Again, this goes to show how we can always find ways to overcome obstacles and still be happy.
There are 1001 ways to carry your "weight" which makes you unique.
You could be carrying around:
-Stress, hardship, anger
-Talent and potential
Do you carry your "weight" with shame, embarrassment, or do you carry it with pride, assurance and confidence?
That my friend is all up to you.
Whoever wrote the statements below has been inside my brain . . . (and that’s a verrrry scary place to be!!!)
If anyone knows who wrote this piece.... feel free to I will be more than happy to give credit.
I received this in my email and thought is was quite pertinent for some reason.
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment, when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
15. I disagree with Kay Jewellers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
16. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
17. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
18. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
19. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
20. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
21. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.------------------------------------------------------------------
"Be yourself - because the people that matter don't mind
and the ones who mind, don't matter."
Where do you go to when you feel like there is nowhere else in the world that can keep you safe and sane?
Where do you go to when there is no one left to turn to but yourself?
Forget the naysayers, forget the critics, forget all the negativity and pessimism.
Your mind is the one true place where you can seek comfort, warmth, security, confidence.
Yes you have been ridiculed, mocked, and laughed at because of your ideas, but hey...other famous folks have been through similar trials and tribulations and achieved much success and personal satisfaction.
Keep moving forward, keep on working on your special "craft".
Mistakes are there not to hinder you, but to help you along your journey of personal discovery. Embrace mistakes, smile at it, have fun with it.... that way you can focus more on creating instead of blaming.
Where is that "place" within ourselves where we can let our imagination, hopes and dreams run wild with no inhibitions?
-Find it and have fun with it.
Powerful and provocative.
Superficial layers stacked on top of each other as we:
-meet new people
-have new experiences (good or bad)
-try to fit in
-try to achieve
After all that effort...are you still yourself?
Unbelievable heart, focus, determination, passion and love displayed by father and son.
This story is a great reminder for us to keep on going when obstacles are in your way, but it just fuels you to want to live life even more.
What obstacles in the past and present that are challenging for you and what are you doing to overcome them?
Brilliant way to express their creative energy through the Iphone.
Its not a new concept but it is still very very cool and refreshing.
TWO STORIES FROM MAC ANDERSON AND SIMPLE TRUTHS . .
You Can't Send a Duck to Eagle School
A few years ago I had lunch with a top executive from a company known for their legendary retail service. My wife and I are both huge fans, and over lunch I shared with him some of the great service stories his people had provided the Anderson family.
I said, "With the service your people give...you must have a training manual 2 inches thick." He looked up and said, "Mac, we don't have a training manual. What we do is find the best people we can find and we empower them to do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer."
Then he said something I'll never forget. He said, "We learned a long time ago that you can't send a duck to eagle school."
"Excuse me," I said. He repeated..."You can't send a duck to eagle school." He said, "You can't teach someone to smile, you can't teach someone to want to serve, you can't teach personality. What we can do, however, is hire people who have those qualities and we can then teach them about our products and teach them our culture."
As long as I live I will never forget this simple analogy about hiring people. It is branded on my brain forever. And since that day, with every hiring decision I've made, I find myself asking the question: "Am I hiring a duck thinking they will become an eagle?"
A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Thought he wasn't injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help. "Warwick can get you out of that ditch," said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the decrepit old mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating,
"Yep, old Warwick can do the job." The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and the mule made their way back to the ditch. The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins, he shouted,
"Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!"
And the mule pulled that car right out of the ditch.
The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule, and asked, "Why did you call out all of those names before you called Warwick?"
The farmer grinned and said, "Old Warwick is just about blind. As long as he believes he's part of a team, he doesn't mind pulling."
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to obtain uncommon results.
Here is our dear friend Arthur at age 15 and now he is 91 yrs old and is still going strong with so much zest for life and we all appreciate and enjoy Arthur's stories of all his experiences.
Thank you Arthur, you are a wonderful friend.
Paying tribute to all the brave men and women who fought for freedom....for all of us.
Thank you again.
To see these kids have so much fun and putting so much of their soul and energy into each note is simply breathtaking.
This is one of many reasons why music was created. To see pure enjoyment is just awesome!