I have learned :

I've learned

That you cannot make someone love you, all you can do is 

be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them that 

no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back. 

I've learned- 

That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to 

destroy it. That it's not what you have in your life but who 

you have in your life that counts. 


I've learned - 

That you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. 

After that, you better know something. That you shouldn't 

compare yourself to the best others can do. That you can do

 something in an instant that will give you heartache for life. 

I've learned- 

That it's taking me a long time to become the person that 

I want to be. That you should always leave loved ones 

with loving words. It may be the last time you see them. 

I've learned- 

That you can keep going long after you can't. That we 

are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. 

I've learned- 

That either you control your attitude or it controls you. 

That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is 

a first, the passion fades and there had better be something 

else to take its place. 

I've learned- 

That heroes are the people who do what has to be done 

when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. 

That money is a lousy way of keeping score. 

I've learned- 

That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and 

have the best time. That sometimes the people you expect 

to kick you when you are down will be the ones to help 

you get back up. 

I've learned- 

That sometimes when I get angry I have the right to be angry, 

but it doesn't give me the right to be cruel. That true friendship 

continues to grow over the longest distance, and the same goes 

for true love. 

I've learned- 

That just because someone doesn't love you the way you want 

them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. 

That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences 

you've had and what you've learned from them and less to 

do with how many birthdays you've celebrated. 

I've learned- 

That you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely 

or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what 

tragedy it would be if they believed it. That no matter how 

good your friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in 

a while, and you must forgive them for that. 

I've learned- 

That it isn't always good enough to be forgiven by others. 

Sometimes you must learn to forgive yourself. That no matter 

how bad a heart is broken; the world doesn't stop for your grief. 

I've learned- 

That our background and circumstances may have influenced 

who we are, but we are responsible for whom we become. 

That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean that they 

don't love each other, and just because they don't argue, it 

doesn't mean they do. 

I've learned- 

That we don't have to change friends, if we understand that 

friends change. That two people can look at the exact same 

thing and see something totally different. 

I've learned- 

That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people 

who don't even know you. That even when you think you 

have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you 

will find the strength to help. 

I've learned- 

That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent 

human being. That the people you care about the most 

in life are taken from you too soon.

I've learned- 

That its hard to determine where to draw the line 

between being nice and not hurting someone else feelings 

or standing up for what you believe. That no matter what 

happens to me on earth or how much my faith falters, 

God's faith in me never dwindles or fails. 

I've learned- 

That life's lessons never end and wisdom can always be 

passed on.

35 fun things to do while driving


1. Have a friend ride in the back seat. Gagged. 

2. Roll down your windows and blast talk radio. Head bang. 

3. Wear snorkel gear and hang fish around from the ceiling. 

4. Two words: Chicken suit. 

5. Write the words "Help me" on your back window in red paint. 

    The more it looks like blood, the better. 

6. Pay the toll for the car behind you. Watch in rear view mirror as 

    toll collector tries to explain to next driver. 

7. Laugh. Laugh a lot. A whooooole lot. 

8. Stop at the green lights. 

9. Go at the red ones. 

10. Occasionally wave a stuffed animal/troll doll/Barbie out your 

      window or sunroof.  Feel free to make it dance. 

11. Eat food that requires silverware. 

12. Put your arms down the legs of an extra pair of trousers, put sneakers on 

      your hands, and lean the seat back as you drive. 

13. At stop lights, eye the person in the next car suspiciously. 

     With a look of fear, suddenly lock your doors. 

14. Honk frequently without motivation. 

15. Wave at people often. If they wave back, offer an offended and 

       angry look  as if they gave you an obscene gesture. 

16. At stop lights, ask people if they have any Grey Poupon. 

17. Let pedestrians know who's boss. 

18. Look behind you frequently, with a very paranoid look. 

19. Restart your car at every stop light. 

20. Hang numerous car-fresheners in the rear-view mirror. 

      Talk to  them,  stroking them lovingly. 

21. Lob burning things in the windows of smokers who throw 

      their butts out the window. 

22. Keep at least five cats in the car. 

23. Squeegee your windshield at every stop. 

24. If an fire truck comes up behind you, pull over, get on the roof of 

      your car, and do a cheer for them as they pass! 

25. Compliment other drivers on their skill and finesse. 

26. Have conversations, looking periodically at the passenger seat, 

      when driving alone. 

