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 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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Attitude Quotes

Attitude Quotes  A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995 Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.  ~Oscar Wilde Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.  ~Voltaire I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.  ~Ancient Persian Saying If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.  ~Cavett Robert It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier Oh, my friend, it’s>>>

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