S: Janis and Mariah visit 2012
1: Southall Mansion
2: Time for an evening stroll around the neighborhood. | Such beautiful accommodations!
3: Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy — you're right on the path of that which you intended when you came forth into this physical body. -Abraham
4: Downtown Naperville
5: In your action, you lose sight of the vision, you lose sight of your trust in the process, and you just bang around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process. --- Abraham
7: Is it reality, or is it not reality? All things are reality. Even if only one is imagining it, it is a reality in that the thought has been offered and someone, who has the ability to translate that vibration, will perceive it. It must be fair to say that anything that can be perceived must be reality. Because, as creators, your reality depends upon what you are willing to imagine and allow. --- Abraham | The Riverwalk | The Riverwalk was built and dedicated in 1981 as a celebration of Naperville’s Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. It is a place of beauty and tranquility along the West Branch of the DuPage River. It features 1.75 miles of brick paths, fountains, bridges, meeting and event places, outdoor sculpture and artwork, recreational facilities, and celebratory memorials.
8: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln | There is a Life Stream that flows to you, and this is a Stream of clarity, a Stream of wellness, a Stream of abundance... and in any moment, you are allowing it or not. What someone else does with the Stream, or not, does not have anything to do with how much of it will be left for you. This Stream is as abundant as your ideas allow it to be. --- Abraham
10: Make lists of the positive aspects of those you have spent time with. . . . In fact, one of the fastest ways to make your way to a wonderful relationship is to find any subject that consistently feels good, and focus on that even if it has nothing to do with relationships. --- Abraham
11: Moser Tower, the 160-foot-tall structure housing the Millennium Carillon | Of the approximately 600 carillons worldwide, Naperville’s is the fourth largest in North America. It is referred to as a “Grand Carillon” because its 72 bells span six octaves and it is one of only a few Grand Carillons in the world. The bells were cast by the Royal Eijsbouts (eyes-bouts) Bell Foundry in The Netherlands and range in weight from ten pounds to nearly six tons with a combined weight of 32.5 tons. The 5.8 ton Captain Joseph Naper Bell (“Big Joe”) is the largest of the bells and strikes the hour daily. Visitors can climb the 253 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy the spectacular view, where on a clear day the Chicago Skyline can be seen.
12: Make up your mind that nothing is more important than how I feel now, because now is everything. Now is the whole enchilada. Now is the power of me. Now, now, now, now, now You might as well start somewhere, and it might as well be now. Why not start improving your life now, now, now? --- Abraham | The glass cabin visible at the 95 foot level houses the oak keyboard, called a clavier, and is situated between the two massive bell chambers. About half of the bells are also played daily at set times by a computerized system of strikers. The bells can be played in two different ways. Part of the bell system is controlled by a computer located in the cabin and plays automatically at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. daily. The large hammers that can be seen fixed near some of the bells are used to sound the bells when the automatic playing system is engaged. A carillonneur also can play the bells manually. Many local, national, and international carillonneurs perform each summer as part of the Millennium Carillon Summer Recital Series.
15: We cannot focus upon the weaknesses of one another and evoke strengths. You cannot focus upon the things that you think they are doing wrong, and evoke things that will make you feel better. You've got to beat the drum that makes you feel good when you beat it. And when you do, you'll be a strong signal of influence that will help them to reconnect with who they are. -Abraham
17: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu
19: Just do your best to keep yourself in balance. One of the first things that causes Energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: "I'm going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that."
20: Chicago Botanic Garden | ____________________________________________________________ | ____________________________________________________________ | This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Garden! Today, 2.5 million plants, 24 display gardens, and four natural areas thrive here. The 385-acre Garden features 24 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. The Chicago Horticultural Society was founded in 1890. At its heart was the understanding that the city of Chicago was incorporated with the Latin words Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden." The Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows from its beginning. Information on the first show the new Society hosted is lost to history, but records archived at the Chicago Botanic Garden confirm the second show was held in the autumn of 1892 at the Regiment Armory, possibly at 1542 South Michigan Avenue, where a new armory opened in 1890. With two successful annual shows behind them, the Society next hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world’s fair in the autumn of 1893, at the newly built and just-opened Art Institute of Chicago.
23: Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy — you're right on the path of that which you intended when you came forth into this physical body. --- Abraham
24: As you start enjoying the essence of your desire, and not needing the manifestation of it, you become the owner of it, so to speak, without the complication of the details of manifestation. -Abraham
25: The essence of your desires will never go away. Your desires are eternally yours, and they will come to you at the very best time. You can influence the very best time by saying things like "The Universe knows the bigger picture. I'm going to let it deal with the timing of this. Meanwhile, I'll just do everything I can to keep moving happily along." -Abraham
27: There is no such thing as an unchangeable condition. There is not a physical situation, no matter what the state of negative degeneration, that cannot receive wellness. But it requires an understanding of the Law of Attraction, the guidance represented by emotion, and a willingness to deliberately focus upon things that make you feel good. If you could understand that your body is responding to what you are thinking, and if you could hold your thoughts where you want them to be—all of you would be well.
