Physics Simulation Game [POWDER] : Standard powder.[WATER] : Water splash.[FIRE] : Fire spark.[SEED] : Cast seeds to grow trees.[G-POWDER] : Gunpowder. 40 Lessons for Finding Strength in Hard Times post written by: Marc Chernoff Sometimes you have to die a little on the inside first in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger, smarter version of yourself. Nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, someone they need, or something they thought was meant to be. But it is these losses that make us stronger and eventually move us toward future opportunities for growth and happiness. Over the past five years Angel and I have dealt with several hardships, including the sudden death of a sibling, the loss of a best friend to illness, betrayal from a business partner, and an unexpected (breadwinning) employment layoff. These experiences were brutal.
Metaperceptions: How Do You See Yourself? I gave a toast at my best friend's wedding last summer, a speech I carefully crafted and practiced delivering. And it went well: The bride and groom beamed; the guests paid attention and reacted in the right spots; a waiter gave me a thumbs-up. I was relieved and pleased with myself. Until months later—when I saw the cold, hard video documentation of the event.
Dust If You Must...Inspirational Poem from WrensWorld.com Dust if you must. But wouldn't it be better to paint a picture, or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant a seed. Ponder the difference between want and need. Dust if you must. But there is not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb! Music to hear, and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.
Interlude: Prayers We offer this eclectic collection of prayers for your inspiration. Prayers for All Buddhist Prayers Native American Prayers African American Prayers Prayers for All For Unity of Faiths What Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Can Teach Us about Life, Happiness and Pain Image by mathias-erhart (license). Note: This is a guest post by Michael Miles of Effortless Abundance. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross was a Swiss born psychiatrist who spent much of her career writing and speaking about illness, death and dying. I'll Never Be Happy Angry people often complain that they are not happy. Everything seems to go wrong. The world is an opponent, and life is an uphill battle. Much of this unhappy reality is symptomatic of choices angry people automatically yet actively make - without thought, and without awareness of an underlying mind-set. Happiness is kept at bay because less important things get in the way. Consider an argument with a loved one.
The Golden Rule: Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated There’s something I needed to be reminded of today: Simple? Yes. Easy to do? Not always. The Random Acts Of Kindness Foundation Kindness has been my personal response to terror. My wife, Shoshana, was murdered by a suicide bomber. She was one of over 100 victims that were killed or injured on August 9, 2001 at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem. Sometimes I wonder whether telling my story can really help others.
How to Change the World Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts I’ll be doing as part of a partnership with Microsoft and Office Web Apps. Over the next two weeks, I’ll cover everything a budding entrepreneur needs to turn an idea into an enchanting investment opportunity—from the perfect pitch to a killer business plan to financial forecasts. I’m going to start with a little dissertation on creating effective PowerPoint pitches for your company. I embedded the sample deck for you to click through by using the PowerPoint Web App. When you’re ready to get started, you can download the deck from my public SkyDrive folder and use it as the starting point for your own perfect pitch. Enjoy!
How to Stay Unhappy! It's one of the fundamental goals of most human beings: becoming and staying happy. Happiness is a feeling, a state of mind; it's something you create in your own brain. Over the years I've watched various friends search tirelessly for happiness by changing jobs, moving to new cities, pursuing intimate relationships, buying fancy cars and/or expensive boats, and tweaking all sorts of other external factors in their lives. And guess what? They are still unhappy!