the stones that others hurl you can be used to hurt you and can bury you alive if you allow them to. However, we have a choice to take the stones which are thrown at us to build a monument. We cannot stop others from throwing stones at us but we sure can choose what to do with the stones.
One lesson which I had learnt many years ago from a business leader, was to be humble like the bamboo; the higher it goes, the lower it ‘bows.’ Bamboo, which is commonly known in the Chinese culture as one of the four gentlemen, namely the orchid, the bamboo, the chrysanthemum and the plum blossom, and also as three friends of winter, namely the pine, the bamboo and the plum. According to China Daily, “… bamboo is a symbol of virtue. It reflects people’s souls and emotions.”
She packed her belongings to return home but one decision she made, after reading a dairy from when she was young, change her life forever.
Genius or insanity? What this guy built, over 5 years, with manila file folders and dabs of glue are brilliant and it will blow your mind away.
Children in an Indonesian village in the district of Lebak having to climb over a collapsed bridge to make their way to school. They say they prefer to take this perilous route because a detour to the next bridge would add half an hour to their journey.
Like the muscles in our bodies, we need to constantly workout our minds to fill it up with positive affirmations that life us up instead of putting us down. We do not need more negativity; there are more than enough going on around us. Be the force of positive goodness around people and inspire them to not only feel good about themselves but to be the great beings they were born to be.
May these quotes about the spirit of Christmas help you find the greatest joy in the simplest things and rejoice in the spirit of giving and forgiving.