Root for the success of people you know as well as for people you don't know. (That about covers it for the people on our planet.) Whenever someone is successful in some endeavor, root for him and cheer. If this doesn't come naturally to you, you aren't alone. The first reaction of many people is that this sounds impossible. But I can testify that it is a learn-able skill if you practice.
How do you practice? Bill Gates' fortune has increased? Cheer for him. You see the announcement of an engagement, cheer for the happy couple. Someone wins an award for anything: Cheer! Someone wins a lottery: Cheer for the winner. Someone has achieved scholastically, created a new invention, has written another book, composed a new song: Cheer!
"Why should I do this?" some readers might ask.
"Because it feels great to be joyous and this is one of the best ways to consistently experience joy," is the answer.
From now on be more aware of the choices you will be making throughout your life whenever you hear about someone's success. You can choose to be envious. This choice gives you nothing but pain. Or you can choose to be neutral. With this choice you don't suffer, but you miss out on a lot of life's potential for joy. Or you can choose to experience joy because of the joy of others. With this choice, you will have unlimited opportunities to experience joy. A wise choice, isn't it?
Love Yehuda Lave
Here's your English lesson for the day!
"Complete" or "Finished"?
No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference between "complete" and "finished." However, during a recent linguistic conference, held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter when he was asked to make that very distinction.
The question put to him by a colleague in the erudite audience was this: "Some say there is no difference between 'complete' and 'finished.' Please explain the difference in a way that is easy to understand."
Mr. Balgobin's response: "When you marry the right woman, you are 'complete.' If you marry the wrong woman, you are 'finished.' And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are 'completely finished.'"
His answer received a five minute standing ovation.
Super-antibiotic could wipe out diseases from MRSA to TB
In tests, the new medicine, called teixobactin, rapidly cured infections that should have been fatal, say scientists reporting in the journal Nature.
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13 January 2015
Subject: The Warbirds
Anyone who ever looked up and saw any of these in the past 70 years will enjoy seeing them again in flight and with SOUND!
Go FULL SCREEN WITH SOUND - 2 minute video.