This blog will hopefully inspire you, warm your heart, make you smile and feel positive.

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The Pope comes to America. Of course, he’s very busy. Masses, rallies, dinners, events, etc. For security, he has the same limo driver everyday.

One evening at a banquet, he sees a chance to sneak away unnoticed. He goes out back, finds his limo, knocks on the window and finds the driver lounging in the rear seat eating a huge sandwich with his feet up on the seat.

Driver: Your holiness! I’m so sorry. Where can I take you? Forgive me!

Pope: Sit, eat, my son. Truthfully, I’d like to take the car for a drive. I’m the Pope, and everything is done for me. I’ve never driven an automobile. Please allow me.

Driver: Certainly, Your Holiness. Let me assist.

Pope: Sit, my son. Finish your dinner.

The Pope begins to drive. Naturally, he is not very good at it as he has never done this before. After hitting several parked cars, lamp posts, and stop signs, he is pulled over by a state trooper.

The police man gets out of his cruiser, approaches the driver’s window and knocks. The Pope lowers the window, Trooper eyes the scene and retreats to his cruiser. Immediately, he grabs his cell phone and phones the governor.

Trooper: Governor, this is State Trooper Wilson. I’ve just pulled over the most important person in the world for a serious traffic violation but I don’t know what to do.

Governor: Wilson, who could you possibly have pulled over?

Trooper: I have no idea, but he’s sitting in the back seat of a limo, eating a sandwich and the Pope is his driver!

The Meaning of Life

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When my colleagues ask me what I’m working on, I will joke that I’m thinking about the meaning of life. But when I actually contemplate it – it’s a deep question. A short answer will be: The meaning of life is to live. There are no significant higher goals to attain, no higher purposes except those you give yourself through living. So take it easy. There is not a checkpoint you have to pass to achieve a fulfilling life. It’s just not that serious! Life is to be enjoyed whenever possible. You choose how you want to live, so why not take it easy – despite what people try to tell you.

The reality is: We are all going to die. It isn’t such great news, but it’s true. Use this as a reminder that your time is finite. One day you will be gone. It might be tomorrow; it might be in 80 years. All of your small pettiness, fears and jealousies should pale in comparison to the large unknown nothingness that awaits you. So why not make the most of this wonderful life of yours? Take the time to confront yourself with this impending doom, and rejoice that you are still alive.

Live in the present. Learn to let go of your mind. Stop chasing lost moments and anticipating potential futures. Learn to truly experience what is right in front of you, no denying but embracing the present. Make small steps towards your goals everyday, replace negative thoughts with the positive ones. You are not too old/nerdy/fat/dumb or whatever to improve your life. You are awesome and you can have a thriving life!

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.
– Harun Yahya

A One Way Trip

vivianHi Vivian, I didn’t see you for months now. We used to travel in the same carriage of the train in the same time of every work day morning. I don’t even know your name, but Vivian seems to suit you – pretty, well presented, and has a style. Your dark brown dyed hair gives your Asian face a western look. I guess you work as an executive assistant or a secretary. You normally spend some time during the trip in your makeup. You are slim and healthy – I was startled when you took out the 1-liter water bottle from your handbag and kept drinking.

So how are you doing lately? Did you change job or move home? I sat behind you the other day and saw you were browsing refrigerators on your phone. Is that for your new place? Hopefully you are not getting married. But it’s none of my business now and we may never meet each other again. Sometimes I imagine that you will sit beside me one day and I will pump up my courage to talk to you. But this may never happen.

journeyWe all have one or more Vivian in our life. We don’t feel significant when they are here, but we will miss them after they are gone. Life is like a one way trip. You start your journey with your family, then more passengers get on board. Some are happy, some in deep thoughts, some look upset, and some are busy throughout the trip. You may not be aware when they get off, but you will memorize some of them in your heart.

Just enjoy the journey. No matter how beautiful the scenery is, you can’t go back to admire. No matter how you don’t want to let go, the trip will end one day. Happiness is not about how much you own, it’s about how much you don’t care for. Stop chasing the things that are not supposed to be yours, you already have everything you need to be happy. Don’t wait for someone to light up your life, the match is already in your hand.

Although Joyce had little patience with elderly people, being unemployed, she applied for the activity director position in a nursing facility. “I can always quit if I don’t like it,” she thought. When the shrill ringing of the telephone woke her, it was 8:05am. The woman on the other end sounded cheerful and confident. “I have your application for activity director,” she said. “We are about to open a new unit. How soon can you be here for an interview?” Trying her best to sound awake, Joyce said, “One hour. I can come in one hour.”

