*HippysThemes* Shared Themes by Hippy & Friends...(HUGS INN !!!)
I know what he means. I once saw a novelty item - it was a can of dehydrated water. The instructions read: Open can. Just add water.
We live in a world that craves instant gratification; instant satisfaction. Just add water. Ready to eat. Cooks in one minute. No need to wait.
One old story tells of a judge who questioned the defendant. “What are you charged with?” he asked.
“Doing my Christmas shopping early,” replied the man.”
“That’s no offense,” said the judge. “How early were you doing this shopping?”
“Before the store opened.”
Few of us will go to those extremes to satisfy our desire to “get it now,” but we know what we want and we wish we could have it yesterday. We don’t like to wait.
Yet waiting is a discipline we have to learn if we’re to be happy. Whether we learn to delay gratification or simply learn to be patient, we can’t live well without learning to wait.
There is certainly a place for decisiveness and action, but there is also a place for patience. Have you learned when to wait?
Wait for guidance...learn to be still.
Wait for wisdom...it will come with experience.
Wait for growth...it happens in the fullness of time.
Wait for the sunrise...there will be another day.
Wait and be contented...it is a secret to inner peace.
There is a time to act, but there is also a time to wait. Learn to tell what time it is - great things can happen for those who learn to wait. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well: “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”
Depression : how to battle it
One of the biggest and most common problems faced by the youth today is depression. At an age where you should be living the magical moments of your life fully and enjoying your youth .. people often fall into the grip of depression.
Depression is a very commonly used term .. a very loose term. Some people may just lose their favourite pen or something insignificant and fall into depression. Some people on the other hand are facing life threatening problems like The Syrians who are also facing depression.
Everybody has problems and
Your mind is a magnet. Thoughts get attracted to it everyday.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
A student replied, “A truck driver!”
Let’s hope you don’t meet that truck driver on the highway. But I have noticed that those who possesses even a fraction of that man’s passion often get where they want to go. The trick, of course, is to maintain enthusiasm.
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel got it right when he said:
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.
Nothing will kill a dream or douse the fire of a good idea more quickly than indifference. To whatever endeavor you commit yourself, be on guard primarily against that spirit-quenching attitude of apathy.
“Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something,” says former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton. “It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” What do you have a fire in your heart for? Most fires will go out if neglected - ask any camper who wakes up cold in the middle of the night. Our job in life is to discover the fire in our heart and to keep it burning. Feed it. Encourage it. Shelter it from those natural elements that threaten to extinguish it. In other words, find it and keep it lit.
Who knows what can happen?