28: Why do dogs risk getting bugs in their eyes by sticking their heads out of car windows? Abraham: you have given us an opportunity to give the answer we have been waiting a very long time to give. And that is, because the contrast of the bugs in the eyes is a small price to pay for the exhilaration of that ride. And it is exactly the same way you felt when you made the decision to come into this physical existence. You knew there would be contrast here, but you said, the ride is going to be worth it!
31: Savor more. Enjoy more. The more you savor the deliciousness of this moment, the more there will continue to appear before you more moments to be enjoyed. -Abraham
33: The universe and the law of attraction are simply responding to your thought—real or imagined, current or remembered. Whatever evidence you see around you is nothing more than the manifestational indicator of someone’s thought, and there is no reason for what others are creating with their thoughts to cause you to feel frightened or vulnerable. --Abraham
34: A joyful life is about coming into alignment with who-you-are. Joy is not about controlling other people or circumstances. Joy is about controlling your own Vibrational relationship between the physical you and the Non- Physical You. It is alignment with Source that is joy or love or success or satisfaction. --Abraham
37: People often have a difficult time conceptualizing a creator, or a force, or the process through which something as amazing as your planet, spinning in its orbit in perfect proximity to other planets, could have come to be. And yet, even though you do not understand it, and cannot begin to explain it, you are—every one of you—continuing to add to the expansion of all of that through your living of life and the launching of rockets into the Vibrational Reality that will someday be fully realized by physical inhabitants. -Abraham
39: You will never find yourself in a point in time when the subject of relationships is not an active part of your now experience, for everything you perceive or notice or know is because of your relationship with something else. Without a comparative experience, you would be unable to perceive or focus any kind of understanding within yourself. Therefore, it is accurate to say that without relationships you could not exist at all.
40: Downtown Chicago | True success is not the attainment of things, or the achievement of tasks, or the achievement of financial abundance. True success is the coming into alignment with You. Yes, selfishly aligning with your desires, your clarity, your confidence, your knowledge, your love—with Yourself! --Abraham
41: If you would like more abundance for yourself, personally, or for others you care about—you must not criticize those who are experiencing abundance—you must praise it wherever you see it. --Abraham
43: It is natural that you thrive, and the resources are there for all to thrive. But chronic thoughts of shortage, or chronic thoughts of pushing against those who are thriving, hold you in contradiction to your own desires and, more important, to what you have put into your Vortex of Creation for yourself --Abraham
44: t | The Art Institute of Chicago is a renowned, encyclopedic art museum and houses more than 300,000 works of art. The Art Institute has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its diverse holdings also include significant American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art. In 1866, a group of 35 artists founded the Chicago Academy of Design. In 1882, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts changed its name to the current Art Institute of Chicago. In 1893, the Institute moved into the building which would become its permanent home. From the 1900s to the 1960s the school offered with the Logan Family (members of the board) the Logan Medal of the Arts, an award which became one of the most distinguished awards presented to artists in the US. Today, the 264,000-square-foot building makes the Art Institute the second largest art museum in the United States. The collection of the Art Institute of Chicago encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world and contains more than 300,000 works of art. The art institute holds works of art ranging from as early as the Japanese prints to the most updated American art. | art institute of chicago
46: You are just a few laughs away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. You are just a few kisses away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. You are just a little bit of relief away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. -Abraham
47: We do not know of any ending point to the amount of clarity, and adventure, and joy, and Well-Being—it is an unlimited thing.
48: There is no right or wrong way to tell your improved story. It can be about your past, present, or future experiences. The only criterion that is important is that you be conscious of your intent to tell a better-feeling, improved version of your story. Telling many good-feeling short stories throughout your day will change your point of attraction. Just remember that the story you tell is the basis of your life. So tell it the way you want it to be. -Abraham
50: Life Will Always Be Working Out for Me. . I like understanding that things are always evolving, and while there are many things that could be better where I am, it is not really a problem because "where I am" is constantly changing to something better. I like knowing that as I look for the best things around me where I am, those things become more prevalent in my experience. It is fun to know that things are always working out for me, and as I watch for the evidence of that . . . I see more evidence of that every day.
52: The Universe will cleverly give both of you exactly what you want It seems like you really want different things, or are even choosing different paths. But when you both tend to your Emotional Journey, the Universe will cleverly give you both exactly what you want When you tend to the Emotional Journey, this Universe has the resources and the cleverness to orchestrate for each of you what you exactly want even when you think they are opposites one from another. It's great fun to watch. -Abraham
53: There are not enough words in the universe to express our appreciation of all the delicious moments, beautiful memories, and wonderfulness of being with you! | Thank you!!