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What Is Wrong With The World

I think that’s what’s wrong with the world; no one says what they really feel, they always hold it inside. They’re sad, but they don’t cry. They’re happy, but they don’t dance or sing. They’re angry, but they don’t scream. Because if they do, they feel ashamed and that’s the worst feeling in the world. So everyone walks with their heads down and no one sees how beautiful the sky is. — Louise Fitzhugh

 


This collection of positive messages is for anyone who may be going through a rough spell or would make a great gift for that friend who has been there for you, that co-worker who is helpful to everyone, or that person who always knows what to say to cheer you up.

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You Always Have The Chance To Restart

Today is the day that you become the person that you were always meant to be. That can’t happen if you have baggage. Leave the past. You have a chance to restart. All you have to do is LEARN from all the bad things that happened, all the mistakes you did and have the courage to move forward. — Unknown

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This collection of positive messages is for anyone who may be going through a rough spell or would make a great gift for that friend who has been there for you, that co-worker who is helpful to everyone, or that person who always knows what to say to cheer you up.

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Stop Allowing These Things Ruin Your Life

 


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Make Time For People Not Things

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

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The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

Now, said the professor, as the laughter subsided, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things – your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else – the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.

[SOURCE: This story has a couple different versions.]

 

 


You Deserve New Beginnings

It’s hard to see new beginnings when you focus on the past. Give it your best to see people who hurt you as instruments to find your self-worth. Look at mistakes as guidelines on how to become a better person. You’re meant to do a lot of great things, regretting and despairing will only delay the advancement of your life. TODAY, may you realize the happiness you seek will come when you allow your heart to speak. — Dodinsky

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