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

Only In the Movies

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Only in the movies …

Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned to a partner who is their polar opposite.

The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building undetected.

The Chief of Police always suspends his star detective or gives him 48 hours to finish the job.

A man shows no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

All police investigations will find it necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

If you are being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing parade, any time any day of the year.

You are very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

If a woman is alone and hears a noise, she will go and check it out in her most revealing underwear.

All grocery bags contain at least one stick of French Bread.

You will stuck in a traffic jam when you are in a hurry to go to the airport for an emergency reason.

All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large displays so you know exactly when they are going to go off.

Pass It On

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The parents of 11-year-old Liang Yaoyi were stunned by his request. As cancer ravaged his body, the fifth grader from the Chinese city of Shenzhen focused on how he could save others if he could not survive his own battle.

“There are many people doing great things in the world,” he said from his sickbed. “They are great, and I want to be a great kid too.” He told his parents he wanted to donate his organs so others could live.

On June 6 2014, the brave young boy who dreamed of becoming a doctor lost his battle with brain cancer. Doctors immediately went to work removing his organs for transplant. Hospital officials said his kidney and liver were transplanted into other patients who were suffering from life-threatening ailments.

As his body was wheeled from the surgery room, the medical team stopped and bowed to honor him and the lives he saved. The photo triggered social media responses from around the world. In his final hours, Yaoyi had touched the lives of millions.

10 Wisdoms of Life

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  1. Never blame a day in your life. Good days give happiness; bad days give experience.
  2. Sometimes hurt is needed to make you grow, failures to make you know, loss to make you gain. Some lessons are best when learnt through pain.
  3. Worrying does not solve tomorrow’s problems, it only takes away today’s peace.
  4. Relations are all about winning, losing and sharing – winning trust, losing ego and sharing the friendship.
  5. We are like tea-bags whose true strength comes out when we are put in hot water.
  6. A good understanding comes only when the brain is quiet. If a mind is caught in noises, it cannot understand the truth.
  7. Practical success is the ability to go from one success to another without losing your focus and without getting carried away with it.
  8. If you think “not now”, success becomes “never”. But as you think “why not now”, success will become “yours”.
  9. There’s no market for your sorrows in this world, so don’t advertise them.
  10. No one in this world is rich enough to buy his or her own past. So live each moment of life.

Perseverance

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Success is often the result of perseverance. When others give up, leave, stop trying, or compromise their principles and values, the last person left is often the person who wins. Other people may be smarter, better connected, more talented, or better funded. But they can’t win if they aren’t around at the end.

Sometimes it makes sense to give up on ideas, projects, and even quit the job – but just don’t give up on yourself. The one thing you can always be is the last person to give up on yourself. We may not be the first, but we can always be the last.

Do at least one thing each day that no one else is willing to do. Just one thing. Even if it’s simple. Even if it’s small. Do one thing every day. After a week, you’ll be uncommon. After a month, you’ll be special. After a year, you will be incredible.

They say that the race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. In other words, the only true failure is giving up. Achieving the unlikely has very little to do with extraordinary ability. In most cases, it is a matter of staying the course in the face of adversity, rejection and failure.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill

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To my QA:
First of all, if I upset you in past few weeks, I apologize. I was impatient and sometimes rude when issues were reported to me in last minutes. As this leaves me no options, I can only accept the schedule delay. However I should not show my anger, especially in front of a girl like you. Please understand I also have pressure in delivering projects on time. I promise I’ll control my temper and behave myself better in the future. Thank you for your contributions so far, you’re still my favourite QA and sometimes … I wish I knew you earlier.

To my Developer:
I have a love-hate feeling about you. You did a lot of hard work but you also created some major problems. Please spend more time in understanding the requirements before jump into the code immediately. What you want is different from what the customer wants. By the way, most of your assumptions are wrong. You can’t keep hacking code for a lifetime; you need to improve your writing and communication skills. I won’t be here forever to cover you in those areas. Finally please be careful about what you tell other people as your opinions had gotten me into trouble more than once.

To my Manager:
After you joined the company, my world just turns upside down. You always say yes to all the requests despite whether you have resources to work on them or not. And worse, you normally assign those requests to me. Please understand I’m as busy as everyone in the team. I’m not good at multitasking and this simply stresses me out. According to my performance appraisal, I’m just rated by you as an average performer. So please don’t pin all your hopes on me. You can simply protect us by saying no if you don’t have adequate resources available. You are more senior than me and you don’t really need my advice, right?

To the Architect:
Mr Architect, there are many people in the organisation who are more technical competent than me. I may sound like an expert of everything, but I just got the information from others. Sometimes I even don’t understand your questions. So please don’t totally rely on me to solve all the technical issues. Nowadays I simply let my developers to do the job. Please don’t frequently absent from the conference calls with customers, I’m just an introvert being put in an extrovert position – I’m not good at presentations and technical discussions. Do you remember you interviewed me 2 years ago and hired me? I hate you whenever I think about this.

To the Director:
Are you surprised that I had the gut to argue with you the other day? I don’t have interest in politics and the keyword “escalate” has no effect to me. Even you complain to the CEO, I will still stand by my decision. Please don’t blame all the problems to my team. We should all work as a group, not fighting against each other. My team is working very hard in the front line and the last thing we need is someone to set a fire at the back. Also, please don’t pretend you are not aware of all the problems as you are cc’d on all the emails. You didn’t read them is simply not an excuse.

