A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the...
and it made me realize things. It's just so true that I can't stop myself from sharing this..
A man planted a rose and watered it faithfully. And before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, “How...
I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I...
and today I can't stop smiling.
Life is funny that way
one day death seems like the only option and the next life seems like the greatest thing. You just gotta hang in there. Cause you're gonna have days that you will only cry and days that you would rather be dead. But every...
I heard it was about a tree and a boy.
The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous.
Perhaps a better word for the tree would be altruistic?
Being altruistic is giving too much of yourself
to someone else
and not leaving...
A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.
Rather than finding a...
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your personality. Be active, be energetic be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest...
A Hindu saint and his disciples were visiting the Ganges river, where they found a group of family members on the banks shouting in anger at each other. Turning to his disciples, the saint smiled and asked, 'Why do people in anger shout at each other?’
or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you...
Your life is a learning process - you can only become wiser from learning. Sometimes you might have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important, but after the mistake you have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought with money - it can only be acquired...
Every morning, I get a Bible Verse emailed to me from KLove (my favorite radio station back home.) So being at Disney, I never expected one to actually apply to me today. But I got this one and I feel I had to share.
"...Look! I am going to put breath into you and...
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
"One is evil - he is anger, envy...
That I'm a tick in just one box,
Like my being is a door,
A single key unlocks,
But let me tell you something,
I have the universe inside,
I hold an untamed ocean,
With a constant changing tide,
I'm home to endless mountains,
With tips that touch the sky,
Flocks of grand...
You are not what you don’t do.
You are not the job title. You are not a labeled societal sub group.
You are not your personality;
You are not a happy person, a depressed person or an angry person.
You are not a definition of your own qualities.
Who are you?
only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility—I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the...