Desiderata – An Inspirational Poem


 

 

Motivational Monday Quote ~ Be Happy

 

 

Desiderata

 — 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 be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

 

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Orange County Mid October Events


October Orange County Events

Haunt at Heritage Hill     Oct. 19
Dare to take part in the “Friday Night Fright,” as the park is transformed into a haunted adventure that is fun for teens and adults alike. Heritage Hill Historical Park: 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest. www.ocparks.com/heritagehill

Golf Tournament & Helicopter Golf Ball Drop     Oct. 19
Enjoy a fun, relaxing day of golf while supporting animal rescue. Entry Fee includes: Golf, cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and FREE BEERS and water while you golf! Tijeras Creek Golf Club: Rancho Santa Margarita. www.greatpets.org

 Silverado Days     Oct. 19-21
Community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Amateur Horseshoe Contest, Baby Contest, Dog Show, Chili Cook-off. William Peak Park: 7225 El Dorado Dr., Buena Park.

Autumn Harvest Festival     Oct. 20
Festival with family fun attractions that include the Princess Bride trick-or-treat stations, The East India Trading Company Pirate Adventure Maze and the Harry Potter School House. Heritage Hill Historical Park: 25151 Serrano Rd., Lake Forest. www.ocparks.com/heritagehill

Great Park Pumpkin Harvest     Oct. 20
Experience the time honored tradition of fall activities and family fun including: pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin carving demo, treat stations, mini hay maze, train rides, art and craft activities, and more. OrangeCounty Great Park: Irvine. www.ocgp.org

Blackie’s Longboard Assoc. Halloween Costume Contest     Oct. 27
Blackie’s by the Sea, a Newport Beach surfing institution, calls out costumed surfers to compete in this fun event off of Newport Pier, judging surfers not only by their surfing technique, but by their spooky and outrageous Halloween costumes! www.visitnewportbeach.com

Rancho Los Alamitos Family Festival     Oct. 28
California on the Move, a family festival with demonstrations, maps, music and activities. Explores how people got to California, where they were coming from and how they moved around. 12-4:30pm. Rancho Los Alamitos: 6400 Bixby Hill Rd. Long Beach. www.rancholosalamitos.com

Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo     Oct. 28
Civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties. Vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors. 9am-4pm. Joint  forces Training Base, Los Alamitos. www.wwrexpo.net

  

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

TOMORROW 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 Kids Zone with activities & entertainment- Live Main Stage music & entertainment.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

NOW-10, 2012 is the annual Summerfest. This 4-day celebration will include carnival rides, food and beverage booths, game booths, local entertainment, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, live music, beer/wine garden, Battle of the Bands on Sunday, Live Sports Tent, the Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck Show, and the Dog Day Afternoon event.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up Saturday, June 16, 2012 is Chili at the Beach from 11 am – 6 pm. Chili Cook-Off as well as a Salsa Tasting Contest (New this year!) There will also be Dads Toys (Choppers  – Trikes), 2 stages of live music and plenty of Kids’ Activities. Benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. For more information you can call (714) 536-8300. AND June 24, 2012 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm is Pups N Pinot. An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction, “Pooch Pageant” at the Newland House. Raising money for A Leg Up Rescue and Waggin’ Trails – rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home. $35 pre-sale, $40 at the door. VIP $45, $50 at the door – vip begins at 1pm.

IRVINE

Coming up June 22-24, 2012 is the annual A Taste of Greece! This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-Scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings Admission $3.00 Children under 10 FREE.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

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ORANGE

Coming up Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17 2012 is the Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California. ALSO coming up Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. is Nature at Night – Dusk to Dark. Join inside the Outdoors on the first official Saturday evening of summer! Experience nature as the evening fades from twilight to starlight. With a Naturalist as your guide, discover night life out on the trail. Cost: $5 per person/ $25 per family. Advance registration required. For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

SANTA ANA

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SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

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VILLA PARK

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Caruso’s *MOTHERS DAY* OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up May 18-20, 2012 is the annual St. Joachim Church & School Spring Fair. St. Joachim presents a SeaKings Atlantis themed fair. Dive into some fun new games and rides. Enjoy great food and new entertainment. Ride Tickets: Special pre-sale price is 20 tickets for $15. ($20 for 20 tickets once the fair begins) Purchase tickets after mass on Sunday or in the parish office.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Sunday May 13, 2012 at 11 a.m., 1pm & 3 pm seating’s is Don The Beachcomber Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch.  Featuring 2 LIVE Polynesian Shows and a free gift for all Moms! Brunch will include a tasteful variety of traditional brunch offerings such as Make-Your-Own-Omelet, Macadamia Nut Pancakes, Salmon, Carving Stations, Snow Crab, Salads, Pastas and Fruit as well as a delicious assortment of dessert and Hawaiian Shave Ice! Adults $39.95, seniors $29.95, Kids $14.95 (13 & younger) Kids 5 and under eat free!

