Contemplating Life Past – Living Life by Your Terms
Some days we sit back and contemplate our life don’t we? (well more so when we get a little older and we wonder where all those years have gone.
I looked at the date today and realised that I married my first wife 35 years ago today! It is simply the time elapsed since then that I was remembering and what I have achieved in those 35 years, culminating on where I am now.
Circumstances and events may have depleted me of certain physical assets and financial security. Yet I believe through this process, I have enriched my life. I have secured who I am, who I want to be and who I wish to share my life with. It is only then that you realise that society has indoctrinated us all into believing that success and happiness is based on this false economy of earn more, spend more, buy more and repeat!.
You can’t buy happiness. It is a state of mind and I have that happiness. It is shared with someone very special. And I choose to share my life with others who have stumbled upon the same conclusion.
Know this! The choice is yours if you choose to stand up and make that choice! So make your choice and live the life you wish to live. Not how others think you should live it.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” ~ Rumi ~
And furthermore, promise me this! Feel the true richness of life from deep within your heart and not some superficial icing on life that we have been brainwashed into believing. Therefore, seek what is within as the Universe is within you! Thus feel the warmth and you shall find it there!
And most importantly, stop and think for a moment longer. This so called ‘norm’ has really only been in existence for the last 60 years or so and sponsored by the corporate Western world and their preachers, the politicians.
Life is a compromise at times but never compromise your true values and the richness of life itself…….
After learning this – my wife and I teamed up with an amazing couple in India and we started on a mission to do our part. We wanted to figure out a MODEL that could work all over the World… and FIX this problem.
After 6 schools … 600+ children … 4,500+ community members…
We think we’ve found the PERFECT MODEL!
SO, WHAT WAS MY DREAM THE LAST 4 YEARS?
I wanted to get on a TED stage and show everyone my new CURE for Poverty.
I want to shake the entire Non-Profit sector up and I think the way we are approaching World Poverty is completely wrong. So, I’m proud to announce that I finally got my chance!
I recently spoke on a TEDx stage about my approach to curing World Poverty! I’ll even give you numbers and PROOF that you just can’t deny!
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I am sharing with you today a story by Ancestry.com about one woman’s experience with DNA testing for genealogical purposes.
I too have done this and it has been incredible finding out the results which went a lonf way to confirming he family tree i had compiled for my self along with finding long lost cousins. Thornley Genealogical services commend this service by Ancestry dot com’s as an additional way of establishing your family roots.
Diary of a DNA Test
(shared from Ancestry dot com)
” My 21-year-old stepdaughter was over for Easter dinner and saw the Ancestry DNA kit on the table.
“I’m so jealous,” she said, “I want to know where I come from.”
I’ve been working on my family genealogy for 3 and a half decades, so, what do I want out of the DNA test?
I’m like my step-daughter: I want to know where I’m from. And who knows who I might meet along the way?
Join me on my exciting journey in this diary of a DNA test.
I’ve been worried about the ways I can screw this up. Will the pork rinds I ate at dinner show up in my results? What if I can’t spit enough?
Will this become part of my permanent record? What if it turns out my family is completely boring? Also, can I convince my husband to take it to the post office for me? I don’t have cash for postage… [but it turns out it’s pre-paid]
First a moment of intimidation, making sure I got the 15-digit code right to activate the test. I made a typo, but caught it on review, so check your work!
I actually did something rare and read the Terms and Conditions. Apparently, I won’t be able to sue if I don’t like the answers I get – or really for any other reason. And yes, I retain the rights to my actual DNA. [phew!]
And then there was the Informed Consent form to participate in research projects to “better understand the human species.” Cool. This is probably the closest I’ll get to scientific research, so I had to say yes.
Preparing the Sample
I can’t eat, drink, or smoke for 30 minutes before the test. Luckily the pork rinds came some time ago.
The instructions were easy … and though it was a little more spitting than I’m accustomed to, it wasn’t onerous.
And, as I’d noticed, the postage is pre-paid. Should make it easy to convince my husband to play postman since he’s going there anyway.
Now the waiting. Not my strong suit.
May 3, 2016
Why I Like Curry
What do you do when you’re waiting for the doctor to come into the exam room? I used to read magazines, but like many of us, I now goof around on my smartphone. I checked my mail, and my results were in. What better place to explore who I am?
As I started working down the list, most of the results were no shock:
21% Irish (frankly, a little higher than I would have guessed)
17% English (a little lower than I would have guessed)
Scandinavia, huh? That came as a surprise! I don’t know of anyone from that region. Might have to chalk that up to Viking raids.
It’s the trace elements that really left me wanting more:
5% Finland/Northwest Russia
1% Iberian Peninsula
1% South Asian…
That’s what I shouted out to my doctor when he walked into the room:
I’m 1% South Asian!?
He looked at me like he might call a psych consult, but after I explained that I’d just gotten my DNA results, we learned that we share that 1% Iberian Peninsula. Olé!
Later, I looked into what my Ancestry meant when they said I have a range of possible ethnicity from South Asia that’s from 0 to 2%. That means that 0% is a possibility. But so is 2%.
In any case, I’m having my husband take me out to my favorite Indian restaurant to celebrate my findings.
I also have 311 user matches, which are all potential relatives. I want to talk to all of them tonight!
June 1, 2016
Let the Adventure Continue
I haven’t really plumbed all its depths yet. I have 29 results in the “new ancestor” section, but I haven’t figured out how any of them fit in with me.
I’m pretty excited to see how my DNA circles will grow. It builds a group of people descended from one of your ancestors. Sounds like it’s making Ancestry even more of a team sport.
Mostly, the database needs more participants to strengthen and expand the results. That’s fine, I don’t mind being an early adopter.
The more people involved (with online family trees that they’re willing to share!) though, the better chance I have of making new discoveries. I do hope any new data won’t negate my 1% South Asian results – though that wouldn’t stop me from going for that curry my husband keeps promising me.
– Elaine Clark
Start your own Adventure
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