The Golden Rules of Friendship

The Golden Rules of Friendship


The Golden Rules of Friendship

 

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ~ C. S. Lewis

 

This famous quote by C.S. Lewis highlights the importance of friendship. There is no doubt that friendship adds meaning to life and that a life without friends is bound to get lonely and hollow. Friends make life a lot easier.

Even the happiest moments of your life may seem hollow if you lack a friend to share them with. True friends support you through the hardships and tolerate your shortcomings.  When your world falls apart, these are the people who have got your back.

But what makes a friendship last? Let’s first turn to John 15:9-15, where Jesus said to his disciples:

12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father, I have made known to you.”

Jesus taught a model of friendship that shows that true friendship requires sacrifice. He exclaimed that a true friend will go as far as laying down his life for his friends. Some golden rules of friendship are discussed below.

Honesty is the Best Policy

A true friend is honest to the core. As a friend, it is your duty to stay honest and always be truthful to your buddy. A lie can ruin a friendship like nothing else! No matter what happens, never gamble on a friend’s trust by being dishonest with them.

Friendship Demands Equality

A friendship requires you to see your friends as you see yourself. A true friendship cannot flourish if differences like race, caste, creed and status are felt among the companions. A real friend will love you for what you are and not who you are.

Loyalty – The Essence of Friendship

A friendship means nothing without loyalty.  Real friends will always stand up for you in the times of need.  They support you and will defend you even when you are not present.

Laugh Together Cry Together

Friendship is not all about laughing and having a good time together. True friends stick through the hard times. They laugh together and cry together, but never abandon each other.

It’s all about Forgiveness

A friendship without the quality of forgiveness is bound to have an expiry date. Everyone makes mistakes and messes things up once in a while but you must try to overlook them to have a long lasting friendship.

Forgiving friends for their mistakes can strengthen the sacred bond of friendship.

Reciprocating the Love

You cannot expect your friends to be your best pals if you don’t return the favor. Be the friend that you want. Be there for your friends when they need you and you will always have someone to share a laugh with….. Love.

So what kind of friend are you? Remember, be a good friend if you want to get good friends!

 

So what kind of friend are you? Remember, be a good friend if you want to get good friends!  

 


A Selection of Friendship Quotes

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”  ~ Albert Camus

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain



“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” ~ Jess C. Scott, The Intern


 

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The Other Side – Aesop’s Fable of Hares and the Frogs

The Other Side - Aesop's Fable of Hares and the Frogs


The Other Side – Aesop’s Fable of Hares and the Frogs

Once upon a time, a drove of hares lived in a valley. Being timid by nature, they were spending their lives in misery. Always afraid of the unforeseen predators, they were living in gloom and despair. One day they decided to call a council.

Tired of living a life of fear, a hare exclaimed, “My dear fellow brothers, do you think this is a life worth living? We are constantly on the run; we never get a moment of peace. I am tired of being afraid all the time. I cannot keep living like this.”

Another hare seconds, “We spend days hiding away from the predators and nights are no better, we cannot eat in comfort and sleep in the fear of death; a rustling of leaves make us run for the hills. Our lives are truly miserable. It is to better die than to live in a state like ours!”

All the hares agreed that their lives are not worth living. They decided that it is better to die on their own terms than becoming prey to a wolf. After giving some thought to how they can end their lives, the drove of hares finally decided to drown itself in the neighboring lake. Giving up all hope in life, they ran in a frenzy towards the nearby lake.

At the same time, a score of frogs was enjoying the moonlight on the bank on the lake. Scared and confused by the drove of hares running towards them at full speed, the frogs jumped into the water at once.

The splash worked as an epiphany for the hares. One wise fellow among them cried, “Hold on brothers! However unfortunate we may think we are, there is someone worse off than ourselves. Look at the frogs, their life is worse than ours and they cannot even kill themselves by drowning!”

He continued, “We might be small and timid but we are still better off than so many other unfortunate souls, why then are we seeking to die when others have the courage to live? Life is not easy but it is granted once and we shall not throw it away. We shall not give up!”

