More Than One Truth An elderly man was sitting in his garden when his two grandsons came to sit with him. Their faces showed that they were both obviously angry about something. The old man could not help but ask, “What is the matter, children? Have you two been fighting over something?” His grandson explained, “Grandpa, we were playing outside on the street when I saw a large six that someone had drawn on the ground with chalk. I told my brother but he does not believe me! He keeps saying it’s a nine!” The other grandson cut his brother off and said, “Grandpa, my brother probably does not know how to count because it is CLEARLY a nine! He misread the number and then when I tried to correct him, he called me a liar! ” “YOU are the one who cannot read because it’s really a six!” cried>>>
Remembering Prince, one of the Greatest Music Icons It is not every day that that music industry is able to witness great music icons and the recently deceased Prince was certainly one of them. The iconic singer and musician was known for his funky dressing sense, lavish lifestyle, dance moves and music passed way last month away at his studio/home in Paisley Park. The music icon was 57 when he passed away and left the world of music in shock and in awe of his achievements. There was never a singer who would ever be or ever was recognized by a single color than as Prince was identified with the color Purple. Often the dubbed the Purple One for his love for everything purple, Prince was much more than singer; he was inspirational performer and a fashion icon. This blog will celebrate the man called Prince instead of dwelling over>>>
5 Tips to Grow Your Wealth, One Day at a Time The first step to growing your wealth is to become proactive. Proactive people don’t sit around waiting for money to magically land in their lap, but they go after it. They find ways to grow their wealth. The only way your wealth will grow steadily is if you become proactive. There are many ways that you can achieve an increase in your wealth such as through savings, additional jobs, and investments. Here are five tips to give you a head start in growing your wealth: 1. Save 50% of Every Pay Increase When your boss gives you a pay increase, the joy of earning more money than before is overwhelming. Even though you may be looking to spend the additional cash, reject that idea for now. Instead of buying new clothes or eating out at a fancy restaurant, invest>>>
6 Qualities to Make You the Most Confident One in the Room Are you comfortable in your own skin or do you squirm when you see large crowds of people? People that live life to the fullest, without a care in the world are the most happiest and confident in their skin. On the opposite, people that fear judgment lack confidence and self-esteem. If you had a choice, which one would you want to be. Most people will pick the first option. However, those same people are more like the second option. You can adopt these carefree traits to become the most confident one in the room: 1. Analyze, Divide, Eliminate Treat everyone with respect, but keep an eye out for people that may be wolf in sheep’s clothing. The moment you feel like you are not getting the same respect back, cut them out from your life. You don’t>>>
If You Change One Thing, You Change Everything Looking back on your life, what would you change if you could? In the classic 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, the main character, a small-town bank officer played by Jimmy Stewart, is about to commit suicide when an angel shows him how different the lives of people in Bedford Falls would be if he hadn’t been born. The movie is a favourite because it affirms how each of us touches the lives and shapes the future in unexpected and often marvellous ways. More modern films like Back to the Future, Sliding Door, and Frequency are built on a similar premise: If you change the past, you change the future – often in dramatic and unpredictable ways. If you change one thing, you change everything. Given the potential impact of every decision you make, ………..it’s wise to think ahead! Although few things>>>
The Necklace The cheerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. Oh mommy please, Mommy, can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?” Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl’s upturned face. “A dollar ninety-five, that’s almost $2.00. If you really want them, I’ll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday’s only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma.” As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of>>>
“180” Movie ..from pro-choice to pro-life.. This is undoubtedly the most confronting video that I have ever seen… if you have 33 minutes, please consider this watching this video on the holocaust and abortion: Like me….It altered my views…..It may change you too!
(Don’t watch if you are easily affected by images that are real but confronting)
Earth gets its price “Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us, The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in, The priest hath his fee who comes and shrives us, We bargain for the graves we lie in; At the devil’s booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold; For a cap and bells our lives we pay. Bubbles we buy with a whole soul’s tasking, ‘Tis heaven alone that is given away, ‘Tis only God may be had for the asking, No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer.” ~ James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848 Tags: Men, Hell, VimeoBest, Thing, Devil, Video, god
“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book (Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating.
The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom(when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure.
That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this(or die like this) without knowing it.
They work in offices.
They drive a car.
They picnic with their families. They raise children.
And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.”
~ Anais Nin French born American Author of novels and short stories, 1903-1977
A HOMELESS MAN’S FUNERAL As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers>>>