Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Part of being true to yourself is having the courage to say what is on your mind, without offending or hurting anyone. There is a certain amount of tact that is involved in expressing your opinions with other people. Speaking with others the way you would like to be spoken to is the first step of honest communication. When you express yourself in a way that shows respect not only to the other person, but also to yourself, you gain more appreciation from your colleagues, and your own self-worth will increase.
Overall, expressing oneself is a skill that we can all improve and work on.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
This quote, like most others I have found, I found through thinkexist.com. I like the question it poses on each one of us: Are we a big heal, or a great soul?
People enter our lives for a reason. Whether we were sent to help them or they were sent to help you, you and the people you associate/have associated with have left a lasting impression on each other, whether you like it or not. And just as easily as people can enter our lives, they can also exit from them just as easily, taking with them the impression they have made about you from your words and actions.
Think about the social interactions you have had in the past week, be they with old/new friends, close relatives, or even complete strangers. What would these people say about you, if they were ever asked what their impression has been of you this past week? What would they say about you when it is your turn to eventually exit from their lives? Would they say that you had been a positive influence on their lives? That you have enriched their lives because of your kindness and charity? That it has been truly a blessing to have ever associated with you? That you have left such an admirable impression upon their minds that they want to keep you in their memory forever? Likewise, could you say the same for the people you had associated with during the week?
Another important question this quote raises is whether we spend too much time focusing on the people who have "dug their heals" into our lives, or the "great souls" who have entered into our lives at the time when we needed them most? It is better to fill our minds with precious memories of these "great souls", who have shown they are true friends by their words and deeds, than to decay our minds with memories of the "heal-diggers", who are really not worth remembering.
It is true that we, as humans, are not perfect, and we are bound to unintentionally leave a bad impression on people's lives at some stage. All we can do is try and repair the damage that has been caused by us, be they intentional or unintentional, and strive to work to be a positive influence in people's lives.
I decided to upload this picture in view of certain current events that have been happening in my country at the moment.
One of the things I simply cannot understand is the reasoning behind someone not liking someone else, just because of the colour of their skin. It never made any sense to me as a kid. It never makes sense to me now. It doesn't make sense to me that this kind of nonsense is still going on in the world, especially seeing as the world is becoming more unified through the advantages of modern technology.
Instead of negatively judging racial and cultural differences, why can't we all embrace them and try to understand each other? Why do people choose to remain in a state of ignorance? We will be seeing more and more of the younger generation interacting with other people from around the world, working together for the greater good, so these people who choose to remain in that state had better "get with the program".
I pray and hope that my generation and future generations after me can continue to learn from the mistakes of the past and look to the future, with a firm desire to understand and help each other....
Always respect your limitations. Acknowledge when things are getting too much that you can't handle it, or if they are not pushing you to the best of your ability. Having too much stress is not healthy, but having too little doesn't help you grow. Make sure you find that balance in your life, and always strive to maintain that balance.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Even when it can sometimes feel as though the whole world doesn't seem to care about you, there is always SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, who thinks the world of you.......
A friend in need is a friend indeed