The wise hare made his fellows realize that no matter how hard life gets, giving up is never an option. They decided to look at beings beneath them and thank God for the bounties and privileges that they have.

Life is not always an easy ride; there are good times and bad times. The important thing is to not lose hope and to keep believing in yourself. Your life is too precious to throw away. Always be thankful to God for whatever you have, even in the times of trouble. You only live once, but if you do it right, it is enough!


"Life is not always an easy ride; there are good times and bad times. The important thing is to not lose hope and to keep believing in yourself." ~ Richard Bejah


Life is not always an easy ride; there are good times and bad times. The important thing is to not lose hope and to keep believing in yourself.

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Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project

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Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project

William Henley cannot have worded it better when he said, “I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.” If you want to live your life a certain way, you will have to proactively work for it. Instead of mulling over your dissatisfactory life, consciously build the life you want to live :- Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project.

It is strange to think that sometimes we simply fail to realize that we are the authors of life and that we are continuously writing our story through our actions.

The well-known story of the old carpenter is an example of how we build our lives without realizing; consequently, without putting in the much-needed effort.

The story talks about an elderly carpenter who was ready to retire. The contractor was sorry to see his hardworking worker depart and asked the carpenter to design one last house for him. The carpenter agreed but his heart was no longer in his work. He worked half-heartedly and resorted to sloppy workmanship.

When the carpenter finished his work; the contractor came for inspection and surprised the carpenter by handing him the keys of the house. “This is your house, a gift from my side”, said the contractor.

“Alas! What a shame, I would have built the house differently if I knew I was building it for myself”, thought the shocked carpenter.

In one way or another, we all can relate to the story of the old carpenter. We all build our lives, moment by moment, often putting less than our best. The choices we make today will determine our tomorrow because life is a DIY project.

Choose to make a conscious effort towards building a better life, day by day.

Simply ponder upon and answer the three questions discussed below to bring a change in your life.

 

1.    What do you want to do with your life?

This can easily be the most important question of your life. What you want to do with your life decides the course of action for your future. Once you are clear about your goals in life, you can work on achieving them.

2.    Why is it important?

A goal without a reason is a goal with an expiration date. You are likely to abandon a project that you started without a real reason. Understanding the importance of why you want to achieve certain things in life is important because it gives the motivation that you need to keep working hard towards your goal.

3.    How are you going to do it?

In order to achieve something, you will have to work for it. Once you know what you want to change in your life, start thinking about how you are going to do it. Identify the qualities you need to adopt, for example, do you need to become more confident and appreciative? Do you need to be more consistent or assertive?

Plan how you are going to take up these qualities and work them to your advantage. Set deadlines. Work out a plan and stick to it!


 

Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project


A Selection of Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project Quotes

“It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” ~ Napoleon Hill


“This is a do-it-yourself project test for paranoia: you know you’ve got it when you can’t think of anything that’s your fault.” ~  Robert M. Hutchins


“Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go it alone. While this a do-it-yourself project spirit can help you move forward, adding an element of collaboration into the mix can make you unstoppable.” ~ Leah Busque


If you truly believe there is more to you then stop making excuses and get to work!  Start working today for a better tomorrow.

 

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The power of belief, the mind may have the power to alter reality!

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The power of belief, the mind may have the power to alter reality!

A human brain is known to work in mysterious ways. According to a study, most of our actions and decisions depend largely on the brain activity that is beyond our conscious mind. These findings suggest that our mind is a powerful tool whose full capabilities are yet to be discovered.

It has been hypothesized that the human mind may have the power to alter reality. Read the following extraordinary stories where people achieved the impossible through the power of their belief.

Rodger Bannister and the 4-Minutes Mile

For a long time, it was believed that it is impossible for a human body to run a mile in 4 minutes. Experts believed that the human body was just not capable of achieving such speeds. They went as far as stating that if a person was to run at this speed, his lungs would explode and he would certainly die.

