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

Which Dog Are You Feeding?

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There are two dogs that live inside us – the Fear Dog and the Courage Dog. They constantly battling for control. Remember that whichever dog you feed will win the fight. We can’t kill the Fear Dog because he’s a part of us – fear is natural and sometimes even useful, but we can weaken his power. Negative thoughts and energy feed the Fear Dog, weakening us, leading to performance degradation and poor health.

We can lock the Fear Dog up and redirect his energy into assertiveness and discipline. Meanwhile, we need to feed the Courage Dog. Positive thoughts and energy feed the Courage Dog, strengthening the mind, body, and spirit. Feeding Courage Dog makes us more kind, patient, tolerant, powerful, and present. We’ll avoid conflict and become better leaders. We won’t hesitate to lean into the hard tasks and fear won’t control us. All you have to do is start asking yourself, “Which dog am I feeding?”

By paying attention to which dog you’re feeding, you’ll begin to notice another level of your thought patterns. Once you’re aware of your patterns, you can better maintain a positive internal dialogue, which will manage your attention and keep it where it should be: on success. So reframe a bad experience with a positive lesson. What did you learn? What was the silver lining? Why did it happen the way it did? Whether you won the event or not, you can guarantee that you win the aftermath with how you choose to view what happened and create a positive response to it. This can keep you focused on feeding the Courage Dog and the positive aspects of failure even when you fall on your face.

A Ghost Story

Two guys left the bar, jumped in their car and started it up. After a couple of minutes, an old man appeared in the passenger window and tapped lightly. The passenger screamed, “Look at the window. There’s an old ghost’s face there!”

The driver sped up, but the old man’s face stayed in the window. The passenger rolled his window down part way and, scared out of his wits, said, “What do you want?”

The old man softly replied, “You got any tobacco?”

The passenger handed the old man a cigarette and yelled, “Step on it,” to the driver, rolling up the window in terror.

A few minutes later they calmed down and started laughing again. The driver said, “I don’t know what happened, but don’t worry; the speedometer says we’re doing 80 now.”

All of a sudden there was a light tapping on the window and the old man reappeared.

“There he is again,” the passenger yelled.

They were driving about 100 miles an hour, trying to forget what they had just seen and heard, when all of a sudden there came some more tapping.

“Oh my God! He’s back!” The passenger rolled down the window and screamed in stark terror, “What now?”

The old man gently replied, “You want some help getting out of the mud?”

Office Jokes

My colleague always plays with his dice when he is updating the project status report. Today I took a close look at his dice …

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Below is a real conversation between 2 developers about a JIRA issue.

A: Why did you hardcode the device ID to 0? The host won’t recognize it.
B: What’s wrong with that?
A: You shouldn’t hardcode it.
B: What are you expecting?
A: 4.
B: Why 4?
A: As I hardcoded it to 4 in the host.

B: Why not 0? I like 0 better.

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My boss is working from home and we are in the office, having a conference call with each other.

Me: How’s your working from home?
Boss: It’s fantastic, you should try it sometime.
Me: I try it every night.

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8 Ways To Improve Your Life

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1. Drink More Water
Water is vital for our brain and nervous system functions. If you’re dehydrated, you’re more likely to have a decrease in reasoning, attention, memory and language. So, drink up!

2. Express Gratitude
Whether it be an appreciation phone call, surprise flowers, or a simple prayer to emit positive energy towards our loved ones, gratitude helps us see the world differently, and allows us to open up.

3. Wake Up With The Sun
Feel the sun gently tugging at you to wake up, and get all you need to get done by 11am. Plus, studies have shown the early risers are more proactive, better job performance, and even allows you to become better at minimizing problems.

4. Forgive
Sometimes we become our ego and forget to drop the heavy weight off of our shoulders. This self-blockage ceases us from letting go and moving on, and hinders our ability to create long-lasting, trusting relationships. Wipe the slate clean. Not only for others, but yourself as well.

5. Declutter
A clean, organized space will also create a clean, organized head space as well. Less is truly more, once you pinpoint and recognize the necessary, you will not allow any of which doesn’t belong.

6. Know When To Speak Up, Know When To Stay Quiet
Listen to your gut and figure out whether speaking up will actually influence the other individual to change or become a better person, or it will only spark an unproductive, snappy retort.

7. Journal
The simple act of journaling has the ability to change your life by providing you with clarity and organisation, which in turn, aids you in manifesting your dreams and desires, while also allowing negative emotions to pass through without them feeling like a permanent obstacle.

8. Eliminate Negative Energies
Your space is sacred. You need to be fiercely territorial with yourself. Do not allow negative energies and individuals envelop your space. At the end of the day, your space, your well being, is all you have.

Billy

Jeff was working for McDonald’s Corporation to play the character of Ronald McDonald. One standard monthly event is the “Ronald Day” that they would visit as many of the community hospitals as possible, bringing a little happiness to places where no one ever looks forward to going. Jeff loved the event, the warmth and gratification he would receive stayed with him for weeks. Not only Jeff, McDonald’s, the kids and adults, even the nursing and hospital staffs loved “Ronald Day”.

There were two restrictions placed on Jeff during a visit. First, Jeff could not go anywhere in the hospital without McDonald’s personnel as well as hospital personnel. That way, if Jeff walked into a room and frightened a child, there was someone to address the issue immediately. Second, Jeff could not physically touch anyone within the hospital to avoid Jeff to transfer germs from one patient to another. Breaking either of these rules meant Jeff could lose his job.