IRVINE

Sunday May 13th from 10:00a to 2:00p is Mother’s Day Brunch at 6ix Park Grill at Hyatt Irvine. Enjoy a varied brunch buffet for Mother’s Day at 6ix Park Grill. Food items include king crab, sushi, breakfast selections, entrée specialties, salads, a dessert gallery and champagne. Also enjoy live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Reservations highly recommended.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

Sat, May 12 & Sun, May 13, 2012 at 10:00AM to 12:30PM, 1 PM to 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM is Mother’s Day Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruises. Newport Landing Whale Watching offers multiple whale & dolphin cruises on Mother’s Day. Each cruise is 2.5 hours and lots of amenities including indoor and outdoor seating, upper viewing deck with seating, large indoor salon with full service bar/beverage center, and captain and crew members to make the most of your cruise. Gray whales, finback whales, giant blue whales, several varieties of dolphin, sea lions and more make for great viewing opportunities. Tours depart from Newport Beach and scenery is incredible. All moms come out for only $15 over Mother’s Day weekend.
$35 Adults $25 Kids 3 – 12. For more information you can call 949-675-0551.  

ORANGE

May 12, 2012, 9:30 am – 2 pm & May 13, 2012, 9 am – 3 pm is Mother’s Day at Orange County Mining Co. On Mother’s Day, the Orange County Mining Company offers a Special Mother’s Day buffet. The fix-your-own ice cream sundaes at brunch are a favorite for kids of all ages. The combination of well prepared foods with the unique decor makes the Orange County Mining Company a truly enjoyable experience with family and friends. Call for Reservations! 714.997.7411

SANTA ANA

Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm is Tangata Mother’s Day Buffet at the Bowers Museum. Located in the Bowers museum’s Mission-style courtyard, the 160-seat restaurant is offering a buffet brunch on Mother’s Day that includes such items as Classic Caesar salad, Turkey breakfast sausage, Fresh fruit salad with passion fruit coulis, Artisan bread, breakfast pastries, Medallion of beef, Fresh Atlantic salmon and Wild mushroom ravioli. Prices are $40 for adults | $16 children under 12.

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report

TUSTIN

Coming up Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is the annual Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off! The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Watermelon Eating Contest, kid’s carnival, music and much more. Admission is free. For more information you can call (714) 573-3326.

VILLA PARK

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*As seen in the ocregister.com & orangecounty.net

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up November 17 – 18, 2011 is Disney’s most acclaimed and beloved film on stage! Arts & Learning Conservatory presents: ‘Beauty & the Beast’!
General Seating: $10, VIP: $15, Family 4-Pack: $35. For more information you can call (714) 728-7100.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

NOW through October 30th is the annual Octoberfest! If you love to drink beer, eat bratwürst and sauerkraut and enjoy dancing to “Oompah-pa music directly from Linzerbuben, Austria, then you’ll love the Oktoberfest at Old World Village with its traditional German festivity. Complete with German bands imported from Europe, dancing, and imported beers (of course) and tasty German foods from bratwürst to potato salad to hot pretzels and apple strudel, Oktoberfest has something for everyone. For more information you can call 714-647-7107.

IRVINE

Coming up Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. is the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest! Celebrate the harvest season at the third annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, the Orange County Great Park Halloween celebration and food drive benefiting the Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition to a scarecrow display, there will be a mini hay maze, art & crafts activities, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch and carnival-style games. Free Admission, $10 parking

 

LOS ALAMITOS

Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9-4 is the Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo! This event is a great mix of civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors selling food and car or aircraft related items. This family event also has games, a kid’s corner and live entertainment. The event is located on the Joint Forces Training Base.

NEWPORT BEACH

Going on now, Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April. Since the Gray Whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Dana Point and Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat. You can book cruises at the following locations: Davey’s Locker Whale Watching & Newport Landing Whale Watching.
ORANGE

NOW through October 31, 2011 opening at 10am is the Irvine Park Railroad – Pumpkin Patch! Irvine Park Railroad’s 5th annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! The pumpkin patch opens daily at 10:00 am beginning September 17th through October 31st. Activities include train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting (weekends only), picture stands, the Orange County Zoo, and a lot more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Additional activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals’ paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. School and group discounts available for Pumpkin Patch tours.

SANTA ANA

NOW through March 4, 2012 the Renowned Terra Cotta Warriors Return To Bowers Museum. With Over 150 Exceptional Chinese Works Of Art Acquired For Use In The Afterlife By Men And Women Of Power, Wealth And Taste. Visitors will see spectacular recent discoveries from the Qin-era imperial tomb of the ruthless First Emperor Qin Shihuangdi including a chariot horse and four terra cotta warriors one of which is the only known warrior with a face painted green. Seldom seen outside of China are the intricately carved miniature armies that once guarded the tombs of Han emperors and their aristocracy. The Tang dynasty was the height of taste and luxury; from the royal tombs and temples of the imperial city of Xi’an is an opulent showing of wealth: gold, silver, and gemstones. Among these treasures is a set of four nesting boxes that once held Buddha’s finger bone and is still considered one of the most holy religious relics. Visit bowers.org for more information on activities and events. For more information you can call (714) 567-3679. Tickets can be purchased online at museumtix.com or via phone at Ticketmaster (877.250.8999).

SEAL BEACH

RIP ~  Our thoughts & prayers go out to the families & friends of  the shooting victims in the horrific Seal Beach hair salon shooting.

TUSTIN

Nothing to report

VILLA PARK

Coming up Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM is Halloween Fest!  
The night before Halloween, the VP Towne Center suddenly becomes the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles. This annual event includes a costume contest, hayride from the parking area, crafts, treats and more! For more information you can call (714) 998-1500.

 

*As seen in the ocregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

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Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

 

Motivational Monday Quote ~ Be Happy


This photo really makes me happy. By the look of the sky it’s going to be a great day!  🙂 

Everyone smiles in the same language. 

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.  ~ Author Unknown

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

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Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900