The belief rang true for years until Rodger Bannister ran the miracle on May 6th, 1954. At that time, Bannister was a medical student in London and a member of an amateur all-star team.

Through his belief, he was able to break the world record and the mythical barrier created by the limiting human interpretations. His 4-minute mile uplifted the barrier for hundreds of athletes around the world and power of belief came through as more and more athletes started to break the 4-minute mark.

What was unachievable for decades became a commonplace practice because athletes believe that they can do it.

The story of Rodger Bannister proves that sometimes we live in the cage of imaginary restrictions because we underestimate our own abilities. Bannister says, ‘Just because they say it is impossible doesn’t mean you can’t do it.’

Morris E. Goodman – The Miracle Man

At the age of 35, Morris E. Goodman was an epitome of success. He was a successful life insurance salesman and a member of The Million Dollar Round Table.

On March 10, 1981, his world fell apart when he took a flight and without any warning, the engine lost power. His plane crashed while he struggled to land it resulting in serious injuries.

Goodman survived the tragic incident with a broken neck, a crushed spinal cord and virtually every major muscle in his body destroyed. His injuries were too severe to survive but he fought his way back to life.

He was left with a paralyzed body but his mind was intact which, according to him was the only thing he needed.

The miracle man not only survived but with a strong faith in God, determination and belief system he was able to rebuild his body. He left the doctors baffled by his recovery when he walked out of the hospital 8 months later.

Goodman credited his recovery to the power of belief by exclaiming, “Man becomes what he thinks about.”

 

So let go of the doubts and aim for the stars because the only thing holding you back is YOURSELF!

 

 

"We've survived by believing our life is going to get better." ~ Paul Simon



A Selection of Power of Belief Quotes

“We’ve survived by believing our life is going to get better.” ~ Paul Simon



“Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it.” ~ Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free



“Life is like a game of chess.
To win you have to make a move.
Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT
and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are
acculated along the way.

We become each and every piece within the game called life!” ~ Allan Rufus, The Master’s Sacred Knowledge


“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” ~  David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big



“If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”  ~  Walter D. Wintle


 

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Hired a plumber and found that we all need a tree!

Hired a plumber and found that we all need a tree!

Hired a plumber and found that we all need a tree!

This is a wonderful story, that helps put things into perspective.

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

‘Oh, that’s my trouble tree,’ he replied ‘I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.’ ‘Funny thing is,’ he smiled,’ when I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.

Author:-  Unknown

 

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. We all need a Tree!

 

 


“Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” ~ Ann Landers


A Selection of Trouble Quotes

“Looking for trouble, he’d say. You’re gonna look til you find it.
Trouble is the looker, she’d answer. It keeps looking till it finds you. Might as well find it first.
Why do you want to die?
I don’t, she’d say. I just want to live.” ~ Victoria Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic


“Whenever you look back and say “if” you know you’re in trouble. There is no such thing as “if”. The only thing that matters is what really happened.” ~ D.J. MacHale, The Merchant of Death


“Let’s save tomorrow’s troubles for tomorrow.” ~ Patricia Briggs, Raven’s Shadow


“Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I’ll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that’s what I call pure, honest fun.”
~ Criss Jami, Killosophy


“Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” ~ Ann Landers


 

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60 of Gods religious one-liners. Which ones do you like best?

60 of Gods religious one-liners. Which ones do you like best?

60 of Gods religious one-liners. Which ones do you like best?

1. “Be Fishers of Men…. You catch ’em, He’ll Clean ’em.” ~ Unknown


2. “A family altar can alter a family.” ~ Unknown


3. “A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.” ~ Mhalyn Campos Anonuevo


4. “Don’t put a question mark where God put a full stop.” – John R. Rice


5. “Don’t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.” ~ Unknown


"Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church." ~ Unknown

 



6. “Exercise daily… Walk with the Lord!” ~ Unknown


7. “Forbidden fruits create many jams.” ~ Unknown


8. “Give God what’s right, not what’s left!” ~ Unknown


9. “Give satan an inch and he’ll be a ruler.” ~ Unknown


10. “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” ~ Max Lucado



"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called." ~ Max Lucado


 


11. “God grades on the cross, not the curve.” ~ Adrian Rogers


12. “God loves everyone, but probably prefers “fruits of the …..spirit” over “religious nuts”!


