The Lord Is My Shepherd

One of my favorite Prayer. It is a verse actually in the bible, famously known as Psalm 23. It make us feel comfortable being the Lord is our shepherd.

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
   I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


The Fisherman and the Businessman

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small village. As he sat, he saw a fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?”
The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”

“Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch even more?” The businessman was astonished.

“This is enough to feed my whole family,” the fisherman said.

The businessman then asked, “So, what do you do for the rest of the day?”
The fisherman replied, “Well, I usually wake up early in the morning, go out to sea and catch a few fish, then go back and play with my kids. In the afternoon, I take a nap with my wife, and evening comes, I join my buddies in the village for a drink - we play guitar, sing and dance throughout the night.”

The businessman offered a suggestion to the fisherman.

“I am a PhD in business management. I could help you to become a more successful person. From now on, you should spend more time at sea and try to catch as many fish as possible. When you have saved enough money, you could buy a bigger boat and catch even more fish. Soon you will be able to afford to buy more boats, set up your own company, your own production plant for canned food and distribution network. By then, you will have moved out of this village where you can set up a head quarter to manage your other branches.”

The fisherman continues, “And after that?”

The businessman laughs heartily, “After that, you can live like a king in your own house, and when the time is right, you can go public and float your shares in the Stock Exchange, and you will be rich.”

The fisherman asks, “And after that?”

The businessman says, “After that, you can finally retire, you can move to a house by the fishing village, wake up early in the morning, catch a few fish, then return home to play with kids, have a nice afternoon nap with your wife, and when evening comes, you can join your buddies for a drink, play the guitar, sing and dance throughout the night!”

The fisherman was puzzled, “Isn’t that what I am doing now?”

(This story is taken from the book of Paulo Coelho)


We make difference by how we treat people

A man went to Church. He forgot to switchoff and his phone rang in the church accidentally during prayer. The Pastor scolded him. The worshippers admonished him after prayers for interrupting the silence. His wife kept on lecturing him on his carelessness all the way home. One could see the shame, embarrassment and humiliation on his face. 

After all this, he never stepped foot in the church again. 

That evening, he went to a bar.

He was still nervous and trembling. He spilled his drink on the table by accident.The waiter apologized and gave him a napkin to clean himself.The Janitor mopped the floor. The female manager offered him a complimentary drink. She also gave him a huge hug and a peck while saying, "Don't worry man. Who doesn't make mistakes?". He has not stopped going to that bar since then.


Everything happens for a purpose

A king had a male servant who, in all circumstances always said to him, "My king, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes."

One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the servant managed to kill the animal but couldn't prevent his majesty from losing a finger. Furious and without showing gratitude, the king said, "if God was good, I would not have been attacked and lost one finger."

The servant replied, "despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good and everything He does is perfect, He is never wrong".

Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his servant.

While being taken to prison, he told the king again, "God is Good and Perfect".

Another day, the king left alone for another hunt and was captured by savages who use human beings for sacrifice.

On the altar, the savages found out that the king didn't have one finger in place, he was released because he was considered not "complete" to be offered to the gods.

On his return to the palace, he ordered the release of his servant and said, "My friend, God was really good to me. I was almost killed but for lack of a single finger, I was let go". But I have a question, "If God is so good, why did He allow me to put you in prison?"

His servant replied, "My king, if I had not been put in prison, I would have gone with you, and would have been sacrificed, because I have no missing finger".

Everything God does is perfect, He is never wrong. Often we complain about life, and the negative things that happen to us, forgetting that everything happens for a purpose.

No business is free

No business is free

A man established a zoo and made the entrance fee of $70 but no one went there.
He reduced it to $50 but still no one came.
He then reduced the fee to $15 but still people didn't come.
Finally, he made it FREE entrance and soon, the zoo was filled with people.
Then he quietly locked the gate of the zoo, set the lions free and made the exit fee of $200 and everyone paid!
✔️MORAL LESSON: As you go about in life, beware of free offers, they can be terrible. No business is free!

Repost from facebook | Image from google search Safari Zoo

An advice of a father to his son

One day a son came to his father for an advice. "Dad, I can’t do it,"  he said. "Those practices only exhaust me, and the result doesn’t change. It must be not destined for me to play football and my dream will never come true."

The father looked at his son, then said, "It's not time to make a change, just relax, take it easy.  You're still young, that's your fault.  There's so much you have to know."

His son was about to sing along when he stopped and said, "Joke."

Then the father became serious and said, " You know son, every person in life has a dream, a goal, a wish. They are the ones who make us do what we are doing, because it’s what we should do. We have to fight for what we believe in, what we feel. In other case, you will simply brake. Once - and for all. As thought you were never there.

The easiest way is to quit everything and not go until the end, because the path is difficult and we are not used to inconveniences. We want everything to be easy and at once. But the wishes are fleeting! This is how our dream dies, and the goal becomes unreachable. Gradually, life becomes a routine without depth and meaning. Then one day, we try to forget and start everything from the beginning, we wait for a new day to make our life different. But new obstacles come in our way, and we stop again. We become full of despair and anger for our own impotence… But you only need to remember one thing: never give up, fight, battle. It doesn’t matter that you have lost one battle and even dozens of battles. Life goes on!