27. Stop and collect roadkill. 

28. Stop and pray for roadkill. 

29. Stop and cook roadkill. (If in Tennessee.) 

30. Throw Spam. Tape signs on windows protesting email abuse. 

31. Get in the fast lane and gradually... slow... down... to...a stop. 

      Then get out and watch the cars. 

32. Vary your vehicle's speed inversely with the speed limit. 

33. Drive off an exit ramp, ask for directions to the town you're in. 

      When they tell you you're there, look confused, glance at your map, 

       laugh, and exclaim, "Oh! Wrong state!" 

34. Sing without having the radio on. 

35. At stop lights, run out of your car, place pylons around you, 

      then gather them back up as the light changes and drive off...

Feel the correct steps

When you feel like frowning, 
Smile,
When you feel like crying,
Laugh,
When you feel like quitting,
Start over,
When you yelling,
Whisper,
When you feel like hating,
Love,
When you feel like falling,
Stand,
When you feel like giving up,
Hold on tighter,
When you feel like dying, 
Live,
When you feel like talking,
Listen,
When you feel like complaining,
Appreciate,
When you feel like closing your heart,
Care,
When you feel like you can't do it,
Try,
When you feel like you can't reach it,
Believe.

Out Dream is to Life

I suggest you read this...

Our Dream is to life, so why not live to dream? The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams and in the power or passion they bring. *Dream* But dreaming of the person we want to be, shadows the person we truly are. *Take risks* Be ambitious for better things but not too boastful. *Overcome obstacles* To see beyond the forest, you must first climb the tallest tree. Hard work always pays off sooner or later. *Love* The second best thing to do with your lips is smile so share that kiss. Love is giving someone the power to destroy you...but trusting them not to, everyones good at heart, they wont hurt you on purpose. We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly, so hold on, don't be to quick to let go, its not over to you give up.

*Believe* Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to. Believe you can and you're half way there, some of the most successful people, became it, because they believed. *Get stuck in* Take every opportunity and run with it, You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. *Be your own best friend* Find out who you are, and try not to be afraid of it because we live in a world full of people pretending to be something they're not. 

And if you only listen to one thing i've said, listen to this... We're not just here to casually stroll through life avoiding all the problems, Make the most of things, Grab every opportunity with both hands, Love like you've never been hurt, Dream like you meant it, because lifes a game, but you don't win or lose by playing by the rules, you only lose by not trying. Every great achievement was once considered impossible...

Truth

Make your nerves strong. What we want is 
muscles of iron and nerves of steel. 
We have wept long enough. No more weeping, 
but stand on your feet and be men. 

It is a man-making religion that we want.
It is man-making theories that we want. 
It is man-making education all round that we want. 

And here is the test of truth — anything that makes
you weak physically, intellectually, and spiritually, 
reject as poison; there is no life in it,
it cannot be true.

Truth is strengthening. Truth is purity, 
truth is all-knowledge; truth must be strengthening, 

must be enlightening, must be invigorating.

Strength

  • All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. 
  • Put forth your manly effort. Wretched people under the grip of lust and 
  • gold deserve to be looked upon with indifference. 
  • Keep up the deepest mental poise; take not even the slightest notice 
  • of what puerile creatures may be saying against you. 
  • Indifference! Indifference! Indifference! All power is within you; 
  • you can do anything and everything. Believe in that; 
  • do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are 
  • half-crazy lunatics as most of us believe now-a-days. 
  • You can do anything and everything, 
  • without even the guidance of any one.

Mistakes

Our mistakes have places here. Go on! 

Do not look back if you think you have done something that is not right. 

Now, do you believe you could be what you are today, 

had you not made those mistakes before? Bless your mistakes, then. 

They have been angels unawares. Blessed be torture! 

Blessed be happiness Do not care what be your lot. 

Hold on to the ideal. March on! 

Do not look back upon little mistakes and things. 

In this battlefield of ours, the dust of mistakes must be raised. 

Those who are so thin-skinned that they cannot bear the dust, 

let them get out of the ranks. 

No One to Blame

The sun goes down, its crimson rays 
        Light up the dying day; 
A startled glance I throw behind 
        And count my triumph shame; 
                No one but me to blame.

Each day my life I make or mar,
        Each deed begets its kind, 
Good good, bad bad, the tide once set 
        No one can stop or stem; 
                No one but me to blame.

I am my own embodied past; 
        Therein the plan was made; 
The will, the thought, to that conform, 
        To that the outer frame; 
                No one but me to blame.

Love comes reflected back as love, 
        Hate breeds more fierce hate, 
They mete their measures, lay on me 
        Through life and death their claim; 
                No one but me to blame.