13. “God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.” ~ Unknown



14. “Having truth decay? Brush up on your Bible!” ~ Unknown



15. “He who angers you, controls you!” ~ Elizabeth Kenny



"He who angers you, controls you!" ~ Elizabeth Kenny


16. “He who is good at making excuses, is seldom good for
anything else.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


17. “He who kneels before God can stand before anyone!” ~ Unknown



18. “Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps …..coming back.” ~ Unknown



19. “Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory ……capacity.” ~ Unknown



20. “Never give the devil a ride, he will always want to drive!” ~ Adrian Rogers



"Never give the devil a ride, he will always want to drive!" ~ Adrian Rogers


 


 

21. “Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.” ~ Joseph Joubert


22. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” ~ Richard Cushing



23. “Pray” is a four-letter word that you can say anywhere.” ~ Unknown



24. “Prayer – Don’t give God instructions – just report for ……duty!” ~ Unknown



25. “The weather in hell never changes = Hell is always hot.  This Church is “Prayer Conditioned”!” ~ Unknown



"The weather in hell never changes = Hell is always hot.  This Church is "Prayer Conditioned"!" ~ Unknown



26. “The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace ……of God will not protect you.” ~ Unknown


27. “To be almost saved is to be totally lost.” ~ Adrian Rogers


28. “WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning!” ~ Unknown


29. “Watch your step carefully! Everyone else does!” ~ Unknown



30. “We don’t change God’s message, the message changes ……us.” ~ Unknown



 

"We don't change the Gods message, the message changes ......us." ~ Unknown


31. “Wisdom has two parts: 1) Having a lot to say. 2) Not ……saying it.” ~ Unknown


32. “Worry is the darkroom in which “negatives” are ……developed” ~ Wanda E. Brunstetter



33. “The work will wait while you look at the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work.” ~ Unknown



34. “Man’s way leads to a hopeless end – God’s way leads to an endless hope.” ~ Unknown



35. “Don’t let your worries get the best of you; Remember, Moses started out as a basket case.” ~ Unknown



"Don’t let your worries get the best of you; Remember, Moses started out as a basket case." ~ Unknown


36. “In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma – but never let him be the period.” ~ Unknown


37. “Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a facelift.” ~ Unknown


38. “God doesn’t want shares of your life – He wants a controlling interest.” ~ Unknown



39. “When God ordains, He sustains.” ~ Unknown



40. “Coincidences happen when God chooses to remain anonymous.” ~ Albert Einstein



"Coincidences happen when God chooses to remain anonymous." ~ Albert Einstein


41. “A clean conscience makes a soft pillow.” ~ English Proverb



42. “Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.” ~ Unknown



43. “Deciding not to choose Jesus is still making a choice.” ~ Unknown



44. “Read the Bible – It will scare the hell out of you.” ~ Unknown



45. “Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on the front door forever.” ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher



"Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on the front door forever." ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher


46. “Peace starts with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa


47. “If God is your co-pilot – swap seats.” ~ James W. Moore



48. “We’re called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.” ~ Unknown



49. “Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.” ~  Sergio Aragonés


50. “When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.” ~ Unknown


 

"When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there." ~ Unknown


51. “People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.” ~ Debbie Macomber


52. “You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him/her.” ~ Unknown


53. “The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


54. “The Will of God never takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.” ~ Unknown


55. “Even God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until his last days, why should you and I?” ~ Dale Carnegie


"Even God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until his last days, why should you and I?" ~ Dale Carnegie


56. “If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.” ~ Unknown


57. “Quit griping about your church; If it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.” ~ Unknown


58. “I don’t know why some people change churches; What difference does it make which one you stay home from?” ~ Unknown


59. “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He ponders all of his paths.” ~Proverbs 5:21


60. “The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:  1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.” ~ Unknown


 

"The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:  1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given." ~ Unknown

Author ~ Unknown

 

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10 Quick Tips about inspiration (Video)

10 Quick Tips about inspiration (Video)

10 Quick Tips about inspiration (Video)

 

There is no one without a brain to think properly.

