The miracles of Jesus are astonishing and this unpopular one is really amazing!
It is called the miracle of “suddenly”. I’m sure you’ve heard of men who turned legitimate millionaires overnight.
Have there not been men who left home as mere men but returned same day as heroes? Or haven’t we seen men who were servants yesterday, but today they are masters? That is the miracle of “one moment, and the next …”. It talks about a sudden good outcome.
Life at times, may be tough, but it’s a lot tougher when one is not paying attention.
Some group of 1st year students of MBBS were attending their first anatomy class.
They all gathered around the surgery table. On the table was a real dead man.
The Professor started the class by telling them two important qualities of a doctor.
The 1st is, NEVER BE DISGUSTED FOR ANYTHING ABOUT THE BODY. As an example, he inserted a finger into the dead man’s anus and tasted it in his own mouth.
Dont be too hard on yourself or others, strokes of genius don’t necessarily manifest early for everyone. Some are born prodigies and some can be described as late bloomers. The following story is striking , thought provoking and inspiring.
Ben Fountain was an associate in the real-estate practice at the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, just a few years out of law school, when he decided he wanted to write fiction. The only thing Fountain had ever published was a law-review article. His literary training consisted of a handful of creative-writing classes in college. He had tried to write when he came home at night from work, but usually he was too tired to do much. He decided to quit his job.
You’ll agree with me that there are secrets to success, there are joys of success, so there are pains of success too. But what are Oprah’s views?
According to Oprah, among the joys of success is the pleasure of owning a mansion and a private jet.
Bombardier. Photo credit: the Wall Street Journal
During a speech to Duke University’s graduating class, Oprah talked about these secrets and joys of success.
“It’s great to have a nice home. It’s great to have nice homes!…” she told the students. “It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.”
For her, flying in a private jet is one of the great material perks that money can buy. (Apparently Oprah’s ride is a $42 million custom-build Global Express XRS built by Bombardier Aerospace).
However, more importantly, she went on to explain that “you haven’t completed the circle of success until you help someone else move to a higher ground and get to a better place.”
Oprah thinks it’s great to have a private jet if you can afford it, but then, she also thinks it’s necessary to help other people succeed. What do you think?
Original article was by By Robert Frank: http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2009/05/11/oprah-its-great-to-have-a-private-jet/
There lived a great man named Aristotle of Greece. He laid a great foundation for today’s exploits. Read a few things about this legend.
Did you know, Aristotle was a student of Plato and in turn, he (Aristotle) tutored the famous king, Alexander the Great? Aristotle was, and remains a great man. He is a man of many parts: he studied many subjects possible at the time and made significant contributions. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, poetry, theater, music, rhetorics, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. According to Wikipedia, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. His writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality (virtue ethics), aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.
Interestingly, Aristotle, means “the best purpose”. Unfortunately, in some environments, Aristotle shortened as ARISTO is a word used in a negative sense, the sugar-daddy relationships. But in truth, Aristotle is a good name which also stands for great achievements.
Watch this BBC Review:Why Are So Many Great Men Short?
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Sources of Inspiration are all around us. Nature is particularly a good teacher. Twas nature that sparked the genesis of the frozen food industry.
It all happened when Clarence Birdseye took a vacation in Canada and saw some Salmon that had been naturally frozen in the ice and then thawed. When they were cooked he noticed how fresh they tasted. He borrowed the idea and the mighty frozen food industry was born.
Be conscious of the lessons nature brings, for such could be clue to the next good thing that happens to your world, to our world!
Just like we daily check our faces in the mirrow, certain words are worth remembering everyday.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
Many challenges have workarounds. Be inspired by how this illiterate overcame his limitation.
An illiterate man travels abroad. He visits a Restaurant. ‘Wants to order for chicken but can’t remember what chicken is called in English. Luckily he sees another man at the next table with 6 eggs in his plate. Happily he calls out to the waiter and, pointing at the eggs in the man’s plate, he instructs, “Abeg… gimme their mama”
Think of a workaround before labeling that situation as impossible.
You may have been using Facebook, but then, knowledge of a few Tips and tricks can enhance your overall experience.
Yes, in a world and time where Quickies (: quick starts, quick money, quick business, quick knowledge, …) appear an attractive option, don’t forget that due diligence or if you like, patience for details can make a world of difference.
Invest a little time to read thru these Facebook tips, tricks, and tools; they will enhance your overall user experience.
1. How to Appear Offline to certain friends
By opening your Facebook chat window, clicking the settings icon in the upper right corner, and then navigating to “Advanced Settings,” you can customize your chat experience by appearing offline to certain people on your friends list. This tweak will be especially helpful for those with chatty acquaintances who like to talk .
2. How to easily de-activate App Notifications for a cleaner experience
By going into your account settings, then navigating to the “Notifications” tab on the left side of the page, you can browse the applications that have permission to populate your news feed. If you find that a friend has spammed your feed with an excessive number of app notifications, simply deactivate the offending app. It’s easier than breaking off the friendship.
4. How to Download your entire Facebook history
Ever wanted to browse your entire Facebook profile at once — including every status update you’ve ever submitted? Facebook makes it easy: Under your Account Settings page, a small link will appear at the very bottom of the options list. Click “Download a copy of your Facebook data” to begin the process of securing your entire archive.