Short Story: "Anger"

"It is natural for the immature to harm others. Getting angry with them is like resenting a fire for burning." -Shantideva

Once upon a time there was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he should hammer a nail in the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. But gradually, the number of daily nails dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.


Inspiration: Be Brave!

Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin.

Learn to say no politely and quickly.


7 Awkward Things You do when You Have a Crush

You probably had or currently have a certainsomeone who you have ambiguous feelings for but won’t ever let him or her know about them, 
so instead you start doing things you do when you have a crush on someone, no matter how silly and irrational they may be. Don’t worry, we have all done it, but are just not willing to admit to it. I guess the infatuation just gets to us and we all end up doing the exact same things you do when you have a crush. 

1. Overanalyze Their Actions: 

You can’t really control the things you do when you have a crush on someone and sometimes it can drive us all insane. For example, the second you begin liking someone, you automatically start to read too much into their actions. You attempt to read their body language and search for any hidden messages whenever you have a conversation. And in the end you just give up, because with men you can never be too sure.

2. Act Different around Them:  

As much as you try to keep your cool when you are around them, your heart beats faster when they are close to you and sometimes all of the thinking in your head makes you act awkward. Plus, aside from that, you become more aware of your posture and overall appearance, so being around your crush is a lot of hard work.


10 Reasons To Let Go of The Past

Whether its a bad memory,  a grudge, a bad relationship or a broken heart that can't mend, there’s always a time to let go.

1. Holding onto anything takes effort and that effort subtly overshadows your life. Think of the negative things you are holding onto as a huge dark cloud constantly looming over you and blocking the sunlight. There is no room for anything positive or bright in your life so take a deep breath and blow that dark shadow away.

2. Ever wondered why you never really accomplish as much as you should? It’s because you are hoarding bad memories and experiences and you are letting your past dictate your future. You will never find what you are seeking if you do not have the strength to let go and look at the world through new eyes.

3. The negative things in your life serve only one purpose and that purpose is to be a tool for knowledge. If you don’t let go of the negative things, you can never learn from them because you will always be blinding by baseline emotions. Don’t hinder your growth by holding onto these things.


Think Big!

What do you think about most of the time? Your world is a mirror of your thoughts.
If your life isn’t going in the direction that you want it to, then something is wrong with your thought processes. If you change your thinking, you can change your world. Successful people think about what they want and how to get it. Those with the highest expectations are the winners in life. You are limited only by your ability to envision a better you.

You become what you think about! I call this the Formula For Success. If you want to improve in any way, you have to change your self concept.
You can be no bigger than your self image. If you have a poor self image, you are not going to get very far. Most of us have had our growth stunted by the negative influence of other people’s opinions. I’m here to tell you that someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t have to be your reality.


Short Story: The Evil You Do

The Evil You Do Remains With You:

        A woman baked chapatti for members of 
her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra chapatti on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. Every day, a hunchback came and took away the chapatti. 

Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” This went on, day after day.

          Every day, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and uttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”

 The woman felt irritated. “Not a word of gratitude,” she said to herself… 


Mama Knows Best: Your Favorite Dating Rules From Mom

"Don't go back to a man that you broke up with
because there's a reason you left him on the first
place." -- LaQuinta P.

Demand To Be Treated Like A Lady

"Never ever answer to the sound of a car horn.
Make the man greet you at the door." -- Sagirah V.

Make Him Sweat

"If he won't sweat for you, then don't let him sweat
on you!" -- Tammy M.


Life Lessons from Great Men

One of the best ways to become heroes
is to learn from heroes of the past. The
following men had their own fears,
weaknesses, and doubts. But unlike
many today, they adapted, rose above,
and accomplished great things.
Here are five things we can learn from

James J. Braddock;

Lesson: Never, never, never give up.
“I have to believe that when things are
bad I can change them.”
In James J. Braddock we learn one of
the most – if not the most – important
lesson one can learn: never give up. No
matter how dark things get, no matter
how hopeless the future looks, giving up
can never be an option.
Not only did Braddock not give up, he
didn’t compromise the man he is. He
didn’t cut corners. When other men
were leaving their families during The
Great Depression, Braddock, a
heavyweight boxer, put his family on
his back. He swallowed his pride and
did everything he needed to do to save
his family.
If you haven’t read “Cinderella Man” or
watched the movie of the same title, I
highly recommend doing so. It’s hard to
find a better example of what it means
to be a real man than -James J.