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1. Understand you’re good enough all by yourself.

It’s very easy to find someone to spend time with, but when you have high standards for the people you allow into your life, you’re telling yourself that you’re better off by yourself than with someone who isn’t a great fit for you.

2. Value others’ opinions, but value your own more.

The more time you spend asking yourself for advice, the less you start to need input from others. When you trust yourself to solve problems, you become a much stronger and more confident person, and you take on challenges that you wouldn’t have felt capable of before.

3. Learn to be an observer.

To truly enjoy being alone, learn to look at ordinary situations in new and unfamiliar ways. Everywhere you go, make an effort to understand the other people around you. Learning how people operate when they think no one is watching will make you feel more connected to them.

4. Close your eyes in a dark room and appreciate the silence.

Take a moment and sit quietly in a dark room. Listen to everything that is not happening around you. You can learn a lot about yourself in the moments when you’re least occupied – the times when there is nothing to distract you from the thoughts and feelings you deny yourself during your busy days.

5. Learn how to talk to yourself.

Every single person has an inner voice that talks to them at all hours of all days, and getting to know that person and how to talk to them is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. The way that you talk to yourself when no one else is around will shape who you are in this world more than anything else.

6. Cherish every interaction.

Time alone is important. But so is time spent with others. There is no such thing as a boring person or a boring situation. If you’re ever bored, it’s because you’re not paying attention. Take an interest in every person that comes into your life, even if for only a second. Listen closely to what they say. Watch carefully what they do. Try to understand them as a person. You’ll be better for it.

7. Rearrange your furniture.

Things rarely do change unless you make a conscious effort to change them. The problem is that meaningful change is hard, and what’s hard rarely gets started. To keep things moving, you have to keep things fresh. Rearranging your furniture is meaningless by itself, but it brings new life to a dull routine, which is easy to fall prey to when you’re spending a lot of time alone.

8. Avoid mindless consumption.

When you’re alone, you have an incredible opportunity to think clearly about your life and the direction you want to take it. In a world that’s often filled with noise, you’ve been given quiet. This is a time to reaffirm the path that your life is on. But if you fill your time with entertainment that you mindlessly consume – TV, movies, surfing internet, you can never devote enough attention to coming to a clear answer for yourself.

9. Create, create, create.

When you’re alone, the only one stopping you from creating the work that you’re capable of is yourself. All excuses are gone. When you’re alone, you can lose yourself in your work. When you lose yourself in your work, you can be sure that you’re creating something truly meaningful. Make use of your loneliness.

10. Make plans for the future, and pursue them immediately.

The purpose for your life doesn’t need to be complex or earth shattering. It only needs to be present. Once it’s there, it gets much easier to make plans you can take action on. Pursue these plans immediately. Don’t put them off. Don’t wait for the perfect opportunity. Perfect never comes. Being alone can be beautiful, but if you want to add people to your life, finding a purpose for your existence is the fastest way to do it.

11. Go to a movie alone.

Get used to doing things alone that society says is made for two. Go to a movie by yourself and enjoy the picture. Have a great dinner out all by yourself. Take yourself on dates, and learn to treat yourself well. Who decided that you aren’t supposed to do these things alone? Besides, to truly enjoy these things with others, you have to learn to enjoy them alone first.

12. Pursue an impractical project.

When you’re alone, you’re free to pursue any kind of project you want in your life. You have the freedom to be completely selfish and make no compromises about what you do or how you do it. Take advantage of this freedom. An important part of life is doing things that look unwise or impractical to others. Do something that’s completely over your head. Start something that you don’t know how to finish. This is something you do alone, for the benefit of no one but yourself.

13. Volunteer your time.

Being alone and happy doesn’t mean sequestering yourself from the world. It means being confident enough to know that you can surround yourself with people, but not depend on them for your own happiness. And one good way to get started is to surround yourself with good people – the kind you’ll find when you give your time to a cause that’s important to you.

Laws of Karma

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  1. Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us. “As you sow, so shall you reap”.
  2. Life doesn’t just happen, it requires our participation. Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state. Be yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your life.
  3. What you refuse to accept, will continue for you. If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.
  4. The only thing we were given in our lives is ourselves and that is the only factor we have control over. When we change who and what we are within our heart, our life follows suit and changes too. “Wherever you go, there you are”.
  5. We mirror what surrounds us – and what surrounds us mirrors us. Whenever there is something wrong in our life, there is something wrong in us. We must take responsibility what is in our life.
  6. Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on. Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected. Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance, as they were both needed to accomplish the task. Past-present-future, they are all connected.
  7. You cannot think of two things at the same time. When our focus is on spiritual values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.
  8. If you believe something to be true,then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth. Here is where we put what we claim that we have learned into actions.
  9. Looking backward prevents us from being totally in the here and now. Old thoughts, old patterns of behaviour, old dreams, prevent us from having new ones.
  10. History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.
  11. Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil. True joy follows doing what we’re supposed to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on its own time.
  12. You get back from something whatever you have put into life. Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole. Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire the Whole.
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