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A Little Inspiration

In Inspiring on August 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Cranky Old Man

In A Look Into Our World on August 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM

What do you see nurses? What do you see?
What are you thinking when you’re looking at me?
A cranky old man, not very wise,
Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice, ‘I do wish you’d try!’
Who seems not to notice the things that you do.
And forever is losing a sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill?
Is that what you’re thinking? Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse. You’re not looking at me.
I’ll tell you who I am as I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, as I eat at your will.
I’m a small child of ten, with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters who love one another
A young boy of sixteen with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now a lover he’ll meet.
A groom soon at twenty my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows that I promised to keep.
At twenty-five, now I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide and a secure happy home.
A man of thirty, my young now grown fast,
Bound to each other with ties that should last.
At forty, my young sons have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me to see I don’t mourn.
At fifty, once more, babies play ‘round my knee,
Again, we know children, my loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me. My wife is now dead.
I look at the future. I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing young of their own.
And I think of the years, and the love that I’ve known.
I’m now an old man and nature is cruel.
It’s jest to make old age look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles. Grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass, A young man still dwells,
And now and again my battered heart swells.
I remember the joys, I remember the pain.
And I’m loving and living life over again.
I think of the years, all too few, gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people. Open and see.
Not a cranky old man.
Look closer .. See.. Me.

The man who wrote this poem lived in a nursing home in Australia. When he passed away the nurses went through his possessions and found this beautiful poem. This poem teaches us not to judge someone by how they look but by who they are. It teaches us to live each day to the fullest so that when we look back at our lives we do not regret and wonder what could have been. So live each day like its your last. Make the right decisions and treat everyone with respect and love. For when we become older, we do not want to look back in shame but in happiness that we lived and loved.

Aim for the Sky

In Inspiring on August 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”

-Bernice Johnson Reagon

Many people are scared of failing and its a normal feeling. However, when you let rejection and failure control your life that’s when its toxic. People who let these feelings control their lives no longer strive to better themselves. Instead they settle for a mediocre position where they know they’re safe. This is not a healthy way to live. We should be out there each day challenging ourselves to be the best that we can be and not settle.

I, myself, am guilty of letting rejection control my decisions. I know I am capable of doing so much more with my life but I’m scared of failing. When friends tell me of job openings I constantly turn them down because I feel that I am unqualified or that they want someone with more experience. But that’s where I need to change my perspective. It doesn’t matter if the business turns me down, at least I tried.

See the key here is that you need to TRY. Even if you are not fully qualified for the job the interviewer might like your personality and decide that they can train you for the position. Or maybe the interviewer decides that you are more qualified for a different position they are looking for. You never know where you’ll end up if you don’t put yourself out there and try. We need to aim high and hope that we are the best and most qualified and even if we’re not we will still end up where we’re suppose to be. Give yourself a chance. You might be surprised at where you end up.

Life Changing Quotes

In Inspiring on August 9, 2012 at 3:07 PM


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
-Dr. Seuss

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
-Marilyn Monroe

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
-Mae West

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
-Robert Frost

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
-Oscar Wilde

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
-Andre Gide

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
-Mother Teresa

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.”
-Arundhati Roy

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s Nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
-William W. Purkey

The Old Verses the New

In Inspiring on July 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

This picture and quote is truly inspiring. Many people in this world, not just married couples, no longer have the mindset to fix what is broken. Many couples nowadays just take the easy way out and throw away everything they had before. But my question to them is: If you truly loved your significant other, why would you give up so easily now? I know that if my boyfriend and I were wedded, I would do everything in my power to fight for what we have. I would never give up because this is the man that I fell in love with. He is the reason for my laughter and happiness. He makes me whole.

What people need to realize is that nothing is easy. It takes hard work to survive and what makes things a little bit easier is having the love of your life fighting each day by your side.

Did you know the divorce rate in the U.S. is:

41% for the first marriage
60% for the second marriage
73% for the third marriage

I don’t know about you, but I will be fighting against the statistics and I will do everything in my power to fix what is broken instead of giving up.