Once upon a time, there was a man who was very helpful, kindhearted, and generous. He was a man who will help someone without asking anything to pay him back. He will help someone because he wants to and he loves to. One day while walking into a dusty road, this man saw a purse, so he picked it up and noticed that the purse was empty. Suddenly a woman with a policeman shows up and gets him arrested.
The woman kept on asking where did he hide her money but the man replied, “It was empty when I found it, Mam.” The woman yelled at him, “Please give it back, It’s for my son’s school fees.” The man noticed that the woman really felt sad, so he handed all his money. He could say that the woman was a single mother. The man said, “Take these, sorry for the inconvenience.” The woman left and policeman held he man for further questioning.
The woman was very happy but when she counted her money later on, it was doubled, she was shocked. One day while woman was going to pay her son’s school fees towards the school, she noticed that some skinny man was walking behind her. She thought that he may rob her, so she approached a policeman standing nearby. He was the same policeman, who she took along to inquire about her purse. The woman told him about the man following her, but suddenly they saw that man collapsing. They ran at him, and saw that he was the same man whom they arrested few days back for stealing a purse.
He looked very weak and woman was confused. The policeman said to the woman, “He didn’t return your money, he gave you his money that day. He wasn’t the thief but hearing about you son’s school fees, he felt sad and gave you his money.” Later, they helped man stand up, and man told the woman, “Please go ahead and pay your son’s school fees, I saw you and followed you to be sure that no one steals your son’s school fees.” The woman was speechless….
Life gives you strange experiences, sometime it shocks you and sometimes it may surprise you. We end up making wrong judgments or mistakes in our anger, desperation and frustration. However, when you get a second chance, correct your mistakes and return the favor. Be Kind and Generous. Learn to Appreciate what you are given.
Two men were seriously ill. They occupied the same room in the hospital. One of them was lying in the bed near the only window in their room. Every day he was allowed to spend some time sitting up in his bed to help draining the fluid from lungs. The other man was forced to spend all his days flat on his back.
They talked a lot about their life, families, jobs, vacations. Every time, when the first man was sitting by the window, he described in details all that he saw outside the window. His roommate always looked for those moments, when his world was broadened and brightened up by the world outside.
Amazing views of a park with a beautiful lake could be seen from the window of their room. Children delightfully played among ducks and swans. Couples walked arm in arm among colourful flowers. Also the stunning city skyline could be seen.
When the man by the window had been thoroughly describing all that was happening outside the window, his roommate would close his eyes and imaged all the beautiful scenes of life that were told to him.
One night the man, whose bed was near the window, died peacefully during sleep and his roommate was very sad.
After some time, when the nurse came to visit him, he asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse agreed and kindly made the switch. When she left, the man slowly and painfully propped himself up on one elbow and took the first look at the world outside. He was stunned. The window faced a blank wall.
When the nurse came to visit him the next time, he told her about beautiful things outside the window that his roommate described him. The nurse replied that his roommate was a blind man. She said: “Probably he just tried to encourage you.”
This was written during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, September, 2005
We often have our differences,
About most everything,
Our customs and our way of life,
The anthems that we sing.
The way we walk, the way we talk,
May not be just like you,
Your pioneers used wagon trains,
And our used large canoes.
Your people speak ‘American’,
While ours speak also French,
We’re proud to be Canadian,
With loyalty intense.
But you’re our southern relatives,
And we’re your northern friends,
And when you’re needing someone’s help,
On us you can depend.
We love you as a family,
Of that you can be sure,
We’ll do whatever we can do,
To help you to endure.
We feel your pain and agony,
Your sorrow and your strife,
We cry when we see homelessness,
And senseless loss of life.
We’re all in this together, and
We will be to the end,
We’ll be with you and see it through,
Our friendship we extend.
by David Ronald Bruce Pekrul
Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandbox.
These are the things I learned. Save everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some, and draw and sing and dance and play and
work every day some.
Take a nap in the afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up, and nobody really knows why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice — and even the little seed in the plastic cup — they all die. So do we.
And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The golden rule and love and basic sanitation.
Ecology and politics and sane living.
Think of what a better world it would be if we all had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then laid down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations always to put things back where we found them and
cleaned up our own messes.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
by Robert Fulghum
Good afternoon everyone.
Hope you are all doing well.
