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

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  1. Everything can and will changes – your story is constantly evolving. So, even if you’re not sure what to do to make things better right now, just know that you will not always feel stuck.
  2. You’ve overcome challenges in the past. You have the power, ingenuity and skills to overcome this one too.
  3. Even when you feel stuck, there’s something valuable to learn from your situation. It’s just a learning experience. What can you learn from this one?
  4. If you think back, you’ll be able to remember a time when not getting what you wanted led to something even better down the road. Sometimes, not getting what you think you want can be a blessing in disguise.
  5. Allow yourself some time to just have fun. Do something that makes you laugh, be playful and childlike, and spend time with people who know how to put a smile on your face.
  6. Being kind to yourself is the best medicine. Sometimes, just taking a day away from your obligations will be what you need to boost your resilience.
  7. Try to shut out the negativity of other people – whether it’s directed at you or the world in general, it’s not worth worrying about. Negativity is toxic, so close your heart to it and focus on your own reserves of positivity.
  8. You have lots of strengths as a person. Ask a close friend or family member what they appreciate about you, or simply make a quick list of the strengths you know you have. These are the precise attributes that will help you move out of any stuck situation.
  9. Anything is possible. The world contains limitless resources for you to work with, and the only thing limiting you is your imagination and self-confidence. Believe in the life you want to create, and know that you really can manifest what you desire.
  10. Truly great things generally take time to achieve or arrive. If you’re feeling stuck because you’re impatient to meet a goal, try to be patient. There will be a good reason why you’re stuck now, and all will be revealed in time.
  11. There is always something to be thankful for. Be grateful about what you have, and you’ll attract more positive things into your life in response.
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20 Albert Einstein Quotes

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Albert Einstein was many things in his time – famous theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of relativity, father of modern physics. His name today is synonymous with creativity and genius, a man who was able to describe the workings of reality better than anyone since Isaac Newton.

What makes Einstein even more impressionable and fascinating was the fact that he was not just a scientist and deep thinker. Much more than that, he was awed and fascinated by life and retained a sense of childlike wonder through his lifetime.

He was a man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a man who cared about the human existence and sought deep within himself for answers to man’s most common and most searching questions. And he was extremely successful in his ability to provide answers where others couldn’t.

We still have a lot to learn from Einstein who turned the world upside down when he was alive and who continues to do so even when he is gone. His quotes are still as relevant today as they were a hundred years ago, and here are 20 of his most insightful quotes to help unleash the genius in you.

  1. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  2. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
  3. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
  4. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
  5. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
  6. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  7. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
  8. Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.
  9. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
  10. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
  11. Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
  12. A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.
  13. What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right.
  14. Education is not the learning of facts, it’s rather the training of the mind to think.
  15. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  16. The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
  17. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
  18. I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
  19. There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
  20. I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.

Nathan’s Upgrade

“Mr. Degner,” the man began, “I’m Tom Fury. You probably don’t remember meeting me and my family back in November. We were going to Miami and the flight was overbooked.”

Jeff confessed that he couldn’t recall the occasion.

“You made an announcement asking for volunteers willing to give up their seats for free tickets and a later flight. My wife, Ann, went up to your desk and told you that the four of us – myself, my wife, our daughter Mariah, and our son Nathan – would be willing to go later.”

The story still didn’t ring a bell to Jeff.

“Well,” Tom went on, “we gave you our tickets but about fifteen minutes later, you came back and said that you wouldn’t need our seats after all.”

At this point, Jeff was still unsure where this former customer was going with his phone call.

Tom continued, “So you gave our tickets back and then you told us that you had upgraded our seats to first class as a way of showing gratitude for our willingness to be bumped. Now, I know that this was something you didn’t have to do – you could have just as easily left us with our original seats. Now do you remember us?”

“Yes, I think I do recall meeting you,” Jeff lied, “I’m glad you enjoyed those seats.”

“Oh, we did! That flight to Miami was wonderful,” Tom replied. “We were so excited. Ann and Mariah sat next to each other and Nathan and I were right across from them. We laughed and talked all the way to Florida. It was just fantastic.”

“I’m really glad that you and your family were happy with the seats, and thank you for taking the time to call …”

“There’s something more,” Tom said. Jeff noticed a sudden shift in the tone of his voice.