I cast off fear and vain remorse, 
        I feel my Karma's sway 
I face the ghosts my deeds have raised — 
        Joy, sorrow, censure, fame; 
                No one but me to blame.

Good, bad, love, hate, and pleasure, pain 
        Forever linked go, 
I dream of pleasure without pain, 
        It never, never came; 
                No one but me to blame.

I give up hate, I give up love, 
        My thirst for life is gone; 
Eternal death is what I want, 
        Nirvanam goes life's flame; 
                No one is left to blame.

One only man, one only God, one ever perfect soul, 
One only sage who ever scorned the dark and dubious ways, 
One only man who dared think and dared show the goal 
— That death is curse, and so is life, and best when stops to be.

Om Nama Bhagavate Sambuddhâya 
Om, I salute the Lord, the awakened

The dog's Curly Tail

The dog's curly tail
There was a poor man who wanted some money; and somehow he had heard that if he could get hold of a ghost, he might command him to bring money or anything else he liked; so he was very anxious to get hold of a ghost.

He went about searching for a man who would give him a ghost, and at last he found a sage with great powers, and be sought his help. The sage asked him what he would do with a ghost. "I want a ghost to work for me; teach me how to get hold of one, sir; I desire it very much," replied the man.

But the sage said, "Don't disturb yourself, go home." The next day the man went again to the sage and began to weep and pray, "Give me a ghost; I must have a ghost, sir, to help me." At last the sage was disgusted, and said, "Take this charm, repeat this magic word, and a ghost will come, and whatever you say to him he will do. But beware; they are terrible beings, and must be kept continually busy. If you fail to give him work, he will take your life." The man replied, "That is easy; I can give him work for all his life."

Then he went to a forest, and after long repetition of the magic word, a huge ghost appeared before him, and said, "I am a ghost. I have been conquered by your magic; but you must keep me constantly employed. The moment you fail to give me work I will kill you." The man said, "Build me a palace,", and the ghost said, "It is done; the palace is built." "Bring me money," said the man. "Here is your money," said the ghost. "Cut this forest down, and build a city in its place." "That is done," said the ghost, "anything more?"

Now the man began to be frightened and thought he could give him nothing more to do; he did everything in a trice. The ghost said, "Give me something to do or I will eat you up." The poor man could find no further occupation for him, and was frightened. So he ran and ran and at last reached the sage, and said, "Oh, sir, protect my life!" The sage asked him what the matter was, and the man replied, "I have nothing to give the ghost to do. Everything I tell him to do he does in a moment, and he threatens to eat me up if I do not give him work." Just then the ghost arrived, saying, "I'll eat you up," and he would have swallowed the man. The man began to shake, and begged the sage to save his life.

The sage said, "I will find you a way out. Look at that dog with a curly tail. Draw your sword quickly and cut the tail off and give it to the ghost to straighten out." The man cut off the dog's tail and gave it to the ghost, saying, "Straighten that out for me." The ghost took it and slowly and carefully straightened it out, but as soon as he let it go, it instantly curled up again.

Once more he laboriously straightened it out, only to find it again curled up as soon as he attempted to let go of it. Again he patiently straightened it out, but as soon as he let it go, it curled up again. So he went on for days and days, until he was exhausted and said, "I was never in such trouble before in my life. I am an old veteran ghost, but never before was I in such trouble." "I will make a compromise with you;" he said to the man, "you let me off and I will let you keep all I have given you and will promise not to harm you." The man was much pleased, and accepted the offer gladly.

This world is like a dog's curly tail, and people have been striving to straighten it out for hundreds of years; but when they let it go, it has curled up again. How could it be otherwise?

One must first know how to work without attachment, then one will not be a fanatic. When we know that this world is like a dog's curly tail and will never get straightened, we shall not become fanatics. If there were no fanaticism in the world, it would make much more progress than it does now. It is a mistake to think that fanaticism can make for the progress of mankind.

On the contrary, it is a retarding element creating hatred and anger, and causing people to fight each other, and making them unsympathetic. We think that whatever we do or possess is the best in the world, and what we do not do or possess is of no value. So, always remember the instance of the curly tail of the dog whenever you have a tendency to become a fanatic.

The Sweet Banana Importance



This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy is n’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that 
the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you 
feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER
200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

HEARTBURN
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads 
to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.


TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, 
and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. 
So maybe its time to change that well-known 
phrase so that we say, 
‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’