Life Is Not a Competition

Life Is Not a Competition Can you name the happiest man on earth? What do you think he owns? You probably think about the luxuries in life. He may be a billionaire with a huge mansion and a fleet of cars. Or you think about a celebrity who is almost as rich and oh-so-famous! Then as kids, we believed that we’d be happy when we came first in class or won a race or got praised in front of everyone. It was all about being the ‘best’ and owning the fanciest, flashiest ‘stuff’. It seems that we have been ingrained with a competitive mindset. Darwin speaks of the ‘survival of the fittest’, doesn’t he? It is our natural instinct to cutthroats and then move forward. This is probably why we have play life like a game. This was the scenario when I entered the halls of my alma mater. The>>>

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The Most Valuable Thing on Earth

The Most Valuable Thing on Earth Your life comprises of many things that matter to you! Sometimes, you fail to differentiate which of the things hold more value and which ones are the least important. When we think about classifying things in our lives in this manner, we often tend to get selfish. We give priority to things that provide us material benefits. A professor understood this dilemma of the human mind and he decided to use an experiment to show why it was important to identify the most valuable thing in life. Do you want to know what the professor did? Keep reading to find out! The professor brought an empty mayonnaise jar in the class. He threw in a few large rocks into the jar first of all. “Is the jar full?” asked the professor. “Yes,” the class replied unanimously. He opened the jar again and threw in>>>

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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>>>

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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>>>

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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>>>

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32 rules for sons

32 Rules for sons 1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down. 2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs. 3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king. 4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer. 5. Request the late check-out. 6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it. 7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard. 8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas. 9. Play with passion or not at all… 10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye. 11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be. 12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point. 13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her. 14. You marry the girl, you marry her family. 15.>>>

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Mothers Day….. Empty Chair

  Mothers Day….. Empty Chair A woman’s daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her mother. When the minister arrived, he found the woman lying in bed with her head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside her bed. The minister assumed that the woman had been informed of his visit. ‘I guess you were expecting me, he said. ‘No, who are you?’ said the mother. The minister told her his name and then remarked, ‘I saw the empty chair and I figured you  knew I was going to show up.’ ‘Oh yeah, the chair,’ said the bedridden woman.. ‘Would you mind closing the door?’ Puzzled, the minister shut the door. ‘I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,’ said the woman. ‘But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went>>>

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There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what. Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close! Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends and family know you love them? I was thinking…I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said. Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don’t love you, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do. Author ~Unknown And just in case I’m gone tomorrow. I LOVE YA!!!    Live today because tomorrow is not promised. Never give up on your miracle.  Let us not forget to embrace  those whom we love. A Selection of Inspirational Quotes about>>>

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4 Ways You Can Improve Your Partner’s Mood

Your partner’s mood can have a drastic impact on your frame of mind. Here are some guidelines for you to deal with their mood, and make it better.

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How to Free Yourself from Resentment and Forgive Others

How to Free Yourself from Resentment and Forgive Others Being betrayed, lied to, and cheated disturbs the peace of our mind and makes us question our own self-worth. The emotional response of anger and hurting back is only natural. As time passes by, these emotions, if not dealt properly, take the shape of resentment. It could be a grudge that you hold on to, for too long, for the bad things that have happened. Or a bitterness which can only be released through the act of forgiveness. But is it really easy to forgive? To look into the eye of the person who has caused all the hurt and unhappiness to you, and utter the three words “I forgive you”? The person who you might have loved once? How can you let go of the memory of that betrayal? As Mahatma Gandhi said, “The weak can never forgive as forgiveness>>>

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