Yes, it has been a while since I posted anything on here. Reason being, I have had some personal challenges which I will be sharing over the coming days.
This post today is geared around change again as it something we all do and can do more of you if we do the motivation is there!
Over the years we change in many ways. We change in ways when our body matures and develops into young adults, we change emotionally, physically, sexually, personality – EVERYTHING!
A lot of change has to do with our mental baggage and our ‘back pack of life’ which makes us change as people. Our learning history puts everything into the way we often behave. Albeit for good and bad.
If there is something I know and that rings true to anyone is that if people want to change they can change. We can all change if we make the decision to change. Change is key for many of those that are looking to better themselves in their lives.
My good friend ‘Mr B’ I shall call him, has begun a plan to change. He is battling with areas around alcoholism and he has clear objectives of what needs to be done to make him change. Like myself – I have areas I want to improve and I will put objectives and goals in place to make these changes happen.
Everyone on this earth are capable of great things and achieving whatever they want to, when they put all their heart and soul into making it possible.
Remember this; Every millionaire, every actor on our biggest screens, every humanitarian that has worked with millions across the world. They changed something in their lives where they made a decision, and they succeeded in their goal! Making the decision to change!
If it is possible for millions across the world to change, then it is possible for me and you!
Here are 3 quotes on change to inspire you all now;
I will be posting a lot more frequent again now.
Thank you for following me and thank you for reading.
Great to be back and see so many have you have been posting so many awesome updates. I have been putting some new material on myself recently with some awesome quotes and stories, I hope you all enjoyed those.
To let you all know, recently I have been attending a small forum in Birmingham. This forum is a small group of like-minded people who share ideas on a weekly basis with each other, and come up with strategies that we can take away to maintain a better outlook on life and relationships.
We discussed something during last night’s meeting which I want to share with you today. Last night’s session was very powerful and I really want to share it with all my readers and followers.
I am sure that we can all agree that there is something that always steals our happiness and self-esteem, and it is called worry! Worrying about things that may or may not ever happen, worrying about things that we really shouldn’t be;
To be blunt, worrying is a negative thought – thoughts being an area we really stripped to pieces. As at the end of the day, it is only a thought! This can come into our heads totally uninvited and it can leave our heads as easily as it arrived. I think Winston Churchill quoted the real issue with worry “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened”.
I know for sure that I have for many years allowed these thoughts to come into my head, and allowed them to control my happiness and behave in ways that maybe I shouldn’t have. I actually think that I worried about something almost every day – to be honest I am sure I still do!
So from this day, after digesting what we discussed last night, I have taken these 2 valuable lessons away with me that I think will change my life for the better, and make all my relationships flourish.
Lesson 1: 3 Minute breathing
This was something we all did last night. We sat in a relaxed position and we focused on our breathing, concentrating on the inhale and then the exhale. This calmed our heart rate and relaxed our bodies, we thought about our muscles, which ones were tense and allowed our bodies to relax them for us naturally. This we did for 3 minutes, thinking of nothing but the inhale and the exhale. In just 3 minutes you would be amazed at how you feel. It is a short type of mediation really but it gives us amazing results. If this technique is done properly, when we begin to worry about something, we can remove all negative thoughts. When you recognise you are beginning to worry, go to a quiet place and try this 3 minute breathing technique, I know it will work for you too.
Lesson 2: Focus on the ‘Here and now’
This is the hardest as we do this every day. This alone will take alot of practice and a good understanding, but if this is mastered I believe this can make us very happy and prevent us all from worrying. I remember reading Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’ last year and this book is all about living in the now the present moment. Not thinking about the past, the recent events or what is likely to happen. It is living in the now! Thinking about only the here and now is very comforting, it gives us peace and break from whatever troubles we all have to deal with. I read that this technique alone can change our lives forever. If we live in the present we are not being ignorant to reality we are just breaking it down and living our life as it is right now.
To be quite frank, I actually wish my life away myself all the time. Roll on my holiday. Roll on pay-day. Roll on the weekend. Roll on this evening so I can watch Game of Thrones (Which I LOVE by the way Ha!). We are always wishing and wondering into the future and feeling emotions that our past has created. I am going to work so hard on this going forward, this is something I am focused to achieve and hope you can too.
To finish off – thank you to all my new followers and thank you to those of you who support me and engage with me regular. You are wonderful people.
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