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

Two Moose Hunters

Two moose hunters from Texas are flown into a remote lake in Alaska. They have a good hunt and both manage to get a large moose. When the plane returns to pick them up, the pilot looks at the animals and says, “This little plane won’t lift all of us, the equipment, and both of those animals. You’ll have to leave one. We’d never make it over the trees on the take off.”

“That’s baloney!” says one of the hunters. “Yeah,” the other agrees, “you’re just chicken. We came out here last year and got two moose and that pilot had some guts! He wasn’t afraid to take off!”

“Yeah”, said the first hunter, “and his plane wasn’t any bigger than yours!”

The pilot got angry, and said, “Hell, if he did it, then I can do it! I can fly as well as anybody!”

They loaded up, taxied at full throttle, and the plane almost made it, but didn’t have the lift to clear the trees at the end of the lake. It clipped the tops, then flipped, then broke up, scattering the baggage, animal carcasses, and passengers all through the brush.

Still alive, but hurt and dazed, the pilot sat up, shook his head to clear it, and said, “Where are we?”

One of the hunters rolled out from being thrown into a bush, looked around and said, “I’d say… about a hundred yards further than last year.”

What Did You Catch?

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Do you know what is the furthest distance in the world? It’s when I sit in front of you, you just focus on your phone and are not aware of my presence. I know I have no right to complain as you act the same way when you are having dinner with your parents. Rather than enjoying the meal and talking to your parents, you simply hang out at the online virtual world.

Although living in the same house, you hide yourself in your bedroom and the wall separates two different worlds – yours and your parents’. Do you remember what you said to your parents last time? Do you notice their hairs had turned grey and they have all sorts of aches when the weather changes? They won’t tell you but still take care of you everyday as they know you are busy with your phone.

In recent weeks, you spent a lot of time wandering on the street with others. You all just look at the screen of your phones like living zombies. You ignore everything around you and your only goal is to search for Pokemon. You feel like part of the crowd when chasing that Pikachu, but when the event is over, everyone just follow their maps and go in different directions.

No matter how many Pokemon you can catch, no matter how many gym battles you can win, do you know when you throw that Pokeball, you also throw away the precious moments of your life? Those treasured moments that you can spend with your family, your friends and your loved ones – which cannot be caught back by the Pokeball.

A Little Dramatic Twist

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One guy said to the other in a bar, “Your mom is so hot, I love her.”

The other guy said, “Dad, you have had too many drinks. Let’s go home.”

Today, her husband beat her again. She had got used to it now and did not groan or complain.

She simply got up and put the chessboard back, determined to beat him one day in the game he had mastered.

“Don’t ask for the change. Bring the change!”

Said the bus driver in a very annoyed tone.

The lowly clerk was caught red handed for accepting bride.

At home, his wife was waiting for her husband to bring the money for her daughter’s cancer treatment.

The petty, insignificant German tourist was being teased for his peculiar mustache.

With fire in his heart, “One day they will know my name” said Hitler to himself.

“Everyone goes with the flow but the one who goes against the flow becomes someone remarkable in life.”

Before I could explain this to the traffic police, he issued me a ticket.

“It’s a boy, it’s a boy!” He shouted coming out of the room.

“I am never coming back to Thailand!”

He grabbed her neck and smashed her head against the wall, screaming, “You destroyed my life! You destroyed my life!”

The alcohol bottle broke into tiny pieces, however leaving her smell on his clothes as the last memory.

Love was within her grasp, all that was needed was a little courage.

And a plan, to get rid of her husband.

A Sign for Our Times

Dorothy sat scribbling at her kitchen table, trying hard to compose an appropriate slogan for a sign hanging over the self-service gas station. Dorothy and her husband Fred had started working in the gas station a week ago, pulling their trailer to Greenwood. The job seemed simple enough, just sitting at a drive-up window, taking money from customers.

With their children grown, Dorothy and Fred travelled to different places. Sometimes, they settled for a while and took jobs, and this was one of those times.

There were already a lighted advertising sign on top of the building, but Dorothy’s new boss had told her she could replace the message with anything she liked. “I had heard that this chain of gas stations was frequently robbed,” Dorothy said, “so I was thinking about a safety-related slogan.” She tried several ideas, then inspiration struck.

“What do you think of this?” she asked Fred.

Fred studied her scrawl: God is Our Security Guard – Always on the Job. “That says it pretty well,” he told her. The next day, they spelled it out on the lighted board.