We are all created and endowed with some measures of intelligence and ability and no matter how weak you may think you are, you are better than many people and you can be better if you take yourself more seriously and work harder at your dreams. You are what you call yourself, therefore start saying positive things to yourself instead of looking at your weak points.

Be better and achieve more.

 

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~   Jimmy Dean


A Selection of Inspiration Quotes

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” ~  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~  Swami Sivananda


“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~  Jim Rohn


“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~  Rabindranath Tagore


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~   Jimmy Dean

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If I get dementia…..

If I get dementia.....

If I get dementia…..

A poem by Rachael Wonderlin.


When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of questions. Probably one of the most common questions that I hear is,


“Are you afraid to get dementia when you’re older?”


Honestly, there are many things that scare me much more than dementia does. Don’t get me wrong: dementia is a terrible group of diseases. I’ve been fortunate, however, to see many of the beautiful moments that people with dementia can experience.


Just in case I do get dementia, I’ve written a list of rules I’d like to live by.


If I get dementia, I’d like my family to hang this wish list up on the wall where I live.


If I get dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality


If I get dementia, I don’t want to be treated like a child. Talk to me like the adult that I am.


If I get dementia, I still want to enjoy the things that I’ve always enjoyed. Help me find a way to exercise, read, and visit with friends.


If I get dementia, ask me to tell you a story from my past. If I get dementia, and I become agitated, take the time to figure out what is bothering me.


If I get dementia, treat me the way that you would want to be treated.


If I get dementia, make sure that there are plenty of snacks for me in the house. Even now if I don’t eat I get angry, and if I have dementia, I may have trouble explaining what I need.


If I get dementia, don’t talk about me as if I’m not in the room.


If I get dementia, don’t feel guilty if you cannot care for me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s not your fault, and you’ve done your best. Find someone who can help you, or choose a great new place for me to live.


If I get dementia, and I live in a dementia care community, please visit me often.


If I get dementia, don’t act frustrated if I mix up names, events, or places. Take a deep breath. It’s not my fault.


If I get dementia, make sure I always have my favourite music playing within earshot.


f I get dementia, and I like to pick up items and carry them around, help me return those items to their original places.


If I get dementia, don’t exclude me from parties and family gatherings.


If I get dementia, know that I still like receiving hugs or handshakes.


If I get dementia, remember that I am still the person you know and love.


Originally published:  January 3, 2015 Original Post 


Rachael Wonderlin,  MS Dementia Consultant & Trainer, Community Designer at Dementia By Day, LLC



