INSPIRATION

❤️ Do not miss the moments with your children, they will not happen again

Work will wait until you show your child the rainbow, but the rainbow will not wait for you to do your job –

Patricia Clafford

I was in a hurry.
I came rushing through our dining room in my best suit, focused on getting ready for an evening meeting. Gillian, my four-year-old, was dancing about to one of her favorite oldies, “Cool,” from West Side Story.
I was in a hurry, on the verge of being late. Yet a small voice inside of me said, Stop.
So I stopped. I looked at her. I reached out, grabbed her hand and spun her around. My seven-year-old, Caitlin, came into our orbit, and I grabbed her, too. The three of us did a wild jitterbug around the dining room and into the living room. We were laughing. We were spinning. Could the neighbors see the lunacy through the windows? It didn’t matter. The song ended with a dramatic flourish and our dance finished with it. I patted them on their bottoms and sent them to take their baths.
They went up the stairs, gasping for breath, their giggles bouncing off the walls. I went back to business. I was bent over, shoving papers into my briefcase, when I overheard my youngest say to her sister, “Caitlin, isn’t Mommy the bestest one?”
I froze. How close I had come to hurrying through life, missing that moment. My mind went to the awards and diplomas that covered the walls of my office. No award, no achievement I have ever earned can match this: Isn’t Mommy the bestest one?
My child said that at age four. I don’t expect her to say it at age 14. But at age 40, if she bends down over that pine box to say good-bye to the cast-off container of my soul, I want her to say it then.
Isn’t Mommy the bestest one?
It doesn’t fit on my resume. But I want it on my tombstone.

Author – Gina Barrett Schlesinger, From “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul”

 

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❤️ Everything that happens to us is for the good

An African king had a very good friend who liked to say in every situation, “That’s good.”

Once the king was on a hunt. His friend loaded the weapon, but something went wrong, and the king lost the finger of one hand in the shot.

His friend, as always, said:

“This is good.”

The king was angry and snapped:

“No, that’s not good at all! – You’re going to jail!”

He immediately carried out his threat and sent his friend to prison. A year later, the king was hunting again in the jungle, but this time they were attacked by cannibals, who captured him with his entire retinue. They tied them up, started a fire and started throwing them into the cauldron one by one.

When it was the king’s turn, they saw that he was without a finger, and because they were superstitious and did not eat food with defects, they untied him and let him go. When he returned home, the king immediately went to his friend in prison because he felt remorse.

“You were right,” he said, “it was really good that I lost my finger!”

And he told him the whole story. He finished his story with the words:

“I’m so sorry I locked you up, that was very bad of me!”

“No,” said his friend, “that’s good!””What are you talking about, how can it be good to put my friend in prison for a whole year?”

“If I wasn’t in prison, I would be there with you… That’s why I can say that you saved my life. And that’s really good!” His wise friend replied with a smile.

Everything “bad” that ever happened to us has ultimately brought us to where we are now. And that’s really good!

This is to remind you – LIFE IS WONDERFUL!

❤️ Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet

Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, they end up hurting themselves in the long run. They don’t want to hurt other people. It is against their very nature. They want to make amends and undo the wrong they did. Their life is a wave of highs and lows. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing, and the ones that often become activists for the broken hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.

 

Shannon L. Alder

 

 

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Japanese wisdom

❤️ 26 Japanese pearls of wisdom that will banish the misfortune from your life

The Japanese are known for their diligence, patience, love of beauty and order, and wisdom. Today we have selected a small part of the wealth of Japanese proverbs.

  • IF A PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED, THEN IT’S NOT WORTH WORRYING ABOUT. IF IT CAN’T BE SOLVED, THEN IT’S USELESS TO WORRY ABOUT IT.
  • All things are difficult before they become easy.
  • Don’t hold back what goes away; do not pursue what is to come.
  • Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Better to Light a Candle Than to Curse the Darkness
    Why Worry – Irish wisdom
    This is a great example of the wealth of Irish wisdom! Enjoy and… don’t worry!   In life, there are
     
  • HAVING TAKEN THE TIME TO THINK – VENTURE TO ACT. ONCE YOU’VE DONE SO, STOP THINKING.
  • A friend to all is a friend to none.
  • One smile can erase a million worries.
  • Failure is the mother of success.
  • He who wants to rise will figure out how to build a ladder.
  • Husband and wife should be like the hand and the eye: when one’s hand is injured, the eye cries; when the eye cries, the hand wipes away his tears.
  • The sun does not know who is right and who is not. It shines without intention and gives its warmth to everyone.
  • Even if the sword is needed only once in a lifetime, it must be carried all the time.
  • Always make way for fools and lunatics.
  • If you want to be happy for an hour – take a nap. If you want to be happy all your life – help someone.
  • Happiness always comes into a house with laughter.
  • One kind word can warm three winter months.
  • Consider the facts seven times before you suspect someone.
  • DO EVERYTHING THAT YOU CAN AND LEAVE THE REST TO FATE.
  • IF YOU DO NOT ENTER THE TIGER’S CAVE, YOU WILL NOT CATCH ITS CUB.
    ❤️ 3 principles of sleep programming
    At the beginning of the last century, the French psychologist and pharmacist Emile Coue amazed his
     
  • ASK A QUESTION, AND YOU FEEL SHAME FOR A MOMENT. NOT ASKING AND NOT KNOWING MEANS YOU WILL FEEL SHAME FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE.
  • THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A GREAT INDIVIDUAL WHO DID NOT HAVE ORDINARY PEOPLE AT THEIR SIDE
  • Say what you have to say… tomorrow.
  • The beginning is easy – Continuing is hard.
  • Sometimes to retreat is to win