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.
This comic beautifully illustrated the quote from Hugh Downs which I shared yesterday, “A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” In this case … a dog.
Two patients, ‘A’ and ‘B’, were admitted at the same time into the same ward, both having the same discomfort in the nose. While waiting for the test report to come back, ‘A’ said, “If it is cancerous, I’ll set off immediately to travel around the world; first stop will be Lhasa, prefecture-level city in Tibet.”
Yes, whenever we attempt on something for the first time, it may seem impossible that we will ever get good in doing it. Give yourself a break; Thomas Edison didn’t get the light bulb to work in his first attempt and he didn’t even came close to making it work in the hundredth time. And have you read about the story of Colonel Sanders who started KFC from scratch in his retirement years?
Don’t get it wrong that the word patience literally means ‘waiting for things to happen.’ As much as there is waiting involves, there is also work to be done, before and during the waiting.
Next fall, when you see geese heading South for the Winter, flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way: as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in “V” formation the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.