This Van Delivers Human Kindness

Ever noticed the bathroom cleaners at the airport and thought, “Wow, I bet that job sucks”? Maybe you’ve felt pangs of guilt for leaving that towel on the ground after missing the trash can. Perhaps you’ve smiled at one of them as if to say “Thank you.” But I bet you haven’t given each one of them a candy bar and a thank-you note. Continue reading

The Battle of Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. Continue reading

How to Suffer Less

Life is a journey, and has its ups and downs.

During that journey, we sometimes experience moments of joy, celebrating in laughter and happiness. There are also other moments — sad, gloomy moments in which we experience suffering and despair.

Almost every one of us prefers the first kind of moments over the second. We prefer light over darkness, happiness over suffering, joy over despair. And we desire them so much that we cling to them as hard as we can, not wanting to let go of them. But it is not in our control to possess them, and no matter how strongly we try to hold on to them, they will always leave us empty-handed, making us feel down and disappointed.

At the same degree that we like the first kind of moments, we dislike the second kind of moments. We try our best to flee from them when we sense them approaching, doing anything possible to avoid experiencing them again — but to no avail. The more our minds are fixated on them, the more we attract them, and the more afraid we are of them, the more we are impacted by them.

All moments, whether pleasant or unpleasant, are temporary, lasting only for a while, until they dissolve and disappear into nothingness. Therefore the less we are attached to or repelled by them, the less we are bound to suffer.

Flowers, A Source of Inspiration Since Time Immemorial

The captivating beauty of flowers has always been a source of inspiration and fascination for people of all ages all around the world. Their intoxicating smell and the rainbow of colors, makes them a favorite of those who can appreciate their aesthetic qualities. Whether it is for expressing your love or as a gesture of affection or as a source of inspiration for poets, flowers are an integral part of our lives and are a staple on birthdays, funerals, graduation and weddings. They offer themselves as natural air fresheners, decorative elements, oils and scents, mood enhancers, medicinal herbs, pest repellent and most importantly serve the function of pollination which sustains our ecosystem. But besides being beautiful they also have a special meaning behind them.Sunflowers-as-an-Inspiration“Learn from nature’s beauty. These flowers are not only lovely when they’re in full bloom, but they also have meanings that can encourage and inspire you along life’s journey”

Below are some Flowers with their commonly accepted traits: Continue reading