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Don’t Be Blind


PLEASE read the following parable.

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see the world, I will marry you.’ One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her,’Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?’ The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.’

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations. LIFE IS A GIFT. Today, before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat.. Before you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion. Today before you complain about life – Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. And when you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and think: you’re alive and still around.
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Think of the above as 2013 comes to a close….and, as you begin 2014. 🙂
Have a very blessed New Year!
Less than an hour after I uploaded this entry, I saw that a Facebook friend tagged me in the video below, because as she stated, “If I tagged you it’s because I think you love horses or just a positive story about friendship and animals.” Coincidentally, the story is about the relationship between a blind horse and a goat. I decided to share it with the parable above.

I have received many responses to many of the posts on this blog, thus far. However, may I request that you please reply in the comment section of the blog  – as opposed to on Twitter, Facebook, emails, etc. – so that all responses will be together. Your comment may be helpful to others who come across something that they can relate to. You can comment anonymously.

Thank you and many blessings.

Laughter is the Best Medicine


Surrounding yourself with great people who keep you smiling and make you laugh does wonders for the spirit.

It’s sad that some people get out of bed in a bad mood and either huff and puff, or grumble their way through their day. They not only bring themselves down, but those around them, whether it be intentional or not. 

Did you ever notice that you could be in a great mood, however, someone comes into your orbit in a bad mood and suddenly your mood changes?

If you are one who wakes up in a bad mood, perhaps its residual moodiness left over from the night before, due to unresolved issues. Try your best to resolve any and all situations possible before closing your eyes for the night. You will have a better nights sleep and have a greater chance of  being in a better mood the following day.

Keep laughter in your life as much as possible. It is conducive to living a happier, healthier life. Did you know that it’s been medically proven that having a sunnier disposition, has a positive effect on a person’s health.  Here’s an article on one study: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=laughter-proves-good-medi

The energy you surround yourself with is the energy you exude. So, surround yourself with happy, positive, people who make you laugh…and spread that joy to others. Laughter is the BEST medicine!

“The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.” ~Nicolas Chamfort” [translated from French]

I have received many responses to many of the posts on this blog, thus far. However, may I request that you please reply in the comment section of the blog  – as opposed to on Twitter, Facebook, emails, etc. – so that all responses will be together. Your comment may be helpful to others who come across something that they can relate to. You can comment anonymously.

Thank you and many blessings.

Smile


Director Misko Iho www.miskoiho.com Cinematographer Juge Heikkilä www.jugeheikkila.com Colorist Timo Luomanen
 

Misko Iho – Smile from Hudy Group on Vimeo.

Smile though your heart is aching
smile even though it breaking
when there are clouds
in the sky you’ll get by
If you smile with you fear and sorrow
smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worth while if you
just….

Light up your face with gladness
hide every trace of sadness
all though a tear my be ever so near
That the time we must keep on trying
smile what the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worth while if you just
smile

That the time we must keep on trying smile what the use
of crying you’ll find that life is still worth while
IF YOU JUST SMILE :) 

Don’t Mind Criticism


Don’t mind criticism.

If it is untrue, disregard it.

If it is unfair, keep from irritation.

If it is ignorant, smile.

If it is justified, learn from it.

(source unknown)

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And, to those who criticize….

criticism 2

A Day of Peace (Friday March 4, 2011)


The following very special event was created on Facebook by Stephen Shoemaker. So far, over one million people have signed up! I’m sure we can all do it, right? 🙂  Kudos to Stephen!

When? Friday, March 4 at 12:00am – March 5 at 12:00am

Where? Worldwide

Please read the entire post!
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I have an idea… for a day of peace. Wouldn’t it be amazing?
Just one day in the year where we all held our tongues.
A day where we ignored others’ shortcomings and made a valiant effort to be kind and understanding.
…A day where we all got along. It’s sad that we are all at a point where we should do this, but it’s even sadder to know that we easily could every day, but refuse to do so.

My proposition is simple:
One day, March 4th, we all stick to three simple rules that will make the world a little bit more bearable. Feel free to partake in this before and long after then; the only reason I have the event set that far into the future is because I want word to spread and allow this to have as big of an impact as possible.
This event is to take place everywhere we go in the world, preferably all the time.
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Rule #1.
Say not a single unkind thing about anyone or anything. If at all possible, try not to even think a nasty thought. If we do, reflect on why it was that we thought to say it in the first place.
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Rule #2.
Show everyone we cross paths with some genuine human compassion. Be it with a smile or kind words, just spread some love.
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Rule #3.
Make not one person the exception to the rule. Not everyone deserves to have roses thrown at their feet and have a holiday in their honor, but nobody deserves to feel alone. Reach out. Talk to someone new. Care about them, and we will be cared for in return.
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For those on Facebook. please invite everyone on your friends list. Every single person, regardless of how often you talk to them, if ever at all. This can be done very simply and quickly by pasting this into your address bar and hitting enter. This will select all of your friends and you can then choose to send the invitation:

There seems to be some confusion about this, so….
PLEASE ADD A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO THE INVITE TELLING THE PEOPLE TO CLICK ON THE EVENT TO SEE THE INFO.
Seriously, make sure you do that, because most of the “Not Attending” people didn’t know to click on this and just dismissed it.
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Please spread this as much as possible, and please actually attempt to do this.
I know many of us will simply accept the invite with no intention to give this any genuine effort, but “Attend” anyway, not to look like a good person, but to look like we aren’t a bad one. And for those of us who do that, please just remove yourself from the event.
This can be big. If we all band together, well, maybe we can all start living a little bit nicer lives. Maybe this won’t work for more than one day; maybe it will. I honestly don’t know what will happen, but what I do know is this: if we can get at least one day of happiness and peace out of this, well, I’d more than consider that a success.
This is not intended to be a “Let’s be nice for one day and go back to our old ways the day after” kind of thing. It is meant to give us all a little more incentive to be better people.
This is not a hippie or a religious movement. This is just an attempt at brighting the world up a bit.

You have no reason why you cant do it. None of us do.
Thank you all for your kind words, support, and enthusiasm,
~Stephen Shoemaker

Please help this message spread to as many as possible.
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1 Member ———– January 9th
1,000 Members —- January 12th
5,000 Members —- January 20th
10,000 Members — January 24th
15,000 Members — January 27th
20,000 Members — January 28th
25,000 Members — January 30th
50,000 Members — February 2nd
100,000 Members – February 7th
200,000 Members – February 12th
300,000 Members – February 15th
500,000 Members – February 20th
750,000 Members – February 24th
One million members – February 27th
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Also, make sure to spread the word about “another day of peace”, which is the 2012 version of this!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199326913426469
Also, make sure you like the official page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-day-of-peace/197696963592157

Smile


written by: Charlie Chaplin

Smile though your heart is aching’
smile even though it breaking
when there are clouds
in the sky you’ll get by
If you smile with you fear and sorrow
smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worth while if you
just….

Light up your face with gladness
hide every trace of sadness
all though a tear my be ever so near
That the time we must keep on trying
smile what the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worth while if you just
smile

That the time we must keep on trying smile what the use
of crying you’ll find that life is still worth while
IF YOU JUST SMILE 🙂

All the Right Moves


If you haven’t smiled yet today, this video will do the trick. This has got to be the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while.

All I can say is too bad they already have their cast set for this season’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’! 🙂