Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Don't be afraid to drive yourself in the direction you need to go. Appreciate that the road you have traveled has led you to know intimately, what fulfills your soul. When your calling is authentic, there is no reason to fear anything at all. Show yourself, because after all, you are unique and that's what is best to show.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Farewell to Mississauga's iron lady. Thanks for making Mississauga a safe, diverse, environmentally conscious and fun city to grow up in. You could teach Toronto mayors a few things! Wesst siddddde!!!!
A Message from the Mayor:Dear Friends,
2014 will mark a special milestone for me for after 36 years as Mayor of the City of Mississauga, I will be retiring from political life.
As I reflect on the last 36 years, the memories, accolades and defining moments are too numerable to count but one thing stands out and which has always meant the most to me - the people.
I have had the unique opportunity to meet people of every age, ethnic background and view point. Some have charmed me, some have inspired me and some have challenged me but I shall forever be grateful for the encounters. The friendship, advice and wisdom of all those who have crossed my path are a blessing and I am a better person for the experience.
Public service is one of the most noble pursuits we can undertake as citizens and every man, woman and child has the ability to serve their community in some way. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Leaving a legacy is far more important than leaving an inheritance in my view for a legacy is something left behind to inspire those that come after us and for others to learn from. I hope that those that follow me will be inspired to be great leaders and always put Mississauga first.
I want to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the citizens of Mississauga for the support and kindness you have shown to me for the last 36 years and it has been a great honour and privilege to have served as your Mayor. I hope that the future will be filled with good health, happiness and an abundance of blessings for you all.
HAZEL McCALLION, C.M., LL.D.
HAZEL McCALLION, C.M., LL.D.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Find a place for yourself, within yourself. Every time you feel afraid, anxious or insecure, place your hands on your chest and let the pattern of your breath do the rest. When each experience is felt and done, it is how you learned to surpass challenges that gave you the right to be proud of yourself.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thoughts don't always tell you the truth. People don't always tell you the truth. You don't always tell yourself the truth. Do yourself a small deed, let yourself feel uncomfortable until the feeling passes to truth. The unsteady feeling always passes, eventually. Truth is, you have no idea what is chartered in your path and the only way to find out is to have faith. Look back at what you lost to gain strength in yourself. Loving yourself is not easy, but nothing worthwhile is easy.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
I often find myself dreaming of touching the clear, blue ocean. All the mysteries hidden inside her belly, the potential of her depth and knowing she paced steadily, nourishing breath, over thousands of years. The vastness of her ability to sustain so much unique life, all amazingly dressed in unique tones, yet clearly individual. It is the place where serenity surrounds me and the perspective astounds me. I long for the ocean to take my worries away.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The day that she walked out the door sometimes still feels like yesterday, through in reality that heartbreak is miles away. I never question the love I had for her in my heart, but I acknowledge the woman I still needed to become alone. I thought I was ready for love, but the truth is that I still had to feel the lows so that I was prepared to be more aware. I never regret the warmness of her embrace, even if now it lingers as memories mostly faded away.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
To love is a brave endeavor. Love is certainly not for the faint of heart or the weak in spirit. She requires constant patience, tenderness and oath. Once you welcome her presence, it is best to cross your heart and follow her lead. She will lead you to transform yourself, she will breath power to lift you from despair. Silently, you will know she is always there.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Today I press the reset button on perspective. Admitting that sometimes what appeared as misfortune, is actually an opportunity in disguise. I place my heart in my convictions, devoted to keep being honest with my words - struggles and highs. I remain committed towards finding myself when needed and knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of others. Firstly though, I release myself from limitations and embrace what I am capable of.
Monday, September 15, 2014
No circumstance should interfere with your connection to your core purpose. There is no position that should diminish your drive from helping others who are less fortunate. For it is through focusing on others we are truly able to become better ourselves. Lead a life with humility, recalling a time where love from another elevated you to pull through. We are here as one family, and only as one family can we stop war, injustice and poverty.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
To be fearless you have to move through uncomfortable moments. It is through challenges you realize that abundance comes from a place of infinite potential and that creativity has no limits. Spirits shine best when they stroke genius and put doubt to rest. It's so much easier to have gratitude when you let go of all the ideas you had in place, and instead pursue the truth as a destination that can be trusted as worthwhile.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Life does not happen to you, it happens for you. Trust that everything that comes and goes is delicately put in place by invisible forces, to encourage you to elevate your belief in yourself. You know what makes you feel passionate, so don't settle for anything that doesn't ignite a spark in you. Easy is safe, difficult requires exploring inner space. Listen to your heart, she knows the way.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Anything is possible when you know that there are brighter days ahead. Just hold on. Every person suffers a tremendous amount in a lifetime and burdens block the release of trapped memories easily. But as surely as the moon rises in the night sky, so to will you time and again. At some point a shift in perception makes you realize that health is all that matters and not to submit to unhealthy thoughts, for they're here to deceive you into forgetting to be present and breath.