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Looking for a quote

A friend  sent me an email asking me to help her to find something very peculiar: she wanted a quote with a “powerful message of hope, love, inspiration, and prosperity.”

Wow! I confess the first quote that came to my mind was “Jesus Saves.” But I knew it was not exactly what she was looking for…

Internet knows everything, is that right? The first website that resulted from the google search said  ”What a powerful artist.  His message of hope and being the miracle we all want in our lives is  talents to impart a message of hopeloveinspiration, and joy to others.  ”

It was an article about Michael Jackson in a website from a Spiritual and Personal Development Community. Actually, very interesting website, I  bookmarked it!

Well, when we have a challenging  jigsaw-puzzle the first thing we do is to split all the pieces in smaller groups – based on the picture details, or colors, or shapes, or any other similarities.) Actually this method applies to every complex problem: divide and conquer is very used in computer science.  The idea is break down the complex problem into smaller, solvable little problems. 

Bellow are some of the quotes I found in my research:

  • “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”    –Roger Miller
  • “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller
  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”  – Woody Allen
  • “Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth” –  Mark Twain  (!!!)
  • “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”  – Thomas Edison 
  • “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
  • “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” — Henry Ford
  • “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” -- Elmer Letterman 
  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery 
  • “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ” — Rajph Waldo Emerson 
  • “Every wall is a door.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill
  • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller
  • “Knowledge is love and light and vision.” – Helen Keller

For more quotes, see  Stephen’s Quotations Database

Posted 11 years, 6 months ago.

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Smart woman!

This happened to my mother-in-law, nearly forty years ago. When she and her two kids came back to the car, she realized that she had locked the keys inside the car.

Well, she looked for a pay phone, called her husband at his office one hour away, and after he complained, he agreed to meet her with the spare keys.

Ten minutes after the phone call, she realized the passenger door was unlocked. But her husband was already on his way… there was no way to contact him (remember, that’s was a time where cell phones did not exist yet!).

She had no hesitation: she immediately locked the passenger door and threatened the kids to never talk about it to anybody, especially their father! smile-closed-eyes

I am not sure how many years later she told him the truth… but I am sure both of them laughed a lot!

Posted 11 years, 7 months ago.

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Sad because you lost something?

Every time I feel sad because I missed (or lost!) something, I remember what happened to a friend of mine.

They were driving from Atlanta to Orlando on vacation, in a big rental van: mother, husband, kids, nephews.

They stopped at a small gas station in “the middle of nowhere” for gas and bathroom break.
When she was helping her 2 years old daughter to xxxx, the car keys, that were in her shirt pocket, felt on the toilet. The toilet had automatic flushing system…

Yes, my friend lost the rental van keys in a toilet, 3 hours away from any other rental place office, with 4 kids, an old lady, and a hysterical husband screaming at her. And everything, including her purse, was locked inside the van.

When we put it in perspective, why were we sad?

Posted 11 years, 7 months ago.

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