In one “Ronald Day” event, as Jeff was heading down a hallway after a long day in grease paint and on his way home, he heard a little voice. “Ronald, Ronald.”

He stopped. The soft little voice was coming through a half-opened door. He pushed the door open and saw a young boy, about five years old, lying in his dad’s arms, hooked up to medical equipment. Mom was on the other side, along with Grandma, Grandpa and a nurse tending to the equipment.

Jeff knew by the feeling in the room that the situation was grave. He asked the little boy his name. The boy told Jeff his name was Billy. Jeff did a few simple magic tricks for Billy. As Jeff stepped back to say goodbye, he asked Billy if there was anything else he could do for him.

“Ronald, would you hold me?”

Such a simple request. But if Jeff touched Billy, Jeff could lose his job. So, he told Billy he could not do that right now and suggested to color a picture together. Upon completing the picture, Billy again asked Jeff to hold him. This time, Jeff had to ponder why he could not grant the simple request of a little boy who probably would not be going home. He asked himself why was him being logically and emotionally torn apart by someone he had never seen before and probably would never see again.

“Hold me.” It was such a simple request, and yet …

Jeff searched for any reasonable response that would allow him to leave. He could not come up with a single one. It took him a moment to realize that in this situation, losing his job may not be the disaster he feared. He would lose his job, then his car, his home … But at the end of his life, the only things that had steadfast value were experiences. Once he reminded himself that the real reason he was there was to bring a little happiness to an unhappy environment, he realized that he really faced no risk at all.

Then he picked up little Billy. Billy was so frail and so scared. They talked and laughed for 45 minutes. Billy talked about things that worried him. He was afraid that his little brother might get lost coming home from kindergarten next year without him showing the way. He worried that his dog wouldn’t get another bone because he had hidden the bones in the house before coming to hospital, and now he couldn’t remember where he put them.

There were problems to a little boy who knew he was not going home.

On his way out of the room, with tear-streaked makeup running down his neck, Jeff gave Billy’s Mom and Dad his real name and phone number and said if there was anything McDonald’s or him could do, just gave him a call. Less than 48 hours later, Jeff received a phone call from Billy’s Mom that Billy had passed away. She and her husband simply wanted to thank Jeff for making a difference in their little boy’s life.

Billy’s Mom told Jeff that shortly after he left the room, Billy looked at her and said, “Momma, I don’t care if I see Santa this Christmas because I was held by Ronald McDonald.”

Sometimes we must do what is right for the moment, regardless of the perceived risk. Only experiences have value. McDonald’s did find out about what happened between Jeff and Billy. Given the circumstances, Jeff was permitted to retain his job.

Hope for Tomorrow

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Love is not cruelty. Just for it we are too fragile.

“I’m a good person and so nice to you, why don’t you love me?” Not everything in this world has an answer. But the answer can be very simple: “I don’t have the feeling for you.” Things may not be that complicated. If you contemplate and understand, then you won’t mind. If you let go, you will forgive. No one teach us how to love, and how to be loved. Everyone has their own theories. Some may date many people in their life. Some hurt others and some hurt themselves. Some survive and live with the scar. Some are broken and cannot recover. Only you know who you have the feeling for. Being rejected is fine; it always re-directs me to something that suits me better.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

I don’t have many relationships in my life. Strictly speaking, I had just a serious one. When the trust between each other is starting to fade, the relationship is also going to end. Without your permission, time will make you forget the sad ending but remember the happy moments. We are all naive in our youth and we learn from our stupidity. When we eventually grow up and cherish those we have in our life, we start losing them. One important lesson in life is to let go and memorize. Whether you like it or not, you will learn this lesson. You will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. So, smile for those you once had them in your life.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

The world is so big and fate had brought us together. But it needs better luck for us to fall in love. Life is not perfect; we can only do our best. You will attract the same type of person as yourself. So be kind, smile more, be trustworthy and don’t sweat the small stuff. After I made this far in life, I wonder whether I will still meet the right person ahead. May be there is no right person, it’s just how much you can contribute to the relationship and create that right person. There is no 100% the other half, only 50% of two persons. Until I meet you in the future, I’ll slow down and enjoy the moment, as I believe you are on your way.

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  1. Being afraid of change.
  2. Not learning another language.
  3. Staying in a bad relationship.
  4. Not using sunscreen.
  5. Not traveling when you had the chance.
  6. Not exercising.
  7. Letting society define you.
  8. Not listening to your parents’ advice.
  9. Being afraid to say “I love you”.
  10. Staying at a terrible job.
  11. Being self-absorbed.
  12. Caring too much about what others think.
  13. Not standing up for yourself.
  14. Holding grudges.
  15. Putting others’ dreams before your own.
  16. Working too much.
  17. Not learning how to cook.
  18. Clinging to people who hurt you.
  19. Failing to finish what you started.
  20. Not stopping to appreciate the moment.
  21. Not spending enough time with loved ones.
  22. Never taking a risk.
  23. Worrying too much.
  24. Getting caught up in drama.
  25. Not being grateful.
  26. Thinking you don’t need friends.
  27. Never mastering a hobby.
  28. Not reading enough.
  29. Not trying hard enough in school.
  30. Not volunteering enough.

It’s never too late!