“Just after we got home from our vacation …” Jeff could hear the strain of tears and pain in Tom’s voice as he continued, “Nathan was out riding his bike and … the driver of the car didn’t even see …”

Tom couldn’t finish his sentence but Jeff knew what had happened. His eyes welled up as he waited in silence.

A moment later, the boy’s father went on, “That trip was the last trip the four of us were together. We’ll always remember that flight to Miami, all of us sitting in those first class seats. We were so happy and Nathan had so much fun. It meant so much to him. You helped make that time special, Mr. Degner. Ann and I just wanted to say how much we appreciate the gift you gave us.”

Jeff was speechless. He breathed in deeply and, somehow, he found words to express his sympathy for the tragedy and thanked Tom for sharing his story.

After they said goodbye, Jeff sat down and cried for this little boy and his grieving family. He hadn’t realized how much their upgrade had meant to them on their final trip with their son.

Jealous Husband

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Husband: Where are you?
Wife: At home.
Husband: Are you sure?
Wife: Yes.
Husband: Turn on the blender.
Wife: (Turns blender on) Reeereeeereeee …
Husband: Ok my love, goodbye.

Another day …

Husband: Where are you?
Wife: At home.
Husband: Are you sure?
Wife: Yes.
Husband: Turn on the blender.
Wife: (Turns blender on) Reeereeeereeee …
Husband: Ok my love, goodbye.

Next day …

The next day, the husband decided to go home without notice and found his son alone. He asked his son, “Where is your mother?”

Son: I don’t know, she went out with the blender.

A Lesson

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A son took his elderly father to a restaurant for dinner. During the meal, his father would continuously drop food onto his shirt and trousers.

And while other customers turned around and gave the pair unpleasant looks, the son was calm and helped his father clean up his mess.

After their meal, the son led his father to the restroom and helped him wipe the stains off of his clothes.

Then, he helped his father comb his hair, put on his jacket, and straighten his glasses.

After they came out, the son went to pay the bill, and stood up to leave. Everyone watched them in dead silence.

No one could understand how someone could embarrass himself in public like that.

Then, all of a sudden, one of the customers, an old man, called out to the son.

“Don’t you think you have left something behind?” he asked.

“No, sir, I haven’t,” the son replied.

“Yes, you have!” replied the old man. “You have left a lesson for every son, and hope for every father.”

And with that reply, the entire restaurant fell silent.

Take care of those who once cared for us.

One Hour from You

After his wife passed away a year ago, Rick worked as a part time supervisor in a retailed store in addition to his full time consulting job. He wanted to earn more money and provide a better life to his daughter.

One night during dinner, his daughter asked, “Dad, how much do you earn for an hour of your part time job?”

The question surprised Rick and he answered softly, “50 dollars per hour.”

“Can you give me 30 dollars?” his daughter asked.

Rick was curious, he asked, “What for?”

“I just need 30 dollars from you,” his daughter replied.

“I won’t give you the money unless you tell me what the money is for.” Rick was a bit impatient and worried about why his daughter needed the money.

His daughter was upset and kept herself in her room that night.

Regretted and feeling guilty, Rick slid 3 10-dollar notes through the gap underneath his daughter’s bedroom door.

When Rick woke up the next morning, he saw a note placed on the table. On top was his daughter’s hand writing: “Can I buy one hour from you today after school? I want you to come to school and see our choir performance.”

Beside the note, other than Rick’s 3 10-dollar notes, there were another 20 dollars made up of smaller notes and coins which Rick recognized as his daughter’s pocket money.

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It’s a human behavior to look back at the things in life that we sometimes, if not always regret. Whether it’s a failing relationship, to getting to know someone, to date someone, to be with someone, we all have regrets, we’re not perfect.

So many people look back at life, at their regrets, saying how they regret doing this, or talking to that person, or getting to know that person. I used to be one of them, may be i still am, it’s a battle for anyone.

So, look forward, move forward, and think about what’s coming, and not what left.

No matter how old you are, we still have so much to look forward to in life, and whether you can’t see something good happen in the near future, it doesn’t mean it won’t. Each step we take, we slightly or dramatically change our future, each word we speak, we influence the people around us, the setting around us.

Remember, if we look back whilst we’re walking, we’ll crash or bump into things we could see coming if we were looking forward.

So, look forward, admire what is coming, face the challenges that appear, overcome obstacles and kick negativity in the butt.