I Believe

 

I BELIEVE ~~
 
 
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we live!
Have a seat. Relax . . .
And read this slowly.

 

 

 

 

 

I Believe…
That just because two people argue, It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, It doesn’t mean they do love each other.
 

 

I Believe…
That we don’t have to change friends if We understand that friends change.
 

 

I Believe…
That no matter how good a friend is,they’re going to hurt you every once in a while, and you must forgive them for that.
 

 

I Believe…
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
 

 

I Believe…
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
 

 

I Believe…
That it’s taking me a long time To become the person I want to be.
 

 

I Believe…
That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
 

 

I Believe…
That you can keep going long after you think you can’t.
 

 

I Believe…
That we are responsible for what We do, no matter how we feel.
 

 

I Believe…
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
 

 

I Believe…
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done, when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
 

 

I Believe…
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time
.
 

 

I Believe…
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up
.
 

 

I Believe…
That sometimes, when I’m angry, I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
 

 

I Believe…
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 Believe…
That it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
 

 

I Believe…
That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
 

 

I Believe…
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but, we are responsible for who we become.
 

 

I Believe…
That you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
 

 

I Believe…
Two people can look at the exact same thing And see something totally different.
 

 

I Believe…
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.
 

 

I Believe…
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 Believe…
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
 

 

I Believe…
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
 

 

I Believe…
That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in. I just did.
 

‘The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; They just make the most of everything they have.
 

Stress Management

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked 'How heavy is this glass of water?' Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.'

'If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.'
'If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm..'
'If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.'

'In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.'

He continued,

'And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on.'

'As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.'

'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow.'

'Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.'

'So my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.'


Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it..

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance!

* It's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

* We could learn a lot from crayons…. Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box..

* A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

 

Article Archive: http://www.appleseeds.org/Stress-Manage.htm

For Teachers, Coaches, Educators…

School teachers can practice in such a way that their thoughts, their words, and their actions nourish their students every moment of the day. The children in their class may have a lot of suffering. Perhaps their parents have not offered them enough of the appropriate kinds of food. They have not had the chance to receive right thinking, right speech, and right actions, and they’ve been wounded.

As a teacher, you look at the child and you see the suffering. And you know with right thinking, right speech, and right action you will be able to heal the child’s wounds. You have the ability to give that child a second chance by playing the role of the dad, the mom, for the child. The class can become a family.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Thich Nhat Hanh gems facebook

为什么人生气时说话用喊的?Why Do We SHOUT When Angry?

Why Do We SHOUT When Angry? 

Anger1

One day, a professor asked his students

‘Why do we SHOUT instead of speak when we are ANGRY?’

 

Anger2

All the students thought for a while. One answered ‘Because we lost our cool.

That’s why we SHOUT.’

 

Anger3

Asked the professor again, ‘But the person is just right next to you,

why can’t we talk softly but have to SHOUT?’

 

Anger4

Everyone gave their opinions but none was accepted by the professor.

 

Anger5

Lastly explained by the professor ‘When we are ANGRY, our hearts drift apart.

To mask the DISTANCE we felt,

we instinctively SHOUT instead of speak so the other party can hear us.’

 

Anger6

‘But as we SHOUT, we get ANGRIER. And we felt we drift apart further.

So we SHOUT even louder…’

 

Anger7

‘It is the opposite when we are in love. Not only we do not shout, we whisper into each other ears.

Why?’

‘This is because our hearts are very close, almost never apart.

 

Anger8

As our love deepen, we reach a state of communication where there is no need for words.’

 

Anger9

‘We understand each other well enough just by exchanging look,’ concluded the professor.

AngerEnd

‘Therefore, when we are arguing, DO NOT speak words that will make our hearts drift apart.

WAIT a few days.

When you feel your hearts are no longer far apart, pick up the conversation and continue from there.’

A Little Boy’s Anger

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down.

He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said "you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same."

When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. Always remember that a verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.


However, some types of anger are OK!
The type that doesn't hurt.
How is that possible? Read on:

Four Kinds of Anger by Zen Master Seung Sahn
http://www.kwanumzen.org/1976/four-kinds-of-anger/

脾氣很壞的男孩

脾氣很壞的男孩

從前,有一個脾氣很壞的男孩。他的爸爸給了他一袋釘子,告訴他,每次發脾氣或者跟人吵架的時候,就在院子的籬笆上釘一根。
 
第一天,男孩釘了37 根釘子。后面的几天他學會了控制自己的脾氣,每天釘的釘子也逐漸減少了。
 
他發現,控制自己的脾氣,實際上比釘釘子要容易的多。終于有一天,他一根釘子都沒有釘,他高興的把這件事告訴了爸爸。爸爸說:“從今以后,如果你一天都沒有發脾氣,就可以在這天拔掉一根釘子。”
 
日子一天一天過去,最后,釘子全被拔光了。爸爸帶他來到籬笆邊上,對他說:“兒子,你做得很好,可是看看籬笆上的釘子洞,這些洞永遠也不可能恢復了。”
 
就象你和一個人吵架,說了些難聽的話,你就在他心里留下了一個傷口,像這個釘子洞一樣。插一把刀子在一個人的身體里,再拔出來,傷口就難以愈合了。無論你怎么道歉,傷口總是在那兒。要知道,身體上的傷口和心靈上的傷口一樣都難以恢復。

脾气很坏的男孩

从前, 有一个脾气很坏的男孩,他的爸爸给了他一袋钉子,告诉他,每次发脾气或者跟人吵架的时候就,在院子的篱笆上钉一根。
 
第一天,男孩钉了37 根钉子。后面的几天他学会了控制自己的脾气,每天钉的钉子也逐渐减少了。
 
他发现,控制自己的脾气,实际上比钉钉子要容易的多。终于有一天,他一根钉子都没有钉,他高兴地把这件事告诉了爸爸。爸爸说:“从今以后,如果你一天都没有发脾气,就可以在这天拔掉一根钉子。”
 
日子一天一天过去,最后,钉子全被拔光了。爸爸带他来到篱笆边上,对他说:“儿子,你做得很好,可是看看篱笆上的钉子洞,这些洞永远也不可能恢复了。”
 
就象你和一个人吵架,说了些难听的话,你就在他心里留下了一个伤口,像这个钉子洞一样。插一把刀子在一个人的身体里,再拔出来,伤口就难以愈合了。无论你怎么道歉,伤口总是在那儿。要知道,身体上的伤口和心灵上的伤口一样都难以恢复的。