From that day on, Joyce’s life changed. It is no longer her alone. Each waking moment, her thoughts are on the residents of the nursing facility. The residents fill her thoughts and her heart – these lonely, fragile people who all have a story to tell and love to give.

Her first love was Miss Lilly, a lonely woman with only one living relative. Miss Lilly was not a pretty sight. She was a board-shouldered woman with large hands and feet, in a near prone position. She spent her days in a blue chair. She drooled constantly, her large mouth often hanging open to expose several stain, broken teeth in blood-red gum. Her hair, sparse and iron-gray, had twin cowlicks that caused it to stick out in all directions. Worse yet, Miss Lilly never spoke.

Joyce had seen her one relative, a niece, several times. Each visit was the same. Standing a few feet in front of the blue chair her niece would say, “Your check came, your bill is paid.” Never a personal word, a hug, or any sign of affection.

Months passed, and Miss Lilly seemed to shrink lower and lower down in her chair. Plainly, her health was deteriorating. Joyce was staying longer and longer in her unit and discovered she was not eating well. Joyce gave up her lunch hour to feed Miss Lilly. Seeing how much Miss Lilly enjoyed Jell-O and pudding, Joyce brought her extra. Joyce talked to her constantly – about the weather, current events, anything that could think of. Sometimes, Joyce held her hand. One day, to her amazement, Miss Lilly spoke. “Bend down,” Miss Lilly said. Quickly, Joyce knelt at her side. “Put your arms around me and pretend you love me,” Miss Lilly whispered. “Me love Miss Lilly?” Joyce had never thought about it. Joyce gathered Miss Lilly into her arms and felt her heart bursting with love.

There have been many Miss Lillys in Joyce’s life since then and she knows there will be others. They are the ones who need more than kindness and care; they need a little piece of her heart. She loves each day of work, sharing with the residents with her life, her joys and her sorrows. They share with her their past, their fear of the future, their families, and most of all, their love. Because of Miss Lilly, Joyce never feels the same about the older generation, about nursing facilities, or even about life. Nursing facilities are wonderful, caring places where witty, fun-loving seniors enjoy companionship and use each day of their lives to make a bright memory for tomorrow.

Dance In The Rain

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Life is amazing, but sometimes it’s hard to acknowledge because of all the sticky situations and terrible nonsense that happens in our lives. But we can all make it through the unexpected situations; we can come out stronger than ever and better equipped for the storms that will inevitably come in our way.

Have you ever looked at a tree that is absolutely beautiful in the spring, but looks pretty ugly during the winter? That’s because the tree is not in season. Remember that you’re just not seeing fruit during the winter of your life, but spring will come eventually. Trust that it will all come together in the end, even if you can’t see it now. Your life isn’t dead; it just might be dormant for the time being. Hang in there – things are going to work out.

We are all waiting for something – a new job, a partner, a phone call, another chance. What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting because sometimes who we become and what we learn in the process of waiting is what truly shows us the way. Be patient. Waiting is not punishment – it’s preparation.

If you keep trying to make the same thing work out, but time after time, it fails. Perhaps you need to try something new. Sometimes things don’t work out because they’re not supposed to. Change your plans. Stop trying to force the situation with the wrong tactics. There is a reason it isn’t working out.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass … It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
– Vivian Greene

single

  1. You can flirt all you want.
  2. Going out has endless possibilities.
  3. You can still enjoy the wonders of dating apps.
  4. You never have to clear your browsing history.
  5. You can take up the whole bed any night of the week.
  6. You can’t argue with him/her when you don’t have one.
  7. You don’t have to plan a wedding.
  8. If you’re not thinking about marriage, you certainly don’t have to worry about divorce.
  9. You can be anyone you want on any given day.
  10. You don’t have to wonder if you’re with the right person.
  11. You never have to do anything you don’t feel like doing.
  12. You don’t have to share your meals.
  13. You don’t have to hangout with his/her annoying friends.
  14. You can watch whatever you want after work.
  15. You know you haven’t settled for less.
  16. You have time to work on yourself.
  17. You can be completely selfish.
  18. You can experiment.
  19. You can travel by yourself.
  20. You save money.
  21. Life is more adventurous.
  22. You still have the excitement of finding the one.

Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
All of them.

Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
No, I didn’t.

Did you check for breathing?
No, I did not.

Did you check for blood pressure?
No.

So then it’s possible the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
No, it isn’t.

And how can you be so sure?
Because his brain was in a jar.

Could the patient still have been alive, nonetheless?
It’s possible that he could have been alive. Practising law somewhere.

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