Your biggest enemies are hiding in you – laziness, fear, doubt, indecision. Be a warrior of your dream, a knight of your goal and a soldier of your wishes."


10 Amazing Foods That Boost Your Metabolism

Everyone has different metabolic rate. This metabolic rate becomes slower as the we, people grows old, that's a general notion, applicable for most of us, while there are naturally born with really fast metabolism.
Doing regular exercise, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water are three of the best things you can do to speed up your metabolism. In addition, foods mentioned below will help boost metabolism.

1. Omega-3 fatty acids
2. Foods high in calcium
3. Citrus fruits
4. Spices
5. Apples and pears
6. Coffee and green tea
7. Soups
8. Broccoli
9. Whole grains: oatmeal and brown rice
10. Hot peppers


Simple yet powerful breathing app - Breathe Well

Breathing is essential to life.. no one could live in a minute without breathing. While there are numerous benefits of breathing, this particular article doesn't list that here. While there are also techniques in breathing, it won't be listed here as well.

This article is to share my favorite android app to aid proper breathing. The app is called Breathe Well.

You don't need to read several books and research articles about breathing, just simple install the app and it will instantly guide you through the breathing exercises.. (and techniques as well overtime as you listen to your breath and discover what's best for you)

This is a free app. Hope it will always and be forever free. Thanks to the developer of this app. Just go to Android market place and install it.

For now..



Take A Yoga Break At Your Desk

If you are really that type of person who sits down or in the office for 8 hours or more a day, this simple yoga trick is good for you!

Just breathe. The breath is a very powerful tool in yoga. “By using a relaxed breath that is slow
and deep we begin to release tension.

Try sitting quietly in your chair, eyes closed, and observe your breath for a few minutes. Is it shallow? Fast or slow?

Concentrate on slowing your breathing down comfortably without forcing it.

Once this breath is mastered it can be used any time or place to relax.

Palming. Eyes tired and strained?

Sitting at your desk, rub the palms of your hands together in a circular motion (you’ll feel your hands become warm) as you inhale.

Elbows resting comfortably on your desk, lean forward, covering your eyes with your palms and slowly exhale.

Visualize any tension in your face melting or floating away. Repeat several times.

Head Movements. To relax your face, neck and shoulders.

Sit in a chair or stand, comfortably relaxed.

Inhale slowly. Exhale as you allow your head to slowly and comfortably move forward, coordinated with the breath.

Inhale slowly as you raise your head.

Exhale and slowly turn your head to one side, without straining.

Inhale and move your head back to center.

Repeat to the other side.

Exhale lowering your head toward your chest

Inhale slowly and raise your head again. Repeat many times.

Forward bend. To stretch out your body try any variation of a forward bend.

First remove your shoes and stand by your desk with feet about shoulder’s width apart. Inhaling slowly, raise your arms overhead, coordinating the movement of your arms with your breath.

Pause. Exhale and slowly bend forward from the waist. If you are very flexible, bend toward the floor (keep knees bent slightly and do not strain or force yourself forward).

Place your hands on your thighs, knees or the floor -- whatever is comfortable for you.

Pause. Inhale as you slowly straighten your body, raising your arms overhead.

Pause, exhale and lower arms to your side. Repeat several times. If you are not very flexible, simply bend over toward the top of your desk instead of the floor.


Common Chat Abbreviations

Here are common chat abbreviations. We're pretty sure you are familiar with these online jargons and some additions to what you already know.

Arranged alphabetically for your convenience.

ATM - At the moment
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way -or- Bring The Wheelchair
B4N - Bye For Now
BCNU - Be Seeing You
BFF - Best Friends Forever -or- Best Friend's Funeral
CYA - Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read
DILLIGAS - Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
FWIW - For What It's Worth -or- Forgot Where I Was
GR8 - Great
ILY - I Love You
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IRL - In Real Life
ISO - In Search Of
J/K - Just Kidding
L8R - Later
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love -or- Living On Lipitor
LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister
MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
NP - No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
NUB - New person to a site or game
OIC - Oh, I See
OMG - Oh My God
OT - Off Topic
POV - Point Of View
RBTL - Read Between The Lines
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
RT - Real Time -or- ReTweet
THX or TX or THKS - Thanks
SH - Sh** Happens
SITD - Still In The Dark
SOL - Sh** Out of Luck -or- Sooner Or Later
STBY - Sucks To Be You
SWAK - Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
TFH - Thread From Hell
RTM or RTFM - Read The Manual -or- Read The F***ing Manual
TLC - Tender Loving Care
TMI - Too Much Information
TTYL - Talk To You Later -or- Type To You Later
TYVM - Thank You Very Much
VBG - Very Big Grin
WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
WTF - What The F***
WYWH - Wish You Were Here
XOXO - Hugs and Kisses
2moro - Tomorrow
2nite - Tonight

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