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50 Rules For Daughters

50 Rules For Daughters

50 Rules For Daughters

1. The world is starving for strong female leaders. Be one.
2. You may have to work twice as hard as your male contemporaries just to stay even with them. Thankfully this will not be a problem.
3. Beware the boyfriend who criticizes you in front of others.
4. Zero tolerance for the boyfriend or husband who is physically, mentally or emotionally abusive.
5. Those who gossip to you gossip about you.
6. You will be judged by the company you keep.
7. Ninety nine percent of all men have two primary obsessions until the age of 35- sports and sex. Indulge the former, not the latter.
8. If you worship physical beauty, you will never be pretty enough.
9. If you worship money, you will never be rich enough.
10. Spend time alone with God in quiet meditation.
11. Do not ever accept an unsolicited drink.
12. Cultivate and celebrate your femininity but don’t manipulate others with it.
13. Do not make your life a permanent electronic billboard.
14. Live the life that is right in front of you.
15. Do not second guess a thoughtful decision to start a family.
16. Do not subjugate your hopes and dreams to those of your boyfriend or husband.
17. Develop your vocabulary. Refrain from using slang, fad or lazy expressions such as “like” or “awesome” or “absolutely.”
18. You have an intuition. As a man I’m not sure how it works, but it does. Trust it.
19. Do not allow your education to separate you from doing what you love.
20. Cultivate a diverse social network. This will lead to opportunities.
21. For maximum creativity, collaborate with others.
22. Be concise. Be precise.
23. There are always strings attached.
24. No elective plastic surgery. Ever.
25. The most important decision you will make each day is where you will focus your energy and attention.
26. You will always learn more by talking less. You will often say more by talking less.
27. Avoid petty disputes and jealousies. You are above that.
28. A broken heart is the burden you will sometimes bear for the beautiful gift of the capacity to love.
29. Don’t get involved in something unless there’s a way you can make it better.
30. Find mentors early. Be one later.
31. Ask first.  This does not mean get permission. This means be the first to ask.
32. You will not be your ideal you. This means you will just be you-which is even better.
33. Just because someone chooses you does not mean you have to choose them back.
34. You are the only person who should dictate how far you will go.
35. Gracefully accept chivalry.
36. Until they make them as easy to change as shoes, do not get a tattoo.
37. Today’s misfortune will likely turn out to be tomorrow’s blessing.
38.  Making the correct small decisions on a daily basis will allow you to make the correct big decisions.
39. Pause and collect your thoughts before you answer an important question. And try to answer every question in 60 seconds or less.
40. Avoid smoking, cursing and tube tops, especially all three at the same time.
41. Guilt is an unsuitable motivator.
42. If you can make your adversary laugh you will go a long way toward winning them over.
43. When asked your name, state it with confidence. You’ll probably even have to spell it. Likewise, when addressing others, state their name with confidence.
44. Avoid the “opportunity” that is endorsed by a sports metaphor. (i.e. slam dunk, home run, can’t lose).
45. Your body is sacred. Don’t abuse it and don’t let anyone else use it.
46. There are going to be occasions when you are going to have to be a walleyed bitch. Choose them wisely and rarely.
47. Even if it seems as though something goes without saying, if it is important to you, say it anyway.
48. Reinforce success.
49. Everyone else has the same fears you have.  What will separate you is the courage to overcome yours.
50. No matter what is in front of you, walk toward it with confidence.

Author ~  Tim HochOriginal post

 

A Selection of Daughter Quotes

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” ~ Euripides


“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” ~ Hugh Jackman


“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ~ Unknown


“I have the most beautiful daughter in the world and I’m grateful for her.” ~ Bethenny Frankel


“I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman.” ~ Isaiah Mustafa

“My daughter is my passion and my life.” ~ Tamara Mellon


“It’s such a funny thing when you see your daughter transitioning from your baby, your little girl, to suddenly being a young woman. If you’re not really looking for it, you can miss it, and Lily-Rose is on that road already, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.” ~ Johnny Depp


“My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” ~ Denise Van Outen


"I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn't define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman." ~ Isaiah Mustafa

 

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Why dogs live less than human

Why dogs live less than human

Why dogs live less than human

Here’s the surprising answer of a 6 year old child.

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that dogs’ lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
• Take naps.
• Stretch before rising.
• Run, romp, and play daily.
• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
• Be faithful.
• Never pretend to be something you’re not.
• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

That’s the secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog.

Author:-  Unknown


“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” ~ Author Unknown


A Selection of Dog Quotes

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” ~ Samuel Butler

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ~ Josh Billings

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” ~ Roger A. Caras

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”  ~ Charles de Gaulle

“My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet.” ~ Edith Wharton

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ~ John Grogan

“To err is human — to forgive, canine.” ~ Author Unknown

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” ~ Konrad Lorenz

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  ~ Charles Schulz

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” ~ Author Unknown

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”  ~ Mark Twain

“If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.”  ~ Capek

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” ~ M.K. Clinton
“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” ~ Jill Abramson

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” ~ Caroline Knapp

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”  -Kinky Friedman

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”- Orhan Pamuk

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”  ~ Marilyn Monroe

“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” ~ Anne Lamott

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  ~ Will Rogers

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