lives have been lost this year. A lot of hardships have happened in the world… We cannot change the bad things that have happened or the losses that come with life. They are a part of life, whether we understand the reasons or not. Did you know that one average 150,000 peoples lives end each day, and that over 350,000 babies are born each day as well?… That is 350,000 new lives, new possibilities, new miracles… Yes horrific things happen in this life. But incredible blessings happen too. It is always your choice as to how you see this life, this world, others and most of all yourself.

This holiday season, share the very best that is you. Honor each and every person you love that is no longer here with you. Honor each and every life that was lost this year, whether they were connected to you or not. How do you honor them all? Quite simply you do so by honoring YOUR life. By honoring the gift that is YOU. You can’t right every wrong. You can’t fix everything that has ever been broken, whether by your hand or another’s. But you can choose to live in a manner that is worthy of this amazing gift of life that you’ve been given. Yesterday is no longer here and what’s happened in all the days that have passed cannot be changed. Tomorrow has yet to be gifted to us, but should it be, may we all honor that gift with every ounce of who we are…

Give the greatest gift this year to those you love. Give the greatest gift to yourself. Give the best of you,  in all you do, and with all you do it with. Merry Christmas Eve everyone. May it be safe, may it be happy, and may it be all that you desire it to be.

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Daily Inspirations

Gooood Morning everyone !!! Wishing you a Spectacular Sunday Funday!

Can’t believe Christmas is the day after tomorrow and that this year is ending so quickly. What a crazy year it’s been. Hardships….and Blessings… And blessings that came about through hardships. As always life finding it’s balance… Just wanna remind everyone Christmas is not an automatic happy go lucky time for everyone. And that is crucial that we respect the hards that many feel. Respect that as some of us cherish the memories of those no longer here in happy ways, others carry them in deeper and harder ways… Many even feel guilty for allowing themselves to feel happy for the holidays, as if they are somehow dishonoring those they love, that are no longer here. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know if it was myself that was no longer, I would never want those who loved me to be unhappy when it comes to my not being here. I’d instead want them to celebrate my life, verses morning my passing.

Anyway my point here is respect that Christmas means many things to many people. The hard stuff and the happy. The presents and the religion. The Santa Claus and the Lord. We are all unique individuals and we all view holidays and all days in our way…

And remember just because someone is no longer here, doesn’t mean you are meant to “not be here.” Check in, be present. Appreciate that very simple fact that you woke up today and drew breath. Because approx 150,000 people didn’t wake up on this very day… Love you all!!! Please love and honor yourself and everyone you hold dear.. And those you don’t even know, simply honor and respect and be grateful for their existance as well.

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Daily Inspirations

Waste no time worrying about what others think of you. If you do, you will live your life in worry, doubt and fear needlessly. Instead, simply be genuine and express yourself by your actions and your words. Some people will agree with you, some will not, no matter what you do or say. As long as you speak and act from your heart, that is all that matters. Be who you really are, in everything that you do. Life is best when lived sincerely.

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Daily Inspirations

The attitude you bring to whatever it is you do will dictate the result. Who decides how you feel? YOU do! Who chooses for you to be happy or miserable? YOU do! We all have to do things or deal with things we’d prefer not to. Dreading them won’t make it any easier. Avoiding them only prolongs them. Find a way to bring the best possible attitude to every single thing you do, whether enjoyable or not. Find a way to bring the best of YOU to everything that YOU do! The result is a direct reflection of what you put into it!

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Daily Inspirations

Life isn’t always easy, no one ever promised us it would be. But here’s one thing I know. If you think your life is so bad, so hard, so difficult, maybe that life is unfair towards you, take a look around. See how many less fortunate are out there, and then try and feel sorry for yourself. Then take a minute to look at all the amazing you have in your life. Odds are, as hard as something may be, you have something(s) far more worth having in your life and focusing on. Positives are always there 🙂

 

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Daily Inspirations

You cannot always control the things that happen in life. But how you deal with them is always within your control. Whatever is going on in your life, always remind yourself that you have not only been gifted this life, but gifted the choice to live it as you choose. Ups and downs will always exist; it’s the balance of life. The quality of your life is a reflection of the unique quality that is YOU!

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Peggy’s Blog Page…

The first opening post of this Blog page is the “About” section of the site… This will of course move down as the posts do, but serves as a great intro to what this site is and who the writer of it is. This site is a place where positivity can be shared. It’s a site where I can list many of the different things in my life I’m doing. You will see there’s many pages. Explore them if you’d like, or ignore them if you prefer. If you want simply to follow the “Daily Inspirations” I’ll be sharing, or share some positives on your own, then please by all means just stay within the posts area. If you wish to venture out and explore the site, wonderful. If you have any questions, any comments, anything at all that I can help with, please don’t hesitate to contact me. All of my info is on the “Contact Me” page.

First and foremost please respect that this site is for POSITIVITY only!!! This is not a site for negativity. If you have nothing positive to share, please simply don’t share. Like my Mom always said if you don’t have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all. I respect everyone’s right to feel anything they choose to. I ask only that you respect my right to keep this site on a positive level. We all have places or people we go to for peace, for some understanding, for uplifting, for inspiration, for empathy, for a little something in this life that we feel we need…This is a place like that… A safe haven in many respects, and a place to help find some motivation, inspiration, and even help depending upon what you need. So please share, but please respect the tone of this site, so it remains a place to come too that’s welcoming…

Thank you for coming to this site and I hope you find it to be a place you come to again and again…

A beautiful photo taken from our home in Pukalani, HI 🙂  Another example of the beauty in this life that is always present, no matter what else may be happening in our lives.

There are days of clarity and days of chaos.  How we deal with either has everything to do with our ability to differentiate between the positives and negatives in our lives.  Ironically, what can appear to be negative may very well be a blessing or an opportunity in disguise. The wider our eyes become to see this concept, the better equipped we become to recognize the difference.  Once we can hone these skills and put them into practice, we subsequently have the pleasure of knowing that without negatives, positives could not exist.  The contrast between the two is what makes life so beautiful.  Sometimes we just need a little help with it’s interpretation!  

Peggy Kan Hai was raised in Hawaii and is the epitome of what is called  “The Aloha Spirit”.  What she is most loved for is her relentless passion for helping others and doing it with unconditional love and positivity.  Six years ago her life changed drastically after a horrific accident left her with a conundrum of challenges.  Ultimately, after countless efforts to save her left leg, in November of 2012 her leg was amputated below the knee.  There is so much to tell about what she endured in those six years.  She has a medical record that would make the best and brightest of medical professionals speechless.  Truth be told, the road ahead will bring her more challenges, but you can count on one thing. She has always found a way to see the positive over the negative, and will continue to do so.

Her life’s journey has not only inspired the creation of this site, but along the way she has been able to share her ideas, experience, knowledge and heart with many.   It is a place where we can come and further share in her positivity, inspiration and welcomed spirit!

* Peggy just published her first book…”Poetically Inspired”. It’s a wonderful collection of poetry she’s written over the last 20 years of her life. Her inspiration, passion for life, compassion for others, and unstoppable spirit and heart come through in her every word. Please see the TAB: “Poetically Inspired” for more information on this incredible book. 

 

 

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