The sign was impressive, but it seemed to have little or no effect on anyone. Few customers commented on it.

After five months, Dorothy and Fred moved on, they resigned and took off in a trailer.

Thirteen years later, they met a young couple Janet and Larry in a church in Gainesville. The four got along well, and when Dorothy and Fred had health problems, Janet and Larry proved to be a blessing: running errands, providing an occasional meal, and just being there. “I don’t know what we would have done without you,” Dorothy told Larry more than once. She was growing quite fond of this kind, clean-cut young man.

One evening Dorothy invited Janet and Larry over for dinner. The four sat around the table, talking leisurely. Dorothy and Fred were surprised to hear that Larry had grown up in Greenwood.

“Why, we worked there once,” Dorothy began. Had they ever met Larry? She started to ask him, but having begun to talk about himself, Larry couldn’t stop.

“I’ve had a pretty rough past,” Larry went on, pent-up words suddenly tumbling out. At 16, he’d become involved with the wrong crowd and had spent a year in reform school. After his release, he’d wanted to start over again, but because of his records, he couldn’t find a job.

“One night,” Larry continued, “I decided to rob a gas station for money to leave home.” There was a self-service station nearby, so he stole his father’s gun and car, and just before closing time, he drove up to rob the woman sitting at the window.

But before pulling his gun, he glanced at the roof of the building. There had always been a sign there, but someone just recently changed the words. “When I read the message,” Larry said, “I knew I couldn’t rob that place – or do anything else illegal.” He went home, prayed all night and begged God to help him straighten out his life.

Dorothy and Fred looked at each other. “What did the sign say, Larry?” Dorothy asked gently.

“I’ve never forgotten those words,” Larry assured her. “It said, ‘God is Our Security Guard – Always on the Job’. And He is, Dorothy. He guarded me from danger that night, and He has ever since.”

Dorothy’s heart lifted. Her small act of faith had brought a lost child safely back to God’s side.

Think As A Minimalist

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Minimalism is a mindset and an attitude toward life. Rather than wondering about things that you don’t have, focusing on what you actually need or what can make your life better by simplifying your thoughts. Here’s how to think as a minimalist.

1. Show gratitude
Don’t wait to have a certain thing, age, work or relationship to be grateful for what you already have.

2. Learn to complain less
Do an experiment and record all the times you complain during the day. How many times have you complained? And how many of those times did complaining have good result or solve the problem?

3. Stop thinking only about the future
It’s fine to visualize and plan ahead, but don’t overlook things that you can’t control. It’s impossible to know what other people will think or feel about you or about certain situations.

4. Exercise
Exercise helps with releasing stress, keeps you healthy and improves self-confidence. Make your body and well-being a priority and give yourself 30 minutes to move each day.

5. Never regret
If you think you did something wrong, don’t just think about it; find a way to fix it and prevent it from happening again. Say what you think. If you feel love for someone – say so.

6. Stop criticizing
Criticizing others or yourself won’t give you any benefits, so why are you wasting your time?

7. Think abundantly
If you think you have little time, not much money and no friends, then that’s what you’re going to attract. So think abundantly and positively.

8. Do something that makes you happy every day
Do this whether it’s having a cup of coffee, cooking a good breakfast, reading, watching a movie, or whatever – the key is doing it consciously.

9. Enjoy the mornings
It’s the first part of the day, so having a good attitude toward it can set your mood for the rest of the day. Embracing a morning routine can motivate you to wake up early. Take some time to do something you like before 9 a.m.

10. Beware of the time you spend on internet
Although it’s a very entertaining thing to do, it can take away the time you could spend talking to someone special, or doing something productive or creative.

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When we don’t accept an undesired event, it becomes Anger;
when we accept it, it becomes Tolerance.

When we don’t accept uncertainty, it becomes Fear;
when we accept it, it becomes Adventure.

When we don’t accept other’s bad behavior towards us, it becomes Hatred;
when we accept it, it becomes Forgiveness.

When we don’t accept other’s success, it becomes Jealousy;
when we accept it, it becomes Inspiration.

Acceptance is the key to handling life well.

Holmes and Watson

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine they lay down for the night, and went to sleep.

Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend awake. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.”

“What does that tell you?” Holmes questioned.

Watson pondered for a minute.

“Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.

Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.

Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three.

Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant.

Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?”

Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke, “Watson, someone has stolen our tent.”

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